T-Mobile To Pickup iPhone In 2010?

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The iPhone is arguably the most loved or loathed phone available right now, and AT&T has absolutely reaped tremendous rewards from being the sole carrier. However, Apple and AT&T know the exclusivity agreement between them won’t last forever since current estimates are putting iPhone exclusivity in jeopardy sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2010. So while rumors run amok regarding a possible Verizon/Apple venture, we ask the question, what about T-Mobile? Thankfully a Thomas Weisel analyst states via TheStreet that T-Mobile is actually the more likely suitor for the iPhone, rather than Verizon. To call this speculation would be hitting the nail on the head but analysts have been known to be right one or two times before, therefore we take it with a level of trepidation. That being said, I think I can safely say that T-Mobile would surely see rewards from carrying the iPhone, provided the network actually works, something AT&T has trouble saying with a straight face these days.  The real question here is, will Apple consider T-Mobile a viable partner to help expand the iPhone offering to a larger customer base or will they want to partner up with larger, more expansive partners?!

Do you want to see T-Mobile pickup the iPhone? Sound off below.

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  • RWWackoStu

    God help us.

    • ali

      @RWWacko: LOL :-)

  • Bill48105

    Tmo would make the most sense since GSM (Although different 3G bands should be a LOT less work to revamp for Tmo than other carriers) and probably the one who Apple could work the best terms out with (except maybe sprint since they seem mega desperate) but on the other hand Apple likely realizes people can & do unlock the iphone to run on TMo already so the die-hards on TMo who want iphone already have it so why no get in bed with a big boy like Verizon (I know craploads of V people would give a kidney for iphone) or go sprint for better terms and figure people will take them to verizon if possible. ;)

  • BBSwany

    I doubt we’ll see the iPhone hit Verizon before LTE is up and running. Granted, Verizon is the largest carrier, but why build a EVDO iPhone when you can wait until 2011 or 2012 and release an LTE iPhone. You will pick up a few million subscribers on T-Mo and go after the Big Red in a couple years.
    As ashamed as I am to say it, if the iPhone was offered by T-Mobile, I would pick one up…

    • Bill48105

      True & logic says that makes total sense but then reality kicks in & you have to remember it will take awhile for LTE to be rolled out with decent coverage and in the meantime there will be all those millions of people with 3G coverage as shown by V on their blood red map of the US who’d be a MUCH larger customer base & make much better use of the iphone than the few in the areas with LTE coverage. Besides, we all know Apple is the king of planned obsolescence so they’d love to waste time/$ making a CDMA ver millions would buy to turn around & make those people buy the LTE version in a year. ;)

    • artiepants

      if/when the iPhone v.4 is available on T-mo i’d get 2 the day of release.

      and i agree, it just doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense to make a new Verizon-specific model.

    • Mardenator

      yeah, and doesn’t that completely defeat the purpose of all those “idont” ads for the droid? the droid is the biggest anti-iPhone device ive ever seen.. i think Verizon would be considered hypocritical if they adopted the iPhone..(i think they suck anyway, iPhone or not)

    • BKJOE

      doubt? you cant doubt with verizon, have you seen those anti iphone commercials put out by verizon? yea, verizon will NEVER get the iphone

  • yeyo

    i wouldnt mind that at all bring it

  • yeyo

    but first i want to see the google phone that they say is coming out just to compare and see which one i want

  • Marcelo L

    Dear T-Mobile,

    After being with you for 10 years, it’s become perfectly clear that you have no interest in pursuing a long term, meaningful relationship.
    I’ve given you almost 1/4 of my life. My work, my attention. Remember those trips out on the water, where you promised me coverage, and I patiently waited to return to dry land where you’d finally give me the time of day( or even at least one bar ) ?

    Sure, you were a little easier on the eyes than that shameless hussy, AT&T. And you were more “cheaper to keep-er” than, that Gold-Digger, Verizon. I won’t even go into your cousin, you know, the one with the gold-yellow hair like a mohawk, Sprint. But here I thought even though it was apparent minutes were all you were about, that maybe you’d put out a little data. I thought you’d set my soul on fire with HSPA, but here we are into our 2nd decade together, and you’re still EDGE-ing me around because you don’t have a Smart-phone in you enough to say what we both know to be true. We don’t Cliq. There nothing TO Behold II, nothing TO Tilt 2. And thanks for showing me how lame MyTouch was to you. And what’s with that funky AWS frequency ? I mean, we’re not in the 1700’s anymore, babe.

    And no, I never strayed, I Phone never caught my eye, and Droid never made a robot out of me. But I think it’s time for some space. I don’t know, maybe you’ll wise up and actually ask me what I want out of a plan, instead of some silly actor dressed up as a priest moaning about text messages that should be free anyway. Or some chick with a thing for disembodies mannequin extremities as metaphors for how much invested into this relationship.

