What Will Happen Now That T-Mobile Doesn’t Have The iPhone?

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It’s October 4th and we all know what that means, iPhone Day!  Well, I’m sure you have heard already but T-Mobile will NOT be receiving an iPhone this year.  Big win for the Android faithful, but what does this mean for the carrier on a whole?

 It’s a quick opinion, but let’s see what we can figure out here.  Apple is one of the only major stakeholders that have not voiced their opinion on the merger, but they have definitely showed their cards with this move.  Not allowing an iPhone on the 4th major carrier effectively shows that they don’t think it is worth it.  It is not worth the small cost to them, even if they will be receiving increased revenue.

More so, they are even showing that they don’t have faith in T-Mobile, and especially with their future.  They believe that AT&T is going to swallow them whole, and maybe it will be better for them that way.  The new iPhone is even a world phone, compatible with AT&T, Verizon and SPRINT, and they still don’t want to include T-Mobile in the fun.  Maybe they are waiting for T-Mobile to be swallowed whole, allowing them to make the real iPhone 5 4G capable on the three main players.  They would need to make a different device for each carrier, but that’s not entirely surprising and is surely within the next evolution of the phone we love to hate, or hate to love depending on your standpoint (for you, probably the former).

The worst part is that this isn’t even the upgrade that everyone was banking on.  It is the same old iPhone, just faster.  Sure, there are other good things with the upgrade, but nothing like the upgrades you see with Android phones.  This evolution of the iPhone took over a year to upgrade, and they only accomplished what Android phone manufacturers have done in 6 months.  The simple fact is, and back to the main point, that people will still flock to buy this phone, because of it being “magical.”  It’s great branding, and something that Android phones miss the mark on, but being the only major carrier without ‘magic’ kind of pushes you aside.

Let’s turn this around though.  Maybe this wasn’t Apple.  Apple could have gone to T-Mobile and been like, “we want the iPhone on all major carriers so we can dominate the market.”  Chances are, that didn’t happen (they will still dominate the market, just without T-Mobile).  So, T-Mobile didn’t put the effort in.  They didn’t express the interest (read: money) to get the iPhone on their network.  This is a huge misstep.

Yes, Android is great, and I love that T-Mobile is standing behind the OS that they helped expand, but simply ‘talking’ to clients against the iPhone won’t cut it.  People will leave, and less people will be adopting Android, as well as WP7 and Blackberry for that matter.  It’s a shame, but the sheer demand for iPhones is going to explode this holiday season, and there isn’t much standing in their way.

Simply putting the iPhone on T-Mobile may not be able to save them, there is no way of knowing, but not getting it is the worst mistake that T-Mobile could make.  They know the demand, they know how many people love it and use Edge just to have it on T-Mobile, and they know that people will leave for it.  They are allowing this to happen, bowing down, throwing in the towel, giving up.  The fact that T-Mobile is now the only major carrier without an iPhone is the biggest argument FOR the merger, and it is a significant one.  It will be very difficult for T-Mobile to compete now, and maybe that is exactly how they want it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Sad_tmo_customer

    T mobile offered me 2 free top of the line android phone in the line up and re sign with them.  I said no since we can really benefit from iphone. 
    Everyone has their needs.  Some benefit with Android, some with apple.  Apple is much easier to general public and their OS is much easier to use for general people, thus the are popular.  Android phones have awsome phone specs, but I never had a stable andoid phone.  I guess I am unlucky one but I am ready to go get me an iphone, and goodbye to T mobile.

    I wish T mobile had an Iphone.  Their service is great, plan cost is very competitive, and their customer care is top notch.  It’s a shame…

    • Mrcoolgarcia

      sorry dont let the door hit you on your way out , youll be sorry you left and that your iphone cant do half of what android can ..

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

      @12677aaeb11d2d94887a5ae4d90f19b9:disqus MY WORDS EXACTLY, GLAD SOMEONE AGREES!

  • Sad_tmo_customer

    T mobile offered me 2 free top of the line android phone in the line up and re sign with them.  I said no since we can really benefit from iphone. 
    Everyone has their needs.  Some benefit with Android, some with apple.  Apple is much easier to general public and their OS is much easier to use for general people, thus the are popular.  Android phones have awsome phone specs, but I never had a stable andoid phone.  I guess I am unlucky one but I am ready to go get me an iphone, and goodbye to T mobile.

