T-Mobile Wants The iPhone, Too

Now that AT&T’s exclusivity on the iPhone has finally ended with Verizon Wireless officially announcing the iPhone yesterday, it seems T-Mobile wants in on the iPhone as well. As you may recall, T-Mobile USA’s new CEO and President already has a relationship with Apple. Before becoming CEO of T-Mobile USA, Philipp Humm previously was CEO of T-Mobile Deutschland, where he introduced the iPhone to Germany in 2007. According to The Seattle Times, a T-Mobile spokeswoman stated, “We [T-Mobile] would be interested in offering the iPhone, but ultimately it is Apple’s decision.”

While this doesn’t even remotely confirm a T-Mobile iPhone is indeed coming, it does however confirm that Magenta is definitely trying to strike a deal with Apple. And with T-Mobile recently sending out invites to an upcoming Press Event, it definitely does raise some eyebrows. I guess that’s just wishful thinking on our part.

What say you?

[The Seattle Times]

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  • Bruce

    What we are dealing with here is levels of smartness and stupidity. Apple was smart when they introduced the iPhone. They made one phone that they could sell all over the world.

    Verizon is using the stupid CDMA system, along with a few other carriers around the world. Apple decided to descend to Verizon’s level of stupidity to make money off of Verizon. Apple can, and probably will, sell CDMA phones to some of the other stupid CDMA carriers around the world so they can make more money

    T-Mobile USA is even stupider than Verizon. They are the only carrier in the world using their 3G and 4G system and radio frequencies. Will Apple bother to descend to T-Mobile USA’s level of stupidity? They won’t make as much money from a T-Mo phone as they will from Verizon and the other CDMA carriers. But adding T-MoUSA’s 3G and 4G to the standard GSM iPhone is nowhere near as much work as making a CDMA phone.

    • Petey

      Remember that videotron and T-Mobile US uses the same Aws. But totally agree its stupid for them to buy those frequency. Should got 850/1900 like att.

      • YouKnowNotWhatYouSpeak

        That wasn’t up to T-Mobile, it was up to the FCC. Instead of shuffling the spectrum licenses and requiring all carriers to work within the new frequency block that was auctioned, they forced T-Mobile to buy the bands they made available. Before commenting, you should get a better understanding of what actually happens and then take that into consideration- just saying.

  • Anonymous

    Oh lord lets hope not. T-Mo just has to offer better phones like the Optimus 2x and Motorola Atrix. iPhone???? We don’t need no stinking iPhone!

    • Hate, Y U No Love?

      Please, those are fanboy words. I don’t want an iPhone, I don’t like Apple, but even I can see the benefits of every carrier owning an iPhone. You don’t like it… cool, its not for you… or me. that doesn’t mean its not good for Tmobile.
      If I ran a movie theater and the biggest selling movie out was a romantic comedy starring Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus that was 3 hrs long in 3D, you can bet your aZZ that movie will be playing in my theater!!

  • datdude

    all Im saying is dating the prom queen or king is’n all its cracked up to be one you get to know them

  • datdude

    all Im saying is dating the prom queen or king is’n all its cracked up to be one you get to know them

  • datdude

    all Im saying is dating the prom queen or king is’n all its cracked up to be one you get to know them

  • Bacon

    I’m tired of unlocking the baseband on my iPhone. I just want an iPhone where I don’t have to worry about hacking it. Just go to tmobile you will make everyones life a little easier.

    • IVIurray25

      why dont you go to at&t and it would make your life alot easier

      • Petey

        Going to att will probably make life more difficult if u can barely make calls and data is dramatically slow on their so called 3g in the bay area.

        • IVIurray25

          true

      • Petey

        Going to att will probably make life more difficult if u can barely make calls and data is dramatically slow on their so called 3g in the bay area.

      • Petey

        Going to att will probably make life more difficult if u can barely make calls and data is dramatically slow on their so called 3g in the bay area.

      • Petey

        Going to att will probably make life more difficult if u can barely make calls and data is dramatically slow on their so called 3g in the bay area.

