Apple Testing iPhone 4 For T-Mobile USA?

Is this? Could it be? Is it real? That’s right, the above images provided to BoyGeniusReport by famed iPhone hacker Chronic show that Apple is testing an iPhone 4 with T-Mobile compatible AWS frequencies. The internal model is N94 which references the N92 Verizon Wireless Model and the standard GSM model as N90. The actual iPhone pictured is running a test version of iOS as it includes internal apps such as Radar and Apple’s employee directory app. BGR points out that the proximity sensor on the above prototype looks different than that of the white retail model slated to come out later this month.

The obvious question here is, what happens to an upcoming iPhone 4 on T-Mobile USA now? Is Apple just testing the T-Mobile radio for integration in future iPhone devices or did this all happen prior to any news of an AT&T/T-Mobile merger.

The good news? It looks like in any case the iPhone 4 will find it’s way to T-Mobile customers in one way or another. Of course, it could be with the AT&T banner.

You can expect the entire tech blogosphere to keep an eye on this one!

Peep the whole gallery over at BGR.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Jailbroken. Please stop. Just stop.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      You can’t be serious can you? Seriously? The source who brought this to BoyGenius would never pass off something like that.

      • rizzxx7

        why do you even argue with these people? You will probably never sway them even if you gave them the actual test phone

      • Chatterboxer12345

        David – these guys are smarter than you and all these other blogs are “idiots” too. See, these guys can easily fool BGR, TmoNews, MacRumors and other sites with a free app from cydia since none of you have a clue. Get with the program and acknowledge how dumb you are.
        //sarcasm end//

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I love how so many of you are focused on the single screen that says T-Mobile and 3G. Thus far you have ignored the other 25 screen shots that show multiple debug screens, Apple-only programs etc etc that someone would have had to spend an incredible amount of time and energy to create with the sole purpose of fooling us lowly bloggers and naive readers.

        • Chatter

          Hope you saw the //sarcasm// tag on my post. Please don’t lump me in with these other guys!

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Ah ok! Sorry, I wasn’t sure what the //sarcasm// tag was for! Me or them! So I just took responded knowing they’d look anyway!

        • Anonymous

          Lol David, I got your back. I have also heard this from a couple sources, not to mention its on Apple blogs across the web. And people still hate on them- when 85% of the time, their info is legit. You gotta love some of the ignorance and arrogance that comes from some of these people.

        • Anonymous

          … THESE PEOPLE ARE Fandroids. I see the fear in them already! LULZ. iPhone 4/5 will surpass Android for good. Thank you Apple & Steve Jobs.

        • Anonymous

          And you’re not a fanboy…..thanking steve jobs…..?

        • Anonymous

          A fan of AMAZING products. By the way… how come none of you morons answered my question…. What Android phone/device has sold more than the iphone 4?… heck, even the 3gs? LULZ. How is that Motorola Xoom selling? ROFLMAO. GTG now, Best Buy just called…. my ipad 2 is here!!!!

        • Anonymous

          so…. you admit that you are a hypocrite…. calling someone else a certain type of “fanboy” then recanting that by admitting that you are one as well…. so basically your previous statements should be looked at with the same redundancy….

          Ps…. in this particular thread you never asked any question until your response to me…..and to answer you question you can do a simple search, using any search provider you wish, and discover the answer yourself. No one actually even mentions the word Android until you bring it up…so please….please…. go get your Ipad 2, and STFU because trust me…. nobody really cares… unless you buying us one…. if so…. then yeah we’ll all be your friends..until then….. please go back until you hole where you can from lil troll.

          @David… hit me up sometime… i still visit your site but lately the comments on this site are becoming more and more akin to engdaget…. let me know if you need an extra moderator. Most of the people that I have referred to this site dont even read through the comments or try to post because they are just becoming ridiculous. Seriously this Android Vs iOS debate in getting on my last nerve… and I’m sure I’m not the only one!

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Welcome to my world. I’ll email you.

        • Anonymous

          How the hell am i a hypocrite when I have a Nexus S (which im stuck with for 2 yrs) It’s a POS! Android is horrible…. slow and laggy. Can’t dl hd games, shuts off all the time, and I gotta dl a task killer, turn my wifi off, lower screen brightness to save battery? WTF!

          My ipod touch is amazing…. can’t wait til’ this (ip4/5) drops on T-MO. Imagine how many people are gonna dump their fragmented phone in order to get this sexxxxxxy baby! WHO CARES ABOUT 1.2. ghz processor (shyt is still slow as hell) HDMI, 4.3″ SCREEN…. THE HELL!?!?!?!? It’s a phuckin PHONE!!!!!!

          Typical Android moron fanboy…. ” do a simple search, etc, etc” There is a reason why 1 phone is dominating EVERY single Android device that is coming out. Sure, its out dated.. but people still want it! It must hurt you, huh? LOL. I PWNED the phuck out of every Fandroid moron in here.
          For your info…. just got my ipad 2. I’m using it as we speak/type. Jealous? Man, you should’ve seen all the people there waiting to get their hands on this baby. I told them about iPhone coming to T-Mobile and place erupted! A lot were saying: I CAN’T WAIT TO GET RID OF THIS 3-4 hr phone! ANDROID MARKET IS GARBAGE (WHICH I AGREE) WHY DO I HAVE TO ROOT MY PHONE IN ORDER TO GET THE LATEST UPDATES? LOL. I guess I’m not the only one, Fandroid troll.

