Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 4’s, No AWS Bands In Sight

Early this morning Apple announced the availability of the iPhone 4 Unlocked edition. It’s a big development from yesterday when this was all just rumor and many never expected Apple to actually consider releasing the iPhone 4 unlocked in the United States. Well it’s available but it’s not coming cheap with the 16GB version going for $649.00 and the 32GB edition going for $749.00. You have your choice between black or white and it’s completely unlocked. For those of us in T-Mobile land this doesn’t change the fact that the iPhone 4 will give us anything other than EDGE bands as the phone only comes with AT&T compatible 3G frequencies. Still, if you’re like me the data speeds are a trade off for using iPhone on the Magenta network. It’s not always the most acceptable tradeoff but it’s the price you pay for unlocked freedom.

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  • a better idea is an unlocked iPhone 4s/5

    • jon

      Hopefully the iPhone 5/4s will be on t mobile without having to unlock it

    • jon

      Hopefully the iPhone 5/4s will be on t mobile without having to unlock it

    • jon

      Hopefully the iPhone 5/4s will be on t mobile without having to unlock it

    • Jummy305

      Didn’t take long for the perfect comment to show up who would pay that for a one year old phone

    • Jummy305

      Didn’t take long for the perfect comment to show up who would pay that for a one year old phone

    • Jummy305

      Didn’t take long for the perfect comment to show up who would pay that for a one year old phone

    • Daniel Velez

      Now that is worth $750 :) 

    • A better idea is any of the new Android phones.

    • A better idea is any of the new Android phones.

    • A better idea is any of the new Android phones.

    • A better idea is any of the new Android phones.

  • meh

    • Jeremiah Harrell

      thats the month of my birthday….

  • they gotta pay Nokia for every phone they sale why not make a few extra bucks lol

  • they gotta pay Nokia for every phone they sale why not make a few extra bucks lol

  • they gotta pay Nokia for every phone they sale why not make a few extra bucks lol

  • Give me 4g speeds and I;ll buy an iPhone. Until then No thanks Apple. Overpriced and Overrated. Damn you Apple Fanboys. If only people didn’t buy so much of their shit, maybe they would reduce prices are the overpriced software/devices.

  • BongBingLong

    Sold, i will sell my Nexus S and use that money for this. Thanks for the news

    • Obvious troll is trolling.

      • Setzer715

        I’m confused on how he’s a troll exactly?  He is clearly a T-Mobile customer reading a T-Mobile “unofficial” News website.

        This is NOT an iPhone, Android or any type of PHONE website.

      • Setzer715

        I’m confused on how he’s a troll exactly?  He is clearly a T-Mobile customer reading a T-Mobile “unofficial” News website.

        This is NOT an iPhone, Android or any type of PHONE website.

  • franky

    Dumbass people would pay that amount for that stupid phone

  • franky

    Dumbass people would pay that amount for that stupid phone

    • I would, guess I’m a dumbass. 

      • DavEDAsmath

        if A=1, B=2 and C= 3 then A+B=C

      • DavEDAsmath

        if A=1, B=2 and C= 3 then A+B=C

      • DavEDAsmath

        if A=1, B=2 and C= 3 then A+B=C

      • DavEDAsmath

        if A=1, B=2 and C= 3 then A+B=C

      • Ash

        Wait, you are getting this? I thought you have it already.

      • Ash

        Wait, you are getting this? I thought you have it already.

  • franky

    Dumbass people would pay that amount for that stupid phone

  • Rotorobots

    Not worth it! i paid a whole $320 for my White iPhone 16gb and I’m using it on T-mobile USA. just have someone that willing to use there 2 year up grade for 120$ helps or just craigslist for an iPhone paying $700 for an iPhone is crazy! i would rather just spend that money on buying a new MacMini

  • Rotorobots

    Not worth it! i paid a whole $320 for my White iPhone 16gb and I’m using it on T-mobile USA. just have someone that willing to use there 2 year up grade for 120$ helps or just craigslist for an iPhone paying $700 for an iPhone is crazy! i would rather just spend that money on buying a new MacMini

  • Rotorobots

    Not worth it! i paid a whole $320 for my White iPhone 16gb and I’m using it on T-mobile USA. just have someone that willing to use there 2 year up grade for 120$ helps or just craigslist for an iPhone paying $700 for an iPhone is crazy! i would rather just spend that money on buying a new MacMini

    • It’d be just as wasted on a Mac mini, overpriced computers with the same hardware as PCs with confined, locked down OS’s and shiny cases, no thanks.  Go with Android for phones and Windows 7 for computers.

      • Rotorbots

        sorry i already have windows 7 on my Macbook pro with OSX so i don’t need to waste money on a crappy windows computer that will be out dated in about 1 1/2. speically with the new release of windows 8 i wonder how many people are going to lose everything like they did with the upgrade to windows 7.  and my android before i got my iPhone got a Virius so i rather have something that won’t break down on me. have no problem with either just prefer a better OS. 