    I thought we were a team, Tmo. I thought you. I thought you were concerned about my needs. Maybe it’s for the best you’re now seeing some Shrink, Bill, on a regular basis. Maybe there’s things you need to sort out, like your coverage, or 3; G? So I don’t know where this leave us. I’m so torn. But I think it’s safe to say I think we need to spend some time apart. If you come to your senses, and decide to go Google on me, with some Eclair or Flan maybe ? Then let’s talk. Seriously,
    I’m not trying to sound hasty, but you do make it hard on a guy.

    Marcelo

    • thirtyninecents

      wow.. both perfectly poignant and punny. im amazed at how skillfully you put that together cuz it really is how i feel. like i REALLY wanna leave tmo, but im hangin on and givin “her” one more chance.. for a great hero phone as they call it.

      i was holdin out for the n900, now im holdin out for the hd2, if that doesnt come out for tmo, im leavin… ive givin the spotty signal with great prices and great cust service too much to not get any sexy hand thing in reciprocity.

      • dboy

        i agree with u both!!!! i was expecting more from tmobile after the G1 but now maaan… dont even know what to say.. and this isuck deal sounds more like S#%T to me!… whats up with tmobile lately????

    • Mimi

      I don’t know what the big deal is as I have friends that gave up their BBs for iPhone and in the TMO network :0) Are they smarter? Or is it that it is possible to use the iPhone without much of an adjustment or making such a big dealy out of it.

    • beastly

      LOL!

  • Broke

    Dump her Man! If my girl treated me like that, she’d get the major boot! Now maybe there’s some time left to find hotter chicks while you’re still young ;)

    Sometimes you have to splurge. But, please try not to settle.

    • Bill48105

      Correction: You’d seduce her one last time THEN kick her to the curb. You heartless bastage! lol

      • Broke

        You’re right. Contract extension an order! ;)

  • mmaxsooner

    I feel that tmob is the logical or easiest choice for a couple of reasons.
    1. Tmob is gsm like at&t
    2. Apple hasn’t had to spend advertising dollars to defend its phone agaist tmob like it has with verizon and the droid.
    3. Steve jobs has a long memory and verizon will reap what they sow and so steve will job verizon again.
    4. With what could be a good year for tmob what with hspa+, I am positive Steve would like whatever tmob could give him like the truly fastedt 3g network?

    • Bill48105

      True on the verizon bad blood but Stevie is a business man & will think with his wallet so not sure that’d stop him if he thought he could become richer whoring it up with the big V no matter their history.

      Maybe yer onto something with TMo’s rapid HSDPA+ rollout.. Check FCC for applications for 1700 band iphone and you’ll know. :D

      • mmaxsooner

        he is a whore for sure but it took him almost 20 to make up with bill. And if there is a fcc doc.. copy, paste man copy, paste. I don’t have time to troll thru a guvment website. I do trudge thru there from time to time but hey, copy paste that url.

      • Bill48105

        @mmaxsooner Soz I wasn’t implying I knew of FCC application I was just saying that will be a tell-tale sign when (if) someone runs across FCC app for 1700 band or CDMA etc. Then again Apple has so much $ they probably apply for everything under the sun just to throw people off. lol

  • maddynasty

    isnt the iphone already being distributed in most of the EDM through deutsche telekom already?? i think this would just be a win win for t-mobile,dont get me wrong i already love magenta as it is already, ive been with em for 4 years, but if it does get the iphone, im ready to head to the apple store and renovate my room for the “I” experience…:D
    but im happy with my bold 9700! tmobile hasnt let me down before and im pretty sure it wont start to now :D

    • Bob

      yes. T-mobile in europe has carried the iphone for a while now. So I would think that they already know what to expect and know what to do if they released the iphone here in the states.

  • papi

    HOw does this make any sense? Building a CDMA iPhone won’t cost Apple that much. Giving up Verizon’s tens of millions of more subscribers for T-Mobile’s tiny little customer pool? THAT will cost apple big time money. Makes no sense at all.

    • artiepants

      Well, there is also no reason that they can’t do both. It would just be EASIER to launch on T-Mo and wouldn’t cost much at all. But honestly by 2011/12 i’d be more shocked if its not on every carrier (isn’t it now on 3 in Canada?).

  • ali

    Why would Apple/At&t end their successful symbiosis ? What would At&t gain by giving up the iphone. Why would apple jump ship and go to a much smaller subscriber base that also has a much smaller 3g footprint ? The pressure from android may force apple to release a CDMA version [to verizon] but it will maintain its gsm partnership with att. If apple gets hard enough, it may just pull a blackberry and make its device available to all technologies —- iphones for everyone [which is frankly, disgusting].

