Leaked memo shows 250K have pre-registered for T-Mobile's Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5. Finally, Apple's iconic smartphone has made its way to the nation's fourth largest carrier and the phone will launch on April 12th. So far, more than 250,000 pre-registrations for the phone have been received by the mobile operator, with 80% of them coming from existing customers. Those pre-registering for the device are not putting down money to reserve a unit, but are simply sending their email address to T-Mobile so that they can receive the latest information about the iPhone 5. The handset, which costs $199.99 with a signed two year contract from Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, is priced differently on T-Mobile. Customers must make a down payment of $99 and pay the balance off in $20 monthly installments of 24 months.
While the carrier has not released the number of pre-orders it has received for the Apple iPhone, one T-Mobile employee has whispered that the number of pre-orders for the phone has been "impressive" and not too much different than the number that has pre-registered for the handset.
source: CNET via TmoNews
2. Ninetysix (Posts: 1574; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Impressive, most impressive
3. cncrim (Posts: 499; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Hurray Tmobile, when all the carrier fight we win.
4. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
T-Mobile just got the phone with the best and most advanced mobile os. Congrats.
6. jewilliams500 (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
Dood, you know just as well as I and everyone else that iOS is not advanced. If that were fact, a lot of grandparents would not be able to handle it as well as they do. iOS is the simplest system to learn. You need to chill a bit...
7. Ninetysix (Posts: 1574; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
What? These are all grandparents and only play games in a work/business environment. LOL.
8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8235; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The most advanced OS in the world still has a web address bar and a google search bar instead of incorporating the two. Pretty advanced if you ask me.
12. jewilliams500 (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
That's because the OS is as simple and plain as it gets...I've carried iOS for a month trial and couldn't make it past the 3rd week. I'm not bashing, I don't hate iOS, it just doesn't work for me. It got stale too fast and it lacked the ability for me to customize it the way I wanted to.
9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8235; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Called it from the day they announced it. The iPhone will run out of stock. Called it.
11. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
Good for t-mobile, hope this business model does well and contracts end in the US.
14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
That's very good news for T-Mobile hope it will help drive their stocks in sales.