On GigaOM Mobilize Stage T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman Talks Android, Data, iPhone

We just finished our live-blog coverage of T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman on stage at GigaOM Mobilize and of course the all-important question surrounding the iPhone was asked by host Om Malik. In response Brodman responded elusively that “the ball is in Apple’s court.” Brodman further said that T-Mobile has made it clear to Apple “our desire to have the iPhone.” When asked about an iPhone for T-Mobile this October, Brodman said he did not expect it. However, we heard the same thing from Verizon’s executive team weeks before the iPhone launched on Verizon.

Few more key points if you weren’t able to check the live video or live blog:

  • Over 75% of phones sold in 2011 by T-Mobile have been smartphones and over 90& of those phones have been Android
  • When asked about other platforms and who might take a now coveted third spot behind Apple and Google, Brodman only said that he was hopeful RIM could make a comeback and that WP7 gains traction
  • 170 million Americans in 150 markets have 4G
  • More than 10 million customers are using 3G/4G devices on T-Mobile network
  • 40% of social media consumption is done from your smartphone
  • 4G devices account for half of all data traffic but only about 15% of smartphone sales
  • Half of all 4G traffic is video
  • Blackberry and Microsoft need to take advantage of cloud internet and applications to mount serious challenge to Apple and Google
  • T-Mobile is trying to preserve worry free nature of data plans and they do not want customers worry about going over their data allotment month to month
  • “Value plans represent the best value in wireless”
  • T-Mobile needs more spectrum and capacity to roll out LTE, would need solution for capacity troubles
  • AT&T deal has almost daily activity, still expects deal to close “eventually”
  • T-Mobile needs to remain competitive in marketplace regardless of AT&T
  • Regardless of whether or not AT&T completes T-Mobile deal, customers win

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  • Anonymous

    Over 75% of phones sold in 2011 by T-Mobile have been smartphones and over 90& of those phones have been Android
    That’s awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Over 75% of phones sold in 2011 by T-Mobile have been smartphones and over 90& of those phones have been Android
    That’s awesome!

  • Anonymous

    So does that mean higher data cap at a high price or removal of data caps at a higher price? I don’t mind the latter so long as its reasonably priced

  • Anonymous

    So does that mean higher data cap at a high price or removal of data caps at a higher price? I don’t mind the latter so long as its reasonably priced

  • Plankton

    Fools!

    I told you, we are getting the iphone! It is a done deal.

    I am connected!

    My minions serve me well and will be rewarded!!

    • PIZNASTY

      I can say the same thing…

      I am connected…

      I work for TMo and no we arent getting the iPhone.

      All your minions should be tarred and feathered, along with yourself.

      • None

        We WILL get the iPhone…  …as soon as we become a part of AT&T.  They will be happy to sell you as many as you would like.

        • Silk7412

          I take it you didn’t read this.Is T-Mobile USA getting the iPhone?A: T-Mobile USA remains an independent company, as the acquisition is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months. We’ll continue to offer cutting-edge 4G devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, as well as the new Sidekick 4G, the T-Mobile G2x and the G-Slate tablet coming later this spring.
           

        • Silk7412

          In other words – No iphony for a LONG while!!

        • Silk7412

          In other words – No iphony for a LONG while!!

        • None

          And you didn’t read what I wrote.  After the acquisition, we will be AT&T.  When we are AT&T customers, we will have the option for an iPhone.  So, yes, we WILL get the iPhone…when we are sold to AT&T

        • None

          And you didn’t read what I wrote.  After the acquisition, we will be AT&T.  When we are AT&T customers, we will have the option for an iPhone.  So, yes, we WILL get the iPhone…when we are sold to AT&T

      • Ross

        I agree that Tmobile prob won’t get the iPhone until the merger situation is taken care of.  They’re not going to give Tmobile an iPhone and then have those people be ATT customers in a year while still on Tmobile rates.  There probably is something in the contracts with carriers to prevent something like this.

    • Macman73076

      If Tmobile gets the iphone that would basically be apple spitting in at&t’s face. If the merger goes through tmobile customers will have the iphone on at&t’s network if it dies Im sure apple will provide the iphone almost instantly. There will be no iphone on tmobiles network until the merger is dead which i hope happens but i’m not exactly holding my breath either…

  • Plankton

    Fools!

    I told you, we are getting the iphone! It is a done deal.

    I am connected!

    My minions serve me well and will be rewarded!!

  • Anonymous

    it must be nice to declare a deal hopefully when you are getting a big chunk of money from it.

  • Jimkenobi

    The iPhone is a huge issue. I wish they would explain why tmo doesn’t have it.

    • Anonymous

      I honestly think that it’s Apple who has a problem with T-Mobile. It makes to much sense to go with T-Mobile as they are GSM, but maybe Apple just can’t see their phone being sold lower than the top two companies.

