T-Mobile Unlikely To Sell iPhone In Near Future, Will Combat With Android

Speaking at an investor relations meeting, T-Mobile stated that they were unlikely to carry the iPhone anytime in the near future.  Perhaps the biggest issue is the use of the 1700Mhz 3G band acting as a major barrier to selling the iPhone.  T-Mobile is, of course, open to selling the iPhone, however the T-Mobile CEO explained that the chipset is the major roadblock.

“We’re not part of the chipset today.  But we have chipsets which support 5 or up to 10 spectrum bands in the market, so we should expect there will be more degrees of freedom going forward … and so the chances will rise.”

PCMag

During the actual investor event we are currently watching, Humm did go on to say that T-Mobile is prepared to battle the iPhone with Android.

As the iPhone has lead to almost 10% churn, T-Mobile is prepared to combat a 3G iPhone with 4G Android and combat the 3G iPad with the 4G LG G-Slate.

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  • ScottinYorkPA

    ANDROID FTW

  • ScottinYorkPA

    ANDROID FTW

  • ScottinYorkPA

    I love you TMO

  • ScottinYorkPA

    I love you TMO

  • ScottinYorkPA

    I love you TMO

  • Anonymous

    The SOUP NAZI LOL

    Man ANDROID is sellin like crack in the 80’s and it is definently the best tool for Tmobile next to HSPA+

  • Anonymous

    The SOUP NAZI LOL

    Man ANDROID is sellin like crack in the 80’s and it is definently the best tool for Tmobile next to HSPA+

  • Anonymous

    The SOUP NAZI LOL

    Man ANDROID is sellin like crack in the 80’s and it is definently the best tool for Tmobile next to HSPA+

  • All i gotta say is , Good luck tmobile, don’t blow yourself up in the process…

  • All i gotta say is , Good luck tmobile, don’t blow yourself up in the process…

  • All i gotta say is , Good luck tmobile, don’t blow yourself up in the process…

  • I know that Humm has said they will be aggressive in marketing, however, as a former employee, I’ve heard that many many times before. If they do not market as much as VZW and ATT, they can fight the good fight all day long and not make a dent.

  • I know that Humm has said they will be aggressive in marketing, however, as a former employee, I’ve heard that many many times before. If they do not market as much as VZW and ATT, they can fight the good fight all day long and not make a dent.

  • I know that Humm has said they will be aggressive in marketing, however, as a former employee, I’ve heard that many many times before. If they do not market as much as VZW and ATT, they can fight the good fight all day long and not make a dent.

  • MIKEEEEE

    good thinkin’

    ANDROID is not chained to any one specific piece of hardware.

    i can’t wait to see how my DEFY and a tablet will sync up when i’m on the road.

    • Maxxxnrelaxxx

      The UI is though!

    • Maxxxnrelaxxx

      The UI is though!

  • Anonymous

    Personally I do not care for the iphone but I know a lot of people will be disappointed to hear this. BTW if T-mobile is going to fight back with Android devices they need to do a much better job with software upgrade!!!

    • Anonymous

      I agree.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.

    • Anonymous

      I agree as well!

  • that sucks. verizon here i come

    • Tortionist

      good riddens loser

    • Asiasal79

      I dont understand why everyone would go to Verizon when they could have went BYE BYE before to At&t. doesn’t make sense.

    • Asiasal79

      I dont understand why everyone would go to Verizon when they could have went BYE BYE before to At&t. doesn’t make sense.

    • Asiasal79

      I dont understand why everyone would go to Verizon when they could have went BYE BYE before to At&t. doesn’t make sense.

    • Asiasal79

      I dont understand why everyone would go to Verizon when they could have went BYE BYE before to At&t. doesn’t make sense.

  • Just get great phones. Any newer phone would do good but NOT i repeat the iphone. For those that will leave.You’ll be back!!

  • Just get great phones. Any newer phone would do good but NOT i repeat the iphone. For those that will leave.You’ll be back!!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t want the I-Phone, I would hope they combat the I-Phone with Tegra powered Android devices that will be the talk of the smartphone world. These Tegra powered devices will bring tons of attention and customers to T-Mobile. Even if the entry level customer will not want these phones, the attention these devices will bring to T-Mobile will spark tons of new customer interest. Bring the Tegra power to T-Mobile or the top smartphone customer will go where they can buy these devices. Please T-Mobile we want to stay with you, get us Tegra and add some more horsepower to your HSPA+. Hopefully inside building coverage will improve with this added horsepower. I have my Nexus one and my new MyTouch 4G on my desk in front of a window where I get great coverage. Give us more horsepower.
    THANK YOU T-MOBILE loyal customer

    • Joe and Jane Q Public doesn’t know what Tegra is, nor do they care. If they knew techy stuff, VZW wouldn’t have been selling the Blackyberry Storm like it was going out of style but switching to TMO for the G1 and MyTouch 3G..

      And you can have a 5000 MHZ phone, doesn’t do one bit for coverage. Only spectrum frequency and tower placement can improve that..

      • Petey

        Agree, the public is only interested what’s currently “in” at the moment, and right now it’s the iPhone, if TMobile can’t bring the iPhone to their subscribers, then expect to lose a lot of more subscribers in the future. What’s funny is that they say they will try to be the third carrier in the country, yeh right. that probably won’t be happening.

        • hi!

          exactly. They don’t have a prayer

        • Tortionist

          I’m so glad you guys are all great business and tech analysts with degrees in those areas. We’d all be in trouble if we listened to you idiots.

        • Tortionist

          I’m so glad you guys are all great business and tech analysts with degrees in those areas. We’d all be in trouble if we listened to you idiots.

        • Petey

          Looks like T-Mobile is going to be in big trouble for not listen to us idiots.