      • Rotorbots

        sorry i already have windows 7 on my Macbook pro with OSX so i don’t need to waste money on a crappy windows computer that will be out dated in about 1 1/2. speically with the new release of windows 8 i wonder how many people are going to lose everything like they did with the upgrade to windows 7.  and my android before i got my iPhone got a Virius so i rather have something that won’t break down on me. have no problem with either just prefer a better OS. 

  • NinjaMobile

    PASS!! I’m waiting for the My Touch 4g Slide.

  • NinjaMobile

    PASS!! I’m waiting for the My Touch 4g Slide.

  • Anonymous

    If they release AWS band, I’m sure a few AT&T subscribers would run away from them. (Don’t give me the buy out.. long way to go)

  • Anonymous

    If they release AWS band, I’m sure a few AT&T subscribers would run away from them. (Don’t give me the buy out.. long way to go)

  • Anonymous

    If they release AWS band, I’m sure a few AT&T subscribers would run away from them. (Don’t give me the buy out.. long way to go)

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure David got his already… lol !

    • Don’t quit your day job.

    • Don’t quit your day job.

    • Don’t quit your day job.

      • Anonymous

        Ah c’mon man, it was a joke… I support Tmonews. And I know you’re gonna be posting when the Sensation 4G sells out – for the fact you think there’s no marketing for the device. Its still gonna sell out.

      • Anonymous

        Ah c’mon man, it was a joke… I support Tmonews. And I know you’re gonna be posting when the Sensation 4G sells out – for the fact you think there’s no marketing for the device. Its still gonna sell out.

  • Anonymous

    $649/$749? All the power in the world to the folks out there that are stupid enough to pony up that kind of cash for a cell phone. Seriously. Put that in perspective. You can get a laptop at that price. Or a cell phone and a netbook.

    Apple follows the same strategy as Starbucks. Charge a lot for your product and make people think you’re selling a premium product/experience when your product is actually mediocre at best. I hope Apple/Steve Jobs doesn’t sue me for saying that.

    I wouldn’t fork over $549 or even $449 for an iPhone 4. I happily paid $449 for my myTouch 4G and have been happy since day one.

    • Respawn

      To some people, it’s not stupid. I’m no fan of the iPhone. I’m a Blackberry/Android guy.

      Still, it’s always nice to see options open up for magenta users regardless of which OS they prefer.

  • LOL
    Is it worth it?
    I think not!

  • alt-mobile

    hahahahaha $650 unlocked for the 16GB and $750 for the 32 GB?  um, I’d rather buy a computer or something else!  Geez, that is ridiculous…

    Not to mention it doesn’t have the AWS Band so Edge speeds would defeat the purpose of having an iPhone (or any other smart phone for that matter).  I’m not an Apple hater whatsoever, they definitely are doing a LOT of things right and are pretty much leading the industry right now with the stability of their OS and the advancement of the cell phone game, but I fart in the face of Apple for doing this.  Come holla at me when they have the iPhone 5 unlocked WITH the T-Mobile Bands on it.

    • FILA

      Why, cuz iphones on ATT 3G is like having EDGE anyways, LMFAO

    • FILA

      Why, cuz iphones on ATT 3G is like having EDGE anyways, LMFAO

  • Guest

    HTC Sensation is much a better phone than this P** ! Cheaper TOO!!!!!

  • Honestly, I don’t see why ANYONE would ever do this.  The iPhone began losing the smart phone war to Android LONG ago, and is know just being beat into the ground with phones like the Motorola Atrix, LG G2X, HTC Sensation, etc. being released.  Apple can keep its extraordinarily overpriced, outdated, underperforming, locked down phone.

    • Losing the smartphone war? I’m reality, have we met?

      • Anonymous

        Lol.

      • Anonymous

        Lol.

  • Honestly, I don’t see why ANYONE would ever do this.  The iPhone began losing the smart phone war to Android LONG ago, and is know just being beat into the ground with phones like the Motorola Atrix, LG G2X, HTC Sensation, etc. being released.  Apple can keep its extraordinarily overpriced, outdated, underperforming, locked down phone.

  • COOvb

    I can get a tablet for that and pay some 4Gs bills for that prize. INSANE!!! for a phone that is 1 year old. 

  • COOvb

    I can get a tablet for that and pay some 4Gs bills for that prize. INSANE!!! for a phone that is 1 year old. 

  • COOvb

    I can get a tablet for that and pay some 4Gs bills for that prize. INSANE!!! for a phone that is 1 year old. 

  • gh666

    ignored

  • Jay

    lol is this why T-mobile killed the G2? $650 is a little much for a phone, but it’s Apple all or their products are pricy.

