T-Mobile Picks On AT&T And Verizon

Try as I might, I just can’t come up with something to write about this image without sounding awfully anti-T-Mobile. While I have no problem calling them out, or stating when I believe they are wrong, I’m of such mixed feelings about this image I just want to skip right over my own thoughts and hear that of our readers.

So consider this an open post and sound off below on whether or not you think this comes off as T-Mobile showing desperation about not being an iPhone partner?  Does this give you a compelling reason to tell your friends why T-Mobile is the best carrier around right now? Tell me what you think!

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  • Slufnevets

    All this complaining about which carrier is better, all this talk about the greatness of the iPhone! Get a life! This is why we live in America. Each carrier has issues. So pick the one that works best for you. Depends on where you live, depends on how you use your phone, depends on if you travel. As for phones, all the carriers have some duds. All have some great phones. It is true, I agree, sometimes a person wonders, why can’t they just add a couple more features to the the latest release of a new phone? This would make them perfect for the individual that buys the phone. Android vs. iPhone? Each has it’s high and low points. Myself, I prefer Android, but I certainly respect iPhone. I agree, hands down, iPhone is best in quality. iPhone is just cool! Apple knows how to make things cool! Retina screen! Wow! Pinch to zoom! Wow! Smoothness! Wow! App Store! Wow! I still go for Android. Why? Customization. Multi-tasking. Micro SD cards. Removable batteries. Flash. No matter the quality build, no matter how cool and smooth, I like these features. Most importantly, I refuse to accept Mr. Jobs deciding for me what I need, or what is moral, or where I must make my purchases. He has no right to decide for me which carrier I need to use. I have the utmost of respect, and marvel at his genius, but I will always side with free choice. Android has a ways to go, but don”t tell me iPhone is the best. They have much work to do also.

    • C130

      Longest post so far, and you’re telling us to get a life……. ring, ring…….. It’s the pot calling!

    • iDroid

      Wow, what a hypocritical comment. You talk about how it’s pointless to say what’s better and then you go on telling everyone what’s better.

      Get a life!

    • ihatefanboys

      almost thought u were an iclown and almost flamed u, lol. well u say u like android but u mention the WOW factors of the iphone. well android has all the same WOW factors. Android has pinch to zoom, smoothness, market, superLCD (rated better than retina). so add that to all the reasons u love android and u got not a single reason to waste all that money on an iphone.

  • Slufnevets

    All this complaining about which carrier is better, all this talk about the greatness of the iPhone! Get a life! This is why we live in America. Each carrier has issues. So pick the one that works best for you. Depends on where you live, depends on how you use your phone, depends on if you travel. As for phones, all the carriers have some duds. All have some great phones. It is true, I agree, sometimes a person wonders, why can’t they just add a couple more features to the the latest release of a new phone? This would make them perfect for the individual that buys the phone. Android vs. iPhone? Each has it’s high and low points. Myself, I prefer Android, but I certainly respect iPhone. I agree, hands down, iPhone is best in quality. iPhone is just cool! Apple knows how to make things cool! Retina screen! Wow! Pinch to zoom! Wow! Smoothness! Wow! App Store! Wow! I still go for Android. Why? Customization. Multi-tasking. Micro SD cards. Removable batteries. Flash. No matter the quality build, no matter how cool and smooth, I like these features. Most importantly, I refuse to accept Mr. Jobs deciding for me what I need, or what is moral, or where I must make my purchases. He has no right to decide for me which carrier I need to use. I have the utmost of respect, and marvel at his genius, but I will always side with free choice. Android has a ways to go, but don”t tell me iPhone is the best. They have much work to do also.

  • Waterstander

    I think everyone should head over to the FCC and check what real 4g should be.

    • Moosiclovr801

      agreed. America has no TRUE 4G network yet. just a lot of different kinds of networks. 4G is based on speed, not type of network and we haven’t broken that speed barrier yet into 4G. that being said, it is nice to have a fast network like the HSPA+ I have on my MT4G… but i wish people would realize commercials don’t teach you anything, they persuade.

