(Updated) Will T-Mobile Be The Only Big Four Carrier Without The iPhone?

Update: Apple fan site MacTrast has just posted their own rumored information regarding the arrival of the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile according to their own source. So there you go, maybe it will happen after all. 

Further elaborating on the matter, the informant suggested that T-Mobile USA expects the iPhone 5 to launch sometime in early to mid October, whichcorresponds nicely with current speculation. He also expects the iPhone 5 to make a significant financial difference to T-Mobile. Our source was quoted as saying the following.

While the iPhone is a love it or hate it device the rumor mill went into a short tizzy yesterday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Sprint would be among the iPhone 5 launch partners along with AT&T and Verizon. T-Mobile has been conspicuously absent from recent rumors listing iPhone 5 launch partners and we have to wonder why. Now before the Android fanboys get themselves all worked up into a frenzy we must remember that there are currently over one million unlocked iPhone’s currently being served on the T-Mobile network. Clearly there is demand for the device and we imagine (reasonably so we believe) that a T-Mobile iPhone that actually works on 3G would be in hot demand.

Now we understand the argument all too well that Apple may not want to supply an iPhone for T-Mobile given that they may not be around this time next year. However, given that it has long been rumored that Apple has considered a pentaband iPhone it would entirely possible and feasible for Apple to provide this and thereby allowing current iPhone owners to make a jump to AT&T with the same device if that became necessary in the next few years.

The bottom line is that T-Mobile shouldn’t be left out of the iPhone game no matter what the company’s future looks like. There is demand and and marketshare to be gained by Apple from a T-Mobile iPhone and we hope come September, October, December or whenever the iPhone 5 is finally launched that T-Mobile is among those who will see their names behind Steve Jobs during the keynote. Even if the iPhone is your sworn enemy T-Mobile customers deserve to have all the same choices their competitors have.

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  • Anonymous

    Since at$t is taking over I guess there is no need for tmobile to have one.

  • Anonymous

    Since at$t is taking over I guess there is no need for tmobile to have one.

    • Svfitz

      Wrong, it’ll be a year or more before they would get finalized for the merger.  Even then AT$T says they are not going to consume TMo like they did to cingular.   We still will have the unique (jacked up) freq bands that no one supports.    It’s just a programmable radio WTF is the big deal, give us the baseband update that supports Tmo.    I want my iPhone.   I will go back to Sprint and get an iPhone if AT$T takes over TMo and we get no iPhone.    Tmo is trying to get me to shift plans which lock me into a 2yr contract and they want it to go down before we find out sprint has the iphone and everyone leaves anyway.   F’That.

    • Svfitz

      Wrong, it’ll be a year or more before they would get finalized for the merger.  Even then AT$T says they are not going to consume TMo like they did to cingular.   We still will have the unique (jacked up) freq bands that no one supports.    It’s just a programmable radio WTF is the big deal, give us the baseband update that supports Tmo.    I want my iPhone.   I will go back to Sprint and get an iPhone if AT$T takes over TMo and we get no iPhone.    Tmo is trying to get me to shift plans which lock me into a 2yr contract and they want it to go down before we find out sprint has the iphone and everyone leaves anyway.   F’That.

      • Anonymous

        cingular bought ATT’s name bro.

        • Svfitz

          Sorry I got confused after the 3rd time their named changed who they started as, only they were the ilk of the earth no matter what their name is.   Heck they may change from AT$T to Tmobile to try and change their reputation.  Nothing surprises me with them anymore.  :)

        • Svfitz

          Sorry I got confused after the 3rd time their named changed who they started as, only they were the ilk of the earth no matter what their name is.   Heck they may change from AT$T to Tmobile to try and change their reputation.  Nothing surprises me with them anymore.  :)

        • Svfitz

          Sorry I got confused after the 3rd time their named changed who they started as, only they were the ilk of the earth no matter what their name is.   Heck they may change from AT$T to Tmobile to try and change their reputation.  Nothing surprises me with them anymore.  :)

      • Anonymous

        cingular bought ATT’s name bro.

      • MagentaMadness

        We’re looking at a March time frame for the buy out(not merger).

        • Svfitz

          Right the government is going to get this all approved signed sealed and delivered by march.  They can’t pass a budget to save out butts, and this is going to sail through.   Even after all the ‘i’&’t’ are addressed it still takes time to comply with all the hurdles they will be given.
          merger/buy out, whatever tmo dies either way.

        • Svfitz

          Right the government is going to get this all approved signed sealed and delivered by march.  They can’t pass a budget to save out butts, and this is going to sail through.   Even after all the ‘i’&’t’ are addressed it still takes time to comply with all the hurdles they will be given.
          merger/buy out, whatever tmo dies either way.

        • MagentaMadness

           Well, the original plan was July, and then got pushed up to March. Something is def happening rather quickly. We’re being told we’ll know what parts of TMO ATT will keep and what they will sell in around 8 weeks. 

        • MagentaMadness

           Well, the original plan was July, and then got pushed up to March. Something is def happening rather quickly. We’re being told we’ll know what parts of TMO ATT will keep and what they will sell in around 8 weeks. 

  • A guy

    Apple fanboy!
    apple=communism, android=democracy

    • Svfitz

      Apple=works, android=broke

      • Apple=does 3 or 4 things, Android=does thousands of things

        • Realcool2000

          Apple=people that let ad campaigns tell them what to think

          Android=people that know what to think through their own research

        • So in other words, i’m a robot drone who listens to commercials? Cool!

        • idontdroid

          Do you really believe people chose Android for Android?

           Android has Obtained huge market share fast and early while competition is limited by over saturating the market with devices. If Microsoft got WP 7 out sooner or Palm was in a better place with its webOS these OS would be in the same place as Android because they all offered people what the iPhone represented. A modern smartphone OS… But with different screen sizes, keyboards, no keyboards, blackberry style keyboards, front cam, no front cam.

        • Svfitz

          Yes Apple does 3-4 things really really well and with very little malware.
          android does thousands of things really really poorly, and has a 76% increase in malware from the 1st Qtr.   
          Whatever.  I have both and use both on a daily basis and just want to pull my hair out when I start using the android apps because they crash, pause for no reason, hang, eat the battery, etc..   
          But people like it I guess.  Glad there is competition, it makes Apple keep innovating ( or stealing ideas) to surpass the competition.   

    • Svfitz

      Apple=works, android=broke

    • nate hakken

      communism= economic system, democracy= political. Apples and oranges. 

    • nate hakken

      communism= economic system, democracy= political. Apples and oranges. 

      • Tortionist

        You have it mostly right. Communism is a political system(form of government). Socialism would be its economic system. Just like democracy is political and capitalism is our economic system. We are a republic, first and foremost.

  • A guy

    Apple fanboy!
    apple=communism, android=democracy

  • I dont want an iPhone, never have. Stay away from my affordable and fab TMobile service, ATT!

  • I dont want an iPhone, never have. Stay away from my affordable and fab TMobile service, ATT!

  • Yup because its being phased out. Either someone will buy it or itll die.
    If they give it the iphone and it keeps its rates it can definitely pull in more people.

  • Yup because its being phased out. Either someone will buy it or itll die.
    If they give it the iphone and it keeps its rates it can definitely pull in more people.

  • Quilvio123

    i agree we need the iphone in the tmobile network 

  • Quilvio123

    i agree we need the iphone in the tmobile network 

  • Anonymous

    And please don’t say it’s not official cuz it’s just a matter of time.

  • Anonymous

    And please don’t say it’s not official cuz it’s just a matter of time.

  • Anonymous

    Yep.

  • Anonymous

    Yep.

  • I agree!

  • I agree!

  • alex

    Nexus Prime on Sprint! :D

  • alex

    Nexus Prime on Sprint! :D

  • Assfsed

    I hope t-mobile gets an hspa+ iPhone, that would be amazing!

  • Assfsed

    I hope t-mobile gets an hspa+ iPhone, that would be amazing!

  • Drivethruboy168

    Don’t think it’s happening… T-Mobile’s retarded! Idk what’s happening to these guys. So sad to see a company go down with out a fight!

  • Drivethruboy168

    Don’t think it’s happening… T-Mobile’s retarded! Idk what’s happening to these guys. So sad to see a company go down with out a fight!

  • I just don’t get it…  iPhone holds NO appeal for me at all.  By the way T-Mobile will have iPhone next year when they are part of AT&T…  :-(

  • I just don’t get it…  iPhone holds NO appeal for me at all.  By the way T-Mobile will have iPhone next year when they are part of AT&T…  :-(

    • MagentaMadness

       A part of? You mean bought out by. lol.

  • FamousByMaritalAssociation

    Even though I am a meat-eating, gun-toting Android user since the early release of the G1- my organic, non-GMO purchasing future mother-in-law was given an iPhone and now she’s set on Apple.  It’d be nice to be able to only have to take 1 call from her if she had T-Mobile service, instead of 3 or 4 callbacks because her calls always drop on her (lack of) network.

  • FamousByMaritalAssociation

    Even though I am a meat-eating, gun-toting Android user since the early release of the G1- my organic, non-GMO purchasing future mother-in-law was given an iPhone and now she’s set on Apple.  It’d be nice to be able to only have to take 1 call from her if she had T-Mobile service, instead of 3 or 4 callbacks because her calls always drop on her (lack of) network.

  • loyalfornow

    Customer of 8 years with multiple lines, former tmobile employee. I’m looking for an iPhone 5.  I am not an apple fanboi in the least.  iPhones are just extremely useful devices, and I am looking to get one now.  I am leaving for an iPhone.  They would have to throw a $50 monthly bill at me to get me to stay.  I am really hoping they get it.  I do not want to have to leave.

  • Anonymous

    I see Tmo as not geeting it. I see ATT strongarming Apple against it due to the fact that many people will jump ship to get lower rate plans on Tmo thus increasing the subscriber base and showing the FCC and DOJ that Tmo is indeed a competitor and that the acquisition should not be approved. It would blow their entire defense out of the water. Either that or DT said no for the same reasons. I’m sure Apple would want this device in as many hands as possible and wouldn’t be surprised if we see MetoPCS and other regional carriers selling it too. IMHO.

    • ogopogo

      Keep in mind that AT&T is VERY strict with their ETFs. They have, in the past, continued to bill those that have paid the ETFs, and cause nothing but headaches for those wanting to leave. The cost of early termination may be a huge deterrent to those with AT&T that even know about T-Mobile’s rate plans. There is some serious up-front coin to pay for jumping ship.

    • Anonymous

      I seriously doubt Apple listens to AT&T very much if at all.  If AT&T and Apple were that close – Verizon would never have gotten an iPhone.  For much of 2007-2010 the relationship was fairly strained because Apple felt that AT&T’s network was holding the iPhone back and giving it a reputation as an unreliable device (lots of dropped calls).

    • Anonymous

      I seriously doubt Apple listens to AT&T very much if at all.  If AT&T and Apple were that close – Verizon would never have gotten an iPhone.  For much of 2007-2010 the relationship was fairly strained because Apple felt that AT&T’s network was holding the iPhone back and giving it a reputation as an unreliable device (lots of dropped calls).

  • Anonymous

    I see Tmo as not geeting it. I see ATT strongarming Apple against it due to the fact that many people will jump ship to get lower rate plans on Tmo thus increasing the subscriber base and showing the FCC and DOJ that Tmo is indeed a competitor and that the acquisition should not be approved. It would blow their entire defense out of the water. Either that or DT said no for the same reasons. I’m sure Apple would want this device in as many hands as possible and wouldn’t be surprised if we see MetoPCS and other regional carriers selling it too. IMHO.

  • Anonymous

    if apple was smart, they would make a penta band true world iphone, so that way that could put it on any carrier they wanted, and basically sell the same phone to everyone.  It would increase profit and cut out production cost because it would all be the same phone.  At this point in time, i actually want the iphone on tmobile (this is coming from a android phanboy now).  It will help us save the company, and make everyone happy/ lots of money.

  • Anonymous

    i am not interested in an ip4, but even i know that a popular device on t-mobile makes sense.  especially a device so popular that a million units are running on t-mobile that can”t take advantage of t-mo’s 3g speeds.  besides anyone who thinks that t-mobile will get the iphone when deathstar takes over obviously doesn’t know mergers and aquisitions.  it could take years for merger to go through completely.  if it happens at all.  there is a lot of time going by and anything can happen.  another gaffe like releasing memos saying it would cost about $4 billion to build out nationwide broadband without t-mobile versus the near $40 billion with it (and one less option nationally).

    if it isn’t that hard to release an iphone that can use all 3g frequencies and cellular technologies, apple should do it.

    also, there’s another reason why apple should release an iphone that can use t-mobile’s unusual 3g frequency- wind mobile.  they use the same frequency set as well.  it makes more sense to offer your device to as many who want it than to a selected few.  i’ll bet doing so would cut out a major reason of people jailbreaking their devices.