      • Chatter

        Apple will get its full $ xxx from TMo – not an issue there. I think the issue is larger than lower costs of TMo plans. Maybe the iphone will arrive and this speculation will all be forgotten.

        • BigMixxx

          Whomever said ‘Branding’ has the right idea.  

          1)  T mobile apparently wants it…maybe already has it in the works….
          2)  Apple will NEVER debrand their device and slap t mobile, or even verizon, or even ATT, or even sprint on it…IT’s apple’s
          3)  If you look at it in a twisted manner, he said the ball is in their court.  So T mobile is willing, it’s all on apple. 

        • Chatter

          Branding is exactly right. As someone else said, there is probably a quantity issue too – as in how much TMo is willing to commit to. I really think that if they get the iphone, people will switch for cheaper plans. TMo’s service in major cities is really good and that is where tons of people flaunt their iphones.

    • Mmmaxheadroom

      Simple, let me help explain why no iPhone on tmob. Apple sells their brand as much as anything else. Apple sees tmob as second teir vendor. And there you have it Apple feels that tmob will hurt their brand and so the iPhone will never be on tmob.

      • Ross

        I think that may be true and that hurts some of this websites fans.  Thats one theory that analyst after analyst keeps saying.  Tmobile is caught in a branding problem.  Higher end customers don’t see it as a top tier company like ATT and Verizon…and value customers don’t see it being competitive with MetroPCS and Boost.  So you have Tmob caught in the middle in no mans land

      • Ross

        I think that may be true and that hurts some of this websites fans.  Thats one theory that analyst after analyst keeps saying.  Tmobile is caught in a branding problem.  Higher end customers don’t see it as a top tier company like ATT and Verizon…and value customers don’t see it being competitive with MetroPCS and Boost.  So you have Tmob caught in the middle in no mans land

  • Izzybrexx

    I just wish there were no data caps…I don’t have wifi around n my phone is my main thing I need to keep up with stuff

    • n900mixalot

      There are no data caps really, just high-speed caps. But I guess that’s still a cap … more like a nipple.

  • Izzybrexx

    I just wish there were no data caps…I don’t have wifi around n my phone is my main thing I need to keep up with stuff

  • Tbyrne

    To everyone out there that claimed T-Mobile wasn’t trying to get or didn’t want the iPhone, well, BooHoo!!!!!. You just got served a big slice of humble pie! Loyal T-Mobile customers and employees are tired of you Trolls coming in here and spewing your ignorance. I’m feeling pretty darn good right now! :-)  :-)  :-). 

  • Tbyrne

    To everyone out there that claimed T-Mobile wasn’t trying to get or didn’t want the iPhone, well, BooHoo!!!!!. You just got served a big slice of humble pie! Loyal T-Mobile customers and employees are tired of you Trolls coming in here and spewing your ignorance. I’m feeling pretty darn good right now! :-)  :-)  :-). 

    • Anonymous

      Look douche there are ALREADY 1 MILLION estimated users of the iphone on tmobile. That is a SIZEABLE audience. Once the Iphone 5 is released you can cower in your corner as it DOMINATES and sells MILLIONS. 
      David the guy who runs this blog uses an iphone on tmobile so get a clue. 
      I have been an android user for 3 years now since the G1. While I have ZERO plans of getting an iphone you CANNOT DENY its popularity., 
      If apple started to release say 3 versions…a low, mid and high range you can phuckin bet that would destroy android. If they had ios on so many phones like android….buh by android. 
      Its funny how you extreme android phanbabies get your big boy panties all in a knot on the MERE MENTION of the iphone. Its like Jobs came over to your trailer and crapped on your microwave. Sucks to be jealous maybe instead of blaming apple for your shortcomings you should better yourself.

      • pick2

        are you out of your mind?? your comment could not been more out of place man. You are right about the iphone though but dream on because apple is not releasing more than one phone thats it , im sorry but they are that xclusive and stupid.

        • Dpro

          Actually you have now made yourself look like an idiot with  the  statement above.
          Apple stated early on this year that there is no more Iphone exclusivity in the U.S. Which means its up to the carrier to strike a deal with Apple for the Iphone. Which also means that if what  T Mobiles CMO said is true they are already trying.
           Like others have said Verizon made the exact same statement that the T Mobile CMO made, weeks before they announced they were getting the Iphone.

        • None

          We will find out on 11-11-11, won’t we?

      • Jays_on

        Dude, take a breath. He wasn’t hating on the iphone, he was just sick of people saying tmo wasn’t trying to get it. I’m not convinced they really tried hard, but who knows. And it’s not boy panties, It’s Manties.

      • Tbyrne

        Hi ATL! Where in the hell in my post did I state I disliked the iPhone? Anyone who’s read previous posts of mine know I think the iPhone is a GREAT phone! In fact, in my post I’m elated that T-Mobile might get the iPhone. See all the happy faces? As for you, why not change your user name to The AT&T Guy and start your own blog. That way you won’t have to come in here and spew out half truths! You”ll be doing me a huge favor. Bye!