          David, I love your site…. any news on new WP7 coming to T-Mo as well? What happened to the Mozart?!?!?! I can use that for work!

          P.S. This ipad 2 ROCKS!!!! CAN’T WAIT FOR THE iphone 4/5 coming our way!

        • Anonymous

          Really dude……really….you’ve just proved my point. Reread my post, slower….im going to let you go with that…. I prefer speaking with adults and play online games with children but since the PSN is down, imma go!

        • Anonymous

          Got a G2. Works really fast, no noticable lag. Battery lasts through the day just fine. If I do use my phone heavily during the day, I can get a charge from anyone who has a microUSB jack.

          iPhone is great at what it does. It sells great and has a very simple and clean UI. Does any one android device sell better than the iPhone? No. Does any other device makers make any phone running iOS? No.

          The beauty and weakness of Android is that you can have it on more than 1 device. I like my hardware keyboard and medium size form factor, so I choose the G2. My sister doesn’t have a lot of money and wanted an all touch device, so she got an Optimus T. My work got a Droid X for the 4.3″ inch screen. Yes they don’t function the same, but they each are a better fit for each person and their wants and needs.

          Both ways, I think having the iPhone 4/5 on T-mobile would be great. I wouldn’t get one (hardware keyboard aside, I like my emulators and widgets). My wife and other sister would.

        • Anonymous

          The G2 looks nice… too bad it’s made by HTC.

        • Tortionist

          I felt like you did,but I got the G2 for free when I added a line for my son. I rooted it and flashed the Gingermexfast ROM. There is no other phone that runs as smoothly and fast at 1.6 Ghz. The G2 on this ROM is like Optimus Prime on super steroids. I can’t wait for the Sensation to come out so I can root it and run it at 2 Ghz.

        • Anonymous

          LMAO. I love this. You sure owned that Android boy. I had a MT4G and it was garbage. Picked up a Nokia N8 and I’m cool with that until this [IPHONE 4] comes our way.

        • Tortionist

          Yes the I-phone sells the most, but Android is the number one operating system for smartphones in the U.S. Why is that? You are obviously not a fan of amazing products. With the I-phone you can’t change the user-interface, can’t put in a mass media card, can’t take out the battery, can’t delete music from it, unless plugged into a computer, have to deal with I-tunes, some of the worst software ever developed, have no DRM content free music, over 60% of your apps cost money, etc. That doesn’t sound amazing to me. With Android you can change the user-interface, use mass media cards, can delete music without the aid of a computer, have DRM content free music, over 60% of the apps are free, no i-tunes to deal with, and you can remove the battery from all Android phones To me, that sounds amazing. First generation Android(G1) was able to copy and paste. Th I-phone didn’t get copy and paste until 4th or 5th generation. Android is clearly better and does more. The IOS system is playing catch up. While the I-phone is nice and a good smartphone, there are better alternatives, like the G2, and many others.If I were you, i’d quit being a douche bag to people on here and learn the facts. Over 90% of what I put down is fact not opinion and I didn’t act like a douche bag, hence people might not agree with my opinions, but they can’t argue with the facts I presented. People will take you more seriously when you act like a mature adult and not some pre-pubescent, angst ridden teenager that knows about as much as my 2 year old son. Just some friendly advice.

        • http://profiles.google.com/nickhawelu Nick Hawelu

          It is the number one operating system in the US because there are millions of android phones cheaper than an iphone so people are more attracted to the price. Im not hating either, I enjoy both devices, heck I have a Galaxy S, but it is true that fragmentation is really bad and at least with the iPhone if you buy the two newest devices you can get the latest version of the OS (iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4).

    • Anonymous

      Tmobile can’t run on ATT’s 3G network meaning that needs a different radio, not a software thing.

      I doubt it’d be the iPhone 4 though. Would be kind of pointless with the iPhone 5 coming out soon.

      • Anonymous

        You can do anything with a jailbroken iPhone. You can change the banner to whatever you want it to say. The “3G” will always be there regardless.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          No it won’t. I use an iPhone 4 on T-Mobile and I can assure you the 3G is NEVER there. You clearly don’t know the reputation of the source who provided this intel.

        • Anonymous

          You can use a jailbroken iPhone on AT&T and change the carrier name to T-Mobile, DavidMobile, anything you want. It’s called FakeCarrier. You can download it from Cydia.

        • http://www.volkswagen.de Michael

          That too.. Also slap on a faux label on the back and you have yourself a test device imposture.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly. The guy who had it jailbroke the device on AT&T, installed FakeCarrier from Cydia, changed the name from AT&T to T-Mobile. Of course it would say “3G” because it’s still really on AT&T’s network. The person just replaced “AT&T” with “T-Mobile”

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Ok, you can keep your obvious skepticism. I trust in the notion that both Chronic who passed along this info to BGR wouldn’t provide a set of BS pictures like that just to dupe the entire tech blog and iPhone loving community. While that may mean little to you, as someone who deals in leaks and sources as a daily job requirement, I believe it.

