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09-27-2011, 12:27 AM #1
T-Mobile Still Not Getting The iPhone This Fall
Android dominates T-Mobile’s network as 90 percent of smartphones sold run Google’s mobile OS. However, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t enjoy a little iOS love.
T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman while speaking at the GigaOM Mobilize conference confirmed again that T-Mobile would not be joining the iPhone party during the iPhone 5 launch this fall. Sprint is rumored to be getting the iPhone and Brodman made it known that it isn't T-Mobile's fault they don't sell the iPhone.
“We’d love to have the iPhone whenever Apple makes that available,” Brodman said. “The ball is in Apple’s court.”
T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsch Telekom AG blamed T-Mobiles poor performance as the reason behind the carrier not selling the iPhone. The number of subscribers abandoning the network to own the iPhone has hurt growth, but with smartphones making up 75 percent of the phones on T-Mobile’s network there must be at least a marginal market for the iPhone.
With Apple holding out on T-Mobile Brodman when asked about the performance of other smartphone platforms that he is hopeful for a BlackBerry comeback next year.
Brodman should probably place his hope somewhere else, like the Mayans 2012 Doomsday prediction.
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 09-27-2011 at 12:31 AM.
09-27-2011, 01:20 AM #2
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09-27-2011, 03:11 AM #4
It won't be on T-Mobile... Wishful thinking...
I don't want to write an essay, but since T-Mobile's future is up in the air I don't see it coming anytime soon.
09-27-2011, 03:14 AM #5
Maybe Apple is holding out on T-Mobile to reduce the company's value so we may one day see a headline that looks like.... "Apple acquires T-Mobile in stunning buyout!" I personally don't see the AT&T buyout going through....
I mean it's just a tiny little radio change that's stopping T-Mobile from having the iPhone. Kind of thier own fault for running their upload/download on two different frequencies. One of which is slightly oddball... Just saying...iPhone 4S iOS 5.0 Non JB
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09-27-2011, 03:57 AM #6
You honestly CAN'T blame T-Mobile. FCC regulations forced them into picking a different bands. If the FCC regulated like they do in Europe you'd have a case on that one. T-Mobile wanted to use the same frequencies that they used in Europe, but the FCC denied them.
09-27-2011, 09:17 AM #7
I don't get it. Apple sells unlocked iPhones, and T-mobile has a technical support JUST for iPhone users. T-mobile might as well sell em.
09-27-2011, 09:58 AM #8
Wasn't this already reported by Essany 7 days ago?
Last edited by RICO_; 09-27-2011 at 10:40 AM.
09-27-2011, 10:03 AM #9
09-27-2011, 10:28 AM #10
Umm, technically, he didn't say they weren't getting the iPhone, he said they weren't getting the iPhone 5. Now, they could get the iPhone 4s or a modified iPhone 4 instead.
09-27-2011, 03:07 PM #11
Time to either jump to Sprint or go with the HTC Sensation.
09-27-2011, 07:34 PM #12
it stated they will not get an iphone this year, meaning iphone5 or 4s whatever you wanna assume it's going to be. but it said for this year, not at all so we never know what might happen. and yeah they have an iphone support line so why not get it...
09-27-2011, 08:12 PM #13
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09-28-2011, 11:52 AM #15Let T-Mobile Know What You Think About Not Carrying the iPhone
Let T-Mobile Know What You Think About Not Carrying the iPhone
Last edited by Herculeis; 09-28-2011 at 11:55 AM.