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  • T-Mobile to Launch iPhone Next Week?


    According to a recent report from Fortune, a new research note from Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig claims that T-Mobile USA may be preparing to announce that it will begin offering the iPhone next week. It’s important to point out that the claim doesn’t appear to be based on any specific information and instead Craig notes that “speculation is heightening” about such a move. Fortune mentions the following regarding the issue:

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    Now Merrill Lynch's Scott Craig is out with a note reporting that "speculation is heightening" that Deutsche Telecom (DT) will announce a deal to bring the iPhone to its U.S. subsidiary at next week's analysts day (12/6-7).

    It makes sense. The carrier recently beefed up its iPhone-compatible high-speed HSPA+ network in 10 metropolitan areas, allowing some of the 1.5 million T-Mobile customers already using unlocked iPhones to enjoy something better than GSM download speeds.
    As of right now, T-Mobile has adopted a “Bring Your Own iPhone” program to help users move their unlocked iPhones to the carrier. This is the case while T-Mobile works to re-farm its spectrum to move its fastest data services over to iPhone-compatible frequencies. T-Mobile previously stated that the spectrum re-farming would make the carrier ready for the iPhone by the end of 2012, while acknowledging that its lack of the iPhone has cost the company customers and revenue on a number of separate occasions.

    It should be pointed out that although T-Mobile would clearly like to carry the iPhone and has been configuring its network to be able to support it, there hasn’t been any direct evidence or sources claiming that the device will be coming to the fourth-largest carrier in the United States. For those of you who have been holding out on T-Mobile or hoping for the carrier to finally obtain the iPhone as part of its network, news could go either way but the way I see it, you only have good news ahead because eventually, T-Mobile will get official support for the device.

    Source: Fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: T-Mobile to Launch iPhone Next Week? started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      I have a T Mobile iPhone 4 from Germany that's locked. I'm State side. I really wish I could get it unlocked.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      I'll just unlock my AT&T iPhone 5 and go with their pre paid plan once they are all done with their reframing
    1. fatalcrixer's Avatar
      fatalcrixer -
      We shall see, let's hope that they keep the 50/mo unlimited plan....
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      Quote Originally Posted by fatalcrixer View Post
      We shall see, let's hope that they keep the 50/mo unlimited plan....
      They will but probably begin throttling once iPhone users get on 4G!
    1. mtkhalid's Avatar
      mtkhalid -
      i have a 4s on tmobile unlocked by apple. and im still stuck on edge....... i want 3g !!!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by fatalcrixer View Post
      We shall see, let's hope that they keep the 50/mo unlimited plan....
      You will be grandfathered into your plan as long as you do not change it.

      Quote Originally Posted by MXCO View Post
      They will but probably begin throttling once iPhone users get on 4G!
      Depends on what plan you have, truly unlimited data is available and will not be throttled.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      I have a T Mobile iPhone 4 from Germany that's locked. I'm State side. I really wish I could get it unlocked.
      Contact @chronic to see if he can unlock it for you

      Quote Originally Posted by MXCO View Post
      I'll just unlock my AT&T iPhone 5 and go with their pre paid plan once they are all done with their reframing
      You too!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      @chronic email:

      [email protected]

      or

      [email protected]
    1. AUSTIN3:16's Avatar
      AUSTIN3:16 -
      There are several groups on e-bay unlocking iPhones real cheap. I got my iPhone 5 unlocked the week after I got it.
    1. somethingblue's Avatar
      somethingblue -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      I have a T Mobile iPhone 4 from Germany that's locked. I'm State side. I really wish I could get it unlocked.
      Easy: How to Unlock an iPhone from T-Mobile and Vodafone Germany For Free - GSM-Forum
    1. n80r's Avatar
      n80r -
      Quote Originally Posted by mtkhalid View Post
      i have a 4s on tmobile unlocked by apple. and im still stuck on edge....... i want 3g !!!
      I just found out last night that t-mo 3G is active in my area (SoCal), so maybe we are getting one step closer to getting the iphone on T-mobile
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by n80r View Post
      I just found out last night that t-mo 3G is active in my area (SoCal), so maybe we are getting one step closer to getting the iphone on T-mobile
      Has SoCal not had T-Mo coverage before? I can't remember since I only had Verizon and Cingular when I lived there...
    1. n80r's Avatar
      n80r -
      We've always had T-mo but not 3G. T-mobile 3G has never been compatible with the iPhone, not until recently after the at&t T-mo merger failed and T-Mobile used the settlement money to make their towers compatible
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by n80r View Post
      We've always had T-mo but not 3G. T-mobile 3G has never been compatible with the iPhone, not until recently after the at&t T-mo merger failed and T-Mobile used the settlement money to make their towers compatible
      Ah, okay! That makes sense!
    1. Intubepariksha's Avatar
      Intubepariksha -
      Really Good News for US.