    • Girth Brooks

      I’m sure this has nothing to do with the G2 being discontinued.  If I had to guess, I’d say they’re discontinuing the G2 because once the myTouch 4G Slide is available (which should be about the time the G2 is actually gone from stores), there would be no reason to buy a G2.  If you want the best phone with a keyboard, the MT4G Slide is your phone.  If you want vanilla Anrdoid, the G2X is your phone.  There would be no reason to choose the G2 anymore.  Even though I love my G2, it’s true.

      • jaZzyjeff

        What if I want vanilla android with a keyboard?

        • Kyle Skow

          Root the MT 4G Slide.  

        • Kyle Skow

          Root the MT 4G Slide.  

        • Kyle Skow

          Root the MT 4G Slide.  

    • Girth Brooks

      I’m sure this has nothing to do with the G2 being discontinued.  If I had to guess, I’d say they’re discontinuing the G2 because once the myTouch 4G Slide is available (which should be about the time the G2 is actually gone from stores), there would be no reason to buy a G2.  If you want the best phone with a keyboard, the MT4G Slide is your phone.  If you want vanilla Anrdoid, the G2X is your phone.  There would be no reason to choose the G2 anymore.  Even though I love my G2, it’s true.

  • gh666

    I think that apple should sell its iOS to all hardware maker like HTC, samsung, LG and motorola, to use in any company and then they will succeed again!!. how this sounds?
    HTC iPhone HD with a 4.3 inch
    Samsung iPhone S with a superamoled plus
    just an idea 

  • Zifnab2k

    Wow, pretty steep prices for a year old device.

  • SocalTeknique

    Sadly people (mostly iSheep) will pay this much for this. Just Wait for iP5. I’m waiting for Nexus 3 though.

  • SocalTeknique

    Sadly people (mostly iSheep) will pay this much for this. Just Wait for iP5. I’m waiting for Nexus 3 though.

    • I’m an iSheep. Get a life. 

      • La10guy

        DAVID, how come when I call Apple Care and when I chatted online they say it will work on T-Mobile’s 3g??????

      • La10guy

        DAVID, how come when I call Apple Care and when I chatted online they say it will work on T-Mobile’s 3g??????

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Anonymous

          Someone was typing faster than the brain could process. It will work on EDGE but not on 3G. Period.

        • Anonymous

          Someone was typing faster than the brain could process. It will work on EDGE but not on 3G. Period.

        • Anonymous

          Someone was typing faster than the brain could process. It will work on EDGE but not on 3G. Period.

      • La10guy

        DAVID, how come when I call Apple Care and when I chatted online they say it will work on T-Mobile’s 3g??????

  • Jwgizmo

    Nice idea, but unless you want to cut your SIM card to fit, you are out of luck. T-Mo does not have Micro SIM cards – Per the conversation I had with T-Mo customer service today. I want in on the iPhone on T-Mo, but i’m thinking twice about the SIM conversion. Hmmmmmmm? 

  • Jwgizmo

    Nice idea, but unless you want to cut your SIM card to fit, you are out of luck. T-Mo does not have Micro SIM cards – Per the conversation I had with T-Mo customer service today. I want in on the iPhone on T-Mo, but i’m thinking twice about the SIM conversion. Hmmmmmmm? 

    • Jwgizmo

      Hmmmmmm. Not thinking any more…. Too much money. I love apple products, but i am not dishing out that  much $$$$. Sorry SJ -I can’t go for that!

  • Broski

    ive been through android and blackberry and im finally switching to the iphone. bought the unlocked version about 20 mins ago from the apple store. how do i go about setting it up just go into my local tmobile store? also i had the $30 bberry required web service what service should i use now from tmobile on my iphone? how much is the unlimitted data plan? thanks for the help.

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

      • Jwgizmo

        Cut down you SIM card to fit 1st to fir the MICRO SIM port on the iPhone.  The iPhone will not work on the T-Mo network unless you do.

      • Jwgizmo

        Cut down you SIM card to fit 1st to fir the MICRO SIM port on the iPhone.  The iPhone will not work on the T-Mo network unless you do.

        • Broski

          can they do this for my in the tmobile store?

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

    • Jwgizmo

      Cut down the T-Mo SIM to be a Micro SIM first. If not the iPhone will not work on the T-Mo network.

    • Jwgizmo

      Cut down the T-Mo SIM to be a Micro SIM first. If not the iPhone will not work on the T-Mo network.

    • Setzer715

      iPhone 4 requires a micro-SIM which is not what your normally use with T-Mobile phones.  It says to get one from your provider on Apples site but I’m not sure T-Mobile carries them.  Call your local store.  I know if your go to hacking sites and ebay you can buy one or a cutter to cut yours into one.  You may even be able to cut it yourself with a razor blade or scissors.