    • chogidog

      I’ve had an iPhone on TMO since 1.0.1 and I’m the same way. I’ve grown tired of the unlocking path and just want, no…crave, a simple easy time of it on TMO with my iPhone. I don’t want either at t or Verizon, I’ve been with TMO for longer than I can remember and don’t want to go anywhere else.
      I’m really hoping that ip5 gets here, esp now that iOS4.3 is dropping the 3g for compatibility.

  • Jsimple

    Being a blackberry user for about two years now I would love TMO to get an Iphone.

  • ghstmars

    I will say it again, all Apple has to do is add a true hspda pentaband baseband chipset like Nokia. 850; 900; 1700; 1900; 2100 mhz frequencies and thats it. Sell the iPhone llike it is sold, unlocked, so then tmo can unofficially support it like it does now. When Tmo USA comes out with micro sim we will know for sure the iPhone 5 is coming to TmoUSA. Another thing, if Apple is using qualcomm’s chipset for the verizon phone, and qualcomm has a pentaband hspda chipset that is of the + variety, it is not a strech for apple to use it,

  • ghstmars

    I will say it again, all Apple has to do is add a true hspda pentaband baseband chipset like Nokia. 850; 900; 1700; 1900; 2100 mhz frequencies and thats it. Sell the iPhone llike it is sold, unlocked, so then tmo can unofficially support it like it does now. When Tmo USA comes out with micro sim we will know for sure the iPhone 5 is coming to TmoUSA. Another thing, if Apple is using qualcomm’s chipset for the verizon phone, and qualcomm has a pentaband hspda chipset that is of the + variety, it is not a strech for apple to use it,

    • microsimyes

      T-Mobile’s business channel can order microSIMs… plenty of businesses do.

      • Petey

        Remember those pics of microsim that was posted here acpuple months back… isn’t that a sign already or is that the T-Mobile Germany version?

      • Petey

        Remember those pics of microsim that was posted here acpuple months back… isn’t that a sign already or is that the T-Mobile Germany version?

      • Petey

        Remember those pics of microsim that was posted here acpuple months back… isn’t that a sign already or is that the T-Mobile Germany version?

  • ghstmars

    I will say it again, all Apple has to do is add a true hspda pentaband baseband chipset like Nokia. 850; 900; 1700; 1900; 2100 mhz frequencies and thats it. Sell the iPhone llike it is sold, unlocked, so then tmo can unofficially support it like it does now. When Tmo USA comes out with micro sim we will know for sure the iPhone 5 is coming to TmoUSA. Another thing, if Apple is using qualcomm’s chipset for the verizon phone, and qualcomm has a pentaband hspda chipset that is of the + variety, it is not a strech for apple to use it,

  • ghstmars

    I will say it again, all Apple has to do is add a true hspda pentaband baseband chipset like Nokia. 850; 900; 1700; 1900; 2100 mhz frequencies and thats it. Sell the iPhone llike it is sold, unlocked, so then tmo can unofficially support it like it does now. When Tmo USA comes out with micro sim we will know for sure the iPhone 5 is coming to TmoUSA. Another thing, if Apple is using qualcomm’s chipset for the verizon phone, and qualcomm has a pentaband hspda chipset that is of the + variety, it is not a strech for apple to use it,

  • Brian

    I have ATT in the bay area and lately the speeds are slowing down on my 3gs. I am hoping that tmobile or sprint gets a real iphone 4 meaning a 4g iphone. Verizon is overrated. ATT sucks because if you want to tether you give up unlimited data. I send emails to att asking for this feature for a decent price and also threaten to leave if they don’t. I mention the competition.

  • Brian

    I have ATT in the bay area and lately the speeds are slowing down on my 3gs. I am hoping that tmobile or sprint gets a real iphone 4 meaning a 4g iphone. Verizon is overrated. ATT sucks because if you want to tether you give up unlimited data. I send emails to att asking for this feature for a decent price and also threaten to leave if they don’t. I mention the competition.

  • Brian

    I have ATT in the bay area and lately the speeds are slowing down on my 3gs. I am hoping that tmobile or sprint gets a real iphone 4 meaning a 4g iphone. Verizon is overrated. ATT sucks because if you want to tether you give up unlimited data. I send emails to att asking for this feature for a decent price and also threaten to leave if they don’t. I mention the competition.

