T-Mobile Next U.S. Carrier To Get iPhone Love, Not Verizon?

Here we go again…yet another analyst has predicted a T-Mobile USA iPhone. The lastest comes from Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu who claims that Magenta is a more likely fit for the iPhone’s next home in the U.S. rather than Verizon Wireless, because T-Mobile’s 3G network wouldn’t require Apple to build a separate iPhone to support it. “Currently, T-Mobile’s 3G service (UMTS/HSPA) supports 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz frequencies while AT&T supports 850 MHz and 1900 MHz frequencies,” Wu wrote in a note to clients today. “Interestingly, both the new iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS support 3G at the 2100 MHz frequency and, from our understanding, the technical hurdle to support T-Mobile is minor compared to supporting CDMA technology at Verizon and Sprint.” Shaw Wu also believes that Apple is eager to “attack Android more directly” and argues that Apple would need to get the iPhone into the line-up of carriers that currently support  Android. Additionally, Wu adds that, “we are picking up that T-Mobile views the iPhone as key in winning back lost customers and as such could be more likely to agree to Apple’s terms.” Wu states that the iPhone may come to T-Mobile USA as early as this fall. If you may recall, earlier this year, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann hinted in an interview that its T-Mobile USA branch is indeed hoping to land a deal for the iPhone as soon as late 2010 or 2011.

It’s quite ironic that this claim is made just days after Apple’s unveiling of the new iPhone 4 at WWDC. How convenient to say it after the announcement? But, nonetheless the iPhone would definitely be a nice addition to the T-Mobile lineup and as well as bringing in a slew of new subscribers that are frustrated with AT&T. What say you?

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  • http://Google screw

    In a brief…new german CEO will launch iPhone early 2011…T-mo is definitely upgrading its radio Freq for this…Android will only get better…..Apple and Google will fight over “smartphone” supremecy….Verizon and Sprint need to ‘step it up in their “ancient” coverage….i got a feeling that this new CEO of T-MO is gonna make “things interesting” for T’Mo and the whole industry….hint hint….

  • Jay

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Theweakend

    Great my network is going to get bogged down like a bitch now…

  • raymond

    i come with news :\ tmobile lost the iphone to verizon boo yah :|

    http://www.droid-life.com/2010/06/16/t-mobile-axed-from-apple-deal-verizon-comes-up-with-cash/

  • Brian

    Getting the iPhone might just save t-mo. They’ve been in a downward spiral for a few years and they need a hail mary NOW. Anything short of that and they might be going the way of the dinosaur.

  • Eric

    I would like to see AT&T be brought down a lot. They are raising their rates for the iPhone plan. AT&T is not the only carriers out there apple. Apple would get a lot more iPhones sold if they would branch out. I personally can not stand AT&T myself. They think they are better than everyone else and they can charge whatever they want for the plans regardless what the others are charging. Stay away from AT & T they are crooks!!!

  • TheTruth

    T-mobile already has the I=phone in 7 European countries. It makes sense, Verizon just signed a deal with Motorola and promotes Android only, plus they bash Apple left and right in marketing commercials. I bet T-mobile will get the I-phone, almost certain.

  • Freddy_Baby

    Good call….. NOT!

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