      After that, just put your SIM in it and your off.  Should be a sim slot (on top like 3Gs?).  Use a needle or the like and push into that little hole and it will pop out.  Turn the phone on and setup your APN.  I’ve never had an unlocked one so maybe when you first sync with iTunes it will help you set that up.  If not google T-Mobile APN and MMS settings for iPhone 4.

      Hope this helps.

      • Rclubine

        T-Mobile is a 100% GSM service so they do have a SIM only option to buy. You just pick your package that you wish to have. I am sure once America goes totally GSM most people will be screaming bloody murder for always getting locked phones to a particular carrier. More expensive for customers all the way round.

        • Rclubine

          This is partly to blame on the FCC. I do not understand why Americans are so scared of GSM. They talk the talk but in the end they do not even know what they are talking about.

    • Ajg1718

      you just need the smartphone data plan BB plan won’t work… t-mo store won’t set it up not tmo product…

      • Mopar6464

        Just ask for the $9.99/month Web2Go data plan and your good.

      • Mopar6464

        Just ask for the $9.99/month Web2Go data plan and your good.

      • Mopar6464

        Just ask for the $9.99/month Web2Go data plan and your good.

    • Ajg1718

      you just need the smartphone data plan BB plan won’t work… t-mo store won’t set it up not tmo product…

  • iPhone and Android lover

    No thanks but its good to have the option though.PLEASE I BEG YOU TMOBILE TO BRING the IPHONE!! I dont want an unlocked version I want the real version optimized for tmobile hopefully the iPhone 4s/5 will be offered to tmobile.I like android like my G2,and G2x but theres something about the iPhone that always brings,me back maybe its the os or the app store.

    • Ben

      Completely agree. I sold my Vibrant and am now rocking an unlocked iPhone 3GS – loving it. I think it’s the app store.

      • iPhone and Android lover

        Yea I guess android isnt for everyone theres just something about the iPhone that makes it a smooth plesant phone experience.Also not to mention the app store is huge!

      • iPhone and Android lover

        Yea I guess android isnt for everyone theres just something about the iPhone that makes it a smooth plesant phone experience.Also not to mention the app store is huge!

        • ao5050

          Totally agreed, I was a palm device lover but after trying my first iphone 3g could not go back. I now have an unlocked iphone 3gs on Tmo and loving it. Dont know what the fuzz is about edge speeds vs 3g speeds I have tested it with my daughter that has AT&T iphone 4 not that much difference in speeds as far as loading a page from the net. Youtube lags with both phones but as far as the apps like facebook, tweeter and the like they ROCK on both phones.

        • ao5050

          Totally agreed, I was a palm device lover but after trying my first iphone 3g could not go back. I now have an unlocked iphone 3gs on Tmo and loving it. Dont know what the fuzz is about edge speeds vs 3g speeds I have tested it with my daughter that has AT&T iphone 4 not that much difference in speeds as far as loading a page from the net. Youtube lags with both phones but as far as the apps like facebook, tweeter and the like they ROCK on both phones.

      • iPhone and Android lover

        Yea I guess android isnt for everyone theres just something about the iPhone that makes it a smooth plesant phone experience.Also not to mention the app store is huge!

      • iPhone and Android lover

        Yea I guess android isnt for everyone theres just something about the iPhone that makes it a smooth plesant phone experience.Also not to mention the app store is huge!

  • Anonymous

    Why on earth would someone pay tablet prices for a new unlocked, year old IPhone 4 and only get EDGE speed on T-Mobile?  I personally wouldn’t pay that much for any device (esp with its limited capability).  If it was AWS capable, i’d consider it……MAYBE.  What’s the warranty program on these?

    • Ben

      Two years from purchase date is free repairs at the Apple Store

  • $650 for a phone is ridiculous.  I thought I was an idiot for paying $350.

  • $650 for a phone is ridiculous.  I thought I was an idiot for paying $350.

  • too much money for edge speeds…

  • too much money for edge speeds…

  • too much money for edge speeds…

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

    • Calendario5050

      You are so right about that, once iOS5 releases you are gonna be able to make phone calls from an ipad 2 with a mic headphone so u will have a lil bit of both worlds.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

  • Well im an android centurion. So nothing apple touches my hands!!!
    why? MC hammer time
    i’m pc games-  so mac- get touch this
    i like my music my way- ipwhatever -cant touch this
    cell phone? i like to do what i want with it- iphone -cant touch it!!

  • Well im an android centurion. So nothing apple touches my hands!!!
    why? MC hammer time
    i’m pc games-  so mac- get touch this
    i like my music my way- ipwhatever -cant touch this
    cell phone? i like to do what i want with it- iphone -cant touch it!!

