T-Mobile invites Apple iPhone users to try its network and unlimited plan
0. phoneArena 05 Sep 2012, 21:59 posted on
T-Mobile remains the one major U.S. carrier without the Apple iPhone and has had to watch even pre-paid carriers get the device; multiple sources are spreading the word that unlocked models of Apple's smartphone will be on display at T-Mobile stores, hooked up to the carrier's 3G network...
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1. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 441; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Anyone else looking forward to the day Carly gets laid off from T-Mobile and takes up nude photoshoot at Playboy?
5. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
No. Some of us don't "look forward" to seeing a celebrity with their clothes off because we have partners of our own.
Not saying I'd complain about seeing Carly naked, but I don't have a single minded drive to.
16. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Do you have a problem with my comment being inclusive of different relationship types?
21. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
problem? No, just gave me a good laugh, that's all. Thanks!
17. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 441; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Good for you, nobody cares otherwise that your unable to joy the other "fruits" of being single
18. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
And nobody cares that you give yourself first person shooters to Carly because you are single.
13. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Wish I had gotten a screenshot of your original comment, which read "She lays on me ;)"
27. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm sure that she would make an excellent partner, but I'm happy with the relationship I'm in.
30. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I don't give out relationship advice. Sorry.
32. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I don't recall asking for your relationship advice. I was answering your allegation.
33. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
You fired the first bullet up above.
34. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yep, because you went from agreeing with the guy to insulting him.
Granted, I sorta agreed with your revised comment, but I felt you had gone out of your way to stir up trouble with the other guy even if you shared his sentiments.
35. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
How was that an insult? Desperately wanting a celeb to pose nude in Playboy does make my suggestion reasonable.
I wasn't stirring up any trouble.
2. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
As long as T-Mobile never officially offers the iphone, I'll be a satisfied T-Mobile customer. Just converted my Value plan to the everything Unlimited today. Saved me $45 per month for my 5 lines
3. Astreo (Posts: 98; Member since: 05 May 2011)
what exactly does your plan conversion have to do with the iphone ?
6. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Actually, even if Box isn't aware of it, his plan conversion may have a lot to do with the iPhone.
Historically, when the iPhone comes to a carrier, the carrier deep sixes customer benefits to make up for the relatively astronomical cost of subsidizing the Jesus phone. T-Mobile would possibly have to screw its customers over as well, especially since they don't have a huge customer base to spread the cost over.
11. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
There is no such thing as a Jesus phone. I like that Apple dictates the prices to subsidize the iPhone. That way people who have the iPhone aren't screwed by carriers since Apple handles updates, not the carriers.
12. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Sure, of course you're fine with Apple getting paid 40 percent more to get the cost of an iPhone down to 200 dollars than, say, HTC is for their Evo LTE to be the same price or lower.
26. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
You want have to worry about the iphone getting bloatware pushed on it. The recent article about Verizon preloading a full page of Amazon apps on their phones doesn't help.
Someone needs to grab the carriers by their balls and show them that they can't push all oems around.
28. Sniggly (Posts: 6483; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I like Amazon. I have their apps on my phone anyway.
The carriers, minus Verizon, have been getting better at bloat. I can uninstall all the bloat on my AT&T phones. Two seconds, done.
31. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Liking Amazon is not the same as being forced to have it on your phone preloaded with many other apps.
I said before that Apple has it right because they control the environment on their phones which is why they remain bloat free.
20. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
it doesn't have anything to do with the iphone as far as I am directly away, but I am glad that T-Mobile is offering unlimited data with no throttling again, thus my statement about the conversion to the different plan
4. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Their unlimited data is a step in the right direction, however they drastically need more coverage. T-Mobile has 1/2 the coverage of Cricket in my area! They have great devices (although having the iPhone helps) with great plans it just doesn't work here.
7. gaby1451 (Posts: 111; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I'm confused, how would an iPhone work on T-Mobiles AWS HSPA+ network?
8. Galen20K (Posts: 504; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
if you hadn't heard they're refarming their HSPA network onto the PCS bands, same bands Att uses for HSPA hence the iPhone and many many other phones will now be available at faster speeds on T-Mobile very soon.
9. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
Everyone one of my friends who has tmobile says they hate it
15. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I have T-Mobile and I hate them. I had trouble with my phone 4 days after the warranty expired. Their solution was "Buy a new phone." So I am cancelling both lines for $200 each and switching to Verizon. C'est la vie!
19. ayephoner (Posts: 833; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
I got just as frustrated with verizon here recently. I'm leaving them. Don't expect anything except possibly better coverage and much higher bills.
From people that have had both carriers, I've heard that vzw is much, much worse to deal with than tmo.
I'll probs head to att. i guess. maybe a prepaid carrier that uses att or vzw's network...
24. ruthayy (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)
it's called policy, go to any carrier, once your warranty expires there's nothing they can do. get over it.
29. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
sooo.. your problem isnt with Tmobile then, its with YOU not getting insurance to give it a lifetime warranty.
Do people still think that the carrier manufactures the phone? Do they not see that big "samsung" "HTC", whatever logo on the phone?
"waaaah waaaah.. my phone was out of warranty and they refused to give me an new one for free, even though I was too cheap to get the insurance.. so I'm going to leave them and go to a carrier thats 50% more expensive and has the same policies to spite Tmobile! That will show them!"
seriously.. your only screwing yourself.
36. JacobSmile (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)
Remixfa hit the nail right on the head with that comment.
38. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
So you broke contract, because you were too cheap to pay for insurance (7.99 per device)? If one's warranty expires one is s**t out of luck. I don't get how one can use smartphones or phones without insurance? If you can't afford 7.99 a month then you really might want to consider not having a wireless phone.
Anyway at 400USD and switching to Verizon, that is a retarded financial move. When you forked over 400USD to breach t-mobiles contract, jumping ship to Verizon. How much are you paying for your two new phones? How about prorated usage added on top of that and any, activation fees? With the price you are paying you could have bought a new phone and paid for insurance and have money in your bank....
For you iphone users, yes you guys and gals. I see loads of you with moderate to extensive LCD damage. Protect your shit with:http://mus.protectyourbubble.c
It is pitiful seeing you use your smartphone with a damage screen that looks like it could be used in Charlotte's Web..
22. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I have T-Mobile and don't have any issues with them. That said, some (not all) of their reps on the phone aren't the most helpful or knowledgeable (or don't seem that interested in helping), but they tend to be in the billing department, and most reps with any company seem to be unpleasant and unhelpful when it comes to billing. You'd think you'd want that department staffed with very friendly people since it involves, y'know, MONEY