Seattle Area T-Mobile Fans, Have An iPhone? Win $1000

Hey Seattle fans, want to win a $1000 this weekend? T-Mobile is challenging all Seattle area iPhone users to a speed test against the Galaxy S 4G with $1000 prize. T-Mobile is so supremely confident in their HSPA+ network when tested against the AT&T (ironic right?) 3G network. The challenge will run from Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st. iPhone 4 owners will have to beat the Galaxy S 4G two out of three times (download speeds only) in order to win the prize. So where can you get your challenge on? Check out the store listings below and read on for all the rules and regs.

T-Mobile

Speed Challenge Locations

SEATTLE
Downtown Seattle
1527 6th Avenue
206.223.1480

Aurora Ave N & 135th St
13242 Aurora Avenue
206.364.0183

45th & Stone Way
1216 N. 45th Street
206.632.1064

NW 85th St & 15th Ave NW
8355 15th Avenue NW
206.706.2970

Lake City Way NE & NE 125th
12513 Lake City Way NE
206.362.1088

Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way
206.362.1360

BELLEVUE
Bellevue Square
1012 Bellevue Square
425.462.9828

Factoria Village
(formerly Loehmanns Plaza)
3720 128th Avenue SE
425.641.1140

BOTHELL & REDMOND
Bothell & 208th St
20804 Bothell Everett Hwy
425.424.1208

Redmond Town Center
7521 166th Avenue NE
425.556.9758

The Speed Challenge Requirements
1.  Speed challenge offered 4/29/2011 through 5/1/2011; subject to change.  First come, first served.  Participating locations only.
2.  Limit one speed challenge per person.
3.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. states or D.C.; iPhone models used on the AT&T or Verizon Wireless network (and not over Wi-Fi) only.
4.  Participants must agree to complete a T-Mobile survey / information form.
5.  Participants must download a free speed test Application specified by T-Mobile; standard data charges apply.
6.  Speed challenge consists of three tests of the Galaxy S 4G versus the iPhone based solely on download speeds as measured by the Application; participants will be eligible to receive $1,000 if their iPhones are faster in two out of the three tests.
7.  Successful participants must provide contact information; affidavit of eligibility and a liability release may be required.
8.  $1,000 provided in form of check; allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.  All applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the recipient.  If check is returned as non-deliverable or participant is not eligible, $1,000 will be forfeited and T-Mobile will have no further obligation.

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  • Climber42104bg

    T-mobile won’t do this unless they’ve already done their research into this. Who in the right mind would do this knowing they’ll lose?

    • Anonymous

      LOL

    • Anonymous

      They are obviously doing this to get the ‘average user’ into their store, to be mind blown at how much faster the galaxy s is compared to their 3g iphone.

      The ‘average user’ being people who don’t know anything about 3g/4g, different networks, different phones etc. I think it is a brilliant idea.

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      why did you post a link to a shopping site?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GLBE4EJ7O4LDYDPDRTDHSVFHOY ____

    Too bad they don’t have this in SF – I bet a lot of people would switch even if it’s tmob.

    • LC

      Its a test thing in Seattle to see how it goes, and if it goes well it will expand into other markets.

  • MagentaMadness

    I really hate that Verizon T-Bolt ad.

    • keep it real

      word…thinking about never visiting this site again because of it

      • http://tmonews.com David

        It costs money to run the site, I don’t always get to pick the ads. Bandwidth isn’t free. If you HONESTLY don’t want to visit the site because it requires an extra mouse click, that’s just disappointing.

        • tecjunkie

          It is just part of the internet.Thanks David for all you do.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      It costs money to run the site, I don’t always get to pick the ads. Bandwidth isn’t free

  • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

    While I would normally applaud their boldness, this contest doesn’t really do much in the way of convincing people that HSPA+ is 4G. I mean, OF COURSE 4G is going to be faster than AT&T and Verizon’s 3G. Come on, T-Mobile…

    • Moveonrp

      I was (and still am) very disappointed when TMO started calling HSPA+ “4G” complete with cheesy advertising. Don’t get me wrong, HSPA+ is good, but it feels a lot more like 3G after you’ve used a 20mbps HTC Thunderbolt.

      I’d bet any amount of money that ATT calls LTE “5G” with that smug iPhone ad when the time comes.

      • bigbudha

        vzw 4g service choppy at best. it is in and out all day long. major down time. now as of today their completely down. but the choppy service has been around since the inception.

        • Anonymous

          Yea, my buddy’s Thunderbolt gets 4mbs during the day in Baltimore and 11mbs at night. I am always a consistent 8mbs anytime day or night. I’d rather have a constant speed rather than a fluctuating one. You can already tell, once a lot of people start adopting LTE on Verizon’s network it’s going to get worse.