  • MC

    I have to wonder if all these people dissing the iPhone have actually used one before? I have used an iPhone on T-Mobile since 2007. It is a quality device that has an amazing app store.Why is it always a fight between Android and Apple products? Can’t people get a life and accept that there is room for both in this world. 

    • I agree with you, it’s annoying that there are constant fights.  I am an Android person but owned a 2g, 3g, and 4 before switching to Android.  The iPhone is nice and all but it was lacking features that I’d always had on previous phones, like MP3 ringtones, drag & drop, etc.  That’s why I PERSONALLY could never switch back.

      People just need to realize that not everyone has the same taste as them.  I don’t like the iPhone anymore but I respect that others do.  It’s a fact of life that other people will be different than you.

    • For me , it is not the Apple product, but the Apple Corp. that I dislike.

  • Djgabriel1

    I agree there’s room for both Android and Apple. If you can deal with a controlled device, Apple is for you………If you enjoy freedom to do whatever you like with your device, Android is where is at……….

  • Anonymous

    I hope this means that T-Mobile will get the iPhone 5 so it can be subsidized. I do image they will be selling it unlocked. There’s also the whole thing about the quad band or something so it should allow for T-Mobile 3G.   I own a G2, bought one on launch. It’s a really nice phone. There’s just something really great about the iPhone. I think it’s to cohesive, smoothness to everything. 

    If I was in the financial situation to buy it, I totally would. Right now I’m just going to hold out until September and see what Apple has in store. I really hope it get’s some T-Mobile loving.

  • Anonymous

    I hope this means that T-Mobile will get the iPhone 5 so it can be subsidized. I do image they will be selling it unlocked. There’s also the whole thing about the quad band or something so it should allow for T-Mobile 3G.   I own a G2, bought one on launch. It’s a really nice phone. There’s just something really great about the iPhone. I think it’s to cohesive, smoothness to everything. 

    If I was in the financial situation to buy it, I totally would. Right now I’m just going to hold out until September and see what Apple has in store. I really hope it get’s some T-Mobile loving.

  • tommytmo

    Does out really cost over $350 to add phone capability to an ipod touch. Or am I missing something?

  • Rclubine

    I am really surprised and as well pleased. T-Mobile Hungary (EU) had the iPhone available with contract, non-contract, pre-paid or unlocked. The unlocked version was expensive as well. It puzzled me upon returning to California that T-Mobile did not offer this phone. I mean since AT&T and Verizon are now offering them. T-Mobile Europe is a strong and reliable Brand in the EU as well as surrounding Countries. It would reason to logic that all carriers in the U.S. could take advantage of the profit shares and a more broaden options for all different providers customer base. I mean it would open up to a serious rethinking of the separate types of customers per carrier provider. In my experience while living the EU (Hungary) and having a chance to experience GSM, I prefer this type. Having the monies to afford a unlocked GSM mobile is always a plus. I could practically pay my bill, reload my phone at most ATM’s while traveling within the EU or online. Or simply just purchase a re-loadable/SIM card from any provider. More and more places in the EU you may purchase a dual SIM card unblocked GSM mobile, thus you can have two SIM cards but you can switch between the two on the fly. A lot cheaper for you as the paying customer.

    Now I am getting eager for the completion of; or and the Merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. There is huge amounts of monies for either carriers but whom will be the Victor. AT&T is coughing up a huge amount monies to get this deal approved. T-Mobile I feel could get a huge money injection if the deal fails. There is more behind this than meets the eye.

  • Rclubine

    I am really surprised and as well pleased. T-Mobile Hungary (EU) had the iPhone available with contract, non-contract, pre-paid or unlocked. The unlocked version was expensive as well. It puzzled me upon returning to California that T-Mobile did not offer this phone. I mean since AT&T and Verizon are now offering them. T-Mobile Europe is a strong and reliable Brand in the EU as well as surrounding Countries. It would reason to logic that all carriers in the U.S. could take advantage of the profit shares and a more broaden options for all different providers customer base. I mean it would open up to a serious rethinking of the separate types of customers per carrier provider. In my experience while living the EU (Hungary) and having a chance to experience GSM, I prefer this type. Having the monies to afford a unlocked GSM mobile is always a plus. I could practically pay my bill, reload my phone at most ATM’s while traveling within the EU or online. Or simply just purchase a re-loadable/SIM card from any provider. More and more places in the EU you may purchase a dual SIM card unblocked GSM mobile, thus you can have two SIM cards but you can switch between the two on the fly. A lot cheaper for you as the paying customer.

    Now I am getting eager for the completion of; or and the Merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. There is huge amounts of monies for either carriers but whom will be the Victor. AT&T is coughing up a huge amount monies to get this deal approved. T-Mobile I feel could get a huge money injection if the deal fails. There is more behind this than meets the eye.

  • I used both the iPhone 2g and 3g on T-Mobile.  It wasn’t too bad, but then again I’d never used a 3g-capable phone before that.

