Poll Of The Day: Will You Buy An iPhone On T-Mobile?

After years of waiting, the iPhone looks to be all but a sure thing for T-Mobile sometime early next year. While T-Mobile nor Apple have confirmed which “Apple Products” will arrive on Magenta store shelves, T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere hinted at the worlds most “iconic device” landing soon. Which leads to our question and today’s poll is…will you buy an iPhone on T-Mobile?

Now please, let’s not make this poll a “which OS is better” fanboy war, that’s not my intent. The real question is whether or not T-Mobile’s CEO is right or on the right track in his hope that the iPhone will help stop or lower the company’s churn in 2013. There’s no doubt some of you will stay loyal to your OS of choice, but for others the introduction of the iPhone is the last remaining holdout on T-Mobile and now provides the company with the same bevy of options as their competition. Choice is good, no matter what your preference is.

So, in a perfect world, let’s just say the iPhone 5 launches on T-Mobile in March of next year, will you buy it?



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  • KOD


  • burt

    I really hope the price of the iPhone 5 can at least come down a bit, when T-Mobile launches it. Good step in the right direction. I can finally have the best of both worlds. Nexus + iPhone. Good stuff!!

  • RobotChupacabra

    I would, if only to try something different. I’ve been on Android for a while, but all the good phones have giant screens, which is annoying.

  • BahamasGeek242

    As long as Google keeps the unlocked Nexus phones between $300 and $450 I will continue to buy Nexus Phones but I guess even if it was $600 I still cant see my self moving to IOS after being on android for so long and using so many google services. What can I say Google they got me just like Microsoft got me as a kid when they donated 100 computers to my school in the early 90’s I was hooked on windows.

  • The Architect

    I’ll pass on the iPh., ♥’n my Note 2!!!

    • Guest

      Since my post got edited, I’ll repost!!! “I’LL PASS ON THE iPh, ♥’n my Note 2!!! :-D

    • The Architect

      I’ll pass on the I.P.H.!

  • albertz

    I think having the choice is more important. People who love android wont go to apple but if given the option on the network they like then who knows some might try it out. I think its a good thing for tmobile. And no im not an apple fanboy. I dont believe the hype. I read the numbers and i make choice that way. Im galaxy s4 bound. Sorry i had to throw that in there.

  • taron19119

    Yeah and can’t wait to see if T-Mobile do this right

  • no2apple

    Yes, when they can match samsung in hardware and google in software.. Meaning it will never happen,,
    Just bought a unlocked iphone for someone though.

  • http://www.uragon.com/ Bogart

    I’m one of the None of the Aboves, as it is good and I don’t care if iPhone is in T-mobile now, as long TMO takes care of their customer.

  • h_f_m

    I voted yes, but only because I think my wife will want one. I am forever Nexus.

  • Bud

    1200 people on froyo and loving it.

  • Matt

    still love android and wont stop but for people like my parents, who despise technology nearly as much as i despise explaining the simplest of functions to them (i question their intelligence sometimes), i will send them on the iphone bandwagon for sure

  • Nearmsp

    I had a SGS2 on value plan and bought an iPhone 5 after the refarming of Minneapolis. My experience has been horrible. The refarming is a sham, calls keep dropping each time the connection goes from 3G to Edge. So if you the refarmed 1900 Mhz is the only frequency the iPhone will run on, I would strongly recommend people not to buy an iPhone to use on T-mobile’s network. That said, how do I feel having used many Blackberry phones and Android and now using an iPhone 5? Google blows away iOs when it comes to maps, integration of all your contacts, your on-line search on chrome and the Android device. Google’s voice mail does not integrate with iOs so you miss out on that. Good points of an iPhone? No one makes a phone in which the hardware and software integrate so well. There is no lag in the iOs. Control is back immediately one presses home button unlike the hang in SGS2. The noise cancellation for voice calls, the smart battery life, the faster Wi-Fi and in general a very smart phone with lots of features. I am still having buyers remorse from the lousy 3G network, and I will either cancel my T-mobile membership after 10+ years or switch back to a new SGS4 in spring. It will entirely depend on how T-mobile’s network refarming progresses. I do not think Apple should partner with T-mobile until it is able to upgrade its 3G coverage.

    • tmorep

      The refarming goes “live” in cities once they are close to 75% completion. You just have to be patient as it is not finished yet. That said, I too enjoy different factors from both operating systems. FYI Google voicemail works flawlessly on iOS and so does Google Search and Chrome.

  • Alan713

    I’d just use one already unlocked! I don’t need 3G from TMO for my iPhone. just calls and text good enough + wifi.

  • TBN27

    Choice is wonderful. I can go to a Nexus 4 because i am heavily invested in google with all the apps i bought, or go with an iPhone 5 for a reliable os and larger hardrive option. Love/gate feeling because it takes longer to make a decision. Now the latest problem is that since my GSII has stabilized since tha factory reset, i can go without an update for a while now. However i know when it is time to upgrade, i sure will not upgrade to an android device that isn’t coming from the nexus line until this fragmentation can stop.