          Smfh.

        • Tortionist

          I’m so glad you guys are all great business and tech analysts with degrees in those areas. We’d all be in trouble if we listened to you idiots.

        • Tortionist

          I’m so glad you guys are all great business and tech analysts with degrees in those areas. We’d all be in trouble if we listened to you idiots.

        • Tortionist

          I’m so glad you guys are all great business and tech analysts with degrees in those areas. We’d all be in trouble if we listened to you idiots.

        • Tortionist

          I’m so glad you guys are all great business and tech analysts with degrees in those areas. We’d all be in trouble if we listened to you idiots.

      • Petey

        Agree, the public is only interested what’s currently “in” at the moment, and right now it’s the iPhone, if TMobile can’t bring the iPhone to their subscribers, then expect to lose a lot of more subscribers in the future. What’s funny is that they say they will try to be the third carrier in the country, yeh right. that probably won’t be happening.

      • Petey

        Agree, the public is only interested what’s currently “in” at the moment, and right now it’s the iPhone, if TMobile can’t bring the iPhone to their subscribers, then expect to lose a lot of more subscribers in the future. What’s funny is that they say they will try to be the third carrier in the country, yeh right. that probably won’t be happening.

    • Joe and Jane Q Public doesn’t know what Tegra is, nor do they care. If they knew techy stuff, VZW wouldn’t have been selling the Blackyberry Storm like it was going out of style but switching to TMO for the G1 and MyTouch 3G..

      And you can have a 5000 MHZ phone, doesn’t do one bit for coverage. Only spectrum frequency and tower placement can improve that..

  • Anonymous

    Don’t want the I-Phone, I would hope they combat the I-Phone with Tegra powered Android devices that will be the talk of the smartphone world. These Tegra powered devices will bring tons of attention and customers to T-Mobile. Even if the entry level customer will not want these phones, the attention these devices will bring to T-Mobile will spark tons of new customer interest. Bring the Tegra power to T-Mobile or the top smartphone customer will go where they can buy these devices. Please T-Mobile we want to stay with you, get us Tegra and add some more horsepower to your HSPA+. Hopefully inside building coverage will improve with this added horsepower. I have my Nexus one and my new MyTouch 4G on my desk in front of a window where I get great coverage. Give us more horsepower.
    THANK YOU T-MOBILE loyal customer

  • Alexanderwardlaw21

    the iphone was the inovator but is now being beat up by ALL the android phones… I will take any android phone over and iphone any day…. I have a Nexus One and everyone I know that has an iphone, wants MY phone…Multi-tasking, FLASH, mutli-touch…. Come on apple catch up already…

    • hi!

      it’s not 1940 anymore…the new iPhones have all the features you just listed

    • hi!

      it’s not 1940 anymore…the new iPhones have all the features you just listed

    • hi!

      it’s not 1940 anymore…the new iPhones have all the features you just listed

  • Alexanderwardlaw21

    the iphone was the inovator but is now being beat up by ALL the android phones… I will take any android phone over and iphone any day…. I have a Nexus One and everyone I know that has an iphone, wants MY phone…Multi-tasking, FLASH, mutli-touch…. Come on apple catch up already…

  • gone

    Been a TMO customer for years, and have patiently waited for the iPhone to become official. I carry an unlocked iPhone now. I’ve bought and carried 4 different Android phones, and have very little interest in having another one. I like my phone fully baked. TMO has until June to announce an official iPhone. If they don’t, and VZ has an LTE version, I’m gone, sadly.

    • Petey

      I’m on the same boat. I really don’t care about android (i’m using a vibrant) & I want the iPhone. As I stated already, if iPhone is to come to t-mobile, I will upgrade three of my lines imediately to it, but now that they already stated they’re not going to release it, I’m not going renew my contract and leave t-mobile when the next iphone comes.

    • NutsandBolts

      Feel free to leave then! Just because YOU think T-Mobile should get an iPhone doesn’t mean all of it’s customer’s do. Why exactly you think making an ultimatum on a news website is going to hurry T-Mobile into releasing a phone, I’ll never know. No one is going to beg you to stay. Have fun!

      • Petey

        Let see how many subscriber will T-Mobile loses when the Verizon iPhone is ready for purchase to the consumer. I won’t be surprise if they loses alot.

        I think there’s nothing wrong with iPhone coming to T-mobile, it will help keep those consumers who want to stay with t-mobile & want the iphone, and may attract more people when t-mobile have the iphone w/ some sort of cheap rate plans. Iphone is what some/most regular consumer want nowaday, they don’t care about this or that, they want the iPhone. Only phone geeks like us know wassup.

      • sirphunkee

        Um…I’ve read his post over again several times, and I’m failing to see the part where he says he thinks his “ultimatium” is going to spur anybody into doing anything….could you please point that part out for me?

        The way I read it, it was just saying that HE really wants an iPhone, and if TMobile doesn’t have one by then, he won’t wait anymore and will go elsewhere.

        Opinion. Not Ultimatum. Jeesh….have you run out of dogs to kick or something?

        • NutsandBolts

          Yes…I have run out of small puppies to kick. And actually the part where he says “T-Mobile has until June to release an official iPhone. If they don’t and VZ has an LTE version, I’m gone sadly” would be considered an ultimatum. The fact is, we are not getting the iPhone anytime soon. We are going to have to rock with what we have in the meantime. Which means amazing Android phones are all we are going to have in the near future. If that’s not to his liking, he should leave and spend his money at a company that is meeting his needs. Might be blunt and to the point, but it’s the truth.

      • donnyc

        yeah NutsandBolts, you tell him (or her). Go ahead and leave then gone, we dont care!!! T-Mobile doesn’t need customers!! Especially not customers who have been with us for years and are starting to get opinions and all these wants and needs. What right do these customers think they have anyway, wanting quality devices for their service, who do they think they are?