    • Bill48105

      Remember both Apple & ATT know very well the govt is on them with the antitrust stuff so they both might reluctantly agree to open it up a bit before the DOJ makes them. Of course there’d be a LOT more reluctance on ATT’s part than on Apple’s. lol

    • http://www.russellheimlich.com/blog Russell Heimlich

      Apple just wants to sell hardware, that’s their business after all. Ideally they would have an iPhone available for every carrier like they do in France. AT&T exclusivity was the only way to get the iPhone started. It’s in Apple’s best interest to offer up the iPhone to anyone who wanted one.

  • http://www.swapshopracing.com Brian

    Apple has to do something with the iPhone. The Droid may not be an iPhone killer but if AT&T is the only one offering the iPhone it may not have to be.

  • Kyle

    I think this is a great idea,Apple would have to do very little to retool the iPhone to work on tmobile. Im curious if all these tmobile 3g roll outs are in preparation for the iPhone? As much as I love Android I would 100% switch to an Iphone if tmobile had it.

  • umaluver

    I’d reluctantly pick up the iphone 4gs or whatever they release next summer. I’d desperately love it if a company came out with an android phone that ran similarly or better. Droid is close. Nothing that TMO offers is anywhere near being on par with the 3gs.

    The Behold II is a huge pile of lagging dog crap, which is a huge step backwards.

    Sure the iphone is missing some things, but it runs and performs phenominally, no one can deny that and no one can copy that… which completely mind bottling.

  • http://www.russellheimlich.com/blog Russell Heimlich

    I think T-Mobile will get the iPhone in the near future for a couple of reasons:

    1) Apple wants to get the iPhone in as many hands as possible. Clearly exclusivity isn’t good for apple as evidence in France which sees iPhone sales booming -> http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/wider-distribution-boosting-iphone-sales-in-france/

    2) T-Mobile’s plans to move away from phone subsidies with Even More Plus looks like an aim to please Apple who can cut out the middle man.

    3) T-Mobile’s network is the most similar to AT&T’s, as others have said, which would make it easier to port to.

    If the iPhone came to T-Mobile today, I would probably get one. But in 6 months? I dunno. I really want to support the Android platform once they get a decent phone on T-Mobile.

  • TomCruise

    doesn’t iphone have an ad out there showing the simultaneous use of phone and web/email? this can be supported only by tmobile, not verizon at this time.

    if their exclusivity has to end in 2010, then this partnership makes sense.

    LTE will happen when it’ll happen, tmobile 3G is available NOW.

    bring it on.

    • GenesisDH

      It can do both on 3G just as well as AT&T can. The opposite is also true on EDGE, neither carrier can do simultaneous data+call/SMS while using 2G.

      So, it would still be a no-brainer. Just add AWS to the iPhone and sell to T-Mob, little R&D needed (where with CDMA+EVDO a bit more R&D money would be needed to achieve).

      I’d love a T-Mobile 3G iPhone, and I have an unlocked 2G & 3G on T-Mobile now so that makes it better for me.

  • Acsteffy87

    Has anyone stopped to think that subscriber base doesnt matter when it comes to the iPhone? I mean seriously! the iPhone sells itself. There are people that are in the middle of their contract on both networks. And their are more GSM loyalists than there are CDMA. People will leave their network for T-Mobile just for the iPhone, just like they did for the iPhone on AT&T. So i reiterate! you dont need a huge subscriber base to sell the iPhone.

    • Bill48105

      Umm that makes no sense really. YES the iphone sells itself but you need cell service for it or they might as well buy an ipod touch! So clearly pairing up with a carrier with more customers means more sales.. I mean come on with what you’re saying iphone could partner with cricket & sell as many as if they went Verizon? Seriously? Besides, as I pointed out earlier Apple knows very well that MOST TMo customers who want iphone grabbed an unlocked one already so that market is nearly saturated already unless they really desire 3G and we know how few TMo customers get 3G coverage. :D

      Let’s see if this site filters me again, have had 5 posts blocked now in past 3 days. x( I know they are being submitted because I always copy to the clipboard before clicking Submit & if I try again it says it detected a duplicate comment even though it never shows up. But where does it go? Who knows.. Maybe I’m limited to 100 replies per day. lol

      • umaluver

        “Apple knows very well that MOST TMo customers who want iphone grabbed an unlocked one already so that market is nearly saturated already”

        That’s ridiculous. Your average TMO user doesn’t even know that that is possible.

      • Bill48105

        @umaluver Umm who said average TMo user?? I said that most any Tmo user who wanted an iphone probably already has an unlocked one OR jumped ship to ATT.. Besides you can’t tell me that 99% of the population doesn’t know about the iphone & therefor most anyone on TMo has inquired about how to get an iphone.. There are 180 millions hits searching google for iphone t-mobile & 1.5 million hits for iphone tmobile.. Yeah BIG secret.