        • Anonymous

          some people, such fanboys, might as well say RUMOR, or something to keep the trolls away

        • Anonymous

          One thing the people who are crying “fake” are failing to realize is, like you said there’s multiple screen shots. Plus its a white iphone which *if I’m not mistaken* hasn’t been released yet, so yea someone would have gone through a lot of trouble just to hype up some photoshop pics and fool a couple blog sites.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I can’t prove that its real just as easily as you can’t prove its fake. My point is I believe in the source who got these images enough to give them credence.

        • Bxcutie4life2001

          i trust u, when cnet was saying that the optimus 2x probably would never hit us markets ur site said it would and what happened now i have it

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Dude, you are completely missing the point. I know that, I can send you a picture of mine right now which says “David.” However, a jailbroken and unlocked iPhone 4 on T-Mobile DOES NOT SAY “3G,” which you just said it does. It doesn’t. You can hack it to do so, but it doesn’t naturally.

        • http://www.volkswagen.de Michael

          David this could be a Euro model running on T-Mobile’s network overseas. They get the iPhone. http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/iphone/

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Nah, I trust where BGR got this intel that its a US phone.

        • Roger

          David you are an idiot.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Oh really? Do tell. Enlighten me with my idiocy.

        • Rage

          LMAO! ok ok roger are you saying you are smart?

        • tmoguy

          @MagentaUser I have a jailbroken and unlocked iPhone on tmo and have never, ever had 3G…it is always Edge!

        • Anonymous

          I’m using an unlock iPhone 4 and I just tried this. I can change my banner, but it still says edge.

      • http://twitter.com/cellcircuit Jones Germanni

        MagentaUser is right, you can totally do this with a jailbroken iPhone. You can change the operator banner from AT&T to T-Mobile. Of course if you have AT&T 3G then it will show up as T-Mobile 3G. Despite all this, I think it’s legit. I don’t really care much.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          It wouldn’t though. I don’t know how much you know about jailbreaking. You can change the operator banner but a T-Mobile sim card will not show “3G” without another hack. Otherwise it only shows EDGE. Needless to say you guys are still ignoring the other 25 pics which I agree don’t show a T-Mobile phone but someone would have to fake all of those shots.

        • Petey

          but how do we know that the iphone is using the t-mobile sim card…?

          I think what Jones is trying to say that… they can jailbreak and change the carrier banner to T-Mobile while still using an AT&T sim card in that case… it will show “T-Mobile” with AT&T “3G” logo…

        • Oreo

          I was thinking the same thing

  • remister

    “iPhone 4 with T-Mobile compatible AWS frequencies”
    Even if it was real, AT&T will get rid of our frequencies, T-Mobile’s, that is!

  • Petey

    If it’s true and Valid, then I no longer need to switch to any other carrier, and hopefully this helps t-mobile abit!

  • Anonymous

    I just traded my Galaxy S 4G for an unlock iPhone 4. And while I have loved android I gotta say that besides not having 3G, I’m enjoying the iPhone so far.

    • http://twitter.com/ambeestar Ambrosia

      i have both the iphone 4 and galaxy s 4g and switch them regularly just to keep myself satisfied phone-sexually. but i must say, being on edge all the time on the iphone sucks. it’ll get to you. i’m on my galaxy more than my iphone by a lot.
      i’m gonna sell my i4 and stick with the galaxy.
      but if it’s going to work on tmobile/at&t’s new frequencies i might keep it around…

      • Anonymous

        I still have a MT4G and HD2 for backup. As far as the edge speeds, when I’m at home I’m on wifi. I found that while I’m at work tmo edge speeds are a Lil slower than my friends evo 4G, Hes always complaining about how slow his so called 4G phone is.

        When I’m out and about though I hardly use the phone for browsing, I check Facebook, do a couple a tweets and the speed doesn’t matter. I’m also using navigon for navigation and all maps are stored on the phone so I don’t need a fast connection

  • http://www.netvibes.com/AshTR Timothy L.

    It is possible they could be announcing the iPhone 4 for T-Mobile at WWDC this year, since the new iPhone announcement supposedly isn’t scheduled to happen until later in the year.

  • mitchell

    I dont know why they are even trying to bring it to tmo when they might merge w/ at&t. Even if they dont, tmo doesn’t want that crap phone over here. We got much better phones then that!

  • S Ferman

    I was about to switch on wednesday for the white iphone now I dont know

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    Planets would blow up all over the galaxy if this is true, please let it be true (Mars is a dead planet anyways)..

    • Anonymous

      Why you hating on Mars?

      • Anonymous

        Because the mad scientist put a tittle on it therefore he has to follow the suit.

  • Asafswwe

    wish i found out a week ago wouldn’t have left

    • Oreo

      You still have a month to cancel service bruh

  • S Ferman

    Yea rite! T-mobile has shit phones. Mytouch really….?

    • Supergear

      Yeah mytouch 4g, G2x, sidekick 4g, galaxy s 4g are l crap phpnes. Moron

      • commonsense

        Not to mention the Sensation in about 6 weeks… which is superior to even the iphone5. thats right.