  • Brian

    I have ATT in the bay area and lately the speeds are slowing down on my 3gs. I am hoping that tmobile or sprint gets a real iphone 4 meaning a 4g iphone. Verizon is overrated. ATT sucks because if you want to tether you give up unlimited data. I send emails to att asking for this feature for a decent price and also threaten to leave if they don’t. I mention the competition.

  • Brian

    I have ATT in the bay area and lately the speeds are slowing down on my 3gs. I am hoping that tmobile or sprint gets a real iphone 4 meaning a 4g iphone. Verizon is overrated. ATT sucks because if you want to tether you give up unlimited data. I send emails to att asking for this feature for a decent price and also threaten to leave if they don’t. I mention the competition.

  • GT

    Apple may try to do what Samsung has done, put the same phone on all major US networks. T-Mobile and Sprint are the only ones now without the iPhone. If they achieved this, they could increase their market share. Now in order to do it properly (economically speaking), they would need a pentaband radio so that they will work on all carriers. This may come out in the iPhone 5. T-Mo and Sprint may not get an iPhone 4, but never say never about the iPhone 5.

    I personally won’t get one. Don’t care for the closed system, but others do and it would benefit T-Mo with low churn (hopefully).

  • Joe

    I don’t even want thee iphone, android is the best.

  • OMS

    Do we know when the Press release is?

  • OMS

    Do we know when the Press release is?

  • OMS

    Do we know when the Press release is?

  • Bebo 88

    ive been a dealer for tmo for 3 years and personally i dont like the iphone but if we get it i am sure we will sell a ton of them especially if we wouldve beat VZW to the punch

  • Bebo 88

    ive been a dealer for tmo for 3 years and personally i dont like the iphone but if we get it i am sure we will sell a ton of them especially if we wouldve beat VZW to the punch

  • Bebo 88

    ive been a dealer for tmo for 3 years and personally i dont like the iphone but if we get it i am sure we will sell a ton of them especially if we wouldve beat VZW to the punch

  • remixfa.

    i wouldnt buy it, but as a rep, we would sell a lot of them, and one can never sell enough data phones.

  • remixfa.

    i wouldnt buy it, but as a rep, we would sell a lot of them, and one can never sell enough data phones.

  • remixfa.

    i wouldnt buy it, but as a rep, we would sell a lot of them, and one can never sell enough data phones.

  • rickb928

    Once VZW has finished cannibalizing AT&T subscribers and real growth in the iPhone market is measured, then TMO will be given a chance to bid for the iPhone. If Apple can bear to do the engineering, Sprint would be a logical next partner just to give Sprint more credibility and salvage market share. TMO could well be last, primarily because a quad band phone would be seen as less than the best effort. a pentaband phone could still be locked, but it would be an annoyance. Of course, TMO should watch and see how VZW does serving their new iPhone users. If they suffer network capacity problems, well, that’s a warning. If call drops go along with this, you might be asking if it’s IOS. Having said all that, if TMO thinks HSPA+ is robust enough to handle a huge increase in usage, they will petition for the iPhone sooner. I would rather watch VZW and how it handles the demand first.

    • dapanic_man

      As much as I would love for the iphone to be on Tmo yesterday this is probably the best strategy.

    • Hyam

      I would have the patience to wait for T-Mobile to get the iPhone after Sprint received it. This may offer us advantages in the following ways:

      First, it may help to reduce the level of impact on T-Mobile’s network.

      Secondly, it may help buy some time for T-Mobile to continue upgrading their network coverage and service.

      Third, it may be that the time will permit for Apple to release a more improved version of the iPhone when it comes out to T-Mobile.

      I think those are pluses to be considered. However, I don’t know what is fully going on with T-Mobile’s network. Therefore, who knows? Maybe it wouldn’t matter if we did get the iPhone sooner than Sprint–or this summer for that matter. In any case, I think T-Mobile iPhone customers would be some of the most loyal, even more than VZW and even more than AT&T.

