Did T-Mobile CMO Confirm No iPhone 5 For Magenta This Year?

Update: As a number of you are pointing out, we could read a lot into the “this year” portion of the statement. Does that mean an iPhone 4/4S is coming to T-Mobile this year or is a deal in place for T-Mobile to launch an iPhone in 2012? There is a lot of ways to interpret his statement but one thing seems certain, no iPhone 5 for T-Mobile anytime before midnight on December 31st.

A little bit of disappointing news this morning as we just received the above image which shows in no uncertain terms the words of T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman. Speaking at a town hall meeting for T-Mobile employees Brodman seemed to confirm that T-Mobile will not carry the iPhone 5 this year.

“We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year.”

While there is always a hope and a prayer this is just misdirection for those of you with high hopes that this might finally be the year for an iPhone arrival we’re certainly a little disappointed by this single sentence. With an Apple announcement expected in the new few weeks we’ll know for certain then if we aren’t being misdirected here or just very disappointed.

 

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  • Imp 9k0

    Means T-Mo gets iP4 for now.

  • hoot-hoot

    Thanks for clarifying something we already know.

    • Really? Because I’m pretty sure we didn’t have ANYTHING that came directly from the horses mouth.

      • Aaron Blain

        haters gonna hate but the best thing about them is they keep coming back to the site…

      • Aaron Blain

        haters gonna hate but the best thing about them is they keep coming back to the site…

    • Calvin

      Shut up or just leave…

  • hoot-hoot

    Thanks for clarifying something we already know.

  • hoot-hoot

    Thanks for clarifying something we already know.

  • Auser72

    Somebody should have asking why they hadn’t given a release date for Samsung Galaxy S2!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Good. iPhone seems to bring unwanted changes to carriers.  I’m happy as is with what I have.  

    • n900mixalot

      I totally agree. If you want an iPhone go deal with some other carrier.

  • Pcobraman50

    Lets start with little stuff. when is t-mobie going to release android 2.3 for galaxy and vibrant? it is very disapointing that every other carrier has released andoid 2.3 to its samsung galaxy line. im ready to pay my termination fee and run. simply put, tmo does not care about us

  • Pcobraman50

    Does anyone here have any news about possible release of android 2.3 for samsung galaxy?

  • Pcobraman50

    Does anyone here have any news about possible release of android 2.3 for samsung galaxy?

    • Root and enjoy.

      • Anonymous

        Have you tried to run a 2.3 rom on the vibrant?  Very buggy.  I’d like the official 2.3 to drop so we can get some nice custom roms, until then 2.3 on the vibrant isnt worth it. 

  • Jasenjr3

    Im almost sure what he really meant was not THIS year. I think that may be key. T-Mobile was probably last on apples list of carriers to supply with the Iphone so maybe the 4S will come first.

    Not even an iOS fan, but i love the iPhone build.

  • Anonymous

    Id gladly welcome the ip4 to tmos lineup…..he did say ip5, which no us carrier has officially announced yet (to my knowledge anyway)….heck, apple hasn’t even announced it yet

    • Mopar6464

      Why would you want an outdated ip4 ?
      LTE is right around the corner which will make that ip4 a joke.
      And i doubt Apple will make a special version HSPA+ phone just for T-Mobile which is about history anyways.

      • Jen Madden

        the rumors are that the next iphone won’t have lte either

      • jon

        Every iphone that comes out is outdated BEFORE it hits the market. Hence, the reason you have to wait another year before you get one with a feature or two it should have had to begin with…also as Jen said the new one won’t be LTE compatable…apple will withold that feature for the following generation, so suckers keep buying a new phone every year..

    • Mopar6464

      Why would you want an outdated ip4 ?
      LTE is right around the corner which will make that ip4 a joke.
      And i doubt Apple will make a special version HSPA+ phone just for T-Mobile which is about history anyways.

  • Anonymous

    Id gladly welcome the ip4 to tmos lineup…..he did say ip5, which no us carrier has officially announced yet (to my knowledge anyway)….heck, apple hasn’t even announced it yet

  • Mopar6464

    No Iphone 5 , mass exit of more customers for T-Mobile.

  • Mopar6464

    No Iphone 5 , mass exit of more customers for T-Mobile.

    • I agree he probably should’ve declined to answer or had PR come up with some BS like they have been doing to keep customers around and lingering on hope, but now that this is out Sprint/VZW and AT&T get ready for some new members…as for me I’ll stick with TMO…for now

      • Littlesis1774

        Since he said that the September 24th date is probably not going to help them now. I can imagine all of their customers lining up to cancel their plans

      • Littlesis1774

        Since he said that the September 24th date is probably not going to help them now. I can imagine all of their customers lining up to cancel their plans

  • Nearmsp

    I think T-mobile kept its churn rate low by deliberately denying until now that the iPhone 5 will not be released on T-mobile. Now that it is close to the launch of iPhone 5 in the US, T-mobile has to manage the news of it not getting it to prevent customers moving to Sprint. I personally think DT was convinced by AT&T that they can get this acquisition through our corrupt political system, but this was too much even for the anti-trust in the Justice department to rubber stamp as they more often than not do. DT by not accommodating the iPhone 5 will have reduced the value of their US investment. The 24th September date is to build up loyalty and lock in as many people as possible. 
    Now can all those commentators whose “senior managers” said the iPhone 5 is coming to T-mobile please provide an update to this?

    • Chatter

      All those commentators are calling their senior managers right now. Answers coming in……

  • Lu

    pretty much, the head people in charge of T-Mobile were relying on the AT&T deal to get the iPhone, there was paper work that was started for T-Mobile to get it until the DOJ blocked the merger with AT&T…from what 1 of my bosses has told me, they are already working on getting everything setup for the next iPhone(6) now to make sure that no matter what happens, everything goes smoothly the next time around…the company knows they blew it, especially once Sprint got involved.    

    • Aaron Blain

      they can’t rely on att to get an iphone because if the deal goes through there is no such thing as Tmobile anymore.

  • DrivingPageViewsWithGarbage

    Wait, I thought you guys said that the iPhone was coming out on September 24th for T-Mobile? Oh wait, that’s right, you guys just speculate with any info thrown at you.

    • I would suggest reading the post where I wrote that the iPhone could be what September 24th was about. I wrote it among a series of suggestions along with discovering water on mars. I’d suggest reading between the lines.

    • Ali

      LMAO, do you know how to comprehend anything you read??

    • Ali

      LMAO, do you know how to comprehend anything you read??

    • Jays_on

      Dude, everyone was reporting it. It was news. And I NEVER got the impression tmonews was saying tmo was getting the iphone.Haters gonna hate.

    • Jays_on

      Dude, everyone was reporting it. It was news. And I NEVER got the impression tmonews was saying tmo was getting the iphone.Haters gonna hate.

  • DrivingPageViewsWithGarbage

    Wait, I thought you guys said that the iPhone was coming out on September 24th for T-Mobile? Oh wait, that’s right, you guys just speculate with any info thrown at you.

  • lefty

    Their chances of retaining me as a long time subscriber (8+ years) just dropped substantially.

    • Mopar6464

      Same for me as well.
      (7+years) with three lines.

      • Auser72

        Riding with Tmobile until the wheels come off (11+ yrs ) 3 lines and about to add another for son(pending behavior)!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Anonymous

          lol @ pending behavior

        • Anonymous

          lol @ pending behavior

        • Anonymous

          lol @ pending behavior

        • trueblu8

          Exactly. The s3 is fine. iPhone’s are not all that anyways. I’ll stick with Samsung.

    • Mopar6464

      Same for me as well.
      (7+years) with three lines.

    • Nearmsp

      +1

      • Jayyoung05

        +2

        • Anonymous

          -3

        • Anonymous

          -3

        • GoodAsGone

          +4

        • GoodAsGone

          +4

        • GoodAsGone

          +4

    • Nearmsp

      +1

  • Platypus

    It’s such a good thing this company is headed in the right direction (*SARCASM*)
     

  • Aaron Blain

    TMO has never said an iphone was coming only rumors. But I wish that an iphone would come to TMO because then most sheep would dump their current phones on craigs list to save up for it. So alot of highend phones would be cheap real fast.

  • Aaron Blain

    TMO has never said an iphone was coming only rumors. But I wish that an iphone would come to TMO because then most sheep would dump their current phones on craigs list to save up for it. So alot of highend phones would be cheap real fast.

  • I’m looking for the Galaxy S II anyway.

  • Lacedupct Chi

    As a rep this is bad news. Apple and android fan boys aside giving the consumer the best array of devices make for good business. being the off man out and not carrying a top selling phone is just stupid.

  • macman37

    Well, it looks like the N94 Prototype that was tested with T-Mobile’s frequency bands in the BoyGeniusReport article may turn out to be a modified iPhone 4 for T-Mobile until a T-Mobile iPhone 5 comes out. We have to remember that the iPhone 4 for Verizon came out later than the one for AT&T due to the modifications needed to make it work on their network.

  • macman37

    Well, it looks like the N94 Prototype that was tested with T-Mobile’s frequency bands in the BoyGeniusReport article may turn out to be a modified iPhone 4 for T-Mobile until a T-Mobile iPhone 5 comes out. We have to remember that the iPhone 4 for Verizon came out later than the one for AT&T due to the modifications needed to make it work on their network.

  • macman37

    Well, it looks like the N94 Prototype that was tested with T-Mobile’s frequency bands in the BoyGeniusReport article may turn out to be a modified iPhone 4 for T-Mobile until a T-Mobile iPhone 5 comes out. We have to remember that the iPhone 4 for Verizon came out later than the one for AT&T due to the modifications needed to make it work on their network.

  • Birdsfan

    Truthfully I don’t get why we care about the phone when Apple has been giving TMobile USA users the middle finger by not bringing the phone to us.

    • Nearmsp

      No it has been T-mobile which is not ready to fund the handset cost at the same rate as other providers. T-mobile can’t do that because it is charging much less each month and thus the iPhone is not a money making opportunity unless the churn rate is very high.

    • bfready

      Are you sure it’s Apple giving the middle finger?

  • Chatter

    Sigh. Not really surprised but definitely disappointed. If Sprint does actually get it, there will be even more customers leaving especially if they keep the unlimited data.

  • Anonymous

    4 this year then and 5 next year sometime.  That’s still cool.

    • Jays_on

      Good point, I hope this is the case.

      • Jays_on

        Another thing, its been widely speculated that no providers will get iphone 5 until 2012.

  • yepes

    I’m going to Verizon

  • jon

    To repeat what a few others have said…iphone5 not THIS year. He didn’t said anything about iphone4 and THIS year…

    • Nearmsp

      Eternal blind faith. 

    • Nearmsp

      Eternal blind faith. 

      • jon

        I don’t even own an ipod..lol. I have been an android supporter since day one. Actually, I had the G1 before its launch. My wife, who works for tmob, managed to get her hands on one pre-launch. So, no, no blind faith. I just read what was said and take it at face value. I won’t assume one way or the other. He simply said 5 and this year…but hey, thanks for assuming I’m an apple fanboy.

      • jon

        I don’t even own an ipod..lol. I have been an android supporter since day one. Actually, I had the G1 before its launch. My wife, who works for tmob, managed to get her hands on one pre-launch. So, no, no blind faith. I just read what was said and take it at face value. I won’t assume one way or the other. He simply said 5 and this year…but hey, thanks for assuming I’m an apple fanboy.

    • Nearmsp

      Eternal blind faith. 

  • i know iphone is on of the greatest  product out there and better than most smartphones and iphone 5 is even better but the only thing I don’t like about iphone5 is the screen size. it’s still less than 4 inch .
     how can you surf the web on those tiny less than 4 inch cellphone screen? what’s you thoughts?

  • Duh its the iPhone 4S. What about the iPhone 4S?

  • Duh its the iPhone 4S. What about the iPhone 4S?

  • This is very disappointing news, this could have helped T-Mobile so much. I for one am disappointed, not because i wanted an iPhone but because this could have brought in so many customers from elsewhere to the T-Mobile family, but i guess DT doesn’t care about that.

  • bfready

    @jon I seriously doubt any iPhone will show up on tmobile now. That’s just marketing/CYA speak; saying no iPhone 5 THIS year. Like saying “at this time”.

  • MusicMeek

    DESPITE poplular belief iPhone (insert previous version number) is not the best phone. I’m sure everyone has diff needs and diff models will fit these needs. But IMO I don’t subscribe to that idea that Apple is number 1. I use Windows and I prefer Android and as of now Android inspires open source, maybe in the future that will change.

    For one, unless you “jailbreak” your iphone you lose out on Cydia which has thousands of apps and tweaks that you don’t get in the biased Apple Appstore. No thank you I think I will choose what I want and what I don’t want,

    This is all my opinion so you can disagree if you like, but like I said I don’t beleive iphone is the best phone and I’m not concerned with it’s presence on T-Mobile. I will continue to support Blackberry and Samsung. Thanks for reading.

    -Mike

  • MusicMeek

    DESPITE poplular belief iPhone (insert previous version number) is not the best phone. I’m sure everyone has diff needs and diff models will fit these needs. But IMO I don’t subscribe to that idea that Apple is number 1. I use Windows and I prefer Android and as of now Android inspires open source, maybe in the future that will change.

