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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  • 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!”

         

      • http://tmonews.com David

        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.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

        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.

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      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)

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          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.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          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.

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      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

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    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.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Matthews/100000189923615 James Matthews

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Matthews/100000189923615 James Matthews

    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. 

  • http://twitter.com/fucksarcasm Trill.

    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

      • http://tmonews.com David

        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.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

      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

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    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!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

    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.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

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

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        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.”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

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

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        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

    • 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

  • 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!