T-Mobile Says Over One Million iPhones Currently On The Network

The folks over at 9to5mac found out an interesting factoid regarding the number of iPhones currently running on T-Mobile’s network. During a press event in New York T-Mobile offered up the quick fact that there currently over one million iPhones running on T-Mobile’s network. The majority of these iPhone users are iPhone 4 owners who discovered online home remedy solutions to work around the Micro-SIM trouble by taking a scissors and creating a Micro-SIM card. It’s amazing that right around 3% of T-Mobile’s customer base uses a phone that isn’t completely supported and doesn’t operate on T-Mobile’s 3G or 4G networks.

While we’ve seen indicators that T-Mobile has worked on a Micro-SIM solution for unlocked iPhone owners they aren’t available for purchase and aren’t carried in stores. With Apple recently beginning to sell the unlocked iPhone T-Mobile should take note of the sizable audience who would love to use an iPhone on T-Mobile, even if it’s unlocked. Of course there are always those rumors about T-Mobile actually carrying the iPhone in the near future.

Love or hate the iPhone it’s hard for any business to ignore 3% of their customer base. When asked about the possibility of a T-Mobile iPhone in the future T-Mobile responded they had nothing to announce at this time.

9to5mac

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  • None

    I too am a rhapsody user.  I love iphone but there is no way I am paying itunes for each song.  I have heard (but cannot confirm myself) that the rhapsody app is a little buggy on Android.  Of course, that could change with a 2 minute update.  But I have heard the rhapsody app for iPhone is much smoother CURRENTLY.

  • None

    I too am a rhapsody user.  I love iphone but there is no way I am paying itunes for each song.  I have heard (but cannot confirm myself) that the rhapsody app is a little buggy on Android.  Of course, that could change with a 2 minute update.  But I have heard the rhapsody app for iPhone is much smoother CURRENTLY.

  • None

    I too am a rhapsody user.  I love iphone but there is no way I am paying itunes for each song.  I have heard (but cannot confirm myself) that the rhapsody app is a little buggy on Android.  Of course, that could change with a 2 minute update.  But I have heard the rhapsody app for iPhone is much smoother CURRENTLY.

  • Anonymous

    Manufacturers want to save that 0.1 cube cm of volume in their devices, so T-Mobile should make MicroSIM quickly!

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Only apple wants to.

  • http://profiles.google.com/markdavidmccoskey Mark McCoskey

    I used a 2G iPhone for 2.5 years, until it died. Now I use a myTouch4G.

  • http://profiles.google.com/markdavidmccoskey Mark McCoskey

    I used a 2G iPhone for 2.5 years, until it died. Now I use a myTouch4G.

  • Ben

    Happily one of the million, rocking an unlocked 3GS – going to buy a factory unlocked iP5 whenever it comes out! If it isn’t available on T-Mobile of course. Which I pray it is. 

    • Susan

      It is not showing tmo 3g bands right now.  Sooo…it would only work on edge unless they decide to add tmo 3 g.  If Apple assumes that AT&T will get Tmo…they might not bother to add the bands for tmo.

  • Coulton Vento

    I’m one in the million, also. Lovin’ my unlocked 3GS. Hoping to find a deal on a iPhone 4.

  • Coulton Vento

    I’m one in the million, also. Lovin’ my unlocked 3GS. Hoping to find a deal on a iPhone 4.

  • Coulton Vento

    I’m one in the million, also. Lovin’ my unlocked 3GS. Hoping to find a deal on a iPhone 4.

    • J. Williams

      Craigslist.

  • Sokomeister

    Once AT&T takes over… all doesn’t matter… I will get rid of my account and move 4 accounts with smart phones to sprint.

    • Susan

      You will get grandfathered for the life of your contract (2 years at most).  Make the most of Tmobiles cheaper rates even if on AT&T AND then leave.  You still save money this way.

    • Susan

      You will get grandfathered for the life of your contract (2 years at most).  Make the most of Tmobiles cheaper rates even if on AT&T AND then leave.  You still save money this way.

  • Coulton Vento

    iOS 5 rocks. I am using it on my 3GS and LOVE it.