    For one, unless you “jailbreak” your iphone you lose out on Cydia which has thousands of apps and tweaks that you don’t get in the biased Apple Appstore. No thank you I think I will choose what I want and what I don’t want,

    This is all my opinion so you can disagree if you like, but like I said I don’t beleive iphone is the best phone and I’m not concerned with it’s presence on T-Mobile. I will continue to support Blackberry and Samsung. Thanks for reading.

    -Mike

  • Lacedupct Chi

    We go through this every year i have absolutely no faith in managment to bring the Iphone to tmobile. a small part of me hopes im wrong so i can be able to sell this product to customers and they can stop asking “do you have the iphone” or “what do you have like the iphone” and i can sell them the iphone. lol

  • PjS

    I absolutely agree with you all.  As a Tmo store manager this is just silly that we will be the only ones with out the iphone.  If we had it it would spell disaster for att however, as stated by previous people lets look at it this way.  He deliberately said iphone “5”, not iphone as most internal documentations address it as.  So it seems too me that there is still hope there will be an iphone coming to Tmo. 
    Yes, its out dated however, my customers like your selves what the choice of an iphone and not on an inferior 2g network.  Lets wait and see, however there has never been this much strong speculation about it before, and we have never seen a company manufacture or should i say distribute support (sim cards) for a product it does not sell or plan to.

  • Anonymous

    If it’s not 4g then it don’t make sense to carry it

    • PjS

      HSPA+ and all of its revisions is 4G… at&t had it since…….CINGULAR had it at 1.8 mbps in philly right before the name change its been here at&t just hasnt turned it up

      • phil

        now they may understand why AT&T is a bad idea. They sit on things and don’t improve upon what they have.

  • Anonymous

    If it’s not 4g then it don’t make sense to carry it

  • Guest22

    Well I already know I’m leaving T-mobile, but if they got the iPhone then maybe I would of stayed. Guess no need to now.

  • Guest22

    Well I already know I’m leaving T-mobile, but if they got the iPhone then maybe I would of stayed. Guess no need to now.

  • Guest22

    Well I already know I’m leaving T-mobile, but if they got the iPhone then maybe I would of stayed. Guess no need to now.

  • n900mixalot

    It’s frustrating that people are becoming such babies over this. If you want an iPhone 5 then go deal with AT&T or any other network carrier. You have that choice. If T-Mobile is that important to you then just wait a little while longer and buy one unlocked with AWS bands (there will obviously be one coming at some point). We don’t even know what GSM bands the new iPhone will have, who knows it may be pentaband now that exclusivity is over.

    Maybe T-Mobile is being dumb by not publicly pushing to carry the 5 because it is a no-brainer. But we don’t know their reasons and it is useless to speculate. It has been said that they are banking on the deal going through, but who knows?

    It is just a phone … actually it isn’t even official yet!

  • rentstoodamnhigh

    The wording is key. “THIS Year”

    Think about it…

    • Nearmsp

      They obviously need to minimize the impact of this and one way is to give hope to loyal customers to stick on. They have been doing this for 3 years now and no one will believe more lies and false hopes. 

    • Nothing to think about if you’ve been a loyal customer for years because they’ve been saying “This year” since the 3G. Customers get tired of lies after a while

    • Nothing to think about if you’ve been a loyal customer for years because they’ve been saying “This year” since the 3G. Customers get tired of lies after a while

  • Jeremy Roman

    Im sorry guys, and girls, BUT WHO CARES. If you want the Iphone leave TMo. If Tmo isnt getting the Iphone, how does that change the way life is today. I did not come to tmobile becuase they are gonna get the iphone, and if you did then let me be frank and say “You are Stupid” Tmo has a great line of fones, and have always been helpful. Personally I dont like the Iphone and would not get it, but I can believe the comments of people saying Tmo is going to loose customers over this. They may ofcourse but it will be the “stupid” people ( see above). Tmo is a strong carrier with a Strong lineup of fones. Love them, or hate them, your choice. 

    • Jeremy, this reply ignores that people want to mesh together the phone they really want with the rate plans T-Mobile has. People do leave providers these days because of mobile devices and that’s been proven because of both Android and iPhone’s alike.

      • MIKEEEEE

        david, how many t-mo USA customers really want iphones?

        they’ve had the opportunity to get them elsewhere for years now.

        got any hard numbers to support your hypothesis?

        just because a few vocal supporters want them, that doesn’t mean too many others do.

        • I think the best way for my hypothesis to be proven would be an actual launch and see how many people line up. I’m a huge fan of the concept of picking a carrier first and phone second but T-Mobile has said countless times that the iPhone or lack of has hurt them. That’s reason enough for me to believe it’s a viable cause for concern. The iPhone draws more customers and crowds than any other phone on earth and it certainly can’t hurt to have it on store shelves.

          More importantly, 1 million+ customers use unlocked iPhones on T-Mobile so I’m betting a good portion of those would buy one that works with 3G.

        • Chatter

          I understand your comment. Look at it this way – by selling a 6-month old phone on Verizon, the iP4 sold more units than any other Verizon phone. Unless we assume that TMo has customers that are completely different in tastes and preferences from the other 3 carriers, it is reasonable to assume that an iPhone on this network will outsell every other device on this same network. This is Sprint’s assumption as well as they target the iPhone.

          The only way to find out exact numbers is to sell the phone. Short of that, reasonable assumptions can be made.

        • Chatter

          I understand your comment. Look at it this way – by selling a 6-month old phone on Verizon, the iP4 sold more units than any other Verizon phone. Unless we assume that TMo has customers that are completely different in tastes and preferences from the other 3 carriers, it is reasonable to assume that an iPhone on this network will outsell every other device on this same network. This is Sprint’s assumption as well as they target the iPhone.

          The only way to find out exact numbers is to sell the phone. Short of that, reasonable assumptions can be made.

        • Whitney

          Actually Mike T-Mobile USA customers have left and keep on leaving. The proof is in the sales. T-Mobile USA sales been down for a long time and over half is because of iphone. T-mobile USA could benefit from it

        • Whitney

          Actually Mike T-Mobile USA customers have left and keep on leaving. The proof is in the sales. T-Mobile USA sales been down for a long time and over half is because of iphone. T-mobile USA could benefit from it

      • I might leave Tmobile (happy customer too) for Sprint’s Galaxy S2 if the one for T-Mobile doesn’t perform the same. :)

      • phil

        I stay because of good service, resonable prices, and my choice to buy a phone through Tmobile or somewhere else and not pay a $35 activation fee. Right now I have a Nokia N900 with a great rate plan.

    • TMOTECH

      Ladies and gentlemen, Our public schools at work. Read above

    • CEO2Be

      This is such a short sighted answer.  Why wouldn’t you want the iPhone on T-Mobile?  Love it or Hate it, it’s an extremely popular phone.  Having it on T-Mobile will only add more users, more users equal more money for T-Mobile and less chance of being bought out by some other company (ATT). 

    • CEO2Be

      This is such a short sighted answer.  Why wouldn’t you want the iPhone on T-Mobile?  Love it or Hate it, it’s an extremely popular phone.  Having it on T-Mobile will only add more users, more users equal more money for T-Mobile and less chance of being bought out by some other company (ATT). 

  • Auser72

    All this talk of mass exodus from Tmobile for Iphone 5 is ridiculous. The truth is the Iphone has been around since 2007, and has had 4 iterations (excluding Iphone 5). Tmobile present phone lineup is in better position to compete with New Iphone than at any other time since Iphone came out. And comment is not to slight new Iphone 5 in anyway, but recognition that the smartphone market is becoming considerably more competitive with ever new Iphone release. And that is toi the of Tmobile and all other carriers as a whole since ATT no longer had exclusive on Iphone.

    • Anonymous

      I’m an android fan boy and I can admit the power of the iphone. Android has leveled the smartphone playing field, but no single android phone can compete with the iphone in regards to popularity and demand….that’s the difference…..all carrier android offerings are comparable…..the iphone is a highly sought after device on its own…..ppl lining up for them is a testiment to that…..as david said, tmos plans + the iphone would be a killing combo

  • Lacedupct Chi

    I never understood how people are so blind to economics. Apple has brand loyalty and for anyone to say tmobile wouldn’t benifit or suggest its a good thing not to carry the iphone is being naive or stubborn. Its a product that sells! people line up to get them i want to be a rep to sell that product. we never had a product that people lined up for.

    • Bratty

      Finally some commonsense!

    • IT Guy

          I wish people would understand this. As the Android fanboys like to point out, the iPhone isn’t the most advanced phone out there, and it doesn’t have the best specs ever. It is, however, wildly popular.
         
         I know a lot of us on these boards are tech geeks, and many are die-hard Android fans trying to squeeze every last bit of power out of phones, and that’s great. You’ve got to understand that’s a small number of people. The vast majority of people would look at you crosseyed if you talked about some of the things you can do with your phone.

         So if it can’t match a top of the line Android phone, why is the iPhone so popular? Is it brainwashing by Apple’s marketing department? That might be part of it. Is it people wanting to follow the herd? There might be some of that too. More than any of that, they’ve figured out what people care about in a phone.

         Love it or hate it, Apple’s managed to put in the features that most people want, and they’ve made it easy and (fun?) to use.

         If you’re hoping to retain customers — or even attract new ones, it’s ridiculous to not want a phone that’s in high demand.  Others have said that once all the carriers have the iPhone, it’ll become old news and won’t be in such demand. That’s probably true. Eventually something better and even more popular will come along, but it’s downright crazy to just point at the iPhone and say “I don’t like that phone. We shouldn’t get it, and screw the people who want it!”

         

      • This should be gospel. This is the whole point, it’s not about what phone is better or worse, it’s about demand. This isn’t about what does what better, whether or not Android is more powerful or can be hacked to your liking (which is an awesome capability) but about what is in high demand.

      • AMEN. People tend to forget Apple is ALL about User experience and Google is more into hardware when it comes to it’s products. User experience always wins b/c when people find something that meets all their personal needs and they can use it (w/o reading a manual aka easily) then its going to be wildly popular b/c the world is not made up of tech geeks (like me) who care about specs and features, people just want something that works for them, period and Apple’s iPhone has done that successfully… Not to mention Apple has a Marketing department second to none.

      • Jays_on

        Great post, but one thing you missed, is the iphone is EXCELLENT for hacking as well. So there is appeal for that customer to. I have hacked a lot of the hackable devices including psp, ps3, xbox, android and iphone, with all that you can do and tweek with a JB iphone, it is VERY fun.

    • Anonymous

      Well said! The iphone was the exception in the beginning…when sprint gets it, it will be the rule. Tmo will stick out like a sore thumb as the only major carrier without it…..not good.

    • Anonymous

      Well said! The iphone was the exception in the beginning…when sprint gets it, it will be the rule. Tmo will stick out like a sore thumb as the only major carrier without it…..not good.

  • TonyJohns

    To all of you who are threatening to leave once the iphone 5 is released to other carriers, why haven’t you left already? The iphone is readily available ATT and Verizon and their doors are open and waiting for you.

    Truth is, you know you will be paying up the A for the same services you are getting now. All because of one phone.

    No hate on Apple. (I have an iMac, Mabook and two iPods) so I’m an apple fan too. But I just don’t understand why some people think one phone defines a company. Remember the MAJORITY of Tmobile customers will continue to stay and use Tmobile. Because bottom line. If you really wanted the iphone that bad. You would have left already.

    • Lacedupct Chi

      Now i agree with this a new iphone wont affect most tmobile customers but i do think it will hurt the prospect of getting people who switch. Tmobile getting the iphone levels the playing field and turns attention to price, coverage, and customer service. I think tmobile wins 2 out of the 3. That all means more money for me as a rep. Sprint getting iphone will hurt Tmobiles bottom line because the credit standards and plans are very close.

    • Lacedupct Chi

      Now i agree with this a new iphone wont affect most tmobile customers but i do think it will hurt the prospect of getting people who switch. Tmobile getting the iphone levels the playing field and turns attention to price, coverage, and customer service. I think tmobile wins 2 out of the 3. That all means more money for me as a rep. Sprint getting iphone will hurt Tmobiles bottom line because the credit standards and plans are very close.

    • Rob

      No, there are other factors. I have a Tmobile family plan with 4 lines. Trying to get all four lines off contract takes some time. Also, even if ATT/Verizon is only $10/mo more (it’s more) that would be $40/mo total.

      I’ve had it with my myTouch. I have to force quit the maps app most of the time I use it. A jailbroken original iPhone has a much better experience than I have (my son is using one).

      All my lines are free to move, I’ve just been waiting for the new iPhone to come out to make my decision. (Why switch now and get a new 2-year contract for an iPhone 4?)

      When the announcement comes out, I’ll get to make my decision then. I’ve been with Tmobile/Voicestream for a really long time. It’s time they lose me.

    • Tbyrne

      Exactly. They’re coming in here pissing and moaning but don’t have the ball’s to man up and ‘pay up’ to get their iphone fix. I haven’t heard so much crying in my life. Get over it!

  • Anonymous

    T-MO is not going to get an IPhone went they are on the cusp of merging with a carrier that already has it. Now if the deal falls thru…maybe Apple will make one for them with the next generation.

    • PjS

      Your logic here is flawed my friend.  To argue that the deployment of T-mo tech in an iphone is a waste because they might not be makes no sense.  at&t plans on using tmo tech.  So in fact building an iphone with tmo and att tech and distributing it amongst both carriers is the best way to do it.  Future proofing the device for post or non existent acquisition.