      My sister just switched to Verizon for the iPhone 4. So far, she said the service in her area is great. We’ll just have to see about the other areas later. Then again, the real impact can’t be measured until a good deal of time has passed.

  • tmofan2006

    “The HSDPA 3G chip in AT&T’s iPhone 4 can technically support download speeds up to 7.2 mbps, while the EVDO Rev. A standard used for Verizon’s model technically caps out at 3.1 mbps. Before anybody gets an aneurysm from these numbers: They’re both purely hypothetical speeds caps that no one will likely ever bump up against in real life. As anyone who has used an iPhone on AT&T can tell you, the overburdened network often produces pitiful speeds in its current state, and an impromptu speed test also shows Verizon outperforming AT&T in real life. Still, AT&T is already prepping ads that claim a speed advantage on its home network, and carrier-side upgrades could propel the AT&T iPhone faster than its Verizon sibling in the future – hypothetically.”

    Big Red iphone sucks.Lets Go Tmo

  • http://twitter.com/trini_pirate trini_pirate

    I’d love to see Tmobile get it just for the little guy to score. I wish we had our 3G on the same frequency. we’d have so much freeeeedom!!!

  • Boltthrower

    Great so we can experience all the Problems that the company with less bars in more places has right now…. let the evil red v and that other crappy company have it

    • Hyam

      I understand what you mean. After all, AT&T was rated as the worst mobile service by Consumer Reports. I would actually like the iPhone to come to T-Mobile. However, I would have the patience to wait for T-Mobile to get the iPhone after Sprint received it. This may offer us advantages in the following ways:

      First, it may help to reduce the level of impact on T-Mobile’s network.

      Secondly, it may help buy some time for T-Mobile to continue upgrading their network coverage and service.

      Third, it may be that the time will permit for Apple to release a more improved version of the iPhone when it comes out to T-Mobile.

      I think those are pluses to be considered. However, I don’t know what is fully going on with T-Mobile’s network. Therefore, who knows? Maybe it wouldn’t matter if we did get the iPhone sooner than Sprint–or this summer for that matter.

    • Hyam

      I understand what you mean. After all, AT&T was rated as the worst mobile service by Consumer Reports. I would actually like the iPhone to come to T-Mobile. However, I would have the patience to wait for T-Mobile to get the iPhone after Sprint received it. This may offer us advantages in the following ways:

      First, it may help to reduce the level of impact on T-Mobile’s network.

      Secondly, it may help buy some time for T-Mobile to continue upgrading their network coverage and service.

      Third, it may be that the time will permit for Apple to release a more improved version of the iPhone when it comes out to T-Mobile.

      I think those are pluses to be considered. However, I don’t know what is fully going on with T-Mobile’s network. Therefore, who knows? Maybe it wouldn’t matter if we did get the iPhone sooner than Sprint–or this summer for that matter.

  • Anonymous

    This would be HUGE for t-mobile.

    I’m an android supporter day 1. G1 since launch. Currently have the G2..

    But, if tmobile got the iPhone, I’d be there day 1 picking it up!

    It’s hardware is beautiful. The OS is the smoothest out there. The scrolling/pinching, web browsing etc.

    It’s extremely polished. Gets the job done BEAUTIFULLY. I hardly ever use adobe flash on my G2…

    Oh, and Apples App store is amazing. It’s massive and full of unique, polished apps/games.

  • Anonymous

    This would be HUGE for t-mobile.

    I’m an android supporter day 1. G1 since launch. Currently have the G2..

    But, if tmobile got the iPhone, I’d be there day 1 picking it up!

    It’s hardware is beautiful. The OS is the smoothest out there. The scrolling/pinching, web browsing etc.

    It’s extremely polished. Gets the job done BEAUTIFULLY. I hardly ever use adobe flash on my G2…

    Oh, and Apples App store is amazing. It’s massive and full of unique, polished apps/games.

  • Anonymous

    With Apple, you don’t really care if it has dual core… Or what kind of GPU, how much ram, etc…

    Because no matter what you know it will run smoooooth regardless. Running the best Apps/games out there. There’s what only 5 versions of the iPhone in past 3 years or so?