    I wish T mobile had an Iphone.  Their service is great, plan cost is very competitive, and their customer care is top notch.  It’s a shame…

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Just a thought, probably does not matter to most, but maybe the headline in here should be changed because of Steve Job passing and get rid of the “nail in a coffin” graphic.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      One step ahead of you, already changed along with the title.

    • Anonymous

      Why should change the picture?
      Let’s see how Apple treated T-Mobile USA first!

      • http://tmonews.com David

        You’re half a heartbeat away from perma-banning. I don’t care if you love Apple, hate Apple. Keep your ugly thoughts to yourself and feel free to remove yourself from this article.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        You’re half a heartbeat away from perma-banning. I don’t care if you love Apple, hate Apple. Keep your ugly thoughts to yourself and feel free to remove yourself from this article.

  • YOU

    THE IPHONE 4S KILLED STEVE JOBS

  • http://twitter.com/counterblow the person

    actualy I think Apple just killed Sprint.  With such an underwhelming phone and the fact Sprint is committed to move 32 million of them, I think they are screwed.

  • jon

    I like the comment below about chicken little…”The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” Lol. You have to look at the big picture. As, I and others have said before, the sky is falling in Sprints world. 30 million unit minimum has sealed their fate. If it were an iphone5, things might be ever so slightly not as doom and gloom over there. But we are talking about a phone with ZERO improvements that matter to the iphone niche market. Those customers are not techies that care about a dual core A5 processor. This phone got a really bad receiption from the media and customers alike. Sprint was and is delisionary to think they can push 30 million old iphones to a customer base of 52 million. Even IF, and that’s a huge if, they manage to add subcribers because of this old iphone; it won’t be anywhere near the numbers they need to justify 30 million units. This headline should be about the iphone killing Sprint. T-Mobile showed great business acumen not to cave to Apples outragous unit minimums. 30 million units with 30 million post paid subcribers would be suicide…take a step back and make smart business decision and not one based on desparation like Sprint.

  • jon

    I like the comment below about chicken little…”The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” Lol. You have to look at the big picture. As, I and others have said before, the sky is falling in Sprints world. 30 million unit minimum has sealed their fate. If it were an iphone5, things might be ever so slightly not as doom and gloom over there. But we are talking about a phone with ZERO improvements that matter to the iphone niche market. Those customers are not techies that care about a dual core A5 processor. This phone got a really bad receiption from the media and customers alike. Sprint was and is delisionary to think they can push 30 million old iphones to a customer base of 52 million. Even IF, and that’s a huge if, they manage to add subcribers because of this old iphone; it won’t be anywhere near the numbers they need to justify 30 million units. This headline should be about the iphone killing Sprint. T-Mobile showed great business acumen not to cave to Apples outragous unit minimums. 30 million units with 30 million post paid subcribers would be suicide…take a step back and make smart business decision and not one based on desparation like Sprint.

  • jon

    I like the comment below about chicken little…”The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” Lol. You have to look at the big picture. As, I and others have said before, the sky is falling in Sprints world. 30 million unit minimum has sealed their fate. If it were an iphone5, things might be ever so slightly not as doom and gloom over there. But we are talking about a phone with ZERO improvements that matter to the iphone niche market. Those customers are not techies that care about a dual core A5 processor. This phone got a really bad receiption from the media and customers alike. Sprint was and is delisionary to think they can push 30 million old iphones to a customer base of 52 million. Even IF, and that’s a huge if, they manage to add subcribers because of this old iphone; it won’t be anywhere near the numbers they need to justify 30 million units. This headline should be about the iphone killing Sprint. T-Mobile showed great business acumen not to cave to Apples outragous unit minimums. 30 million units with 30 million post paid subcribers would be suicide…take a step back and make smart business decision and not one based on desparation like Sprint.

  • I’m sorry Steve Jobs

    I think it’s kind of funny that we’re advised to not OS bash in this thread, but essentialy, the original article is one gigantic OS bash. What is T-Mobile lacking other than the iPhone? Super Large screen phone? Hercules this month. Dual core superphone? Sensation, G2X, Mytouch 4g slide. High end camera phone? Mytouch 4G slide, G2X. Next gen blackberry? The 9900. Windows 7 phone? HD7. Add to that the biggest range of mid range single core androids, budget sub 1ghz androids, traditional blackberries 97xx and 93xx, plus feature phones and basic phones, what is missing?