    • Windroidz

      No carrier has “real 4G” and wont for quite some time…to be considered true 4G it has be a minimum of 10,000kbps at all times…tmob is like 3.7G sprint is 3.7G and vzw is 3.8G. 4G is a scam its faster then 3G for sure but not even close to what it should be my G2 has an avg of 4000kbps to 6000kpbs and highest ive seen is 7550kbps… still far superior to the 3Gs maxing out in the 2500kbps range

    • Windroidz

      No carrier has “real 4G” and wont for quite some time…to be considered true 4G it has be a minimum of 10,000kbps at all times…tmob is like 3.7G sprint is 3.7G and vzw is 3.8G. 4G is a scam its faster then 3G for sure but not even close to what it should be my G2 has an avg of 4000kbps to 6000kpbs and highest ive seen is 7550kbps… still far superior to the 3Gs maxing out in the 2500kbps range

    • Windroidz

      No carrier has “real 4G” and wont for quite some time…to be considered true 4G it has be a minimum of 10,000kbps at all times…tmob is like 3.7G sprint is 3.7G and vzw is 3.8G. 4G is a scam its faster then 3G for sure but not even close to what it should be my G2 has an avg of 4000kbps to 6000kpbs and highest ive seen is 7550kbps… still far superior to the 3Gs maxing out in the 2500kbps range

  • Waterstander

    I think everyone should head over to the FCC and check what real 4g should be.

  • Jimmy

    Just figure out a way to get the iPhone T-mobile. Stop these useless struggle, how long can you keep this up? Stop playing the 4G game and trying to trick the general public. I have your G2 in a what you so called “4G” area and it constantly locks up and it really isn’t that much faster…

    • ihatefanboys

      the G2 is amazingly fast. what kind of loser are u to keep a phone that keeps “locking up” and not return it ???

      • Halbert

        That’s why I want the iPhone on T-Mobile. Tired of these apps force closing.

      • Halbert

        That’s why I want the iPhone on T-Mobile. Tired of these apps force closing.

      • Jimmy

        The phone doesn’t lock up, merely the signal, sometimes the phone would keep on trying to access the network (with the little up arrow blinking) but will receive no response from the network. Also, unless you are 12 there is no point for personal attack, that just make you look more like a G2/T-mobile fan boy.

  • http://twitter.com/Skrill_Dilly Skrill-Dilly

    I dont see the problem. They stated factual information in this ad. It would be different if it were just low blows. I dont see it a desperation at all. I actually see it as explaining in layman’s temrs to the end-user that may not be tech savvy or those who thing the Iphone 4 is a 4G device when its basically an Edge/UMTS primarily run device.

    • PattyO

      That’s the deal though, none of what they are saying is factual. Read anywhere about T-Mobile’s “4G” network and you will learn that HSPA+ is not a 4G band. There is only 1 company right now that has truly 4G capable phones and that is Sprint. T-Mobile is just using faster 3G and calling it 4G because it is a buzzword to get people to buy phones, the very definition of desperation.

      • ihatefanboys

        actually “Patty” the “faster 3G” as you put it has officially been categorized as 4G. check your facts before u open your mouth. and Btw how do u know sprints 4g is real and not a “buzzword to get people to buy phones” are u an engineer ? or maybe u work for sprint ? which would hardly put u in a position to make an unbiased opinion about anything. shut up and quit while ur ahead. right now you are the “very definition of desperation”

      • Anonymous

        LMAO

  • Matlock

    Ok, you know what all this bickering is just getting out of hand! The iPhone is honestly the best marketed phone in the world, so of course everyone and their mother wants to have one. It definitely is not the best phone on the market, but it is very good! Do I personally like the iPhone? Nope, I could care less about it. If the marketing wasnt there for the iPhone would everyone be all gung hoe, bout it? no they wouldnt! For all those that complain, about force closing on Android, well guess what? The Iphone has issues too! I know plenty of iPhone users that have their phones freeze on them, and crash on them also! So all is not, perfect with the iPhone. I admit it, I wanted an iPhone when it originally launched, but got a G1 when it first came and havent looked back since, nor cared about the iPhone. If T-Mobile gets the iPhone, great all that will mean is more customers for them. Until then, they will continue to compare their offerings to the iPhone that is offered by the competition.