    • Anonymous

      Look douche there are ALREADY 1 MILLION estimated users of the iphone on tmobile. That is a SIZEABLE audience. Once the Iphone 5 is released you can cower in your corner as it DOMINATES and sells MILLIONS. 
      David the guy who runs this blog uses an iphone on tmobile so get a clue. 
      I have been an android user for 3 years now since the G1. While I have ZERO plans of getting an iphone you CANNOT DENY its popularity., 
      If apple started to release say 3 versions…a low, mid and high range you can phuckin bet that would destroy android. If they had ios on so many phones like android….buh by android. 
      Its funny how you extreme android phanbabies get your big boy panties all in a knot on the MERE MENTION of the iphone. Its like Jobs came over to your trailer and crapped on your microwave. Sucks to be jealous maybe instead of blaming apple for your shortcomings you should better yourself.

    • Jays_on

      Thing is, I cold say “I really want a Ferrari, the ball is in Ferrari’s court now”. Sometimes you have to do something to make something happen. Probably something similar to whatever Verizon and att did.

    • VoiceOFreason

      You are wrong.  T-Mobile plays a part in whether or not it gets the iPhone.  See the carriers have to be willing to buy a certain amount of these things up front costing them hundreds of millions of dollars.  T-Mobile’s parent company DT may not be so willing to front so much capital in a company they have labeled “discontinued operations.” 

      T-Mobile goes back to Apple and says they are only willing to buy XX amount.  Apple then responds with a big FU.  

      Now T-Mobile claims “the ball is in your court now Apple.  If you want our business you cater to what we want.”  

      • Tbyrne

        Then you no doubt have the cold hard facts that T-Mobile isn’t doing what needs to be done to try and get the iPhone. It’s good to know there’s a voice of reason on this blog who’s got our back and is a loyal T-Mobile customer. I feel better already!

      • My2Cents

        No doubt it’s nice to get information from people who know everything.  I bet you can also tell us which government officials are corrupt as well.

        • Anonymous

          It’s not that he has inside knowledge, but this is how manufacturing works.  Usually it is the buyer who has leverage in this situation, but with high-demand products like this, the manufacturer holds the better hand.

          Both companies just do not agree to the number of iphones that need to be purchased and there we have it.

        • W3m1975

          that is how most companies work, but apple has a different protocol. they also require a percentage of the gross profits from data services (which has to be negotiated), they also refuse to participate in phone insurance programs, and warranty programs requiring all those activities to be handled by apple. those drawbacks are the reason why not everyone carries their products.

      • My2Cents

        No doubt it’s nice to get information from people who know everything.  I bet you can also tell us which government officials are corrupt as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725095 Jason Crumbley

    Sounds like he is saying the same thing about the iphone that Verizon did just before they got it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725095 Jason Crumbley

    Sounds like he is saying the same thing about the iphone that Verizon did just before they got it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725095 Jason Crumbley

    Sounds like he is saying the same thing about the iphone that Verizon did just before they got it. 

  • Aleale

    Sooo basically they announce the sonic hotspot 4g, the galaxy 2, and amaze 4g. This was insaaane news, like omg.

  • fsured

    I’m not trying to be cynical here with everyone’s hope of an Iphone coming to TMO, but I didn’t see his response as saying were getting the Iphone.  He just said the company would like to have it but Apple makes the decision for its product, not TMO.  Hopefully they do get the Iphone and not a stripped down version or last years model.  That would be a slap to TMO customers faces and the TMO itself.

    • Downwith AT&Junk

      Icrapple wont count if its not 4G.. if I had to pick 4g outwins any IPhone device.

      • Mopar6464

        T-Mobile don’t have true LTE 4G anyways bonehead.

        • JBLMOBILEG1

          Honesty I don’t see what the big deal is. Sure LTE is faster than Tmobiles HSPA+ but even so I think it is plenty fast for what you need it for today. Besides the HSPA network can be upgraded quite a bit. Again though… why pay more for something not really needed right now? It’s like why buy a car that can go faster yet there is still a speed limit and you can only go so fast? For everyone who wants faster now even though it’s not needed goto Verizon… just know you’ll be paying a premium for it.

        • JBLMOBILEG1

          Honesty I don’t see what the big deal is. Sure LTE is faster than Tmobiles HSPA+ but even so I think it is plenty fast for what you need it for today. Besides the HSPA network can be upgraded quite a bit. Again though… why pay more for something not really needed right now? It’s like why buy a car that can go faster yet there is still a speed limit and you can only go so fast? For everyone who wants faster now even though it’s not needed goto Verizon… just know you’ll be paying a premium for it.

        • My2Cents

          True, but T-mobile’s HSPA+ enabled phones run twice as fast as any Iphone that I tested it against.

        • Anonymous

          Nobody has true LTE 4G.

        • Anonymous

          Nobody has true LTE 4G.