    • PjS

      Your logic here is flawed my friend.  To argue that the deployment of T-mo tech in an iphone is a waste because they might not be makes no sense.  at&t plans on using tmo tech.  So in fact building an iphone with tmo and att tech and distributing it amongst both carriers is the best way to do it.  Future proofing the device for post or non existent acquisition.

      • Anonymous

        Right now what is ATT’s plans with TMO’s frequency’s? So if your apple do you invest millions of R&D $$ for the frequencies of a TMO phone that are in a state of flux for a merger? Or do you wait it out and see if ATT takes over. If they do then you have the Iphone already. Or if merger doesn’t happen then you give TMO the Iphone….I don’t see the flaw…

        • ogopogo

          There is no need for further investment on Apple’s part. The radios have already  been designed and tested.

        • ogopogo

          There is no need for further investment on Apple’s part. The radios have already  been designed and tested.

        • jon

          Again flawed. The iphone comes out every year. IF, and that’s a huge IF at this point, the merger happens; at&t isn’t going to “flip a switch” on day one. Your phone will work for a couple of years while the slow LTE rollout happens…so, by the time anyone needs to worry about the merger and if your iphone will work will be about the time the iphone7 comes out..lol

      • Anonymous

        Right now what is ATT’s plans with TMO’s frequency’s? So if your apple do you invest millions of R&D $$ for the frequencies of a TMO phone that are in a state of flux for a merger? Or do you wait it out and see if ATT takes over. If they do then you have the Iphone already. Or if merger doesn’t happen then you give TMO the Iphone….I don’t see the flaw…

    • jon

      Your logic doesn’t hold up. The hold up with the iphone is Apple and T-Mobile negotiating THE NUMBER of units that tmob must order before Apple will allow them to carry the device. Thus far T-Mobile hasn’t been willing to order the number of units Apple is demanding. Under your theory of the merger, T-Mobile would actually be MORE likely to cave to Apple’s unit order minimum because they will soon have enough subscibers after the merger to justify Apple’s order minimum.
      If the deal does fall through, T-Mobile might still swallow that pill because they will have to cave to customer demand at some point.

  • Zoo

    Everyone has it all wrong, how could you all be so foolish…. He said we are not “GOING” to get….. because ‘We already ‘GOT’, we will be launching it in …..”

    Am I the only optimistic?

    • IT Guy

         Personally, I think that if T-Mo was going to be getting the iPhone, they’d be shouting it from the rooftops. The way they’ve been bleeding customers for the last couple of years, they’d be crazy not to be letting everyone know “HEY WE’RE GETTING THE iPHONE! DON’T LEAVE US!”

      • Hass

        Apple confidentiality agreements would prevent them from doing just that.

  • Mmmaxheadroom

    To me the key words are not the “this year” qoute but iPhone 5. Tmobile could very well get the iPhone 4 or 4s. It has been speculated that there may very well be two iPhones this fall, an improved iPhone 4s and an iPhone 5. However I do not care as I am plenty happy with my sensation.

  • Mmmaxheadroom

    To me the key words are not the “this year” qoute but iPhone 5. Tmobile could very well get the iPhone 4 or 4s. It has been speculated that there may very well be two iPhones this fall, an improved iPhone 4s and an iPhone 5. However I do not care as I am plenty happy with my sensation.

  • MIKEEEEE

    want an iphone? att and verizon have them.

    if they were so good t-mo USA would have them like t-mo europe has them in all their countries.

    they’ve had them for years.

    you can get an iphone 4 from t-mo germany for 1 euro under contract, in the USA att will give you one under contract for $199.00.

    so it’s 200 bucks cheaper to get a german iphone from t-mo than it is to get an american iphone from ATT.

    t-mo UK has them too with hspa.

    just remember, outside of united states’ major metropolitan areas, it’s just a plastic brick and not as good as an ANDROID.

  • MIKEEEEE

    want an iphone? att and verizon have them.

    if they were so good t-mo USA would have them like t-mo europe has them in all their countries.

    they’ve had them for years.

    you can get an iphone 4 from t-mo germany for 1 euro under contract, in the USA att will give you one under contract for $199.00.

    so it’s 200 bucks cheaper to get a german iphone from t-mo than it is to get an american iphone from ATT.

    t-mo UK has them too with hspa.

    just remember, outside of united states’ major metropolitan areas, it’s just a plastic brick and not as good as an ANDROID.

    • I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the iPhone. I am(was) a Android enthusiast, but I can give credit where it’s due. iPhone is great for it’s target market. It works great for people that just wants a Smartphone that’s simple & easy to get into, & runs smooth, or just Apple lovers. I think T-Mobile never got one because of the AT&T exclusive, the AT&T proposed deal, & I
      hear a lot of people say “iPhone’s clog up the network”, that’s possible (& considering T-Mobile is the 4th National Carrier, that could’ve been deter progression in them being moving forward & become a stronger Network & competitive force). I mean because if you think of it, T-Mobile USA is not an independent company, it’s owned by DT, which partly owns T-Mobile UK through Everything Everywhere of a joint venture with France Telecom. So, if they’re selling the iPhone in the UK & have been selling it for a while & are owned by the same company, it can’t be the phone is bad. Also, I don’t think Android is ALL that, it’s great at times, but Android has it’s own share of problems too.

      • IT Guy

        I agree on many of your thoughts. (Although on one point, looking at the usage stats, Android phones in general eating up more bandwidth than the iPhones do, mainly because of flash and more streaming abilities)

        • Yeah, that’s why I put “I hear people” because I was unsure about what Android does to a network. But, I can agree w/ the data Android does to a network too.

        • Yeah, that’s why I put “I hear people” because I was unsure about what Android does to a network. But, I can agree w/ the data Android does to a network too.

    • I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the iPhone. I am(was) a Android enthusiast, but I can give credit where it’s due. iPhone is great for it’s target market. It works great for people that just wants a Smartphone that’s simple & easy to get into, & runs smooth, or just Apple lovers. I think T-Mobile never got one because of the AT&T exclusive, the AT&T proposed deal, & I
      hear a lot of people say “iPhone’s clog up the network”, that’s possible (& considering T-Mobile is the 4th National Carrier, that could’ve been deter progression in them being moving forward & become a stronger Network & competitive force). I mean because if you think of it, T-Mobile USA is not an independent company, it’s owned by DT, which partly owns T-Mobile UK through Everything Everywhere of a joint venture with France Telecom. So, if they’re selling the iPhone in the UK & have been selling it for a while & are owned by the same company, it can’t be the phone is bad. Also, I don’t think Android is ALL that, it’s great at times, but Android has it’s own share of problems too.

  • Nycbk27

    Iphone coming Q1 2012

  • Yeah, I could see an iPhone coming. Not sure which one, but I could definitely see the iPhone 4/4S coming, especially considering T-Mobile Markets ‘4’G so much. Plus, he didn’t flat out say no iPhone. Normally T-Mobile would say, “we aren’t getting the iPhone, or weren’t not getting the iPhone, but we do offer you to buy an iPhone unlocked & use it on our network.” He said “No iPhone ‘5’, this year'”, otherwise he would’ve flat out said no iPhone as they would usually say. So, it’s very plausible for us to get an iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5 next year. My bff would be very happy of any current iPhone anyway.

    • Nearmsp

      Is that not the case now? One can buy an unlocked iPhone from Apple and buy a mini sim card from T-mobile and use the iPhone on EDGE speeds like the 1 million T-mobile customers are already doing. So what is your point?

      • opiapr

        If you had read dtheartist comment in detail you will get his point.

        • Exactly. Some people try & want so hard want to disprove someone that they forget to thoroughly read the statement at hand. Apparently they’re mad.

  • Ilyas_k15

    Who cares? We’re getting GSII and the Amaze 4G and maybe some other slick devices. The world is not gonna end just because we’re not getting the crappy iPhone. Find some other reasons to complain

    • Eric Bodrero

      sounds like somebody is a wee bitter, eh?

      • Tbyrne

        He’s not bitter Eric. He’s tired of you AT&T fanboys coming around here stinking up the place!

      • Tbyrne

        He’s not bitter Eric. He’s tired of you AT&T fanboys coming around here stinking up the place!

  • Sean Swanson

    I had the original iPhone on AT&T and ended up switching to T-Mobile because it was easier on the pocket. I ended up eventually getting an android phone and loved while the wife was a blackberry nut. We just recently dumped our T-Mobile contract to go to AT&T to both get iPhones and now that AT&T has gone union I get 12% off my bill.

    Whether you like it or not iPhone sets the standards for the cell phone market. They were the first for on board memory, better apps (at the time) and there still isn’t anything out there that is as good as the retina display. When the iPhone 5 comes out it will be the standard again and android will be trying to catch up.

    I am not an apple fan boy but I do enjoy there products. T-mobile not getting the iPhone is a big hit to there sales.

  • GinaDee

    iOS sales very well.  That’s a fact that Apple haters and geeks fail to realize.  They hate Apple or iOS in general therefore they feel it’s great that T-Mobile doesn’t sell it.  Either that or they are just in denial. 

    How does Sprint, a CDMA provider get dibs on the world’s best selling smartphone but T-Mobile gets skipped out on?  Well we probably know the answer (funky AWS and DT selling out) but this still sucks in the meantime.  

    Love it or hate it T-Mobile is going to bleed customers big time this holiday season.  The AT&T buyout can’t come soon enough.  At least this way we can hope AT&T lets us keep our rate plans at least for the first upgrade. 

    • Anonymous

      Hater will always hate. I totally agree with you, Some people don’t realize that having the iPhone with t-mobile CAN help t-mobile gain in all category. Who doesn’t want an iPhone w/ t-mobile plans? I’m sure alot of people would jump wagon.

      As I mentioned in another post… that T-Mobile only offers Androids, WP7 phones and other OS… yet they still bleed, Same w/ Sprint. That’s a sign right. While AT&T & Verizon gain so many each quarter… if you hate iOS that’s fine, but some people DO NEED to understand that having variety of OS can help T-Mobile from bleeding. I’ll be leaving T-Mobile regardless when the next iphone comes out… bye!

    • Anonymous

      Hater will always hate. I totally agree with you, Some people don’t realize that having the iPhone with t-mobile CAN help t-mobile gain in all category. Who doesn’t want an iPhone w/ t-mobile plans? I’m sure alot of people would jump wagon.

      As I mentioned in another post… that T-Mobile only offers Androids, WP7 phones and other OS… yet they still bleed, Same w/ Sprint. That’s a sign right. While AT&T & Verizon gain so many each quarter… if you hate iOS that’s fine, but some people DO NEED to understand that having variety of OS can help T-Mobile from bleeding. I’ll be leaving T-Mobile regardless when the next iphone comes out… bye!

    • Anonymous

      Hater will always hate. I totally agree with you, Some people don’t realize that having the iPhone with t-mobile CAN help t-mobile gain in all category. Who doesn’t want an iPhone w/ t-mobile plans? I’m sure alot of people would jump wagon.

      As I mentioned in another post… that T-Mobile only offers Androids, WP7 phones and other OS… yet they still bleed, Same w/ Sprint. That’s a sign right. While AT&T & Verizon gain so many each quarter… if you hate iOS that’s fine, but some people DO NEED to understand that having variety of OS can help T-Mobile from bleeding. I’ll be leaving T-Mobile regardless when the next iphone comes out… bye!

      • Tbyrne

        Bye bye. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for your concern but I don’t need it. I’m sure Verizon will hold the door open when I leave T-Mobile to go to them. have a nice day.

        • Tbyrne

          I’m sure Ivan would love to double his money. Safe bet wouldn’t you say?

  • Upset

    Worst news ever.  T-Mobile thanks for nothing. 

    • Tbyrne

      Yeah! Thanks for giving us the lowest prices in the cellular industry. Thanks for having one of the best customer service ratings in the industry too. Thanks for the HTC Sensation and the new Galaxy S2 thanks coming out. How could you do this to us? Sniff, sniff.

      • Tbyrne

        “that’s” Oopps! My bad!

    • Tbyrne

      Yeah! Thanks for giving us the lowest prices in the cellular industry. Thanks for having one of the best customer service ratings in the industry too. Thanks for the HTC Sensation and the new Galaxy S2 thanks coming out. How could you do this to us? Sniff, sniff.

  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 5.  I don’t care about either.  I want to know when mango is being released and what new Mango devices are coming.

    • Eric Bodrero

      ditto

    • James Devenberg

      Me too!  I just wish the Focus S was coming to T-Mobile cause the Radar is weak compared to the Focus S and the Titan that AT&T are getting!

    • James Devenberg

      Me too!  I just wish the Focus S was coming to T-Mobile cause the Radar is weak compared to the Focus S and the Titan that AT&T are getting!

    • James Devenberg

      Me too!  I just wish the Focus S was coming to T-Mobile cause the Radar is weak compared to the Focus S and the Titan that AT&T are getting!

  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 5.  I don’t care about either.  I want to know when mango is being released and what new Mango devices are coming.

  • TMoFan

    T-Mobile will be the odd one out if Sprint does get the iPhone and it would be yet another opportunity lost for T-Mobile. I’m not an iPhone fanboy but I know a lot of people are waiting for it and it would bring in some people and that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • TonyEff

    5 thumbs down T-Mobile.  How could you let us down like that?  I stuck with you in hopes you were getting this.  Now I have no incentive to stay. 

  • Lol, so let me get this straight. TMO not only is getting a watered down version of the GSII, theyre also not getting the iPhone 5? 

    Crank dat ‘Early Termination Fee’. Im headed to Sprizint. 