  • corona10


  • olographics

    Don’t Get Me wrong, I love android OS, but I can’t deny the hardware of apple’s Iphone is beautiful, but if I have the choice of Android vs IOS, 100% Android is a go… At least for me

  • wsj

    I would buy 5 tomorrow if they worked on all five LTE bands. As much as I have been waiting for a fully function iPhone (ie; not edge). not much good if unabel to use date in Europe too. I just hope they have an iPhone 5T, the 2 USA and 3 Europe, like Verizon.

  • my opinion

    Happy to have the option, but now that I’ve gone to Android I don’t want to get used to something new.
    Plus, I’d like to know if the Iphone will have WiFi calling like the Android does on TMo. Without that, no signal at my house, so no go.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

    Yes buying for sure. Been waiting for years for T-Mobile to get the iPhone, even went back to AT&T for a while, now it’s finally coming. As an employee it also means I will finally stop hearing “why don’t you guys have the iPhone?”, “when are you getting the iPhone?”

    I really hope it’s an iPhone that supports the current AWS bands as the refarming is slow and only in very limited areas. It probably won’t be until late 2013 that T-Mobile has the majority of their current AWS HSPA+ areas refarmed.

  • http://twitter.com/kevoptimus Kevin

    I love that people are just happy that it’s finally arrived, and are happy for a healthier company! I’m stoked for TMo to grow!

  • GwapoAko

    Already got iPhone 4$ so I’m not buying. Also got Nexus 4 :)

  • auser72

    I love Android OS and variety of phones it offers, but having a teenager and tween on my account I’m sure I’ll be purchasing a couple Iphones.

  • Craigers

    I agree David, choice is what will keep churn down. I’ve remained on Tmobile for years waiting for the iPhone, so this is exciting for me, but lets not forget Tmobile still has work to do with other choices. I was very unhappy that I could not get either a Nokia 900 Windows phone nor an HTC One X. I love my One S, but I sure would have liked the choice.

  • Frank Alvarez

    Where was the option for I’ve already brought my unlocked iPhone for T-Mobile?

  • Noel

    Well different strokes for different folks…i am ALL ANDROID but this is good for Tmo in general. Might get one for my lady but i think the iPhone is over rated..the fact is some ppl just love anything Apple. This will likely put a dent on Android sales on Tmo..but not enuf to deter Androids overall match to the top.

  • TBN27

    I’m getting one for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reylflores Rey Flores

    Love Android GS3, an iPhone even with a 4″ screen is way too small. Apple and their high priced iPhone are done!

  • Feedback

    I hate the “cutsey” framing of the question… I don’t hate or love or any of those sentiments… Being cute trivializes the valeu of this survey.

  • Tony in Miami

    Yes I would be buying an Iphone. I did not go to Verizon, Sprint or the Evil Empire of AT&T instead I waited……Been with Magenta for over 9 years and they have always treated me right,,,,

  • LayC

    It all depends on if the iPhone will have Wifi Calling. If it does, ill get it on launch day. If not, I have no choice but to stick with my Android…

  • P_Tigras

    No, I have no interest in buying an iphone. I am happy however that T-Mobile has found a way to offer them to those who want them without making the rest of us pay extra to cover those big subsidies that Apple has historically demanded.

  • http://www.facebook.com/unfazedrebel Jé Be (Here but Gone)

    I dont see what the big deal is….those who want an iPhone on T-Mobile already have it. Along with new network improvements you get “4G”speeds. If this new device doesnt have LTE built in then I dont see why T-Mobile sought to get it. over 1 million consumers cant be stupid so clearly them subsidizing an iPhone is mute. O wait they are going value plan only etc blah blah I just dont want the HORDES of cheap people coming over with their iPhone crap messing up a good network well that said the network should know its limits instead of trying to make #$ hand over foot just focus on quality and hell carriers should have a limit on the # of people they allow on their network ..


    You asked and now I’m gonna answer……….HELL NO!!!! Overpriced, for what you get in my opinion.

  • dvd3737

    i wouldnt buy an iphone but its nice to have the option , i love my s3

  • VapidRapidRabbit

    I’ll definitely be getting one. I’m so damn sick of having a 2G/EDGE connection on my unlocked 4S. They need to launch it ASAP!

  • wise one

    A lot of your messed this thread up. A simple question was asked, would buy an iphone on tmobile. All that stuff about nexus, android system or it’s good for tmobile are irrelevant. I get it, some people just want to be heard.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WTHOMHZSMJDKIBZ7CNEPYNWJVM Bob B

    I already own an iPhone 5, but I am looking forward to switching to T-Mobile once again.

  • SEFan

    having used an Android phone for the past 2 years, I’m ready to migrate to an iPhone. I’m a Mac user, and I find there are a lot of things I could do on Android, but still end up doing on my old iPod Touch because it’s just simpler for me. For T-Mobile, good to have more options. As seen here, others are now hooked on Android, so let’s make it the ” big tent”.

  • Zombie Killer

    Choice is good, if you’re the one giving the choice. It says a lot about the intelligence of those you’re giving the choice to. At 10%-ish market share and falling (for VERY good reason…), there is really nothing to be gained by selling iCrap. But it CAN help you pinpoint which of your customers are complete morons and then you can focus your price hikes against them.

  • smirkis

    My girlfriend has been patiently waiting years! this would be a blessing as we’ve held out so long and honestly don’t want to switch to at&t. we love tmobile, jus waiting on that option!