  • RAWshadTX

    Let’s be real. If the iPhone gets on the T Mobile its going to be a fucking frenzy. People will be back flipping out their cars for the iPhone.

    These dudes acting like Android would kill iPhone. Let’s be real, if T Mobile gets the iPhone, it will dominate.

    But I doubt it’ll get merge. People will leave T Mo for it to Sprint because Sprint, for right now, is the only carrier with unlimited 4G with no throttle.

    It’s about to get real in October.

    • Anonymous

      i seriously doubt people are going to go in a frenzy and start flipping cars over. the majority of people that wanted an iphone on tmo either left or got one unlocked. look at all the other countries where the iphone is on multiple carriers, android was still able to sell and gain market share and even surpass ios. if this was early 2009 when android havent really exploded yet, then yes, iphone would’ve probably destroy them, but that ship has pass. there enough room for both android and ios thrive.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t that what you and most other dummies said about the verizon iphone? This will never end will it? Can’t wait till Apple can’t survive anymore just like what happened with pc and mac.

      • RAWshadTX

        Yo dumb ass really gonna compare expensive ass Verizon rate plan, with a data cap to Sprint cheaper plan and still unlimited, no throttle plan?

        And its getting the iPhone?

        Shut the chipmunk up dude.

        Sprint gonna get a lot of customers.

      • RAWshadTX

        Yo dumb ass really gonna compare expensive ass Verizon rate plan, with a data cap to Sprint cheaper plan and still unlimited, no throttle plan?

        And its getting the iPhone?

        Shut the chipmunk up dude.

        Sprint gonna get a lot of customers.

      • RAWshadTX

        Yo dumb ass really gonna compare expensive ass Verizon rate plan, with a data cap to Sprint cheaper plan and still unlimited, no throttle plan?

        And its getting the iPhone?

        Shut the chipmunk up dude.

        Sprint gonna get a lot of customers.

  • I agree with you.  T-Mobile should get an iPhone.  It is long overdue.

    -Android Fanboy

  • Anonymous

    Imagine what an HSPA+ iPhone 4 could have done for T-Mobile a year ago.  Sadly its too late but I hope it comes because that will be 1M sold almost immediately.

  • Anonymous

    could care less about another iShit5 because it’ll always be same as the first iShit with better camera, and little slimmer.Nexus Prime will instant kill iShit5.

  • Tortionist

    Regardless of what happens, the future will be interesting. I think the iphone on tmobile would be a good idea. There’s no point in making those that use it suffer on edge speeds. It can only help tmobile with sales, as well as Applet, this coming from an Android fanboy. I do like BBs also, since that’s what I started with back in 2007. I really don’t see the appeal of iphones, due to lack of customization and having itunes. Maybe an apple fanboy could tell me why. I’m just curious. 

    • Anonymous

      “because it simply works”…

      • Tortionist

        I’m sure it does. There are phones out there with Android that work well too. I have a Motorola Defy running Android 2.3.5 and runs at 1.2 GHZ. I’ve never had an issue with it. It works just as well as an iphone, if not better. Is there anything besides, ” It just works”?

        • Anonymous

          Nnnope lol.  You know I was speaking for the iPhanboys right?

        • Tortionist

          I figured as much. It’s all good. If Steve Jobs would make it to where you can customize it and it weren’t so locked down, i’d actually consider it.

        • idontdroid

          It fits in with my other Apple products like my Mac’s and ? and I don’t care about customizing even with my jailbreak I barely do it anymore. Now I just want all the beautifully designed Apps and be able to access tons of info when I want. Android devices I had were buggy as hell and the UI is ugly to me. I do like WP 7 and webOS (Open OS with Apple-like closed market )

          Besides customization what are somethings that I supposedly can’t do on my locked down iPhone?

        • Anonymous

          Non-Appstore apps without jailbreaking?
          Have different screen sizes, types as an option as well as form factor.

          Honestly there’s not much at all but c’mon one phone and one choice like that’s what everybody wants is pretty ridiculous.  I do respect the iPhone for their fluidity and its app selection but its kinda time to have a big brother and little sister iPhone to come along.

        • Anonymous

          Non-Appstore apps without jailbreaking?
          Have different screen sizes, types as an option as well as form factor.

          Honestly there’s not much at all but c’mon one phone and one choice like that’s what everybody wants is pretty ridiculous.  I do respect the iPhone for their fluidity and its app selection but its kinda time to have a big brother and little sister iPhone to come along.

        • idontdroid

          I understands people’s needs for different options especially physical needs such as screen size and keyboards. I also understand the need for people who want to customize and it is awesome they have options so they can get a removal battery.

          I have no problem with the size, no keyboard and the built in battery at all. If I did I would have stuck to my trusted Blackberry.

          I don’t see the need to download apps from other places, to each their own but it is just more about bragging rights to me in the end. Because in the end I just care about a full capable device that functions as an internet device and communication device.

          I can download pirated music and videos right to my phone, make ringtones. However when it comes to my phone I just want a dependable device that works beautifully. I don’t need to tweak the hell out of my phone.

           If we were talking tablets that would be an entirely different story because I expect to different functions from each category of products. I think this is what fanboys miss… The difference between different people’s needs in a smartphone.

        • Anonymous

          “The difference between different people’s needs in a smartphone.”  This is what Apple will eventually realize and stop selling one product.  iPhones are great though.

        • Anonymous

          “The difference between different people’s needs in a smartphone.”  This is what Apple will eventually realize and stop selling one product.  iPhones are great though.

        • Anonymous

          “The difference between different people’s needs in a smartphone.”  This is what Apple will eventually realize and stop selling one product.  iPhones are great though.

        • Anonymous

          “The difference between different people’s needs in a smartphone.”  This is what Apple will eventually realize and stop selling one product.  iPhones are great though.

        • Anonymous

          “The difference between different people’s needs in a smartphone.”  This is what Apple will eventually realize and stop selling one product.  iPhones are great though.

        • Anonymous

          Non-Appstore apps without jailbreaking?
          Have different screen sizes, types as an option as well as form factor.

          Honestly there’s not much at all but c’mon one phone and one choice like that’s what everybody wants is pretty ridiculous.  I do respect the iPhone for their fluidity and its app selection but its kinda time to have a big brother and little sister iPhone to come along.

        • Tortionist

          Ohhh, I don’t know, delete a song off of your phone without it being plugged in. Pull the battery when something goes wrong and they do, even on the iphone. if my battery fails, I go get a new one. If the iphone battery fails you have to get a new iphone. I don’t have some company watching everything I do. It’s been proven that if you turn off all of the services on the iphone, that Apple can still track you. That’s not the case with Android. Just to name a few. I don’t hate the iphone. I just think that it’s seriously overrated.

        • Tortionist

          If they would make IOS better then I would take a long hard look at owning one. The iphone is a great piece of hardware, but the software leaves something to be desired, especially itunes. The first thing I said when I saw the iphone coming out was that, ” when you can remove the battery I will buy one”. That’s still not possible today. Hopefully that will change, eventually.

        • Tortionist

          If they would make IOS better then I would take a long hard look at owning one. The iphone is a great piece of hardware, but the software leaves something to be desired, especially itunes. The first thing I said when I saw the iphone coming out was that, ” when you can remove the battery I will buy one”. That’s still not possible today. Hopefully that will change, eventually.

        • Tortionist

          If they would make IOS better then I would take a long hard look at owning one. The iphone is a great piece of hardware, but the software leaves something to be desired, especially itunes. The first thing I said when I saw the iphone coming out was that, ” when you can remove the battery I will buy one”. That’s still not possible today. Hopefully that will change, eventually.

        • Tortionist

          I don’t just take any phone. I do research then play with it to make sure my research was accurate enough. I have never had a bad BB. They’ve all been good. The same thing with an Android phone. Mine have all been good because I do my research and play with them. That’s why I will never own a Motorola Cliq or Cliq XT, Motorola Charm, the LG G2X, the HTC Sensation, etc. These phones have all had problems one way or another. I had the G1, G2, MT3G, MT3G slide, MT4G, LG Optimus T, and the Motorola Defy. They were all great phones and run well. I’ve played with the iphone 3gs and 4. They’re not impressive. The MT4G and G2 were great phones. The LG Optimus T and the Defy are seriously awesome, especially for their prices. I almost didn’t get the Defy, but i’m glad I changed my mind. I rooted  it, got rid of motoblur, got Android 2.3.5 on it, ad overclocked it to 1.2 GHZ.  It runs just as well as anything stock out there, if not better than anything stock. It’s the most underrated phone out there, yet one of the best when rooted running MIUI.

        • idontdroid

          It fits in with my other Apple products like my Mac’s and ? and I don’t care about customizing even with my jailbreak I barely do it anymore. Now I just want all the beautifully designed Apps and be able to access tons of info when I want. Android devices I had were buggy as hell and the UI is ugly to me. I do like WP 7 and webOS (Open OS with Apple-like closed market )

          Besides customization what are somethings that I supposedly can’t do on my locked down iPhone?

        • Anonymous

          Nnnope lol.  You know I was speaking for the iPhanboys right?

        • Anonymous

          Nnnope lol.  You know I was speaking for the iPhanboys right?

        • Anonymous

          Nnnope lol.  You know I was speaking for the iPhanboys right?

        • Anonymous

          Nnnope lol.  You know I was speaking for the iPhanboys right?

        • Anonymous

          Nnnope lol.  You know I was speaking for the iPhanboys right?

  • Anonymous

    I’m in a family plan so for me to leave tmobile would be not cost efficient at all. Looks like t-mobile won’t be getting it. I find that really stupid since all the other major carriers are. I’m hoping for an unlocked version day one at least, or a large price drop in the 4 if they don’t see the new one unlocked.

  • Anonymous

    I’m in a family plan so for me to leave tmobile would be not cost efficient at all. Looks like t-mobile won’t be getting it. I find that really stupid since all the other major carriers are. I’m hoping for an unlocked version day one at least, or a large price drop in the 4 if they don’t see the new one unlocked.

  • Anonymous

    I’m in a family plan so for me to leave tmobile would be not cost efficient at all. Looks like t-mobile won’t be getting it. I find that really stupid since all the other major carriers are. I’m hoping for an unlocked version day one at least, or a large price drop in the 4 if they don’t see the new one unlocked.

  • CharlieSheen

    Well Dave,

    Isnt that special! Your beloved iphone got the shaft. Winner! Of course it did. Why would ATT have the peeps leave and for TMO just to return with a grandfather rate plan.

    Once VZW gets the LTE iphone, it will be over. Peeps will leave in droves. Davids phone will rock. Google stuck it to HTC. Motorola as a partner? Palease. There is a reason Apple ditch Motorola in favor of Intel.

    Oh yes, Tiger Blood is gushing thru my veins since Dave showed me the light.

    Do you hear that? Its the sound of the fat lady singing!

    • Guest

      you are right. these folks taking about how you can change the baseband, Where did they get their EE’s. What a crock.

      You are right about the phones being bricks too.

      Fools are thee.

  • CharlieSheen

    Well Dave,

    Isnt that special! Your beloved iphone got the shaft. Winner! Of course it did. Why would ATT have the peeps leave and for TMO just to return with a grandfather rate plan.

    Once VZW gets the LTE iphone, it will be over. Peeps will leave in droves. Davids phone will rock. Google stuck it to HTC. Motorola as a partner? Palease. There is a reason Apple ditch Motorola in favor of Intel.

    Oh yes, Tiger Blood is gushing thru my veins since Dave showed me the light.

    Do you hear that? Its the sound of the fat lady singing!

  • One other thing you might want to think about: The major rumor right now is that Google is waiting in the wings to take over TMo if the at&t deal fails. So from Apple’s point of view, either they’re selling the iPhone to a carrier that will not exist in six months (and whose customers will be migrated to a carrier they already support), or they’ll be selling the iPhone to a carrier that’s owned by their sworn enemy.

    Oh yeah, there’s also that rumor about Microsoft buying TMo. Same deal.

  • One other thing you might want to think about: The major rumor right now is that Google is waiting in the wings to take over TMo if the at&t deal fails. So from Apple’s point of view, either they’re selling the iPhone to a carrier that will not exist in six months (and whose customers will be migrated to a carrier they already support), or they’ll be selling the iPhone to a carrier that’s owned by their sworn enemy.

    Oh yeah, there’s also that rumor about Microsoft buying TMo. Same deal.

  • One other thing you might want to think about: The major rumor right now is that Google is waiting in the wings to take over TMo if the at&t deal fails. So from Apple’s point of view, either they’re selling the iPhone to a carrier that will not exist in six months (and whose customers will be migrated to a carrier they already support), or they’ll be selling the iPhone to a carrier that’s owned by their sworn enemy.