        • bigbudha

          i think baltimore had lte before nyc. so maybe your a little bit more stable but i get periods were it turns off completely for 30 mins x 6 imes a day. not happy with it so far. your right wait till everyone jumps on their network. i use tmobile too and its very stable and very fast.

  • Anonymous

    Tell them to come to the NYC market.

  • DD_838

    Did T-Mobile mention that they just installed towers on the store roofs?!

    • Jarrod

      Also did they mention the added 90 Ober lines to each tower. Lol jk

  • Kerry

    I said this on Android Central too: Day late an a dollar short. If they had done this last year (or sometime before the takeover/merger was announced) it would have a much bolder significant impact. This just seems to come too late; why would someone switch from AT&T or VZW to TMO knowing that there’s this merger in the works?? I don’t get it, just seems sad to me.

    I love the brass ones this takes, it’s bold and very cool… just horrible timing so I don’t think it will have a huge impact on subscribers.

  • Guest

    Here is a secret weapon for the iPhone challengers to “guarantee” victory.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EFNQES

    • FILA

      you mean a roll of duct tape for iphone right?

  • Techguy

    Your best bet to win would be to have a few people on T-Mobile start doing downloads in the area to hog up the bandwidth :D

    • Goodie_good

      From the tower that’s closest to the specified store.

      NOTE: violates your terms and conditions and may also be illegal.

  • J-Hop2o6

    Seattle/206!! yeah!!

  • J-Hop2o6

    Seattle/206!! yeah!!

  • Moveonrp

    Raw conncection speed is a good thing, but when the OS overlay (TouchWiz) causes the browser to constantly lag, the end result is still a worse user experience.

    • Anonymous

      I have a G2X now and while it’s faster than my Vibrant, I had no complaints with TouchWiz lagging my browser. I actually thought the browser on my Vibrant was faster than my browser on my Nexus One.

      • Rob

        Directly compared browser speed between my Nexus S and my cousins Galaxy S4g and in browser speeds the nexus was much faster, multiple seconds faster at times. The GS4G couldnt touch the Nexus. I just don’t believe the vibrant would ever be faster than the nexus one.

        Data speeds that day (in phily) Nexus got 4gbs down and the GS4G got around 8gbs. Shows how much UI really matter with actual experience.

  • http://twitter.com/DongDoeMan Harry Mahesh

    I think the @TMobile Galaxy S 4G and iPhone 4 speed test is setup. The networks of At&t and Verizon might be down in the select stores so the speeds will always be slower. Wow!

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    We all know that T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is the fastest, why even run this contest? it wouldn’t be fair really, the iphone 4 is a 3G phone, if T-Mobile really wants to challenge the iphone 4 make it battle the mytouch 3G! guaranteed T-mobile would be handing out cash left and right.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know why people are saying it’s fixed. Just look at this months issue of Laptop Mag. They did speed tests in 13 cities and T-Mobile had the fastest data speeds.

      • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

        i’m pretty sure T-Mobile is aiming for the retards who don’t know the difference between EDGE, 3G and HSPA+ and with an unlocked iphone 4 running on edge, tmobile wins.

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      More like even then all the pretentious iphonies who think their phones are the BEST will be walking out disgruntled because they have been proven wrong.

      Me and a friend who has an iphone have run the speed test (pissing for distance with your phone) around every corner of the Detroit area and my Cliq (obviously a pretty standard 3G phone) beats it every time. It’s even beaten the HTC Thunderbolt which IS LTE!

      T-Mobile = 3G network that feels like 4G
      AT&T = 4G Network that feels slower than 3G and 3G that feels like 2G

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      More like even then all the pretentious iphonies who think their phones are the BEST will be walking out disgruntled because they have been proven wrong.

      Me and a friend who has an iphone have run the speed test (pissing for distance with your phone) around every corner of the Detroit area and my Cliq (obviously a pretty standard 3G phone) beats it every time. It’s even beaten the HTC Thunderbolt which IS LTE!

      T-Mobile = 3G network that feels like 4G
      AT&T = 4G Network that feels slower than 3G and 3G that feels like 2G

  • http://www.iphoneleaks.net iSocialNet 0.8.90-1

    thats a greater network. i realy liked this T-Mobile network.

  • Basterell

    What if the person with that T-Mobile white iPhone prototype with the A5 chip shows up…Can they win $1000?
    http://www.oprah.com/tix/tix_rsrv.jsp

  • Basterell

    What if the person with that T-Mobile white iPhone prototype with the A5 chip shows up…Can they win $1000?

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/04/23/exclusive-apple-testing-iphone-4-for-t-mobile-usa/

  • Anonymous
  • http://www.iphoneonline.net iOS 4.3.3

    i think no competitor of iPhone in this world…………..