        It is idiots like you NutsandBolts who drive good and loyal customers away from T-Mobile, I hope that you do now work for us. At T-Mobile we do need quality devices (iPhone AND Android), better and more consistent coverage, and to get rid of any moronic employees that share your shallow and short sighted viewpoints. Have fun!

        • donnyc

          do *not* work for us

        • donnyc

          do *not* work for us

      • donnyc

        yeah NutsandBolts, you tell him (or her). Go ahead and leave then gone, we dont care!!! T-Mobile doesn’t need customers!! Especially not customers who have been with us for years and are starting to get opinions and all these wants and needs. What right do these customers think they have anyway, wanting quality devices for their service, who do they think they are?

        It is idiots like you NutsandBolts who drive good and loyal customers away from T-Mobile, I hope that you do now work for us. At T-Mobile we do need quality devices (iPhone AND Android), better and more consistent coverage, and to get rid of any moronic employees that share your shallow and short sighted viewpoints. Have fun!

    • NutsandBolts

      Feel free to leave then! Just because YOU think T-Mobile should get an iPhone doesn’t mean all of it’s customer’s do. Why exactly you think making an ultimatum on a news website is going to hurry T-Mobile into releasing a phone, I’ll never know. No one is going to beg you to stay. Have fun!

    • NutsandBolts

      Feel free to leave then! Just because YOU think T-Mobile should get an iPhone doesn’t mean all of it’s customer’s do. Why exactly you think making an ultimatum on a news website is going to hurry T-Mobile into releasing a phone, I’ll never know. No one is going to beg you to stay. Have fun!

  • gone

    Been a TMO customer for years, and have patiently waited for the iPhone to become official. I carry an unlocked iPhone now. I’ve bought and carried 4 different Android phones, and have very little interest in having another one. I like my phone fully baked. TMO has until June to announce an official iPhone. If they don’t, and VZ has an LTE version, I’m gone, sadly.

  • gone

    Been a TMO customer for years, and have patiently waited for the iPhone to become official. I carry an unlocked iPhone now. I’ve bought and carried 4 different Android phones, and have very little interest in having another one. I like my phone fully baked. TMO has until June to announce an official iPhone. If they don’t, and VZ has an LTE version, I’m gone, sadly.

  • Anonymous

    That’s OK! We have a t mo iPhone… on edge, but its an option! Please t mo! If this Sony play turns out to be a good gaming phone get it!

  • BeastUlk

    That’s all well and good, but T Mobile needs better high-end phones.

    • SublimeDavid

      Mytouch4g and G2 are among the best android phones out there so not sure what planet you are living on. (definitely not earth)

  • BeastUlk

    That’s all well and good, but T Mobile needs better high-end phones.

  • casper

    if T-Mo would get some better WP7 phones I wouldn’t care…

    • Anonymous

      I’d way rather have a 4G WP7 phone as well.

    • Anonymous

      I’d way rather have a 4G WP7 phone as well.

    • Anonymous

      I’d way rather have a 4G WP7 phone as well.

  • casper

    if T-Mo would get some better WP7 phones I wouldn’t care…

  • casper

    if T-Mo would get some better WP7 phones I wouldn’t care…

  • casper

    if T-Mo would get some better WP7 phones I wouldn’t care…

  • casper

    if T-Mo would get some better WP7 phones I wouldn’t care…

  • casper

    if T-Mo would get some better WP7 phones I wouldn’t care…

  • casper

    if T-Mo would get some better WP7 phones I wouldn’t care…

  • Guest

    Iphone sucks ass anyway

    • SublimeDavid

      Its outdated and Multitasking is non existent and a joke.

  • Guest

    Iphone sucks ass anyway

  • G1or2

    If they could actually see over 3M anywhere it would be amazing. Corp stay with BB so the users are stuck. Most folks cant affort 2 phones. I called cc and asked if I could buy a Dell streak. They told me that i need to pay full price because I have an aircard and cant add a line. Greeeeaaaat!

  • G1or2

    If they could actually see over 3M anywhere it would be amazing. Corp stay with BB so the users are stuck. Most folks cant affort 2 phones. I called cc and asked if I could buy a Dell streak. They told me that i need to pay full price because I have an aircard and cant add a line. Greeeeaaaat!

  • G1or2

    If they could actually see over 3M anywhere it would be amazing. Corp stay with BB so the users are stuck. Most folks cant affort 2 phones. I called cc and asked if I could buy a Dell streak. They told me that i need to pay full price because I have an aircard and cant add a line. Greeeeaaaat!

  • jazzyodle

    Got Dang!! Why are people so obsessed with the iPhone. I will absolutely not deny the fact that its a great phone, that it was insanely innovative, absolutely responsible for where we are now with smart phones, and a fine solid device. But really people, suggesting the demise of a company because they won’t be getting the iPhone anytime soon??!! Are we completely blind to the fact that competing smartphones have improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, let alone the last couple of years especially with the introduction of Android. I can understand we all have our preferences some preferring Windows, some preferring Android, some preferring iPhone but man, some people seem to worship the ground the iphone fell on. Apple has done a very VERY fine job with advertising to create such a loyal group of consumers (some of which who have never used an iPhone in their life, but hey, weren’t we all raised to know that the iPhone is the only great phone that can ever exist as long as time exists). Competition is ridiculous now and will only get better. There is absolutely nothing your iPhone can do that the top of the line Android phone can’t do, unless you’re looking for loads of uselss apps, which don’t you worry, tons and tons and tons of useful apps are available on Android phones, its just a matter of time we get more of those insanely nonsensical apps that boosts the Apple market place to those “superior” numbers.