    • AwfulNEWS

      Would never go to a CDMA provider like Sprint but yes I agree this news sucks.  Ruined my morning.  Damn you T-Mobile.  

    • Tbyrne

      Sprint on down there Trill. I’m sure Dan Hesse’s got a money bag with your name on it just wait’n for ya!!!!!

    • Tbyrne

      Sprint on down there Trill. I’m sure Dan Hesse’s got a money bag with your name on it just wait’n for ya!!!!!

    • Tbyrne

      Sprint on down there Trill. I’m sure Dan Hesse’s got a money bag with your name on it just wait’n for ya!!!!!

  • socialnetworkgirl

    Everyone needs to go to T-Mobile’s Twitter and Facebook pages and let them know they failed us yet again.  

  • James Devenberg

    I have to say, if Sprint gets the iPhone and T-Mobile doesn’t, its one more nail in the coffin.  I personally don’t want an iPhone, but it is the singel most desired phone on the market.  iOS may not have the market share that Android does, but no one Android phone is as prolifically owned/desired as the iPhone is.  AT&T is GSM and not all that much more spendy than T-Mobile these days (it would actually be CHEAPER than T-Mobile for my wife and I, since we’d need less minutes since you get unlimited cellular to cellular regardless of carrier on AT&T), and Sprint is a bonafied budget carrier, just like T-Mobile.  I know that if the iPhone had been available on Sprint and Verizon when I signed up with T-Mobile, we wouldn’t be on T-Mobile since my wife wants the iPhone but we didn’t want AT&T at the time.  

    • Anonymous

      iPhone releases 1 phone every year (I think they have 4 (iPhone 1, 3g, 3gs, 4)… comparing to Android, which release acouple of phones every quarter. Of course Android is going gain more market share because they offer alot of varieties & cheap/free phones. What happen if Android follows Apple foot steps and just releases ONLY the Nexus line to all provider? Would they remain in the place they are now?

    • Anonymous

      Er what exactly are you basing this on. Tmobile is inexpensive. I pay 180 a month for 5 phones

    • jacoB

      Ru sure ATT gives unlimited mobile to mobile to any carrier?  I just checked their website and did a live chat and they said they only offer unlimited mobile to mobile to other ATT customers – not to ANY cell phone

      • They do not offer it to other companies, just their own subscriber base.

        • guest1

          I’ve seen the commercials on television. If you purchase the unlimited text package, you get free calling to any mobile.

        • Chillin

          I guess I will reply without a link, but yes they do and it is included with unlimited text. Check out there website.

        • Chillin

          I guess I will reply without a link, but yes they do and it is included with unlimited text. Check out there website.

        • Chillin

          I guess I will reply without a link, but yes they do and it is included with unlimited text. Check out there website.

    • You can always buy yourself an unlocked iPhone and use it on T-Mobile…

    • You can always buy yourself an unlocked iPhone and use it on T-Mobile…

    • You can always buy yourself an unlocked iPhone and use it on T-Mobile…

  • Anonymous

    I think those that really really wanted the iphone have switched to AT&T or VZW for it long time ago, there is also a number of those who brought iphones onto the T-Mobile network.

    The rest of the folks still waiting for the iphone on T-Mobile deserve to have their suffering brought to an end, once and for all. T-Mobile and Apple, or either one of them need to man up and say yes or no, otherwise the rumors will never stop and this crap will stop clogging the newsfeed.

    • Dpro

      It’s up to T Mobile, Apple has already said almost a year ago that there was no longer any exclusivity in the U.S. Which basically means any carrier who wants to buy an Iphone compatible for their Network can. Its on the carrier not Apple. Plus Apple is indeed making a Pentaband Iphone. So again its up to the carrier not Apple. This is on T Mobile USA and not on Apple.

  • Anonymous

    I think those that really really wanted the iphone have switched to AT&T or VZW for it long time ago, there is also a number of those who brought iphones onto the T-Mobile network.

    The rest of the folks still waiting for the iphone on T-Mobile deserve to have their suffering brought to an end, once and for all. T-Mobile and Apple, or either one of them need to man up and say yes or no, otherwise the rumors will never stop and this crap will stop clogging the newsfeed.

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  • Guest

    this is very disappointing and i may finally give in and move over to the other carrier even though i love tmo.

    • Tbyrne

      You all have been suckered into the iphone koolaid! The iphone is a great phone but so are many of the Android phones too! Get the phone you want, where you want, then be content. For some people it’s more about the $avings!

  • Anonymous

    I am not going to get mad, until Apple announces the next gen iPhone 5. When they mention the US carriers, and if T-Mobile is not one of the launch carriers whether it be an iPhone 4S, or whatever is the next one, then will I get mad.

    Won’t know who to blame. Apple, T-Mobile USA.

    • Anonymous

      Definitely not apples fault if tmo doesn’t get the iphone…

    • Anonymous

      Definitely not apples fault if tmo doesn’t get the iphone…

    • Anonymous

      Definitely not apples fault if tmo doesn’t get the iphone…

      • Jays_on

        Totally disagree, If apple offered tmo the opportunity to carry the iphone with no strings attached, they would take it in a heartbeat.

      • Jays_on

        Totally disagree, If apple offered tmo the opportunity to carry the iphone with no strings attached, they would take it in a heartbeat.

        • Anonymous

          If apple offers tmo the iphone with conditions its tmos decision to accept or reject that offer. Apple doesn’t decide if tmo gets the iphone….tmo does. I do agree with u that if there weren’t any strings attached, it would’ve been a done deal…..bottomline though sprint, att and vzw have all bought into the iphone….imho, tmo is not in the position to decline carrying the single most popular smartphone. Well see how this all works out over the next several months

        • Anonymous

          If apple offers tmo the iphone with conditions its tmos decision to accept or reject that offer. Apple doesn’t decide if tmo gets the iphone….tmo does. I do agree with u that if there weren’t any strings attached, it would’ve been a done deal…..bottomline though sprint, att and vzw have all bought into the iphone….imho, tmo is not in the position to decline carrying the single most popular smartphone. Well see how this all works out over the next several months

        • Dpro

          Actually T Mobile not having the Iphone is completely on T Mobile. Apple offered the Iphone to T Mobile first. How do I know this? I know someone who works in corporate and he told me about it. Apple came to T Mobile and T Mobile was to cheap to play ball. This is just more typical crap of DT  and their unwillingness to put a decent investment in T Mobile USA. Which is exactly why we are at the juncture we are today.
          Had DT been actually willing to put the time and effort and proper management into T Mobile USA they would not have gotten disgusted and decided to divest of it.
          People need to realize DT is just as bad as AT&T cough cough err SBC! They did not put the customers interests completely at heart. They did not aggressively pursue the U.S. market properly. They ignored the game changer that would have made them bigger and the #2 carrier in the country.
          Now before any Android fanboy’s go on a I hate Apple I hate the Iphone period rampage, fact is it would have been a major win for T Mobile USA.
          If they are still dumb enough to not realize this well then sell them to someone smarter not AT&T cough cough err SBC!

        • Dpro

          Actually T Mobile not having the Iphone is completely on T Mobile. Apple offered the Iphone to T Mobile first. How do I know this? I know someone who works in corporate and he told me about it. Apple came to T Mobile and T Mobile was to cheap to play ball. This is just more typical crap of DT  and their unwillingness to put a decent investment in T Mobile USA. Which is exactly why we are at the juncture we are today.
          Had DT been actually willing to put the time and effort and proper management into T Mobile USA they would not have gotten disgusted and decided to divest of it.
          People need to realize DT is just as bad as AT&T cough cough err SBC! They did not put the customers interests completely at heart. They did not aggressively pursue the U.S. market properly. They ignored the game changer that would have made them bigger and the #2 carrier in the country.
          Now before any Android fanboy’s go on a I hate Apple I hate the Iphone period rampage, fact is it would have been a major win for T Mobile USA.
          If they are still dumb enough to not realize this well then sell them to someone smarter not AT&T cough cough err SBC!

        • Tbyrne

          You sure cough alot! Must be the AT&T virus going around.

        • Dpro

          Actually T Mobile not having the Iphone is completely on T Mobile. Apple offered the Iphone to T Mobile first. How do I know this? I know someone who works in corporate and he told me about it. Apple came to T Mobile and T Mobile was to cheap to play ball. This is just more typical crap of DT  and their unwillingness to put a decent investment in T Mobile USA. Which is exactly why we are at the juncture we are today.
          Had DT been actually willing to put the time and effort and proper management into T Mobile USA they would not have gotten disgusted and decided to divest of it.
          People need to realize DT is just as bad as AT&T cough cough err SBC! They did not put the customers interests completely at heart. They did not aggressively pursue the U.S. market properly. They ignored the game changer that would have made them bigger and the #2 carrier in the country.
          Now before any Android fanboy’s go on a I hate Apple I hate the Iphone period rampage, fact is it would have been a major win for T Mobile USA.
          If they are still dumb enough to not realize this well then sell them to someone smarter not AT&T cough cough err SBC!

      • Anonymous

        If Apple doesn’t put AWS 3G in the phone, it is Apple’s fault. T-Mobile isn’t the only carrier using AWS for 3G/4G.

        Heck, if MetroPCS had deep enough pockets, they could also entice Apple to sign them for the iPhone.

        Plus, if the rumors about the next iPhone being a true GSM/HSPA+/CDMA/HSPA+ world phone, then there is no way Apple could diss T-Mobile, since MetroPCS uses AWS for their LTE network.

        • Anonymous

          You make a good point about AWS. I mean if the phone isn’t designed with TMO’s highspeed data in mind, what’s the point right?  At the same time, Apple isn’t going to mass produce AWS only capable iphones in the hopes they can strike a deal with T-Mobile.  I would think the process would go the other way around…..T-Mobile & Apple comes to terms, then Apple would mass produce a compatible version.  It would be nice if Apple’s next IPhone was compatible with all those network technologies you mentioned.  I would think that would be cheaper for them (as opposed to making different versions)….

  • This sucks

    i was thinking of switching over to Tmobile after the launch of the iPhone 4/iPhone 5 on their network. But looks like I’m headed over to Sprint now.

    • Jays_on

      I know a LOT of people that were planning the same thing as you. It really doesn’t make any sense what tmo and apple are doing. millions of people want it, why after 5 years can’t they make this happen!!!!???

      • Littlesis1774

        It not Apple fault. It T-mobile

    • Tbyrne

      Dan Hesse’s plan is already working. Heh, Heh Heh.

    • Tbyrne

      Dan Hesse’s plan is already working. Heh, Heh Heh.

  • jacoB

    I was holding out hope that I could stay with Tmob after all these years and still get the iphone5.  Guess I have to look at ATT/Verizon/Sprint now

    • Tbyrne

      Yeah I know. While you’re looking at AT&T/Verizon/Sprint, keep an eye on your bank account, because it’s going to start dwindling down at a faster pace.

    • Tbyrne

      Yeah I know. While you’re looking at AT&T/Verizon/Sprint, keep an eye on your bank account, because it’s going to start dwindling down at a faster pace.

      • jacoB

        actually in some circumstances, esp if you are into unlimited data, it will be cheaper …but if you can’t get the phone you want (and everyone you know has),t hen it doesn’t really matter.  If you’re going on price, you’d get MetroPcs or Boost

      • jacoB

        actually in some circumstances, esp if you are into unlimited data, it will be cheaper …but if you can’t get the phone you want (and everyone you know has),t hen it doesn’t really matter.  If you’re going on price, you’d get MetroPcs or Boost

      • jacoB

        actually in some circumstances, esp if you are into unlimited data, it will be cheaper …but if you can’t get the phone you want (and everyone you know has),t hen it doesn’t really matter.  If you’re going on price, you’d get MetroPcs or Boost

  • I guess they want it to be an AT&T merger phone. Oh well.

  • Bill

    All of T-Mobile customers will be allowed to get the iPhone once the merger with AT&T is complete.  Please contact the Dept of Justice and say you want them to stop blocking access to the iPhone.  You will not get it on T-Mobile in any other way. 

    • opiapr

      Rather not have an iphone than support this merge.

    • opiapr

      Rather not have an iphone than support this merge.

  • Manusferrera

    can we stop talking about iphone tmobile rumors. unless Steve Jobs is holding one himself we are not getting one. its getting old.

    • Jays_on

      You’re getting old.

    • Jays_on

      You’re getting old.

  • Anonymous

    Tmo might not be getting it because apple might not have wanted to make it pentaband.  Who knows.

  • Mike

    T-Mobile is such a stupid company.

    • Tbyrne

      Then I guess you’re just wasting your time posting here. Bye!

    • Tbyrne

      Then I guess you’re just wasting your time posting here. Bye!

  • For those who want an iPhone with T-Mobile, the solution is simple… Buy yourself an unlocked iPhone directly from Apple’s store. Apple now sells the iPhone OFFICIALLY unlocked. Problem solved! :)

    • Jays_on

      It won’t run on tmobiles 3g network. Stuck on edge.

      • There’s always wifi, and you at least get to keep your current lower rate plans compared to AT&T and Verizon.

      • There’s always wifi, and you at least get to keep your current lower rate plans compared to AT&T and Verizon.

        • Nearmsp

          I would prefer to go to a wireless company where I can run it at the max available speed not pay FULL price AND get slower speeds!

