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Now that it’s set to become part of AT&T, many T-Mobile customers are wondering, “Will they let me get out of my contract?” It’s the question T-Mobile doesn’t want to answer yet.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
It seems anyone with a cell phone contract has had the thought, whether due to owning an antiquated phone, moving to an area with no service, or dealing with an umpteenth dropped call: “When is my contract up?!”
This week’s news that AT&T (T) is buying the smaller company brought another thought to many T-Mobile customers, namely, “Will I be able to escape my contract because of this merger?” After all, many of T-Mobile’s clientele chose the smaller provider specifically because they liked the lower costs available to them on the nation’s fourth-largest carrier (to be clear, it’s a distant fourth; it and #3 service Sprint are millions of users behind AT&T and Verizon (VZ) ).
Pending federal approval, there are those customers who wonder if they can get out of their contracts, stat. Many of them are happy with T-Mobile, but fear that the merger with AT&T will lead to an increase in prices and a decrease in customer service.
Both companies know the question is out there. But they’re not answering, which means it’s hard for even those who know the business well to predict what the answer will be. “I don’t know whether they’ll allow people to cancel because of the merger,” said Paul Weiss of Freed & Weiss, a Chicago law firm that once litigated a class action suit challenging T-Mobile’s early termination fees. “I have a feeling they don’t know what they’re going to do yet.”
Customers aren’t waiting for the answer; they’re vocalizing their displeasure, and they’ve taken to Twitter to do so. Just click the hashtag #tmobile, or search for “t-mobile” and “contract,” and it’s all right there: “Since AT&T is buying T-Mobile does that mean I can get out of my contract with no fee? Technically they broke the contract first,” tweeted @TootiesLuv. @BluDivisionCEO had a similar complaint: “I signed up for T-Mobile not at&t.”
“Until this deal is closed,” T-Mobile said in a statement to Fortune, “we remain an independent competitor to AT&T. There is no change in service for our customers… Billing for our customers remains exactly the same… Customers will receive advance notice to any changes to their service.”
This, of course, didn’t directly address the question, so we called the company’s service line, just as any customer might, and asked if the merger would allow a cancellation of contract with no penalty. “As far as the merger taking place, that’s not going to happen for like another year,” said Wendy, who took our call. “Even once the merger does take place, now is the best time to get your T-Mobile service, because you will still get the awesome rates we have. Then once the merger happens, you’re still grandfathered into your other plan.” But what about those who want to get out of a T-Mobile contract, not in? “We’re not sure exactly how everything’s going to work yet,” she said.
Legally, any T-Mobile contract that was entered into before the merger would continue on the same terms until expiration. In other words, chances are good that a customer would still have to prove a “materially adverse” change (the legal requirement by most cell companies, including T-Mobile) in order to break their contract without any penalty. The question is whether T-Mobile will choose to accept that the merger is materially adverse to its clients.
Usually, the only example of a materially adverse modification is a price increase. For example, if T-Mobile increases text message rates as a result of the merger, customers could cancel their contract early. But that’s always the case, regardless of the AT&T deal, and it seems the companies wouldn’t be dumb enough to give millions of customers an easy reason to cancel, just because they wanted to.
“Seriously,” concluded service rep Wendy, “some people are worried, but now is the best time to jump on the T-Mobile wagon!” That’s a nice thought, but it seems that right now, some customers are more worried about how to jump off.
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Samsung Galaxy S2 is a beautiful android mobile phone with numerous of heart throbbing features.
Equipped with advanced technology and impressive looks, Samsung Galaxy S2, the latest launch of Samsung; is a great android platform based smartphone. Despite of carrying a huge screen, the phone just feels absurdly small when gripped into your hands. Incorporated with beautiful and appealing contours and upgraded technology, the handset portrays stunningly impressive specifications. Samsung Galaxy S2 Contract offer you this incredibly smart mobile gadget at reasonable rate with numerous cost- effective plans.
Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen that displays a vibrant stream of 16 M colors. With a measure of 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm dimension, it weighs about 116 grams. Included with a Gorilla Glass display, TouchWiz UI v4.0, Multi-touch input method, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Touch-sensitive controls, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Gyroscope sensor and, Swype text input; it is more easy and convenient to use. Powered by super fast Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, it runs on Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread). The device is featured with 8 Mega Pixels camera included with exclusive features like autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. It is also capable of recording video footages of 1080p at 30fps along with a support of video calling.
It supports fast internet browsing through various beneficial features like Class 12 GPRS/ EDGE, 3G HSDPA and Wi- Fi. You can also share your data and files with compatible devices via Bluetooth and microUSB. Onboard is 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM and it also includes a microSD card slot that supports memory storage up to 32 GB. You can avail this multi- featured handset at affordable prices through various mobile phone deals available in U.K market. Some of the popular deals are Contract Phones, Pay as You go and SIM free deals. These deals offer you various freebies like extra talk time, free text messages, unlimited internet access, free mobile insurance, LCD TV and many more.
Contract Free Motorola Xoom 3G Available for Pre-Order in UK
A famous UK mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse has now updated its inventory with the new Android Honeycomb touting Motorola Xoom tablet and it is priced at £599.99 ($976 approx). Also, this is the first time we are seeing a 3G enabled GSM version of the Motorola Xoom in UK.
Carphone Warehouse is well known for selling contract-based devices with a subsidized pricing and apparently it is not the same with the Xoom as the retailer is selling it contract-free. Hence, you have to pay the entire amount at once. Furthermore, the device won’t start shipping until early April, but it is great to hear that it will be coming sometime along with the WiFi-only version which is expected to ship around that time.
Stay tuned for more.
Samsung Nexus S is being equipped with the most advanced features. Because of its technical features many companies such O2, Orange and Vodafone has already drawn mobile phone deals with it. Samsung has shaken the mobile market by releasing the handset with Android Technology. The Android-powered phone had definitely drawn great deals with O2. The latest version of Android has been placed inside the phone that is version 2.3. The code-name for this version is “gingerbread.” A variety of change is possible because of “gingerbread” as it brings a brief orange glow at the top or bottom of the screen of mobile when you scroll the screen. Thus showing that the phone is running.
O2 Samsung Nexus S comes at the most affordable deal. Some of the features of this phone is completely new in the market. No other phone has these features. It seems that O2 Samsung Nexus S will stand out with best deals because of its multi-features. The multimedia features will give the phone a remarkable place in the market. With this phone you can copy and paste matter from the phone. This is completely a new feature only on O2 Samsung Nexus S. It has opened a near-field of communication. This phone has a scanner for detecting and reading computer chips. With this feature you can tab a cinema and it can help to browse the Internet to finds clips of that picture.
To avail this multi-featured phone you should take Orange Samsung Nexus S deals. As these deals have been created with the best talk minutes and SMS facilities along with browsing minutes which will come at a very cheap rate. Orange Samsung Nexus S has made sure that people enjoy a good communication device which can challenge a palm top as well as a hi-end computer.
HTC Gratia has recently registered its presence in the mobile phone market. Soon many HTC Gratia deals are going to hit the market too.
Online PR News – 31-December-2010 –HTC Gratia is a new addition to glorious smart phone family of HTC Corporation. This handset has been launched a month ago in November, 2010. Gratia is a hi-end touch screen smart phone that is embedded with 3.2 inches wide TFT capacitive touch screen with an optical track pad. The additional features of the display screen are accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off and HTC Sense UI. The overall dimensions of the handset measure 103.8 x 57.7 x 11.7 mm and it weighs 115 grams only.
HTC Gratia Contract is running Android v2.2 and powered by Qualcomm MSM 7227 600 MHz processor. The internal memory of the handset includes 512 MB ROM and 384 MB RAM. The memory storage can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot. For clicking beautiful stills and recording hi-definition video, there is a 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus camera.
HTC Gratia is also integrated with a powerful multimedia player that supports MP3/AAC+/WAV and MP4/H.264 file formats. In addition to that, the handset supports many popular web applications like – Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Picasa integration. Moreover, Gratia is supported by A-GPS, SNS integration and digital compass for satellite navigation.