    Patience people, patience. There will be a day where you can’t quite honestly convince yourself that the iPhone is the only worthy smartphone on the market. Perhaps you’ll realize phones like the Motorola Atrix might just be a fine specimen, a fine specimen indeed. I mean really that phone is the ish!

    Now I do admit Tmobile isn’t quite on their superphone game and I certainly hope that they step that up, but really there ain’t no way in heck that I’m leaving Tmobile with ridiculously competitvely priced plans to possess the “coveted, almighty, crazily awesome” iPhone.

    • SEFan

      I think T-Mobile has a really good selection of Android devices right now. The G2 and MyTouch 4G, the Vibrant, the Nexus S, the Vibrant Super Leggiera (just kidding!). More Samsung devices than I’d like, but plenty of speed, screen beauty, and great features. And that’s only going to get better in the next year.

      But… I like the iPhone. I use iOS on my iPod Touch, and on an iPad. I’m used to it. I’m a Mac user and the interface with iOS is more seamless than interacting with Android. It would just be a shorter learning curve for me. And if you’re like me and like the iPhone there is no Android substitute. So I hope El Presidente is being coy, like the Verizon CEO was before they rolled the iPhone.

      • Ideally, T-Mobile would have at least two 4G, dual-core Android offerings (one with a keyboard, and one without). *Then* I’d say that they had an Android selection to surpass the other carriers.

        • SublimeDavid

          If they are seriously gonna compete with iOS in the short term I completely agree with you, have one of those dual cores run vanilla as well. And please nomore Motorolas… I laughed when we put out their Customer Support Cards for the Latest Cliq 2, which basically means this to the consumer: Moto Cust Support Card = Our phone will fail you (again)–>(for the Idk how many times at this point) but call us for an appointment so we can act like we care and look at the problem only to not do anything about it (again)…..(wait except for verizon)

    • SEFan

      I think T-Mobile has a really good selection of Android devices right now. The G2 and MyTouch 4G, the Vibrant, the Nexus S, the Vibrant Super Leggiera (just kidding!). More Samsung devices than I’d like, but plenty of speed, screen beauty, and great features. And that’s only going to get better in the next year.

      But… I like the iPhone. I use iOS on my iPod Touch, and on an iPad. I’m used to it. I’m a Mac user and the interface with iOS is more seamless than interacting with Android. It would just be a shorter learning curve for me. And if you’re like me and like the iPhone there is no Android substitute. So I hope El Presidente is being coy, like the Verizon CEO was before they rolled the iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    Die iphone die!¡!¡!

  • Albarrios

    this news sux……………….

  • hi!

    the title of this article should read, “TMobile Unlikely to leave Last Place in the Near Future”

    • Frank

      4 Months ago the CEO of Verizon wireless said essentially the same thing. OH OOPS look what is happening in February! like these companies know how to tell the truth. I

      • SEFan

        Yeah, I find Humm’s explanation a bit disingenious. The current iPhone 4 on AT&T has WCDMA on like 5 frequencies: the 2 Euro ones (900, 2100 mhz), 2 for AT&T (850, 1900) and one more I can’t recall. Plus quad-band GSM. So with another year, a new chipset (already rumored to be dual-core), a new iOS, an AWS iPhone should be easily doable. Let’s see what happens when iPhone 5 releases…

        • Petey

          I hope that’s the case. Now i have a little bit of hope that the iphone may come to tmobile.

          Nokia has one or acouple of its phone with the band that’s compatible with aws & wcdma (both att and T-Mobile compatible). I’m sure apple can do the same.

        • Petey

          I hope that’s the case. Now i have a little bit of hope that the iphone may come to tmobile.

          Nokia has one or acouple of its phone with the band that’s compatible with aws & wcdma (both att and T-Mobile compatible). I’m sure apple can do the same.

        • SublimeDavid

          It will come out, its just a matter of when.

      • SublimeDavid

        Quite true, usually when a carrier says one thing they usually mean another. It’s a rope a dope technique constantly used in the business world.

    • Frank

      4 Months ago the CEO of Verizon wireless said essentially the same thing. OH OOPS look what is happening in February! like these companies know how to tell the truth. I

  • ctkatz

    unfortunately in most people’s eyes, popular is better. this is rarely the case. the iphone is popular. android devices are better. its for that reason that while i own an iphone and a vibrant (and use both) i wouldn’t get a t-mobile iphone although i would hope t-mo would offer it.

    i think the best thing for t-mo customers would be if apple sells an unlocked iphone. i know a lot of people who could care less about data speeds, they have an iphone on t-mobile and that is all they care about.

    • SublimeDavid

      Quite true unfortunately but there are people like us that love tweaking phones etc and actually care about functionality and usage of the phone, and then there are people that like to be told what to do, great example of this is the people who call Bill Oreily and ask him how to interpret the news. Pretty simple terms its: Android = People who actually want a unique usage and customization, iOS = people that are not very smart and need to be told how to do everything (including feeding themselves and wiping their ass), unfortunately there are alot of those people out there. Ironically since I have both phones (long story) It’s pretty simple to strike down the Iphone4 when you put it side by side with a phone like the Mytouch4g and show a customer just exactly they will be restricted to (paying for everything such as Music) and Android (you can download MP3 downloader and get the same stuff and do whatever you want with your phone) I even sold two Mytouch 4gs to two customers that were thinking about leaving us the other week because they were told iOS was the greatest thing ever, Until I showed them a side by side comparison. Needless to say they stayed. Tmobile needs better marketing since these people were clueless that there were acutally phones that were way better than the Iphone4 and faster too..