        • Littlesis1774

          DUDE not everyone wants just the wifi. T-mobile is screw no matter what they do now. Samsung Galaxy ll phone won’t save it because over half of their costumers been demanding the iphone since 2007. Sprint right now is probably in a meeting thinking of ways to get T-mobile costumers to their company.

        • Tbyrne

          Yeah! I can almost hear them in the meeting now. “Attention, Attention!Come to order! The Grand Wizard  Dan Hesse will now speak.” “Good day my minions. Today we will craft a plan to steal T-Mobile’s customers and assimilate them into our company. For starters, we’ll tell them how much faster and better our network is. Then we’ll tell them how much more $$$ they’re going to have to shell out to join us. And just when they think they made out, BOOM! They’ll open their new sprint phone bill and SURPRISE! HA! HA! HA! HA! Meeting adjurned.”

        • Tbyrne

          Yeah! I can almost hear them in the meeting now. “Attention, Attention!Come to order! The Grand Wizard  Dan Hesse will now speak.” “Good day my minions. Today we will craft a plan to steal T-Mobile’s customers and assimilate them into our company. For starters, we’ll tell them how much faster and better our network is. Then we’ll tell them how much more $$$ they’re going to have to shell out to join us. And just when they think they made out, BOOM! They’ll open their new sprint phone bill and SURPRISE! HA! HA! HA! HA! Meeting adjurned.”

      • There’s always wifi, and you at least get to keep your current lower rate plans compared to AT&T and Verizon.

      • There’s always wifi, and you at least get to keep your current lower rate plans compared to AT&T and Verizon.

  • Hass

    Fact of the matter is, T-Mobile WILL GET the iPhone. Maybe not at the iPhone5 launch, but they will get it within 6 months of it’s launch. In order for Apple to compete with the likes of Blackberry & Android–both of which have handsets on all 4 major carriers, they MUST be available to all potential customers & networks. Regardless of weather the AT&T merger happens or not, Apple operates based on the marketplace as it stands when it makes it’s decisions, not on what potentially might or might not happen. Bottom line, it’s not a matter of if, it’s merely a matter of when. Anyone that thinks that Apple is oblivious to the 1 million plus iPhone users on T-Mobile is delusional-they see a minimum of one million potential sales to customers who want 4G on their iPhones and will dump that unlocked iPhone in favor of one that they can update & get true 3g/4g speeds instead of being stuck on Edge. 

  • Hass

    Fact of the matter is, T-Mobile WILL GET the iPhone. Maybe not at the iPhone5 launch, but they will get it within 6 months of it’s launch. In order for Apple to compete with the likes of Blackberry & Android–both of which have handsets on all 4 major carriers, they MUST be available to all potential customers & networks. Regardless of weather the AT&T merger happens or not, Apple operates based on the marketplace as it stands when it makes it’s decisions, not on what potentially might or might not happen. Bottom line, it’s not a matter of if, it’s merely a matter of when. Anyone that thinks that Apple is oblivious to the 1 million plus iPhone users on T-Mobile is delusional-they see a minimum of one million potential sales to customers who want 4G on their iPhones and will dump that unlocked iPhone in favor of one that they can update & get true 3g/4g speeds instead of being stuck on Edge. 

    • Anonymous

      T-Mobile has the lowest smartphone penetration on their network out of the Big 4. Combine that with the fact that they also have the lowest amount of subscribers (thus the lowest amount of smartphones on their network), I’m sure Apple can compete easily against Android and BlackBerry without having a T-Mobile compatible iPhone.

      Technically, every customer on T-Mobile is a “potential iPhone customer;” however, not everyone on T-Mobile is going to buy one, thus we can easily assume that not every iPhone customer on T-Mobile is going to buy an iPhone 5 if it released. So Apple doesn’t have one million sales lined up if the iPhone 5 launched on T-Mobile, especially on T-Mobile where low-income subscribers are higher vs. the other carriers (as shown by their low smartphone penetration).

      We also should look at production of the iPhone 5. Since T-Mobile has the worst smartphone penetration and lowest subscriber count out of the Big 4, Apple might have decided it wasn’t worth their time now to increase expenses to increase iPhone 5 production (or reduce production elsewhere) for T-Mobile. That’s probably why they said they wouldn’t receive it this year. Apple can introduce the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile next year when the demand has gone down.

      • GoodAsGone

        All this penetration talk is making me lose my train of thought

        • trueblu8

          LOL!

    • Kourage2

      It’s not happening. Give up hope lol.

    • Kourage2

      It’s not happening. Give up hope lol.

  • Daghost

    Smh, come on guys! You already knew apple was not going to launch a device on a network that may not exist in a year. Thats not how apple rolls and i cant blame them. Also, can you imagine at$t replacing millions of iphones because its not fully compatible with their network after the acquisition? NO!

  • Daghost

    Smh, come on guys! You already knew apple was not going to launch a device on a network that may not exist in a year. Thats not how apple rolls and i cant blame them. Also, can you imagine at$t replacing millions of iphones because its not fully compatible with their network after the acquisition? NO!

  • Daghost

    Smh, come on guys! You already knew apple was not going to launch a device on a network that may not exist in a year. Thats not how apple rolls and i cant blame them. Also, can you imagine at$t replacing millions of iphones because its not fully compatible with their network after the acquisition? NO!

  • Tonymdareaper

    Why would anyone want an iPhone? Really? Androind only.

    • Jbrooks489

      what a joke

    • fsured

      There are people who enjoy both devices.  I know people who have android phones and use their Ipod touches all the time.

    • GoodAsGone

      Damn that Android auto-correct.  Never works.  HaHa

  • Bimmerz

    This would be a real shame, if the iPhone weren’t coming to T-Mobile. Not because I want one, but from a business stand point. 

    However, I think there’s still a strong possibility that we’ll get iPhone 4S (I keep reading that there’s 2 versions of the upcoming iPhone), if nothing else, just based on this article alone:http://www.tmonews.com/2011/04/apple-testing-iphone-4-for-t-mobile-usa/Also here’s a thought; what if within the contract between AT&T-Mobile, AT&T put a clause in there that prohibits T-Mobile from getting the iPhone during this time of awaiting acquisition approval? After all, if the deal were to go through – AT&T would want as many people as it can get on their contract plans. What better way to lure people off T-Mobile’s existing plans, or to keep T-Mo customer’s from jumping ship – than to offer them a special on the iPhone (IF the acquisition were to happen, that is). Just a thought…

  • derek 21

    wow i’m disappointed not really about the iphone but the fact our leaders have been hinting at this for months just to drop this bomb getting us to tell cust false dreams smh

  • derek 21

    wow i’m disappointed not really about the iphone but the fact our leaders have been hinting at this for months just to drop this bomb getting us to tell cust false dreams smh

  • derek 21

    wow i’m disappointed not really about the iphone but the fact our leaders have been hinting at this for months just to drop this bomb getting us to tell cust false dreams smh

  • Anonymous

    It makes absolutely no sense for tmo not to carry the iphone! So what if apple wants u to order x amount! You’ll sell each one of them! So what if apple mandates a higher minimum rate plan for its device! The iphone will still sell and if ppl want cheaper options, they can still go with any android on a cheaper plan. Not rocket science!

  • derek 21

    i also read it was not said in the transcript it was a note that was obviously put it in by somebody i just can’t fathom it would have been a major email or something so reps wouldn’t be telling folks about the iphone 5 , and no it wouldn’t be a ploy to renew cust you can’t renew some1s contract on the idea tmo getting an iphone next month because if they never wound up getting it , the cust would leave

  • derek 21

    i also read it was not said in the transcript it was a note that was obviously put it in by somebody i just can’t fathom it would have been a major email or something so reps wouldn’t be telling folks about the iphone 5 , and no it wouldn’t be a ploy to renew cust you can’t renew some1s contract on the idea tmo getting an iphone next month because if they never wound up getting it , the cust would leave

  • Anonymous

    i don’t think they’re getting the iphone at all.  At least that’s how i read the statement.

    If you’re talking about next year, then the sale to AT&T happens and they will obviously get the iphone at that time.

  • POd

    T-Mobile deserves to be assimilated into AT&T.  

    Better yet this is probably the plan all along.  Make T-Mobile as unattractive as possible to guarantee an approval. 

    I’ve been a loyal customer for 8 years.  This still pisses me off.  I’ve been off contract waiting for this phone so I could finally renew and sign new agreements.  

    • Tbyrne

      Again. It’s been less about the phone’s and more about having the lowest costs to the consumers in the industry. Although I would say that T-Mobile’s been coming out with some great phones in recent history!

  • Johntho21

    So I’m taking it that T-Mobile is just going to ignore the fact that they have over a million iPhoners on the their network, that there is an very high demand for this phone on there network…. But I guess continuing to promote those Android phones that’s been in stock for months that no one is really buying is a good thing…… Oh wait thats why DT is trying to sell off the USA branch….. Great Job TMO… Making your customers very proud!!!

    • Tony in Miami

      Well I am tired of this company, that as you said has over one million unlocked iphone on their network, they could care less, if the i phone comes or not, all they want is that stinking money from at&t. Well Sprint or Verizon Here I come. Forget T Mobile, They have proven to me that they could give a damn, but, they are sticking android every chance they can get…….

      • stoneyjonez

        You are an idiot, clearly. You really think T-mobile doesn’t want to carry the iPhone? They have wanted to carry it for years, it’s because of Apple that they can’t.

        • Bratty

          1. No need to call anyone names.
          2. You are incorrect that the decision is Apple’s. Look up history on the iPhone before calling someone an idiot. Not polite.

        • Bratty

          1. No need to call anyone names.
          2. You are incorrect that the decision is Apple’s. Look up history on the iPhone before calling someone an idiot. Not polite.

        • Bratty

          1. No need to call anyone names.
          2. You are incorrect that the decision is Apple’s. Look up history on the iPhone before calling someone an idiot. Not polite.

        • Rayfinn

          As for Apple – you are correct Apple- from what is known, is for very careful / strict with their contractual demands, but who knows they might become more lenient with all the competition from  ANDROID    producers. 
          One thing Tmo has done is not provide its customers with product release dates and specs”   When its NO secret they are releasing a new device with NO HONEST SPECS, “its almost like they want customers to leave …” 
          I’m not selling Sprint, but, They stated what the device was and what the SPECS WHERE  and launched it ! 
          Its what very few companies don’t do  anymore -> that is TALK STRAIGHT and TRUTHFUL … even if their product is crap or superior.  

        • Tbyrne

          It’s not so much he’s an idiot, It’s that he doesn’t get what T-Mobile’s always been about. Offering the lowest priced plans in the industry. If that remains to be, we’ll have to wait and see.

  • AppleSauce

    You’re forgetting that if the iPhone works on AT&T, it will work on T-Mobile one way or another… even if people want to end up using a 5th generation device on a 2.5G network.

  • Anonymous

    SPinning spinning spinning around the bowl if ineptitude and irrelevance. T-Mo never has been one to go for the must have phone, and ever since the sidekick lost it’s appeal and it’s outage issues a few years ago the first of it’s kind phone, G1 for android, have been very dull.  Compared to say a droid. But again it really all goes to marketing and tmo does not do marketing in the US. Never has and now it never will……

  • Wirelessguru81

    Deutsche Telekom Wants out of cell phone business completly….. They could care less if T-mobile USa gets the Iphone. All they want is to sell there comapny and be done with it. There will be no investments of the Iphone of any kind until T-mobile USA is purchased. Sprint Blows but if they get the Iphone I am so done with T-mobile. They dont care about the customers like they use to . I am been with them since Voice stream days. And now they just decide to change billing dates without notice. Lame

  • Slpope99

    If t-mobile does not get the iPhone before my contract is up I am going to Sprint.

    • Tbyrne

      Say hello to Dan Hesse for me. I heard he’d love to have more of your hard earned $$$$$!

    • Tbyrne

      Say hello to Dan Hesse for me. I heard he’d love to have more of your hard earned $$$$$!

  • Craigers

    I certainly hope this was a comment added, and not in the actual transcript as some have stated. I’ve been with T-Mobile for a long time. I love T-Mobile and enjoy my MyTouch phones, but I’ve made up my mind, my new phone will be an iPhone 5, on T-Mobile or not.

  • Craigers

    I certainly hope this was a comment added, and not in the actual transcript as some have stated. I’ve been with T-Mobile for a long time. I love T-Mobile and enjoy my MyTouch phones, but I’ve made up my mind, my new phone will be an iPhone 5, on T-Mobile or not.

  • 007

     i told you so…. no iphone…

  • 007

     i told you so…. no iphone…

  • 007

     i told you so…. no iphone…

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if AT&T had covered their backs this way. It is very likely they have.

  • Jimpoop

    “This year” is the part of the sentence that is the key. Tmo won’t have any iPhones in 2011. Expect it next year 100%.

    • Nearmsp

      … when it becomes a part of AT&T!

  • Just saying….

    The phrase “note: “We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year,” Brodman said”” does not exist as represented in the above in the article. Verified by a TMO employee who can see the article.

    • Just saying….

      As a matter of fact that paragraph ends with the words “….two new smartphones.” and then begins with the next paragraph starting with “Here’s a brief look…..”

      • tmotech

        I checked the article both yesterday and earlier this morning, and the note did exist. Article was probably altered after the leak.

      • tmotech

        I checked the article both yesterday and earlier this morning, and the note did exist. Article was probably altered after the leak.

  • Just saying….

    The phrase “note: “We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year,” Brodman said”” does not exist as represented in the above in the article. Verified by a TMO employee who can see the article.