  • Matlock

    Ok, you know what all this bickering is just getting out of hand! The iPhone is honestly the best marketed phone in the world, so of course everyone and their mother wants to have one. It definitely is not the best phone on the market, but it is very good! Do I personally like the iPhone? Nope, I could care less about it. If the marketing wasnt there for the iPhone would everyone be all gung hoe, bout it? no they wouldnt! For all those that complain, about force closing on Android, well guess what? The Iphone has issues too! I know plenty of iPhone users that have their phones freeze on them, and crash on them also! So all is not, perfect with the iPhone. I admit it, I wanted an iPhone when it originally launched, but got a G1 when it first came and havent looked back since, nor cared about the iPhone. If T-Mobile gets the iPhone, great all that will mean is more customers for them. Until then, they will continue to compare their offerings to the iPhone that is offered by the competition.

  • Tnaseeder77

    Nothing wrong here, if you do speed tests the truth is there, im sure there are areas in which one carrier will dominate the other which allows them to claim what they want. Only a few months ago Verizon had commercials making fun of the iphone and att. Truth is they are here to make money and they are huge corporations, people commenting that one service sucks just had a bad experience but their one opinion really doesnt matter. T-mobile is young in terms of age compared to the other companies but can still hang with the big boys in the short of time theyve had so thats something to give props for. For the other people out there who think they know everything..you don’t. You don’t own a cell phone company that is nation wide so shut up, t-mobile or any other carrier dont give a rats ass what you think, youre going to have a cell phone with one company regardless and youll complain with them too. As far as “4g” if you think it’s pathetic that T-mobile is claiming it as “4g” look at the other carriers you love so much they are doing the same thing with similar speeds so stfu and deal with the world around you…you are not the center of a cell companies interest, you can complain all you want and post comments but one way or another youre giving them money.

  • A_g_ness

    T-Mobile is basically telling us all that they will be getting the iPhone 5 this summer and that they want us all to wait for the i5 until they get it.

  • A_g_ness

    Have you guys seen the tmobile ad when they say that the iPhone 4 will be short lived because the iPhone 5 will most likely be released this summer. Basically by doing this they are saying to wait for the iPhone 5. Why would they want us all to wait for the i5? Maybe because they will be carrying the iPhone 5 this summer!!!

  • XXINMATEXX

    TMOBILE STATEMENTS ARE FALSE I TESTED A IPHONE 4 VS A G2 AT SPEEDTEST.NET AND IPHONE BLEW IT AWAY.CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW..

    • Learntoread

      You do realize you tested a 3G vs 3G the statements are 3G vs 4G. Yes we can hear you now, it sounded like I am illiterate.

      • Learntoread

        Oohhh and I do know the g2 is a 4g phone but is your city covered and maybe you should take a networking class no matter how good of a connection on 3G it won’t be faster than a decent connection on 4g

    • Learntoread

      You do realize you tested a 3G vs 3G the statements are 3G vs 4G. Yes we can hear you now, it sounded like I am illiterate.

    • Charlie

      Haha that’s FUNNY!….too bad my mytouch 4G blows all my friends iPhone 4′s out of the water when it comes to speed. I’ve clocked my phone at 26mbps a whole hell of a lot faster than the iPhone 4 (3G).

    • Kirbi182

      provide more details as in location where these tests have been done. Don’t slam your fists on your chest and point useless information on the internet for ex. my s2000 burned this gt mustang the other night…. oh failed to mention theres a high end turbo with cold air intake and a complete exhaust installation where the gt was stock.

      I know no one will care but i just wanna state my point.

  • XXINMATEXX

    TMOBILE STATEMENTS ARE FALSE I TESTED A IPHONE 4 VS A G2 AT SPEEDTEST.NET AND IPHONE BLEW IT AWAY.CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW..