  • ctkatz

    unfortunately in most people’s eyes, popular is better. this is rarely the case. the iphone is popular. android devices are better. its for that reason that while i own an iphone and a vibrant (and use both) i wouldn’t get a t-mobile iphone although i would hope t-mo would offer it.

    i think the best thing for t-mo customers would be if apple sells an unlocked iphone. i know a lot of people who could care less about data speeds, they have an iphone on t-mobile and that is all they care about.

  • ctkatz

    unfortunately in most people’s eyes, popular is better. this is rarely the case. the iphone is popular. android devices are better. its for that reason that while i own an iphone and a vibrant (and use both) i wouldn’t get a t-mobile iphone although i would hope t-mo would offer it.

    i think the best thing for t-mo customers would be if apple sells an unlocked iphone. i know a lot of people who could care less about data speeds, they have an iphone on t-mobile and that is all they care about.

  • Crap, I wish they’d just talk to apple exec. I wish T-mobile USA’s 3G bands were like T-Mobile DE 3G bands, so they could of offered the iPhone, can they buy it from the FCC or not? I know the AWS band it was basically their only option.

    • Julian

      I think that they should too!!!! HAHA

    • Julian

      I think that they should too!!!! HAHA

    • Julian

      I think that they should too!!!! HAHA

    • SublimeDavid

      what they need to do is stay away from Clearwire crap frequencies and go for some of those lower frequencies that other Tmobile parts in Europe on using. After that leverage their international presence and offer some unbeatable international deals such as package roaming deals that include T-Mobile coverage in other countries, that will hit verizon att and sprint where it hurts most, their business clients, if they are going after that market segment there is no way those three could leverage any kinda deals that tmobile could if they were to leverage their international presence better than they do now. Not sure why or how they manage the roaming agreements but it doesnt make much sense for T-Mobile to charge T-Mobile for roaming when they are all owned by DT. Seeing this new CEO had a strong presence in Europe he could be the man to make it all happen. Sounds like T-Mobile’s unique presence in DT is coming to a close and will be leveraged more closely by the giant (Good thing) as DT can flex its muscle a bit more with it and Expand coverage, strike better phone deals, etc.

      • Bob

        You know that would be something to be able to do. A person has a Tmobile phone and be able to roam free of charge anywhere in the Tmobile company be they in Europe or in the U.S. or wherever. I’m sure DT can fix this somehow. And be able to use their text minutes wherever and also whatever rate plan they are on use there talk minutes without having to buy another stupid local company sim card. Now I can see that going outside of DT, but within DT??? Cmon all of the Tmobile companies.

      • Bob

        You know that would be something to be able to do. A person has a Tmobile phone and be able to roam free of charge anywhere in the Tmobile company be they in Europe or in the U.S. or wherever. I’m sure DT can fix this somehow. And be able to use their text minutes wherever and also whatever rate plan they are on use there talk minutes without having to buy another stupid local company sim card. Now I can see that going outside of DT, but within DT??? Cmon all of the Tmobile companies.

      • Bob

        You know that would be something to be able to do. A person has a Tmobile phone and be able to roam free of charge anywhere in the Tmobile company be they in Europe or in the U.S. or wherever. I’m sure DT can fix this somehow. And be able to use their text minutes wherever and also whatever rate plan they are on use there talk minutes without having to buy another stupid local company sim card. Now I can see that going outside of DT, but within DT??? Cmon all of the Tmobile companies.

      • Bob

        You know that would be something to be able to do. A person has a Tmobile phone and be able to roam free of charge anywhere in the Tmobile company be they in Europe or in the U.S. or wherever. I’m sure DT can fix this somehow. And be able to use their text minutes wherever and also whatever rate plan they are on use there talk minutes without having to buy another stupid local company sim card. Now I can see that going outside of DT, but within DT??? Cmon all of the Tmobile companies.

  • Julian

    Why doesnt .T…MOBLE sell the iPHONE or something that is similar to the iPHONE?

    • 4G_or_not_4G

      @Julian…I try to be respectful of other peoples comments but I have got to ask…What the ^%^&
      Is something similar, maybe a Nexus One, MyTouch4G, Optimus 2, HD2, Blackberry…not sure your question???

      • Anonymous

        Maybe he means a phone with the quality of the iphone4.

        Hold an iPhone4 next to a Mytouch4g…. iPhone blows it away.

        Teenybopper mytouch design vs iPhone4. Smooth as silk iOS vs cheesy mytouch sense u.i.

        Android app market vs Apples App store.

        Sure I like the open/customizable Android, but Apple is no fuss. When Apple releases 4.0-4.2 OS etc, everyone downloads/updates day 1 no worries. Not 6 months later…

        • SublimeDavid

          Well lets see, I have both those phones (MT4G Without the Sense Crap and OC’d to 1.7 ghz) and Iphone4, they feel the same to me Ive had the Iphone since late Sept and must say that at first the OS was pretty nice, but once I rooted the Mytouch4g and got that sense crap out of it, ive been pimping out my Mytouch4g more than anything. Tmobile needs to have some more Vanilla phones and update them constantly. Also features like the HD2 Transformer movie helps. I remember a ton of people coming in to see the phone with the Transformers movie on it. They need to develop a good relationship with LG as Samsung blows monkey nuts with updates and LG has proven they are willing to push them out constantly. Pretty sad when a Optimus T has 2.2 android and the Vibrant doesnt. Track pads are nice and probably a cleaner look on the Mytouch 4g would make it a visibally much nicer phone but build quality id say they are even. Im afraid to drop my IPhone4 since it seems like it will crack even on one drop (happened to my coworker) Ive dropped the Mytouch4g a few times once on concret and it still looks great. So dont speak if you dont know hands down.