    Oh yeah, there’s also that rumor about Microsoft buying TMo. Same deal.

    • thatguy

      i would like to know where you are seeing said rumors…..

  • One other thing you might want to think about: The major rumor right now is that Google is waiting in the wings to take over TMo if the at&t deal fails. So from Apple’s point of view, either they’re selling the iPhone to a carrier that will not exist in six months (and whose customers will be migrated to a carrier they already support), or they’ll be selling the iPhone to a carrier that’s owned by their sworn enemy.

    Oh yeah, there’s also that rumor about Microsoft buying TMo. Same deal.

  • One other thing you might want to think about: The major rumor right now is that Google is waiting in the wings to take over TMo if the at&t deal fails. So from Apple’s point of view, either they’re selling the iPhone to a carrier that will not exist in six months (and whose customers will be migrated to a carrier they already support), or they’ll be selling the iPhone to a carrier that’s owned by their sworn enemy.

    Oh yeah, there’s also that rumor about Microsoft buying TMo. Same deal.

  • Albarrios
  • Bimmerz

    I don’t think these analyst/and or reporters know their A-hole from a hole in the ground! *rolls eyes* 

    It was what 2-3 months ago, that we saw on BGR and here on TmoNews an article as well as an image of an iPhone being tested with T-Mobile bands (US bands, NOT UK!).

    If ol’ Stevie-J were smart – he’d launch the iPhone on T-Mobile with AT&T-Mobile band support, that way you’re covered, no matter what happens with the acquisition. Just sayin’. ;o)

  • I’d buy it. I love my (unlocked) 3gs, and there’s very little difference in pick up between it and my husband’s android.

    • Guest

      What is pick up? Do u use it as a guitar Amp?

    • Guest

      What is pick up? Do u use it as a guitar Amp?

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t Apple have made a LOT more money if the iPhone came out on all 4 carriers years ago?  I mean how much did AT&T pay them for exclusivity?  And is VZW paying them right now too?

    • Guest

      You are right there are monies exchnaged. The chance of Google buying TMO is about the same as Hollywood bringing back “Colonel Bleep”

    • Guest

      You are right there are monies exchnaged. The chance of Google buying TMO is about the same as Hollywood bringing back “Colonel Bleep”

    • Tortionist

      That’s exactly what i’m thinking.

    • Tortionist

      That’s exactly what i’m thinking.

    • idontdroid

      Cingular was the partner who helped them develop the cellular technology for the iPhone. Apple was new to the arena and need the expertise from a carrier. Cingular announced the AT&T merger at the iPhone Mac World keynote in January 2007 and because of their partnership they got exclusive contract to carrier the iPhone. The carriers pay toward the full price of the phone just like every other phone while the consumers pay the difference.

      • Anonymous

        So no bonus from AT&T?  Just the full price of the phone?  I guess Apple needed AT&T more.

  • Lewisealy

    Tmonews needs to get their shit straight because they also said tmobile won’t be getting a galaxy s ii

    • I’m sorry, I’ll do better for you.

      • Guest

        You go girl!

      • Tortionist

        David you rock. Don’t apologize. He could never do half as well as you do.

      • Anonymous

        You do a great job, keep up the good work. 

      • Anonymous

        You do a great job, keep up the good work. 

    • Tortionist

      Dude, you don’t have to be a douche bag to David. he’s doing a great job. Just because he makes a couple of wrong guesses, based off of different articles, doesn’t mean his shit’s not straight or that you can act like a douche bag. Seriously? Get a life. It’s not the end of the world. I, for one totally appreciate David and the job he does. TMONEWS rocks! Anyone that doesn’t think so, or that David doesn’t do a great job, needs to get off of and stay off of this site.

    • Tortionist

      Dude, you don’t have to be a douche bag to David. he’s doing a great job. Just because he makes a couple of wrong guesses, based off of different articles, doesn’t mean his shit’s not straight or that you can act like a douche bag. Seriously? Get a life. It’s not the end of the world. I, for one totally appreciate David and the job he does. TMONEWS rocks! Anyone that doesn’t think so, or that David doesn’t do a great job, needs to get off of and stay off of this site.

    • Tortionist

      Dude, you don’t have to be a douche bag to David. he’s doing a great job. Just because he makes a couple of wrong guesses, based off of different articles, doesn’t mean his shit’s not straight or that you can act like a douche bag. Seriously? Get a life. It’s not the end of the world. I, for one totally appreciate David and the job he does. TMONEWS rocks! Anyone that doesn’t think so, or that David doesn’t do a great job, needs to get off of and stay off of this site.

      • Thanks man!!! I appreciate the love! It’s reciprocated!

    • Tortionist

      Dude, you don’t have to be a douche bag to David. he’s doing a great job. Just because he makes a couple of wrong guesses, based off of different articles, doesn’t mean his shit’s not straight or that you can act like a douche bag. Seriously? Get a life. It’s not the end of the world. I, for one totally appreciate David and the job he does. TMONEWS rocks! Anyone that doesn’t think so, or that David doesn’t do a great job, needs to get off of and stay off of this site.

    • Tortionist

      Dude, you don’t have to be a douche bag to David. he’s doing a great job. Just because he makes a couple of wrong guesses, based off of different articles, doesn’t mean his shit’s not straight or that you can act like a douche bag. Seriously? Get a life. It’s not the end of the world. I, for one totally appreciate David and the job he does. TMONEWS rocks! Anyone that doesn’t think so, or that David doesn’t do a great job, needs to get off of and stay off of this site.

  • Right, because it’s only us reporting this the last 24 hours.

    • Anonymous

      How do you resist firing off on people?

      • Sometimes I have to walk away from the keyboard. Sometimes I just shrug and move on, other times I vent on Twitter. Mostly I just laugh because 90% of the comments are just people who have on idea or understanding of the rhyme or reason as to why stuff is posted. There is a logic pattern to it and we post stuff when its relevant. If someone wants to claim we post it every six months, that’s because we deem it relevant. If the Sprint story hadn’t happened yesterday, I never would have posted this. It’s very simple. I see what posts are popular so I know what stories to keep covering that drives traffic but more importantly, what people are interested in. Even if the Android crowd tries to takeover T-Mobile iPhone posts, there are still tens of thousands of readers who read these articles caring about it.

        • Tortionist

          keep up the good work David, i’ll be a fan of TMOnews until it dies.

        • Anonymous

          LOL optimistic yet pessimistic.

        • Tortionist

          Unfortunately, I do have to keep it real. There’s a good chance tmobile will be a goner. I’m trying to stay optimistic, but whenever I watch the news, I lose more faith in our federal government and that they’ll do the right thing by tmobile and consumers.

        • bona

          and anyway, some people  – like me for instance – didnt read the article 6 months ago so ….!!!!

      • Sometimes I have to walk away from the keyboard. Sometimes I just shrug and move on, other times I vent on Twitter. Mostly I just laugh because 90% of the comments are just people who have on idea or understanding of the rhyme or reason as to why stuff is posted. There is a logic pattern to it and we post stuff when its relevant. If someone wants to claim we post it every six months, that’s because we deem it relevant. If the Sprint story hadn’t happened yesterday, I never would have posted this. It’s very simple. I see what posts are popular so I know what stories to keep covering that drives traffic but more importantly, what people are interested in. Even if the Android crowd tries to takeover T-Mobile iPhone posts, there are still tens of thousands of readers who read these articles caring about it.

      • Sometimes I have to walk away from the keyboard. Sometimes I just shrug and move on, other times I vent on Twitter. Mostly I just laugh because 90% of the comments are just people who have on idea or understanding of the rhyme or reason as to why stuff is posted. There is a logic pattern to it and we post stuff when its relevant. If someone wants to claim we post it every six months, that’s because we deem it relevant. If the Sprint story hadn’t happened yesterday, I never would have posted this. It’s very simple. I see what posts are popular so I know what stories to keep covering that drives traffic but more importantly, what people are interested in. Even if the Android crowd tries to takeover T-Mobile iPhone posts, there are still tens of thousands of readers who read these articles caring about it.

  • Anonymous

    Is T-mobile still considered one of the big 4 when its pretty much sold to att?

  • Tortionist

    I know what you mean. I was never impressed by the iphone, but all that you just said is true. Tmobile might not have been sold had the they picked up the iphone, especially one running HSPA. It’s too late, but it will help tmobile and Apple in sales. I played with the iphone 3gs and 4, nothing impressive about them, maybe the iphone 5 will be different. Steve Jobs needs to bring in customization possibilities. That would make a world of difference to me and quite a few other people. Here’s to hoping.

  • JG01

    You kow ATT placed those ads to reduce the resistance against the merger. The more people that sees the ads will give up on the fight thinking that it is a done deal and it is no point fighting. That is exactly what they want you to think !  Don’t give up so easy !  keep up the fight !

    On the iPhone topic, it would be in Apple’s benefit to have every carrier selling the iPhone as there is a lot more competition. To have every carrier sell the phone , will give them a bigger market share.

  • JG01

    You kow ATT placed those ads to reduce the resistance against the merger. The more people that sees the ads will give up on the fight thinking that it is a done deal and it is no point fighting. That is exactly what they want you to think !  Don’t give up so easy !  keep up the fight !

    On the iPhone topic, it would be in Apple’s benefit to have every carrier selling the iPhone as there is a lot more competition. To have every carrier sell the phone , will give them a bigger market share.

  • If T-Mobile DOES get the iPhone 5, I MAY…..consider buying it. I’m a fan of my Android, but what’s wrong with trying something new for a change? I’ll just be pissed off if I can’t use my own ringtones and be forced to pay for them.

    • Anonymous

      You have to use iTunes to sync your own ringtones to the iPhone there’s a ringtone tab on the left panel when you open iTunes.

    • Anonymous

      You have to use iTunes to sync your own ringtones to the iPhone there’s a ringtone tab on the left panel when you open iTunes.

    • Anonymous

      You have to use iTunes to sync your own ringtones to the iPhone there’s a ringtone tab on the left panel when you open iTunes.

  • Craigers

    Great post David, and spot on.  I think there is still a chance the merger will be stopped.  Even if it isn’t there is pretty good reason to believe that a condition of the merger would be the requirement that AT&T allow T-mobile to run as a separate business.  I can’t imagine why the iPhone would not come to T-mobile, unless AT&T made some back door deal to stop it (a dwindling T-mobile is in their favor because the merger would have an impact on fewer people).  I guess come October we will see.  Right now we will get the joy of reading all the android fanboys replies screaming bloody murder about your post.  That should hold us over until October :-)

  • AlealeG2

    I don’t understand all the hate apple is getting. You fanboys are ridiculous. What did apple ever do to you? I have a g2 and I’ve had android since the G1. I love android. But all the hate is stupid..I love webOS IOS and android so don’t think I’m taking sides. Apple could really help tmobile. If apple bring the iphone to tmobile with at&t bands so we won’t get left in the dark I’m getting it.

  • AlealeG2

    I don’t understand all the hate apple is getting. You fanboys are ridiculous. What did apple ever do to you? I have a g2 and I’ve had android since the G1. I love android. But all the hate is stupid..I love webOS IOS and android so don’t think I’m taking sides. Apple could really help tmobile. If apple bring the iphone to tmobile with at&t bands so we won’t get left in the dark I’m getting it.

    • Orge1126

      i think the hate is coming from the fact that most iPhone users do not know how to use them, the reason they want one is because everyone else has one. ppl who has one tend to be a bit cocky and show off cuz they think they have the best phone in the world. but seriously what do they do with it? Simply just talk and text without even knowing there is a front facing camera……that’s the messed up part…

    • Orge1126

      i think the hate is coming from the fact that most iPhone users do not know how to use them, the reason they want one is because everyone else has one. ppl who has one tend to be a bit cocky and show off cuz they think they have the best phone in the world. but seriously what do they do with it? Simply just talk and text without even knowing there is a front facing camera……that’s the messed up part…

      • A guy

        Agreed I’m so so sick of hearing do you guys (t mobile) have the iphone or I’m canceling cuz you don’t have the iphone but when we ask why they want it because my friends has it or I don’t know. A decision based on nothing

      • A guy

        Agreed I’m so so sick of hearing do you guys (t mobile) have the iphone or I’m canceling cuz you don’t have the iphone but when we ask why they want it because my friends has it or I don’t know. A decision based on nothing

      • IT Guy

        That’s not just iPhone users.

        I’d bet that 90% of smartphone users don’t use their phone for everything it can do, and who says they need to? Get a phone you like that works for what you want it to do.

        What really cracks me up is people who cry that iPhone users are sheep, yet they go sspend $500 every other month when the latest and greatest android device with a screen .1″ bigger than the last.

        • Polo1322

          Couldn’t have said it better myself!

        • Tortionist

          While I do agree with almost all of what you’re saying( you do have valid points). What’s wrong with smartphone users not using their phone to its full potential? Most computer users are lucky if they use 25% of its potential or car owners, home owners, etc. See what I mean?