  • Bklynite78

    People are going to buy the Iphone no matter what….its like trying to stop someone from buying a Sony tv…they are not going to listen..its all about the brand to some people…

    • http://twitter.com/jayq330 jonathan jayq

      more like exclusivity, its like the story of how facebook became so popular. the apple MBP’s and iphone’s make people feel like they’re together you know? so they get it and that whole ios environment is taken cared of by the best dev’s out there. they wouldnt dare make a low budget app (let me correct myself, wouldnt dare make an app with a “cheap” user interface) because then they just wouldnt make it to threw the approval for the market. so when you get the ios, its really not about the network as you can tell because people still sighned 2 year contracts (even a 4 year contract if they had to) its about the phone & the exclusive games,apps.partner’s. they always get the big hit game’s before android like if we get sloppy seconds..then when we do its a dumbed down looking app, example..the trillian instant messenger on the iphone vs, the trillian on the android. cmon we have the power to make & use that interface and we just got some new tool’s to make better games & better apps from google for android at last! from froyo & up itll get better. one thing they need to get threw there thick head is that android needs that silky smooth 60htz/60fps u.i. with the dual cores it should be possible to be that smooth and be multitasking, one reason ios/iphone is not true & wasnt Multitasking uptill now is because they needed to use half or more than half of the cpu along with the gpu to keep the U.I. so smooth but with the A4 processor theyre able to run small apps in multitask mode but still limited untill they come out with the next gen dual core iphone with enough power to keep there interface smooth and …. you know what im getting at. the only phone that i see is making a stand was samsung with there galaxy s & galaxy tab. they set the standard so that even google took it as the second nexus, the nexus s. but now dual cores came up and samsung should be unleashing the orion chipset with the sgx 540 gpu because that cpu still gives tegra 2′s gpu a run for there $ and when they unleash the sgx 543 itll be over and hopefully they make it with some metal exterior to add some this aint a plastic toy attitude to it. anyway those are just my thoughts,

  • Tasha

    Interesting choice using a hare considering what happened at the end of the race.

    I think this ad makes T-Mo look like they are trying too hard. The part that really gets me is “and their iPhones”. Really? T-MoUSA wishes they had a Magenta-branded iPhone so that they could increase their customer base. This ad is so long and so poorly executed that it doesn’t make me thing T-Mo is a better choice. Rather, it reeks of “haterade”.

    Oh, and this is from someone a proud T-Mo/MyTouch 3G Slide user. I don’t give a rats derriere about the iPhone. However, unlike T-Mo I can recognize its dominance in the mobile industry without waving a corny ad in people’s faces.

    Major lame.

    • Lars

      It’s no different than a politician pointing out every flaw of the opposition. I admit I think it is annoying. But this kind of advertising works so they will do it.

      Also, they are not exactly wrong. For all the technology touted by the other companies TMO has shown they have the ability to roll out faster speeds than the competition whenever they want. They spent the money upgrading their system, they know they are going to be able to just let out more rope as the other carriers try to keep up with the download speed race.

      Also a slide holder.

  • syk0matik420

    I like this ad. T-mobile makes several good points. And the ONLY reason the crappy iphone a.k.a gayguyphone sells so well is for this reason:
    Simple minds need simple phones. And there are A LOT of simpletons out there. Hence the reason the icantphone sells so well: only morons buy it. No smart person would choose apple over android. Unless they happen to b homosexual as well. Iphone sucks. Verizon sucks. Att sucks. Awesome ad tmobile.

    • hatchet wound

      It’s always the loudest homophobes that have something to hide.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        That is a completely unnecessary comment. Kiss it goodbye!

    • scijunkie

      I happen to “b” a homosexual and I purchased the G1 on its release day and currently am using a G2. I have been following the development of the android operating platform since it was in its infancy, before Verizon’s Droid line of phones, which have only helped expand Android’s recognizability to the simpletons. I owned a jailbroken iphone, which ran on T-mobile’s network, and attempted to see what all the hype was about, but I found that iOS isn’t for me. I have been with T-mobile since 2004 and could not be happier with my carrier.
      Maybe you should be more discreet with the whole 420 ending. People might get the impression that you could be a loser stoner who has nothing better to do with his life than to post hate filled comments on an amazing blog.