      • Anonymous

        Im a former tmo customer and now sprint evo user (switched because wife is 10+yr customer with deep discounts). And im here to say…yeah he’s an moron!. Tmo’s got an hell of an line-up with more to come.

    • Anonymous

      i used to think that and saw verizon line up when i was going to switch. t-moblie right now has the base phones.

      • Anonymous

        *best

    • 19fonzy

      Are you stupid t-mobile haas the best line-up of android phones to date with the htc sensation coming up it’s going to be even better

  • Anonymous

    What a waste a 3g phone what difference will this matter???

  • greg

    looks legit— my only reservation is that there have been SO many iPhone rumors and Philip Humm has been so straight-forward that T-Mobile has no iPhone plans.

    • Anonymous

      He also made us all believe that TMO was going to take a more aggressive stance in the US market to become more competitive (which they have recently), but DT turns around and decides to sell TMO USA. Some believe Humms purpose all along was to sell TMO USA……Based on the timing of the announcement, its hard to argue that point……Bottomline is, its hard to believe what ppl say….TMO has always kept things close to its chest….We also have to consider VZW, their Iphone and the politics that come along with it…….Would TMO be allowed to announce IPhone since VZW just got it?

  • Anonymous

    .vipshopper.us

  • Chatter

    The Verizon iPhone has AWS bands. This is likely a version with a sim card and firmware updated for testing purposes on TMo. Apple probably has a Sprint test phone out there too ready to go if/when needed. While this does not mean the iPhone is coming to Tmo, it is not a “fake” as some are claiming.

  • Niksalerno

    Ha. Hopefully this guy doesn’t have this test phone traced back to him and lose his job. Said it before though, this can only be good news regardless of whether we’re getting it now or they are planning for it later.

  • Yancyperrys

    I know this is real I had a tmobile rep confirm.

    • Mbregar13

      I always laugh at comments like this.

      Signed,

      A T-Mobile Rep

    • Anonymous

      i had Jesus confirm it and the easter bunny assured the source was good.

  • Artefact4art

    Dang! I’d figured something it for this summer. Then the merger. Then, I needed more cheaper mins and went pre-paid with 1500 min/$30 from a EMPlus/500/Unl text.

    T-Mo could really shake things up with the iPx as pre-paid! Or, EM+ even!

    In short, about time T-Mo.

    Oh, and David…ya da MAN!

  • http://profiles.google.com/ctkatz corey artis

    even if this was true and the ip4 was coming to t-mobile, i still would not get one. in the year of duel vibrant/ip3g ownership, i have found that if it were not for 2 apps, i wouldn’t use any feature or app on the iphone at all. there is enough similar functionality of these apps that i really don’t miss the iphone at all. android’s popularity has given rise to some ported apps (not the ones i’m interested in as of yet) but i expect that will change in the next few years.

    now throw in the fact that it is still an apple product, software locked down and battery access-less, plus not a whole lot is going to be changing on the next version, meaning it will be more iphone 4s instead of iphone 5, and it makes me wonder why anyone is still interested in the iphone. whatever comes out of apple in the fall will be worse hardware wise to the best android handset, and that’s one of the main reasons i’m staying away.

    • Mopar6464

      Because some people just prefer IOS over android.
      And there is no way you would know what Apple is bringing to the Iphone 5 this fall.
      I bet it will be dual core with a 4″ screen and a lot faster.

    • Anonymous

      ignorance…

  • Mbregar13

    This could mean what is implied, but it could also just be Apple testing a version for Canadian carrier Videotron. They use the same bands as T-Mobile USA, and Videotron exec said last year that the iPhone 4 was on their roadmap. Time will tell…

    • Mopar6464

      Or maybe Apple is testing this replacement phone for T-mobile customers for when the take over is complete we will have a compatable phone.

      • Mbregar13

        Doubt it. Any new phone purchases (on contract) that occur once the takeover is finalized will likely require a conversion to AT&Ts native network (if history has taught us anything). It is more likely that ‘if’ this in fact is going to launch with T-Mobile, that they had the deal in place prior to the AT&T/T-Mobile announcement. Maybe T-mobile even decided to let Verizon get the first crack at the iPhone 4, and instead worked out a deal for the first ‘white’ one.

        • Mopar6464

          No, what i’m saying is sign a 2 year upgrade on T-mobile just before the take over is official if T-Mobile does releas this i5 with AWS and AT&T radio specs in it.
          That way it’s a done deal just before AT&T rules and then they would have to honor your 2 year T-Mobile agreement and you will get a rate plan at half of what AT&T’s rate plans are for the same service.

  • Anonymous

    of course tmobile starts testing the iphone 4 as the iphone 5 is on the horizon…. lets hope this is just a test, and the iphone 5 is the outcome.

    • GinaDee

      All manufacturers can pump out multiple versions of the same phone using quad band and penta band chipsets. It’s not hard at all.

      A willingness to make an iP4 compatible with T-Mobile’s HSPA network would give some credence that they’d also make the iP5 as well. Remember every new customer T-Mobile gets so does AT&T. Win win for both parties.

