T-Mobile CMO Calls First Day iPhone Sales “Gangbusting”

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With their first complete sales day of the iPhone winding down, T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert reports “gangbusting” sales.

“Today has been gangbusters for T-Mobile,” Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert said in a statement to AllThingsD. “We experienced lines out the door this morning at nearly all of our almost 3,000 stores nationwide.”

Lines tended to die down as the day went on, though after speaking with reps in dozens of stores across the country traffic remained steady even after early morning lines subsided. T-Mobile’s first advertisement for the iPhone 5 launched late last night and Sievert believes customers will be lured to the Magenta network.

“Clearly they want the iPhone 5, and they are voting with their feet that they want it from T-Mobile,” Sievert said.

While T-Mobile hasn’t and likely won’t release numbers until their next quarterly statement, I’ve put out feelers and will hopefully have a better look at how the first day of sales went soon.

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  • thepanttherlady

    Love that shot from the commercial!

  • JustSaying

    Anyone know where Neville Ray has been? I don’t recall seeing him at the uncarrier event..

  • Go T-mobile Go!

    • Dion Mac

      All this time, I thought you were a female lol. My bad.

      • sigh… -_- is my name that bad? lol wth I’d like to say this is the first time I have heard that but its not.

  • Mariodallas

    I went into my old store that i worked at in Dallas and pick my self a iphone and left my old galaxy s3 and saw that all the customers walking into activate or upgrade there phone were all getting iPhone’s im sure the sales numbers are going to be just crazy

    • Dion Mac

      great to hear!

    • Sidekicker89

      Have you seen any LTE in Dallas? What 4G speeds are you seeing there?

      • Wyn6

        There are areas you’re seeing LTE in Dallas. But, it doesn’t officially launch till May 1st.

      • Hector

        Only hspa and 25mps

      • Hector

        Only hspa and 25mps

    • bleeew

      LOL. People don’t want Samsung no more.

      • KAW KAW

        anyone who trades in a gs3 for an iphone or who traded an old iphone for a gs3 are just into whatever is the most popular… Brainless tards..MOVING ON

        • Lawlaw

          Nah. People want quality, not cheap samdung crap.

        • GrowUp Guys

          And add usual on this blog, we have to attack and name call anyone who doesn’t share the same opinion or uses adifferent phone

        • Dion Mac

          I think it was a type. The d is located near the s so I doubt he meant to call them Samsung. And as far as quality… though they have some nice built in specs, thats plastic stuff is just not gone cut it for many of us that have had iphones, or HTC or LG phones. Its also not far to have plastic products and charge the same as other manufacturers who build with quality metals.

        • Guest

          Why? The specs inside it are far better than the competition, of course they should charge the same. Their use of plastic is a person opinion based on watching glass devices shatter and aluminum devices ding. Granted, I don’t like the plastic either… but it doesn’t make it any less of a phone.

        • Matt Gurule

          Why is there a concern what the phone casing is made out of when majority of users cover it up with a phone case? Once you slap a phone case on does not matter if its plastic or aluminum.

        • Dion Mac

          It matters a great deal to me because I believe in style. I purchased a case for my nexus 4, but I never use it because it’s way too pretty to be covered. That aside, Amoled screen are not that! They are over saturated in color to make them appear better quality than they are.

        • Marco

          This is true.

        • zifnab

          lol, whatever, samsung sales numbers tell a wildly different story.

        • nycplayboy78

          Please go to sleep now :)

        • Joseph Lagalla

          go get yourself an htc one in a week.

        • bleeew

          iPhone has been popular. Samsung was just T-Mobile’s best selling phone because it was the only high-end phone that could compete against the iPhone. Now that they have the iPhone consumers have the choice.

        • the2000guy

          ROFL…. I just traded my GS3 for an Ipad 4th generation and I am loving it. And with the integration using an iphone it is only getting better for sure. So I dont miss the GS3 only for the wifi-calling. Dumb is the one who buy a smartphone paying $500 + only to connect to facebook and make calls. That is dumb for sure. And I rather prefer an HTC over samsung so that is why I traded mine until some day HTC do what we want on a smartphone, which is quality, performance, satisfaction and useful.

    • Trevnerdio

      Why’d you downgrade, bro?
      I like that the iPhone is on T-Mobile now but come on ;)

  • Deadeye37

    I walked over to the T-mobile store that was next to the place I was getting my haircut at. That place was slammed! They had a bunch of reps working and they were all busy. Good Job T-mo!

  • Dion Mac

    I loathe the iphone, but I’m considering getting my mom one for her birthday. She likes her ipad so it would make since. She needs something a bit more simple to use than android.

    • iPhone King

      You sound like an undercover hater.

      • Dion Mac

        B!TCH BURN THE COVER. OUT AND PROUD!!!

        The first word of my sentence was loathe
        /lōT͟H/
        Verb
        Feel intense dislike or disgust for.

        So excuse me maam but can you tell me the point of hitting “reply” under my comment?

        • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

          The Isheep is trolling Dion ….u dont need this

        • Dion Mac

          LOL, I don’t know why they just wont leave me be!

        • iPhone King

          Stop hating, obviously you have a pattern.

        • Dion Mac

          Vamoose!

        • Will

          He likes to threaten people as well.

        • Will

          He likes to threaten people as well.

        • g2a5b0e

          LOL. Very nice.

        • Will

          You have anger issues. Maybe Android is making you angry and you should try the iPhone?

        • Will

          You have anger issues. Maybe Android is making you angry and you should try the iPhone?

  • Great news for T-Mobile. They have the best plans, great phones and LTE is on its way. Love it. T-Mobile will be the 3rd ranked Carrier this time next year going after # 2.

    • g2a5b0e

      I agree with you for the most part, but realistically, that just won’t happen. T-Mobile has roughly 33 million subscribers & Metro has roughly 10. That makes 43. Sprint has roughly 51. No way T-Mobile bridges that gap in one year. If the merger & deployments all go extremely well, I could imagine it happening in 3 years, though. That would make me happy to see.

  • Milad

    VERY HAPPY FOR TMOBILE :)

  • BigMixxx

    and T mobile waited THIS long to really push that deal.

    keep pushing T. Keep pushing!

    • Dion Mac

      I don’t think they really had a choice. Back then they prolly had to pony up 15+ billion. With the unsubsidies method, they probably only spent a couple billion. But, as previously stated above, I loathe the iphone, but I’m glad Pink Country finally has it!