    If you get the newest iPhone, you know you’ll be set for the next 2 years no problem.

    Android phones are out there by the bucket full…. A lot of crappy ones, and if you want the best one, it will over shadowed in a month… And some will have trump cards over the other. So your not really happy with your android phone. And you there waiting for the latest OS updates that might NEVER come…

    Android has options. But I’m still waiting for gingerbread on the G2… Probably will be here in march…

    With the iPhone, everyone would get the latest OS updates. Androids great. But iPhone is no fuss.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      like i said: lazy, stupid people like iphone. afterall, who wants to think for themselves? if you suck with technology, def get an iphone. If you have a brain in your head, look elsewhere. hahaaha

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Beefy, I sit and watch all of your pissy comments about this, that and everything else that has seemingly wronged you in this world. I use an iphone, I not lazy, nor stupid not unable to think for myself. I have a brain, I used to create this website, to tie my shoes in the morning, to type this message along with the million other minuscule tasks I perform on a daily basis.

        You seem to have some kind of pent up rage, perhaps its time to work on that. I don’t appreciate you coming here and consistently putting down the thoughts, opinions or ideologies of others.

        • Petey

          Totally Agree!!!

      • Hyam

        Beefy, David is right. A person is not lazy, stupid, or any other subjective thing you might attempt to impose on them just because they don’t side with you. You have used an iPhone and experienced that version of iOS. You prefer Android. Great. That is what I use. I’m really digging the 2.3 update. Except for some minor issues, Android is an excellent alternative.

        You, like all others, are intelligent beings. Some people just choose to invest their intelligence elsewhere.

        @UsernameGranted: I do agree with you. While I’m really loving my Adroid 2.3 update, I would love iOS’s consistency of performance. Plus, iPhones get good return on them in the future. That would mostly have a lot to do because of the hardware used, but still, they are highly appraised compared to other phones.

        • Hyam

          *correction: Android 2.2 update.

  • Nono

    I’m still using an iPhone 2G 8GB with T-Mobile ever since it was unlock.
    I’ve been using T-Mobile for years before that too.
    I’m still waiting for the T-Mobile version of the iPhone to upgrade from EDGE to 4G….

  • Ibcream

    T-Mobile has the Apple presents, so there is no doubt as stated that the relationship exist. Whether Humm presses the envelope is another thing. I feel like everything else is all “politics as usual”. Allowing Verizon and AT&T to play as the “Jokers” in the U.S. is just bull when a “Global” giant like TMO can just take over abroad if done strategically. It can be done, the technology and spectrum is there and the Master Minds like Robert Dotson, Roland Mahler and P.Humm are present. Having this many great minds on both sides of the water is a blanket to know TMO is strong and have a presents, but means nonthing if your not riding “beside” and not “behind” your competition.
    The iPhone is not the bar but it is a key component to the sales of the carriers in the U.S. TMO U.S. and Apple should have not allowed the CDMA division to adapt this unit into there line up before them. Which brings me back to the original statement of “politics as usual” MONEY, COVERUPS, and Lobbying with the FCC just to stay ahead.
    TMO im faithful to you, but did we not learn our lesson when the FEDS and FCC didnt want to come off the spectrum to allow you to launch 3G at the expected launch date. Im just not into being setup for failure just to allow the U.S. icon CDMA posterchild big red to lead the pack without respecting the architects. If TMO is not going to rock the cradle and become the “Global Monopoly”, you need to atleast take out them lame ass Orange and Blue mofos, and take the number 2 slot…….

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  • Ebatr8

    this would be great for many of the people who are not capable of using an android phone it would also drive google to innovate more and more, as it is i cant understand why people can be such fanboys to apple when android blows the doors off the iphone. Some of the most essential things are way better on android then they will ever be for a long time on the iphone example: Google Maps, Customization, Notification System, Widgets etc… and manufacturers keep adding to that list with devices like the optimus x, the moto Atrix most people just use there phone for fun so they choose the iphone for apps and games but feature wise it simple and overrated i wasnt impressed with it on At&t and it had nothing to do with coverage. Oh and to whoever said android is like a baby you should go get an iphone and save yourself a headache if you did some research you’d know task killers are not needed in froyo or even eclair havent used one since day one on either a vibrant or a g2 and they run just as good. I will give the iphone that its quality control is great even though i had to exchange mine 3 times they tend to work out good

    • Anonymous

      Awesome insight from someone who knows his way around both devices.

