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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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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:14 5

1. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; 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?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:55 3

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 00:01 1

10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Get a girlfriend?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 00:56

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Wish I had gotten a screenshot of your original comment, which read "She lays on me ;)"

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 01:36

14. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Haha... Partners... So PC

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 01:47

16. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Do you have a problem with my comment being inclusive of different relationship types?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:00

17. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Good for you, nobody cares otherwise that your unable to joy the other "fruits" of being single

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:14 2

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And nobody cares that you give yourself first person shooters to Carly because you are single.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:14 1

21. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


problem? No, just gave me a good laugh, that's all. Thanks!

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 18:30

27. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 18:16

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You just wish you had Carly.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 19:20

30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't give out relationship advice. Sorry.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 20:08

32. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I don't recall asking for your relationship advice. I was answering your allegation.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 21:21

33. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You fired the first bullet up above.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 21:40

34. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 22:29

35. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; 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.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 19:59

37. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


HEHE!! nice one, first person shooter.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:25 1

2. -box- (Posts: 3991; 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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:35 3

3. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)


what exactly does your plan conversion have to do with the iphone ?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 23:01 1

6. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 00:04 3

11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 00:56 1

12. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*rolls eyes*

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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:59

20. -box- (Posts: 3991; 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

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 18:19

26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 18:32

28. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 19:23

31. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; 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.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:51

4. Ruckus (Posts: 286; 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.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 23:24

7. gaby1451 (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I'm confused, how would an iPhone work on T-Mobiles AWS HSPA+ network?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 23:33 1

8. Galen20K (Posts: 541; 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:53

22. -box- (Posts: 3991; 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

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