  • 21stNow

    I hope that someone took some pictures. I went to the T-Mobile store near my job around lunchtime. It looked busy with a lot more employees than they normally have.

  • TMREPKC

    We had a line today, it died down around 1ish and picked up heavily after people got off work… I would of stayed longer because the line was long once again… however we had more reps than computers so i left. I wasn’t scheduled today but I knew how iPhone launches work..

    • Jose Hernandez

      That’s was really cool of you

    • elite

      I stood the whole day at my store unfortunately my location is not that good at all. I ended with 5 post and 10 EIPs. Easy month to hit quota but the only thing that had me down was getting an SMB. Any tips you can give me bro? I haven’t had one in over 6 months and management is calling me out.

      • TMREPKC

        Just ask when customers walk in if they are on a personal or business account. Majority of personal do have any clue what your talking about… however, when a new customer comes in use the right fit guide to determine if business plans would work best. Find out where they work… if they work for a small business or own… I am deft not the best with smb at all… so i am hearing the same things you are from management

  • msohail

    Good day for t-mobile and Apple … bad one for Android … i got 2 iPhone’s this morning and had to wait in line for almost an hour…75% in the store switched to the iPhone from Android.

    • krazytrixxxsta

      I seriously doubt it a bad day for android. Android is not going anywhere. The market is big enough to sustain both android and ios devices. Blackberry, nokia, and windows phones are going to be affected by this.

      • Enzowned

        You do realize that’s two very different points. He said a bad day, he did not proclaim doom for the Android ecosystem. Some people need to relax lol.

        • krazytrixxxsta

          You have me at a lost. I missed the point were I was angry and upset and needed to relax.

      • Dion Mac

        Agreed. Android is actually #1 and thanks in large part to Samung(as much as I HATE to say that). So, Apple getting a few more million sales isn’t going to take thrown from android, but it will give T-Mobile a much needed bump!

        P.S. I’m hoping that the NEXUS 5 is a bombshell(made by LG) and totally destroys Samsung. But don’t mind me… I broke a shoelace this morning.

        • Marco

          Doubt it.

        • Will

          Android is #1 right now because there are budget phones running Android. Apple has not yet entered the value market but is expected to this year. Not everyone in the world can afford to spend $600 for a phone. Apple will most likely release a plastic based, value phone for emerging economies.

        • cheapphones

          That’s incorrect, Apple has been selling budget phones for years. You don’t consider an iPhone 4 for free budget?

        • Dion Mac

          THANK YOU!!!

    • Yeah pretty much all of our upgrade customers were switching from Androids to the iPhone.

      • Letheh8flowthroughu

        I would expect them to switch right back in a year a two to a newer android device. See the problem is all the tmobile people think they were missing out on iphone for these past few years. When they actually get to own the device they will be like…oh? why did I switch to this? Less features and a more expensive phone…for what?

        • Lethalweapon

          No. People are not as dumb as you seem.

        • Dion Mac

          I was thinking the same thing. Many people only got android b/c iOS wasn’t an option for T-Mobile. So they are going to get it in the droves. But they will soon fell the lack of customization and freedom and will come right back to android in the droves.

        • Sam

          Jailbreak

        • Dion Mac

          So you want people to get freedom illegally. #YourKind SMH!!!

        • dpro

          Jailbreaking is not illegal its the same thing as rooting an Android phone. Unlocking the phone without carrier approval is current due the FCC’s recent half brained decision.

        • dpro

          quick edit for the mistype , remove current from the Unlocking the phone sentence.

        • Dion Mac

          When I said illegal, I meant warranty wise

        • Dion Mac

          When I said illegal, I meant warranty wise

        • iPhone King

          Hating is in your DNA, you can not control it, pathetic.

        • Dion Mac

          And you got a thumbs up on this comment. I’m happy for you!

        • iPhone King

          Did it ever occur to you that people may have had an iphone on a different carrier but switched to TMO for the cost, giving up the iphone and now they have a chance to get it back? Or just generally wanted an iphone because they want all that comes with having one? Nope that can not happen..smh

        • Dion Mac

          I told David that I would behave, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. That saves you from getting a good ole fashion blessing out. On that note, please never respond to me again or I’ll have to break my promise. Capisce?

        • BuckWild

          Yup that’s what I plan on doing

        • I don’t know. I think you guys overestimate the average consumer’s care for the extra customization that Android offers. iPhone is very easy to use and efficient and that’s what most of them said they wanted.

        • Dion Mac

          Unlike other rude comments on here, you make a very clear and sensible argument. Average consumers do like simple and easy to use. My gripe, is that you can make android look just like iOS if you wanted too. Nothing but icons. But can iOS look like android #Widgets… not so much. Multitasking is much easier, theres a dedicated back button(sometimes I could just scream trying to find out how to go back on an iphone), its close to impossible to purchase an app and get a refund(in a certain amount of time) if you don’t like it, not to mention screen size. There are many things, in my opinion(KEY FACTOR), that makes me dislike the iphone. But I respect that other people may like that phone.

          Its just when people like “iPhone King” call me out my name cause I don’t like a certain piece of machinery he uses, well that just gets my blood boiling. But a wise woman once said… “AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FA DAT!”

        • Will

          I create apps for both Android and iPhone. While I have been a big supporter of both operating systems, I would have to say that iOS is much more refined at this point. I did professional case studies where I recorded users using both Android and iPhone apps. Most of the users in the study pointed out that the Android apps, while usually more powerful, were usually less stable and more confusing than iPhone apps.

          Most professional app developers will spend more of their time and budget developing for iPhone and then after it is done, develop for Android. Case in point, Google Maps is more advanced and refined on iOS than it is on Android. Or look at the Pulse news app as another example of iOS app development priority.

        • Tora Mulligan

          Uh… While it may look pretty on iOS, Google Maps is far more advanced and refined on Android.

        • Dion Mac

          Thank you!

        • Will

          I create apps for both Android and iPhone. While I have been a big supporter of both operating systems, I would have to say that iOS is much more refined at this point. I did professional case studies where I recorded users using both Android and iPhone apps. Most of the users in the study pointed out that the Android apps, while usually more powerful, were usually less stable and more confusing than iPhone apps.

          Most professional app developers will spend more of their time and budget developing for iPhone and then after it is done, develop for Android. Case in point, Google Maps is more advanced and refined on iOS than it is on Android. Or look at the Pulse news app as another example of iOS app development priority.

