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06-23-2011, 02:14 PM #1
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]
06-23-2011, 02:19 PM #2
im one of those one million, first my iphone 3g now my iphone 4
06-23-2011, 02:24 PM #3
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06-23-2011, 02:29 PM #4
And there will be one more when I sell my wife's old 3GS.
06-23-2011, 02:33 PM #5
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.
06-23-2011, 02:42 PM #6
So it's time for Apple to make iPhone for T-Mobile network $$$
06-23-2011, 02:49 PM #7
06-23-2011, 02:51 PM #8
3 in my family! we've been jailbroken and on t-mobile since the turbo-sim days!
06-23-2011, 03:27 PM #9
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06-23-2011, 03:46 PM #11
i kept my 3g as a spare and use it with a T-Mobil pre-paid SIM
06-23-2011, 03:53 PM #12
My iP4 is on T-Mobile - but then, it's locked to T-Mobile...
06-23-2011, 04:18 PM #13
I am on tmobile with a 3gs.
i am on tmobile with a 3gs
06-23-2011, 04:29 PM #14
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.
06-23-2011, 04:36 PM #15
Same here, had an unlocked 3GS. Now a unlocked iPhone 4.
06-23-2011, 04:37 PM #16
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
06-23-2011, 04:44 PM #17
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.
06-23-2011, 04:50 PM #18
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06-23-2011, 05:29 PM #20
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.
Last edited by Orby; 06-23-2011 at 05:35 PM.