More iPhone Rumors, YAY!

Are you sick of this yet?  It seems like with every new week comes a new iPhone on T-Mobile rumor.  Is today’s rumor different?  Sure, I mean, I guess so.  The difference today is that Canada’s Quebecor launched a mobile service through Vidéotron.  This mobile service happens to use AWS, just like our lovely Magenta.  During a Q&A session, however, one of their executive vice presidents said that Apple is readying an AWS compatible iPhone that will be ready “in the coming months.”  So, the iPhone on T-Mobile, does this even interest you anymore?


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  • Acacia Strain

    Seriously people who don’t want the iPhone to come to Tmo…get real.

    Tmo’s profits will shoot through the roof. That will lead to a) better phones b) not facing an increase in price plans c) more money for future endeavors like internet speed upgrades/increased national coverage/future projects.

    This would be huge for the #4 carrier in the nation.

    You have to realize that although Deutsche Telekom is the largest carrier in the world, they only allot Tmo USA with a certain amount of money.

    Do you really think Tmo had the choice of the HD2 or the Evo and took the HD2 because they liked it more…Sprint outbid them on the Evo.

    • Correction

      Correction: DT is not the largest wireless provider in the world; not by subscribers or by revenue.

      They are among the top 10 however.

      • Acacia Strain

        Really…your username for that was Correction? ha.

    • Mike

      Now that really depends on what your priorities are in choosing a carrier. AT&T is notoriously bad in crowded metropolitan cities like New York City and San Francisco. This is likely caused by the huge number of iPhone users that saturate their networks. This means dropped calls, and weaker signals for 3G.

      I for one have a concern that if the iPhone does come to T-Mobile, it may slow down the network where I live (a metropolitan area of course). Your arguments are valid in that the iPhone will definitely bring more revenue to T-Mobile, which leads to higher quality phones. But if I had to choose between a stable/faster/unsaturated network vs having a high quality phone, I would choose the former.

      Anyways, this is just a concern. Who knows? Maybe the T-Mobile network won’t slow down at all (it’s not like every single AT&T customer will switch). Then we’ll have the boon of a fast, stable network combined with increased revenue for our carrier.

      • Acacia Strain

        “But if I had to choose between a stable/faster/unsaturated network vs having a high quality phone, I would choose the former.”

        ha sadly that is out of our hands. I think Tmo would choose more revenue over stable/faster/unsaturated network

      • longcat

        WCDMA(UMTS) (what T-mobile, ATT, some providers in Canada, most of the rest of the world, etc use) takes the compromise of speed versus scalability. TD-SCDMA(UMTS) takes the other side of the compromise – scalability versus speed. China uses this TD-SCDMA and it makes sense – they have many, many people.

        For the record, AT&T’s service in New York City improved dramatically after they repurposed 850MHz (I think…) for WCDMA from GSM. However, a fellow coworker with an iPhone 3G was not able to notice this improvement and his latency on ping tests was astronomical (> 2s), but my iPhone 3GS experienced dramatic improvement on throughput (~75-200 to ~200-300). Both support the same radio frequencies, but the 3GS has a different modem than the 3G.

        As a side note, I think this provides some evidence of the iPhone possibly killing the network as a whole.

        T-mobile’s network throughput within a sector will slow down in proportion to bandwidth used by the handsets, and the network coverage is inversely related to the number of customers in a sector.

    • vHatch

      Should rename this site to You guys better hope Tmo gets the iPhone this year. You have posted 20 articles based on faint rumors that they will. If they don’t it’s going to look rather silly.

    • Patrick

      Reason I don’t want the iPhone is because look at AT&T….they get the iPhone and that’s ALL they focus on. I don’t want T-Mobile to solely focus on the iPhone and then push all other GOOD devices by the way side. AT&T has had what…..3 Android devices since it’s release? The Backflip, the Aria, and then the Captivate(which is the ONLY one that’s any good)…..I would be FURIOUS if T-Mobile over the next 2 years drops THREE android devices. I love Android…and it seems that’s where T-Mobile is focusing. Are they getting the “latest and greatest”? That depends on your opinion. No, we don’t have the Evo, no we don’t have the Droid line….but we DO have the Vibrant…and within a month will have the G2….and in another month the myTouch HD… that’s 3 powerhouse devices right there. Ppl complain about no FFC on the G2….but then turn right around and say “We want a Droid 2!!!!!!” You DO realize there’s no FFC on the Droid 2 right?

    • Vinchenzo

      No… Sprint didn’t outbid us on the Evo. I am guessing that you have only a small idea on how a phone ends up on a network. We passed on the Evo for the HD2. Now to answer that question, you have to email Dotson.

    • Deadpan

      I’m not saying I don’t want it on T-Mobile.
      I’m just saying I wouldn’t buy it as my primary phone.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Acacia …. Sorry… your post is wrong on most points, except that T-Mobile getting the iPhone would make the news for one news cycle, at most, where it has not in a long time.