For internet access there are data bearers from both 2G and 3G that is GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. For local connectivity there are Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB v2.0. A standard battery of Li-Ion 1200 mAh gives stand up time up to 360 h (2G) / up to 400 h (3G) and talk time up to 7 h (2G) / up to 5 h 50 min (3G).presently, this handset is available in only SIM Free Phones. No service provider has announced HTC Gratia deals in the market yet. So, for HTC Gratia contract and pay as you go deals, interested buyers have to wait a little longer.
(US NEWS SOURCE) December 23, 2010 – The United Kingdom is known for mobile phones and the various deals that the companies in the country offer. It has become the hub of mobile phones. This perception has kept all the mobile companies on their feet and hence they keep manufacturing newer models of cell phones. Many companies have come out with various models but one of the best amongst the lot is the HTC 7 Surround. Another crucial thing about HTC is that they have wonderful contracts. HTC 7 surround contract is a well thought out agreement which help people in buying the phone they want.
Ordering of the phone is possible but it will have to be done online. It is a very preferred way of obtaining the phone. The client purchasing the handset does not have go to the company at all. It is very fitting to all.
Network companies like Vodafone, Orange and O2 offer HTC 7 surround contracts. This contract gives the user talk time cards for discounted price. They also offer complimentary free gifts to the customer. Inexpensive HTC 7 surround Contract are also presented.There is plenty of mobile phone deals and are waiting to grab them.
This handset includes a number of applications. The mobile has a 5 mega pixel in built camera allowing the client to take mesmerizing pictures. But one should not forget the most important part of this phone and that is the sliding speakers. This helps the phone to give the surround effect. People who listen to music or who basically like music will enjoy this particular feature of the cell phone. Radio can be heard through the FM channels on the handset. It also has the sound enhancement application. With the help of a HD television the customer can watch movies or videos. This is possible because of Bluetooth.
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You can get this phone at real low prices along with attractive gifts and incentives with the contract deals. HTC Desire Z O2 was one of the most awaited handsets of HTC, which has, over the years, emerged as one of the leading manufacturers of hi – tech mobile phones. This phone is one of the latest additions to HTC’s wide range of smart touchscreen phones.HTC Desire Z is a 3G phone based on the Android v2.2 (Froyo) operating system and it functions on a powerful Qualcomm MSM 7230 800 MHz processor.Its display is a generous 3.7 inch, 16 M colors, S-LCD capacitive touchscreen of resolution 480 x 800 pixels, with the most advanced features like the QWERTY keyboard, an Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, a Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, an Optical trackpad, a Touch sensitive control panel, the HTC Sense UI and a Multi-touch input method.
The phone provides for a storage of all your favorite files with an internal memory of 1.5 GB; 512 MB RAM and the storage capacity can be further expanded up to 32 GB, using micro SD cards.With the mobile phone deals of top UK networks, you can get HTC Desire Z at real cheap rates. HTC Desire Z Orange are quite popular in the market, as with these deals not only do you get the phone absolutely free, but also get a chance of winning many attractive incentives and gifts like FREE connection, reduced line rentals, FREE Mobile broadband 12 GB, cash back, FREE Garmin Nuvi and much more along with unlimited calling minutes and FREE texts.
The Pay as you go deals of HTC Desire Z are more flexible regarding payments as you need not pay a fixed amount, every month, to the service provider, as is the case with the contract deals.All HTC Desire Z contract deals as well as Pay as you go and SIM free deals can be compared online, so as to get the best schemes offered by the networks along with this incredible phone.
By Sophie Eager Dec 2, 2010, 17:28 GMT
Teen star Justin Bieber said he recently got in an argument with his mum and she cancelled his mobile phone contract.
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The 16-year-old star was recently interviewed by Fearne Cotton on BBC Radio One from a secret location.
His mum travels with him when he’s on tour but the star admitted sometimes they fall out and she cancelled his phone plan the other day.
He said: ‘Yeah I think every parent and son argue but I love my mum she’s awesome, I mean I think that it’s good that she travels with me as I need a break and she’s with me 24/7.’
However they don’t always get along.
He said: ‘The other day she cancelled my phone plan. We got in an argument about something stupid and she was like give me your phone and then she cancelled it.’