        • Anonymous

          Nobody has true LTE 4G.

        • Anonymous

          lol, they just decided one day they were changing the definition and requirements of 4G to what they had. I guess you can say that they are completely lying to everyone or they just have balls larger than the grand canyon. 

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Well LTE isn’t the only type of 4G available so….that isn’t really saying much. Also, the ITU declared that T-Mobile’s definition of 4G was legit and that’s all there is to it. Like it or not, a governing body of telecom says yes.

      • Mopar6464

        T-Mobile don’t have true LTE 4G anyways bonehead.

  • fsured

    I’m not trying to be cynical here with everyone’s hope of an Iphone coming to TMO, but I didn’t see his response as saying were getting the Iphone.  He just said the company would like to have it but Apple makes the decision for its product, not TMO.  Hopefully they do get the Iphone and not a stripped down version or last years model.  That would be a slap to TMO customers faces and the TMO itself.

  • Anonymous

    Its soooo great to see the Android fanbabies get all butt hurt over the mere mention of the Iphone. It makes for GREAT ENTERTAINMENT! Thanks David for putting the giant iphone on the article!!!!! 
    The comments on this thread are going to be COMEDY GOLD!!! 

    • Tbyrne

      Yeah, starting with yours. What makes you think true T-Mobile fans don’t want the iPhone? I don’t know anyone who’s passionate about T-Mobile, or TmoNews for that matter, who wouldn’t love to see the iPhone in the lineup. You see it’s not really about whether iOS is better than Android, Android better than WP7 or vise versa. It’s about having a great experience with T-Mobile, enjoying some of the lowest prices in the industry and welcoming any and every type of device that comes along. You sir, are somewhat deluded in your reasoning. But I’m sure we’ll have more discussions about it down the road.

  • BigMixxx

    This dude introduced two phenomenal devices, clearly backed up by their manufactures saying that these are the fastest devices available.  So someone needs to keep this video….

    I don’t know about everyone else in the forum, but that kinda says a whole lot when your carrier is the first to receive, not 1, but 2 devices capable of maximizing your network performance AND Clearly stated that are VERY fast and nimble….

    Now if all holds true and these devices hold up to their specs…

    1) My G2x wil be up for grabs….I think a kid is going to get it…
    2) I’m lifting my personal ban on Samsung devices and may purchase that one (HDMI)
    3) IF this is a signal of the end of the brand ‘MyTouch’ I’m ALL IN! (kinda lines up with ATT ) (Sorry MyTouch fans!)

  • GettingOffThisRide

    No iPhone, No more TMO for me.  Deal with the reality that I am one of many.

    • Tbyrne

      Yes. And many people have regretted leaving T-Mobile as I’m sure you’ve read on this blog! The old saying: “The grass is greener over there” still rings true today. I’m also sure you’ve enjoyed having some of the lowest prices being with T-Mobile. But more important, if you actually read what was posted, you’d see that T-Mobile’s doing everything in it’s power to get the iPhone. Quit bickering and reason this out or………….goodbye!

    • Anonymous

      my question is why is it that all of the sudden every user wants to move to iphone now (after 4 other versions have come out) ?  What makes this iPhone 5 more special than the 2G, 3G, 3GS and the 4 that you would not have already left for another carrier?

      • None

        Honestly, it is because I have wanted one for like 2 years so I waited for the exclusivity to end, then waited as verizon got it, and now waited to see who gets the 5.  I would be happy with a iphone 4 with TMO bands.  I am beginning to feel like I am ready to get off the ride and move on (of course I will wait for the official word)–Will test the Amaze, and then more than likely the verizon where I get a discount and my 3 line bill goes up about 30 total. 

      • Ross

        Believe it or not, some people haven’t gotten smartphones yet.  I know t hats hard to believe but everyone has different lifestyles and different needs.  The iPhone is very popular and also has features that work from iPhone to iPhone , and pretty much every person I know (including friends in England, Canada and Australia), every family member and every friend has an iPhone.  Many customers have finally decided its time to jump…also many customers had faith in Tmobile but have been disappointed time and time again….Also I don’t see how people can say Tmob is the best rate plan…It may be the best rate plan among the 4 majors for many people’s needs..but you do have the second tier companies that offer unlimited services for $40-60 which is less expensive.  I think people need to be objective as they look at these issues.  Tmobile has made mistakes and from what I read on here, many current customers have not been happy with their service and custom relations over the last few years.  Bottom line is if they had the iPhone, they would be a lot more competitive.  There is a reason why they are bleeding customers.  I also don’t see how Tmob customers win – whether the merger happens or not.  Many people are also reluctant to sign on with Tmob because of the merger uncertainty, and many feel, if they’re going to be ATT customers anyway, they might as well jump ship now – esp if they are looking to buy an iPhone

        • Anonymous

          WOWSER!!! someone who hasn’t drank the magenta colored Kool-Aid.  Honesty really sets people free.  

