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Whether if you’re on a landline or purely wireless, Verizon will soon offer their third party rated number one spam and robocalling protection features to all customers for free – previously they charged $3/month for Call Filter service. “We are continuously updating our algorithm and to date have identified nearly 300 million numbers associated with spam and robocalling. In March, we will be rolling out our free spam alerting and call blocking tools to all of our wireless customers whose smartphones support these features, including iPhone and Android devices,” said the company in a press release. Read more for another video on stopping robocallers and additional information.

With AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile USA (pending approval), it only makes sense for the iPhone 4 to become available on the latter. Codenamed N94, this tester “phone itself is running a test version of Apple’s iOS and it includes internal Apple test apps like Radar and Apple’s employee directory app.” Click here for more pictures.

Additionally, the front of the white iPhone pictured looks a little different from the photos of the retail white iPhone 4 that surfaced recently – specifically, the proximity sensor has changed on the retail version.

[via BGR]

Here’s a first look at the upcoming T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. Powered by Android 2.2 OS, it features a 1-GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 3.0-megapixel camera, and will be available in two colors. Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

That’s right, come this spring the revived Sidekick will be hitting the likely-to-be-acquired carrier for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and two-year contract with unlimited data.

[via Engadget]

It’s official, AT&T has acquired T-Mobile for $39-billion pending FCC and DOJ approval. This deal “would give AT&T 129 million subscribers, vaulting it past Verizon Wireless’ 102 million.” It has already been approved by the boards of both companies. Here’s what Sprint has to say:

If approved, the merger would result in a wireless industry dominated overwhelmingly by two vertically-integrated companies that control almost 80% of the US wireless post-paid market, as well as the availability and price of key inputs such as backhaul and access needed by other wireless companies to compete.

[via YahooEngadget]

Finally, we get the first official look at the T-Mobile G2 — also known as the HTC Desire Z. It boasts Qualcomm’s MSM7x30 chipset, 3.7-inch OLED display, 1.0-GHz Snapdragon processor, 5.0-megapixel camera, and HSPA+ data connectivity. Click here for more pictures.

…silver (pictured) will be the only color offered, and considering that we haven’t seen any leaks in any other shades, that seems like a reasonable assumption.

[via Engadget]

T-Mobile has put up a teaser page for its upcoming G2 smartphone. According to the website, “the T-Mobile G2 will deliver tight integration with Google services and break new ground as the first smartphone designed to run at 4G speeds on our new HSPA+ network.”

The device is the first one T-Mobile built specifically for its new HSPA+ network, which is touted as offering 4G-like speeds on the company’s 3G infrastructure.

[via CBSPCWorld]

Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry outage and Sprint error yesterday, comes this T-Mobile outage, which affected the entire network and causing “intermittent service degradation for voice and data services.” According to one customer: “this was a planned outage and customers were not notified.” Continue reading to see a new T-Mobile myFaves commercial.

So just about 20 minutes ago I was unable to send text messages or place calls so I restarted my phone. When I restarted my phone it automatically put me on the AT&T network.

[via SFgate – image via]