        • TmoRep

          Probably 95% of phones we sold this weekend, at my store, were IPhones but a large chunk of these customers were already iphone users who wanted a fully compatible T-mobile Iphone so I don’t think there were as many people switching as people might think. In fact a good percent of customers who came in were actually holding off on getting Android only because they know the GS4 and HTC One are due soon and want to wait so while Iphones hsould continue to sell well the Galaxy line and likely the One if it is as good as I hear will also do well.

  • This is a win win for T-Mobile, anyway you look at it. Some may hate to admit it, but they can’t go wrong with selling the iPhone 5. It’s long overdue.

    • zifnab

      Why hate to admit it? i won’t buy an iphone but tmobile getting good iphone sales means the spread of LTE at a quicker rate.

      • Jswing

        Lte is amazing in Kansas City, I’m averaging 18up and 9down on my Tmobile IPhone 5!

        • Zacamandapio

          Wow. People usually have the opposite results.
          More downs than ups.

    • Impatient Waiter

      exactly! now customers have every option of smartphone OS. I would never get an iPhone myself, more of an Android fan myself (can’t wait for the GS4!).

    • Oliver Jackson

      I’m a android man but I say the same thing

    • Joseph Tongret

      I couldn’t agree more! Anything Tmo can do to gain subscribers will shift the momentum for even more growth.

  • Chatter

    Not surprised but really y to hear. Also reading on several blogs about how pissed many people are about Verizons new upgrade policy and every thrid comment mentions Tmo as a “different” carrier. I really like this new Tmo!

    • Wilma Flintstone

      CHATTER!!! Whats up man?!?!? I haven’t seen you here in a while :D

      Maybe because I haven’t been browsing the articles here much lately myself.

  • mirna78

    I live in los Angeles went to 3 different tmobile stores Montebello, East la, pico Rivera and there was a line of customers buying iPhones ,the 3 stores were PACKED like never ever before lol of all the years i been to those 3 tmobile stores i never ever seen them this packed it was crazy!

    • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

      Thanks for the update … same thing in Glendale …. very happy for Tmobile

  • Nick Gonzalez

    It wasn’t too busy at the 2 stores near where I work in downtown Denver. I’m sure it’ll be crazier when the iPhone 5S hits.

    • Dion Mac

      If we get the iphone 5s…

      • Nick Gonzalez

        I’m sure we’re getting it.

  • Alxndrv

    I passed by one of the T-Mobile stores today in north county San Diego, around 8:50am and there was only like five
    People in line, I’m
    Not trying to troll but I expected the store to be slammed, maybe a lot of people preordered online.

  • TMoFan

    The iPhone was a huge missing piece; any growth would depend on officially offering it. Now things are falling into place and we can witness the T-Mobile comeback story!

  • GwapoAko

    Yeah!!!!

  • adeedew

    Just randomly called my local store and they have a ton so who knows..:

  • Matthew James

    Let’s just hope they really do start seeing substantial growth in their subscribers. Some of us really want T-Mobile, but only get EDGE in our areas. I hope they expand rural coverage and strenghthen existing HSPA/LTE networks by the end of 2014.

    • minioninnc

      Agreed there 100%!

    • the2000guy

      Agreed pal. For what we paid for we deserve 4G :-)

    • CPPCrispy

      If 2013 is the year we say hello to LTE, 2014 should be the year we say good bye to EDGE.

    • CPPCrispy

      If 2013 is the year we say hello to LTE, 2014 should be the year we say good bye to EDGE.

  • SCM

    T-Mobile might get iphone, but it will never be in be a good company, where employees can be laid off under the pretext of restructuring but in reality they are being replaced by buddies.

    AT&T Tops ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’ List

    http://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202595865802&ATampT_Tops_100_Best_Corporate_Citizens_List

    Beth Shiroishi, vice president of sustainability and philanthropy at AT&T Inc., rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange Thursday after the company was ranked No. 1 on CR Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list

    • Dion Mac

      Will somebody give her the business so I don’t have too? Cause if I do, I wont hold back!

      • Adrayven

        It’s called a troll. Nothing to see here. :)

        • Dion Mac

          Lol!

    • donthate

      SCM my darling you must be living under a rock…

  • SCM

    T-Mobile might get iphone, but it will never be in be a good company, where employees can be laid off under the pretext of restructuring but in reality they are being replaced by buddies.

    • Dion Mac

      Girl wake up!

    • Adrayven

      Meh? Tmo has been under pressure of subscriber losses for some time. W/o leaning up and restructuring they might as well as roll over. No one likes job loss, It’s just the way it goes if a company is to compete.

  • guest

    great now the network will be slow

    • Dion Mac

      LOL, hope that aint the case

  • JB

    I just upgraded my line to iPhone 5 from Tmobile store with EIP . And I’m very surprised that it is factory unlocked already out of the box.

    • sssl48

      That’s good to know! Maybe they’re unlocked because essentially you’re paying full price for it, just on installment? I don’t know but that makes the deal even better.

      • JB

        It’s under the installment plan. The tmobile rep said that the one they are selling in stores are the same model as the ones at apple store which is factory unlocked. I guess it doesn’t matter if you do the installment plan or pay in full.

  • nd

    Of course there would be strong iPhone sales the first day on the new and improved T-Mobile pricing plans. I’ll be there next week hopefully for the HTC one

  • RON

    Screw the IPHONE….wheres the GALAXY S4

  • SkullNBones19

    I waited 1 hr to get an iphone 5. I love the new plans! Tmobile is heading in the right direction!

    • sssl48

      Someone mentioned that their iPhone 5 was sold to them unlocked with EIP. Any idea if yours is unlocked?

      • SkullNBones19

        I don’t have a att sim to check. I might have a simple mobile sim but im guessing that works with Tmobile. Let me try ill get back to you

        • sssl48

          Isn’t there a way to check using iTunes?

        • Guest

          okay it comes unlocked! but the carrier update locks it.

        • SkullNBones19

          I got some screen shots ill post them soon.

        • rene

          yes you are right about that, but if you paid full price, the phone is your, nobody can lock you phone, since you are not in a contract

        • sssl48

          go to Settings>General>About>Carrier
          if the carrier says Carrier 13.0 then it is unlocked
          if not then it is locked to the carrier that you find the name instead of Carrier

        • rene

          carrier 14 is factory unlock too

        • Will

          The carrier update has nothing to do with the phone sim lock state. The carrier profile simply tells the phone what settings are needed for a network’s sim card. Apple includes a base set of carrier profiles with each iOS update.