          It’s OK to love T-Mobile like i do but for the love of all things good, don’t blind yourselves to the inconvenient truth about their performance and why they aren’t doing as good in comparison to their “Get More” days.

        • Ross

          No I haven’t drunk any Kool Aid.  And honestly I’m getting sick of this website with all the Tmobile fans who get so mean and nasty to anyone who criticizes the company in any way.  I found this site because Ive been a Tmob customer who wants to stay with Tmob but have many factors pulling me away.  I thought it would be a place to find factual information about Tmobile as it relates to other carriers.  Instead its full of venom, hatred and nasty nasty comments toward anyone who dares say that Tmob isn’t the best, fastest, cheapest carrier around.  (Btw, if they were all that, they wouldn’t be in the trouble they are currently in -and many loyal customers like me wouldn’t be thinking about leaving)

        • http://tmonews.com David

          That is something I need to take into serious consideration and work toward resolving the comments which are as you said, not very welcoming to new readers.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          That is something I need to take into serious consideration and work toward resolving the comments which are as you said, not very welcoming to new readers.

        • None

          I would like you to add more posts when a device shows as end-of-life.  I always love when it is buy em’ if you can find em’

        • Tbyrne

          You stated it: “It may be the best rate plan among the 4 majors for many peoples needs”. Yes Ross. Many T-Mobile Customers are here because of that! If T-Mobile priced itself inline with the other three, Game Over! If this buyout goes through, Game Over! This website has been our lifeline to stay current with ALL aspects  involving T-Mobile. It IS a place to find factual information about all things T-Mobile. Heck, I’d say it’s the ONLY place! If there are nasty, venomous comments in here, it’s coming from all sides, not just T-Mobile people. Don’t let one bad apple (pun NOT intended) spoil it for everyone else! Besides, I challenge you to go to any blog site and NOT find negative comments being made. Comes with the territory. I personally don’t want this site watered down. But if it does, it’ll be like everything else. A few people complain and everyone loses out.

        • Anonymous

          WOWSER!!! someone who hasn’t drank the magenta colored Kool-Aid.  Honesty really sets people free.  

          It’s OK to love T-Mobile like i do but for the love of all things good, don’t blind yourselves to the inconvenient truth about their performance and why they aren’t doing as good in comparison to their “Get More” days.

  • Anonymous

    “Regardless of whether or not AT&T completes T-Mobile deal, customers win”?  No, thanks, but I’d rather stay in the T-Mobile ship, even if it’s sinking, than go to AT&T.  I think we’ll win more if the deal flops than if it succeeds.  They say I can keep my contract, but I’ll be stuck on Edge when they start shutting down our 1700Mhz frequency, left with no WiFi calling, and be forced to move to a worse plan when I’m ready to upgrade.  No thanks.

    • Anonymous

      It was quite foolish to have invested in that spectrum, it’s not the greatest at penetrating most buildings unless within close proximity.  T-Mobile was well aware of its shortcomings but still plowed ahead because they had no choice

  • Anonymous

    Why is that an issue? He put an iphone photoshop in an phone related article, logical. Waiting on a T-Mobile iphone for 4 years instead of switching to Verizon or AT&T for it on the other hand…

  • Cklienbach

    is tmobile down

  • Cklienbach

    is tmobile down

  • Cklienbach

    is tmobile down

    • None

      If they would learn to ‘go down’ we may actually get the jesus phone.

  • Mavictb

    Personally I have had an iPhone since launch in 2007… I now have 2 Galaxy S phones as well as that old ass 2G iPhone… I kinda want to have iOS back… not because I feel its better than Android because quite the contrary is true. I just want to have a device that is as well supported as the iPhone. for instance… I have a 7″ Pioneer dvd player in my car, its a super nice unit and has some wicked features. One of those features is app radio… meaning I can control Pandora and some other apps directly from an iPhone or iPod Touch. of course this feature does not work for any android device.

    lets be real… the iPhone dominates the pop culture as far as smartphones are concerned… is it the best? I dont think so but the development sure it superior.

    • My2Cents

      I fully agree with you.  But also keep in mind that consumer electronics come and go.  Sure right now Apple completely dominates after market accessories and applications.  But they also had a huge head start on the competition. 

      We have to give Google credit though.  What they have done in a short amount of time is very impressive.  seriously… 90% of all smartphones sold through T-mobile are android?  That is ridiculous!!  They are taking RIM off the map.  With everything going to the cloud, and sim cards being issued to cars, the war is only beginning. 

      I’m unsure of who will come out on top, but one thing is for certain.  I love having choices.  So,  RIM, Google, Microsoft, and Apple, please keep raising the game.  Keep pushing each other to be better, I have no allegiances.  So if one of them can persuade me to hand my cash over to them for an awesome device, I’m more than a willing consumer. 