    • Cholt2322

      How are you using iOS 5?  It doesn’t come out till this Fall.  Am I missing out on something?

  • Coulton Vento

    True dat. They even said they would carry it if they could. Just blame it on apple.

  • Coulton Vento

    Giving T-mobile the iPhone now won’t do didley for them or do anything with the merger. Everyone who wanted a legit iPhone has already switched to AT&T or Verizon (which has way better service). The only way to stop the merger is pray. I’m kinda wanting it to, since I have crappy service when traveling. But other than that, I probably have the cheapest phone bill for 4 phones out there… So I’m not complaining.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Seems your ios5 can’t help you put all your thoughts into 1 comment. 

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Seems your ios5 can’t help you put all your thoughts into 1 comment. 

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Seems your ios5 can’t help you put all your thoughts into 1 comment. 

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Seems your ios5 can’t help you put all your thoughts into 1 comment. 

  • Anonymous

    iphone for future tmobile? what future tmobile 

  • Anonymous

    iphone for future tmobile? what future tmobile 

  • J. Williams

    I’ve been pro android since day one, but maybe I should give the iPhone 4 or 5 a try. What do you think?

    • Tortionist

      If it floats your boat, go for it. Me? I like customizability. I do try different OS’s occasionally. The windows mobile 7 was interesting. Meego looks pretty cool.

      • J. Williams

        I really like WP7, a lot. I’ve never really owned the iPhone long enough to give a good review. So I might just give it a shot. Verizon has month to month I believe!

        Current phone, HTC Sensation.

      • pzo

        Hope the Windows mobile is good, cuz Nokia no longer is using “their” open source Symbian!  What a shock.  It wouldn’t surprise me that Nokia eventually adds some Android phones to the line up.  No reason not to, good reasons to do so. 

      • pzo

        Hope the Windows mobile is good, cuz Nokia no longer is using “their” open source Symbian!  What a shock.  It wouldn’t surprise me that Nokia eventually adds some Android phones to the line up.  No reason not to, good reasons to do so. 

    • Jtherrera08

      Do it!!! I was in the same boat, I loved android but decided to give an iPhone a shot. Good move to say the least. I love android and it’s customization and everything, but the iPhone is a great phone too.

      • J. Williams

        I just came back from getting me a white 16gb. I will give it a shot.

      • J. Williams

        I just came back from getting me a white 16gb. I will give it a shot.

      • J. Williams

        I just came back from getting me a white 16gb. I will give it a shot.

    • Jtherrera08

      Do it!!! I was in the same boat, I loved android but decided to give an iPhone a shot. Good move to say the least. I love android and it’s customization and everything, but the iPhone is a great phone too.

  • Nest11

    who cares about the ipoop or the ifart2 tablet?, blah!

    • Mopar6464

      Same can be said about the AnalDroid phones.

  • Nest11

    who cares about the ipoop or the ifart2 tablet?, blah!

  • Tortionist

    David, I like your blog. You do a great job. Keep it up. I am sorry as well. I was out of line as well. On a different note. Frigadroid is an idiot. I don’t think I know it all. I do know what I study and read IE: Economics(my major) Investing, Finance, smartphones( yes the bias does come out sometimes), war, etc. I was never a grunt. A grunt is an infantry soldier. I was an M1 Tanker and later Chemical on a recon/Decon team for the 19th SFG. I was right on about free trade. Frigadroid the idiot thinks the U.S. should be charging high/higher tariffs on imports, but honestly, who does anyone think pays those tariffs. The importer pays about 40%, while U.S. consumers pays about 60%. So, how are higher tariffs benefiting us? Oh wait…Their not, hence the idiotic statment of frigadroid. Economics and free trade is not white tower learning and just a bunch of theories. It is stuff that is used in everyday life. Only Frigadroid and his moronic friend would think otherwise, since they obviously know little to nothing of economics. 

    • Frigadroid

      Not finished trolling this thread yet are you? Face it loser you got served twice first by me second by david.
      My suggestion to you solider is grow up and grow a pair. Just because you can’t take being proven wrong is no reason to start making stuff up. I could care less about the name calling that’s fairly common for someone of your maturity level. Seriously keep going to school and do some research, so next time when you want to jump in to the conversation with the big boys you won’t come off as such a simpleton.