      But the balance of what you say sounds like a compendium of inaccurately recalled stuff that has been said here and elsewhere on the Net. (AKA BS).

    • Correction 1.1

      By subscribers, the largest wireless carrier in the world would be China Mobile.
      By revenue, the largest wireless carrier in the world would be Vodaphone. Deutsche Telekom doesn’t even come close to either.

  • K. Ray

    I’m beginning to agree. If you Like Apple or Andy, this is a win for Magenta. I’m wishing for the Android Ecosystem to be more cohesive. Where there is smoke there is fire. These stories keep coming about Iphone something must be about to happen in the industry soon.

  • Daphy

    Question? Have you guys seen the comercial with the kids get in for free? what phone is the one shown in the beginning? To me it looks like the iPhone?

    • soapboxmanic

      Or the samsung vibrant would be the correct phone in the beginning of the commercial.

  • DHer

    I dont get it, someone from CANADA said its iphone is going to t-mo, what does this have to do with USA?

    • funkmasterC

      Does anything the Canadians say even matter anyway? Really.

    • longcat

      Some Canadian providers use the same 3G frequencies as T-mobile. If those people up in Canada get it, the same applies to T-mobile. That’s why.

    • Shane

      Usa is the owner of apple – iphone – Us Residents – Have the phone

  • phonegeek

    hopefully its iphone 4 if not then they need to hold off you cant half step anymore than they had in the past their line up is better now tho i must admit with the phones coming im thinking magenta’s eyes are opening just a bit wider

  • AJ

    No, it says AWS version of iphone. AWS is used by Tmobile here in the states. If Apple is making an AWS version of iphone . There is a pretty good chance that it will come to Tmobile.

  • Rick

    Being a lifelong Mac user, I have been very vocal in my hopes that there would soon be an iPhone in the T-Mobile line up and suffering through the usual problems the Blackberry has. Last month I Started to fall in love with the Samsung Vibrant, deciding to get one this fall when my finances weren’t so tight. Now I’m lost in indecision. I wonder if the Antenna problem will be fixed in this version? I don’t particularly want to HAVE to put a big bulky cover on my phone. Also is UMA a possiblilty? I’m stuck with the BB because of that feature and that feature alone, having low to no signal in my house

  • mike

    it will be good for the cell phone industry to have the iphone on more than just att’s network

  • RobH

    Not interested. Android is so much more flexible.

  • Ogopgo

    Apple hardware is very good. Their software is descent as well, but, as most Android fans will point out – they really do restrict you to a vendor-specific platform. The memory is not upgradeable, the battery can’t be replaced (unless you know how to solder), and there is a huge reliance on iTunes.

    The big draw to Android is it’s open architecture, and most of us that have some technical knowledge find this a huge selling point.

    The iPhone is geared towards the masses, while Android (in it’s current state) is geared towards those that are more technically savvy.

  • trini_pirate

    sadly tmo is bent on only acquiring subpar amdroid phones thus far…. so this would add some flavor to the pot

  • Khan

    I think the only reason the white iPhone 4 hasn’t come out yet is maybe because apple might announce it for T-Mobile later this year

    • Miss Fitz

      I mean, I *wish* this was true, but it’s highly unlikely. Apple wouldn’t be willing to take the tiny amount of heat they have taken over the white iPhone just to save a big surprise for us T-mo-ers! But if it IS true, I’ll EAT MY iPhone 3G!

  • Omeer

    Dudes wth! Let it come to T-mobile. I don’t think T-mo would want to acquire it unless they thought their network can handle it. It can only mean good things for T-mobile and us consumers. With the iPhone, T-mobile would have to undoubtedly beef up their network even more which will give us better coverage. We’ll have the most diverse choice of phones, one from every major player in the game. I’ll pick an android over an iPhone any day but I’m all for choices and diversity. Like it or not the iPhone is still king (judging by sales and popularity) and I don’t see anything wrong with having it on my carrier.

  • UX-Guy

    I think that what is about to happen is that the iPhone will come to all carriers, the way that they Galaxy S phones have. TMO, Verizon, Sprint will all have their shot at it.

  • jeb.

    I think the iPhone is going to go to all carriers ala Galaxy S style. Starting with the white iPhone 4 going to Tmo as an exclusive. lol

  • elijah

    to me its irrelevant. i have no interest in the iphone because ive played around with them before, and i just dont like them. i dont like touchscreen only phones, which is why i didnt jump on the vibrant, as nice a phone as it is. i like having a keyboard, but until the G2 was announced, there wasnt an option on Tmobile that i was happy with for an upgrade from my G1.

    let the iphone come to Tmobile, it wont affect me at all, but it will make lots of people happy because for some reason the ifail is still seen as the best phone since phones were invented.

  • nesha

    everybody is praising android but ive had nothing but PROBLEMS from my Mytouch. The Android system is really laggy and the apps seem to get bugs everyday. idk maybe its me but ive tried everything to get this phone working right and nothing works. if an iphone did come to tmobile i’d hop on it and gladly kick android to the side!!