        And I think MarkMc84790′s comment proved my point really. Granted if the new model offered something BIG besides TMo 3G (which isn’t a huge factor since so few people can really get TMo 3G anyway) then maybe existing Tmo customers might upgrade to a real TMo iphone but even if the majority of ALL Tmo customers went iphone it’d still be a LOT less than if even just a small percentage of V’s customers did because of the huge difference in customer base. Apple isn’t stupid, they know you’ll sell more to a larger base. Especially since they know there are die hard holdouts at V that refuse to change even for iphone & that is a ripe market possibility vs the few TMo customers who live in a cave & aren’t aware they can use an unlocked iphone or the even fewer who want an iphone & haven’t got one..

      • 30014

        Are u tired of hearing yourself complain about tmo’s coverage? I am, if your coverage is that bad change carriers. Who would sign a contract based on roaming coverage? Don’t come with that crap about paying a 1000$ etf. Pay it or shut the hell up about tmo’s coverage.

      • A_O

        I’m going to have to disagree and agree with Acsteffy87

        Half the kids i know that have an iPhone literally went to at&t cause of the iPhone, (you think they cared that their monthly bill would be 30 bucks more?) and the very least did they care whether they would have service or not, just goes to show how ppl honestly drool over this phone (pethetic) .. now maybe thats just the ppl i know but im going by what i see, and trust me like Acsteffy87 said .. ppl will jump to Tmo just for the iPhone, the last thing that will be on their mind is service, ignorant i know, but sadly true.

        and im in all favor of Tmo so heck we might have a small subscriber base, but watch how those stats go up if we do get the iPhone… and that just means good news for us who are currently with Tmo, not cause of the new cool iPhone but because Tmo will get bigger, faster, and stronger :D lol – kanye? lol.

      • Bill48105

        @30014 Perhaps I come across as negative but I think I was stating facts and not just complaining. Don’t believe me go look at the Verizon maps PDF. (YES I know that is a 3G map but you can’t tell me most iphone users wouldn’t want 3G.. ATT got slammed hard for original iphone lacking 3G.) And no I’m not a V fan, I would never go with them just because of their stupid arse commercials. I hate them with a passion. “Can you hear me now?”

        Go on & on about how much of a moron I am for this or that but truth is anyone who had service then no longer did would be unhappy, end of story. Besides there are other reasons to no longer have good coverage such as moving (job relocation, foreclosure, etc) so it is not an unusual thing to find yourself in a situation with less than optimal coverage, or possibly none at all, and being upset.

        WTH do you bother chastising me for my beliefs or my situation rather than coming up with a good solution for myself or others? I believe TMo is working to improve coverage and the more public outcry the harder they’ll work at it. TMo CS reps have told me so. Anyway, if you don’t like what I have to say skip right on by it & don’t waste your time reading it.

      • 30014

        I came up with two good solutions, pay the etf or shut the hell up.

      • Bill48105

        @A_O I understand where you’re coming from but I’m looking it at from what I think Apple’s perspective would be. Yes tons of people went to ATT for iphone, lots more than tried unlocking it & sticking with TMo partly because of the hassle or has been suggest the lack of knowledge. But Apple would see those ATT iphone users as a wash if they went to TMo from ATT since they are already customers. Even if they bought a new Tmo iphone they’d likely sell their old one on ebay & that’d be 1 less new ATT iphone.. (Yes the same could be argued about goin to V but the difference is that NO verizon customers have iphone but many Tmo users do) And as much as people complain about ATT’s issues I hardly see anyone going to TMo from ATT except someone who is counting every penny of their monthly expenses & wants to save a few bucks & be willing to give up coverage. Not only EDGE but mainly 3G. Yes that can change if TMo keeps the 3G rollout going at its current pace but based on current maps someone needs to be pretty desperate to save some $ or be lucky enough to be in a decent Tmo area to make that change. Someone would be MUCH more likely to go from ATT to Verizon than from ATT to Tmo except as stated above. And no this isn’t another post bashing TMo, I am stating facts concerning coverage, just look at the maps.. No need to scold me & send me to bed without dinner. :P

      • Bill48105

        @30014 There you go again, thanks for the great advice dude. You must work for Sprint customer service. lol

        Anyway, last time I checked I have as much right to comment in here as you and I don’t have the $ for ETF so guess you’re stuck with me. Or, like I said before, feel free to ignore my comments. See now there is a useful suggestion. ;)

      • Bill48105

        Oh 30014 there you go again, thanks for the great advice dude. You must work for Sprint customer service. lol

        Anyway, last time I checked I have as much right to comment in here as you and I don’t have the $ for ETF so guess you’re stuck with me. Or, like I said before, feel free to ignore my comments. See now there is a useful suggestion. ;)

      • rossi

        30014… Would you like me to tell your mommy that Billy is being mean? I have a solution for you; Skip over his posts. Easy, and you wouldn’t sound like a douche. He’s complaining about a legitimate weakness, and you’re getting upset about it. Hilarious.

