I had my T-Mobile SIM in my Nokia N900 and then iPhone 3GS this morning when I saw the Twitterverse actively posting on a possible T-Mobile data outage for Google Nexus One owners. I popped my SIM in my Nexus One and sure enough, data seems to be down for me too. There are quite a few comments about this on the T-Mobile forums and T-Mobile has not yet posted anything to inform us about what is going on. The thing is, data works just fine on my iPhone 3GS and Nokia N900 so it is definitely related to the Nexus One. I also popped my SIM back in my old T-Mobile G1 and verified data works just fine there too so it is definitely a device specific outage.
I did find when I launched the Dolphin browser that a T-Mobile pop-up appeared with the following statement:
To connect to the Internet with the device you are using, you'll need a webConnect data plan. Please call Customer Care at 1-800-937-8997 to mark sure you have the correct webConnect data plan.
I have the unlimited Android web data plan that I have had for a long time and it worked just fine until this morning. I have not rooted or done anything to my Nexus One since I purchased it and I bought it as a fully unlocked device for $529.
Is T-Mobile rolling out some kind of upgrade or fix to repair the 3G connectivity issues with the Nexus One? It sure would be nice if T-Mobile spoke up about what they are doing before they bring too much frustration and bad press to themselves.
UPDATE: My data is back now here in Washington State. It seems it was either some method of T-Mobile testing out and isolating the data connectivity issues with the Nexus One or else just an accident made by someone in the tech department.