  • D182tsb

    For all who think this is fake. The white iPhones havent been released yet so how would someone jailbreak it to show that

    • Petey

      the case could be swapped with a white one tho….

      • Anonymous

        lol a spray paint would fix that problem

  • HeLLkAt31

    who cares now, psssh, what a joke, how bout the i5!…

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    AT&T wants to use iphone to stop mass exodus on their cousin, but it won’t work.
    Let’s look at iphone on VZW and what happened.

    • Mopar6464

      But then your monthly bill will double in price to use the iphone on Verizons plan,why.
      If you love the IOS , why not lock in a cheap T-mobile rate plan just before the AT&T hammer falls .
      Lock in that grandfathered plan at half the cost of Verizons rate plan.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      What happened? They sold 2.2 million of them. Matt, we’ve known each other for years and sometimes I really have to wonder where you come up with these “facts.”

    • Aneirin

      I completely agree with this comment. Here is my hypothesis:

      1. AT&T always opposed TMobile getting the IPhone.
      2. AT&T wants to keep a majority of the postpaid (and even prepaid) TMO users, NOT ONLY the spectrum.
      3. An easy way to tie TMobile users is to make them refresh their contracts for two years on an IPhone on the existing TMo bands.
      4. At that time when the contracts expire, AT&T can renew the TMO band IPhones to AT&T band IPhones.

      As a conclusion, they can, just by giving a lot of users on TMo what they want NOW, keep them AND get what THEY WANT in 3 years tops … they will migrate everyone to their bands and then use the freed up spectrum for expansion.

      Of course TMo would be willing to go for that play, baceuse they are winners on any scenario … if merger works, DT is interested in AT&T succeeding. If not, they will have the IPhone and a renewed faithfull user base.

      Everyone wins, GENIUS !!!

  • Anonymous

    can it be that they are testing t-mobile frequencies knowing that att will be getting them eventually?

  • http://twitter.com/ReptarJR Jarrel Hall

    If you’ve received the new T-mobile Asurion insurance change. In fine print it says “Iphone not eligible for coverage”. So im assuming it’s being planned. But who wants an Iphone anymore? I’d take a picture of the brochure but IDK how to upload it.

    • Mopar6464

      Ausurion Sucks anyways.
      What a complete rippoff when you have to call in to use them.
      For what they want you to pay for the deductable($150.00), many local repair shops can refurbish your iphone at half that cost.
      I’m still using one a iphone 2g phones on T-Mobile for one of my three lines. Trashed the screen and had it replaced by a local tech for $65.00 and it only took a 2 day turn around time.

      • Anonymous

        you might wana make sure you look whos fixing those screen, they usually use very cheap scratch prone screens

    • Mopar6464

      Lost my original HD2 and called Asurion and they would’nt even cover me.
      I then had to call T-Mobile CS and threaten to leave with all my 3 lines i’ve had with them for over 7 years before they gave my a in-house replacement warranty HD2.
      And guess what,i still had to pay $150.00 deductable.
      So why pay a monthly charge for Asurion coverage when they blow from the get go.

    • Petey

      capture it and send it via email to David!

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Remind me what I am sending again?

        • Petey

          oh he want to take a picture of the brochure lol. Iono if it’s a general “fine print” or if it’s dedicated to tmobile insurance…

        • T T8471

          The asurion insurance has always said that.

        • Petey

          Oh ok, I don’t know much about this since I never got insurance on my phones. lol

  • trife

    Jizzed. In. My. Pants.

  • MT3GS

    Sorry, Apple – Too little, too late… Android + Sense is all I’ll ever need – My Sensation can’t come soon enough!

    • Mopar6464

      Since it wont have AT&T 3g specs , enjoy your paper weight after AT&T takes over at the end of the year.
      Or use it with edge service.

      • MT3GS

        Come on now, both you and I know that AT&T will not shut down 1700 3G until well after the Sensation’s lifecycle is done – We’re definitely still more than 3 years away from AT&T shutting down T-Mobile’s 3G network… So that argument is dead!

        • Anonymous

          where the hell are you getting these numbers from? why would they waste that much time ?

        • MT3GS

          Waste time!!!?? Are you serious!!!?? How many 3G shut downs have you been through recently. Please don’t speak about things you don’t know anything about whatsoever! Take a standard we don’t use in the US anymore – TDMA – It took AT&T about 3 years from the time they said they were going to discontinue the technology and migrate everyone to new phones, while the standard was actually in use for 10+ years. I suspect I’ve been around wireless networks longer than you’ve been alive.

        • Mopar6464

          You can’t judge everything from the past.
          This is a different world now days,you either keep up or be left behind and they know it.
          Verizon is building LTE at a quick rate and AT&T knows they have to move quickly now to catch up or there in bigger trouble.
          That’s why they want T-mobiles towers and all now so they can get back in the game against Verizon or it’s big trouble for them.