        As far as the Iphone… while I am not a huge fan I still think it would sell like hot cakes.

      • 30014

        @rossi… he knew what the coverage was when he signed up. That’s like me moving next to an airport and then complaining about the planes shaking the house when they fly over. FYI your opinion isn’t worth two pennies rubbed together to me. How does that sound for a douche?

      • Bill48105

        @30014 No it’s more like them building an airport next to my house because the thing I am complaining about (poor coverage in areas myself & others frequent) happened AFTER signing up not the other way around. :P Besides, my comments are not just complaints about my own experiences but also observations based on comments by others & looking at TMobile’s own maps and Verizon’s ‘bash maps’ which are based on those.

        I could stop complaining about TMo’s coverage, I could cough up $ to cover ETF’s & go elsewhere but neither will change TMo’s lack of coverage while they scramble to expand & play catch up.

      • rossi

        Two pennies rubbed together… lol, I’m surprised you could come up with something that witty. However, that’s not saying much.

      • 30014

        @bill48105…I’m sorry for being a jerk towards u. @rossi…I’m not surprised that u thought my comment was witty. Dumb ass.

      • Bill48105

        @30014 All is good but thanks. I will try to keep my b’in about TMo coverage to a minimum & take the link to the map off my clipboard. lol But I honestly try contributing & not just complaining so hopefully I’ve helped someone at some time at least & not just come off as a whiny lil bitch. hehe

        I’ve never heard the expression myself but I assumed Rossi thought the same thing I did, that you were trying to be funny.. Rubbing 2 pennies together = 2 cents iow you don’t want his 2 cents worth, ie opinion. :D Owell rossi’s defense is appreciated, i think he gets me and we seem to agree on a lot so hopefully we’re all good & move on. ;)

      • rossi

        Bill, I didn’t really read through all the comments on here tonight. I just found it funny that what’s his face was complaining about your complaining… If I cared very much about his arguments I would probably read them, but I don’t care. Your coverage map pdf comparison was enough to convince me that as long as you are complaining about coverage; you are right because Tmobile’s coverage is pitiful when compared to the competition for 3g. Yeah, someone can argue the finer points of why that is or whatever, whatever, it’s still the truth. They are improving, but they are certainly a long way away from rivaling the network of verizon, and I think the rest are a case by case basis…

        30014, have you heard of sarcasm?

  • J-Hop2o6

    I support the iPhone coming to Tmousa cuhz it’ll jump up their customer base since Tmousa’s plans are cheaper than At&t..

  • http://www.tmonews.com terryjohnson16

    Can you imagine, T-Mobile selling the phone with a HSPA 7.2 phone, while having HSPA+ already deployed.

    I would laugh, if AT&T so much churn from them losing the iphone exclusivity rights, that T-Mobile gain “x” millions of customers.

    I would have to see what’s new in the next iphone, if it came to T-Mobile. This phone is seriously lacking in the features dept.

    All Apple has to do is make a 5-band iphone. Therefore, the phone has all the world freqs in it, all you do is put your SIM in. Apple can please both AT&T and T-Mobile having have the 2010 iphone include Quad-band EDGE/850/1900/1700/2100 HSPA+.

    I hope T-Mobile is ready for the influx of customers.

  • Andy, Inc.

    HELL. YES.

  • Ed

    Hmmm – yes I would like one – but first I’d like Tmobile to role out 3G here in Louisville.

    • ctk

      this

      and +eleventy billion on 3g in the 502. and if they miraculously get tmo 3g to work on iphone 3g’s that would be lovely.

  • jason

    I’d love to see the iphone come to t-mobile, but would be concerned at how well t-mobile’s network would be able to support the large amount of new customers.

    • Bill48105

      Whet network? LOL I tried pasting a link to the Verizon PDF with top 4 carrier maps and you guys think ATT got spanked in the Verizon ‘map for that’ ads, look at the TMobile map on there. WOW it is super sad & you can see why everyone shrugged off TMo’s Even More plans.. Seriously looking at the map you’d think cricket has better coverage & TMo should give unlimited away for $5/month by the looks of that map..

    • Bill48105

      Oops I meant to say I tried pasting the link but this site filtered me or at least ‘lost’ my reply. Anyway for some reason it won’t let me post the link so google verizon 3Gcomparison.pdf then about the 5th one down is one on vzw-whoweare & in there is a link to the PDF on that Verizon news release dated Oct 5 2009. Tell me TMo’s map isn’t S-A-D..