    • Mega-like this comment.

    • Ichigo

      It’s not about hating apple, it’s about apple being like a little child. Suing everyone just to avoid competition. It’s just ridiculous. Plus the iPhone is just all hype. Cool phone but not the best. That’s why people get fed up sometimes with apple.

      • They aren’t suing everyone to avoid competition. That’s ridiculous. They are suing in their minds to protect their ideas and intellectual property. Even Apple isn’t as crazy to believe they can destroy the competition through lawsuits. If you believe that then I’ve got the winning lottery numbers for you.

      • AlealeG2

        So what? Are they suing you? Apple is suing companies that have stolen their ideas sorta speak. I’m not gonna lie but have you seen the galaxy versions of samsung? Its a total copy of the iphone. I own the 7 inch tab and I have s spare galaxy phone so I know what I’m talking about. Let’s be honest here but apple has every right to sue. If you created something and you have another company copying you would you sue them too? Hell..even the lock screens on most android phones kinda look like the iphones lock screen by just the way you are swyping it. Let the iphone come to tmobile..More competition and it only benefits us. Customers are at a win win situation here with more variety.

        • Actually lawsuits hurt the consumer. Companies that lose lawsuits pass the cost on to the consumer.

  • AlealeG2

    I don’t understand all the hate apple is getting. You fanboys are ridiculous. What did apple ever do to you? I have a g2 and I’ve had android since the G1. I love android. But all the hate is stupid..I love webOS IOS and android so don’t think I’m taking sides. Apple could really help tmobile. If apple bring the iphone to tmobile with at&t bands so we won’t get left in the dark I’m getting it.

  • BigMixxx

    The only thing I had against iPhone was that it was not officially available for T-mobile.  But if it keeps T mobile as a viable company, great! (I like android, REALLY like it)

    Does anyone see the real reason here?  Android is killing it, for real because it’s available SO many places on so many carriers.  While Apple does appreciate a niche market and the profit from the niche market, there is a real new market. a real Pentaband phone (like nokia’s N8, C7)  Low prices, plus good data plans….Good market…

  • phonegeek

    It only makes sense for tmo to acquire an iPhone 5. That would be instant sales, plus not everyone likes android or blackberry. I vote yes for the iPhone 5 coming to tmo.

    Signed, another Android Fanboy

  • Darrell_edwards1@comcast.net

    Yes I totally agree strongly

    • zazou1

      Won’t AT&T use Tmo’s bands for their 4g?  If so, Apple might as well give them to T-mo. 

  • Darrell_edwards1@comcast.net

    Yes I totally agree strongly

  • SteVenM

    Would a Tmobile iPhone be any different than an ATT iPhone”  Don’t they both run on GSM?  Just like don’t Verizon and Sprint both run on CDMA?  If all 4 carriers had the iPhone then t here could be at least some competition based on price and service.  Why not then have Boost which is Sprint have it too?

    • Anonymous

      While T-Mobile is GMS, they use a different frequency for 3G.

      Apple would need to support this frequency in the iPhone.

      But my iPhone 3GS gets pretty zippy speed on T-Mobile’s EDGE service.

      • joseph

        Typo error budy its GSM

        • Mark Terry II

          He said GSM, what’s the problem? The “3GS” is the model name.

  • SteVenM

    Would a Tmobile iPhone be any different than an ATT iPhone”  Don’t they both run on GSM?  Just like don’t Verizon and Sprint both run on CDMA?  If all 4 carriers had the iPhone then t here could be at least some competition based on price and service.  Why not then have Boost which is Sprint have it too?

  • SteVenM

    Would a Tmobile iPhone be any different than an ATT iPhone”  Don’t they both run on GSM?  Just like don’t Verizon and Sprint both run on CDMA?  If all 4 carriers had the iPhone then t here could be at least some competition based on price and service.  Why not then have Boost which is Sprint have it too?

  • Anonymous

    I want to see what effect a T-Mobile iPhone 5, would have on AT&T’s subscriber base. AT&T has always gained, because no other carrier sold the iPhone, prior to Verizon launching the CDMA version of the iPhone 4.

    That’s why AT&T’s churn is so low. No one is leaving them in droves. I think, that if Sprint, and T-Mobile started carrying the next gen iPhone, AT&T will need to watch out.

    Sprint and T-Mobile has way more attractive rate and data plans, than AT&T and Verizon.

    People can’t afford to have cell phone bills that are $100 or more, just for one line.

  • hecg55

    I would never purchase the iPhone for myself. And to be completely honest I’m kind of an apple hater,BUT on a business point of view if they sold it to tmobile they would make tons of money even if it wasn’t pentaband… Sell them then when and if the merge happens all the people that liked it will buy the next one..

  • Bryan Baggett

    Good. Please keep it off T-Mobile.  I would rather not have extra data hogs on my network.

    Android > iPhone anyhow..

  • Bryan Baggett

    Good. Please keep it off T-Mobile.  I would rather not have extra data hogs on my network.

    Android > iPhone anyhow..

    • Android users use more data….(I use get throttled every month at 5GB on my sensation), so if you want less data hogs then you’d want more iphone users. They really don’t do much with their devices. ;)

      • Tortionist

        I don’t think that you can accurately say Android users use more data, same thing with the iphone though. It can’t be accurately said that iphone users use more data either. I’m an Android user and I use less data than most people. Most months(90% of the time) I use less than 200 Megabytes. It’s based off of what you do with your phone and how much of a life you have. If you have a real life, work, school, family, etc. then you probably text a bit, play some games, make some phone calls, etc. If you have little to no life then your constantly on your phone playing MMOs or watching movies, etc. Then you’re a data hog regardless of what smartphone you use. 

      • Tortionist

        I don’t think that you can accurately say Android users use more data, same thing with the iphone though. It can’t be accurately said that iphone users use more data either. I’m an Android user and I use less data than most people. Most months(90% of the time) I use less than 200 Megabytes. It’s based off of what you do with your phone and how much of a life you have. If you have a real life, work, school, family, etc. then you probably text a bit, play some games, make some phone calls, etc. If you have little to no life then your constantly on your phone playing MMOs or watching movies, etc. Then you’re a data hog regardless of what smartphone you use. 

      • Tortionist

        I don’t think that you can accurately say Android users use more data, same thing with the iphone though. It can’t be accurately said that iphone users use more data either. I’m an Android user and I use less data than most people. Most months(90% of the time) I use less than 200 Megabytes. It’s based off of what you do with your phone and how much of a life you have. If you have a real life, work, school, family, etc. then you probably text a bit, play some games, make some phone calls, etc. If you have little to no life then your constantly on your phone playing MMOs or watching movies, etc. Then you’re a data hog regardless of what smartphone you use. 

  • nerdlust

    I’m hoping tmobile gets the iphone5 it would help tmobile, since the other big 3 will have it. I will not buy one, its to late for me. I’m hook on android now.

  • nerdlust

    I’m hoping tmobile gets the iphone5 it would help tmobile, since the other big 3 will have it. I will not buy one, its to late for me. I’m hook on android now.

  • Streetz

    The iphone 5 will be on tmobile that’s only because tmobile will be called At&t .

  • Bill

    See the update.  Iphone5 will be on T-Mobile too!  Buggy, battery-hogging, rebooting, Android will be reduced to irrelevance!  Bah-bye Google!  T-Mobile will finally have it’s own version of the highest selling smartphone ever made! 

    • The ATL Guy

      Come on!! I enjoy having to have a backup battery and replace it after 4 hours of use on my MYTOUCH 4g!!! 

  • Firecrackersf

    Yes because TMo was the only US carrier to join OHA.

  • it’s a conspiracy between the rich to increase black market profits. Tmo and At&t are the only GSM systems here.

    • The ATL Guy

      Oh ya!! Get Alex Jones on the line!! Lets blow this up! 

  • Mann… no one really knows what Apple has up their sleeves besides Apple themselves. So in the meantime let’s just kick are feet and watch the fireworks.

    No need to get all frantic and start bashing David or anyone else for that matter. After all, it’s just a Phone with the letter “i” in front of it.

    • The ATL Guy

      No doubt but its a blast to see the Android fanbabies go nuts at the mere mention of the Iphone. Its as if Steve Jobs went into their trailers and took a crap in their fridge. 

  • …and another thing, people stop stating things you THINK you know. I can’t stand to scroll down the comments and see a bunch of ignorant and naive remarks. Know your stuff! :]

  • moneyman

    Wasnt there photos of a tmobile iPhone couple months ago?

  • Anonymous

    Who cares T-Mobile has the best smartphones out there 
    they dont need a iphone to mess things up 

    • The ATL Guy

      Did Steve Jobs hurt you?

  • Anonymous

    For T-mobile, Apple engineering is 10x easier than Sprint:

    1. Apple/AT&T take AT&T version, add T-Mobile’s AWS band (1700/2100MHz).
    2. Existing 2100MHz band is kept for EU/Rest of the world roaming.
    3. 850/1900 is added for AT&T rural roaming.
    4. UMTS900 is removed for rural rest of world overlay roaming but
    roaming is still possible with 2G (specifically FOR ROAMERS) of
    quad-band 850/900/1800/1900.

    AT&T Version 1 already sold and upgraded (faster specs, v5, 85% of
    the world population): GSM 2G 850/900/1800/1900 + UMTS/HSPA+ 21.6 in
    latest iphone v5 rumored 850/900/1900/2100MHz. Aka Americas standard +
    worldwide standard.

    AT&T Version 2 (t-mobile low cost death-child lol, t-mobile brand
    VERSION): SAME THING AS ABOVE but replace UMTS 900 (overseas dense
    rural+urban capacity add) with AWS 1700/2100MHz. You still have global
    roaming but global roaming only on the main carriers (AT&T,
    Vodafone, etc, etc). You have AT&T+AT&T rural roaming (850/1900)
    everywhere in the USA+Americas + rest of the world. NO compromise
    really because mobile networks abroad in Europe for example use UMTS2100
    for macro and UMTS900 for in-doors. So if you’re roaming abroad you may
    not have in-door coverage as Version 1 but you have in-doors WITHIN the
    USA and while in Europe simply go outdoors or something. Very minor
    issuance. Plus you’re traveling, SO EXPLORE SOME CULTURE OR SOMETHING.
    WTF cares about the phone. Oh Google Maps works fine outdoors in Europe
    on UMTS2100. ;-)

    CDMA2000 adds head-ache and inter-standard phones (like the VZW global phones).

    CDMA+GSM version: Bastardized version for VZW/Sprint + Certain Tier-1/2
    Asia carriers running CDMA2000 of the Version 1 with CDMA2000 added.
    This increases battery life wastage.

  • Silk7412

    So tmobile gets a iphony5
    And you buy one.
    Att buys tmobile happpens
    att switches everything to att.
    what do you have now?
    a lovely tmobile iphony5 brick!!!
    Me-I love android and not a apple person.
    Now i dont hate them. i just dont use them.
    the only the i hate is at$t trying to buy tmobile.

    • Bill

      The iPhone5 will work on both T-Mobile and AT&T bands.  The only brick will be your T-Mobile Android phone…

      • The ATL Guy

        LOL! 

    • Bill

      The iPhone5 will work on both T-Mobile and AT&T bands.  The only brick will be your T-Mobile Android phone…

    • Pentaband phone. That means it will still work.

      • Silk7412

        well you hope it’s a pentaband. I have a wait and see attitude. The  only thing a bugs the heck out of me is at$t getting there grubby hands on Tmobile.

    • AT

      Regardless, your T-Mobile phone purchased before the merger will continue to work as T-Mobile’s coverage will not cease, but instead be called “AT&T”. Similarly, you’re contract will continue as is until it’s expiration, however, you won’t be making your checks payable to T-Mobile, but instead to “AT&T”.

  • Silk7412

    So tmobile gets a iphony5
    And you buy one.
    Att buys tmobile happpens
    att switches everything to att.
    what do you have now?
    a lovely tmobile iphony5 brick!!!
    Me-I love android and not a apple person.
    Now i dont hate them. i just dont use them.
    the only the i hate is at$t trying to buy tmobile.

  • Oscar Dominguez

    I’m an avid Android user on T-Mobile since the launch of the T-Mobile G1 in 2008. I would be extremly happy if T-Mobile began to sell the iPhone 5, it would give T-Mobile a much needed subscriber push and hopefully kill off the merger with the evil AT&T, then Google can buy T-Mobile !

  • hmm

    If Tmo doesn’t get the Iphone there is just one word that sums it all up.  Collusion. 

  • SlideandShuffle

    I know a TMobile rep who works for corporate and he said a lot of changes will be coming in October…stay tuned!

    • Jarrod

      Is that in a good or bad way?

    • Jarrod

      Is that in a good or bad way?