  • ivan

    iphone 6 next december

    • heared news that the apple guy who lost his iphone 5 at a bar  over a month ago will get his iphone 6 in JAN 2011

    • heared news that the apple guy who lost his iphone 5 at a bar  over a month ago will get his iphone 6 in JAN 2011

      • Chillin

        12?

      • Chillin

        12?

      • Tbyrne

        Heard!

  • Plankton

    Fools! This is an altered article. Note: C’mon, my minions. TMO would not let Dave down. Imagine him having to shell out all that Robert Dinero for an iphone 5 only to work at Edge speeds.

    Charlie, why have you forsaken me?

  • Plankton

    Fools! This is an altered article. Note: C’mon, my minions. TMO would not let Dave down. Imagine him having to shell out all that Robert Dinero for an iphone 5 only to work at Edge speeds.

    Charlie, why have you forsaken me?

    • Tbyrne

      IALMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tbyrne

      IALMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tbyrne

      IALMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wait is over T-Mobile, been waiting all these years buying unlocked iphones with the hope you would step up to the plate and offer us this phone. Well not anymore, going to Verizon the second they start offerring the next iphone. done dealind with EDGE just because I love the phone.

    • Tbyrne

      Go ahead. We’ll stay here and defend our beloved T-Mobile. Such love over an overated phone? To each his own!

      • Littlesis1774

        You guys do realize that if customers do leave T-Mobile then 4g spectrum is trouble right? If alot of customers leave T-mobile then your beloved T-Mobile is in trouble. Only thing Sprint or Verizon will have to do is lower prices and stop overcharges.  Sprint and Verizon are both smart companies they know that the T-mobile customers want the iphone and they both have it. Sprint will lure the T-mobile customers away with promises of unlimited data, text, voice and minutes and the iphone. Sprint is smart and that why they have the iphone.

      • Tbyrne wishes he had an iPhone

        haters keep on hating. Makes me laugh at the fact people try to convince themselfs there is another phone out there thats better all around. NOT!

        • tbyrne

          In other posts of mine I comment that the iPhone is a great phone, as well as many Android phones out there. Get your facts straight buddy boy! You no doubt hate T-Mobile. Am I correct?

        • Tbyrne whishes he had a life

          Well if you look at my earlier post you would see that I like T-Mobile Partna, so my facts are sraight. Get a clue.

      • trueblu8

        Agreed. I don’t understand what all the hype about the iPhone is. Samsung Galaxy S3 is just fine.

    • have fun trying to make a call and use data, oh wait, you cant with vz :)

    • have fun trying to make a call and use data, oh wait, you cant with vz :)

    • have fun trying to make a call and use data, oh wait, you cant with vz :)

    • Jcj1

      Apple is the main cause of no iPhone on T-Mobile as THEY have not made an iPhone compatible with T-Mobile’s 1700 MHz 3G/4G network. So why lame T-Mobile, they do not make the devices, they just sell them.

  • Aleale

    Can’t wait for all the fools leaving tmobile just because of the iphone. Go for it, more 4g spectrum for me instead of slow data like AT&T since so many people are on it. I am bummed that iphone5 isnt coming to tmobile (was thinking of leaving my g2 for it) but theres nothing we can do about it. Life moves on.

    • Anonymous

      Or just buy an iPhone.

    • Littlesis1774

      You don’t get it do you? If T-Mobile is losing customers then it is because of the iphone.  T-mobile already stated many of times that lack of the iphone is hurting them and over million customers are iphone users on edge. T-mobile is down the drain if Sprint gets it.  Sprint right now is happy as I don’t know what because they know that T-mobile is going switch.

  • Aleale

    Can’t wait for all the fools leaving tmobile just because of the iphone. Go for it, more 4g spectrum for me instead of slow data like AT&T since so many people are on it. I am bummed that iphone5 isnt coming to tmobile (was thinking of leaving my g2 for it) but theres nothing we can do about it. Life moves on.

  • Littlesis1774

    Well now I am just counting down the days until my contract expires. T-mobile is going to have do massive PR now in order to save their all hands day.  Hey Sprint or Verizon you got a new customer once my contract expires

    • Anonymous

      Same here.

      I’m really tired of my phone (MyTouch 4g) being a brick at work because I cant put a proxy in to use the wireless service and the cell signal is all but non-existant.

      I’ve been with TMo since it was Omnipoint in 1996, but when my contract expires, I’ll be switching most likely to Verizon and getting an iPhone. Yes, it will cost more, but not all that much with the employer discount I get, and it will be worth it for a much better cell signal, and as far as I’m concerned, handset.

      • Just saying….

        download Google’s Gesture Search app, and use it to search on “Proxy” – it will find the Proxy settings for you.

  • Littlesis1774

    Well now I am just counting down the days until my contract expires. T-mobile is going to have do massive PR now in order to save their all hands day.  Hey Sprint or Verizon you got a new customer once my contract expires

  • I don’t think if T-Mobile were getting any iPhone this year they would be letting such statements out. Rather, I think they would be leaking hints that they will be getting it, like those that have been surfacing about/from Sprint, to slow the flow of customers who are abandoning them. This is disappointing. I have no problem with T-Mobile and was really hoping for them to get the iPhone so I don’t have to go through the hassle and expense of switching carriers, but I just can’t hang onto these little hopes any longer.

    • Jcj1

      They didn’t let this statement out, someone snuck it out that was not supposed to and no one knows how accurate it is

    • Jcj1

      They didn’t let this statement out, someone snuck it out that was not supposed to and no one knows how accurate it is

  • Enoel69

    Tmo was slated to get the iPhone when it launches next month..i can only see one reason why that might not happen by the end of the year. Fingers pointed at those who are trying to downgrade the image of Tmo as a legitimate competitor, making it seem as if Tmo will not be a viable carrier on its own so as to justify the buy out. Cuz in my view if the iPhone 5 comes to Tmo this October there will be an influx of customers from other carriers who want the device and may even draw a huge slice from Att. I see a scenario where attempts were made to delay the arrival of the device until the buy out talks are concluded. My crytal ball tells me… NO DEAL…so u might as well let the iPhone 5 make a home on Magenta for those who desire it. I just want my sweet tooth tickled by some ICS tasty treat..served over some shiny new NEXUS on Magenta.

  • Enoel69

    Tmo was slated to get the iPhone when it launches next month..i can only see one reason why that might not happen by the end of the year. Fingers pointed at those who are trying to downgrade the image of Tmo as a legitimate competitor, making it seem as if Tmo will not be a viable carrier on its own so as to justify the buy out. Cuz in my view if the iPhone 5 comes to Tmo this October there will be an influx of customers from other carriers who want the device and may even draw a huge slice from Att. I see a scenario where attempts were made to delay the arrival of the device until the buy out talks are concluded. My crytal ball tells me… NO DEAL…so u might as well let the iPhone 5 make a home on Magenta for those who desire it. I just want my sweet tooth tickled by some ICS tasty treat..served over some shiny new NEXUS on Magenta.

  • Anonymous

    Look at all these crying iSheep! LMAO. This made my day!

    • Littlesis1774

      If T-Mobile goes out of business then you will probably sucking up to Sprint, Verizon or AT&T. There A LOT of people planning on leaving due to lack of iphone

      • Leckets

        Your logic is really stupid.  

    • Frank

      So what exactly is good about T-Mobile not getting the iPhone?

      Are you happy that more people will be leaving T-Mobile, putting it in an even more precarious position financially?

      Does it make your phone work better?  It’s fine if you don’t like the iPhone. It’s not for everyone, and believe it or not, Apple doesn’t care if you don’t like it.

      If things keep going the way they appear to be headed and T-Mo eventually goes bye-bye, I’ll be willing to bet you’ll be here bitching about losing your carrier, and not cheering “At least we never got that iPhone!” 

    • Frank

      So what exactly is good about T-Mobile not getting the iPhone?

      Are you happy that more people will be leaving T-Mobile, putting it in an even more precarious position financially?

      Does it make your phone work better?  It’s fine if you don’t like the iPhone. It’s not for everyone, and believe it or not, Apple doesn’t care if you don’t like it.

      If things keep going the way they appear to be headed and T-Mo eventually goes bye-bye, I’ll be willing to bet you’ll be here bitching about losing your carrier, and not cheering “At least we never got that iPhone!” 

  • Anonymous

    Look at all these crying iSheep! LMAO. This made my day!

  • Anonymous

    Look at all these idiots leaving Tmo for that iDiot phone. Im leaving (well still thinking about it) Tmo because of horrible data speeds in my area of work and home not for a phone. Im waiting for the Nexus Prime/3 or whatever the hell its going to be and if it lands on Verizon only oh well ill just get the next Xperia SE releases

  • SadFan

    T-Mobile disappointed a lot of their loyal subs today.  Such a shame. 

    I don’t care if a WP7 or Android enthusiast hate the iPhone.  People obviously want choices but it’s becoming clear if you want that phone you have to change carriers or wait till AT&T becomes our new big momma. 

    I love the iPhone but using it on EDGE sucks IMHO.

    • Littlesis1774

      I am leaving once my contract is up. I been looking at verizon wireless or Sprint. If T-mobile goes belly up then they got no one to blame but then themselves

    • Jcj1

      What is clear is that Apple has not  made an iPhone that supports T-Mobile’s 1700 Mhz frequency. Until that happens it is pointless to carry it on T-Mobile

  • Just saying….

    Does anyone read the comments below before placing their comments? The screen shot above has been altered – the legit article represented above DOES NOT HAVE THAT QUOTE BY BRODMAN.

    I say relax and just play the waiting game and wait and see what carrier gets the next version(s) of the iPhone and then make the decisions on network/features vs. Android/rate plans…………….

    Bunch of farmers counting chickens before they hatch…….

    • saif?

      agreed

    • They did in fact alter the article after the posting…check the comments on the post from the 19th, they reference the verbiage…I’ve got a screen shot in case they delete those as well. Those are your fellow employee comments, not something I can alter.

  • saif?

    where can i find the legit post …? wheres the source of this story?

  • saif?

    where can i find the legit post …? wheres the source of this story?

    • Ummm…we are the source of this story. Hence the watermark. 

      • saif?

        why are these people saying at the bottom comments that they have read the real email and no where does it say no IPhone 5…As a matter of fact that paragraph ends with the words “….two new smartphones.” and then begins with the next paragraph starting with “Here’s a brief look…..” The phrase “note: “We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year,” Brodman said”” does not exist as represented in the above in the article. Verified by a TMO employee who can see the article…)-jUST SAYING…

    • Ummm…we are the source of this story. Hence the watermark. 

    • Ummm…we are the source of this story. Hence the watermark. 

    • Chillin

      it looks like it is a internal document from t-mobile that was sent to David.

    • Chillin

      it looks like it is a internal document from t-mobile that was sent to David.

    • They did in fact alter the article after the posting…check the comments on the post from the 19th or ask your employee friend, they reference the verbiage…I’ve got a screen shot in case they delete those as well. Those are your fellow employee comments, not something I can alter.

  • saif?

    where can i find the legit post …? wheres the source of this story?

  • Caliborn1

    Fact is how could tmobile possibly acquire and release the iphone 5 at the same price as ATT and VZN when you have talk and data plans that are $30 to $50 per month cheaper at TMO.  Cant happen, 
    You ALWAYS get what you pay for.   My unscientific polling of friends and family(90% do not have TMO) always have better call and data coverage than me.  This is in the NY metro, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area… If TMO really had the data and talk coverage capabilities of a VZN or ATT all over the USA, and got the IP5, people would leave those big companies in droves…ATT, VZN, Sprint wont let it happen.
    The free market wont let it happen either…

  • Caliborn1

    Fact is how could tmobile possibly acquire and release the iphone 5 at the same price as ATT and VZN when you have talk and data plans that are $30 to $50 per month cheaper at TMO.  Cant happen, 
    You ALWAYS get what you pay for.   My unscientific polling of friends and family(90% do not have TMO) always have better call and data coverage than me.  This is in the NY metro, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area… If TMO really had the data and talk coverage capabilities of a VZN or ATT all over the USA, and got the IP5, people would leave those big companies in droves…ATT, VZN, Sprint wont let it happen.
    The free market wont let it happen either…

  • Caliborn1

    Fact is how could tmobile possibly acquire and release the iphone 5 at the same price as ATT and VZN when you have talk and data plans that are $30 to $50 per month cheaper at TMO.  Cant happen, 
    You ALWAYS get what you pay for.   My unscientific polling of friends and family(90% do not have TMO) always have better call and data coverage than me.  This is in the NY metro, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area… If TMO really had the data and talk coverage capabilities of a VZN or ATT all over the USA, and got the IP5, people would leave those big companies in droves…ATT, VZN, Sprint wont let it happen.
    The free market wont let it happen either…

  • Anonymous

    Epic failure on TMO/DT’s part.

    I’m sure management knew there was a possibility the att deal might not go thru, and if their execs didn’t have the foresight to plan ahead and procure an iphone in this situation, this company deserves to burn to the ground.

    If this news is true, they just put their company in an even worse situation for any possible future deals.

  • Anonymous

    Epic failure on TMO/DT’s part.

    I’m sure management knew there was a possibility the att deal might not go thru, and if their execs didn’t have the foresight to plan ahead and procure an iphone in this situation, this company deserves to burn to the ground.

    If this news is true, they just put their company in an even worse situation for any possible future deals.