  • in all fairness, i think apple will have let the iphone to go sprint and tmobile.  Word on the street is that the next iphone will be a global phone, so im thinking it will have the AWS bans in it.  Im to the point it doesnt matter what OS is running on Tmobile, as long as we stay afloat and stay away from ATT. 

  • Anonymous

    Tempting, but no way. It’s too late.

    September will be iPhone 5 launch. Add couple months to that… You have Google’s NEXUS 3, which will be fully t-mobile compatible. And just awesome all together.

    I already have an iPad. I want an iPhone too, but I’ll wait the 2-3months til september for iPhone 5. If a hassle, then NEXUS 3 .

  • Anonymous

    Tempting, but no way. It’s too late.

    September will be iPhone 5 launch. Add couple months to that… You have Google’s NEXUS 3, which will be fully t-mobile compatible. And just awesome all together.

    I already have an iPad. I want an iPhone too, but I’ll wait the 2-3months til september for iPhone 5. If a hassle, then NEXUS 3 .

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I suspect the majority of these unlocked phones will be resold overseas, with a smaller portion being sold to customers who will actually deploy them in the US.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I suspect the majority of these unlocked phones will be resold overseas, with a smaller portion being sold to customers who will actually deploy them in the US.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I suspect the majority of these unlocked phones will be resold overseas, with a smaller portion being sold to customers who will actually deploy them in the US.

  • Broski

    this dude got tmobile 3g on an unlocked iphone 4 in the us ….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7j4EW2RnHI

  • Ryan

    You android people suck! Why does there have to be a competition between these two brands! Nobody cares, in all reality it comes down to opinions. Geez! android is great but the android market is just useless. Apple is also great but the app store just dominates the android market. Also please android people stop being such haters I’m pretty sure you guys read the title, didn’t even read the article, and just came down to write a hate comment, so please just stop!

    • G18industries

      I agree,  both devices are great,  one is not better than the other.  Its all personal preference.  I prefer android, because I don’t like feeling like apple has control,  others don’t mind because they don’t use everything that I do,  They just like the simple easy to use Iphone.  To each his own.

  • The iPhone 4 doesn’t work on T-Mobile 3G, period at all, not ever. It’s HARDWARE, not software and it won’t work. End of discussion.

    • Meagan

      It does in UK and Germany…

    • Meagan

      It does in UK and Germany…

      • That’s because T-Mobile UK and Germany use frequencies that the iPhone supports. They do not use AWS like how T-Mobile USA does. Honestly T-Mobile USA is ran by a bunch of clowns compared to T-Mobile UK and Germany, but I still love T-Mobile but that’s my honest opinion.

    • Meagan

      It does in UK and Germany…

  • macman37

    Although there is a compromise of data being available only on EDGE for T-Mobile USA customers,this is really a great sign that iPhone 5/4S will more than likely fully compatible with T-Mobile USA. The Boy Genius Report a few months back showing the iPhone being tested on T-Mobile USA’s network supports this; as well as rumor news that it may also be available to Sprint, since there was a recent report of Apple testing the iPhone on Sprint’s network as well.  Anyone who is having a tough decision between choosing an iPhone or an Android phone should always keep in mind that iOS is UNIX, and Android is based on a Linux kernel. UNIX has never had a hard tine dual-booting Linux; therefore, people who like both platforms and are having a hard time choosing between the 2 should buy an iPhone and dual-boot Android on it for the Android exclusive apps.  The warranty will be voided since this is not officially allowed; and the only concern people will have is if they are happy with the speed after dual-booting the device.  This is basically what RIM is doing with their Blackberry Playbook; and soon more than likely with their smartphones once QNX is used across all of their devices.  Hopefully, with the iPhone available now on T-Mobile, this will generate good profit results and a good reason to prevent the AT&T merger.

    • Anonymous

      Though a T-mo version of the iPhone would most likely be a big seller for the company, nothing is going to “prevent” a merger with AT&T unless it is the government. DT has lost too much money for too long to suddenly change its mind because of strong sales of iPhones.

      If the Feds find a way to nix the sale, then DT gets some lovely consolation prizes (billions of $ plus bandwidth from AT&T), and maybe THEN DT might decide to take another swing at the US market. But one of the biggest problems T-mo has in the US is its designated 3G band, which doesn’t penetrate buildings as effectively as those used by other carriers, creating a perception of poorer service overall. My personal experience with T-mo coverage has been generally very positive, both in urban and suburban areas on both coasts (I don’t spend any time in corn country, and I expect their coverage to be less than stellar there), but that isn’t necessarily the experience of others.

      If I was a betting man, my bet would be that the Feds will squeeze additional concessions out of AT&T, force them to divest themselves of some assets, and approve the transaction sometime in 2012. Hoping for a call from the Governor to the Warden at this point is a loser’s game.