    • Frigadroid

      Not finished trolling this thread yet are you? Face it loser you got served twice first by me second by david.
      My suggestion to you solider is grow up and grow a pair. Just because you can’t take being proven wrong is no reason to start making stuff up. I could care less about the name calling that’s fairly common for someone of your maturity level. Seriously keep going to school and do some research, so next time when you want to jump in to the conversation with the big boys you won’t come off as such a simpleton.

      • Tortionist

        How about you grow up? Actually I did take it from David and I apologized, something you could probably never do…loser. You still don’t understand economics and you didn’t serve me moron. You never have. Unlike you I am smart enough to choose my own battles. I don’t fight them all. I didn’t say anything in the other post because I was tired of you and your moronic friend. Neither of you know anything about economics and free trade. Your reply makes you just as immature if not more immature than you calim that I am. You haven’t 

        • Frigadroid

          LOL! Once again you open your trap and prove my point. You should quit trying so hard to convince us you are anything more than a simpleton.
          You just keep digging yourself a deeper hole, but I guess with all that practical army experience & junior college your so proud of, digging holes is something you excel at.

        • Tortionist

          I’m not proving your point and i’m not trying to convince anyone of anything other than for you to shut the hell up and get a life. As far a digging my hole deeper, i’m not. Maybe in your mind, but you’re nothing more than a moron, obviously. Also, i’m not going to a junior college. I’m going to a major university. How about you learn some manners among other things. Funny thing is, I started out being nice, but you couldn’t quit being an A-hole. So, who’s really to blame. Yes, my words with David were less than ideal. I regret that. I wasn’t trying to be a jerk, but you obviously are and you need to grow up. you don’t have to be a prick all the time. I do have respect for David. He does a great job that can’t be that easy. You on the other hand, I have no respect for. All you do is spout lies, occasionally a little truth is added in there. You’re pathetic. Unfortunately, the hours I work, a lot of the time do not allow me to answer back right away. Such is life. You have no clue as to who I am or what I excel at, so let’s not make any accusations. We can keep going like this or we can quit and try being civilized to each other. It’s up to you. The ball is in your court.

        • None

          OMG.  Please let this chick-fight end!

        • Tortionist

          I’m not proving your point and i’m not trying to convince anyone of anything other than for you to shut the hell up and get a life. As far a digging my hole deeper, i’m not. Maybe in your mind, but you’re nothing more than a moron, obviously. Also, i’m not going to a junior college. I’m going to a major university. How about you learn some manners among other things. Funny thing is, I started out being nice, but you couldn’t quit being an A-hole. So, who’s really to blame. Yes, my words with David were less than ideal. I regret that. I wasn’t trying to be a jerk, but you obviously are and you need to grow up. you don’t have to be a prick all the time. I do have respect for David. He does a great job that can’t be that easy. You on the other hand, I have no respect for. All you do is spout lies, occasionally a little truth is added in there. You’re pathetic. Unfortunately, the hours I work, a lot of the time do not allow me to answer back right away. Such is life. You have no clue as to who I am or what I excel at, so let’s not make any accusations. We can keep going like this or we can quit and try being civilized to each other. It’s up to you. The ball is in your court.

    • Frigadroid

      Not finished trolling this thread yet are you? Face it loser you got served twice first by me second by david.
      My suggestion to you solider is grow up and grow a pair. Just because you can’t take being proven wrong is no reason to start making stuff up. I could care less about the name calling that’s fairly common for someone of your maturity level. Seriously keep going to school and do some research, so next time when you want to jump in to the conversation with the big boys you won’t come off as such a simpleton.

