Since we can't actively cover every news article that breaks (as much as we would love to), PhoneDog compiles various news announcements that have been published throughout the week and places it in one easy to read article. Enjoy!
Orange offering free BlackBerry service to select business customers
Orange business customers appear to be getting a break from the carrier, as any business customer signing up for wireless service in February or March will receive free BlackBerry Internet Service for the life of their agreement. The economy was the motivating factor for the seldom heard of promotion, according to Martin Lyne, Director of small and medium business, Orange UK:
?We recognise the continuing tough times ahead for all our customers and the fact that mobile technology is actually no longer a luxury for many businesses but a necessity. With that in mind, this offer is designed to give our customers a bit of a financial break and help them stay in touch while alleviating the need of worrying about their bill for a little while.? Via Orange
MetroPCS launches in Waco, Texas
MetroPCS continues to launch new markets, and this time, it's unpacking in Waco, Texas. Famous for its unlimited flat rate plans starting at $30, the carrier will have eight authorized dealers in the area at launch, with four serving as authorized service centers. MetroPCS customers will have access to all existing MetroPCS markets, as well as nationwide calling (with added feature).
Low number of BlackBerry Curve 8900 devices sent to T-Mobile corporate stores
Reports are coming in saying that many corporate stores across the nation only received five BlackBerry Curve 8900 devices. The devices are hard to come by across the US, and as a result, Engadget Mobile was successfully able to obtain an official statement from T-Mobile:
"Presales of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 from T-Mobile have been robust, and we continue to experience strong demand through launch. Due to its popularity, quantities may be limited in some stores, and we are working to meet the strong demand. The Curve 8900 is also available online at T-Mobile.com, and by calling 1-800-T-MOBILE. We're pleased to see our customers' excitement for the thinnest, lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry on the market."
Via Engadget Mobile
TeleNav to arrive on the HTC G1
Finally, no more carrying around several devices to make sure you don't get lost. Launching on February 24th, TeleNav will be supported on T-Mobile's HTC G1, utilizing the GPS module found in the device (and, obviously, giving T-Mobile customers something to be happy about). A 30 day free trial will be offered, followed by a monthly charge of $9.99. Among other features, the program will offer speech recognition, traffic alerts, gas prices, and weather updates. Via Engadget Mobile