    • scijunkie

      I happen to “b” a homosexual and I purchased the G1 on its release day and currently am using a G2. I have been following the development of the android operating platform since it was in its infancy, before Verizon’s Droid line of phones, which have only helped expand Android’s recognizability to the simpletons. I owned a jailbroken iphone, which ran on T-mobile’s network, and attempted to see what all the hype was about, but I found that iOS isn’t for me. I have been with T-mobile since 2004 and could not be happier with my carrier.
      Maybe you should be more discreet with the whole 420 ending. People might get the impression that you could be a loser stoner who has nothing better to do with his life than to post hate filled comments on an amazing blog.

  • craig

    How many times can you print “4G” in one ad? That’s the real question.

    • Jsbenavidez00

      alot for stupid consumers.. all people see is 4g and want more its called marketing….good i idea tmo keep it going

  • Sndengmike

    One of the most important fact i see that has failed to be mentioned is that AT&T wouldn’t be around today if it wasn’t for the iphone they were just about bankrupt till iphone came out and part of the reason iphone was exclusive to AT&T (well untill people jailborke them :) )…

  • Sndengmike

    One of the most important fact i see that has failed to be mentioned is that AT&T wouldn’t be around today if it wasn’t for the iphone they were just about bankrupt till iphone came out and part of the reason iphone was exclusive to AT&T (well untill people jailborke them :) )…

  • Sndengmike

    One of the most important fact i see that has failed to be mentioned is that AT&T wouldn’t be around today if it wasn’t for the iphone they were just about bankrupt till iphone came out and part of the reason iphone was exclusive to AT&T (well untill people jailborke them :) )…

  • Frankduran

    I think is a BIG SHAME!!! that the Goliath iPhone!! is good only for two companies in the USA in Europe, South America and other places the iphone can be use with any communications carrier all you need is an unlocked iphone so i wander do the who is …..Boss here………. iphone or Verizon or maybe AT&T???

    • Kirbi182

      Apple controls on what carrier its iPhone shall be on, the same way in europe they have it in selected carriers but in honesty in europe alot of the carriers have the band frequency that requeres the full features of the iphone to be unlockedmeaning it can recieve 3g data thats why there is point in unlocking the giant apple and running whatever sim chip you want… you can get an Iphone4 unlocked here in the U.S. and use it on the tmo network but from what i read you wont get tmo 3g network you’ll be stuck on edge which in my mind is pointless but hey if your all about “hey I got an iPhone, loot at me” than by all means do it, I’ll stick to my vibrant that I can enjoy all my features of the carriers network.

  • Sh

    T-Mobile lacks the Premium Phones and always 2years late to get great phones such as the Upcoming Atrix.

  • Mid

    Yeah I have to say the ad comes off sounding like an ex trying to bad talk their ex significant other for dumping them because they werent “good enough for them anyway”. Its factual and yet skewed in tmo’s favor.
    I personally hate when companies tout one side of an argument rather then actually show a fair comparison and let the consumer decide. I understand it helps business to “bend” the truth, but I still never like it. Same way Comcrap tries to say they’re better then Verizon Fios, they’re not, but they sure make it SOUND like they are.

    Overall, Tmobile is a company that does have a lot to offer, but instead of pushing something like this, trying to make them look better then AT&T or Verizon, they should just concentrate on their lineup and push consumer awareness of the new products available or coming soon, WITHOUT the mud slinging. It does make them kinda look desperate.

  • Mid

    Yeah I have to say the ad comes off sounding like an ex trying to bad talk their ex significant other for dumping them because they werent “good enough for them anyway”. Its factual and yet skewed in tmo’s favor.
    I personally hate when companies tout one side of an argument rather then actually show a fair comparison and let the consumer decide. I understand it helps business to “bend” the truth, but I still never like it. Same way Comcrap tries to say they’re better then Verizon Fios, they’re not, but they sure make it SOUND like they are.

    Overall, Tmobile is a company that does have a lot to offer, but instead of pushing something like this, trying to make them look better then AT&T or Verizon, they should just concentrate on their lineup and push consumer awareness of the new products available or coming soon, WITHOUT the mud slinging. It does make them kinda look desperate.