  • Blckrose Pn

    All o have to say is Steve jobs everything that comes out your mouth is BS and iPhone suck. Android still wining. Like Charlie sheen says. Even though he is old news now

    • Anonymous

      Ya wonder why Android is winning? T-Mobile has what 30 Androids, 1 WP 7 device and no webOS devices. Sprint 20 Androids, 1 WP 7 devices and 2009 webOS devices. The only carrier that has any type of true OS competition is AT&T with a new webOS device 3 or 4 WP 7 devices and the 20 Android devices. Android has it so easy right now, when the day comes that I can pick from 20 different WP 7, 20 Different Android Phones, 1 iPhone, 3 or 4 webOS phones. That will be the day that Android really has to earn its keep. However, Fanboys on both sides just suck because they lose grip on reality.

      • Jcj1

        GEE, wonder why no webOS for t-mobile, maybe because Apple doesn’t choose to use every carriers frequencies. They prefer to limit to specific frequencies and thus limits their availability. 2G sucks, everyone knows it and just 1 million people choose to use it on their iphone with t-mobile. interesting.

      • Jcj1

        GEE, wonder why no webOS for t-mobile, maybe because Apple doesn’t choose to use every carriers frequencies. They prefer to limit to specific frequencies and thus limits their availability. 2G sucks, everyone knows it and just 1 million people choose to use it on their iphone with t-mobile. interesting.

    • pzo

      Winning?  How?  And why are you emotionally invested in this?

      iPhone has what, 40% or the market with Android at least 10% behind.  And that’s with iPhones being expensive, having a brand panache, and easily usable on only two networks, one recent at that.

      I guess I find this type of argument sophomoric and amusing.  When my Nokia 9300 died a few weeks ago, I bought a rooted Mytouch 3G Slide.  Absolutely hated the whole touchscreen thing, the stupidity of the Contacts importation (No HTC sycnching with Cyanogen I found out), etc.  Got a Nokia E90 at a great price.  Ahhhhhhh…….

      But back to the issue at hand, each to their own, dude.  If someone likes the iPhone, so what? 

    • pzo

      Winning?  How?  And why are you emotionally invested in this?

      iPhone has what, 40% or the market with Android at least 10% behind.  And that’s with iPhones being expensive, having a brand panache, and easily usable on only two networks, one recent at that.

      I guess I find this type of argument sophomoric and amusing.  When my Nokia 9300 died a few weeks ago, I bought a rooted Mytouch 3G Slide.  Absolutely hated the whole touchscreen thing, the stupidity of the Contacts importation (No HTC sycnching with Cyanogen I found out), etc.  Got a Nokia E90 at a great price.  Ahhhhhhh…….

      But back to the issue at hand, each to their own, dude.  If someone likes the iPhone, so what? 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Recinos/100002472350300 Jonathan Recinos

        …You do realize Android has more of the market than Apple?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Recinos/100002472350300 Jonathan Recinos

        …You do realize Android has more of the market than Apple?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Recinos/100002472350300 Jonathan Recinos
  • Blckrose Pn

    All o have to say is Steve jobs everything that comes out your mouth is BS and iPhone suck. Android still wining. Like Charlie sheen says. Even though he is old news now

  • Blckrose Pn

    All o have to say is Steve jobs everything that comes out your mouth is BS and iPhone suck. Android still wining. Like Charlie sheen says. Even though he is old news now

  • IT Guy

    I have to shake my head at you guys arguing Android vs iPhone until you’re blue in the face. Why get so worked up? Just because the iPhone is nice doesn’t mean yours is junk.
     
    Yes, Android is more open, certainly more customizable, and has plenty of other things going for it but guess what? The iPhone looks nice, is easy to use, and gets the job done. That’s all most non-techy types care about  and it fits their needs.
     
    When my 60 something year old mother’s old flip phone quit working and she expressd some interest in a smartphone, I took her to the store to check out was available and she fell in love with the iPhone. She’s been using it for 6 months now and it works great for her. That doesn’t make my G2 any less of a good phone either.
    I’m no fan of Jobs or Apple in general, but I don’t let that get in the way of realizing that they make a quality product. Grow up, people!

  • IT Guy

    I have to shake my head at you guys arguing Android vs iPhone until you’re blue in the face. Why get so worked up? Just because the iPhone is nice doesn’t mean yours is junk.
     
    Yes, Android is more open, certainly more customizable, and has plenty of other things going for it but guess what? The iPhone looks nice, is easy to use, and gets the job done. That’s all most non-techy types care about  and it fits their needs.
     