    Therefore, by saying not having the iPhone when everyone else does is the “nail in the coffin”, it is saying “yeah, iPhone is so amazing that without it, why would anyone sign up for t-mobile?”

    Seriously, one single phone is not 100 percent of activations, not even half of them. Hundreds of thousands of people still activate on whatever is free, or whatever is under $100, or look for specific features like a full qwerty keyboard, a super large screen, or a specific form factor. the Iphone [as much as David think is it is better than android] does not fit the needs of every single wireless consumer.

    If the iPhone is as big as deal as you think it is, why are screen protectors for the Evo selling as many units on amazon as screen protectors for the iPhone? why are 2 of the top 3 accessories micro usb charges?

    More than anything, Apple is going to be so late to the race it’s not even funny. With the 4S out, who seriously believes iPhone 5 is out in the next quarter? The current wave of android phones make the 4g look ancient, the 4S look ancient, and by the time iPhone 5 comes out, every single OS will have hardware light years ahead of it.  The Apple “name” and the “Sheeple” are the only reason Apple is in the race. Anyone who has worked as a direct dealer for any wireless company can tell you, it takes less than 15 minutes to educate someone on android and they will never be caught dead with an iphone again. Sorry, but it’s true.

    • Anonymous

      You aren’t looking at this from a real business perspective.  I used to foolishly think how you did when i was an undergrad in EE.  I was a typical nerd and only saw things from my perspective until i went and got My MBA from Tufts Univ.  It wasn’t until then that I realized how the business world really works.  The angles you are using to make your point aren’t relevant to the market as a whole.  You must realize that in business you can’t be subjective and you really need to understand the human element.  Based on your comments, I’m safely concluding that you only understand your own subjectivity.  Even if this release were to fail, which it probably won’t, Apple has the power, money and resources to completely go “all in” in designing something that the others will take a long time to play “catch up” with.  Not to be condescending, but stick to your scope of direct retail understanding and keep up the good work.    Stop preaching biased garbage to everyone else, you don’t sound wise or savvy.  

      • Giraffe

        What is relevant statistically is Android market share vs iOS devices, and data traffic comparisons.  Consumers are less likely to want a top tier smartphone as long as it does what they need it to do with reasonable support.  While people may have interest and even prefer iOS devices, they continue to choose android for the reasonable price point and comparable features.  Android enthusiasts will always see their product as superior to iOS because of its advantages (and ignore what the iPhone offers in comparison) and Apple fanboys will not be swayed. The place where the phone debate comes to life are people who don’t have the most funds, getting their first smartphones,  and simply want the phone to do what they’re looking for: browse the web, get easy access to social networks, youtube, google, and documents, and utilize the occasional app or game.  When both products offer similar levels of performance and do precisely what you need to, proponents of function and technical specs go Android, and those with more money than they need that prefer the aesthetic form go iOS.  iOS holds a strong share of the smartphone world, but Android can and will catch up as a result of that.

  • hoot-hoot

    we’ll in all honesty it is a god phone. when a new phone comes out, what do they compare it to? iPhone of course! you name me a phone that out sells the iPhone(any generation) and tell me its not the god of phones.

    nexus prime will blow the iPhone 4s specs out of the water.

  • mrmiddl

    all i can say is, marriage changes us all. especially when you marry someone that is out to control and mold you into their image.

  • Vim

    What Sprint really needed from Apple to hurt T-Mobile was:

    1) The 3GS to give away for free to new sign-ups.  That combined with its highly competitive rate plans would have spelled trouble for T-Mobile on the low-end where Sprint and T-Mobile really go head to head.  (AT&T gets to give away the 3GS but their rate plans aren’t as competitively priced as Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s.)

    2) WIMAX support on the 4S. T-Mobile’s higher end customers are going to be understandably reluctant to dump HSPA+ supported Android on T-Mobile for slower Sprint IPhones that don’t support WIMAX. 