      I’ve used both extensively. Android is my 1st love in the touch screen mobile device world. I still love it, and seeing it grow.

      Apple or android to me is like bananas and oranges, I like both. But I do like Apple (the company) too.

      So if iPhone came to t-mobile, i’d probably buy it and swap sims to android here and there.

      They both equally have their +/-’s….. Having both qualities in one would be the mega all you need phone.

      • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

        well said. i used an iphone briefly and it had no signal and couldnt even pull up Google. I then used android in the same exact spot, 4 bars and youtube loaded HIDEF vids in about 4 1/2 seconds. So whats the better device? i dont even get why there is an argument about it. I understand the people who foolishly bought an iphone dont want to admit they got bamboozled but, lets be honest. You bought a Ford when you couldve had a Mercedes.

        • Erica

          I had a MyTouch and was LOSING EMAIL because the Android email client is just that buggy and horrible. Can’t even move messages between folders, so it just loses the mail. Pandora would stutter when a call came in and I’d lose both the app and the call. Phones that need a task manager to kill whatever app is raping battery life? The Amazon mp3 store let me buy a song, sure.. but I couldn’t play it until I rebooted the phone!

          Oh, but I can install a flashy wallpaper that has fish swimming around. Great.

          God, you’re a clueless android fanboy. It reminds me of how arrogant Windows NT users were years ago. Bamboozled? At least with my iPhone I can play the music I just bought, Google Maps isn’t crashing with out of memory errors, and I’m not losing my email anymore.

          We’ll see what happens when Verizon starts shipping the iPhones on Feb 10th. I have a feeling that Android sales will plummet. (and to the earlier guy.. a phone is junk when it’s a BOGO? dude, Android has been on BOGO sales multiple times..)

        • Anonymous

          My Galaxy S hated on me BAAAADDDD…. Sent a text message to the wrong girl…. No bueno..
          It also lasted a good…. 3-5 hrs before having to plug it in? My iPhone would last close to two days without ever seeing a cord which comes in real handy when you don’t make it back to your place for a day or two. So quick to charge too…. Add the fact that the iOS Facebook app allows you to delete wall posts from other people on your wall directly from the app, the built in screen capture without ever having to bother spending my time learning how to root my phone, the superior responsiveness of the touch screen… Hell, the majority of the apps on iOS just have such a more polished, legit feel to them.

          I tried all these Android versions of the exact same iOS apps. They felt like cheap cardboard cutouts, they looked cheaper, they worked cheaper, they ARE cheaper. No wonder Google isn’t happy with the amount of $$$ their app market is making.

        • Erica

          I had a MyTouch and was LOSING EMAIL because the Android email client is just that buggy and horrible. Can’t even move messages between folders, so it just loses the mail. Pandora would stutter when a call came in and I’d lose both the app and the call. Phones that need a task manager to kill whatever app is raping battery life? The Amazon mp3 store let me buy a song, sure.. but I couldn’t play it until I rebooted the phone!

          Oh, but I can install a flashy wallpaper that has fish swimming around. Great.

          God, you’re a clueless android fanboy. It reminds me of how arrogant Windows NT users were years ago. Bamboozled? At least with my iPhone I can play the music I just bought, Google Maps isn’t crashing with out of memory errors, and I’m not losing my email anymore.

          We’ll see what happens when Verizon starts shipping the iPhones on Feb 10th. I have a feeling that Android sales will plummet. (and to the earlier guy.. a phone is junk when it’s a BOGO? dude, Android has been on BOGO sales multiple times..)

        • Erica

          I had a MyTouch and was LOSING EMAIL because the Android email client is just that buggy and horrible. Can’t even move messages between folders, so it just loses the mail. Pandora would stutter when a call came in and I’d lose both the app and the call. Phones that need a task manager to kill whatever app is raping battery life? The Amazon mp3 store let me buy a song, sure.. but I couldn’t play it until I rebooted the phone!