    • Anonymous

      Though a T-mo version of the iPhone would most likely be a big seller for the company, nothing is going to “prevent” a merger with AT&T unless it is the government. DT has lost too much money for too long to suddenly change its mind because of strong sales of iPhones.

      If the Feds find a way to nix the sale, then DT gets some lovely consolation prizes (billions of $ plus bandwidth from AT&T), and maybe THEN DT might decide to take another swing at the US market. But one of the biggest problems T-mo has in the US is its designated 3G band, which doesn’t penetrate buildings as effectively as those used by other carriers, creating a perception of poorer service overall. My personal experience with T-mo coverage has been generally very positive, both in urban and suburban areas on both coasts (I don’t spend any time in corn country, and I expect their coverage to be less than stellar there), but that isn’t necessarily the experience of others.

      If I was a betting man, my bet would be that the Feds will squeeze additional concessions out of AT&T, force them to divest themselves of some assets, and approve the transaction sometime in 2012. Hoping for a call from the Governor to the Warden at this point is a loser’s game.

    • Anonymous

      Though a T-mo version of the iPhone would most likely be a big seller for the company, nothing is going to “prevent” a merger with AT&T unless it is the government. DT has lost too much money for too long to suddenly change its mind because of strong sales of iPhones.

      If the Feds find a way to nix the sale, then DT gets some lovely consolation prizes (billions of $ plus bandwidth from AT&T), and maybe THEN DT might decide to take another swing at the US market. But one of the biggest problems T-mo has in the US is its designated 3G band, which doesn’t penetrate buildings as effectively as those used by other carriers, creating a perception of poorer service overall. My personal experience with T-mo coverage has been generally very positive, both in urban and suburban areas on both coasts (I don’t spend any time in corn country, and I expect their coverage to be less than stellar there), but that isn’t necessarily the experience of others.

      If I was a betting man, my bet would be that the Feds will squeeze additional concessions out of AT&T, force them to divest themselves of some assets, and approve the transaction sometime in 2012. Hoping for a call from the Governor to the Warden at this point is a loser’s game.

  • Aerofanbig

    So, except when you have access to a wifi network, you are paying +/- 700$ for a FEATURE phone? I mean, really??

  • Aerofanbig

    So, except when you have access to a wifi network, you are paying +/- 700$ for a FEATURE phone? I mean, really??

  • ao5050

    I think a fair price from apple for the unlocked iphones should have been 399.00 for the 16gb and 499.00 for the 32gb this way it would be competitive and move the market further.

  • ao5050

    I think a fair price from apple for the unlocked iphones should have been 399.00 for the 16gb and 499.00 for the 32gb this way it would be competitive and move the market further.

    • Considering the carrier-locked, unsubsidized versions are still selling for the same prices and the unlocked version, it won’t happen.  As far as pricing, once you add in warranty support, R&D, royalties to patent holders (now add Nokia to that mix), and such the price is understandably high for a no-contract phone.  
      Nokia’s unlocked, no-contract phones sell for at least $500 bucks retail.  The Nexus S costs ~$500 off contract unlocked, so it’s all a matter of vendor appeal and the iPhone being a ‘premium’ product according to some.
      Also, having a price as low as you believe would kill the carrier subsidies/ETF (hey, I can buy a phone without tying up myself for two years for only $200 bucks more?) and then VZW (especially being the new one in town with the iPhone) and at&t would be complaining and threatening to stop selling the iPhone.  That’s not a good thing as Apple really rakes in sales through carrier subsidies.  Remember how poorly the 2G sold vs. every model since?  I believe at&t is still offering an ‘early upgrade’ option for current customers for the prices you quoted… still with a 2-year contract.  So your ‘fair price’ is definitely not happening.This is only being sold to appease those wanting a warranty-supported unlocked option (who are internationally bound, can’t get service on AT&T or Verizon due to location, etc).  Apple’s playing a smart game doing this now, especially with the pending carrier murd…merger.Just wait, when the [rumored pentaband WCDMA] next gen comes out, then this model’s retail price will come down.  But then the new model will be priced this high so it won’t really matter anyway.I will wait for the rumored AWS-compatible phone w/ an unlocked option (I have a 3GS on T-Mobile and ST so I’m fine for now.  LOL).  Then merger or not I will have myself a ‘4G’ phone and a cheap grandfathered ‘4G’ plan.  That sounds like a great idea to me and I’m sure many others.