        • MT3GS

          I know – T-Mobile is roughly 40 million people strong – They simply can’t shut down a chunk of spectrum and merge folks onto new 3G devices just because they want to use that frequency to roll out LTE – I don’t know how reliable (or old) this is, but AT&T is/was sitting on a lot of 700 Mhz LTE chunks they bought from Qualcomm – so all this dog and pony show that they are telling the FCC they need to buy T-Mobile for their 1700Mhz to roll out LTE I pretty much think is a bunch of BS! What you will see is 3G/4G hybrids with 700Mhz LTE and T-Mo/ATT bands for 3G… And a dosage of 2G standards for GSM devices

        • Mopar6464

          Good points , guess we’ll have to wait and see.

        • Mopar6464

          Yea right , as soon as AT&T takes over they can do whatever they want with those towers.
          And they will expand to their liking not to T-mobile customers wishes.

        • Anonymous

          And how quickly do you think that can physically be completed? That’s they point.

      • Anonymous

        well the G2x bands dont actually work either from what iev been reading

        • AnonGuy

          And the g2x Jason a baggy browser. If this comes to t mobile ill have to get one. Wp7 is basically a feature phone ostensibly. Android is baggy as ship with poor battery life, and blackberries are cheap and haven’t figured out the joys of activesync. Ill have no choice but to get an iphone if this comes to t-mobile…

      • GinaDee

        And what would make you think it wouldn’t be compatible with both HSPA bands? From your last conversation with Steve Jobs perhaps?

        That’s what I thought talking out of your @ss w/o thinking.

        For all we know this could be a collaboration between AT&T, Apple and T-Mobile to reduce current churn and lock more T-Mobile subs onto postpaid contracts and could be another bridge device compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T HSPA networks so the handoff should be smoother.

        • Mopar6464

          You must have a woody for Steve Jobs or something but please leave me out of it.
          If we all really knew All the answers we would’nt be here posting now would we.

    • Youngt82

      Word thats what im saying lol cant wait for that Htc Sensation 4G:)

  • Going_home

    Get out Apple and your iclone.
    And get out AT&T too and dont come back !

    :D

  • Anonymous

    About time! Android is so freakin’ fragmented; I had enough!!!!!! Bring out the iPhone 4 on T-MO!

    • Anonymous

      troll elsewhere please. preferably your basement

      • Anonymous

        Why does EVERY Fandroid moron talk shiiit when people like & prefer the iPhone over Android? Face it, you’re “jealous”. I will be playing new HD games while you’ll be playing old PS1 titles on your phone.

        Talk to me when you can play RAGE, INFINITY BLADE, DEAD SPACE, STREET FIGHTER, and many others on your fragmented phone. Talk to me when you stop rooting your phone in order to catch the latest updates. ;) Go back to the dog house…..NOW!

        • 19fonzy

          You have to jailbreak your crappy ios in order to do things android can do it out of the box hahaha it makes me laugh when I see anyone with a jailbroken iphone with an android lock screen on it shows how much they love ios when they pretty much have to change everything to make it look like an iphone….oh and lets not forget the xperia play can your iphone run playstation games? Ha didnt think so

        • 19fonzy

          “make it look like an android*”

        • Anonymous

          So… you’re happy ’cause you’re gonna be playing “old” PS1 games? LULZ. Epic fail. Why in the world would I want to play 1995 games? WTF. Amazing.

        • 19fonzy

          Uhhh it’s psp games and sony is making mew games especially for the experia idk where you got the whole 1995 ps1 games? (someone is stupid)…. T-mobile g2x 9/10 and it’s really not about games?

        • Oreo

          Leave it alone all I see is a fanboy in denial about his OS of CHOICE! OK leave him be while we especially me will enjoy android(G2x). :)

        • Anonymous

          Is there something wrong with playing old games? Are you aware there is an entire market for retro gaming? Did you know PS3 has a whole digital storefront for PS1 games? Or are you just another internet cheerleader?

        • Anonymous

          Iphone 4 rating 9/10

          Androids have never received anything above 8! LOL… even with their 8,9,10,11,12,13 megapixel cameras, HDMI, 4″ screens…. etc etc. Shows that iPhone is a amazing piece of work! Thank you T-MOBILE, STEVE JOBS, AND APPLE! I LOVE YOU GUYS! DREAM COME TRUE!

        • Anonymous

          HD games? Yea? LOL I’ll be playing those games on my console where they belong, thanks.

    • Mmmmaxheadroom

      Loser

  • http://profiles.google.com/vampirehunter03 Lucas LeCompte

    did anyone else notice that once verizon got the iphone, they became more like att? They got ride of new any 2, and a bunch of other things i cant remember right now. To me the iphone only makes carriers worst. I mean it could be in my head, but im only calling it like i see it. I mean it would be possible to make the iphone pentaband, because there is talk that the next iphone will be a global phone (meaning both gsm and cdma.)

    • Petey

      I think the only way T-Mobile can gain so much subscribers is if they carry the iphone WITH the same rate plans that t-mobile is currently having… If they become to be like Verizon or AT&T… then I don’t think that will help them that much.

  • nerdlust

    I’m happy this phone is coming to tmobile. When my trusty 8900 broke my cousin gave me his cliq2 for a song. As much as I love my ipod touch I find that I rarely use it now that I have android. For me its just to late. I will check out the new blackberry when it comes out but for now its to late. Flash in browser as so next level.