      • Jeffandrew

        Something “similar” to me, means a phone that is 100 % compatible with Mac IOS 4. People forget that this is not just about the iPhone, but about our computer’s operating systems. Many of us do not have nor want a Windows system. So, unless they are compatible with my Mac and Mobile Me, all those androids to me are useless.

      • Jeffandrew

        Something “similar” to me, means a phone that is 100 % compatible with Mac IOS 4. People forget that this is not just about the iPhone, but about our computer’s operating systems. Many of us do not have nor want a Windows system. So, unless they are compatible with my Mac and Mobile Me, all those androids to me are useless.

      • Jeffandrew

        Something similar to me means that I can sync my calendar, contacts, bookmarks, and especially my music, videos, and artwork in a fly with a Mac computer, and that the music, sound, and interface is as good or better than the iphone. Also, that you can sync with multiple Mac computers at once and that the battery life actually has some life… Last but not least, friendliness of a gadget is important, especially on a cell phone, not to be walking around and falling on the third rail, or missing some quality time with the wife, cause we are traveling with cellphone menus.

    • 4G_or_not_4G

      @Julian…I try to be respectful of other peoples comments but I have got to ask…What the ^%^&
      Is something similar, maybe a Nexus One, MyTouch4G, Optimus 2, HD2, Blackberry…not sure your question???

  • Julian

    Why doesnt .T…MOBLE sell the iPHONE or something that is similar to the iPHONE?

  • Julian

    Why doesnt .T…MOBLE sell the iPHONE or something that is similar to the iPHONE?

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    TMobile can compete as long as they not only do the low and mid grade phones but have some top quality phones as well and they should be good.

  • Erivera989

    The big issue is consumer knowledge and interoperability. One of the reasons that the IPhone is such a hit, is that you can get anything for it anywhere because of the wide variety of accessories for it. Everywhere I go there is an “IPhone” merchandise area, the pathetic thing is, is that it’s even in T-Mobile stores, talk about a kick in the pants. It is a good phone, if the Android world would produce a framework that any user from any network can use, then the treasure chest would open. Instead of Google making the Nexus for T-Mobile, they need to have an agreement to sell it as the top phone in all the markets and allow companies to produce accessories and what not for it. Then they will definitely take a huge piece of the pie. Can you imagine the same platform phone at all the carriers, then every Rad__Shack, gas stations and such would carry phone holders, chargers, protectors, and sleeves.

    • Devinci99

      you juast identify 1 difference between iphone and andriod. iphone is an Apple hardware phone running ios4. Andriod is a mobile phone platform or operating system Google developed and offering mobile companies to use for their phones. Even companies that adopt andriod as their phone O/S have to compete with each other. They take the andriod source code, and tweak and customize it so a company like LG can differentiate their phones from a company like Samsung. Though the core of their O/S has andriod in common, they may not or expect to be directly compatible.

      Competition among companies adopting andriod as the phone OS is difficult. If google pushes a common framework then it takes away any differences between 1 companies phone with another (both adopting a version of andriod).

      Remember, a company like LG, Motorola, or even Samsung has to design their hardware like what cpu, ram, gpu, etc to use. Sometimes they even use different cpu (though based of common designs like ARM-based).. so to get android to run, they often license the code from google (though it should be free) and they modify the code so it would compile and run on their phones. This differentiate 1 companies andriod build with another.

      Google doesnt make phones, they provide a base/core platform to use. likely charges support/service fees to company to help them implement and compile, but otherwise the use of andriod is pretty much free.

      So, for your idea to work, companies like samsung, lg, etc everyone who will adopt andriod, must get together and agree on common accessories. Good luck with that!

      In the end, there is no such thing as a google or andriod phone. There’s phones developed my companies such as motorola, lg, htc, samsung, etc that runs a form of andriod O/S… and they all compete against each other as well as Apple.

  • Flocks are fun

    I could care less if t-mobile got the iphone. I love my mytouch 4g.

    However, for those people who flock to the iphone like sheep as if it were yet another brainwashing religion, this could be bad news. We could lose sheep to this. Then all we’ll be forced to deal with are human beings that don’t share a brain.

    Oh no!

    • Anonymous

      lmao… Mytouch 4g and it’s cheap, cheesy ass sense u.i

      It’s okay flocks be jealous of the iPhone…it’s not like it’s better looking than your My teenybopper4gee. Your right though, Apple’s app store sucks, its not massive or has actual quality apps or games…

      • Drachmaserus

        Sadly, you probably thought this was actually witty and funny. But in reality, it was just immature and quite stupid.

    • sliderule43

      We like our My Touch slide too. But-we have a Mac Book computer, an IPOD Touch, and an IPAD. We just like using the same system on everything. We love ITUNES Apps. The games are great. Since we got the IPAD, we stopped using Playstation/XBox. Why pay $ 60 for a game, when 99 cents to $ 9.99 gets you as good a game, with no set up time. Playing Angry Birds on Android doesn’t compare.

      We will be leaving also.

      • Transnin

        Yes you are obviously an apple fanboy, don’t get me wrong, their hardware is great, but their problems have always software. You DONT need a mac to use itunes, ipad, or ipod, works exacly the same if your using a PC. You really stopped playing playstation and xbox games because of your IPAD, dude those games don’t compare.

        • Jeffandrew

          You don’t need an ipad, ipod, or a mac to use itunes. However, in order to sync with Mobile me you do need an iphone. I like my MT4G, but There is just no comparison with my original iphone in terms of MP3 interface. In addition, I have Macs, Apple TV, and another iphone, and there is no easy syncing with the Android phones, unless you own a Windows computer, and I detest them. Had them all my life, and there is simply nothing better than a Mac. NOw, if Android invents an app that seamlessly syncs your contacts, calendar, music, art work, and all the rest with Mac computers, that’s where the real competition begins for those that are Mac owners.