          What controls the phone’s unlock status is an activation system at Apple All iPhones are sold unlocked. Upon activation (using iTunes), the phone is locked if a carrier sends a flag to Apple that it should be locked (or unlocked). In fact, if you were to perform the activation yourself (only possible if you pay full price and the store lets you walk out with the phone unopened in the box), then you would activate it in iTunes. iTunes will even give you a message saying “Congratulations, your phone is unlocked.”

          If you perform a full restore of your phone and don’t see that message, then contact the store you purchased it from as it is not flagged on Apple’s servers as unlocked. Be forewarned that restoring the phone will put iOS 1.6.3 on it (although without the carrier update). Once you perform that iOS update, you will not be able to jailbreak it until iOS 7 is released this summer. There is currently no stable jailbreak for the iOS 1.6.3 as Apple patched all of the exploits that made jailbreaking possible for that version. The team that does the jailbreaking has found an exploit but will save it for iOS 7.

        • Dion Mac

          I just read a post above where someone said there’s came unlocked.

        • SkullNBones19

          okay it comes unlocked! but the carrier update locks it

        • Will

          All iPhones purchased at full price are factory unlocked. Verizon iPhones are also unlocked whether or not you purchased them at full price. Under current FCC regulations, Verizon cannot lock devices (nor restrict activities on the device) that use the 700 band.

    • sssl48

      So is your iPhone locked or unlocked lol?

  • Smartphone101

    It is amusing that T-Mobile is now the biggest iPhone fan after years of saying it was a horrible phone that couldn’t compare to their almighty Androids and they were a OK without it

    • they never said it was a horrible phone, they were just playing up the strengths of the devices they actually “carried” at the time. Now they wouldn’t have played up the strengths to a device they didn’t offer, now would they.

    • Dion Mac

      Right @Galen20K:disqus. T-Mobile never ever said it was a bad phone. They even said Q4 2012 was a bad quarter due to not having the iphone. At the same time, I don’t feel like T-Mobile is the biggest “fan” of the iphone. If that was the case they wouldn’t have agreed to BB Z10, Samsung’s G4, or HTC’s ONE. They would have just settled for the iphone and some mid range android and windows phones.

    • Denaaaa

      Tmobile gas never said that! Have your facts straight before you post such nonsense!!!

      • Bratty

        Thank you. Ppl just say that without context. Tmo has always attacked ATT speeds on the iphone, not the phone itself.

  • mloudt

    I am in Houston,TX. The 4th largest city in America. I drove around 3 or 4 stores today on the northside of town. I did not go in them but driving by and looking through the windows there wasn’t any over crowdedness or long lines. There was a few people in there and they were waiting but lines from what I saw weren’t bad. Next I went to Deerbrook Mall in Humble,TX to pay my Macy’s Bill. There is a T-mobile store in there. So, I walked by it didn’t go in but i was right in front of the door looking in. I saw only 3 reps and maybe 3 or 4 customers. It is a smaller store and was pretty much empty. That is an update from what I saw Day 1 in Houston,TX THE END!

  • mirna78

    Its berly been the first day and the network in my area got slower >_< i live in downtown LA and theres 2 towers 2 lofts down from were i live. In my loft i would always up till yesterday get 25 mbps dwn ,3-5 dwn now data aint coming tru at all my phone displays full bars of 4G yes full bars but cannot load fb,Google, yahoo mail ,run speed tests,
    keep getting webpage unavailable when trying to load webpages, keep getting network communication error when trying to do a speed test. Took out sim card, restarted phone plenty of times same thing. Just came from the tmobile store on Broadway and 4th to see what was wrong , Girl named Cindy told me she noticed the same thing happened today that the network kinda went down.Another guy that worked there name Carl told me lots of people with brand new iPhones came in to complaint data was down.. I hope this is not an everyday thing or else that would suck.

    • Dion Mac

      Sounds like its just an outage. I doubt its an iphone thing. at&t couldn’t handle it b/c they didn’t have the back haul. We do.

      • mirna78

        I hope so..because i dont think i would be able to live like this any longer thank god i have wifi in my house.

    • Edgar Tecum

      How is that possible in downtown LA, if the Max speed I get is 4mbs down and 1-2mbs up

      • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

        I was near that area and easily pulled 20-25 down 2-3.5 up 3 weeks ago ….. but ive noticed there still refarming or maybe has to do with LTE idk that the network lags when there working on a tower near your area so it might be that

      • mirna78

        Have u checked your phone? I never gotten 4 mbps on t-mobile even on a bad day lowest i get is 5-6 on my s3 in dwtwn ,east la i get 8-11 , Montebello 10-12, pico rivera 8-10 everywhere i gone in LA i never really seen 4 mbps on t-mobile . Y si quieres ver rapido dale pa los callejones ahi agarras hasta 18! When i had at&t before that would be a usual thing 2-4 mbps lol everywhere i went on there hspa ,lte which i found out to be very crappy was 4-5 about same as there hspa .. so yea..

        • Edgar Tecum

          Yeah, I’ve checked my phone and I have the proper apn settings and the highest I usually get in downtown is 4mbs and the lowest is 1.0 mbs

    • weezy

      Same thing for me all over Honolulu. Webpage, can’t connect. No data connection with full bars. On my Note2, for the first time ever, it had to connect itself to a “G” connection just for a mobile signal. I hope this isn’t a sign of the times.

    • macman37

      If anyone can recall the launch of the iPhone 4S, we’ll remember that there was some temporary outages, slower speeds than usual, and retail store computers going offline for a while. This was due to the increased number of activations; the Apple stores had to help alleviate the situation, so that more people can activate their devices quicker; pretty much the same thing happened when my friend bought 2 Verizon iPhones for him and his wife. With this event and connection issue occurring on a Friday, most people are told to wait until the next Tues or Wed if their iPhone has not been activated by the end of Fri night; there isn’t enough employees to help out with the issue on the weekends, and those who help out on Mon will be swamped and not have enough time to activate everyone’s iPhones. After Tues or Wed, subscribers should see their normal speeds.

      All in all, this looks very great for T-Mobile and their current and new subscribers, especially when T-Mobile activates LTE in more cities; the DC-HSPA 42Mbps will definitely help in the meantime with the increased congestion causing slower than usual speeds. Most onlookers will think that the speed of the iPhone is operating at is LTE.