    Sprint got neither.  All I see Sprint getting out of the deal is a slightly lower churn in return for an astronomical amount of debt that will likely force higher rates on its customers at some point in the next year or two.

    • Littlesis1774

      Sprint is going to LTE and dropping WIMAX

      • Bigstuffedtiger

        Sprint’s LTE isn’t going to be launched this year.  WiMAX is what Sprint has right now. Without some sort of 4G solution, Sprint can’t compete with T-Mobile or Verizon in terms of data speed. 

  • Guest

    The real truth is that the iPhone is junk! I believe that it has nothing to do with Android over iPhone because iPhone is not really a smartphone compared to Android.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not an apple fan but your statement is pathetically stupid.

    • Littlesis1774

      well a lot of people don’t agree with you. T-mobile is going to lose a lot more customers

    • Littlesis1774

      well a lot of people don’t agree with you. T-mobile is going to lose a lot more customers

  • Giraffe

    Look at Sprint’s agreement with Apple, and the fact that they won’t be making profit on the offer for years after the agreement starts.  if T-Mobile gets purchased or anything happens to it, DT ends up shorted.  T-Mobile can plan out long-term investments, but is fundamentally unable to press the button until the merger is resolved, one way or the other.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      That isn’t the deal, the terms of the rumored deal never came to pass. That was for the iPhone 5 according to the rumors so you can’t talk about any “deal” with Sprint because we don’t know what it looks like.

      • Maureewy

        Why do you say that? Most sites like Bloomberg are still reporting it in todays articles. 

  • rykidingme

    who cares about the iphone. im glad it didn’t come to t-mobile who needs the piece of … this site is getting ridiculous stop talking about the iphone, i come here for t-mobile news not iphone news. make another site called iphone lovers news. and keep this tmonews.

  • T Anon

    It’s simple…T-Mobile is not going to put a premium phone on their network that doesn’t offer premium data speeds.  

    iPhone is data is slow…especially when compared to Samsung Galaxy 2, even on the other networks.  

    Also, I wouldn’t pay the premium Sprint did for the iPhone.  Apple is falling into the same pattern in the 80′s.  Apple is no longer an innovative company and is trying to sue their way to greatness.  Not a good business model.

  • T Anon

    It’s simple…T-Mobile is not going to put a premium phone on their network that doesn’t offer premium data speeds.  

    iPhone is data is slow…especially when compared to Samsung Galaxy 2, even on the other networks.  

    Also, I wouldn’t pay the premium Sprint did for the iPhone.  Apple is falling into the same pattern in the 80′s.  Apple is no longer an innovative company and is trying to sue their way to greatness.  Not a good business model.

  • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

    I dont think anyone looking at the acquisition will look at the absence of the iphone on T-Mo as any kind of indication of anything other than enough money wasnt offered to apple for them to carry it and certainly not as any kind of statement on the carrier’s worth. Seems the iphone is getting too much credit here, hasnt exactly dominated other OS’s on Verizon since it was made available, has it?

    • Maureewy

      Exactly. I think your post should be required reading but sadly others will ignore it and post how this signals A or B without and logical evidence to back it up. 

    • Maureewy

      Exactly. I think your post should be required reading but sadly others will ignore it and post how this signals A or B without and logical evidence to back it up. 

    • Mavin

      Wrong, Verizon’s top selling phone is the Iphone.  And they have had it for less than a year.  Bottom line, it would have brought significant revenue.  Maybe not enough to save Tmo but some is better than attrition of customers.

  • Brianb

    This is not a matter of Apple not wanting T-mobile.  Did you see sprint had to buy 3 years worth of Iphone upfront?  Tmobile won’t do it.  Apple is demanding a HUGE upfront pile of cash.

    T-mobile didn’t want to do this at this time.

    • Anonymous

      i think the only reason sprint got it was because it uses the same bands as Verizon tho.  it was just a matter of making it official in my opinion

  • Scudder Mersman

    Once the iPhone becomes lame and passe, then T-Mobile will get it…..i know that’s a long way off….but the day will come when it’s popularity will wane and others will surpass it’s capeabilities…..it’s inevitable.  Then, T-Mobile will get it!

  • El Jimmy

    I have to take a quick aside and rather than comment on this story, comment on the writing and opinion.