      • Petey

        This person Must been drunk when th posted This reply. Smfh.

      • Petey

        This person Must been drunk when th posted This reply. Smfh.

    • sliderule43

      We like our My Touch slide too. But-we have a Mac Book computer, an IPOD Touch, and an IPAD. We just like using the same system on everything. We love ITUNES Apps. The games are great. Since we got the IPAD, we stopped using Playstation/XBox. Why pay $ 60 for a game, when 99 cents to $ 9.99 gets you as good a game, with no set up time. Playing Angry Birds on Android doesn’t compare.

      We will be leaving also.

    • sliderule44

      The correct grammar is “…human beings who don’t share a brain.” Not “…human beings that don’t share a brain.” Do you know the difference between the use of “who” vs. “that?” It’s typically taught about the fifth grade.

  • Anonymous

    So I’m trying to figure out what the advantages are of being on the T-Mobile network?
    Are they ever going to expand coverage to anywhere other than the biggest cities of the US? More info about iPhone: http://www.aneesoft.com/tutorials/iphone/index.html

    • Transnin

      I live in a small town in Connecticut, about 50 or so miles away from any major city….I have no service issues what so ever, and get 3G in most places

  • Anonymous

    So I’m trying to figure out what the advantages are of being on the T-Mobile network?
    Are they ever going to expand coverage to anywhere other than the biggest cities of the US? More info about iPhone: http://www.aneesoft.com/tutorials/iphone/index.html

  • Like you, but…

    Dear t-mobile: I like you. But if youndont have the iPhone by Spring, I’m gone. Love, a ten year customer (really).

    • SublimeDavid

      If youre planning to leave T-Mobile to get ripped off by Verizon or ATT and pay anywhere from 500-1000 dollars over two years then good luck to you… (goodluck with them giving you the extra better than new customer discounts we are piloting around my area)

      • Eddie

        You’re right. I priced out my current T-Mobile plan with Verizon just for the heck of it, and the total monthly payment would be $30-$40 more. No thanks. If I want to upgrade my unlocked iPhone 2g to a 4, I’ll do so. No way I’m switching carriers.

  • Like you, but…

    Dear t-mobile: I like you. But if youndont have the iPhone by Spring, I’m gone. Love, a ten year customer (really).

  • Like you, but…

    Dear t-mobile: I like you. But if youndont have the iPhone by Spring, I’m gone. Love, a ten year customer (really).

  • Yo

    Yea why would we need the iphone when we have the motorola defy? …….. Good game T-Mobile… Good game

    • AJ

      Hope that was sarcastic :)

  • Praqseven

    Well if that’s the case they better offer the best android phones ever. Not the cheaper version of android phones from the different companies. For example the LG Optimus black as opose to the LG Optimus 2X.

  • Praqseven

    Well if that’s the case they better offer the best android phones ever. Not the cheaper version of android phones from the different companies. For example the LG Optimus black as opose to the LG Optimus 2X.

  • Praqseven

    Well if that’s the case they better offer the best android phones ever. Not the cheaper version of android phones from the different companies. For example the LG Optimus black as opose to the LG Optimus 2X.

  • Martin

    T-Mobile you don’t need more Android phones to compete again the iPhone. You have some good quality Android phones but some people like myself just prefer the iOS. Android is a great operating system but everyone is different. If T-Mobile doesn’t get the iPhone by the next generation release I will most likely leave after my contract is up

    • Petey

      I’m on the same boat. My contract is ending This month and I have no plan on renewing until T-Mobile gets the iPhone. Again how hard they try to market the android and all but I don’t think it will get as popular as the iPhone. And regular consumer wants popular phones or what’s “in” or user friendly OS.

      • MegyeriJ

        Android has already surpassed the Iphone as far as market share is concerned.

        • Erica

          That’s because Apple products (including the iPhone) tend to be too expensive for most. It’s no contest that the iPhone is better that Android. But more people can afford Android phones. If Apple lowered its iPhone prices to near what an Android device costs (which would probably never happen) then you’d see a higher amount of people buying iPhones. It’s just hands-down the better device.

  • Martin

    T-Mobile you don’t need more Android phones to compete again the iPhone. You have some good quality Android phones but some people like myself just prefer the iOS. Android is a great operating system but everyone is different. If T-Mobile doesn’t get the iPhone by the next generation release I will most likely leave after my contract is up

  • Alaintucker

    Was waiting for the iPhone to hit Tmo, but now that I have a HD2 with android installed on it I have no need or desire to purchase the iPhone. This phone does everything I need, with the exception of talk and surf at the same time, and then some. Android platform is still evolving and getting better with each update. IPhone is getting old and tired. Yes, upgrades are made to it and looks changed, but still the same. Let Verizon have its day now, but in the future I predict that it will become an albatross around its neck, the same way that it did with ATT.

    • AJ

      I really don’t think that cheap, plastic-ky looking Android phones can compete with the finesse of iPhone and iOS.

      • Maundrel

        Dude have you even seen the phones like the Nexus One, HTC G2? they are far from “plastic-ky”

        • SheikhYerbouti

          Nexus S super plasticky. Yuk!

  • Meagan

    Hey Android Peeps. Install this iPhoneulator App on your Android.
    No root required. App makes your Android look like a iPhone desktop with working icons,
    without any fuss, lag, special radio’s or mishaps.
    When you get bored of the ever-so-boring iPhone Theme, you simply quit the App to return to the Android Homescreen.

    This app was available on the Market at one time, but not anymore.
    Download Iphoneulator here.
    http://bit.ly/1PKps9

  • Anonymous

    Well, I don’t concern the T-moblie to sell iPhone or not, now the verizon iPhone is just on fire. What’s I concern is the 4G iPhone, as the Verizon iPhone still no 4g, now every Android phone coming out has been taking advantage of each network’s 4g capabilities. This may hurt Apple. I mean… I wouldn’t want to stick to a 3g phone for the next 18-20 months.