  • Denaaaa

    Love the iPhone or hate it this is a GOOD thing for Tmobile regardless!!

    • Dion Mac

      Definiately

    • T. Allen

      Most definitely!!

  • Denaaaa

    PS. What’s with all the Android is better, no Team iPhone is better mess that I keep reading. I’m new here and to be truthful some of you “men” remind me of my 2 little sisters when they fight over if Justin Beiber is better than One Direction. It’s so comical and cute when they do it, but not so much when men adults do it!!!

  • taron19119

    I when into the T-Mobile store next to my job and it was packed it was like 20 people in there and the reps where haveing a good time wit the customers a lot of joking laughing and playing a real warm environment

  • zifnab

    Glad they’re doing well, hopefully the money will help fund expansion of LTE.

  • Alim

    Gangnam style.

  • Alim

    Gangnam style

  • turb0wned

    Happy for T Mobile. Now can we please get a release date on the HTC One….

  • lovingmyGN2

    Damn Isnob sheep’s coming here to clog up our network. We where her before you, go back to your $@%$tty carriers. Just kidding but on a serious note I don’t understand why people like this phone? I mean the s3, note 2 and obviously the s4 are way better phones. The htc one also slams it. Is it cause of popularity and people want to fit in with the Crowd and be part of a fashion craze? Please don’t reply with (aghh plastic crap or other stupid comments I want a factual reason)

    • Mickey

      Have you actually used both? After using an Android device for two years, and then the iPhone for one day, I can’t believe how crappy android is by comparison. Will never use that crap POS again.

      • Dion Mac

        I’ve used both. iOS #Crap… To me tho. There are plenty of people would like to be bound and gagged #Fettish. I guess your just one of them! Hey… Do you boo boo. DO YOU!

        • Easy there!

        • Dion Mac

          Sorry David, I’ll behave!

        • Dion Mac

          I told David I would behave, so I have nothing to say to you!

        • lovingmyGN2

          Therefore the term Isnob Dion witch is why I didn’t even bother replying. I asked for a factual reply. These Isheep’s act as if we’ve never played with an I device.whatever man let it be.

        • iPhone King

          Here you go, I’ve owned Nexus 4,Note2,GS3,iPhone 3gs,4,4s, and a plethora of other Android phones andnow I’m going back to the iPhone with the 5. Reason #1 instore support, I dropped my gs3(hated that phone, laggy, shutdowns, red hue in my camera shots, anyway I dropped the phone had to wait 2 weeks to get it replaced, my iPhone would have been the same day. #2Ecosystem is king on iOS devices. #3 Apps, just isn’t a compariison. When I had my Note2 the biggest problem was app compatibility,weird but true, their were apps I could play on my nexus that wouldn’t even load a my note2.#4 Value, and iPhone always holds its value even the 4 still gets $225 or more on Craigslist.#5 Design, the iPhone is just a bad ass phone. Of my Androids I’d say the Note2 was the best followed by the Nexus 4 and the gs3 was just crap I’ve never had a bad experience with an iPhone. I tried those other phones because TMO never had a native iPhone.

        • Dion Mac

          Now I can appreciate this comment. You gave your experiences and hardships with android vs iOS and thus the reason why your all about iphone. I’m not going to knock you for that or call you a hater. But I’ve had the opposite experience with the apple store telling me theres nothing they can do and getting a replacement android device next day in the mail. Doesn’t make me a hater, it just makes me feel a certain way about the iphone(among other things) because of what i’ve been thru and how i feel about the iOS experience.

        • dpro

          Well I can honestly say I have had the same experience as iphone king. I had Android for 3 years and went through several of their phones. I am also a professional Apple user because I work in Audio production and its pretty much the industry standard platform. In all my experience with Apple I have never had a bad experience. I have brought in Devices out of warranty and they have fixed them for nothing or extremely low prices.

          If you drop and shatter your Iphone of course they may not replace it for free. Though I switched from Android to an Iphone 4S and have dropped it several times and guess what ? The screen is still unbroken and it still looks pretty damn clean. This was on cement I might add. So for people saying Iphone’s can’t survive falls well that is not completely true.

          Yes IOS is missing a couple of the geeky features of Android but guess what? I did not buy my smartphone to geek out on. I bought it to be useful and function. Up till almost the latest Android operating system in my eyes this was a tough proposition on Android. Laggy, buggy, needing reboots, non fluid functionality are all terms that come to mind and I have experienced and have seen others experience with Android.

          IOS and the Iphone I bought it turned it on and started using it. Here I am almost a year and half out and my phone is still functioning like new. That is not something that I could ever say for most of the Android handsets.

          In the end you buy what floats your boat, my experience with Android does not make me wish to own another one. I want a perfectly functioning phone I don’t have to root to make work right.

          So Dion I can say that you need to step back and realize that there are two sides to this coin experience wise, use wise and preference wise.

          Perhaps if you just put down the cup of hatorade for awhile we all might get along better.

          I don’t hate Android I just feel based on experiences that IOS is smoother and just works. Like I want!

          Oh and that does not make me Isheep. I use what I need on whatever platform it works on.

        • Tora Mulligan

          Not trolling here, but there’s really not a point to talk in hashtags on a website comments section… This isn’t twitter or Google+ :/

        • thepanttherlady

          To each their own. :)

      • TechHog

        Which Android device did you use, which version of Android was it, and why was it bad?

        • Mickey

          HTC Amaze 4G.

        • TechHog

          Yeah, that explains a lot lol. And you upgraded to ICS, at which point your already bad battery life became borderline useless and Sense kept crashing right?

        • lovingmyGN2

          It’s a waste of time man. 90% percent of these people are arrogant sheep. You’ll never Knock sence into them. And now we have them on our humble network.

        • Bud

          if were isheep.what are you?

        • TechHog

          Someone capable of proper grammar?

        • Dion Mac

          Yehehesss!

        • Bud

          Thanks grammar troll.

      • yao ket

        troll aleeert

    • Eric

      Some people have different opinions about which phone they like. It’s not just your opinion.

      • lovingmyGN2

        You don’t understand do you? I just wanna understand why people go so crazy for something outdated and restricted not something I like or dislike. geez man, smh.

        • Nearmsp

          IPhone users are not One bit the rested in knowing why anyone would by Android, and just got to accept, iPhone will be ruling T-mobile for a long time to come. It is not about fashion. Just like you like Samsung so do other people, each has their own reasons. You insult owners of iPhones by your condescending attitude. Grow up.

