After the terrorist attack that happened in September 11, 2001, The United sStates has become more conscious about what would happen in case a scenario similar that day occurs. It has led to a concerted effort to put in place measures to make sure that it never happens again or if it does, it is more prepared to handle the situation. One immediate result of this was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. And now another step has been taken to further protect the American people â€“ the Personal Localized Alert Network. [Read more…]
In a move that surprised tech pundits, business insiders and the press, AT&T announced that they have purchased all of T-Mobile USA for almost $40 billion.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Deutsche Telekom AG (FWB: DTE) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. […]
With this transaction, AT&T commits to a significant expansion of robust 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) deployment to 95 percent of the U.S. population to reach an additional 46.5 million Americans beyond current plans â€“ including rural communities and small towns.Â This helps achieve the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and President Obamaâ€™s goals to connect â€œevery part of America to the digital age.â€ T-Mobile USA does not have a clear path to delivering LTE. (via Mobilize Everything by AT&T).
AT&T will face an uphill battle getting this deal approved by the feds as acquiring T-Mobile will make the company the sole GSM carrier in the US (not to mention make it even harder toÂ resurrectÂ net neutrality).
Although a majority of T-Mobile customers have expressed outrage regarding the deal upon Facebook, there are at least a few reasons why they may end up loving their AT&T overlords (at least in the near future). [Read more…]
Alright folks, this is it. The rumors, info leaks, and increasing anticipation over Google’s own mobile phone, tentatively named “Nexus One” maybe finally come to an end. Google was reportedly sending out invitation to media for “an Android press gathering.”
And then the invitation also mentioned something about the first Android-powered device that was launched last year, obviously referring to the HTC Android phone as just the beginning of what’s possible.
With the growing anticipation over what was previously reported that Google was handing out the Google Phone to its employees for testing, the said invitation could only confirm one thing – the Google Phone, or Nexus One may be opt for launch during the said Android event.
Adding excitement to this Android event was TMoNews’ reporting that T-Mobile will be supporting the new Google Phone. Â By support meaning – billing, coverage, features and rate plans. T-Mobile will not be dealing with technical and troubleshooting support as this will be handled directly by Google and HTC.
So, there. Something to watch out for as early as the first few days of 2010. Thank you Google for ushering in a more exciting tech scene for the new year. Can’t wait to find out what Google has in store for Nexus One.
If the application from T-Mobile and Orange is approved, it would make the combined company the largest operator in the UK, with a 37% market share, propelling it past O2.
The deal is due to be completed by November, with the two companies unsurprisingly speaking of the “substantial benefits to UK customers” the merger would bring.
The proposal has to get past competition regulators first. [Read more…]
AOLâ€™s Platform-A in partnership with T-Mobile USA, launched an unprecedented billion-impression web advertising campaign across Platform-A today and tomorrow. The first-of-its-kind advertising buy underscores Platform-Aâ€™s ability to reach more U.S. online consumers than any other online advertising business. Platform-A includes AOLâ€™s owned-and-operated sites, along with the thousands of sites in the Advertising.com third-party network.
Platform-A and T-Mobile collaborated to create the â€œT-Mobile Billion Block,â€ the most-expansive two-day ad buy in Platform-A history and will spotlight the T-Mobile G1 with Google, the first Android-powered mobile phone. Over a two-day period, the T-Mobile G1 will dominate a significant amount of AOL and other Platform-A inventory, and itâ€™s estimated that approximately 81.5 million consumers will be exposed to the new phone over the campaignâ€™s 48-hour run.
Meebo has launched Meebo for Android, an instant messaging application that brings free and open communication to T-Mobileâ€™s G1, the worldâ€™s first Android-powered mobile phone. Meebo for Android provides a simple â€œon the goâ€ instant messaging experience for anyone with a Meebo account, or an account on one of the popular IM services.
The application will be available as a download through the phone via the Android Market.
Meebo for Android includes: