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With Apple products officially coming to T-Mobile USA in 2013, one analyst has projected that the deal will add nearly 5 million sales for the Cupertino California company. In a
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    With Apple products officially coming to T-Mobile USA in 2013, one analyst has projected that the deal will add nearly 5 million sales for the Cupertino California company. In a recent investors note, Amit Daryanani with RBC Capital Markets said that with about 33 million subscribers on T-Mobile, Apple could sell roughly 4.8 million iPhones in the first year.

    Daryanani pointed out that Sprint, which is the third-largest carrier in America, sold 6.3 million iPhones in the first year of availability. That represented about 20% of the total number of postpaid subscribers at Sprint. Of T-Mobile’s 33 million subscribers, 70% are said to be postpaid, which means Apple can target roughly 24 million postpaid subscribers.

    With the assumption that the same 20% of people buy an iPhone that did so on Sprint, this puts Apple in line to sell roughly 4.8 million units in the first year. The addition of T-Mobile USA as an official carrier partner will net Apple roughly 4 to 5 million more iPhone sales overall. He assumes that iPhones sold to T-Mobile customers would have an average selling price of roughly $600 and gross margins around 50%, which would be adding more than 60 cents to RBC’s projected $50 earning-per-share estimate for Apple’s fiscal year 2013.

    According to GigaOm, the iPhone experience on T-Mobile will involve unsubsidized “Value Plans” which will feature cheaper rates for voices and data but will require customers to pay a larger upfront cost to buy a new phone. This trend already seems to be apparent among T-Mobile users as 80% of them opted for Value Plans last quarter. Another interesting tidbit which was implied by T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, was that the company will lessen the burden on customers by offering a monthly finance plan, charging a flat sum up front and then a monthly fee thereafter to pay off the device in installments.

    Such a move seems to bode well not only for T-Mobile, which has been struggling trying to obtain the iPhone in the past, but also for Apple, which will hopefully bounce back up from a recent stock price decrease. RBC Capital Markets has maintained its "outperform" rating for AAPL stock with a price target of $750 as a result.

    Source: GigaOm via AppleInsider
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post




    With the assumption that the same 20% of people buy an iPhone that did so on Sprint, this puts Apple in line to sell roughly 4.8 million units in the first year. The addition of T-Mobile USA as an official carrier partner will net Apple roughly 4 to 5 million more iPhone sales overall. He assumes that iPhones sold to T-Mobile customers would have an average selling price of roughly $600 and gross margins around 50%, which would be adding more than 60 cents to RBC’s projected $50 earning-per-share estimate for Apple’s fiscal year 2013.

    Assuming the same 20 percent of those buy an iPhone that did so on Sprint, similar predictions for T-Mobile put Apple in line to sell 4.8 million units in the first year. As such, Daryanani had projected that the addition of T-Mobile USA as an official carrier partner will net Apple between 4 million and 5 million more iPhone sales. With the assumption of the iPhones sold to T-Mobile customers for roughly an average selling price of $600 and gross margins at around 50%, a move like this one is likely to add more than 60 cents to RBC’s projected $50 earning-per-share estimate for Apple’s fiscal year 2013.

    Source: GigaOm via AppleInsider
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    Should be interesting considering how Bad their service is from what i've heard BUT..I never go by what i hear, i'm just glad that ALL 4 Major carriers have an iPhone, NOW...the REAL game begins; the Battle of Plans.ROUND ONE!!! READY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCHRIS View Post
    Should be interesting considering how Bad their service is from what i've heard BUT..I never go by what i hear, i'm just glad that ALL 4 Major carriers have an iPhone, NOW...the REAL game begins; the Battle of Plans.ROUND ONE!!! READY?
    I have an unlocked iPhone on T-Mobile. The phone service is fine. I get better reception in placed I never got reception with AT&T, my basement, my brother's basement apt..BUT the data kinda sucks right now. T-Mobile had been switching from Edge to 3G but its slow. When they upgrade all their towers, it should get a lot better.

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    I had Tmo for 3 years and NEVER had an issue with my service. I had the "iPhone Plan" with Tmo and had to use Edge that was the only drawback. I never lost signal and always had clear calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCHRIS View Post
    Should be interesting considering how Bad their service is from what i've heard BUT..I never go by what i hear, i'm just glad that ALL 4 Major carriers have an iPhone, NOW...the REAL game begins; the Battle of Plans.ROUND ONE!!! READY?
    i have galaxy note 2 with tmobile..never have a problem..i get 20mbs ..in the bay area..which is really really fast

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    I've been with T-Mo for over 12 years, since it was Voicestream, and never ever had an issue with service, dropped calls. I feel their customer service to be just awesome and am so happy I stayed loyal and dealt with Edge all these years. Couldn't be more happy...and saving tons of bucks too.

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