    • Shaundh

      I’m a rare techie that uses Android and Apple mobile devices. Both have their ups and downs but in the end I prefer HTCs version of Android on a smartphone for everyday use. I also have an iPad and several iPhones I swap out from time to time and my wife is sold on Apple, she has a mini and an iPhone 4. So I use both OSs extensively.

      While iOS is locked down and restrictive, it’s consistent, fluid, and easy to use. There is a ton of support for both software and hardware accessories so its easy to go all in on Apple without worrying about going obsolete in a few months, and Apple in store support is simply the BEST! They replaced my iPad 3 and iPhone 4 with no problem in store. Neither HTC nor Samsung come close to their support. Then there is the quality of not only the software, but the build qualit of their devices. I repair devices all the time and I can tell you, Apple has he best build quality on a smart phone period. All metal, glass, and screws whereas HTC and samsung is just held together by adhesive and a bunch of cheap snapped together plastic that’s easy to break. Their devices are well crafted and very serviceable which adds to their great resell value because you can keep them up and running for years.

      I’m personally waiting on the HTC One to come out, but would I suggest this device to my 77 year old grandmother? Heck no! But she can use an iPhone 4 and make FaceTime calls to her friends. Apple has not really made anything new we haven’t seen before, but they just bring the technology to the common people and make it easy to use in a quality package backed by great product support. Hence the ignorant isheep and those who do understand technology who see the value in owning an idevice for some purposes,

    • Shaundh

      I’m a rare techie that uses Android and Apple mobile devices. Both have their ups and downs but in the end I prefer HTCs version of Android on a smartphone for everyday use. I also have an iPad and several iPhones I swap out from time to time and my wife is sold on Apple, she has a mini and an iPhone 4. So I use both OSs extensively.

      While iOS is locked down and restrictive, it’s consistent, fluid, and easy to use. There is a ton of support for both software and hardware accessories so its easy to go all in on Apple without worrying about going obsolete in a few months, and Apple in store support is simply the BEST! They replaced my iPad 3 and iPhone 4 with no problem in store. Neither HTC nor Samsung come close to their support. Then there is the quality of not only the software, but the build qualit of their devices. I repair devices all the time and I can tell you, Apple has he best build quality on a smart phone period. All metal, glass, and screws whereas HTC and samsung is just held together by adhesive and a bunch of cheap snapped together plastic that’s easy to break. Their devices are well crafted and very serviceable which adds to their great resell value because you can keep them up and running for years.

      I’m personally waiting on the HTC One to come out, but would I suggest this device to my 77 year old grandmother? Heck no! But she can use an iPhone 4 and make FaceTime calls to her friends. Apple has not really made anything new we haven’t seen before, but they just bring the technology to the common people and make it easy to use in a quality package backed by great product support. Hence the ignorant isheep and those who do understand technology who see the value in owning an idevice for some purposes,

    • macman37

      1) A more simplistic OS and user interface.
      2) Better security and stability.
      3) A non-fragmented ecosystem. Android users know this very well.
      4) Apple products are better known for retaining their value.

      These reasons and much more are why people prefer Apple products.

    • Plastic creaky bodies on Samsung products. That is a very real factual reason. And don’t get me started on Samsung’s horrid screens with wonderful color casts and over-saturated colors.

      The HTC One, however, looks sweet.

  • Joseph Tongret

    I really hope to see the iphone bring Tmo all the success they’ve anticipated, and I’m happy to see all of the pre-existing iphone customers on magenta finally getting to experience the full network capabilities that they’ve been waiting for and paying for! #iTmo

  • whatwhat

    The real question is how many of those people were already T-Mobile subscribers and how many were switching from other carriers. Its great to take care of your own, but T-Mobile waiting so long hurt them. Most Iphone users at ATT, Sprint, Verizon are already locked into contracts when the 5 hit last year or still on their 4s contracts from 2011.

    • techymexican

      Well even if the majority are existing users, T-Mobile is keeping those customers. And making sure they don’t start bleeding customers like the were last year.

  • weezy

    I’d love for all those new Tmobile iPhone users to do a speed test, to see if the download speeds are worth calling it 4G. 14 day remorse period is in effect, somebody better whip some backhaul into shape.

    • jaxgrim

      Getting a steady 8mbps . I will take it.

  • T. Allen

    I am a TMo customer & I have an unlocked iPhone 5 (Verizon A1429). Can I trade this one for the T-Mobile version iPhone 5?

    • Yes they take trade ins when you sign up

      • T. Allen

        When I sign up. I’m not signing up. I’m already a T-Mobile customer.

        • They take them when you upgrade too. Basically anytime you buy a phone from T-Mobile you are allowed to trade in a device.

    • Will

      Why would you do that? Either wait until the next iPhone is released this summer or sell the current one on Ebay or Gazelle. You will get more money for the phone if you sell it someplace other than T-Mobile. But just use the phone you currently have and wait until the next one comes out. Just make sure to sell your Verizon phone BEFORE the next iPhone is announced as prices tend to drop the day of the announcement.

  • Keith Colombo

    I think it’s great that they have the iPhone. I am not an iPhone user but it was certainly something missing from the line up. T-Mo is also not going to be in the bad shape the other carriers found themselves in since most I am guessing will not have that heavy subsidy on it and actually make it a profitable venture for T-Mo! (I hope) :)

  • hopingthis works

    Lines were there because there so called “SYSTEMS” crashed till noon times. Those people you saw were angry customers…..

  • rene

    they would had sold more if the rep would sale the phone alone for a full price as many want to by the iphone alone , if you have a contract, and want to upgrade, the wouldn’t sell to you,
    you need to cancel the contract, paid the fee, then you can get the iPhone, to me that was silly since if the customer want to paid full price for the phone, i would just sell it to them, they still will be hook to the contract, i wouldn’t let that go out of the door, even if i’m not making a commission.
    but for many who when thru the same situation,there is always a work around, apple store, didn’t ask question, you want a t mobile iPhone, here it is, where is my money.
    personally, the iPhone was a total sales for t mobile, here in new york most of the stores were pack, no even the rain slow anybody down, and believe me, i went thru a couple store before heading down to apple store, by 5 pm there were as much people as 9am in the morning a least in Washington heights, they did good, and i hope the keep it up on the sales, the need that bump.

