Sprint Airave, Your Own Personal Cell Tower Box, Goes On Sale Nationwide

Sprint and Samsung's femtocell answer to T-Mo's Hotspot@Home is now available everywhere after localized tests in Indy and Denver apparently went well enough to push it nationwide. The box connects to your router, allowing you to make calls over the web with any Sprint CDMA phone. It's $100 for the box, plus $15 per… » 7/29/08 1:13pm 7/29/08 1:13pm

T-Mobile Shadow II Has MyFaves, HotSpot@Home, But Is It Still Made by…

The Original T-Mobile HTC Shadow was quite good for a Windows mobile phone because of its non-Windows-Mobile Windows Mobile UI. If this leaked picture really is the Shadow II, then T-Mobile is continuing on the same path of loading a proprietary UI on top of the standard WM facade. There's not much else we can tell… » 4/15/08 5:50pm 4/15/08 5:50pm

T-Mobile Gets BlackBerry 8120 With Wi-Fi and Hotspot@Home

Who knew my son would grow up to not only be an international superstar, but the president of a cellular company? And what a nice company it is, getting this fancy Blackberry 8120 with Wi-Fi. It's already been on AT&T, but AT&T don't have no Hotspot@Home calling support for Voice over IP. Makes a momma proud. » 4/01/08 1:40pm 4/01/08 1:40pm

T-Mobile Confirms BlackBerry 8820 Arrival

T-Mobile confirmed last Friday's rumor, that it was (finally!) bringing the BlackBerry 8820 to its lineup. AT&T has had the handset since late last year. In case you, too, are confused about the whole BB lineup, this one has GPS and Wi-Fi, but no camera. (T-Mo already carries the Curve, which has Wi-Fi and a camera… » 3/24/08 8:30am 3/24/08 8:30am

5 Things to Know: T-Mobile's Hotspot @Home Landline VOIP Service

A few weeks back, T-Mobile rolled out a new broadband-based landline-replacement service in Dallas and Seattle test markets, allowing customers to port their landlines to their T-Mobile account then pay $10 per month for unlimited calling via a special router. Here's a glimpse of the router, a modified Linksys, with… » 3/11/08 2:20pm 3/11/08 2:20pm

T-Mobile Cuts HotSpot @Home Subscription to $10 a Month, But You Have…

Just after getting the boot from 'Bucks, T-Mobile is trying pump some new life into their freshly amputated Wi-Fi services. They've chopped the price down to 10 bucks a month (from $20), retroactive to Feb. 6. But you have to ask for the new, cheaper price. Way to bury that selling point! » 2/13/08 7:10pm 2/13/08 7:10pm

T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home is Like an Awkward, Pimply Teen that Can't Score

Much like an awkward teen, T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home is enduring some growing pains. Over the last several weeks, users have experienced frequent dropped calls, poor voice quality, or even complete lack of service. Apparently, the recent flooding at T-Mobile's main data center in Bothell, WA is at the root of the… » 12/13/07 9:40pm 12/13/07 9:40pm

Samsung Katalyst Slider Hits T-Mobile Hotspot@Home

T-Mobile just introduced another phone for its Hotspot@Home Wi-Fi calling service, the Samsung Katalyst. The slider phone basics include a 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player, microSD slot (cards up to 2GB only) and stereo Bluetooth. Also called the t739, the phone will sell for $80 after rebate and contract renewal, and… » 12/10/07 7:26am 12/10/07 7:26am

T-Mobile's BlackBerry Curve 8320 Gets HotSpot @ Home Compatibility

The PinStack forums got some leaked retail partner docs from T-Mobile today confirming the T-Mobile BB Curve 8320, and also showing that it has HotSpot @ Home Service. HS@H lets you use one cellphone to make calls on both the cell network and your home's Wi-Fi, handing off "seamlessly" between the two. Adding the… » 9/17/07 5:40pm 9/17/07 5:40pm

T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home Reviewed (Verdict: Great Call Quality, Glitchy…

Wireless Info took the T-Mobile Hotspot@Home Wi-Fi + Cellular service into their own Batcave (similar to ours when we played with it) and subjected it to all sorts of tests. The result? Equally good sound quality on both the cell network and Wi-Fi, but a slightly glitchy handoff when going from Wi-Fi to cell (cell to… » 8/16/07 6:00pm 8/16/07 6:00pm

Hype Sheet: Welcome to Jimmy's HotSpot @Home


The Pitch "How many phones does one man need?" the narrator asks as the camera pans across a line of halter-topped lovelies chatting on their mobiles. The women shimmy in hypnotic slo-mo, with the line ending at a Grace Jones look-alike (circa Conan the Destroyer). And then—Jimmy! A wannabe Hefner in a monogrammed… » 7/12/07 12:30pm 7/12/07 12:30pm