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08-28-2012, 10:59 AM #1
T-Mobile Getting Shut Out of New iPhone Release
It's going to be a rough September for T-Mobile, and the carrier knows it. As it now appears that T-Mobile will be effectively shut out of the late September market introduction of the 6th generation Apple iPhone, the carrier is said to be making plans to cope with the smartphone frenzy anticipated elsewhere in the smartphone business.
This week, a memo leaked from inside T-Mobile indicates that the carrier's plan is to prepare all employees to "sell against" the iPhone beginning September 21st. This effectively confirms that T-Mobile will be left out of the iPhone launch and the circle of carriers that will offer the device.
The company memo, which was leaked to TmoNews, suggests that T-Mobile has no higher priority than damage control as we approach the sales bonanza that will benefit AT&T, Verizon, Sprint (and a handful of smaller carriers) while leaving T-Mobile out in the cold.
As MMi has frequently reported in the past, T-Mobile and Apple are rumored to have engaged in talks on multiple occasions about bringing the iPhone to the carrier's network. But it appears that no formal deal with regard to the iPhone 5 has been reached as of this point in time.
Source: TmoNews from Engadget
08-28-2012, 11:02 AM #2
08-28-2012, 11:11 AM #3
I just don't understand why they keep getting passed for getting the iPhone. It doesn't make sense unless TMo is not willing to accept Apples terms which doesn't seem to be any issue w/ the other carriers. Just weird...
08-28-2012, 11:38 AM #4
Aren't they always left out?
08-28-2012, 11:48 AM #5
T-mobile is going down
08-28-2012, 11:57 AM #6
08-28-2012, 12:01 PM #7
Maybe theres some kind of grudge between them because bringing the iphone to t mobile would only make the iphone that much more available and increase profits...oh well im not switching i have an ipodtouch 4g and the apps are the same on the iphone sooo samsung galaxy s3 here i come lol
08-28-2012, 12:06 PM #8
This wouldve been the easiest addition to apple seeing as t-mobile has the same tech as AT&T (GSM) the original iphone carrier. People just get a gevey sim and be content with that
08-28-2012, 12:22 PM #9
From what I've read, T-Mobile gets shut out because network range can't support the iPhone unless on 2G connection, it doesn't support the 3G range the iPhone uses, along with the 4G LTE the "new" iPad uses
08-28-2012, 12:36 PM #10
I hope T-Mobile BURNS IN HELL!!!!
Just kidding (!)...I genuinely feel bad for them. :-(
08-28-2012, 12:49 PM #11
08-28-2012, 12:50 PM #12
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The iphone doesnt have the 3G bandwidth that tmobile USA is using. Maybe apple is trying to rip them off for implementing that bandwidth so tmobile can fully support the iPhone.
08-28-2012, 02:06 PM #13
The only thing that sucks is the edge data,but since 90% of my data is off wifi, that doesn't bother me one bit!
08-28-2012, 02:19 PM #14
08-28-2012, 02:41 PM #15
isn't t-mobile upgrading its towers soon from the at&t merger settlement? maybe they'll get the new iphone then when they can provide 3g services to the iphone
08-28-2012, 02:52 PM #16
I live in Phoenix AZ and we have been receiving 3G signal (T-Mobile user) for the last month on and off as they are testing the system.
So hang in there, soon come.
Last edited by blkcadi; 08-28-2012 at 02:58 PM.
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08-28-2012, 07:54 PM #20
I think T-Mobile is doing the right thing. They know the iPhone is a major selling point, but frankly, they don't want to be in the same situation as Sprint and lose money for most iPhone sales. What T-Mobile is doing now is receiving unlockers with open hands, restructuring their HSPA+ network to be compatible with 3G speeds for the iPhone. And, they are starting to build their LTE network. T-Mobile can survive another year, and I predict that the seventh-generation iPhone will include T-Mobile as an official carrier. It'll be close though.