      • jv86

        i tried not reading your posts, but seriously man, its not that serious. i’ve had tmo since they were voice stream and never had a problem coverage-wise. if you hate tmo so much, and have no coverage call customer care, explain that you have no coverage where you live, and they’ll let you out of your contract. stop complaining so much, we dont care! you’re the one who’s on a website called “T-M-O-N-E-W-S” after all.

      • Bill48105

        @jv86 Last I checked constructive criticisms were acceptable even on a TMobile-centric site like tmonews.. I mean, perhaps I come across as moaning & complaining but that is not my intention. I try to stay on topic & respond to comments in a helpful & related fashion. I must be crazy because to me mentioning TMobile’s coverage is relevant to the idea of iphone coming to TMobile..

        Btw I don’t hate TMobile, again I apologize if I come across that way. I think there are MANY great things about TMobile but just like the other carriers there are bad things too and openly discussing TMobile’s weaknesses should help especially if higher up’s at TMobile take notice.

        Also, it is great you have coverage. Tell me your address & I’ll move there so I do too. ;)

  • derrickps3

    oh no, now tmo is gonna have a device and try to have competitions betweeen the android phones, lol……..i really don’t care about the iphone if you ask me, i know that tmo are getting better phones as the months/ years go by

  • MarkMc84790

    I’ve been using a 2G iPhone for more than a year and a half on T-Mobile. I wouldn’t buy a new one, though. I’ll probably be getting an Android phone in the beginning of next year.

  • Cybersedan

    NO thanks!!

  • babaganush

    i want htc hd2

  • Android Lover

    This is stupid I really don’t want T-mobile to get the iPhone because it will just make T-mobile even gayer and T-mobile needs more Android Phones like Htc Hero..

    • rossi

      How about some newer hardware to go along with those android phones… The hero is still the tired ol’ qualcomm 528 mhz arm 11…. No thanks.

  • Ryn(:

    That would be cool!! I have had T-Mobile for 5 YEARS!! But one year ago decided to dump them and move to AT&T and get the iPhone. And the reception is way better than T-Mobile!!!. Tmobile sucks! see you tmobile wont see one more cent from me ever again!!!!!!!!

  • FILA

    God I hope not. first off, the T-Mobile network would fail. You see how AT&Ts network has failed since the release of the iPhone. Not only would the speed of the network decrease but also were start with the dropped calls and shit. Also, I think T-Mobile should look away from the iPhone and remain a heavy Android partner. Look Android truly is the future, with multiple phones across the board supporting it, that i thingy is looking pretty old these days. No multitasking, no desktop, its gettin to be a little big compared to newer phones. Android hardly has half as many caps and locks like apple puts on all there devices.

    On the flipside T-Mobiles customer base would expand even larger, more money to come in, and more money to expand our coverage. Heads up T-Mobile and heres my advice, forget that iPhone crap, Verizon has, sprint has. Look at Android for the future, come out with some highly competitive devices. Be the first to come out with a SnapDragon processor Android (hopefully the G1v2) and you’ll be pushed above the other carriers offering Android. Go hard on your ads, like Verizon, advertising is huge, you need to invest in more commercials and more air time.

    G1v2 and T will be great!!!

    • watbetch

      No – AT&T’s network had serious problems because they tried to cram 3G and GSM on their existing 1900mhz spectrum..

      T-Mobile has TONS of AWS spectrum. They will have no problems supporting a few million iPhones.

      • FILA

        I see, very interesting

    • J-Hop2o6

      FILA, it’ll be nice to have both.. i don’t care for the iPhone,, but like u said,, tmousa’s customer base will jump up alot (meaning more $$$ to spend on BETTER devices, and hopefully expand coverage, even tho i get good coverage in Seattle and along the I-5 corridor).. and like watbetch said, we have even AWS spectrum to carry more customers cuhz of the iPhone.. AT&T problem was they use 2G/3G on their 1900.. but didn’t they recently open up 3G on the 850??

      • J-Hop2o6

        sorry.. “…*enough* AWS to carry…”

      • watbetch

        Yeah they do run 850mhz too but they still have issues with capacity, iPhones are still selling like hotcakes.

  • Ernie

    iPhone is not all that got bored of it after a month I got tired of looking at little boxes.

    Its really over rated.

    I am a Apple user I buy all things Apple but the iPhone is not all that.

  • Wicked1

    It doesn’t matter to me, I still wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot poll. I don’t buy or support anything Apple. It would be good for T Mobile because it would bring more customers. If Apple wants to make some real money, the choice would be Verizon. I don’t think they would have a problem making a Verizon specific iphone. If apple is concerned about is concerned about getting more money and customers, then Verizon is the choie, its the largest network. It would be stupid to let the Droid campaign stand in the way of all that money, lol

  • Tgre

    Ryn(: – You may get better reception from AT&T where you work/live/play but this is not at all the case for everyone. T-Mobile doesn’t drop nearly as many calls as AT&T and as far as reception goes I never hear people saying they didnt have T-Mobile service in wide open outdoor spaces like I have AT&T. I have been with Magenta for many years and SunCom before that and I can count on my fingers how many calls have dropped or lost service. This may be the case for you, but i think you just got lucky where you live!

