T-Mobile announces it will carry Apple products in 2013
0. phoneArena 06 Dec 2012, 12:17 posted on
We knew that this announcement was coming, and so it has. T-Mobile has announced that it will begin carrying Apple products starting next year, and Apple has confirmed the announcement...
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3. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Well, congrats for T-Mo, this will definitely lure iPhone users to T-Mo. Hurry up on the refarming, I'm waiting to get at least 3G data on my international One X.
5. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
T-Mobile USA, as a business, knew that the Apple iPhone can still bring in customers. I honestly doubt that this will change T-Mobile prices all that much. Sprint is still seen as a value carrier and it has an iPhone. Data speeds on Sprint were already horrible before the iPhone, so honestly...I don't see why people say a carrier getting an iPhone is so bad. Especially if the iPhone is bringing the carrier business, which, allows for more choice. Isn't that what Android users and mobile phone users in general, want?
11. Aeires (unregistered)
Thought I remember reading that T-Mobile outside the USA sells the iPhone right now and it isn't killing their network, at least I haven't heard it is. I think people are worried the same will happen to them that happened to Sprint, but you nailed it, Sprint's network was bad before.
What I don't understand is this, people who buy an iPhone are getting a smart phone. Even if they don't purchase the iPhone, they'll just buy a different smart phone so the amount of data really isn't going to change that much regardless of what they buy. The way I see it, if T-Mobile can handle new customers, bring it on. More income is more they can spend on service improvements.
18. Whateverman (Posts: 3251; Member since: 17 May 2009)
The network isn't the real concern to me. It's all the perks that start to disappear and the additional fees that every carrier starts adding on to EVERYONE just to subsidize a phone most of us will not buy. Unlimited data plans and early upgrade options disappear, upgrade fees, higher service plans and prices on other non-Apple devices are always sure to follow. The iPhone is just brings higher fees and death of service everywhere it goes and I dont see T-Mobile being any different.
19. Whateverman (Posts: 3251; Member since: 17 May 2009)
The comment below was meant for you, but I really hope none of what has happened to customers of other carriers happens to T-Mobile customers. That was one of the carriers I had planned on going to, but it ain't lookin so good anymore.
7. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
All of the hustlers on Craigslist will love this news..
9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
too bad the world is going to end before T-Mobile can carry an iPhone. xD
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that's right, the ancient Mayan Prophecy of the World's destruction being caused by iPhone availability on every major US Carrier. it's coming true! xD
17. Whateverman (Posts: 3251; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Oh NO! The Kiss of Death puckers up to take out T-Mobile!
27. jsdechavez (Posts: 728; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
And that they won't be subsidizing phones in 2013.. good luck with that!!!!
30. bvalde09 (Posts: 181; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
So question meaning that Tmobile will have his own version ? Just asking because 3G Band Frequency