The Samsung Gravity 3's full QWERTY keyboard and messaging features are enough to satisfy most heavy communicators, with other advanced features icing the cake. At $50 with a two-year service agreement, the Gravity is a good midlevel option for those who aren't ready to jump into the smartphone arena.
T-Mobile's customer base surpassed the 50 million mark as aggressive promotions once again stoked growth. Its profit was helped by a gain from a spectrum licensing deal.
CNET's Marguerite Reardon takes a look at T-Mobile's new plan to entice wireless customers to jump ship from their existing carriers.
T-Mobile took the wraps off the new Jump program, which allows customers on its device installment plans to upgrade their devices twice year. CNET writers Marguerite Reardon and Sarah Mitroff help make sense of the new plan in this FAQ.
CEO John Legere says he wants to shake up a "stupid, broken, and arrogant industry." That kind of radical sentiment may win him some new fans.
Bill Hader, formerly of "Saturday Night Live," is pretty clumsy with his phone, at least in new T-Mobile ads.
T-Mobile will allow customers to pay $10 a month to get early upgrades to new devices twice a year.
CEO John Legere says T-Mobile will ease a major pain point for cell phone owners: it will pay early-termination fees for those who jump from another carrier.
T-Mobile says its Jump program is materially different than early upgrade programs its larger rivals offer and it wants to educate the customer.
T-Mobile's Jump plan offers twice-a-year upgrades, Apple is found guilty of conspiring to fix e-book prices, and Xbox Live purchases may cost more when Microsoft ditches Points.