      • Mavictb

        I agree with you also. Only thing is that unless android somehow gets some sort of 25 pin connector for direct control like the iPhone we will never have the same support like the iPhone. I dont see google forcing smartphone manufactures to have a standardized multi pin connector that would have similar capability as the iPhone. Maybe they could emulate it with mini usb using software? either way I really hope google gets on that… I wanna see more 3rd party accessories for android devices!

      • Mavictb

        I agree with you also. Only thing is that unless android somehow gets some sort of 25 pin connector for direct control like the iPhone we will never have the same support like the iPhone. I dont see google forcing smartphone manufactures to have a standardized multi pin connector that would have similar capability as the iPhone. Maybe they could emulate it with mini usb using software? either way I really hope google gets on that… I wanna see more 3rd party accessories for android devices!

  • Mavictb

    Personally I have had an iPhone since launch in 2007… I now have 2 Galaxy S phones as well as that old ass 2G iPhone… I kinda want to have iOS back… not because I feel its better than Android because quite the contrary is true. I just want to have a device that is as well supported as the iPhone. for instance… I have a 7″ Pioneer dvd player in my car, its a super nice unit and has some wicked features. One of those features is app radio… meaning I can control Pandora and some other apps directly from an iPhone or iPod Touch. of course this feature does not work for any android device.

    lets be real… the iPhone dominates the pop culture as far as smartphones are concerned… is it the best? I dont think so but the development sure it superior.

  • Mavictb

    Personally I have had an iPhone since launch in 2007… I now have 2 Galaxy S phones as well as that old ass 2G iPhone… I kinda want to have iOS back… not because I feel its better than Android because quite the contrary is true. I just want to have a device that is as well supported as the iPhone. for instance… I have a 7″ Pioneer dvd player in my car, its a super nice unit and has some wicked features. One of those features is app radio… meaning I can control Pandora and some other apps directly from an iPhone or iPod Touch. of course this feature does not work for any android device.

    lets be real… the iPhone dominates the pop culture as far as smartphones are concerned… is it the best? I dont think so but the development sure it superior.

  • Silk7412

    QuoteRegardless of whether or not AT&T completes T-Mobile deal, customers win .

    To all those that say” Tmobile is dead if this deal does not happen” . read. Yes tmo will not be the same but there are other that want tmobile!!!

    Regardless of whether or not AT&T completes T-Mobile deal, customers win !!!

    • Realcool2000

      Yeah, if tmo isn’t aquired by att, they will gain quite a lot of new and returning customers for sure. I think they had this in mind the whole time…

      • Anonymous

        More like they have so much churn that it’s hard to stay afloat and they are simply treading water by not gaining many new customers per quarter.  It’s not profitable to simply maintain your current customer base.  You need to gain customers to make more money.  And the customers you add shouldn’t be prone to churning!!!!

        Gaining and losing and gaining again quarter after quarter aren’t helping us at t-mo that much.  It’s business, nothing personal  but we need to perform better to stay afloat

      • Anonymous

        More like they have so much churn that it’s hard to stay afloat and they are simply treading water by not gaining many new customers per quarter.  It’s not profitable to simply maintain your current customer base.  You need to gain customers to make more money.  And the customers you add shouldn’t be prone to churning!!!!

        Gaining and losing and gaining again quarter after quarter aren’t helping us at t-mo that much.  It’s business, nothing personal  but we need to perform better to stay afloat

  • BP

    “T-Mobile needs more spectrum and capacity to roll out LTE, would need solution for capacity troubles” 
    “AT&T deal has almost daily activity, still expects deal to close “eventually”

    Statements that helps the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile tell us that we won’t know anything about the iPhone until after the AT&T/DOJ trial next year.

  • BP

    “T-Mobile needs more spectrum and capacity to roll out LTE, would need solution for capacity troubles” 
    “AT&T deal has almost daily activity, still expects deal to close “eventually”

    Statements that helps the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile tell us that we won’t know anything about the iPhone until after the AT&T/DOJ trial next year.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    I thought he would announce that existing long time customers can  switch their plan to VALUE PLAN without the $200 migration per line. disappointed!

    • Kkkk

      You’re an idiot dude

      • Realcool2000

        And ur one “k” short of marketing a hate group! Why in the world would u have that login name?

    • Kkkk

      You’re an idiot dude

    • Mark Schmaling

      UM you can switch to a value plan with SIX MONTHS left without a migration fee.  What more do you want?

    • Action 6

       i also thought they would do something about this nonsense $200 per line fee  for the VALUE PLAN.

    • CRT24

      You are like a broken record……you are not getting your migration fees waived since you just got discounts on phones! Everyone else that starts a value plan has to pay full price for phones so why would you get special treatment and get to switch to a plan that requires full cost phones without paying the fee?? Your plan that you have now is a better price than any other carrier and T-Mobile does not owe you anything other than giving you what you pay for. So either switch and pay the fees or wait until you have 6 months remaining then you can switch to it without fees…….just pick one or the other and move on!