    It’s easy to understand that this isn’t a corporate news outlet with highly paid journalists behind the scenes, but I would really encourage Andrew and his counterparts to at least walk into a Writing 121 class or audit a Journalism class at their local community college or have someone proof read their articles prior to posting.

    I knew I was in for a grammatical whirlwind as soon as I read the title. “Did Apple Just Give AT&T T-Mobile?” Not only is this title not grammatically sound, but the article that follows it fails to even support it. I thought maybe I was having deja vu when I read, “they are waiting for T-Mobile to be swallowed whole…” Didn’t I just read that? No, it just feels that way because two sentences prior I read, “AT&T is going to swallow them whole.” Using such a strong allegory twice in the same paragraph is forgivable, although off-putting, but I still read on.

    The closing statements of this article indicate that, “The fact that T-Mobile is now the only major carrier without the iPhone is the biggest argument FOR the merger…” First of all, this is an acquisition, not a merger. Secondly, I have been following this acquisition very closely, reviewing news articles daily, reading opinions of the professionals who speak to the acquisition, and I have yet to come across an article which indicates that the primary reason why the deal should go through is because T-Mobile does not carry the iPhone. I haven’t been aware of congress making such an assertion, the FCC has not indicated that the iPhone is the primary determining factor, and the DOJ seems to be more concerned about competition as a whole than specific to the iPhone. In fact, neither T-Mobile nor AT&T have used the iPhone as their supporting argument and they are the companies fighting for the deal to pass. If this is in fact the biggest argument for the ‘merger’ then I’d like to see some supporting arguments and understand what merit the writer has to make such an outrageous claim. He goes on to say, “it is a significant one.” I would have made my own connection that the “biggest” argument is also a “significant” argument. There was no need to point it out.

    I truly appreciate the spirit in which this blog is maintained and I appreciate the spirit behind the articles and the writer’s desire to keep us informed. But when the articles are full of unsupported hypotheses and conjecture I loose faith in the accuracy of the information I read. I want to continue to trust TmoNews, I just hope that the writers allow for a little more attention to detail. In a time when the blog is likely reaching a pinnacle in visits from parties interested in the ensuing deal and the legal complications that come with it, I think now is the time to clean up the writing and show those new readers what you’re made of.

    • frontrowfred

      Most of us come here to reed other opinions, not reed the rants of the corection police.  You our entitled to right what yue wont, but if it bothers you that much why come hear?  Git a lyfe man!  I hope you have fun correcting this.  The articles posted are great, so what if they are not written to the HIGH STANDARDS you aspire.

      • El Jimmy

        The articles posted are great? To what standard? With what support? I agree that most of the articles are absolutely forward looking and supported with logic and fact. Comments I’ve made on other articles in the past support thought.

        The argument in this article is completely misleading and inaccurate. This is TmoNews, not TmoOpinion. I have no desire to correct the opinions left in the comments section. Opinion is what this section is for. That’s also why I leave my “rants” down here rather than insisting that they get their own headline.

        I come here because TmoNews has a history of accuracy and well thought argument. This article does not exemplify either of those traits. My comment speaks to that and I hope that’s what others see.

      • El Jimmy

        The articles posted are great? To what standard? With what support? I agree that most of the articles are absolutely forward looking and supported with logic and fact. Comments I’ve made on other articles in the past support thought.

        The argument in this article is completely misleading and inaccurate. This is TmoNews, not TmoOpinion. I have no desire to correct the opinions left in the comments section. Opinion is what this section is for. That’s also why I leave my “rants” down here rather than insisting that they get their own headline.

        I come here because TmoNews has a history of accuracy and well thought argument. This article does not exemplify either of those traits. My comment speaks to that and I hope that’s what others see.

        • jon

          I totally agree with you. Most of the time I come here to read articles or blog post supported by fact. And about 95% of the time these guys deliver great stuff. However, this post really put me off. This was a very short sighted opinion of an apple fanboy that thinks the savior of T-Mobile rest with an old iphone. Give me a freakin’ break…And the nail in the coffin graphic was equally off-putting, even before steve jobs passing. I found it childish and insensitive to all the T-Mobile employees who’s livlihoods hang in the balance. Perhaps we can get back to TmoNews and let go of the iphone envy..