  • Frank Alvarez

    I preordered because I wanted the 32gb iPhone and didn’t want to do the stand in line for hours thing. On the 11th I got notification they were shipping and the phone won’t arrive until the 17th. I’m a bit disappointed they didn’t ship it until release date. Whenever a new iPhone is released they usually ship their preorders so they arrive on the release day. Bad logistical planning TMO.

  • GwapoAko

    I just checked the iPhone 5 in my local Tmobile store. It’s sleek but tiny…I don’t think I’ll be upgrading my iPhone 4$ soon.

  • GwapoAko

    There were 4 customers at my local Tmobile customer this morning. Mom and daughter just upgraded their phones to iphone 5s . Hope Tmobile will stop bleeding with customers.I

    Updat: there are now around 20 customer!!! Most of them getting iPhones!!

  • LayC

    Please please PLEASE T-mobile put Wi-Fi Calling on the iPhone…

    • kalel33

      I really doubt Apple would allow it. Not bashing the iphone, just stating they have a hard line towards people messing with their phones.

      • Will

        Wifi calling is nothing more than VOIP. T-Mobile already has a VOIP app on the iPhone platform (as well as Android) that allows free calling. It is called Bobsled and is available in the App Store. The problem is not whether or not Apple will allow it, but that there is not currently any iOS hooks to trigger the call to route using an app (the wifi calling app) rather than the normal phone functionality built into iOS. So if Apple changes iOS to have this functionality, it is unlikely we would see it until iOS 7 is released this summer.

    • kalel33

      I really doubt Apple would allow it. Not bashing the iphone, just stating they have a hard line towards people messing with their phones.

    • ghulamsameer

      When T-Mobile announced the iPhone, they said that they would develop an app for wifi calling.

      • Nearmsp

        Use GV talk. It can both receive and make calls using your Google phone number.

    • ghulamsameer

      When T-Mobile announced the iPhone, they said that they would develop an app for wifi calling.

    • UMA_Fan

      THIS.

    • UMA_Fan

      THIS.

  • Noor Mahmoud

    This makes me sad for humanity…

    • Garrett

      How so?

  • Key Lime Pie

    I really cant stand how people bash the Galaxy phone. Its clearly light years ahead of the iPhone. All you iPhone users are just to dumb to realize it. You remind me of the brain washed zombies that believe everything fox news says. iPhone is a solid phone, but not comparable to HTC one, Galaxy S4, Note 2,…WAKE UP!!!

    • Genecio

      I appreciate android AND appreciate IOS. Never had a Windows phone, although I played with one, however it wasn’t my cup of tea. I had the Z10 for about four days and hated it. I guess I am team Magenta. We Magentans need to unite and just appreciate the various smartphone platform preferences because the bigger picture at hand is the survival of T-mobile as a brand and its (coverage) expansion and rise to the top.

      • True. I’ll likely never go back to Android myself but no problem with those who enjoy it. I’ll stay with my iPhones.

      • True. I’ll likely never go back to Android myself but no problem with those who enjoy it. I’ll stay with my iPhones.

      • Alex Zapata

        Being pro magenta should be the priority of t-mobile subscribers. However, once WiFi calling becomes available on WP8 I will be switching. Still gonna stick with t-mobile though. I’m not willing to give up this unlimited data.

      • Alex Zapata

        Being pro magenta should be the priority of t-mobile subscribers. However, once WiFi calling becomes available on WP8 I will be switching. Still gonna stick with t-mobile though. I’m not willing to give up this unlimited data.

    • RobotChupacabra

      All have their strong points. They are all in fact very comparable.

    • Nearmsp

      Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. You have no standing to judge some one who seesaw it differently to you. Get used to the fact iOs will rule t-mobile now, not Android.

    • Nearmsp

      Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. You have no standing to judge some one who seesaw it differently to you. Get used to the fact iOs will rule t-mobile now, not Android.

    • the2000guy

      Iphone it just work and for most people is easier to use an iphone rather than an android smartphone. Most people don’t need performance in a phone to just make calls, connect to facebook or any other ssocial media, send messages, send emails. If you watch IOS 4.3 up to 6.1.3 work flawlessly in an ipad 2. Now take an HTC Sensation and after upgrading it to ICS it turns laggy automatically. So you people using the last version of IOS in their ipad 2 work great while HTC sensation upgrading to ICS is a true headache. IF the device work for their purposes just let them get what they want. I still believe HTC and Samsung have greater performance than the iphone 5. But I found more useful the iphone 5 for me. And I always have been an android fan. But we have to admit the pros and cons of everything

    • hehating

      you need to wake up my friend, I only had android because iphone was not available. I dumped that bitch last week on ebay and my iPhone is on it’s way! NEVER LOOK BACK! LOL!

  • John
  • nnnnnghh

    i hope all those new iphone users dont clog up my internets!!

    • Nearmsp

      Too bad if it does. It is better than T-mobile going down without a iPhone.

    • RobotChupacabra

      Well they sold ten trillion Android phones (all those Galaxy S 3’s…) over the past five years and the network is holding up.

  • Chris Meyers

    Sorely needed. This should help at least partially alleviate Tmo’s demographics problems. The customer base has gotten worse over time not having the iPhone.

    • ghulamsameer

      Well this is pretty racist. I didn’t know demographics would ever be a “problem.”

  • NYCTheBronx

    You hear that Sprint? T-Mobile will take your spot as 3rd and we’ll see how fast T-Mobile can top AT& T. Bye bye competitors and hello to revolution!

    • sssl48

      They need to focus on getting customers off of EDGE before they can take over spot number 2. Should be easy to pass Sprint.

      • NYCTheBronx

        John is in charge now. I hope he keeps listening to his customers. That is serious.

    • sssl48

      They need to focus on getting customers off of EDGE before they can take over spot number 2. Should be easy to pass Sprint.

    • Fraydog

      T-Mobile would have to triple their user base to do that or have AT&T fall apart in calamitous fashion. Not that I’m putting that past AT&T, but really, what difference does it make? T-Mobile has a lot to do before they play in the pool with Verizon or AT&T… for one, they need a lot more sub-1GHz spectrum. Come on guys, be at least somewhat realistic. As long as T-Mobile is making money and can keep expanding their network, why does it matter they have 100 million customers congesting their network?

      They need more mergers and acquisitions to pass Sprint like Leap and USCC. AT&T is a long way off.

      • NYCTheBronx

        I know T-Mobile still has a lot of work to do but they have done so many in just the past 3 months.

      • NYCTheBronx

        I know T-Mobile still has a lot of work to do but they have done so many in just the past 3 months.