    • CRT24

      You are like a broken record……you are not getting your migration fees waived since you just got discounts on phones! Everyone else that starts a value plan has to pay full price for phones so why would you get special treatment and get to switch to a plan that requires full cost phones without paying the fee?? Your plan that you have now is a better price than any other carrier and T-Mobile does not owe you anything other than giving you what you pay for. So either switch and pay the fees or wait until you have 6 months remaining then you can switch to it without fees…….just pick one or the other and move on!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • http://twitter.com/torybelloise Tory Belloise

    I am seriously growing tired of waiting for the iPhone to come to T-Mobile. I don’t understand why it is so hard to make it happen, but for 5 years T-Mobile has neglected to do so, and lost many customers because of it. I have T-Mobile now, but if the iPhone 5 does not show up on T-Mobile I am bringing all 5 of my lines to AT&T and getting it. #SO SICK OF WAITING AND RUMORS

    • None

      I am with you Tory.  I joined voicestream (eventually became TMo) when I was broke and they were the cheapest.  I stayed because they have treated me well but money is not a big deal now—so it is iPhone 4s, 5, or I am Audi.

      • None

        There is much more to this story than “the ball is in Apple’s court” — I am not buying that

    • Tbyrne

      Well let’s see Tory, the FIRST iPhone came out 4 years ago. At&t had exclusivity for three of those years so……….What’s your point? Verizon, Sprint and everyone else couldn’t get it. Only a year ago did Apple graciously alow Verizon to sell a version. You’re acting like T-Mobile should wave this magic wand and make your dreams come true! You’re forgetting about what’s truly important. Great Customer Service and some of the lowest priced plans in the industry. And to top it all off, if you’ve read any of the article above, there’s a good chance T-Mobile might get some version of the iPhone. Relax Bro!

    • Mrcoolgarcia

      bye, good luck with the worst customer service and the device thats regulated by apple , i pay for my device so i would like to do with it what ever i want , i dont like to be limited like the iphone ,
      iphone is so overated there is other wsy better deviced thst will do much more for less ,

    • TMOTECH

      Why is it IPhone  or bust. You are working yourself  into a shoot brother. Either embrace Android or WP7 or hit the bricks. Why waste your time bitching about something that aint happening? 

    • Anonymous

      It’s your money and life do with it as you please.  Just remember it’s just a phone and i’m sure you can wait just as long as the 2012 Armageddon doesn’t happen lol

  • http://twitter.com/torybelloise Tory Belloise

    I am seriously growing tired of waiting for the iPhone to come to T-Mobile. I don’t understand why it is so hard to make it happen, but for 5 years T-Mobile has neglected to do so, and lost many customers because of it. I have T-Mobile now, but if the iPhone 5 does not show up on T-Mobile I am bringing all 5 of my lines to AT&T and getting it. #SO SICK OF WAITING AND RUMORS

  • None

    Crystal ball says that Apple is OCD with numbers and will release the iPhone 4S/5 on 11-11-11
    I am sure we will have the Tmo question answered weeks before then.

  • None

    Crystal ball says that Apple is OCD with numbers and will release the iPhone 4S/5 on 11-11-11
    I am sure we will have the Tmo question answered weeks before then.

  • sue

    I still do not know why people want an iPhone. The software is old and Mr. Jobs has too much control over what you can put on the phone. Take your access to OverDrive so one could check out public library epub books on a phone or tablet. This software has been available for several years, but Apple would not allow access to this software until this year. No Flash either.
    Where is the open market place in the iPhone world? Is innovation slower because of this total control of one phone type and a one software provider?
    How much extra money will the customer have to pay T-mobile for the right to have an iPhone? How much extra will the non-iPhone customer have to pay to support the iPhone?

    • Anonymous

      Unsurprisingly,  your mentality is why Apple’s competitors fail time and time again to displace its reign in the market.  You are clearly not an “Average” user and are more informed and aware of technology than most people that partake in the smartphone experience.  Say what you want about Jobs, but at the end of the day not many people can nor have succeeded at what he’s done since the unveiling of the iphone.  It’s not Apple’s responsibility for how their competitors innovate or market their products.  You can’t blame Apple for everyone else’s flaws and inabilities just because they are successful.  You must ask yourself why you are asking these questions in the first place…..  Apple may not be open but they stand by what they make and clearly it’s won the mind-share and love of many consumers around the world.  Also, I think it’s interesting that T-Mobile is soon going to be the only major carrier not supporting it. I think it speaks volumes about their modern business model and partnership tatctics with device makers.  

      If you want to stay open and do what you want with your device than continue your choice in platform / OS.  In the mean time don’t be upset to find that your smartphone needs aren’t ideal for everyone.

      • Tbyrne

        You wrote that eloquently. However, iPhone users have had their fair share of problems too as I’m sure you’re well aware of. To say one phone or platform’s better than the next is, in my opinion, missing the point. Person A may enjoy & appreciate one style of phone while Person B may abhor that style and gravitate toward another. Not everyone finds caviar appealing while others find it a delicacy. Am I correct Gouv?