        • jon

          I totally agree with you. Most of the time I come here to read articles or blog post supported by fact. And about 95% of the time these guys deliver great stuff. However, this post really put me off. This was a very short sighted opinion of an apple fanboy that thinks the savior of T-Mobile rest with an old iphone. Give me a freakin’ break…And the nail in the coffin graphic was equally off-putting, even before steve jobs passing. I found it childish and insensitive to all the T-Mobile employees who’s livlihoods hang in the balance. Perhaps we can get back to TmoNews and let go of the iphone envy..

    • Kcb764

      Did your faith come loose after you hit a pothole? Lose, it is spelled lose. You lose a little credibility when you have poor spelling.

      • El Jimmy

        Fair enough. I even had to “Like” your comment. If I’m going to go on about proof reading then I should be certain not to post a comment that included a typo in the word, “lose.” Good catch. I would have called anyone else out on it myself. :)

    • Anonymous

      Although I agree with much of what you wrote,  this is still technically a merger.  People often associate mergers with equality of some sort, however anytime you are merging entities (regardless of who is purchasing whom) it is still a merger.  

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

    #tired of apple skipping over T-Mobile. I want a 4G T-Mobile iPhone, I don’t want slow ass CDMA, and I don’t want every call I make to drop (AT&T) I love T-Mobile, every customer representative and store clerk I have associated with has been extremely helpful, and never rude *cough Verizon* It’s sad that Apple is playing school bully, and has to exclude not just T-Mobile, but every single customer or possible customer that ever dreamed of an iPhone on T-Mobile. 

    • Meagan

      Tmobile does have the iPhone, just not TmobileUSA.  Tmobile sells plenty of iPhones elsewhere in our big world.  The iPhone is rated as one of Tmobiles top-selling mobiles. 
      If TmobileUSA had faith in themselves and being able to handle all the sales and commissions, then TmobileUSA would have the iPhone.

    • Meagan

      Tmobile does have the iPhone, just not TmobileUSA.  Tmobile sells plenty of iPhones elsewhere in our big world.  The iPhone is rated as one of Tmobiles top-selling mobiles. 
      If TmobileUSA had faith in themselves and being able to handle all the sales and commissions, then TmobileUSA would have the iPhone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000041129068 John Angelo Moraitis

    Imagine 2 iPhone 4S’s on T-mobile for $99.99 a month. People would flock to T-Mobile for that price. Thats what they needed! 

    • Bigstuffedtiger

      If only it were that easy…  For that to happen T-Mobile would have to eat a subsidy of $600 per phone.  Given how little many T-Mobile customers pay for their service, that wouldn’t leave them enough of a margin to survive, not with the minimum commitment volume of 30.5 million iphones Apple appears to be demanding.  That’s would require T-Mobile’s to sell an IPhone to nearly every single one of its customers.  Even Sprint with a somewhat larger customer base is charging $199.99 for the IPhone, and they’re going to be losing money on their $500 subsidy for years with the hope that eventually they’ll sell enough to make a very small amount of money several years down the road.  They’re praying it will help them grow their customer base. It’s a huge gamble for Sprint because that’s $20 billion they’re not going to have to spend on improving their network or customer service in the interim, two very important areas in which Verizon is rapidly pulling away on them. 

      • Vim

        I just want to clarify that by IPhone, I was referring to the IPhone 4S just as the previous poster said.

      • 21stNow

        John was referring to the monthly service cost, which is a Value Plan.  There are no phone subsidies on the Value Plan.

        • Bigstuffedtiger

          A misread on my part, nevertheless part of my argument still holds. Apple does demand a subsidy from its partners.  It doesn’t allow them to sell the phone unsubsidized.  This was why Verizon turned Apple down initially, and this is why Sprint is now going into so much debt to carry the 4S.  That said, I’m sure T-Mo would have quite a few takers on a Value Plan with an unsubsidized 4S.

  • http://twitter.com/jsblake930 Jeffrey S. Blake

    I really don’t want to be part of the evil deathstar but I can’t wait to get an iPhone. I have been a T-Mobile customer for 90 years now and I am as loyal as they get but i’m starting to get tired of the short part of the stick. I may just leave for Sprint when my contract is up next year. 

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

      If you’ve been with T-Mobile for 90 years it means you’re pretty old like over 100.  You don’t need an iPhone.  You need to save your money for your incontinence medicine prescription. 