          Oh, but I can install a flashy wallpaper that has fish swimming around. Great.

          God, you’re a clueless android fanboy. It reminds me of how arrogant Windows NT users were years ago. Bamboozled? At least with my iPhone I can play the music I just bought, Google Maps isn’t crashing with out of memory errors, and I’m not losing my email anymore.

          We’ll see what happens when Verizon starts shipping the iPhones on Feb 10th. I have a feeling that Android sales will plummet. (and to the earlier guy.. a phone is junk when it’s a BOGO? dude, Android has been on BOGO sales multiple times..)

  • Anonymous

    If I’m going to pay full price and own two smartphones (I already have the MT4G), I’d rather it be an Apple device. Let’s just hope it allows HSPA+ or is the iPhone 5. Wishful thinking. Happy with MyTouch+CM7 tho.

  • Big J

    Bring it already..!!

    I told Mr. Jobs I am trying to spend money with his company…. This would be a good start..!

    Come on Apple…

  • Enoel69

    I have long thought a while back that the iPhone will soon make its way to Tmo USA, since it was already in Europe. I mean for Apple to truely combat Android devices which i must add are in all major networks, they will have to spread their wings. Tmo USA will make another nice home for the iPhone but it will have to be HSPA+ and a bigger screen than the 3.5 inches. I for one i will stick with Android but there will be many customers on Tmo who will go for the iPhone. I forsee an HSPA+ dual core iPhone 5 with at least a 3.7 to 4.inch screen eventually making a home on Magenta. If Apple intend to peel away some die hard Android owners, the specs have to be that and more.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    Apple’s greed for control is why the iPhone is still only available on two networks in the United States. Apple knows how popular their phones are and think they are smart by limiting the phone to two carriers. The ironic thing is that they did not learn their lesson from dealing with AT&T, which was a sinking ship. Now they partner with Verizon and the same thing will happen, watch. Android will continue to flourish because of Apple’s strategy, which to me is good. The iPhone is a great phone, but I (as many, many others do) hate Apple’s arrogance.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      agreed 100%. we all love to bash the iphone but in reality it is a great device. The sad thing is, Apple’s arrogance will be their own downfall. It’s almost BIBLICAL. and history definitely repeats itself. And lets be honest, Android is the BIGGEST threat to iphone and its only a matter of time until Apple’s greed buries them. you are right.,

    • Foogrrl

      “Apple’s greed for control is why the iPhone is still only available on two networks in the United States”

      BS. the carrier’s greed for control is what blocked it. Verizon is the one that went begging Apple to carry it and Apple said “not unless you agree to NONE of your unremovable apps or branding.” Verizon said “ok” finally. VZW loves their VCast stuff and logos everywhere.
      aND come on, we’ve been hearing about “when Android matures” for years now. It can still barely manage to handle IMAP email right or Exchange without some janky third party app.

  • Jim in Chicago

    I use an unlocked iPhone on T-Mobile USA for the past couple of years. Love Apple and love T-Mo. I think adding Verizon first before T-Mobile was a strategic necessity. If T-Mo USA was given the iPhone before VZW, I don’t think T-Mobile could have handled all AT&T escapees. Having VZW allows an orderly distribution of iPhone users. That said, I really want and need a new iPhone. Until T-Mo US gets it, I’m stuck without 3G.

    • Anonymous

      Me too… I had a Vibrant for about 3 months… Those were 3 months where I couldn’t even make it home before having to either plug in at work or in the car. This isn’t the only Android with battery life complaints either. I’ve heard and seen the same from Droids, Evos, G2s, myTouch 4Gs… It’s all the same.

      My iPhone 3GS on ATT lasted close to two days sometimes without ever seeing a wall socket or car charger. Its lasting even more now with edge but I miss the 3g… Need that AWS iPhone maaaaaaaannnnn

  • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

    i guess the one thing I dont understand about the iphone is this: if it is so great, how come even the newest one doesnt support Flash? who wants half the internet on their supposed internet phone? not I. android all the way

    • julie

      it’s because the overwhelming majority of smartphone owners don’t give a crap about Flash. Hell, Adobe only got mobile flash for Android shipping a few months ago and it still sucks. Flash is a horrid pile of garbage.