        • Anonymous

          Basically, It comes down to business.  Frothing fanatics are developed with a cultural mind set much like that of Apple’s.  It’s not about the caviar, its about the standard or “elitism” behind the product.  Apple doesn’t have to have the most market share in order to be “the one to beat”.  Apple is so different from all the other companies that it would be an impossibility for them to be like Apple and design the way they do.  Android helped OEM’s bridge that gap as will Windows Phone 7 when it matures and gains traction.  However, I think Apple will always have a strong advantage in that its different, powerful, and figured out the secret formula to hardware success.  Nay sayers and competitors alike see Apple’s closed eco-system as a disadvantage.  However, when you really look at the big picture….. the realization comes in that they make the software and services to sell hardware. They don’t sell ads, and they don’t sell licenses.  THEY SELL HARDWARE.  Totally different dynamic than that of the other ecosystems with the exception of RIM which is sadly in its own trouble :-(  

          Only Apple could turn a devastating loss into a huge gain. And you know i’m talking about the free case fiasco.  Many more people jumped on the iphone 4 just to get it with the free case knowing it had a major flaw.  UNBELIEVABLE!!!!  and quite literally EPIC!

        • Tbyrne

          Correct! Well stated.

      • Tbyrne

        You wrote that eloquently. However, iPhone users have had their fair share of problems too as I’m sure you’re well aware of. To say one phone or platform’s better than the next is, in my opinion, missing the point. Person A may enjoy & appreciate one style of phone while Person B may abhor that style and gravitate toward another. Not everyone finds caviar appealing while others find it a delicacy. Am I correct Gouv?

      • Tbyrne

        You wrote that eloquently. However, iPhone users have had their fair share of problems too as I’m sure you’re well aware of. To say one phone or platform’s better than the next is, in my opinion, missing the point. Person A may enjoy & appreciate one style of phone while Person B may abhor that style and gravitate toward another. Not everyone finds caviar appealing while others find it a delicacy. Am I correct Gouv?

      • Tbyrne

        You wrote that eloquently. However, iPhone users have had their fair share of problems too as I’m sure you’re well aware of. To say one phone or platform’s better than the next is, in my opinion, missing the point. Person A may enjoy & appreciate one style of phone while Person B may abhor that style and gravitate toward another. Not everyone finds caviar appealing while others find it a delicacy. Am I correct Gouv?

      • Tbyrne

        You wrote that eloquently. However, iPhone users have had their fair share of problems too as I’m sure you’re well aware of. To say one phone or platform’s better than the next is, in my opinion, missing the point. Person A may enjoy & appreciate one style of phone while Person B may abhor that style and gravitate toward another. Not everyone finds caviar appealing while others find it a delicacy. Am I correct Gouv?

      • Tbyrne

        You wrote that eloquently. However, iPhone users have had their fair share of problems too as I’m sure you’re well aware of. To say one phone or platform’s better than the next is, in my opinion, missing the point. Person A may enjoy & appreciate one style of phone while Person B may abhor that style and gravitate toward another. Not everyone finds caviar appealing while others find it a delicacy. Am I correct Gouv?

      • http://tmonews.com David

        This should be gospel.

  • Garryeb

    T-mobile is not going to get the Iphone. Deal with it.

    • None

      And they will continue to lose customers because of it.  Deal with it.

    • Littlesis1774

      Not having the iphone is why they in this mess

  • Garryeb

    T-mobile is not going to get the Iphone. Deal with it.

  • Anonymous

    TO ALL:

    I just wanted to point something out to those that are totally buying everything Brodman is sharing.

    This guy works on the executive level… meaning he knows how to lie and hide the truth.  He’s mastered public relations and gets paid well because of it.  There is always more than meets the eye and i’m sure there is much more to all of these stories than he is claiming

    Now just to be explicit; i’m not calling him a liar, i’m simply saying that we should take his words with a small grain of salt.    

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

    Okay, right now I honestly think that there is a 50% chance that T-Mobile USA is getting the iPhone instead of Sprint Nextel. Or it could be that T-Mobile is getting the iPhone when the AT&T deal gets blocked. But who knows…

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

    Okay, right now I honestly think that there is a 50% chance that T-Mobile USA is getting the iPhone instead of Sprint Nextel. Or it could be that T-Mobile is getting the iPhone when the AT&T deal gets blocked. But who knows…

  • Littlesis1774

    You android and tmobile fans you might have to face the reality that T-mobile might make it until next year. With the iphone 5 coming out soon on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint that will T-mobile the only carrier without it and that will leave customers with two choices. They will probably buy the unlocked iphone or switch carriers either T-mobile will lose. If merger does happen then T-mobile will never be an independent company again. The T-mobile customers is the only victims in this. If does happen they seek comfort in the arms of Sprint or Verizon and Sprint will have me as soon as my contract is up