  • alen

    I will wait a month or two more to see if this going to happen but if T-Mobile neither offer the iPhone nor a wider range of Android/Winmo devices I’m definitely out. 
    This has been a 9 and a half year relationship and until recently before 3G/4G appeared on the horizon I could buy phones from anywhere and that’s what I did in order to stay with T-Mobile because of the absolutely terrible choice of phones offered here but now with 3G/4G I cannot buy other phones because obviously they will not work with T-Mobile on the amazing exclusive 1700 frequency. It is good to be patient but…really.

    No wonder they are selling to AT&T. 

    And thank god for Carly.

    • OKDave

      You made a decent case – right up to the point where you said “Winmo” devices. Then your credibility collapsed like a WalMart card table.

  • Minioninnc

    Had it, unlocked it, jail broke it, still wasn’t enough, sold it, bought android, bought another android, and another android, this time, rooted & rom’d it, still with android…see a pattern here? iPhone 5, once again, another android will be purchased while iPhone 5 remains on shelf.

  • Minioninnc

    Had it, unlocked it, jail broke it, still wasn’t enough, sold it, bought android, bought another android, and another android, this time, rooted & rom’d it, still with android…see a pattern here? iPhone 5, once again, another android will be purchased while iPhone 5 remains on shelf.

    • I just don’t get it.  Did you ever think that different people like different things?  Just because you prefer one thing doesn’t mean that someone else’s choice is stupid or inferior.

  • Robert Le

    what is so good about the iphone? its just a phone..

    • Jarrod

      Its a phone that changed the Smartphone category and added new innovative features. So to say that it is like every single other phone on the market would be a huge lie. 

      • OKDave

        Jarrod, I gotta tell ya, you sound just like Noel Shemsky, the crazy Trekkie on “Frasier,” Any time anyone said anything bad about Trek, he broke into this trembling, hysterical defense of it…maybe we should coin a new name for you guys, such as…”IPhonies…”

        • The ATL Guy

          I think Jarrod’s response was VERY RESPONSIBLE. 
          Some of you Apple haters go ballistic at the mere mention of the Iphone. 
          Its COMEDY GOLD! 
          Keep up the good work. 

        • OKDave

          Who said I hated the iPhone? I was blasting Jarrod for his Apple sycophant reply. It really did just remind me of poor old Noel. Apple’s fine, if that floats your boat, trendy appeals to a lot of people or Apple wouldn’t be so successful.

        • OKDave

          Who said I hated the iPhone? I was blasting Jarrod for his Apple sycophant reply. It really did just remind me of poor old Noel. Apple’s fine, if that floats your boat, trendy appeals to a lot of people or Apple wouldn’t be so successful.

        • The ATL Guy

          I think Jarrod’s response was VERY RESPONSIBLE. 
          Some of you Apple haters go ballistic at the mere mention of the Iphone. 
          Its COMEDY GOLD! 
          Keep up the good work. 

        • The ATL Guy

          I think Jarrod’s response was VERY RESPONSIBLE. 
          Some of you Apple haters go ballistic at the mere mention of the Iphone. 
          Its COMEDY GOLD! 
          Keep up the good work. 

      • Tortionist

        I’m an Android fanboy and I thought that was an accurate reasonable response to a troll. Good job Jarrod.

    • The ATL Guy

      Troll

    • The ATL Guy

      Troll

    • The ATL Guy

      Troll

  • Robert Le

    what is so good about the iphone? its just a phone..

  • Mikehawk

    Nokia 3290 is better

    • You’re absolutely wrong.  The Nokia 2190 is the best.

  • Jerrill

    I’m all for the iPhone coming to T-Mobile cuz business is business. The longing for an iPhone is what I believe to be pretty crazy. They stand in line for hours (even days) for it. What exactly are you paying for when you purchase one? A high-res screen?…I guess. It’s a 3g device. Not very customizable. Not like Android anyway. You got a screen full of icons. I’ll give it that iOS does have more quality apps but nothing so unique that Android doesn’t have a similar app to match it. When it comes to speed and the smoothness of the device, in the beginning, iPhone had the upper hand, but Android progressed so quickly since it began that I honestly feel like Androids current lineup of phone is just as smooth (if not smoother) then the iPhone. And by the way it’s progressing, it’ll surpass what Steve Jobs plan for any upcoming future iPhones to the point where Apple has to catch up to Google. To be honest, I think it already started. Suing for ideas and intellectual property? REALLY? That’s like Tom from MySpace suing Mark Zuckerberg for the same reason. For the same price of an iPhone, I’d definitely get an Android device over it. I think some people need to really weigh both out before purchasing a phone and not go for a phone just cuz it’s an Apple.

    Now I do believe there are iPhone owners that like the simplicity of the phone and know how to use it to it’s full potential and good for you. Whatever works for them. I personally like choice and customization that’s why Android is the way I go. I’m talking to the other iPhone owners that talk like there phone is superior and can do anything and everything. I do believe that Android has features that iPhone is only starting to incorporate in there next device. I’m just saying.

    • Tortionist

      I couldn’t have put it any better.

  • Anonymous

    It’s all about choices. T-Mo having the iPhone 5 is good for T-Mo, especially if it’s a penta-band phone. If the merger goes through then you get to keep the phone and use it fully. If it does not, you are still able to use it fully, and T-Mo increases their subscriber numbers. Most of us are on this site because we love T-Mo and if you have a choice of which carrier to be on, you want T-Mo.

    Many people will go to a carrier just to get the iPhone and every carrier having it levels the playing field. Like others here I prefer Android but I like the equality in having all carriers offer the iPhone. That way users who desire the iPhone can base their decision on things like price, coverage, and customer service when choosing their carrier, since they’ll all have the iPhone available.

    • Steve

      well said… people need to stop bitching iphone vs android.  no one can deny the popularity of the iphone. regardless if you like it or not, this is a great business decision by tmobile.  

    • Steve

      well said… people need to stop bitching iphone vs android.  no one can deny the popularity of the iphone. regardless if you like it or not, this is a great business decision by tmobile.  

    • Steve

      well said… people need to stop bitching iphone vs android.  no one can deny the popularity of the iphone. regardless if you like it or not, this is a great business decision by tmobile.  

    • I know several long-term subscribers to T-Mobile who left and solely because of the iPhone.  It’s definitely because they got better service with AT&T.

      • Rush8220

        ppl left for the iPhone when flip phones we’re the only thing you could get. it sure wasn’t because you got better service with at&t, the fact is the iPhone isn’t exclusive to at&t anymore. it very well could come to T-Mobile welcome to the jungle baby I think it will be interesting to see the iPhone fares with real competition.

      • Rush8220

        ppl left for the iPhone when flip phones we’re the only thing you could get. it sure wasn’t because you got better service with at&t, the fact is the iPhone isn’t exclusive to at&t anymore. it very well could come to T-Mobile welcome to the jungle baby I think it will be interesting to see the iPhone fares with real competition.

      • Rush8220

        ppl left for the iPhone when flip phones we’re the only thing you could get. it sure wasn’t because you got better service with at&t, the fact is the iPhone isn’t exclusive to at&t anymore. it very well could come to T-Mobile welcome to the jungle baby I think it will be interesting to see the iPhone fares with real competition.

  • Steve Jobs just resigned….

    • Tortionist

      I hate to say this, being an Android fan, but that sucks. Steve Jobs is Apple. Who knows what will happen after he leaves.

    • Tortionist

      I hate to say this, being an Android fan, but that sucks. Steve Jobs is Apple. Who knows what will happen after he leaves.

      • BellSide190

        Flash in the browser.

        • Tortionist

          LOL, you’re probably right.

        • Tortionist

          LOL, you’re probably right.

      • BellSide190

        Flash in the browser.

  • Steve Jobs just resigned….

  • J. Williams

    pass

  • J. Williams

    pass

  • Kev30591

    Well Steve Jobs won’t be there to announce it because he just resigned

    • Tortionist

      I just saw that. I hope it’s only because of his health issues and not because someone thought they could find a better CEO. Without Jobs Apple might have a serious uphill battle. They got rid of him once and nearly went under. Jobs is why Apple is doing so well today. I may not care for IOS and the iphone, but competiton is always important for the success of any market, smartphones included. 

    • Tortionist

      I just saw that. I hope it’s only because of his health issues and not because someone thought they could find a better CEO. Without Jobs Apple might have a serious uphill battle. They got rid of him once and nearly went under. Jobs is why Apple is doing so well today. I may not care for IOS and the iphone, but competiton is always important for the success of any market, smartphones included. 

      • Erivera989

        I agree, and that is why they shouldn’t allow the purchase of T-Mobile.  Point taken.

      • Erivera989

        I agree, and that is why they shouldn’t allow the purchase of T-Mobile.  Point taken.

        • Tortionist

          Amen brother, amen.

        • Tortionist

          Amen brother, amen.

      • Dpro

        Actually Apple has a great new head already in the Likes of Tim Cook. He ran the business while Steve Jobs took a leave of absence last year with no problems whatsoever.
        Apple will do fine and I know the anti Apple fanatics will hate hearing that.

        T Mobile getting the Iphone would be a good thing for T Mobile. Apple bringing it to all carriers makes sense and it will come to pass.

        AT&T acquiring T Mobile? That remains to be seen the Jury is out on that one.
        I hope it does not happen because I dislike AT&T err cough cough I mean SBC posing as AT&T.

        • Tortionist

          I hope your right about Tim Cook. Only time will tell.

        • Tortionist

          I hope your right about Tim Cook. Only time will tell.

        • Tortionist

          I hope your right about Tim Cook. Only time will tell.

  • Kev30591

    Well Steve Jobs won’t be there to announce it because he just resigned

  • Jn3w

    I’m all into the Google ecosystem (Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Nav, Documents, Contacts, etc) and the integration with Android is just stellar. Those same apps suck on my Ipod Touch! 

  • Jn3w

    I’m all into the Google ecosystem (Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Nav, Documents, Contacts, etc) and the integration with Android is just stellar. Those same apps suck on my Ipod Touch! 

    • well I wouldn’t say they suck on my iPod touch 4, but they definitely do not work as fluidly or nearly as full featured as on my Android phones.  it is interesting tho

    • well I wouldn’t say they suck on my iPod touch 4, but they definitely do not work as fluidly or nearly as full featured as on my Android phones.  it is interesting tho

    • Koolaid/you/drank.

  • I’m all about Android but I welcome the addition of the iPhone to T-Mobile, its good for the company regardless of how I feel towards it against my Android.   let competition blossom!

    • jarjon76

      Agreed. While I can’t stand the iphone, it does need to be on all 4 carriers, no matter how long T-Mobile is going to be around.

    • jarjon76

      Agreed. While I can’t stand the iphone, it does need to be on all 4 carriers, no matter how long T-Mobile is going to be around.

  • I’m all about Android but I welcome the addition of the iPhone to T-Mobile, its good for the company regardless of how I feel towards it against my Android.   let competition blossom!

  • the_truth

    It’s just another example of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

  • Robert Leckington

    I fully agree that we should have access to this phone. I happen to like the idea, and now that Steve Jobs is no longer in total control of Apple, maybe his successor should re-evaluate what it means to be broad minded. He can make them a little money by offering some of that coolness to us all over here. I can already see the firestorm that is about to hit the fan with all those Androids people on this.

    • Guilliams

      no this is bad apple looses money when steve jobs isnt there

  • Gm Aharrington1

    I welcome the locked tighter than a frog’s arse iphone. I have no problem with people wanting to buy it.
    It would be a welcomed addition to the BEST carrier.
    However, are they sure it’s going to be on T-mobile? They reported the HTC Cha Cha coming to magenta and it did not. Even said it had T-mobile radio on board. It did not have that either. The cha cha went to the deathstar.
    Hopefully this is not one of those mishaps.

  • iphone will come after T-Mobile is destroyed.

    • can I flag this dude as spam please? LOL

      • Sadly he might be right.

      • Sadly he might be right.

      • T-Mobile will be part of AT&T after the acquisition passed, so there’s nothing wrong of what I said.

      • T-Mobile will be part of AT&T after the acquisition passed, so there’s nothing wrong of what I said.

        • I don’t think so… DOJ and FCC points to failure of the acquistion.  They (unlike the politicians) will not be had!!!

        • Tortionist

          I can only hope what you say comes to pass.

        • Nearmsp

          Not really. The FCC is a 5 member committee of political hacks. This is the same committee that approved merger of Sirus and XM to make a monopoly. The DOJ’s anti trust is a joke. They certified that since there is no competition anyway between XM and Sirius a merger would not make any difference and they too rubber stamped the deal. AT&T is spending millions through lobbyists to feed our honorable politicians on the hill. Other than Senator Al Franken not one honorable member has even whispered that this deal would reduce competition and increase prices. This can only happen in a crony capital of the world. You have money, you can buy off anyone and write the bill yourself.