Bieber was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards and he said he couldn’t believe it when he found out.
He said: ‘I found out in the middle of the night, about 3:30am, that I’m nominated for two Grammies. It’s amazing, I’m so excited, last night I was just freaking out. It was such an amazing feeling. My whole life I’ve wanted to win a Grammy. I was up all the way till 5:30am.’
The teen sensation said he looks up to king of pop Michael Jackson as his idol.
He said: ‘I look up to Michael Jackson a lot and I’m not trying to emulate his career but he was able to have fans from young to old and that’s something I want to have.’
PRESS: Budget Friendly Contract Smartphones for Youngsters
If you appreciate technology then Smartphones are designed especially for you! Magnifying popularity of smartphones compared to the contemporary one clearly state the growing craze of technology among youngsters. Date Released: 12/01/2010
If you appreciate technology then Smartphones are designed especially for you! Magnifying popularity of smartphones compared to the contemporary one clearly state the growing craze of technology among youngsters. However, the greater the computing and connectivity features, the pricey the gadget. Yet there is a way! The online mobile phone deals are coming like that revolution which is making normal mobile users fall in love with as they are not only affordable but are accompanied by attractive gifts. With a perfect understating of the demands great new deals are set each day.
When one thinks of having a Smartphones it is advised to purchase online which provide a huge collection of such hi-tech gadgets to choose from. A comprehensive study reveals that owing to the demand of smartphones every leading brand today is busy in manufacturing the most sophisticated gadget of all. Based on studies, Blackberry is on the top of these types of mobile phones. Most of these smartphones fall in the business category.
Apple and Nokia Smartphones are also very famous. A huge collection of Nokia smartphones boast about the 5 mp to 12 mp camera, zippy internet connectivity owing to 3G, Wi-Fi and HSDPA. Such phones present today come with various offers and deals that can really amaze. You may also go for looking into the deals of LG Smartphone. They are not only great in looks but will surprise you with extensive feature list. With them you will be able to enjoy this hi-tech journey successfully.
Other brands in this league are Sony Ericsson and Samsung. The best part of buying a smartphone online is the opportunity to make a proper comparison of prices and services. Your comparative study will enable you to get the most successful deal. It enables you to understand who offers the best service in cheapest price.
Smartphones are greatly in demand. All the famous brands that offer such elegant masterpiece smartphones are available online and one can easily purchase them via online booking. Go, Flaunt in style your latest smartphone and make people around you jealous.
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The reason behind the contract phones getting popular among the mobile phone users in UK is simply the kind of offers made on the deals.
The leading mobile phone companies are offering their mobile phone customers easy and affordable Contract Deals on the eve of Christmas to lure them to buy their product. The offers on the contract deals made by the mobile phone companies are lucrative and highly attractive for the consumers which they would not like to miss. The Mobile Phones under contract deal come with all the latest features and advance application which are currently making the users go round.
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The leading mobile phone networks in UK are offering incredible deals on contract phones which can make their Christmas an affair to remember for long. The mobile phone networks are offering incredible gifts and benefits on the Christmas mobile phones for the UK customers, not to forget the gifts are stupendous and bigger than you could expect to get on a Mobile Phone Deals. Today mobile phone are a necessity for everyone of us and in such a scenario gifts and benefits only makes the users to lunge for the contract deals offered by the networks. The UK networks like Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Verizon, Three Mobile, T Mobile, O2 and Orange are offering contract deals on handsets that come with the latest and advance features.
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The device from the leading mobile phone manufacturers are on contract deal, the latest Nokia N8, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, Apple iPhone 3GS 32GB, Samsung Galaxy and other most desirable handsets are provided to the mobile phone users on affordable contract deals on the eve of Christmas. It can change and make the whole festivity season more celebrative and fun-filled. The device have the features like 3G, Touch screen, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPRS, high mega pixel camera with added features like auto focus, image stabilizer, LED flash and many other stupendous features with the Social Media application incorporated with the handsets.
All these are available on affordable contract deals to the mobile phone users in UK on Christmas which one can buy from UK Online Phone Shop.
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