      • BeyondTheKM.com

        I agree. Flash is crap. There isn’t a web site that I use regularly who hasn’t seen my complaint about Flash usage on their web site. The iPhone is great BECAUSE it doesn’t support Flash.

        • iEatBabiesGrrr

          man FAIL on that reply man. For you, flash may suck, but for the rest of us who obviously use the net for more things, flash is a necessity. Even my iPad, its pointless to have that big ass screen but still have to go pull out my laptop if I need to do online exams for school that use flash. Adobe may not have the best User interface but no one can be stupid enough to act like Flash isn’t a necessity. Its not like “Real Player” and “QuickTime” have made a big enough dent to throw Adobe out of business. All I’m saying is if Steve Jobs wants iPohne to be the all around, everything and anything phone, it needs to get with the Adobe times and stop acting like its “above it all.”

        • iEatBabiesGrrr

          man FAIL on that reply man. For you, flash may suck, but for the rest of us who obviously use the net for more things, flash is a necessity. Even my iPad, its pointless to have that big ass screen but still have to go pull out my laptop if I need to do online exams for school that use flash. Adobe may not have the best User interface but no one can be stupid enough to act like Flash isn’t a necessity. Its not like “Real Player” and “QuickTime” have made a big enough dent to throw Adobe out of business. All I’m saying is if Steve Jobs wants iPohne to be the all around, everything and anything phone, it needs to get with the Adobe times and stop acting like its “above it all.”

        • apetlits

          You are wanting to use the iPhone and iPad for things they were not designed for, nor marketed for. Apple and Steve Jobs never said that those devices were made for taking classes online. In fact, he said that it was essentially a media consumption device. Ideally through their store. Wether you like that or not, that is what it is. The fact of the matter is that the iPad can do most of the things I do on my laptop most of the time. I can access my classes online. I personally hate flash. I am happy that sites are starting to make the transition to the future because of Apple.

  • Daniel

    I’ve been an android user since the g1 came out and I love it!!! But I also have the itouch and when u compare android to apple its like android has tons of apps but really there’s only about 100 that are even usefull and none of them are even that fun that you could sit there and play for hours on. But the iphone on the other hand is so fun and if I’m going to pay for a phone that costs that much I would choose the one that I know I would use. In other words iphone>android

  • Daniel

    I’ve been an android user since the g1 came out and I love it!!! But I also have the itouch and when u compare android to apple its like android has tons of apps but really there’s only about 100 that are even usefull and none of them are even that fun that you could sit there and play for hours on. But the iphone on the other hand is so fun and if I’m going to pay for a phone that costs that much I would choose the one that I know I would use. In other words iphone>android

  • http://210consulting.com/ Jeremy Blanton

    Strike the deal & make it happen Tmo!

  • Candybarhj

    It only makes sense to go ahead and put the iPhone in Tmos line up get it done!!!

  • Titanx1970

    It’s funny that I see people going for Iphone because first it doesn’t have flash, second if your product is truly good it should stand on it own, iphone fails to be used to for what it was basicly made for and that is a phone. Really the reason the battery last so long because its not able to handle flash because it would drain the battery, you play Angry birds and have a long lasting battery? Don’t think so! Plus if it did go to 4G it would have the same problem with battery life. It doesn’t take a person with a science major to figure that out. I have had a iphone 3gs and now I have a Galaxy S, I unlocked my friends iphone so he can go on tmobile and I rooted my phone to last longer than any iphone. Freedom to change the phone display and how is acts is more expression. If you like to to be a clone copy then buy a iphone. If you like a phone with the ability to change the style that fits you get a Android. It is simple as that. If the iphone gets the same functions of android then the problem of battery life will be the same.

    • Guest

      iphone 4 does have flash. do your research before bringing down a product :D

  • rosa ortiz

    Please bring iphone to tmobile that have great rates, but I still haven’t found a android phone that I really like, besides if tmobile gets the iphone they run on the same gsm.