        • FCC 4 no, 1 yes. mark my words… it helps to REALLY TO KNOW!!! DOJ wanted this to fail before the merger was officially announced.  The only thing your right about… there’s stll time to be bought, but with this one I don’t think so.

        • FCC 4 no, 1 yes. mark my words… it helps to REALLY TO KNOW!!! DOJ wanted this to fail before the merger was officially announced.  The only thing your right about… there’s stll time to be bought, but with this one I don’t think so.

        • Nearmsp

          FCC commissioners are all political appointees, 3 democrats and 2 republicans. Where did you get the impression that “unlike the politicians”….?

        • Nearmsp

          FCC commissioners are all political appointees, 3 democrats and 2 republicans. Where did you get the impression that “unlike the politicians”….?

    • Erivera989

      Destroyed is a strong word, probably not the word of choice.  Remember T-Mobile is strong, just not strong here in the US, they are 12th in ranking across the world, AT&T is 19th, and AT&T is the first US carrier on the list, ranked 2nd US and 21st world is Verizon.  Talk to the consumers, we thought that the success of a retail business was “Customer Service” but everyone on the AT&T network proved that wrong, it is possible to have the worst customer service and maintain customer loyalty, just give the a nifty device that get’s outdated every six months, costs a bundle, and has problem with Flashplayer media.

  • Jgar30

    The iPhone is the Moto Razr of nowadays.  They will soon be in everyone’s hands till no one wants them.

    • kev1

      True

    • kev1

      True

    • Guest

      Yes, you are a chipmunk

  • wrote this article too soon huh mr editor?

  • wrote this article too soon huh mr editor?

  • Blkbear

    If Apple is smart they will have their phone on every carrier, that way no matter where you go, you will have their phone on the cell phone carrier of choice.  The one thing I think Apple is doing better than any other phone maker, making one phone that is the same other than the frequency it uses. 

    And I have a feeling that sooner rather than later, all the other cell phone makers will make ONE phone (even if they still make other models), that will be the same no matter what carrier you are on. And I’m kinda shocked that they haven’t done this already. I don’t see a problem with having more than one flagship phone model coming from any company.  Have a entry level, mid-level and top level flagship phone. And continue the every few months flood of newer phones if they like. But have a work horse that people will want, no matter what else is out there. Kinda like the iPhone which I don’t own or want myself.

    • Erivera989

      Blame the carriers, during all this start up of smart phones, each carrier wanted something specific to them, to set their phone apart.  So companies like HTC, LG, and Nokia designed them to their needs.  The closest they’ve come to having similar phones was the Blackberry, and Samsung Galaxy S was a little closer but still not the same.  IPhone hit the market with a good product, and I believe that they got kick back from AT&T to make them exclusive to their market here in the US, but everyone forgets that T-Moblie Europe received the IPhone about the same time as AT&T.

    • Guilliams

      because they had an exclusive contract with at&t starting in january 9 2007 for 4 years but thers a hold on the new modele thats why

  • eClipse

    Yes, please. No iPhone, we don’t need their crap on our network.

    Also no merger, please.

  • eClipse

    Yes, please. No iPhone, we don’t need their crap on our network.

    Also no merger, please.

    • First of all, it’s _not_ a merger it’s an acquisition.  Second of all, T-Mobile has firmly stated they want out of the US market.  So if AT&T doesn’t acquire T-Mobile it will be sold to _someone_.  Whether that someone is better or worse than AT&T we don’t know.  What we do know is that T-Mobile wants out.

      And you are absolutely irrational not wanting iPhone on T-Mobile’s network other than perhaps you have some weord hatred of Apple.  Did a girl with an iPhone reject you or something?

      • OKDave

        Conventional wisdom held that Sprint was in line to buy T-Mobile, and that supposedly ATT came in somewhat out of left field and derailed it. Supposedly the Sprint CEO was completely blindsided by it, and was awakened in the middle of the night with the news.

        • IT Guy

          As I understand it, Sprint came in with an offer of about $17b. DT had talks with them, but they were pretty quick to send them packing. What they were offering was less than half of what the hardware alone was worth.

        • Gm Aharrington1

          Unfortunately you both are wrong. If you read what was for sale two years ago Sprint was to get bought by T-mobile not the other way around. Mr. Hesse is upset because it was a slap in the face by both T-mobile and the deathstar (AT&T).
          Regardless of that fact or call it an educated guess; Mr. Hesse is correct in his statements of crippling competitiveness and making a Monopoly, etc, etc.

      • Erivera989

        I don’t think that if the acquisition isn’t made that T-Mobile will sell to anyone else, once the DOJ and FCC say no, then they can’t.  Another point is the amount of monies that T-Mobile will receive from AT&T even if they don’t buy them.  It’s a very interesting agreement, either way T-Mobile (DT) will win.  I am not a fan of the IPhone, but I have to agree, it’s a huge seller.  I am a fan of companies like T-Mobile who took chances with the Open Handset Alliance and help Android get on it’s way.

      • Guilliams

        its tecknically a merger if T-mobile gets 10% of what at&t makes yearly. sprint was offering but at&t offered more

      • Anonymous

        False, acquisitions are still considered mergers; You are still merging regardless of who purchased whom. There’s always a buyer in a “merger”. Has nothing to do with percentages, just business jargon.

      • Merger….because of divestitures needed.  It will not happen without devestitures.  Let a businessman help you clear the acquisition/merger debate.  $8 billion (in addition to the $39 billion) will need to be owned by someone else.  PLEASE I KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!!  AT&T Executive were idiots to even consider this – not truly knowing what would be needed to get the deal done!!!

    • OKDave

      Sorry eClipse, but what you fail to realize is that there are close to 1M iPhones on Tmobile’s network already…

      • Guest

        The iphone crap is better than any other crap on the network now. Chipmunk

    • Guilliams

      the merger is happening you cant stop it if you want T-mobile go outside of america

  • Yes I’m so tired of Android it force close so much -___-

  • I think it will all depend on whether the new iPhone 5 is pentaband.  If it’s not then what’s the point.

  • I think it will all depend on whether the new iPhone 5 is pentaband.  If it’s not then what’s the point.

  • You want to chipmunk the iPhone? Sicko…

    Seriously, look up preferences in the dictionary.

  • You want to chipmunk the iPhone? Sicko…

    Seriously, look up preferences in the dictionary.

  • get out of TMOBILE AND  GET IPHONE 5,   f** the ETF, get galaxys2 sooner  at sprint or verizon.

  • get out of TMOBILE AND  GET IPHONE 5,   f** the ETF, get galaxys2 sooner  at sprint or verizon.

    • Anonymous

      Why would I want to do that? Not everybody wants an iPhone. 

    • Guilliams24

      scroll galaxy S series samsung sucks

  • Nearmsp

    Guys, T-mobile has been feeding the rumors of T-mobile getting the iPhone for years now to stop the exodus to AT&T and Verizon. The above information is “anonymous”. If you want the true story here it is:  “Asked about iPhone, T-Mobile USA spokesman Tom Harlin said that “ultimately that’s Apple’s decision.” Harlin also said: “We’re still focused on Android as our number one priority.” If you want to read the full story on Reuters, please follow the link below:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/24/uk-sprint-iphone-idUSLNE77N00R20110824

    Bottom line, iPhone will not come on T-mobile. The  4G LTE configured iPhone will not run on 4G speeds on T-mobile’s 4G. Apple is not going to create a separate T-mobile model that will last at best 5 months. If you want the iPhone move to the remaining 3 wireless providers. I personally will seriously consider iPhone only if it a 4G device. That said, my deep desire is to go for Samsung galaxy S2 on T-mobile for the next 2 years. But this again is not a foregone conclusion. A dutch court has just banned sale of Samsung Galaxy S2 model phones for sale in Europe by Samsung Netherlands. A European court ruling on the same is expected any day now for Europe wide ban on Samsung Korea as well. The Dutch court found that the Samsung violated Apple’s scroll patents. Australia has already banned Samsung Galaxy tablets for the same reason.
    http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/08/24/apple-wins-samsung-european-phone-ban/

    • Anonymous

      This is a useless long winded post. If apple were to release an iPhone for Sprint which is rumored as well, it would have to be different since they do not have LTE currently and rely on WiMax to power their 4G network. Also its just good business sense, Android is becoming a real threat. The type of quote you have is the same type of quote Verizon execs were giving when asked about the iPhone before it landed on their network.

      (not that I am taking this rumor with anything more than a grain of salt)

      As far as the ruling, this is a victory for Samsung by all accounts, the major injunction claims were based on build and look and apple lost those. All Samsung needs to do is release a software update to change those two items:

      Such as their touchwiz drag an icon to open instead of slide your finger across the screen.

      At the end of the day what a Dutch court rules has no bearing on American courts. Apple can not stop the GS2 variants in the US.

    • Anonymous

      This is a useless long winded post. If apple were to release an iPhone for Sprint which is rumored as well, it would have to be different since they do not have LTE currently and rely on WiMax to power their 4G network. Also its just good business sense, Android is becoming a real threat. The type of quote you have is the same type of quote Verizon execs were giving when asked about the iPhone before it landed on their network.

      (not that I am taking this rumor with anything more than a grain of salt)

      As far as the ruling, this is a victory for Samsung by all accounts, the major injunction claims were based on build and look and apple lost those. All Samsung needs to do is release a software update to change those two items:

      Such as their touchwiz drag an icon to open instead of slide your finger across the screen.

      At the end of the day what a Dutch court rules has no bearing on American courts. Apple can not stop the GS2 variants in the US.

      • Nearmsp

        Then, please tell me then why has Galaxy S2 been released the world over 6 months back, but still not released in the world’s large smart phone market (USA)?

        • Gm Aharrington1

          Because it always gets released in Europe and Asia first and would you want a phone with bugs or you want a phone that works?
          Every single forum that “helps” customers is flooded with people complaining about the galaxy s2.
          If it were released here as well and had the same problems; you would be bitching like you are in your post.

        • Anonymous

          Are you serious? The same reason the first Galaxy S was released the world over first, US Carrier Variants. Each US carrier received a different Galaxy S device and then an upgraded follow up device. Vibrant-Galaxy S 4G, Captivate-Infuse 4G, Fascinate-Droid Charge.
          All these phones are launching within a month and a half. Why are you even trying to pose this foolish argument?
          This phone btw was not released the world over 6 months ago, it was announced in February the Sunday before MWC, and was released in limited territories in April.

  • if it helps T-Mobile bring it! 

  • Qwdf

    iPhone 5 will lunch on T mobile in Octoberhttp://www.mactrast.com/2011/08/iphone-5-to-launch-concurrently-on-sprint-verizon-att-t-mobile/

  • Qwdf

    iPhone 5 will lunch on T mobile in Octoberhttp://www.mactrast.com/2011/08/iphone-5-to-launch-concurrently-on-sprint-verizon-att-t-mobile/

  • andrew bui

    that would be stupid of apple not bring the iphone to tmobile 

  • andrew bui

    that would be stupid of apple not bring the iphone to tmobile 

  • i personally think the iphone 4 was overrated…its a great phone but just just a tad bit sensationalized…but if everyone else has it T-Mobile may as well…i don’t know how those commercials with the girl in the pink dress will work but no one really like those anyway…i just hope it doesn’t effect the android lineup

  • i personally think the iphone 4 was overrated…its a great phone but just just a tad bit sensationalized…but if everyone else has it T-Mobile may as well…i don’t know how those commercials with the girl in the pink dress will work but no one really like those anyway…i just hope it doesn’t effect the android lineup

    • TweetMo

      Wait… I love those commercials with”the girl in the pink dress”. Carly rocks

  • TweetMo

    So, how will Apple and its beloved iPhone fare now that Jobs has resigned from CEO effective immediately?
    Just another company with just another CEO.

    • Anonymous

      maybe now the iPhone will start competing and start to see a change for the better in regards to the OS or am I hoping for too much?

    • Anonymous

      maybe now the iPhone will start competing and start to see a change for the better in regards to the OS or am I hoping for too much?

      • The iPhone competing? Are we not looking at the same metrics? Looks like they are already competing.

      • The iPhone competing? Are we not looking at the same metrics? Looks like they are already competing.

      • The iPhone competing? Are we not looking at the same metrics? Looks like they are already competing.

      • The iPhone competing? Are we not looking at the same metrics? Looks like they are already competing.

  • Nearmsp

    have you noticed the log in on this web site is same as the web site you reference? “Create” a rumor and then make that the story? This is again a T-mobile ploy to keep the “churn rate” of customers under control. Apple will not give an iPhone to T-mobile until it knows the outcome of AT&T’s buyout offer. The 4G on AT&T is not compatible with T-mobile’s network. Not worth making a phone that will last 5 months. 