    • Considering the carrier-locked, unsubsidized versions are still selling for the same prices and the unlocked version, it won’t happen.  As far as pricing, once you add in warranty support, R&D, royalties to patent holders (now add Nokia to that mix), and such the price is understandably high for a no-contract phone.  
      Nokia’s unlocked, no-contract phones sell for at least $500 bucks retail.  The Nexus S costs ~$500 off contract unlocked, so it’s all a matter of vendor appeal and the iPhone being a ‘premium’ product according to some.
      Also, having a price as low as you believe would kill the carrier subsidies/ETF (hey, I can buy a phone without tying up myself for two years for only $200 bucks more?) and then VZW (especially being the new one in town with the iPhone) and at&t would be complaining and threatening to stop selling the iPhone.  That’s not a good thing as Apple really rakes in sales through carrier subsidies.  Remember how poorly the 2G sold vs. every model since?  I believe at&t is still offering an ‘early upgrade’ option for current customers for the prices you quoted… still with a 2-year contract.  So your ‘fair price’ is definitely not happening.This is only being sold to appease those wanting a warranty-supported unlocked option (who are internationally bound, can’t get service on AT&T or Verizon due to location, etc).  Apple’s playing a smart game doing this now, especially with the pending carrier murd…merger.Just wait, when the [rumored pentaband WCDMA] next gen comes out, then this model’s retail price will come down.  But then the new model will be priced this high so it won’t really matter anyway.I will wait for the rumored AWS-compatible phone w/ an unlocked option (I have a 3GS on T-Mobile and ST so I’m fine for now.  LOL).  Then merger or not I will have myself a ‘4G’ phone and a cheap grandfathered ‘4G’ plan.  That sounds like a great idea to me and I’m sure many others.

  • Using the iPhone on Edge is like using a Porsche only in the suburbs.  You’re crazy David, Managing Editor.

    • Meagan

      If you’re in locations with WiFi (work and home), then Edge is not a big deal, because you usually jump on a WiFi network for speed.  But then again, you probably have a puter at work and home, so again speed isn’t a real issue for you.

      Most of the time, when you are in a Car, you don’t worry about fast data speeds, because you’re driving.

      You can’t argue that the Music app is way better on iOS.  I like the Rhapsody iOS app myself for unlimited music.  Way easier than klunky buggy Android version of the app.

    • Meagan

      If you’re in locations with WiFi (work and home), then Edge is not a big deal, because you usually jump on a WiFi network for speed.  But then again, you probably have a puter at work and home, so again speed isn’t a real issue for you.

      Most of the time, when you are in a Car, you don’t worry about fast data speeds, because you’re driving.

      You can’t argue that the Music app is way better on iOS.  I like the Rhapsody iOS app myself for unlimited music.  Way easier than klunky buggy Android version of the app.

      • Patmvaldez

        Sometimes EDGE is all you get anyways. I’m a regional haul truck driver in the Southwest US and many times I’m lucky to get EDGE at all. I noticed that a lot of T-mobile’s network in Texas is just GPRS, sometimes no data at all. I also roam a lot too on EDGE only (Plateau Wireless is the best T-mobile roaming partner IMO) so if my MT4G was on E all the time I wouldn’t lose sleep over it LOL!

  • Using the iPhone on Edge is like using a Porsche only in the suburbs.  You’re crazy David, Managing Editor.

  • Using the iPhone on Edge is like using a Porsche only in the suburbs.  You’re crazy David, Managing Editor.

  • High pricing + EDGE + iPhone 5 in Sept = Not worth the buy. 

    Even if I had the extra money and didn’t care about the iPhone 5, EDGE is the break for me. I rather just buy an iPod Touch and use the WiFi from my G2 to save a few bucks or keep my unlocked first gen iPhone. But, thanks Apple anyways. 

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile should get smart now and offer an EDGE data plan to attract low-bandwidth iPhone users to its network. 

    Also, it won’t be long before AT&T agrees to unlock customers’ iPhones after they have completed their 2-year contracts. These customers can then dump AT&T and switch to T-Mobile if they only need EDGE speeds.

  • Qball82

    I am sure ATT is worried about people out of contract leaving Tmobile and going to Verizon for the iphone because of the merger. It would be a good move for Att and Apple to allow Tmobile users to do a contract for the iphone 5 if it means they can continue to use it on Att once the acquisition goes through.

  • Qball82

    I am sure ATT is worried about people out of contract leaving Tmobile and going to Verizon for the iphone because of the merger. It would be a good move for Att and Apple to allow Tmobile users to do a contract for the iphone 5 if it means they can continue to use it on Att once the acquisition goes through.

  • None

    If I get Dad an iPhone for Fathers Day, where can i get the mini cards (without cutting one).  I read on this site a long time ago that tmo was selling them but I called and they said they carry no such thing.

    • Paulnisimov

      its called a micro sim they have it on ebay i believe

    • Paulnisimov

      its called a micro sim they have it on ebay i believe

  • None

    @David Aren’t the SIMS different than TMO Sims..  I don’t want to cut it.  Does TMO or Apple sell replacement mini-SIMS for the phone?