      • This is all true. Even surpassing Sprint without those acquisitions would take a long time. People forget that despite how terrible their network is, Sprint has also started to gain subscribers again since acquiring the iPhone.

  • NYCTheBronx

    You hear that Sprint? T-Mobile will take your spot as 3rd and we’ll see how fast T-Mobile can top AT& T. Bye bye competitors and hello to revolution!

  • Andromedo

    There is a catch with the “Paid In Full iPhone.”

    They won’t unlock it for you for 40 days. Even if you owe them absolutely nothing. It’s still not your phone for 40 days.

    That seems like B.S.

    Or was the rep I spoke with on 611 just full of it?

    • Nearmsp

      The lock of 40 days or what ever it is is precisely to prevent people from people buying a T-mobile phone on a discount of $70 and sell it in the open market for $649. So you might think you are paying “in Full”, the fact is there is a discount of $70 paid by T-mobile on your behalf. By the unlocked version for $649, there will be no lock for even a day for you.

      • Guest

        .

      • Andromedo

        Quote from an earlier TMoNews article:

        “T-Mobile: If You Cancel, You Own The Phone, Can Be Unlocked Once Paid Off”

        Doesn’t appear to be 100% true. Although I wasn’t planning to cancel, I can if I have to, to get it unlocked.

        Buyer beware.

        • Nearmsp

          If you have been a customer of T-mobile for 40 days prior to buying an iPhone then it will not matter. But new customers coming to T-mobile and wanting unlocked phone from day 1 should buy the unlocked full priced phone from Apple.

    • Bratty

      Its “pay in full” plus 1 month contract. Tmo is not in the business of selling iphones to random ppl. It is for their customers. As a customer, you pay for service. Simple concept really.

    • Brian T.

      I think it’s pretty fair — if you want to buy an iPhone that’s unlocked from day one, you can: just head to the Apple Store and pick one up. It’s not like you can’t buy one unlocked. And if you actually want to switch to T-Mo rather than just turn around and resell the phone (as it would make no sense for them to just offer an iPhone that’s basically permanently on sale relative to every other retailer), buy one from them since you should probably give them a month or so before deciding to leave anyway. And they’ll give you more than the difference back if you decide you don’t like them: $50 for the one month of service – $70 price discount = free $20 for your trouble. Seems more than fair to me.

    • Brian T.

      I think it’s pretty fair — if you want to buy an iPhone that’s unlocked from day one, you can: just head to the Apple Store and pick one up. It’s not like you can’t buy one unlocked. And if you actually want to switch to T-Mo rather than just turn around and resell the phone (as it would make no sense for them to just offer an iPhone that’s basically permanently on sale relative to every other retailer), buy one from them since you should probably give them a month or so before deciding to leave anyway. And they’ll give you more than the difference back if you decide you don’t like them: $50 for the one month of service – $70 price discount = free $20 for your trouble. Seems more than fair to me.

  • iPhone 5 man

    Just picked up a new iPhone 5 from tmobile, love it especially the fact it’s about half if what I was paying AT&T!, and unlimited everything — I’m never looking back.

  • I-Troll-U

    lol @ waiting in long lines for a phone

  • AustineKersey

    I am truly interested to see the latest OS market share in the U.S now. It should spic things up between android and iOS.

  • AustineKersey

    I am truly interested to see the latest OS market share in the U.S now. It should spic things up between android and iOS.

  • John Taylor

    where’s my HTC One S update , market gangbuster?

    • donthate

      Nobody wants crapdroid

      • eddydrizzle

        your name is “donthate” but here you are hating on the internet. Ironic.

  • John Taylor

    where’s my HTC One S update , market gangbuster?

  • UMA_Fan

    Anyone notice the Blackberry Bold 9900 is the same price as the iPhone 5? What are they thinking at RIM??

    • OnlineRefugee

      RIM is in a total state of depression.

      The Z10 sales have not gone well.

      RIM has to accept the fact that it is NOT going to be a consumer phone. It is Samsung Galaxy S, Apple iPhone, and then the bit players.

      I guess if they want to commiserate they can take a cab over to Microsoft and lick each other’s wounds.

      IMO RIM should have stayed in the business/government sector, becoming the default “business phone.” Yeah, that’s a limited market, but what’s the alternative, 2% of the consumer segment.

      • Yeah I have no idea why they still charge premium prices for their old devices. We have yet to sell one at my store in over a year. Sold only 2 Z10s so far.

  • Verizonthunder

    This is great New’s I am all for it and will generate more money for T-Mobile to built out more LTE tower’s in a more timely matter.

    • Joseph M.

      T-Mobile could have been competitive and enjoyed a great reputation in my home state of MN, because they already have the widespread coverage they need. The HUGE problem is that most of their network is stuck in 2004 with horrible EDGE and useless GPRS. They need to modernize their entire network–not just cities–before I’ll consider them again.

  • OnlineRefugee

    These phones are like my cars. Years ago I said to myself I will never buy a new car because of the depreciation hit. Have bought used ever since then.

    I use prepaid accounts now, requiring I pay full price for phones. When I step back and look at the full retail price for an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S IV, I remind myself that for that kind of money I can buy a really nice notebook/tablet combo computer.

    Buying a phone with a two-year contract is not an alternative because that means I’m paying $3000 to $3500 for friggin phone service. That’s a bad business decision considering I use my phone mostly for checking e-mails, weather updates, GPS, taking pics, shooting video, online poker, etc. Most of that functionality does not require the latest and greatest phone.

    I’m glad I got over my phone addiction. Then again, I still am able to enjoy the latest phones because I sell my old phones on eBay to take the sting from paying $400 to $500 for a used superphone.

    All that aside, congratulations TMoNews members who have been on here as long as I have and dreamed of this day. An iPhone 5 that says “T-Mobile” on it. Wow, that was a long day coming.

    • LC

      But even after the wait, it still doesn’t say T-Mobile on it ;)

  • Bob

    What people in the USA fail to realize is that GSM is the most popular and proven Cellular technology. Sprint tried it with dual mode phones but failed. Verizon is owned by Vodafone and it boggles me why they wont switch over to GSM like Vodafone currently operates under. AT&T is the only other GSM operator and they outright suck.

    T-Mobile got it right again with the I-Phone. I am not a fan of the I-Phone, it just does not interest me. Congrates to T-Mobile on a smart marketing move.

  • Allah’s

    I sold me and my sisters android phone earlier today. Hello iPhone :-)