    • Johnny

      Agreed 100%! The moto cliq xt is sh*t, the apps (that are available for devices running 1.5) are sh*t, and Motorola has taken way to long trying to update it to 2.1. Overall I hate android, its just not for me. Damn I just hope the rumors are true!!!!

      • g_willi

        @Johnny & @nesha You two are running the equivalent of the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G of Android. Just as the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 are much better than their predecessors, your experiences are not typical of the newer Android phones. The myTouch 3G was a good phone when it first came out, but the Cliq never was a good phone — sorry @Johnny, you got bought a lemon.

        The newer apps take advantage of the new features of Android 2.x. I’m sorry to say that by today’s standards, your phones are old and busted. Android 1.5 & 1.6 together make up less than 1/3 of all Android phones now.

  • Kenny

    T-mobile should already get it. Look at the T-mobile UK, they’ve been having they iPhone’s under T-Mobile. THE iPHONE IS EVEN FREE!!! If you sign up with T-mobile UK. And its $65 bucks a month! We should learn from them.

  • Shane

    I actually Agree if we get the iphone we will probably get a white exclusive are company logo is mostly white… It would looks good that way with like T-Mobile on the back and a small apple logo on the back and bottom of the phone

  • aerikz

    Well, there’s no doubt that iphone will expand to other carriers, since they’re contract with at&t has been over for some while now. So, we might need so we won’t be the odd balls without iphone. I hear rumors of Verizon iphones, but thats also a rumor =/
    With iphone 4g, we’d see better coverage, more customers, faster progress for hspa+, more mores, hopefully a decrease in data plans >.<

  • aerikz

    But personally, I think they should just drop iphone and get Windows Phone 7 first. It’ll be a hit and for sometime they’ll be one of the few carriers that will get it. At&t users won’t care to touch since iphone is the highlight of the carrier.

  • iPhone Obsessed

    just hurry up and get here iphone! ahhhhhhhh i’m using the vibrant for now til you get here. lol tmobile iphones FTW!

  • rapaleeman

    Honestly I don’t care either way.

    I love the T-Mob. Have ever since my first phone with them (the Sidekick 2). The problem is that their overall reception is terrible where I live. Yes it has gotten better the last few years, but overall it isn’t that great, especially indoors.

    I walk into my office and drop to 1 bar/No Service all day. It fluctuates for the remainder of the day and it doesn’t matter the phone. I’ve tried the 9700, HD2, all of my Sidekicks, and the myTouch Slide. I eventually started using an unlocked iPhone 3g and fell in love. It is just simple and overall just works. Same level of reception too, though obviously no 3g.

    Anyway, why I love the cheap price per month and the unlimited data by default, I bit the bullet last week and switched to AT&T. I used the put sim card in a 2g iPhone trick to get unlimited data. While I’m paying $20 more a month, at least I get reception in all the areas I frequent everyday (Northern VA). I get 4 bars 3g in my office which is great.

    If the T-Mob gets the iPhone, great. I would be happy for them because their Customer Service is top-notch (this is mainly the reason I stayed so long) and their prices are cheap. Then again, you get what you pay for.

    Side-note: Android has been nothing but a chore to me. Nothing on the the 2 phones I had (myTouch Slide and G1) ever worked right. While true, jailbreaking an iPhone was a touch complicated at first (before the website jailbreak at least) it was a lot simpler than Android ever was.

  • OffTheRecord

    Two predictions for when this happens…

    1. TMobile USA will see a net increase of subscribers
    2. The iPhone will become the biggest selling handset for TMobile USA.

  • miggedy

    I swore that I saw an iphone at the beginning of the new tmobile free kids line commercial. At the start of it a hand covers the bottom of the phone so you can’t tell what it is. But you can clearly see the chrome bezel around the phone

  • former Sitel / TMO pda

    okay, I worked for t-mobile on the PDA side for two years before they did a big lay of 300 people and in that time I would get a call on how to configure our network to there Iphone so that kills the are network couldn’t handle theory. also they honestly need to focus on coverage I don’t know how many times I filed a service request for customer not having service and then have to call them back to sell them on hotspots. what saying is Iphone can work with the network how ever the network needs a major over haul.

  • former Sitel / TMO pda

    our network, spell check err

  • Andrew Goodwin

    What about this? Could this mean anything there is a iphone on the uk site.

    • David, Managing Editor

      T-Mobile in the UK has had the iPhone for years, unfortunately what they have and what the US has usually differs, don’t read anything into it!

  • G William

    After dealing with my Moto Cliq issues… and not having support from either T-Mobile or Moto… give me my iPhone, now!

  • Ace

    hahahaha officially confirmed iphone 4 goin to verizon lol, man ive been with tmobile for years, and they will never get an iphone, forget this, and forget tmobile im switchin