T-Mobile to Focus on Attracting Unlocked iPhone Customers
A recent report surfaced this morning about T-Mobile sending a memo to its sales staff that encourages them to sell against Appleís iPhone beginning September 21 (when it is expected to hit the store shelves). The memo that was sent out confirmed that the carrier for the next-generation iPhone due out next month. The folks over at TmoNews
followed up with a new flyer regarding T-Mobile aiming to show customers how much they will save if they ditch AT&T and bring their unlocked iPhone to T-Mobile. The wireless carrier is promising customers that they can save up to $1,500 over two years if they switch.
As of right now, T-Mobileís single line offering seems quite attractive, as users can get truly unlimited data, text, and minutes for only $75. It seems like a great plan unless you consider that T-Mobileís network isnít fully configured to provide 3G speeds. The wireless carrier made a recent push to the iPhone compatible 1900MHz 3G network (and 4G at WWDC), but it hasnít been confirmed how well the company is doing regarding the matter. Until the 3G network is fully compatible, EDGE 2.5G is as fast as most users will get access to.
T-Mobile hasnít been able to sign up as an official iPhone carrier which is why the company continues to stride to welcome unlocked iPhone users. Reportedly, 1 million iPhone users are on T-Mobileís network despite the carrier not officially selling the iPhone. Considering the amount of money one might save, it may not be a bad idea to switch over to T-Mobile if you happen to be in a low-speed area. If you feel comfortable ditching 4G LTE (which is rumored to be supported with the next-gen iPhone), the move might be something to look into.