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Nearly 2 million unlocked Apple iPhones now run on T-Mobile

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Nearly 2 million unlocked Apple iPhones now run on T-Mobile
1.9 million unlocked Apple iPhone units run over T-Mobile

1.9 million unlocked Apple iPhone units run over T-Mobile

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is speaking at the Citi Global Internet, Media and Telecommunications conference in Las Vegas and the executive has just announced that the carrier is signing up 100,000 Apple iPhones a day to run on T-Mobile's pipeline. Thanks to its unlimited data plan, T-Mobile has become a fave hosting spot for those with unlocked models older than the LTE-enabled Apple iPhone 5. The fastest speeds that Apple iPhone owners can achieve on T-Mobile is 3G, which is why those with the newer version of the device might be less interested in T-Mobile. Still, a penny saved is a penny earned, and some Apple iPhone 5 users might be on the rolls.

Speaking of which, there are now 1.9 million unlocked Apple iPhones hosted by T-Mobile. That is up 200,000 since December 6th when it was revealed that 1.7 million units of Apple's iconic smartphone were powered by the nation's fourth largest carrier. Now that T-Mobile is expected to sell the Apple iPhone this year, we can see that the mobile operator should do some brisk business, limited only by how fast the carrier can roll out its LTE network. And as we told you, LTE market number one is expected to go live before the end of this month, in Las Vegas.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 17:11

1. techloverNYC (Posts: 392; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


too bad t mobile cant even provide the basic 3G internet speed for the iphones...cmon edge that stuff is ancient.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 17:30 1

2. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Don't worry about T-mobile they are doing just fine and the customers on t-mobile are enjoying there devices. Unlimited is sweet and the network is wonderful and fast it just works much better than Verizon and Ass t&t. We won't even talk about Sprint cause they are not even in the game....

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 17:56 1

3. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Yeah, no.

T-Mobile is good. Not great, and certainly not better than Verizon and AT&T. In terms of prices, plans, and phones, yeah, maybe. But their network is a joke relative to the big two. Slower speeds, smaller footprint, less consistency.

To even put T-Mobile's network on par with Verizon's is ludicrous. Verizon, the company with the lowest drop call rate, largest 3G and 4G footprint.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:10 1

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


Well, the HSPA+ is faster that AT&T's, but of course it varies depending on location. T-Mo's LTE probably won't have as wide coverage as AT&T or Verizon, but it'll certainly have speed on par with them if not faster. LTE Advanced coming soon...?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:52 2

5. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Here in New York City Verizon is a JOKE. T-mobile pimp slaps Verizon speeds, network hspa plus 42mpbs and battery life wise it's NO comparison. All devices on t-mobile work more consistant than Verizon devices. Please I left Verizon for T-mobile so I would know and had 2lines on Verizon they are nothing what people make them out to be. We won't even discuss handset updates or other things that go hand and hand with carriers. Verizon is drastically overrated.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 20:56 1

7. techloverNYC (Posts: 392; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


same situation here. Verzion actually called me multiple time asking how their service was when I was with them last yr. Im still waiting their customer service to come fix my business cable and phone. So happy I got out of my contract to tmob.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 20:54

6. techloverNYC (Posts: 392; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I actually got a new phone nexus 4 after I notice iphone only get edge. Funny things is I pay for Unlimited data however did u know tmob shut my 3g data down after 2GB or usage? Im stuck with almost a whole month to go before I get a new month of 2GB 3g speed. So in a way unlimited is not unlimited. I have to agree its still better than Verizon, hated their customer service. At&t is just plain greedy. Sprint is not that bad, I heard. i mean they are the only other phone company with unlimited data and actually 3g unlimited. Too bad I need a phone with world compatibility and that left me with only tmob and at&t.

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