    • http://twitter.com/eb101 mynameseli

      LOL HEY GRANDPA :D

    • Kinglakers9999

      you dont need a phone, you will be dead soon

  • macman37

    Everyone,

    Let’s try to be strong and hold out until the FCC gives their decision on the acquisition/merger; Apple can’t take a gamble and include the 1700AWS frequency band when they don’t know it’s fate.  It may be gone when AT&T gets the green light from to use it for the future 4G LTE expansion; or hopefully it will still be around when the FCC denies the merger.  It would be a big financial loss for Apple if they included it and it gets diminished some time soon.  I personally feel that the FCC is to blame for not giving their decision sooner; if Apple and the public clearly known that the FCC is not going to allow AT&T to use T-Mobile’s frequency bands for their future 4G LTE network sooner before this past event, I strongly feel that T-Mobile would be a carrier for the iPhone.  With the DoJ not wanting any of the Big 4 networks {Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint} not merging, the best thing we can do is to encourage the FCC not to take too much time in making their decision; we already know that former FCC members are predicting that the FCC will deny this.  Another thing we can do is send messages to T-Mobile USA higher management and tell them to look into other partnerships, like the Dish Network, that would help them build out and deploy T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network faster.

  • macman37

    Everyone,

    Let’s try to be strong and hold out until the FCC gives their decision on the acquisition/merger; Apple can’t take a gamble and include the 1700AWS frequency band when they don’t know it’s fate.  It may be gone when AT&T gets the green light from to use it for the future 4G LTE expansion; or hopefully it will still be around when the FCC denies the merger.  It would be a big financial loss for Apple if they included it and it gets diminished some time soon.  I personally feel that the FCC is to blame for not giving their decision sooner; if Apple and the public clearly known that the FCC is not going to allow AT&T to use T-Mobile’s frequency bands for their future 4G LTE network sooner before this past event, I strongly feel that T-Mobile would be a carrier for the iPhone.  With the DoJ not wanting any of the Big 4 networks {Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint} not merging, the best thing we can do is to encourage the FCC not to take too much time in making their decision; we already know that former FCC members are predicting that the FCC will deny this.  Another thing we can do is send messages to T-Mobile USA higher management and tell them to look into other partnerships, like the Dish Network, that would help them build out and deploy T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network faster.

  • Willie

    My question is what happens to tmobile if the nexus prime doesn’t come to them and goes exclusively to verizon as rumors have it? No iphone, no nexus prime = fail tmobile.

  • Willie

    My question is what happens to tmobile if the nexus prime doesn’t come to them and goes exclusively to verizon as rumors have it? No iphone, no nexus prime = fail tmobile.

  • CCSS

    I was at my local TMO store yesterday and saw 2 at&t customers with iphones switching to TMO! 

  • djhjdksj

    nothing, get more customers!

  • dfrrf

    what would happen if t-mobile don’t  get the nexus prime, now that’s a whole different story, i would probably be switching to a company that gets the nexus prime. 

  • Tsg11

    I just pre-ordered the Iphone 4s and switched to Att. I’ve been with T-mobile for 8 years  I feel like their service has been getting worse. These are the reasons why I switched:
    *Bad coverage -I can live with bad coverage and I did so because I always hoped it will eventually  get better, it didn’t, I lose signal in about 50% of the buildings I walk in.
    * 3G coverage, I live on the Gulf Coast, FL and we just got 3G, but it is still very spotty. Att, Verizon and Sprint had 3G here for at least 2 years now.
    * I called customer service about some bogus premium charges on my phone that I never subscribed for.  They told me that sometimes happen it’s a third party company and the only way to be sure I stop it is to pay T-mobile $5 a month to block all premium texts. That sealed the deal for me, sealed the deal with Att that is. 

  • Tsg11

    I just pre-ordered the Iphone 4s and switched to Att. I’ve been with T-mobile for 8 years  I feel like their service has been getting worse. These are the reasons why I switched:
    *Bad coverage -I can live with bad coverage and I did so because I always hoped it will eventually  get better, it didn’t, I lose signal in about 50% of the buildings I walk in.
    * 3G coverage, I live on the Gulf Coast, FL and we just got 3G, but it is still very spotty. Att, Verizon and Sprint had 3G here for at least 2 years now.
    * I called customer service about some bogus premium charges on my phone that I never subscribed for.  They told me that sometimes happen it’s a third party company and the only way to be sure I stop it is to pay T-mobile $5 a month to block all premium texts. That sealed the deal for me, sealed the deal with Att that is. 