  • Ahh Yo!

    To tell you the truth, the iPhone will be to the point of a has been. If you look at the new cell-phones that are coming, the iPhone will be worthless. Like to HTC HD2. This device will blow away iPhone. With it’s bigger screen (4.3) and micro-SD card (up to 32GB), it’s worth the wait. I’m not a big fan of iPhone, the battery stinks, the screen is too small and you can’t save/create/store any documents. It’s funny, they indicate they have over 100,000 apps, but none of them will allow you to save/create/store documents, unless you opt for a server app. I don’t trust any server apps that allows you to store documents on their server, just so you can view them. Why don’t I just publish them on a website so everyone can see.

  • http://none Billy V

    NO. i would never buy an APPLE device. Apple requires you buy everything (almost) and requires ITUNES, etc…. APPLE is a huge giant… i prefer supporting ANDROID… who needs windows or apple!? evil companies..
    APPLES company logo: apple with a bite out of it… sound familiar
    Windows Company logo: NAZI Symbol
    http://www.infowars.com

    • GenesisDH

      Then again, Google knows many consumers’ internet browsing preferences (and for many, much more than that because of it’s cloud techs) and have detailed personal ‘profiles’ of over 80% of US’s population already… who’s the evil one after all?

      More people fear loss of privacy (which Google could potentially do in a heartbeat) more so than being stuck with one OS/software/hardware type.

  • http://tmonews wokamanbizness

    we seeing that Tmobile had the rights to the iphone in Europe and such , then it is not that big of a step in the right direction, I must admit that iphone is a formitable piece of phone tech ( i am not a fan but they do have a huge fan base).T-mobile does need to do something to move from being the 3rd largest carrier to number 2 or possibly number 1.If this will help their sales then good for them.

  • Andy

    Well, I’m pretty sure if Apple iPhone went to another carrier it would head for T-Mobile and not Sprint or VZW. Verizon’s been touting their iDon’t campaigns around, it’s hard to see Apple wanting to go with someone against them(for now, that is). As for Sprint, it’s CDMA. If you know, CDMA devices are always a bit thicker than it’s GSM variants.

    I’m pretty sure Apple is growing tired of AT&T after all of the issues with the network. My guess is that IF Apple is going to another carrier, it would probably be Tmo. Second would be VZW, then Sprint.

  • mlwedell

    I’d rather see Tmo pick-up the Hero or even something like the BL40 Chocolate or Toshiba’s new phone (not to mention the new Xperia!). Sure, the iPhone is on top of the phone heap — for the moment — but it’s still not the end-all, be-all. I still don’t like the fact that you can’t swap memory cards or pull the battery out, and what’s with the 3.2 mp? And what if I don’t what to link up with iTunes? Apple’s jsut a little too draconian for my taste…

    • mlwedell

      I meant Toshiba’s new phone running Android, of course!

  • Luikid

    oh god cant wait if apple lets tmobile sell there iphones,,,,

    cantt wait if its truee is it true that apple is goin to tell iphones to tmobile???

    hahah cant wait cant wait if its truee :))

  • Chet

    Of course I’d like to see a T-Mobile iPhone.

    I have no plan, at this point to ever get one. I just got my BB 9700 and I’m quite happy, and I’m not a big fan of touch screens- at least for entering text.

    However, I’m definitely a T-Mobile fan, having been a customer since Omnipoint days, signing on in January 1997. The iPhone would be a big seller for T-Mobile. I bet lots of ATT people fed up with their network problems would give TMo a try.

    For TMo’s business sake, getting the iPhone would be great. Who cares if you’re an Apple fanboy or not?

    No one would be forcing you to buy it.

  • Michael

    well tmobile in europe already sells the iphone . why not usa. dont believe me check out the netherlands tmobile

  • Sgt. Cell

    Only if they call it the “HTC HD2″, Apple had their chance to grow and stuck with AT&T. With the n900, HD2 (both good possibility’s) and the behold, T Mobile is good with touch screens.

