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Apple finalizing talks with T-Mobile to bring the iPhone 5 there next year

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Apple finalizing talks with T-Mobile to bring the iPhone 5 there next year
Apple is allegedly "increasingly likely" to reach an agreement with Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile USA's parent company, for bringing the next iPhone in the carrier's portfolio for the first time.

Apparently that is going to happen at least after a quarter of iPhone 5 sales on other carriers, because Sanford C. Bernstein’s analyst Craig Moffett says the move is about to happen in 2013.

It might have something to do with the expected network upgrades from T-Mobile next year as well, since 4G speeds will be one of the key selling points with the iPhone 5. Back in March, T-Mobile's CTO said in a blog post that “our 4G network will be compatible with a broader range of devices, including the iPhone.

Apple showed that it is not shy to bring its bread-and-butter device to smaller carriers, and even offer it on prepaid, which is T-Mobile's stronghold, so the terms of the agreement might actually be better than the multibillion, multi-year agreement that Sprint signed with Apple for selling the iPhone, for example.

source: BloombergBW

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posted on 11 Jul 2012, 07:20 3

2. dcgore (Posts: 206; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Probably getting the new iphone factory unlocked. Maybe i'll swiitch to tmo to save money.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 11:49

3. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I think its too little too late. i dont know who is making the decision at Tmobile, but they suck at making marketing decisions. they are months behind AT&T in the Note and now they are years behind on the iPhone

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 13:43

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8582; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Speak for yourself. I'm happy with my GS3 and saving over $50 a month over AT&T.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 15:01

7. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


If they start with iPhone 5 they've caught up, if they get any of the older models then good luck to T-Mo

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 15:22

8. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


If they get the iPhone 5, then i'll change my view

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 12:50

4. devon613 (Posts: 46; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


we were in a meeting at work (i work for broadband company) and apple is tryting to do anything to keep sales thats why they are letting all these carriers get their phone ...their sales are slipping in the phone industry they are desperate. they have instructed people to get as many ipad activations as they can at stores so they can show growth .

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 21:55

10. Djthunderballs (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Weird how you say their sales are slipping... I work for one of the BIG two and 90% of my commission check is due to iPhone purchases. I am using an Android device btw.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 13:45

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8582; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If T-Mobile gets the iPhone, not only are they going to have new customers, it will feature the cheapest plan on all four carriers. I'm not an iPhone fan but I will welcome it to our line up.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 15:29

9. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I bet they will still pay more for the iPhone then Sprint. Still can't believe how much more they are paying then Verizon and AT&T.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 00:15

11. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


hmmmm since verizon is making me loose my mind with their actions I might consider T-Mo again... besides when I move to Cali it has good coverage there.

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