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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. bubbleman7546's Avatar
      bubbleman7546 -
      im one of those one million, first my iphone 3g now my iphone 4
    1. omar010's Avatar
      omar010 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbleman7546 View Post
      im one of those one million, first my iphone 3g now my iphone 4
      you can count me in on that stat....
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      And there will be one more when I sell my wife's old 3GS.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Count me in, I have been using iPhones on T-Mo for years. Just bought a factory unlocked ip4 also besides all the other phones I have that are unlocked.
    1. Ikemann888's Avatar
      Ikemann888 -
      So it's time for Apple to make iPhone for T-Mobile network $$$
    1. jwalkd9's Avatar
      jwalkd9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ikemann888 View Post
      So it's time for Apple to make iPhone for T-Mobile network $$$
      What's the point? ATT bought T-Mobile. Soon T-Mobile will be obsolete.
    1. bootleg's Avatar
      bootleg -
      3 in my family! we've been jailbroken and on t-mobile since the turbo-sim days!
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      Count me in, I have been using iPhones on T-Mo for years. Just bought a factory unlocked ip4 also besides all the other phones I have that are unlocked.
      Did you get it yet Bo? How is it?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwalkd9 View Post
      What's the point? ATT bought T-Mobile. Soon T-Mobile will be obsolete.
      That has not happened yet, they are in debate with the FCC. I think its going to be a long process if it even happens.
    1. sstroud's Avatar
      sstroud -
      i kept my 3g as a spare and use it with a T-Mobil pre-paid SIM
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      My iP4 is on T-Mobile - but then, it's locked to T-Mobile...
    1. nityanandachandra's Avatar
      nityanandachandra -
      I am on tmobile with a 3gs.

      i am on tmobile with a 3gs
    1. JGONZ's Avatar
      JGONZ -
      You can add me to that list. Unlocked with ultrasn0w and on T-Mobile. Started off with iPhone 3G, then the iPhone 3GS and this year got the iPhone 4, meaning I can also be included to the sim card cutter list. Apart from myself and my dad, I know at least 13 people with unlocked iPhones for either T-Mobile or Simple Mobile.
    1. PRnNJsFINEST's Avatar
      PRnNJsFINEST -
      Same here, had an unlocked 3GS. Now a unlocked iPhone 4.
    1. juggz143's Avatar
      juggz143 -
      I heard at one point T-Mobile had a hotline dedicated to helping people mod cough*jailbreak*cough there iPhones to get them on T-mobile
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwalkd9 View Post
      What's the point? ATT bought T-Mobile. Soon T-Mobile will be obsolete.
      Not if the FCC does the right thing and block it. Really, it is not a good things for consumers of any devices.

      Right now T-Mobile is the sole carrier that offers any form of unlimited plan, yes they slow speeds down after a certain paid for bandwidth, but even the slower speeds are better than most other carriers when running their 4G network.

      Now, with more and more DSL and Cable companies switching to having caps on bandwidth, T-Mobile will play an even more important role than just in the wireless community. They will push carriers of wireless and non-wireless to offer some sort of unlimited plan, even if there is throttling involved, but that will push some to not have throttling to set themselves apart from the crowd, so on and so forth.

      So there is A LOT riding on this deal not going through.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      Did you get it yet Bo? How is it?
      I love it Stray, should have bought a factory unlocked phone a long time ago.

      Quote Originally Posted by juggz143 View Post
      I heard at one point T-Mobile had a hotline dedicated to helping people mod cough*jailbreak*cough there iPhones to get them on T-mobile
      I do know they have a smartphone help division that can assist users with iPhones which is so cool.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      I'm glad everything is working for you
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      My iP4 is on T-Mobile - but then, it's locked to T-Mobile...
      T-Mobile or "Everything Everywhere" (never understood why they went with that name, really)?

      Quote Originally Posted by cmwade77 View Post
      Not if the FCC does the right thing and block it. Really, it is not a good things for consumers of any devices.

      Right now T-Mobile is the sole carrier that offers any form of unlimited plan, yes they slow speeds down after a certain paid for bandwidth, but even the slower speeds are better than most other carriers when running their 4G network.

      Now, with more and more DSL and Cable companies switching to having caps on bandwidth, T-Mobile will play an even more important role than just in the wireless community. They will push carriers of wireless and non-wireless to offer some sort of unlimited plan, even if there is throttling involved, but that will push some to not have throttling to set themselves apart from the crowd, so on and so forth.

      So there is A LOT riding on this deal not going through.
      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.
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by juggz143 View Post
      I heard at one point T-Mobile had a hotline dedicated to helping people mod cough*jailbreak*cough there iPhones to get them on T-mobile
      This would not surprise me in the least. I know they at least had a white paper that most of the dealers would give you a copy of that would help you do this.