  • kershon

    I would like to see T-Mobile get the iphone, BUT only if it is in addition to new high end android phones. Sooner or later the iphone craze is going to slow down and there will be other phones available that are better than the iphone. If T-Mo gets the HD2, X10 and some of the other rumored devices and gets the iphone too, I believe Magenta will go from number 4 to 3 in a hurry and it might not be long before closing in on ATT. If T-Mobile continues to build out its network at the pace it has this year, by the end of 2010 it seems to me the network will be more than capable to handle the iphone and all the others. And if T-Mo gets the iphone, I believe it will almost be a stampede of the iphone users from ATT to T-Mobile. The iphone users on T-Mo now with unlocked phones would probably want to upgrade to a new phone that is aws capable and that can’t hurt either.

  • kershon

    Now, if I could just win the teenie-bopper Behold 2 for my kid, I will be happy. lol lol

  • Joseph Singer

    Unless Apple includes the HSPA frequencies that T-Mobile uses it would only work with T-Mobile’s EDGE.

  • Theodokos

    Would definitely get an iPhone on Tmo, Hell I’ve been using one for almost 2 years now on Tmo. Would love to have the new one with 3G…

  • Danny

    Honestly, no. I don’t want all those iPhone users hogging up the T-Mobile data bandwidth. They can stick to AT&T, for all I care. Really though, will the the investments to prop up the network due to the iPhone data’s toll be be worth extra users? User experience will go down across the board. I say no. And hopefully, that will be how it is.

    Those people that really want iPhone on T-Mobile will figure out to unlock it. I’m fine with that, since it doesn’t mean a stampede of iPhone users to T-Mobile.

  • beastly

    A few thoughts:

    The iPhone is a great device, in its own way. It’s very intuitive. A salesman for AT&T once told me he could sell an iPhone to my grandmother, and teach her to use it in ten minutes. After having played with it, I agree. Very user-friendly, and very capable. Not for me, though.

    The idea that it’s a huge pain for Apple to make their phones CDMA-capable is crazy. Plenty of manufacturers do it all the time. As soon as Apple’s exclusivity contract with AT&T is up, we’ll see iPhones on all the Big Four. Steve Jobs is kicking himself for not doing it that way to begin with. I might almost think that Verizon will hold off on getting the iPhone, just because of all their “iDont” commercials, but the truth is, Verizon has very little regard for your and my attention spans, and once they get the chance to carry the iPhone and make a buck off it, they’ll do so gladly.

    • Bill48105

      Converting iphone to cdma would definitely be harder than to TMo’s 3G but not impossible and besides I’d bet Apple is forward looking enough to have it already done (at least plans and/or prototypes) so it could be released ASAP.

      Because of the iphone/droid/idon’t bad blood Sprint could be the best candidate since people should be able to do similar to what they do now with att->TMo and take them from Sprint->Verizon, perhaps with a little mod’ing (somehow hacked to run on Verizon for V customers or Sprint customers with it forced roaming) so could be done even if not officially supported. Apple is the absolute king of marketing & planned obsolescence and they love horizontal markets so I could definitely see that happening to ‘save face’ with Verizon while still selling indirectly to all their customers. Then again, in the end they are both for-profit businesses & the all mighty $ could win out & they kiss & make up but I’m still thinking a Sprint deal would be the move they’d make. Sprint is hurting pretty bad and would probably give up 49% share of the company to Apple for an iphone deal and Apple would see it as a win win win WIN. Expand market to not only Sprint but also Verizon then turn around & sell officially to Verizon customers once they see how many Sprint iphones are on their network (customers or roaming).

      • beastly

        Here’s how I see it:
        BlackBerry and HTC have no trouble releasing CDMA, GSM, and blended versions of most models of their phones. I can’t see a little thing like CDMA stopping a big electronics manufacturer like Apple from making their products available to a wider audience.

        Now that Apple has the iPhone’s name out there, their partnership with AT&T has served its purpose. It would be foolish for them to not offer the phone to each of the Big Four, since that would increase their sales volume. And it would be foolish of any of the Big Four to refuse to carry it, since that would put them behind the other cell companies in terms of phone selection.

        Not only that, but the more iPhones Apple sells, the more other Apple products they will sell (iTunes subscriptions, computers to sync with, etc.)

        Marketing to all the cell phone companies once their contract is up seems like a no-brainer. Am I missing something that would make an exclusivity agreement beneficial to Apple?

        In any case, if Apple goes exclusive with someone, I think we all know that it won’t be T-Mobile, and probably won’t be Sprint either.

  • Koloheboy

    Would be intresting

  • MillionDays

    Why is Tmobile considering this junk but didn’t consider the N900? Don’t say “because of the price” because unsibsidized, the iPhone is $600+ also. The N900 is a MUCH better choice than this. TMobile needs to get the N900 over the iPhone.

    • 30014

      The iphone is a “people mover” device, plain and simple. As far as the n900, nokia is not a major player in the usa. Just look at how the n97 has done, it’s been a complete flop. If any phone is going to bring new subscribers to tmo it will be the iphone.

  • Rstar

    Tmobile will never get the iphone. Sorry to say.