  • Rodralex3

    it looks bigger

    • http://doughboydesigns.com Anonymous

      Black clothes make people look slimmer

    • Ricktrann

      That’s what she said…

      Lol if this is true then this year is going to be an EVEN MORE interesting year…

  • Anonymous

    iPhone 4 will be on 3 carriers now.. amazing. They sold 2+ million with Verizon. Imagine how many they will sell with T-Mobile? It will be the end of Android. iOS & Windows will be going head-to-head. My work phone will be a Windows, and my play phone will be an iPhone 4/5…. and my Nexus S will be a “ball” for my dog Spike. Thank you Apple & Steve Jobs! You guys ROCK!!!!

    • 19fonzy

      Lmao u made me laugh. “end of android” ? HAHAH GOOD ONE. Android ain’t going anywhere it is here to stay and dominate! Get out of here with that crappy outdated ios and windows 7? Ha browser doesn’t even flash epic fail!

      • Anonymous

        That crappy ios is still working well! 1 phone is dominating Android, which happens to be in 4 carriers… that doesn’t include Cricket, Virgin, etc. If the iphone was to go on ALL carriers.. it would be the END of Android and morons like you. My Nexus S is about to die (4 hrs of battery life….amazing) Damn, I gotta go charge it. I’ll be back in 3 HRS WHEN THIS POS fully charges. GREAT NEWS. I will be calling & texting all my friends about this amazing news. This should be all over the net! I will contact Engadget soon. Thanks David, you’re the hombre!

        • 19fonzy

          Had the hd7 ya its smooth but horrible os no apps,no widgets, browser is horrible, windows p7 is dead. android sold more than iphone clearly more people prefer android over ios

        • Fonzy

          Name 1 android phone that sold more then the iphone 4 then say that statement. If ios was free to phone makers like android is then it would be a different story.

        • Anonymous

          If this if that. It’s a fact that Android ate up the market share. What does any of it matter?

      • Anonymous

        Before my Nexus S dies…. I tried the HTC HD7…. it BLOWS my Nexus S out of the water!!!!!!! Smooth and responsive. No lag at all like my pos Nexus S. The Mango update looks amazing too. I can’t wait….
        When Nokia drops their WP7/8…. my god…. Android will be forgotten. Apple & Microsoft… The BEST! NOT FRAGMENTED & NO NEED TO ROOT in order to get the latest updates…. I………… (DEAD PHONE)

        • CapoLoko is ignorant

          You’re an idiot..lolz

        • CapoLoko is ignorant

          Also read comment below herb

        • Anonymous

          LULZ, and you’re my bytch. Keep ridin’ my nuts, ni99er! ;)

    • Petey

      Are you serious?… Window will probably end since they’re not as popular as Android or iOS. It’s more of Android and iOS going head to head if they come to t-mobile…

    • tmofan99

      I know ALOT of people who prefer Android over iOS. I, myself have a unlocked iPhone that I love. This is great news to me because I hate the speed of edge :(

  • the_truth

    Any fact to the rumor that the iphone tracks you and collects user info?

  • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

    If T Mobile would have got the iPhone before they wouldn’t have to selling themselves, haha. Doesn’t matter to me, I don’t want an iPhone. I don’t see this effecting Android in any way, definitely not the end of Android. Android & iOS is who are gonna be duking it out. WP7 came too late, after people have already made up their mind

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    the day i get the iphone 4 with T-Mobile USA 3G Bands i’ll be celebrating it by blasting the song “Return of the Mac” by mark morrison while driving in slow motion at the walmart parking lot making a phone call on it.

  • the_truth

    And then the the Mighty Lord of Mac,Steve Jobs said unto AT&T—:There shall be no more of this Android–and it was so.”. And the sheep followed unto the land of clogged and slow ass network speeds.Amen.

  • Petey

    so the date of the picture capture was on April 14, yet it took more than a week for blogger to post these pics/topic?

  • Ghostman34

    @CapoLoko….just another idiot talking out of his A$$! Android will out do WM anyday and always will. iFone is just simply over rated and can’t do anything Android can do. Get off your iJunk already.

    • CapoLoko is ignorant :)

      I think he’s a fukin idiot.. He’s retarded.. It’s about preferences, not just his opinion.. He’s just expressing his opinion and acting as if he’s god or something that everything he says is correct and what goes.. I’d your a fan of android or a fan of apple it doesn’t matter. Maybe in one persons eyes one is better than the other but he jus went overboard and probably did cuz he has nothing better to do jus get a life and stop arguing that one thing is better than the other. You and idiot it’s about personal preferences. Just saying what I think and I ain’t guna keep wasting my time arguing with idiots like you peace and fuk w.e you gotta say bitch! Lolz

      • CapoLoko is ignorant

        “if you’re an apple fan or…….”

  • Dell Can Suck it!

    My wife wants an Iphone I am a happy HTC G2, BB8700, BB8330 BB 9700 user. My wife wants and I phone and I dont want to be an att customer. Get my wife an Iphone tmobile and break off this abusive relationship with ATT. ATT is the ugly cash wielding geek to your prom queen. Protect Carly and US customers.

