(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

      • http://www.facebook.com/humphlett Ken Humphlett

        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

        • http://tmonews.com David

          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

  • http://twitter.com/mamalefae Jamie Guzman

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

  • http://twitter.com/mamalefae Jamie Guzman

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/Blestsol Michael Williams

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Blestsol Michael Williams

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/portaltonowhere Cory

    I agree!

  • http://twitter.com/portaltonowhere Cory

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mlococo Michael A. Lococo

    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…  :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/mlococo Michael A. Lococo

    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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YZ32VTTM27DZ536QVW54DYFABY Timothy B

    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!

  • http://twitter.com/PaulHarrisonPro Paul Harrison

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/PaulHarrisonPro Paul Harrison

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/PaulHarrisonPro Paul Harrison

    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…..

  • http://twitter.com/PaulHarrisonPro Paul Harrison

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/PaulHarrisonPro Paul Harrison

    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)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1215962126 Traepischke Graves-Lalor

    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.