    • guest

      You are an idiot. This has nothing to do with churn at T-mobile and a “ploy to keep the churn rate under control”. People who want to leave for the iPhone; have left and will still continue leaving. People who don’t want to leave and are waiting, will still wait. This will have no impact unless they actually do get the iPhone.

      • Nearmsp

        No I am  not an idiot. Go read T-mobile’s strategy document and its quarterly reports on the company investor’s web site (and also its strategy to reduce its “churn rate”. I do not speculate, I read various sources and then make a rational analysis not based on hope or emotion like you.

    • Gilliams

      not even the merger is supose to happen march 2012 but the merger is going quicker than excpected so it might happen in september or october

    • Aerofanbig

      Apple would have no problem making a phone that would only work for 5 months, because they know the fan boy hoards will gladly pay full price in another 5 months for the next tiny tweak of an iphone apple craps out. 

    • Enoel69

      ” Not worth making a phone that will last 5 month” …. you seem to have concluded that the buy out is a done deal. I will say not so fast..Tmobile is going no where. We all hope the wise men at the FCC n DOJ will make sure the big four are preserved to ensure competition n innovation. Preserving Tmobile is not only good for Tmo customers but to customers on the other Networks. All will benefit indirectly from the competitive rate plans put fourth by Tmo hence forcing the other carriers on our mobile space to be competitive in their price plans as well. I am all for the iPhone coming to Tmobile (i am certain the iPhone5 will be on all the big four)..it will attract more customers and help some on Tmo stay put. So the sooner the cloud of the buy out is lifted the better. 

    • Enoel69

      ” Not worth making a phone that will last 5 month” …. you seem to have concluded that the buy out is a done deal. I will say not so fast..Tmobile is going no where. We all hope the wise men at the FCC n DOJ will make sure the big four are preserved to ensure competition n innovation. Preserving Tmobile is not only good for Tmo customers but to customers on the other Networks. All will benefit indirectly from the competitive rate plans put fourth by Tmo hence forcing the other carriers on our mobile space to be competitive in their price plans as well. I am all for the iPhone coming to Tmobile (i am certain the iPhone5 will be on all the big four)..it will attract more customers and help some on Tmo stay put. So the sooner the cloud of the buy out is lifted the better. 

  • Joanna21

    Okay well I kno sum people will get mad at me idc. I had the iPhone 4 on Verizon I think its a great phone in fact i think its one of the greatest phones I had up to now. I didn’t have any problems like the people on att had on there iPhones like dropped calls nd shyyt. And I think this will be great for T-Mobile if they got the iPhone they may prolly attract morr customers. But I left Verizon because it was too expensive I have T-Mobile right now I have an htc sensation which I LOVE with all my heart. I don’t descriminate against apple and android I love both I think there both great like I said I have an htc sensation right now and I wudnt trade it for anything. I think the iPhone wud bring a lot of new customers to t-mobile. Hopefully T-Mobile does get da iPhone. But I wanna make this clear even if T-Mobile got the iPhone I wud still stay with my sensation I wudnt get da iPhone even tho I like both because so far I have fallen in love wit my sensation.

    • Gilliams

      you do realize AT&T is buying T-mobile so you will go back to at&t

    • guest

      Sorry I don’t understand your Eubonics comment! 

    • guest

      Sorry I don’t understand your Eubonics comment! 

      • HTC Pyramid

        learn how to spell Ebonics!

      • HTC Pyramid

        learn how to spell Ebonics!

    • guest

      Sorry I don’t understand your Eubonics comment! 

  • Gretchen Wieners

    *Sigh* I just got my G2 in the mail this morning and the iPhone might come soon to T-mobile. C’mon!! :(

    • guest

      This has been an ongoing rumor for years. Every time there is a new iPhone coming out people always speculate over who will get it; don’t hold your breath.

    • Tortionist

      Just go get your G2 rooted, bloatware removed, CM7 flashed( runs Android 2.3.4), and your processor overclocked to 1.6 GHZ. You will love the difference. It’s like night and day. Then make sure you turn off your data when you’re not using it. It kills battery life.

  • Gretchen Wieners

    *Sigh* I just got my G2 in the mail this morning and the iPhone might come soon to T-mobile. C’mon!! :(

  • Gretchen Wieners

    *Sigh* I just got my G2 in the mail this morning and the iPhone might come soon to T-mobile. C’mon!! :(

  • alt-mobile

    I’m going to keep it short and sweet: if T-Mobile got the iPhone 5 (which it’s rumored to) that would be AMAZING for T-Mobile. The only thing NOT amazing about the deal is that the iPhone 5 is speculated to be compatible with the 3G frequency of T-Mobile and NOT the 4G frequency.  But then again I guess you have to crawl before you can walk?

    • J-Hop2o6

      Tmo’s 3G and “4G” is the same.

      Tmo 3G (aka HSPA) = 7.2 mbps max over AWS spectrum (1700/2100)
      Tmo “4G” (aka HSPA+) = 14.4, 21, 42 (84, 168) mbps over AWS spectrum (1700/2100)

      So the iPhone can be “4G” if it supports ATLEAST 14.4 mbps HSPA+ .. but Tmo’s “4G”/HSPA+ is on the SAME 3G/HSPA frequency.

  • Maxpanga

    I used windows mobile (crap phones), iphone (the evile phone) and now android the saver.
    Iphone get anoying quick and i just sell them as soon as i get one in my hand.sorry iphone i just will will use you to make money on ebay

  • Ali

    If t-mobile gets the I phone that would be great and I would definitely get it. I have been using Android since the G1 days and I have to say its hard trying to keep up with the amount of phones that come out. Every other month there is the temptation of a new phone. F that I’d rather worry about a new phone every year then debating changing my phone every other month.

  • SGT_MR_WHO

    plz steve jobs f ur readng his i bet u everyone around the world has a tmobile iphone plz put it on tobile too thanx u will see a huge change

    • Getreal

      If Steve Jobs read AND understood your comment he would be more of a genius than people already give him credit. Actually, come to think of it, I think I just lost brain matter by reading your misspelled drivel.

    • Getreal

      If Steve Jobs read AND understood your comment he would be more of a genius than people already give him credit. Actually, come to think of it, I think I just lost brain matter by reading your misspelled drivel.

    • Nick

      Stevie doesn’t work for Apple anymore.  Please direct future messages to Tim Cook.

      Also plz learn to spel

      • Alex

        *spell

        • Alex

          *please

        • tim mcm

          lol

  • toIPHONEornottoIPHONE

    if they would just let us know when it is or isnt coming out, rather than useless rumors then, i could decide on what im going to get. Because if it doesnt come out for tmobile, i think im gonna get the samsung hercules (which seems like a badass phone)

  • Karlc

    Has anyone ever thought that it is not in the hands of apple to come to T mo? That perhaps there is some unspoken relationship with google and samsung…….. Because it just doesn’t make any sense that a phone that can easily run on the same network in the blink of an eye, is not being sold on T mo, which could very easily sell and make millions for both parties, makes sense to no one. So there is in my opinion, something that we don’t know about!

    • Meagan

      Tmobile sells iPhones and iPads. Just not in little USA(home of the free and the brave).

      Take a look at the different Tmobile websites from countries that are keeping Tmobile alive.

    • Jcj1

      It is all Apple, T-Mobile has stated  they want the iPhone. Apple has not offered nor do they make a device fully compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G or 4G networks. Apple is the opposite of open source, they are proprietary til the end and only offer their products to certain vendors who bow to their insanity.

  • Agora20

    I read another blog that said the iPhone 5 won’t be released until early 2012 and this is actually the iPhone “4S” – true or false? 

    I guess we’ll have to wait.

    • Nearmsp

      The iPhone that will be released in October, will be iPhone 5, but they are also bringing out a sub $200 iPhone for the emerging economy market to cover the low end of the market segment as well and it will have lesser memory etc. 

    • Nearmsp

      The iPhone that will be released in October, will be iPhone 5, but they are also bringing out a sub $200 iPhone for the emerging economy market to cover the low end of the market segment as well and it will have lesser memory etc. 

      • Anonymous

        That’s what the i4/3gs is for.

  • Ghostman34

    We don’t need no stinken iFone!!!! Blah, Blah, Blah! FAIL!!!

  • hoopster

    Agora20:  With Steve Jobs stepping back from CEO to Chairman, you can bet Apple will want a killer iPhone 5 out ASAP to keep Wall Street happy.

  • hoopster

    Agora20:  With Steve Jobs stepping back from CEO to Chairman, you can bet Apple will want a killer iPhone 5 out ASAP to keep Wall Street happy.

  • Nearmsp

    If the iPhone 5 is 3G on all networks including T-mobile, how would you go for iPhone 5 on T-mobile or HTC/Samsung Android 4G? This is a decision you might face if the rumors of 3G iPhone on t-mobile are true. 

    • Anonymous

      Agree if it isn’t lte on verizon I wont buy it and be locked in a contrqct for a 3g only phone.

    • fsured

      I can see your point there with speeds supposed to be increasing and a major phone release not using the latest connection abilities when it is to be sold as a premium device.  But whatever is going on with T-mobile’s network that is causing random drops in all signal between the towers and phones using the upgraded hspa+ signal, is causing many unhappy customers to set their phones on edge network so that it will maintain the constant a connection.  I love my MT4G but it is not delivering its potential because of the network, not the hardware of the phone.  So if the Iphone5 is a 3g device, doesn’t mess with the hspa+ signal portion at all, with a constant connection to the network for both cellular and data, I’d consider buying it. 

  • 0037

    tthe iphone is overrated, yeah it has over half a million apps in itunes but more that half of those apps are worthless. i use to own a iphone and i can say is a piece of sh!#. only the apple’s fans go crazy with anything that apple make and are willing to pay alot of money for it.

  • 0037

    tthe iphone is overrated, yeah it has over half a million apps in itunes but more that half of those apps are worthless. i use to own a iphone and i can say is a piece of sh!#. only the apple’s fans go crazy with anything that apple make and are willing to pay alot of money for it.

  • Ajg1718

    you know i used to be one of those that say that the iPhone is overrated or its a garbage smartphone. Lately that I finally go the chance to use one, I enjoy it, people want to wine about its app store and that over half of their apps are useless, I would love to see that fact that you went over 250,000 apps and were able to rate them accordinly. You can say the same thing about android, the android market is filled with re-writes of apps as anyone else has been able to see justl like the app store, and android finally got themselves a good OS at 2.2. I used to hate the iPhone because everyone jumped on it and i didn’t even see a reason why, getting overly crazy about somehting like the iPhone but over the years apple has improved as well. I think getting an iPhone on T-Mobile would be a good thing considering that there are a million plus users on T-Mo’s network. iPhone just works reminds me so much of Blackberry’s phones that just work, BB’s OS is simple to use and if you disagree then you just can’t see the simplicity of it unfortunately. Overall getting the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile will be greatly benificial to T-Mobile wether if they get acquired by AT&T next year or not.

    • Auser72

      Like you, I see the benefits in both OS’s(android & ios). I frequently use my ipod touch on wifi for some applications(banking, gaming, etc). Both are pushing each other to create a better more competive product, that the consumer benefits from in the end.

    • Auser72

      Like you, I see the benefits in both OS’s(android & ios). I frequently use my ipod touch on wifi for some applications(banking, gaming, etc). Both are pushing each other to create a better more competive product, that the consumer benefits from in the end.

  • Guest

    Blah, Blah….the auuthor of this blog has an iphone. Nuff said. You…..Fail.

    David…WINNER!

  • ShelbyLynn417

    I just called T-Mobile to ask when my next upgrade is. The man on the phone said they’re definitely getting the iphone but the release date is still obviously unknown. I hope he’s right because I’d love to have it!

  • ShelbyLynn417

    I just called T-Mobile to ask when my next upgrade is. The man on the phone said they’re definitely getting the iphone but the release date is still obviously unknown. I hope he’s right because I’d love to have it!

  • Tim (not Steve) at Apple has viewed the Spectrum Crunch (as with Qualcom and now AT&T falsely stated spectrum problems).  The FCC is reviewing both Qualcom and ATT merger at the SAME TIME!!!  The writing is on the wall.  Iphone 5 to Tmobile (offered concurrently with the other carriers) make GOOD BUSINESS SENSE!!!

