(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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  • 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! 

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      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

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      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

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      Koolaid/you/drank.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    iphone will come after T-Mobile is destroyed.

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      can I flag this dude as spam please? LOL

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Sadly he might be right.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Sadly he might be right.

      • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

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

      • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

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

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350219741 Derrick Ford

          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.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350219741 Derrick Ford

          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.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350219741 Derrick Ford

          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

  • http://twitter.com/BeanTNT Bean

    wrote this article too soon huh mr editor?

  • http://twitter.com/BeanTNT Bean

    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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350219741 Derrick Ford

        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

  • http://twitter.com/PrettyGrlBanks Da Queen?

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

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

  • http://tmonews.com David

    You want to chipmunk the iPhone? Sicko…

    Seriously, look up preferences in the dictionary.

  • http://tmonews.com David

    You want to chipmunk the iPhone? Sicko…

    Seriously, look up preferences in the dictionary.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

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

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/ElmerYanes Elmer Yanes

    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 

  • http://twitter.com/MrMegatron M.R. Smith

    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

  • http://twitter.com/MrMegatron M.R. Smith

    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?

      • http://tmonews.com David

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

      • http://tmonews.com David

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

      • http://tmonews.com David

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

      • http://tmonews.com David

        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.