    Hmm, maybe we could read some difference on iPhone 4 and 3GS from iFunia: http://www.ifunia.com/iphone-column/index.html
    I do hope the 4G newtwork iPhone launch soon!!!!!!!!!

    “T-Mobile is prepared to combat a 3G iPhone with 4G Android and combat the 3G iPad with the 4G LG G-Slate.” this can’t be compared together, bcz they are different things.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I don’t concern the T-moblie to sell iPhone or not, now the verizon iPhone is just on fire. What’s I concern is the 4G iPhone, as the Verizon iPhone still no 4g, now every Android phone coming out has been taking advantage of each network’s 4g capabilities. This may hurt Apple. I mean… I wouldn’t want to stick to a 3g phone for the next 18-20 months.

    Hmm, maybe we could read some difference on iPhone 4 and 3GS from iFunia: http://www.ifunia.com/iphone-column/index.html
    I do hope the 4G newtwork iPhone launch soon!!!!!!!!!

    “T-Mobile is prepared to combat a 3G iPhone with 4G Android and combat the 3G iPad with the 4G LG G-Slate.” this can’t be compared together, bcz they are different things.

    • Petey

      If T-Mobile can persuade Apple to let them have a iPhone 4G before the rest of the big guys (which related to their 4G ads) I think that will help customers comes to Tmobile.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I don’t concern the T-moblie to sell iPhone or not, now the verizon iPhone is just on fire. What’s I concern is the 4G iPhone, as the Verizon iPhone still no 4g, now every Android phone coming out has been taking advantage of each network’s 4g capabilities. This may hurt Apple. I mean… I wouldn’t want to stick to a 3g phone for the next 18-20 months.

    Hmm, maybe we could read some difference on iPhone 4 and 3GS from iFunia: http://www.ifunia.com/iphone-column/index.html
    I do hope the 4G newtwork iPhone launch soon!!!!!!!!!

    “T-Mobile is prepared to combat a 3G iPhone with 4G Android and combat the 3G iPad with the 4G LG G-Slate.” this can’t be compared together, bcz they are different things.

  • Tcole1322

    i will be leaving tmobile if they dont get the iphone by the next release i have a mytouch 4g and like it a lot i just really prefer the ios and i like the look and feel of the iphone 4 way better than any other phone

  • Tcole1322

    and by the way tmobile i have been with you since 2001!!!!

  • Tcole1322

    and by the way tmobile i have been with you since 2001!!!!

  • Petey

    How come this blog post isn’t on the main page, and I had to use the “search” feature in order to get to this topic?

    Anyways, I hope T-Mobile acknowledge how many people wants the iphone on T-Mobile!

  • Demo

    For everybody saying that “You’re going to leave T-Mo after your contract is up if we don’t get an iPhone!” PLEASE GO RIGHT AHEAD! Why stick with a company that’s isn’t a trend follower? Yes a trend follower. That’s all an Iphone is a trend. Every phone that seems inovative becomes a trend. For example, the Sidekick, Razor, and in the last couple of years Droid Series and iPhone. There’s no way the Iphone is the “Superior Phone.” Android has the best phones and they will continue to evolve.
    And for those of you that think the iphone is too expensive that’s why people don’t buy it, look again. Local shops sell iPhone 4’s for as low as 150. I can go buy one, a white one in fact for 150, but I can’t go out and buy a “plastic-ky” G2 or Nexus S for 150. Like I said Android has the best phones out for ANY CARRIER and they will only get better.
    Just to stick the nail in the coffin, 57% of Android Apps are free while the iPhone is slowly catching up with 28%. And it doesn’t make it better that most users will jailbreak their iPhone to get free and better apps while rooting an Android Phone only unleashes the full potential, basically a computer, and not provide the “Loyal Customers” with free apps.

    P.S.- Bring the fanboy comments and rants, I would gladly take them. I do consider myself and Android Fanatic and will NEVER drop my G2 or MyTouch 4G for an iPhone. Oh, by the way that’s real 4G, not by FCC standards but carriers, not just some advertise gimmick.

    Thank you for your time.

    • Sandmalt

      I agree except you are on serious drugs if you call ANYTHING in the USA for “REAL 4G” kinda shot your whole comment into idiot land.
      I’m from Sweden where we have REAL 4G not some fucking HSPA+, not bragging, Sweden is way behind asia…..

    • Both of my android phones were replaced so many times in a short period of time that t-mobile offered me another type of phone. Out of all the phones I owned 2 had the worst battery; android. Best over all phone? Blackberry. If they ever fix the crappy internet on them I will never buy another type. Until then I will wait for the new iphone to come out with custom sms tones and hd audio. Oh and I DESPISE apple and apple fan boys. Android is nice but uses way too much batter, the speed of my mytouch 4g was great until it died!

  • Dan S

    I’m a die hard mac user, but I wont be leaving T-Mobile just to get the iPhone…my G2 is awesome!!

  • Dan S

    I’m a die hard mac user, but I wont be leaving T-Mobile just to get the iPhone…my G2 is awesome!!

  • Stealth311

    I’m currently using an iPhone 3GS and I have T-mobile. But sadly no 3G.

  • A_g_ness

    I have owned an Android and an iPhone. I will never ever buy another phone that is not called an “iPhone”. The iPhone is so much better. I love my iphone 4, but hate that tmobiles 3g does not support it. The updates are awesome and the phone looks better. I have been with T-Mobile since it’s voicestream days. If they dont get the new iPhone this year I will leave T-Mobile in a heart beat to either att or verizon (whoever offers the best deal).