Reuters is reporting T-Mobile could begin offering the iPhone within the next 3-4 months.
The report comes on the heels of a report claiming T-Mobile USA already having nearly 2 million iPhones running on their network while averaging close to 100,000 new iPhone activations a month. The official sale of the iPhone appears to mimic T-Mobile’s plan to end traditional phone subsidies and move toward installment plans and lower monthly payments. Both of which are viewed as incredible hurdles in an market where consumers have grown accustomed to $200 smartphones.
"They're all, I would call them, in three to four months as opposed to six to nine months.” — T-Mobile USA CEO John Leger
Hopefully customers can figure out that lower month-to-month costs actually benefit them, instead of the upfront savings of a phone subsidy that they will pay back over the lifetime of their contract.
Source: Reuters [via MacRumors]