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  • Confirmed: T-Mobile in Business with Apple


    Apple products are officially coming to T-Mobile.

    Having lagged for too long behind the nation's top three wireless carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint), each of which carries and provides service for Apple products, T-Mobile is finally entering the iDevice arena with big plans for 2013.

    Although bold statements were made without specifics regarding the full nature of the deal, it is widely expected that T-Mobile will mirror the consumer options offered by rival carriers in the U.S. by providing coverage for Apple's mobile devices, like the iPhone and iPad.

    "T-Mobile USA has entered into an agreement with Apple to bring products to market together in 2013," the press release from the fourth biggest carrier reads.

    "Following on from the preceding steps such as the spectrum swap with Verizon, the towers deal with Crown Castle and the transaction with MetroPCS that we have announced, we have now added the final piece to the jigsaw to boost the competitiveness of T-Mobile USA sustainably," René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, pledged.

    Source: T-Mobile (Investor Update)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Confirmed: T-Mobile in Business with Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. Tony9592's Avatar
      Tony9592 -
      Finally.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tony9592 View Post
      Finally.
      I wish this was going to be the last post in this thread. There's nothing more to be said, really.
    1. sammy1977's Avatar
      sammy1977 -
      Now if they could just improve their service...
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      T-Mobile has had the iPhone for years...... In the UK.
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      T-Mobile has had the iPhone for years...... In the UK.
      Hell, DTAG subsidiaries were the exclusive carrier in Germany for a while, plus they carry the device in several other European countries. The US was always the aberrant omission...

      OT: This probably means my grandfathered dirt-cheap plan and official tethering without a jailbreak are all going by the wayside sooner rather than later. Shoot.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
      Hell, DTAG subsidiaries were the exclusive carrier in Germany for a while, plus they carry the device in several other European countries. The US was always the aberrant omission...

      OT: This probably means my grandfathered dirt-cheap plan and official tethering without a jailbreak are all going by the wayside sooner rather than later. Shoot.
      Yep.

      OT: The pink branding puts me off. It's not that it makes me 'uncomfortable'. It's just over pink. They force it down your throat like they are saying "Yeah we're pink. F' you! Have more pink."

      Like someone who makes a big deal about being different. We don't care!
    1. qbnucca's Avatar
      qbnucca -
      Great I finally get 3G for my iPhone and now all of a sudden they want to carry the freaking phones. This three years over due.
    1. c0deName_ZERO's Avatar
      c0deName_ZERO -
      Fffffiiinnaaaallllllllyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh the world is really going to end ....
    1. Kotin6006's Avatar
      Kotin6006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by qbnucca View Post
      Great I finally get 3G for my iPhone and now all of a sudden they want to carry the freaking phones. This three years over due.
      It's not coincidence that they are carrying the iPhone once 3G is available for it finally.
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      it may be time to switch from ATT to T-Mobile. there rates are much better then ATT.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Not sure why it took so long but im sure a lot of Tmo users are jumping for JOY!
    1. vietkool's Avatar
      vietkool -
      this should be done long long long time but Apple didn't. The should have sold lot more iphone if they had T-mobile on board 4-5 yrs ago. ..
    1. Southern128's Avatar
      Southern128 -
      I wonder if tmobile cell phone rates will stay the same?

      I doubt it, cause it was cheaper for non-official iPhone user to be on Tmobile but since they will officially carry the iPhone, their rate plan might try to match other carriers to make more money.

      At the end if the day, it's all about money