  • Anonymous

    Epic failure on TMO/DT’s part.

    I’m sure management knew there was a possibility the att deal might not go thru, and if their execs didn’t have the foresight to plan ahead and procure an iphone in this situation, this company deserves to burn to the ground.

    If this news is true, they just put their company in an even worse situation for any possible future deals.

  • Anonymous

    Epic failure on TMO/DT’s part.

    I’m sure management knew there was a possibility the att deal might not go thru, and if their execs didn’t have the foresight to plan ahead and procure an iphone in this situation, this company deserves to burn to the ground.

    If this news is true, they just put their company in an even worse situation for any possible future deals.

  • Rayen321

    I’ve bled magenta for years, and now im done . the reason tmo is in this mess is the crappy management. Thats wont change until the merger or a buyout from another company.

  • Sua Sponte

    I have been a T-Mobile customer since 2003, now I am done with them. No iPhone results in loss of customers. You would figure that if there is almost a million unlocked iPhones (info supplied from the internet) using T-Mobile service, it would be a no brainer to supply the demand and maybe the would pull themselfs out of last place. I guess good luck trying to keep in the race with the other 3 super giants.

    • W3m1975

      HMMM 1 million vs 30+ million other devices….. Oh, and fyi also according to the internet the nokia ovi platform is the most sold/used os in the whole world and blackberry still is king of smart phones in number of users. The I phone is trivial in sales compared to those 2 platforms, they would be smarter to focus on more nokia’s and bb’s.

      • Chatter

        Wrong

      • Chatter

        Wrong

  • Nayyak

    I remember Eric Schmidt said one they were not going to release a Nexus 2.” back then, I knew they would release the Nexus from Samsung but with a different name.”
    If they weren’t really going to release an iPhone, they would’ve just said they are not going to release an iPhone. Period.

  • Nayyak

    I remember Eric Schmidt said one they were not going to release a Nexus 2.” back then, I knew they would release the Nexus from Samsung but with a different name.”
    If they weren’t really going to release an iPhone, they would’ve just said they are not going to release an iPhone. Period.

  • Jv-brown

    The funny part of all this is that T-Mobile is THE carrier for the iPhone in Germany! I almost bought one to bring back but I didn’t get the time to fully check it out.

  • Jrvybezz

    whats so special about the iphone ?

    • Idgaf

      Nothing at all.

    • Richardthegrape

      It uses magic to operate it!

      My friend used it like a magic wand and created Unicorns that ate Android devices for breakfast!

      • Jcj1

        Android and iOS are very similar and both have features that are netter then each other.

        • Richardthegrape

          No no no, Android uses modern technology, not magic. ;)

        • Richardthegrape

          No no no, Android uses modern technology, not magic. ;)

        • Richardthegrape

          No no no, Android uses modern technology, not magic. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Im just going to hope that the iphone 5 is a world phone and just needs to be unlocked for TMO or i’ll just but it anyway!

  • Hey! BGR got a response to this story: http://www.bgr.com/2011/09/20/t-mobile-cmo-we-arent-getting-the-iphone-5/

    “UPDATE: A T-Mobile spokesperson issued the following statement to BGR
    via email on Tuesday evening: “We don’t comment on rumors. We remain
    focused on expanding our portfolio of 4G smartphones. We look forward to
    sharing on Monday, news about our latest and greatest product lineup.”

    What’s getting announced Monday? :o

    • Aleale

       samsung galaxy s2 most likely. Can’t believe there are people still optimistic in getting the iphone5 for tmo lol.

  • Respawn

    Unfortunately, people are sheep. Religion, Politics, and the iPhone all are easy examples of this. And the sheep will rebel and leave despite the fact that the iPhone is not that great. In other words, good-bye to my beloved T-Mobile.

    • tbyrne

      Hold on my brother. There’s still hope. And as long as there’s hope, don’t give up yet. Let’s stand firm in our resolve to stay loyal to our beloved T-Mobile.

    • tbyrne

      Hold on my brother. There’s still hope. And as long as there’s hope, don’t give up yet. Let’s stand firm in our resolve to stay loyal to our beloved T-Mobile.

  • Tingri_dream

    You can play all the word games you want. I’ve been a loyal T-Mobile user for eight years and have waited and waited for them to get the iPhone. I’m done. My loyalty means nothing to them. If they don’t get the iPhone 5 in October, I’m gone from T-Mobile and will join one of the other providers who work to satisfy their customers’ desires. If they do get the iPhone 5 in 2012, good luck. It’ll be with one less customer.

    • Jcj1

      Then obviously you don’t know what loyalty means. You would leave a carrier for a phone? WOW, I am really LOL at that.

      • Littlesis1774

        T-mobile does not want the consumers want.

      • Movie_mike

        That doesn’t seem too far fetched to be honest.  If you wanted a particular brand of TV, i.e. Sony or Samsung, because in YOUR mind, you thought it the best and Best Buy wasn’t able to carry it, you’d probably shop someplace else.  Doesn’t matter if Samsung or Sony were the best or not, that’s just the way it is.  If I had waited for a company to carry a particular brand for 5 years and they still didn’t get it, then my patience would probably wear thin.  I know this probably isn’t T-Mobile’s fault, but that’s beside the point.

      • Kenshanjones

        Lol I agree! That’s not even in the phrase of being loyalty…..

  • Tingri_dream

    You can play all the word games you want. I’ve been a loyal T-Mobile user for eight years and have waited and waited for them to get the iPhone. I’m done. My loyalty means nothing to them. If they don’t get the iPhone 5 in October, I’m gone from T-Mobile and will join one of the other providers who work to satisfy their customers’ desires. If they do get the iPhone 5 in 2012, good luck. It’ll be with one less customer.

  • Tingri_dream

    You can play all the word games you want. I’ve been a loyal T-Mobile user for eight years and have waited and waited for them to get the iPhone. I’m done. My loyalty means nothing to them. If they don’t get the iPhone 5 in October, I’m gone from T-Mobile and will join one of the other providers who work to satisfy their customers’ desires. If they do get the iPhone 5 in 2012, good luck. It’ll be with one less customer.

  • Zerep360

    maybe its a play on words no iphone five but we will get the 4s

  • 034rocco

    Best NEWS I’ve heard all day!! Really!!

    I don’t understand why people actually want a phone (iPhone) that is not even going to have HSPA+ or 4G; what an out-dated piece of hardware already. 
    All those complaining please do leave T-Moble. It’ll be NEXUS PRIME for ME!!

    • Littlesis1774

      Don’t you understand? T-Mobile needs the iphone in order to survived. Like it not the iphone is very popular phone and you have admit that iphone is money grabber

      • 034rocco

        Let’s see….Nope! Maybe a year ago that would have been true. 
        It could be that T-Mobile is already in transitional mode to be swallowed up by AT&T, hence iPhone is already a stocking item.

        • Littlesis1774

          It still true that iphone is popular and none of the android phones could match iphone in sales. T-mobile is screw

        • Goukisan

          first of all the most purchased os in the world at the moment is Android. Sure iPhone sells more than any SINGLE android, but dont forget that with android you have many choices. In the end it is android that is the preferred phone

    • IT Guy

      I’ll repost what I said earlier —-

      As the Android fanboys like to point out, the iPhone isn’t the most advanced phone out there, and it doesn’t have the best specs ever. It is, however, wildly popular. I know a lot of us on these boards are tech geeks, and many are die-hard Android fans trying to squeeze every last bit of power out of phones, and that’s great. You’ve got to understand that’s a small number of people. The vast majority of people would look at you crosseyed if you talked about some of the things you can do with your phone. So if it can’t match a top of the line Android phone, why is the iPhone so popular? Is it brainwashing by Apple’s marketing department? That might be part of it. Is it people wanting to follow the herd? There might be some of that too. More than any of that, they’ve figured out what people care about in a phone. Love it or hate it, Apple’s managed to put in the features that most people want, and they’ve made it easy and (fun?) to use. If you’re hoping to retain customers — or even attract new ones, it’s ridiculous to not want a phone that’s in high demand. Others have said that once all the carriers have the iPhone, it’ll become old news and won’t be in such demand. That’s probably true. Eventually something better and even more popular will come along, but it’s downright crazy to just point at the iPhone and say “I don’t like that phone. We shouldn’t get it, and screw the people who want it!”, or “We might be bleeding customers but at least we don’t offer the iPhone.” 

      • 034rocco

        @31d66b53cab6749391e2741a79016ef2:disqus “Love it or hate it, Apple’s managed to put in the features that most people want” – How do you know what people want? I personally know I don’t want one and many here in my office don’t want an iPhone. Second, leaving out  high speed bandwidth is what people want – BS!! I will use the word – “MOST” people that purchase  premium phones ($600) want the latest in technology and especially internet speed, and I’m analyzing this “out of the box” – bare bones!
          

        • Muhhamid_ali

          Jesus, you are a moron. Sales figues and Sales data back up his argument. One million users on Tmobile using edge should be enough. So your first rebutal is crap. Second, refer to first argument. Your secind rebutal is crap. There is a reason the Iphone is the most popular phone. And yes, most people want this phone. Sales, facts, stats show us this. Take this vs your horribly uninformed opinion, Ill take facts.

  • This is terrible news! How could this be good news? I’m not a ifanboy by any means. I’ll take a rooted droid any day of the week over and iphone. The fact of the matter is that people like the iphone. I know, its absurd, but most people are sheep and will follow apple to the end of time. Hell, they made a ipod with a calling feature and people went nuts. I still don’t understand my friends who have both. I’m getting off topic, but the point is that everyone will have this damn phone but US and thats not good. We are already dropping customers like third period french and to not have something that the other 3 step brothers have is just upsetting. I don’t want to switch to the death star or any other carrier. I like it here and we need this phone………..i can’t believe I just said we need the iphone, but we do.

    • Bratty

      You are limited by your lack of understanding.

    • Bratty

      You are limited by your lack of understanding.

      • Then by all means enlighten me and explain it to me as if a where a 4 year old

        • Goukisan

          maybe if you didnt write like a 4 year old Jon. Reread your last post out loud

        • Goukisan

          maybe if you didnt write like a 4 year old Jon. Reread your last post out loud

        • Meepmeep

          I think he wrote that fine……are you two eyes open or are you wearing your glasses/contacts? He made good sense of the subject and the US is not the U.S. but for us (T-Mobile), love idiots always quick to jump on something. I thin you stated it clearly and to the point Jonathan.

  • Anonymous

    This is bogus. I just pulled up the article in onevoice and that note add in is no where in there just like the guys below posted. You all need to screen your sources better!!

    • tmotech

       It’s not Bogus, Nicky. Take a look at the onevoice comments in the section below and the dates on the comments. They altered the article after this leak. Use your head! :)

      • They did in fact alter the article after the posting…check the comments on the post from the 19th, they reference the verbiage…I’ve got a screen shot in case they delete those as well. Those are your fellow employee comments, not something I can alter. 

        • Anonymous

          Hey david everyone was so pissed when you posted that the Magenta won’t be getting the iphone 5 this year now the new rumor has it that know one is getting the iphone 5 it seems its just going to be the iphone4s

        • Anonymous

          Hey david everyone was so pissed when you posted that the Magenta won’t be getting the iphone 5 this year now the new rumor has it that know one is getting the iphone 5 it seems its just going to be the iphone4s

  • Rob Reder

    I have a hard time understanding why people are threatening to leave T-Mobile for a phone that no one knows anything about. Seem a little hasty? I’m assuming all of the complaining on this web site is hyperbole.

    • Littlesis1774

      well it kinda not since T-mobile customers has already switch to Verizon or AT&T. Both Sprint and T-mobile been losing customers but Sprint is getting the iphone in order to survive. Android fanboys have to admit that iphone is popular phone and T-mobile needs if they want to make until next year. Over one million of their customers are iphone users but they using edge

  • Nearmsp

    AllthingsD just announced that Apple is holding an event on 4th October to announce the new iPhone 5 by the new CEO. Samsung will need to bring their Galaxy S2 well before this for its own sake and also for the sake of T-mobile. Delaying the launch of GS2 will only make people wait to see what the iPhone 5 has to offer. As is generally the case, the last candidate interviewed gets the job!

  • Rob Reder
  • Anthony

    Except for the fact that there was a new slimmer/wider case for an unknown iPhone leaked.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah well the new rumor is that its just going to be the upgraded iphone 4s

    • Anonymous

      Yeah well the new rumor is that its just going to be the upgraded iphone 4s

  • Dan Poff

    Frankly, I am fed up with T-mobile! I’ve been a long time customer with the company. Customer service is some of the best I have encountered. I’ve used Blackberry and Droid with mediocre quality. I’ve been waiting for T-mobile to get it’s act together and offer the iPhone. Yet again we are disappointed and the company seems oblivious to it’s loyal customers who want the best smartphone in the business. Maybe it is time to take my loyalty elsewhere.

    • Bigjohn7187

      seriously. there is not a signle thing that the iphone can do that a droid or a blackberry cannot. NOTHING!

      • Meepmeep

        I agree with bigjohn, the iPhone is a garbage phone, same as the ipod, and their computers. They are made for idiots and retards alike. Personally I had a mp3 player long before the ipod, guess what it also allowed me to put friends music on it without erasing all of my stuff(awesome concept huh). Its all brand crap branding, be a sheep or a cow, whichever you fall into their dan poff, cause the iPhone is garbage, and the apps are horrendously expensive. I don’t feel for the simple minded, see ya over at a crappy service with even worst customer service. ^^

        • Anonymous

          “the iPhone is a garbage phone, same as the ipod, and their computers. They are made for idiots and retards alike.”   Now you’re being ridiculous, better up your meds.