    When my 60 something year old mother’s old flip phone quit working and she expressd some interest in a smartphone, I took her to the store to check out was available and she fell in love with the iPhone. She’s been using it for 6 months now and it works great for her. That doesn’t make my G2 any less of a good phone either.
    I’m no fan of Jobs or Apple in general, but I don’t let that get in the way of realizing that they make a quality product. Grow up, people!

    • Petey

      I agree. I Just don’t understand these people getting heated up or something little. Immature “adults”.

      Once the new refresh iPhone comes out, I’m planning on Getting it. I’m Just tired of android and I agree with the iPhone being easy to use and it get things done. Jailbreaking is much easier than rooting IMO. My vibrant Still hasn’t been rooted yet cus everytime I tried. It never worked out. :(

    • Petey

      I agree. I Just don’t understand these people getting heated up or something little. Immature “adults”.

      Once the new refresh iPhone comes out, I’m planning on Getting it. I’m Just tired of android and I agree with the iPhone being easy to use and it get things done. Jailbreaking is much easier than rooting IMO. My vibrant Still hasn’t been rooted yet cus everytime I tried. It never worked out. :(

      • Guest

        wow you have trouble rooting something that has a one click root method

    • Franciscomedinav

      Apple is a grand brand name; non tech people choose apple devices, just because it’s apple, period. Of course, theirs product have a great design, the hardware is ultra quality, and the software delivers, there is no doubt about it.  I personally prefer to combine the best of the competition: i use windows 7 desktop, a mac air notebook,  a windows 7 cellphone, and ipad 2, and yesterday i acquired a samsung tablet 10.1 (what a great device !!!!)  All those devices work great, and are very useful to me. The windows 7 phone is awesome !!!!!! 

  • Chris

    Who cares?

  • None

    That was hilarious

  • Jcj

    yes

  • Suprtong

    what about the $10 web2go plan will that work? thanks

  • Franciscomedinav

    yes you can my friend; actually i think it’s the best cost effective mobile plan in the industry right now: no contract, prepaid, $50 unlimited talk, text and web,  or $70 unlimited talk, text, and 4g web

  • Franciscomedinav

    yes you can my friend; actually i think it’s the best cost effective mobile plan in the industry right now: no contract, prepaid, $50 unlimited talk, text and web,  or $70 unlimited talk, text, and 4g web

  • Franciscomedinav

    yes you can my friend; actually i think it’s the best cost effective mobile plan in the industry right now: no contract, prepaid, $50 unlimited talk, text and web,  or $70 unlimited talk, text, and 4g web

  • Franciscomedinav

    yes you can my friend; actually i think it’s the best cost effective mobile plan in the industry right now: no contract, prepaid, $50 unlimited talk, text and web,  or $70 unlimited talk, text, and 4g web

  • TM

    I’ve been a very happy T-Mobile customer for 9 years, and I had an unlocked iPhone on T-Mobile until recently. Even though it wasn’t compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G/4G, I very much prefer it over bring with AT&T. I have since switched to the myTouch 4G Android phone, and I actually prefer it to the iPhone for my use (power user, productivity user), plus now I get 4G speeds, a great phone, and a great network with great customer service and customer focus.

  • TM

    I’ve been a very happy T-Mobile customer for 9 years, and I had an unlocked iPhone on T-Mobile until recently. Even though it wasn’t compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G/4G, I very much prefer it over bring with AT&T. I have since switched to the myTouch 4G Android phone, and I actually prefer it to the iPhone for my use (power user, productivity user), plus now I get 4G speeds, a great phone, and a great network with great customer service and customer focus.

  • eldorado

    When we bought my unlocked iPhone 4S my husband and I went straight to our local T-Mobile store and asked the clerk about buying micro-SIM and he gave me a new SIM card and even cut it down for me. He also waited for me to set up my phone and called and texted me to make sure everything worked properly. This is why we have been with T-Mobile for 8 years and will not switch. Their customer service is stellar!

  • Belindadawn

    how do i unlock my iphone 4   02.10.04?