  • http://www.everycharger.com/  laptop chargers

    Google has phones for tmobile and apple doesn’t have the iphone for tmobile yet that’s why i like android..You have done a great job by sharing this post with us. 

  • Anonymous

    The iPhone is for the IT crowd, if you are so softheaded and superficial you deserve to be on AT&T and their crappy network.

  • Smitty

    Or maybe, T-Mobile wanted the I-Phone a while back and Apple did not want to talk to them about it. Now that the Android market has surpassed the I-Phone, T-Mobile does not need it anymore. Android phones are the wave of the future.

    • Littlesis1774

      That crap they never wanted the iphone which why they mocking it in their commercials. None of the android phones pass iphones

  • Smitty

    Or maybe, T-Mobile wanted the I-Phone a while back and Apple did not want to talk to them about it. Now that the Android market has surpassed the I-Phone, T-Mobile does not need it anymore. Android phones are the wave of the future.

  • Peachsuga

    I’m pretty much over T mobile, my contract is over in 5 months and I’ll be going else where.

  • sulugotowarp

    Here are my thoughts about this whole mess.

    Tmobile and Apple need to shape up

    Both Tmobile and Apple are acting very arrogant. Apple wants too much money and upfront buyout of the iphone from every major carrier prior to even selling the iphone. Thats good for Apple and no one else. All companies do this but not as bad as apple.

    Tmobile needs to expand and stop leaning on the merger. As much as it should happen,(and it should) Most people don’t trust the merge so it probably wont happen. So if not, Tmobile will not be better off. They will be in trouble. They probably missed the iphone over it.

    Tmobile needs to sell Phones as well as plans:I love my HTC Sensation. I like it better than the Iphone. But HTC only has a name with people who know phones. People who don’t know phones still know what the iphone is. But who knows what the sensation is? (Just an example) Plans don’t sell phones, but phones sell plans. Thats a fact. Why else would ATT be so big with such a terrible reputation? (iphone did it)This Android vs Iphone thing is for chumpsI love Android, but I believe the only reason why some bash the Iphone so much is because they can’t have it. So don’t bash because the iphone is trendy. In fact, don’t bash at all let the phones speak for themselves. Iphone users you are guilty of the same thing. Competition is good. Name calling is juvenile, and the word fanboy is for a shallow mind.Tmobile is shrinking.Tmobile is the only one of the major carriers without the iphone. If this weren’t important, we would not  be talking about it. If you hate the iphone good for you. If you love the iphone good for you. So what? This is a severe handicap, and tmobile is going to pay for this one. Android is great, but so what. The other guys have it too. No phones set us apart. We are not unique, and the plans are the only thing we have. This is not good. We will survive, but we are shrinking. It has been happening for a while now. People are leaving more than they are coming in. Iphone would have helped. Regardless of what we think. Its a shame too. Because Tmobile is the best.

  • http://www.seopositiveltd.co.uk/reputation-management.php Samara

    Google has phones for tmobile and apple doesn’t have the iphone for tmobile yet

  • Erika

    My opinion is that T-Mobile Needs to do what it takes to get the iPhone no matter what.. That’s the only Way to keep them on the competition plus some of the customers will love to have the iPhone And Apple needs to Make an agreement for T-Mobile to get the iPhone as soon as possible.. I don’t know why Apple is making a big deal about giving T-Mobile The iPhone And if it is about money T-Mobile needs to give up the money so they can make one especially for T-Mobile.. I’ve been a T-Mobile customer for about eight years now But also been an AT&T customer for about 10 years now And all I’m saying is that if T-Mobile does not get an iPhone I’m going to have to let them go Because for the past 8 years I’ve been needing two phones but soon I Would only be needing one phone And of course I love T-Mobile plans but I really love AT&T iPhones And services.. T-Mobile you need to make it happen you need to get the IPhone ASAP If not You Aren’t just losing me as a customer but many more