    • Afterabme

      Verizon has the iPhone to

  • Lol

    Lol, my area code is 408 too. (:

  • Anonymous

    How do we not know that this isn’t on another T-Mobile? UK? Germany? Etc?

    • ppp4

      look at the number on the lockscreen it starts with a 1 dumbass

      • LMFAO

        Lmfao

      • Anonymous

        I have to say you guys are pretty stupid, in all honesty. You don’t believe that it couldn’t have been someone who just edited the carrier text file? Jailbroken the phone? Took a picture of another T-Mobile iPhone device? No? Then you are all ignorant. Please think about the other reasons before posting, you dumbass, and realize that you actually don’t have the thought capacity to make the connection.
        But I’ve probably lost you already, this is far too many words. I shall simplify it-

        You’re an idiot. You don’t understand. Leave the comments to those who add to the discussion.
        Happy easter!

    • Drifter702

      Because they already sell the Iphone for Tmobile Europe.

  • Danny2

    Too late, i have unlocked mine with unlockiphone4k , they should have released the ihpone for all couriers at the same time..

  • sino8r

    Screw Apple… we don’t need the isheep bogging down our network like at&t. This probably b.s. anyways. Anyone could have jailbroken the phone and added a tmobile 3G header or more simply… its a UK or European tmobile iphone. Either way, the drama is hilarious! Keep us informed up, David :)

  • http://twitter.com/Surfeast Surfeast

    Iphone with T-mobile 3G+ would be the fastest iphone out there, Considering I can’t get more than 5 hours on any android powered battery phone with my usage and I can get over 10 on iphone . sounds like a winner for me

    • Anonymous

      5 hours haha you might want to try doing something during the day that doesn’t involve your phone.

  • Blountmant

    This, looks legitimate and it’d, not unlock , unless u work for Apple, and have, Apple connect , to unlock u iPhone.

  • Katemarie

    I would love to test out this phone not happy with mine right now

  • Anonymous

    I say bring it! This could be a way for tmo to grab a few (by few i mean many) new customers before the buyout goes thru. Despite Androids dominance in the market, the iphone is still in demand

  • Havoktek

    Seriously?………….No really Seriously………..
    Let me put some of you Trolls in check and enlighten the Hardcore TMO peep on here.
    Iphone 4, because you know that is what you’ll see. This is a test run to see if it can be done on TMO’s bands.
    Verizon will get it first because of the LTE setup,
    AT&T can’t handle the load, that’s why they want TMOUS…turnkey network ready to shine for less than if they built it themselves!
    AT&T gets to slap apple in their face by still having the Iphone, so it’s a catch 22
    Apple can spurn AT&T at the cost of TMOUS if the deal goes thru.
    Next, why would you downgrade yourself to an Iphone 4 from these entire hot phones TMO’s churnin’ out right now? ……User preference?….. Ok I’ll give you that
    End of Android………..please……..Google has a plan that’s 2 years if not more ahead of what we think.
    Android has already been competing on Verizon and AT&T against the Iphone.
    The real is “he who goes first sets the trends……..”Apple got that, no drama there, but it’s harder to maintain a lead against a hungry opponent . Fragmentation is a benefit, because it offers CHOICE!
    You’ll appreciate that when you don’t have any of it in an Iphone ecosystem. It’s just forcing lazy peeps to get educated and realize that their phone has moved beyond a toy. This isn’t your Nintendo DS people!
    Quit letting someone tell you that their stuff is what you need…………Grow up!
    Me personally I don’t care, I know what the Iphone is, I know IOS, big whoop, it’s just a polished up UNIX
    Core, no better than the LINUX derivative that Android is.
    And to put it into perspective when the economy gets to the point where the consumer purchasing can’t drive the market, they’ll be looking at the corporate structure.
    When the first phone to supplant RIM as a business preferred leader, then that’s your true “master”
    It’s a two legged race, Windows 7 phones are too late to the party although there” hungry” they are the victims of their own creation which is WMO6.5 Also the Nokia deal is going to end up dead in the water. All that Nokia love and they went with highest payer they might as well just become an end supplier of hardware, cause they just fished off Symbian themselves, instead of reinventing it.
    Pushing out Volume does not get you back in the game. I’ feel for them, because they don’t get it. They’re still trying to put a system OS into a mobile phone. All that development and the MS Corporation is just gonna kill that!

    Do it up Apple and come over here to MAGENTA, it’s all business anyways.
    My Vibrant will still rock dat A$$

    • http://www.facebook.com/MMontanez347 Michael Montanez

      who put this wall here?

      • Havoktek

        I did, every now and again I feel the need to chime in and drop some words on something.

  • alex

    as much as i hate the iphone this could help tmo get more customers which means bye bye ATT merger, or this can help stop it

    • Mopar6464

      DT does not want to be involved anymore in the US cell market.
      T-Mobile USA is done and will be sold no matter if they get the ipnone or not.
      Better AT&T than shitty Sprint.

      • Petey

        I would prefer Google to buy T-Mobile instead of AT&T or Sprint.

        • Mopar6464

          Could be a good idea if they offer other phones besides android OS.