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  • 1 Million Unlocked iPhones On T-Mobile



    According to a report by 9 to 5 Mac, in a meeting with T-Mobile spokespeople ahead of the NYC Pepcom event, they were told there are nearly 1 million iPhones operating on T-Mobile's network in the U.S.

    That is a lot of unlocked phones. While the majority of the unlocked iPhones are pre- iPhone 4 micro-sim models, the spokesman for T-Mobile did say a number of users had "taken the scissors" to their larger sim cards. The micro-sims that the iPhone 4 uses are smaller than traditional sim cards, but only in the size of the paper/cardboard housing the sim-cards employ. It is possible, and fairly easy to modify a standard 3G sim card so that it can fit in a micro-sim tray.

    Still, 1 million iPhones on T-Mobile's network seems odd considering the iPhone does not support T-Mobile's 3G network, and Apple only officially started selling unlocked iPhones in the last few weeks in the states.

    How many ModMyi users have an unlocked iPhone running on T-Mobile's network?

    Source: 9 to 5 Mac [via iphonehacks]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 1 Million Unlocked iPhones On T-Mobile started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 43 Comments
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      The mock-up graphic shows a 3G logo ont he screen with a T-Mobile logo. iPhones can't connect to T-Mobile's 3G frequency.
    1. emtee25's Avatar
      emtee25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      The mock-up graphic shows a 3G logo ont he screen with a T-Mobile logo. iPhones can't connect to T-Mobile's 3G frequency.
      Does here in the UK
    1. ibednego's Avatar
      ibednego -
      iphone, iphone 3g, iphone 3gs, iphone 4,
      and in Sept. iphone 5!

      iphone + T-Mobile = Perfection !
    1. mavrik101's Avatar
      mavrik101 -
      iPhone, 3g, 3gs, 4, and if it's not released for t-mobile, the 5 (or 4s) as well. I have mine as well as my kids on iPhones with t-mobile. I've also unlocked dozens for my friends, and for others that wanted to use the iPhone on t-mobile. Sure, the internet speed sucks, but it does work if you really need it. And the cellular reception for t-mobile in my area is way better than at&t.
    1. nappyreddz's Avatar
      nappyreddz -
      Been with T-Mobile on iPhone 4, for about a year and i have no complaints. i dont really miss the 3G service from AT&T cause i really wasn't that fast. and i have Wi-Fi in my house and @ work, plus im able to get free wifi throughout the city from my cable company.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
      T-Mobile or "Everything Everywhere" (never understood why they went with that name, really)?



      Sprint still offers unmetered and unthrottled data on their network in the US if I remember correctly. T-Mobile USA's "unlimited" plans are not even close to unlimited in the traditional sense of the word--you'll get throttled down to around 56 Kbps if you break 2 GiB on any one SIM in a month. You can't even give away 56K speeds in the vast majority of the US anymore (for comparison, EDGE maxes out at 473 Kbps, and EDGE Evolution 2 tops out at almost 1900 Kbps download).

      EDIT: Furthermore, there's no way T-Mo won't get swallowed up by AT&T, and even if they don't, there's no way that consumer-harming bandwidth caps and traffic shaping won't continue to play havoc on the American marketplace.
      Believe it or not when my uncle's data was slowed he had a word with a T-Mobile rep and his speed went back to the way it should have been.
    1. Franberry's Avatar
      Franberry -
      Quote Originally Posted by ibednego View Post
      iphone, iphone 3g, iphone 3gs, iphone 4,
      and in Sept. iphone 5!

      iphone + T-Mobile = Perfection !
      +1
      Any time I have needed to contact TMo for customer service, they have been outstanding; that's why I continue to stay with them and won't defect to AT&T. As the OP mentioned, we don't get 3G speed with an unlocked iPhone right now but hopefully someday. I hope AT&T doesn't ruin their customer service once they acquire them.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by Franberry View Post
      +1
      Any time I have needed to contact TMo for customer service, they have been outstanding; that's why I continue to stay with them and won't defect to AT&T. As the OP mentioned, we don't get 3G speed with an unlocked iPhone right now but hopefully someday. I hope AT&T doesn't ruin their customer service once they acquire them.
      If AT&T takes over the customer service I am stopping my contract.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Nice T-MOBILE. I cant wait for the 4S to drop
    1. suchef44's Avatar
      suchef44 -
      I've been unlocked on T-Mobile.
      Since day 1.
      Practically.
      (no ATT service at my house is the main reason)
      2g.
      3g.
      Iphone 4.
      Dont enjoy jumping through the hoops.
      And keeping up with all the update ****.
      But I love the iphone.
      And will gladly find a way to keep it in my pocket.
    1. CONVBMW's Avatar
      CONVBMW -
      I AMMMMMMMMMM


      Quote Originally Posted by jwalkd9 View Post
      What's the point? ATT bought T-Mobile. Soon T-Mobile will be obsolete.
      Um. Longggggggg way before the deal is complete. Can you say FCC ??

      Your information is incorrect.

      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      If AT&T takes over the customer service I am stopping my contract.
      Ditto. I am out. To Cricket and a flashed iPh
    1. GodStang's Avatar
      GodStang -
      How in the world do they know how many iPhones are on TMobile? The day I called for help with another phone they had a fit because they could not tell what type of phone I have. Also when you go into my account on T-Mobile where it shows phone type it says phone type unknown. Just wondering where they get this number from.
    1. subalou1's Avatar
      subalou1 -
      3gs here.
    1. RefreshingData's Avatar
      RefreshingData -
      T-mobile for the win! Except for the fact that we don't get 3g... but at least it costs less.
    1. 99allturbo's Avatar
      99allturbo -
      I was also one of the T-Moile iPhone users, but recently jumped ship and joined the AT&T gang with an Iphone4. I was using a 2G iPhone and was tired of running on Edge and slow performance of the older iPhone. So far so good.
    1. mannyB's Avatar
      mannyB -
      count me in that 1 million
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      I'm on T-mobile and I'm still using the original iphone.......ouch!!!

      waiting patiently for iphone 5
    1. Ikemann888's Avatar
      Ikemann888 -
      T-Mobile edge speed is good enough for my iPhone, mainly use wifi @ home & office. Only pay $5.99 for unlimited edge T-Zones.
    1. itzthestoff's Avatar
      itzthestoff -
      Love all of the unlocking that people are doing. Jailbreak community is bigger than ever!
    1. c**b**'s Avatar
      c**b** -
      You can add me to that list.