      • Meepmeep

        I agree with bigjohn, the iPhone is a garbage phone, same as the ipod, and their computers. They are made for idiots and retards alike. Personally I had a mp3 player long before the ipod, guess what it also allowed me to put friends music on it without erasing all of my stuff(awesome concept huh). Its all brand crap branding, be a sheep or a cow, whichever you fall into their dan poff, cause the iPhone is garbage, and the apps are horrendously expensive. I don’t feel for the simple minded, see ya over at a crappy service with even worst customer service. ^^

      • Meepmeep

        I agree with bigjohn, the iPhone is a garbage phone, same as the ipod, and their computers. They are made for idiots and retards alike. Personally I had a mp3 player long before the ipod, guess what it also allowed me to put friends music on it without erasing all of my stuff(awesome concept huh). Its all brand crap branding, be a sheep or a cow, whichever you fall into their dan poff, cause the iPhone is garbage, and the apps are horrendously expensive. I don’t feel for the simple minded, see ya over at a crappy service with even worst customer service. ^^

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for that, John, but it’s about free choice. Neither Droid or Blackberry have the depth of available apps that the iPhone has, nor do they have the ability to sync with the apple system as the iPhone has.  

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for that, John, but it’s about free choice. Neither Droid or Blackberry have the depth of available apps that the iPhone has, nor do they have the ability to sync with the apple system as the iPhone has.  

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for that, John, but it’s about free choice. Neither Droid or Blackberry have the depth of available apps that the iPhone has, nor do they have the ability to sync with the apple system as the iPhone has.  

    • Jcj1

      if Apple refuses to allow it to use 1700 Mhz, is there really a point to selling the iPhone? Why don’t people bitch to apple?? If you want a universal iphone petition apple, not tmonews or t-mobile!!

  • Richardmills77

    This is bullshit! It’s time anybody who wants an iPhone should get it. On what ever network!

  • RowanJarl

    Well my contract is up in December with TMO. Off to Verizon for the Iphone5. They can release a quad core phone, but I prefer Iphone to droid, so it’s too bad for Tmobile. 8 year customer says good bye!

  • Fafou Dabou

    Sadly I switched to AT&T for the iPhone and would have been happy to switch back to TMO but I guess I’ll be sticking with the globe for a couple more years…..

  • Hello

    Due to the length of time it takes for a subsidized phone + plan to become profitable for a company it would not make sense for T-Mobile to sell the iPhone with them optimistically seeing the AT&T deal happening relatively quickly.  So it would be safe to say T-Mobile would not be selling the iPhone directly in the short term.  Probably safe to say that if the AT&T deal falls through T-Mo will be scrambling to put a deal in place as quickly as possible.

    The more likely scenario this Fall would be Apple directly offering a universal iPhone which is compatible with the 3G T-Mo data network.  No contract to buy the phone, and you have the choice of networks / plans to use it with.  This solves the issue of expanding to more carriers without needing to put in place a distribution deal with each one (I include the smaller local-market network resellers / carriers in this like Boost or Cricket).

    But the bottom line is this, the short-term is T-Mo’s focus currently and the iPhone would not be profitable enough in the short term due to the subsidies to justify selling it.  If the AT&T deal changes significantly, whether that is the timeframe extending or the deal starting to fall appart, then T-Mo will likely agressively pursue selling a subsidized iPhone. Until then, might I suggest a droid instead?

    • Jcj1

      Apple is never going to do that, they are a proprietary OS and do not plan to change. With all the isheep out there they will not have too

  • Hellogoodbye

    If T-Mobile got the iPhone, AT&T would lose a ton of it’s customers and potential customers anyway… it would run much better on the T-Mobile network, then maybe they wouldn’t be in so much trouble financially. If they do not… they will LOSE customers, many of them. T-Mobile looks down on Sprint as a company but what is funny is that the launch of the iPhone there is going to propel them to new heights. Great that they are so focused on Android and all, Android is a worthy contender but they are not winning the iphone battle. It’s just too well branded. People just want it, and some don’t even know why they want it. P.S. There is no likelihood that the merger will go through. At this point its a toss up in court. T-Mobile will have to figure out a way to continue to stand alone if it does not. Good luck being the only major carrier w/o the iPhone…

    • Anonymous

      If TMO had spent the last year building for the future instead of positioning the senior management for big bonuses the company would be stronger, but they didn’t and they aren’t as a result. I’ve been a customer since 2003, but will not renew my contract with TMO.

  • Hellogoodbye

    If T-Mobile got the iPhone, AT&T would lose a ton of it’s customers and potential customers anyway… it would run much better on the T-Mobile network, then maybe they wouldn’t be in so much trouble financially. If they do not… they will LOSE customers, many of them. T-Mobile looks down on Sprint as a company but what is funny is that the launch of the iPhone there is going to propel them to new heights. Great that they are so focused on Android and all, Android is a worthy contender but they are not winning the iphone battle. It’s just too well branded. People just want it, and some don’t even know why they want it. P.S. There is no likelihood that the merger will go through. At this point its a toss up in court. T-Mobile will have to figure out a way to continue to stand alone if it does not. Good luck being the only major carrier w/o the iPhone…

  • Bigjohn7187

    what is the deal with the iphone? it caters to the lowerst common denominator, it costs a fortune to downlaod applications, its got a tiny screen, a mid range camera at best, and a processor that is completely outdated. I have owned an iphone and was nothing but dissapointed with it. I wanted a super phone and got an optimus with more memory….ooh. i will never understand why we love to pay so much more for something that is not as good in this coutnry.

  • Bigjohn7187

    what is the deal with the iphone? it caters to the lowerst common denominator, it costs a fortune to downlaod applications, its got a tiny screen, a mid range camera at best, and a processor that is completely outdated. I have owned an iphone and was nothing but dissapointed with it. I wanted a super phone and got an optimus with more memory….ooh. i will never understand why we love to pay so much more for something that is not as good in this coutnry.

  • Anonymous

    What if Apple doesnt want Tmobile to carry the iphone. Remember the manufacture can refuse to make and sell a product to any company.

    • GUEST

      Apple did offer to sell it Tmobile, however, Tmobile didn’t want to convert their network to work with the Iphones.

      • jose

        that’s right once they upgrade there network system they can use the iphone which i read in todays paper they are in process of a 4billion dollar network upgrade so it sound good 

      • Jcj1

        why convert your whole network for1 phone?? Why not just include the 1700MHZ frequency in the damn iphone. Apple does not care about fairness, just profits and not changing

        • Apple will include 1700, they’ll be forced to one way or another considering AT&T and Verizon will both utilize their 1700 for LTE capacity. Eventually, AT&T and T-Mobile will be rocking pretty much the same network setup, with the addition of the 700 band for AT&T.

  • Meepmeep

    Apple will not sell the iPhone ever to T-Mobile, think about, T-Mobile unlocks all their phones for free, this would put all the other companies to shame, especially since then you’d be able to go abroad and still have cell service whether locally here in the US using T-Mobile or a prepaid sim elsewhere in the world.

  • Anonymous

    Wow David, what’s wrong with you?

    • What’s wrong with me how?!?!

      • Farmab1

        lmao!

  • 10yrcustomer

    Not very happy at all.  

  • LeoTx

    My guess is the main reason Tmo didn’t get iPhone now is that Sprint negotiated that in as a condition before they’d commit to selling $20BB of iPhones.  To hit those numbers, they have to dramatically expand their customer base, and those customers have to come from somewhere.  And with the AT&T merger hot-n-heavy at the time, it probably seemed to Apple that it wouldn’t be problematic.

  • Aguumgl

    Yeah! We switched to verizon from tmo.

  • Msstarshower

    I have been a t-mobile customer for a long time…I was told after the beginning of  the merger that would be getting the i-phone. If T-mobile does not get the Iphone by the time the i-phone 5 comes…I’m leaving. Enough is enough! Hear us loud in clear! We want the i-phone. We own many of apples products and because you refuse to hear us…we will leave! Put up or we leave.

    • Jcj1

      so go get an unlocked one, 2G all any iphone can do untill t-mobile converts all towers to 3G/4G frequencies and will be a long time. You could also goto the only reason T-Mobile doesn’t have an iPhone, APPLE and whine to them!! Oh,wait, they don’t give a crap

  • Luckia04

    I have to agree.  I think its great that t-mobile offers bundle packages, but as consumers we should have every option availble to us.  I have a bundle package and I just looked at sprint today.  I would only be paying 10 more and have better speed with my internet.  Soemthing has to change or sprint her I come!!

  • I can’t wait to see what the stock does. As usual, folks have pushed it
    down as far as possible in anticipation of a big bounce. But I think we
    could see more downside if anyone comes up with a reason, no matter how
    far-fetched, to denigrate the new phone or iCloud or OS5. The last time
    Apple tried to do 3 things at once, the then-new me.com was a big bust.
    We could see another bust: iCloud.

  • I think the market will still be more competitive for iphones as samsung
    is still yet to launch its S3 in 2012.Iphones need better upgradation
    and should be more technology compatible.Iphone5 has only increased
    their cameras MP’S only from its predecessor Iphone 4.Also, i got lots
    of reviews that Iphone 4S was a complete disaster and had some problems
    with OS.Its right that Apple is a brand but according to the selling
    price they should provide better quality display.

  • Kthmck1108

    T-Mobile need to get the I-Phone in its Line-up! I have a Sensation its ok, however I want an I-Phone. I have beena loyal customer for years T-Mobile, but I will move on to the competition if the dont aquire the I-Phone in 2012. STEP YOUR GAME UP!

    • Jcj1

      Apple does not make one supporting 1700Mhz, if 2G is all you want, hey enjoy. I believe 3G/4G is far superior. Why not petition Apple to make an iPhone for T-Mobile, T-Mobile has already stated they want and are trying to get  the iphone.

  • Disappointed with TMobile

    If T-Mobile doesn’t get the next iPhone that comes out I’m leaving.  Why are they the only major carrier without the iPhone?  Now that the AT&T merger is not happening is this going completely hinder our chances of ever getting the iPhone?

  • Cassy

    If T-moblie doesn’t get the Iphone 5 I am going to leave too!

  • Tiffanysstylzs

    Im leaving T-mobile if they don’t get the iphone by this year!

  • Fed UP

    T-mobile get your s^%$& together. Pay apple if you have to. Do what ever it takes, or else you will have a lot of people jumping to other network.

  • Farmab1

    as a loyal customer I m TIRED of being left out everyone else talks about great apps and great function even kids and i cant cuz i dont have AN IPHONE Wtf !!!!

  • A.

    it’s so stupid and unfair that T-mobile doesn’t have any iPhones! I’m so seak of it, I’ll wait to end of this year and probably switch to another company. I’m user of unlock Iphone and I love this phone, but is a pain in a a… because i’m not able to do everything because it’s unlock

  • Hello/…

    When the Iphone 5 comes out I am quitting T-Mobile because I thought they were going to have the Iphone 5 until I read this…..Either they get the Iphone 5 or they are going to lose a lot of contracts..I mean its true..T-Mobile you either get the IPHONE 5 OR I WILL LEAVE AND OTHERS ARE GOING TO LEAVE TOO!!!

    • Jcj1

      TELL APPLE TO MAKE AN iPHONE THAT WORKS ON 1700MHZ!!! WHY CARRY A PHONE THAT DOESN’T SUPPORT YOUR NETWORK!!

      • Mugetsu11

        apple doesn’t have to do anything. Apple has 3 main companies willing to go down to 900mhz to get data working, if Tmobile wants iPhone they have to listen to most of Apples demands. And now that around 2 months have past, you should know Tmobile is making there hspa+ work on 900MHZ (what the iPhone uses) so with that coming around this means that there might be an iPhone on Tmobile. I also herd (but highly disbelieve) a T-mobile rep, told my Father that they will receive and i quote “the newest” iPhone at the near end of the year, hopefully the iPhone 5, but i highly doubt that. 

        • Mugetsu11

          let me correct myself a bit, i ment to say 1900mhz not 900mhz :P my mistake. i knew it looked a bit funny.

    • Aunjelamarie

      They tried to get me to upgrade from my Blackberry to the Gallexcy 3 and I told them I am waiting on the Iphone 5. I like Tmobile but told them the will lose a customer. I’m not sure why they won’t carry the phone but if your cutomers are inquiring about that product, wouldn’t you think they would want to increase sales by giving what the customer wants? I feel they feel that the Gallexcy from will come out ahead of the Iphone. Tmobile please wake up!

  • truckeemike

    Well Cole just came out and spread a bunch of hate for T-Mobile today. He should not be allowed to speak again, ever. As a matter of fact he should be dismissed.

  • truckeemike

    Well Cole just came out and spread a bunch of hate for T-Mobile today. He should not be allowed to speak again, ever. As a matter of fact he should be dismissed.

  • Jytiajones

    This will turn alot of T-Moble customer to different services because of the agreement that wasnt being made with Apple.They will loose alot of Customer if they dont update and compete with the other services that does have it this will be a major effect for the company later this summer.T-mobile will actually make a deal with Apple if they feel like they are losing to many customers over a advance technology that is hot and selling faster then your most advance car…All T-mobile Customers should give them until the fall to see if the big investment will take place.Good Luck!!!

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