  • macman37

    With T-Mobile finally getting the iPhone, this will be great news for both their subscribers and the U.S. competition amongst mobile phone carriers.  A lot of people want a network that has great phones, affordable price plans, and great customer service; and that’s what T-Mobile is.  With so many unlocked iPhones on T-Mobile USA since its’ inception on June ’07, it’s great to see Apple finally respond to this demand.  They’re great for demographic categories like college students.  Hopefully, this announcement will be enough to stop the AT&T and T-Mobile merger/acquisition; the leaked letter that we found about recently is showing some contradictory reasons why AT&T needs T-Mobile.  Too bad for AT&T; they fumbled with that leak.  Hopefully as well, this will give Deutche Telekom a reason to pursue with their original plan of buying Sprint once they upgrade their network to LTE; and merge it with T-Mobile USA.  I, like others, feel that Phil Humm has played AT&T for a fool by agreeing to this merger and seeing if it gets approved by the FCC and DoJ; AT&T will pay T-Mobile $6 billion in total {$3 billion will be used to help T-Mobile build out their 4G LTE network} and he knows it.  Humm wants a good chance to prove to Deutche Telekom that he can turn things around for T-Mobile USA by getting the $6 billion when this deal fails; and have Deutche Telekom follow their original plan of buying Sprint.  Yes, there will be one less competition in the future; but it beats the possibility of having 2 eventually if the AT&T and T-Mobile merger gets approved.  Sprint knows this; and that is why they do not want to see the merger approved.  As far as us getting a 4G LTE iPhone, we are really looking at approximately 2 years; that’s when our 4 major carriers may have LTE released in enough markets.  Pathetic AT&T currently only has announced 5 for this summer and about 13 by the end of this year, while Verizon has at least 38 more.

    • Nearmsp

      Neither Apple nor any T-Mobile official spokesperson has confirmed this. This news item is based on an unnamed T-mobile employee. Why do people keep spreading this? I have heard since last summer that iPhone will be available on T-mobile. Until T-mobile officially announces this we can stop speculating about the iPhone 5.

    • Nearmsp

      Neither Apple nor any T-Mobile official spokesperson has confirmed this. This news item is based on an unnamed T-mobile employee. Why do people keep spreading this? I have heard since last summer that iPhone will be available on T-mobile. Until T-mobile officially announces this we can stop speculating about the iPhone 5.

    • IT Guy

      Even if the att deal fails, there is a 0% chance of T-Mobile buying sprint. They want out of the US, and aren’t going to spend billions more in hopes of making money decades from now.

    • Anonymous

      i dont know where you are getting your info from but TMO (DT) was looking for partnerships NOT BUY anything else.  If anything they were looking to be 50/50 partners w/ sprint but that deal fell through.  They dont have the stomach to shell out more money and pour it into the US when one business is not doing so well, and you’re going to compound that by buying another business that’s just getting themselves turned around?  

      And you dont think Humm knew about this deal??? He was there when TMO UK partnered up with ORANGE.  Look at his CV and you will realize that he’s good at doing these types of things.

      I said it once and i’ll say it again, if this deal doesnt go through, TMO USA will be back on the block for sale in whole or in part so pick your poison.

    • Anonymous

      i dont know where you are getting your info from but TMO (DT) was looking for partnerships NOT BUY anything else.  If anything they were looking to be 50/50 partners w/ sprint but that deal fell through.  They dont have the stomach to shell out more money and pour it into the US when one business is not doing so well, and you’re going to compound that by buying another business that’s just getting themselves turned around?  

      And you dont think Humm knew about this deal??? He was there when TMO UK partnered up with ORANGE.  Look at his CV and you will realize that he’s good at doing these types of things.

      I said it once and i’ll say it again, if this deal doesnt go through, TMO USA will be back on the block for sale in whole or in part so pick your poison.

    • Anonymous

      i dont know where you are getting your info from but TMO (DT) was looking for partnerships NOT BUY anything else.  If anything they were looking to be 50/50 partners w/ sprint but that deal fell through.  They dont have the stomach to shell out more money and pour it into the US when one business is not doing so well, and you’re going to compound that by buying another business that’s just getting themselves turned around?  

      And you dont think Humm knew about this deal??? He was there when TMO UK partnered up with ORANGE.  Look at his CV and you will realize that he’s good at doing these types of things.

      I said it once and i’ll say it again, if this deal doesnt go through, TMO USA will be back on the block for sale in whole or in part so pick your poison.

    • Anonymous

      i dont know where you are getting your info from but TMO (DT) was looking for partnerships NOT BUY anything else.  If anything they were looking to be 50/50 partners w/ sprint but that deal fell through.  They dont have the stomach to shell out more money and pour it into the US when one business is not doing so well, and you’re going to compound that by buying another business that’s just getting themselves turned around?  

      And you dont think Humm knew about this deal??? He was there when TMO UK partnered up with ORANGE.  Look at his CV and you will realize that he’s good at doing these types of things.

      I said it once and i’ll say it again, if this deal doesnt go through, TMO USA will be back on the block for sale in whole or in part so pick your poison.

  • macman37

    With T-Mobile finally getting the iPhone, this will be great news for both their subscribers and the U.S. competition amongst mobile phone carriers.  A lot of people want a network that has great phones, affordable price plans, and great customer service; and that’s what T-Mobile is.  With so many unlocked iPhones on T-Mobile USA since its’ inception on June ’07, it’s great to see Apple finally respond to this demand.  They’re great for demographic categories like college students.  Hopefully, this announcement will be enough to stop the AT&T and T-Mobile merger/acquisition; the leaked letter that we found about recently is showing some contradictory reasons why AT&T needs T-Mobile.  Too bad for AT&T; they fumbled with that leak.  Hopefully as well, this will give Deutche Telekom a reason to pursue with their original plan of buying Sprint once they upgrade their network to LTE; and merge it with T-Mobile USA.  I, like others, feel that Phil Humm has played AT&T for a fool by agreeing to this merger and seeing if it gets approved by the FCC and DoJ; AT&T will pay T-Mobile $6 billion in total {$3 billion will be used to help T-Mobile build out their 4G LTE network} and he knows it.  Humm wants a good chance to prove to Deutche Telekom that he can turn things around for T-Mobile USA by getting the $6 billion when this deal fails; and have Deutche Telekom follow their original plan of buying Sprint.  Yes, there will be one less competition in the future; but it beats the possibility of having 2 eventually if the AT&T and T-Mobile merger gets approved.  Sprint knows this; and that is why they do not want to see the merger approved.  As far as us getting a 4G LTE iPhone, we are really looking at approximately 2 years; that’s when our 4 major carriers may have LTE released in enough markets.  Pathetic AT&T currently only has announced 5 for this summer and about 13 by the end of this year, while Verizon has at least 38 more.

  • josefrontanez

    Were not fanboys but culturaly enriched,clasy people who just love REAL INNOVATION and not posers and like a good all do it phone SUFER EL GOOG SUFFER.NO TO AT&T AND VERIZON

    • Donkey2168

      So culturally enriched you don’t know how to make a sentence, spell, or use correct punctuation… What is America’s culture coming to? I hope you have an iphone on tmo. If you do, enjoy your edge effin tool.

    • Donkey2168

      So culturally enriched you don’t know how to make a sentence, spell, or use correct punctuation… What is America’s culture coming to? I hope you have an iphone on tmo. If you do, enjoy your edge effin tool.

    • Donkey2168

      So culturally enriched you don’t know how to make a sentence, spell, or use correct punctuation… What is America’s culture coming to? I hope you have an iphone on tmo. If you do, enjoy your edge effin tool.

  • josefrontanez

    Were not fanboys but culturaly enriched,clasy people who just love REAL INNOVATION and not posers and like a good all do it phone SUFER EL GOOG SUFFER.NO TO AT&T AND VERIZON

  • Wow…your words, so inspiring!

  • Wow…your words, so inspiring!

  • I like T-Mobile a lot, was with them for 4 year’s. But, the USA company is just loosing too many customers. People have already left, and the merger hasn’t even happened. If T-Mobile USA got the iPhone, it would of been LAST YEAR or the year before that. Now their being obtained by AT&T. Now don’t forget, T-Mobile isn’t really it’s own company. It’s owned by it’s parent company Deutsche Telekom (Germany) and their the ones that gave AT&T a price to own TM-USA. Which means TM-USA isn’t making enough money. If they brought back unlimited data, with fave 5’s with an iPhone, it can be saved.

  • I like T-Mobile a lot, was with them for 4 year’s. But, the USA company is just loosing too many customers. People have already left, and the merger hasn’t even happened. If T-Mobile USA got the iPhone, it would of been LAST YEAR or the year before that. Now their being obtained by AT&T. Now don’t forget, T-Mobile isn’t really it’s own company. It’s owned by it’s parent company Deutsche Telekom (Germany) and their the ones that gave AT&T a price to own TM-USA. Which means TM-USA isn’t making enough money. If they brought back unlimited data, with fave 5’s with an iPhone, it can be saved.

    • Anonymous

      Fave 5’s is old news, when you have plans that can just simply be unlimited m2m to anyone on any carrier.  

      Having the iPhone5 on TMO will help with the churn for sure, now customer will not have to be forced to buy a separate iphone if they want to go to another carrier definitely has its benefits

    • Anonymous

      Fave 5’s is old news, when you have plans that can just simply be unlimited m2m to anyone on any carrier.  

      Having the iPhone5 on TMO will help with the churn for sure, now customer will not have to be forced to buy a separate iphone if they want to go to another carrier definitely has its benefits

    • NViPhone

      How did you manage to get every grammar mistake you could possibly make? It almost looks like a deliberate attempt… 

    • Jennifer Palmer

      I have unlimited data on T-Mobile.  Best service and best price available.  I do hope that the iPhone really is coming.

  • There is no cure for STUPID, but you can give them an iPhone.

  • There is no cure for STUPID, but you can give them an iPhone.

  • IT Guy

    So being easy to use is a bad thing?

  • IT Guy

    So being easy to use is a bad thing?

  • idontdroid

    I like to reveal to the world that I pirate music to iPhone via a download manager as well as movies without a jailbreak.

  • Cholt2322

    I can’t wait to get an iPhone from TMo like everyone else.  Then I can get in my iCar and drive to my iHome and sit on my iCouch and watch my iTV.  I will then eat an iSandwich and take an iShower and lay down in my iBed!!  iHate iPhone!!  It is just a status symbol for all the “sheeple” that like to show off.  The media hypes it and even the aftermarket case manufacturers for the junk have bought into it!  Is it THAT necessary for a cut-out around the “Apple” on the back of the phone to show through?

    • Not really. It’s just a simple device that works as it states it will. It revolutionized the smartphone game, and that smartphone in your pocket has most undoubtedly taken some of its inspiration from the same device that your bashing. Might it be a high end fashion accessory? It’s possible, but its elegance and simplicity in design ergo its appeal as a status symbol doesn’t take away from its functionality to me. All I need is for this thing to get taken to T-Mobile with 3G or HSPA+ and I will be good to go for another two or three years.

  • Would you say that the phone is better for 80 year old retards, or 80 year old people and retards?  Awaiting your clarification.

    • Nick

      hahahaha! Yes, I too would like this matter clarified. 

  • Would you say that the phone is better for 80 year old retards, or 80 year old people and retards?  Awaiting your clarification.

  • eyeno

    Word ( :) ) is this will be a unlocked version that TMO will support.  Similar to the google phone deal. 

  • If Apple were to only allow the release of the Iphone 4 on T-Mobile, and the Iphone 5 on the other networks…..it would still sell very well.   As far as simple build quality, nothing touches the Iphone 4 hardware.

  • If Apple were to only allow the release of the Iphone 4 on T-Mobile, and the Iphone 5 on the other networks…..it would still sell very well.   As far as simple build quality, nothing touches the Iphone 4 hardware.

  • Renee Bradford007

    I have an unlocked old iPhone so I can sync easily with my iMac and iPad. Yes, I would probably buy an iHouse and iCar if it were out so it all worked together :-)
    I love T-Mobile for its international service and great rates so can’t wait till I can get a real iPhone!

  • PRLatinFreak

    Im a TMobile customer & am eager to have my I phone through the company. I have many friends whom have said the same. Lets hope we get the I phone soon bcus it is on high demand.

  • The logical thing for T mobile would have been to make a deal with Apple to get it, that way T mobile can get customers, rack up on profit and hopefully manage to survive without DT helping them or that unholy meger. Im all for Android but we needed diversity and additional income in order to survive, looks like we didnt get that.

  • Poisonspivey

    This seems more like a ploy for apple to help disembowel tmobile and make them more susceptible to merger. So I think it is one of the bigger companies like att helping there own cause with the pending merger by keeping tmobile at bay with no iPhone. Let but not least apple is probably mad with tmobile for introducing android? What do you think.

  • Burt0n156

    If there are updates about T-Mobile having the iPhone please shoot an email to burt0n156@yahoo.com or to mlafalcia@aol.com. Thank you! Bring on the iphone!

  • Nelie

    I heard from a rep at TMOBILE that is should be out next month…

  • Theone

    Should not matter if they get the iPhone, TMoblie service and loyalty is awful.  They called me a disloyal customer when I canceled three of my four lines because my kids got their own contract and my husband got a work phone.  Additionally, I got so many drop calls with them and late text and on and on that I finally dropped the fourth line.