T-Mobile prefers having a wide selection of Androids than the iPhone (Sponsored Post)
As it stands right now, T-Mobile is the only major U.S. carrier without the iPhone in its line-up. However, if you think that there's much uneasiness over at T-Mo world because of that, it might be worth it to see the carrier's point of view: T-Mobile is firmly convinced that it has all the firepower needed to match its competitors, and even beat them. How does it plan to achieve that? Through Android and smart pricing.
Being the first carrier to launch an Android phone in the world, T-Mobile clearly recognizes the great potential that's found inside Google's mobile OS. The carrier has been steadily building a robust portfolio of Android handsets, designed for pockets of different sizes. Among the most stand-out products in its catalog are the marvelous Samsung Galaxy S II - the people's champion, so to speak, and the HTC Amaze 4G. As you can imagine, both smartphones feature incredibly large screens, super-snappy dual-core processors and connectivity to T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network - all of which are features that make them fully capable of going toe-to-toe with the latest iPhone. Besides, there are many other Android handsets available with the carrier, all meant for different types of customers and catering to different needs (big/small, premium/affordable, with QWERTY/without QWERTY). This combination of choice, together with the great personalization options of Android, is what T-Mobile says makes its portfolio better than simply carrying the iPhone.
Speaking of its HSPA+ network, we should mention that T-Mobile follows the "one size doesn't fit all" approach here as well. The carrier has a wide range of both individual and family plans, which you can personalize via various minute, text and data bundles. And if you need to get two new lines, you can do so with T-Mo throwing in unlimited talk, text and data for only $49.99 per line - a nice service plan to complement your powerful Android phone. However, you'll definitely have to lay some more cash for a plan if you want to get, say, an iPhone 4S on some of the other carriers. This is a nice example of how T-Mobile competes through a flexible portfolio of hardware and service products.
So, these are the main weapons in T-Mobile's arsenal against its rivals and the iPhone right now - a great choice of Android phones and affordable data plans to go with them. Now it's your turn to tell us if you are content with what you see in Magenta's line-up! Is there something that you'd like to see added? Sound off in the comments below!
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24. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
ya i feel the same way. i might switch AWAY from verizon now that they have the iphone.
35. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I think Verizon did feel the same way......when they didn't have the iPhone. And the only thing better than having a wide selection of Android phones or just simply the iPhone is having a wide selection of Android phones AND the iPhone. Offering the iPhone straight up may probably make things easier for T-mobile and they do have a large demand for iPhone. If Apple offered T-mobile the opportunity, I don't think they'd deny it.
2. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I am a data consumer and I have tried many times to sign up with T-mobile and unfortunately T-mobile makes it very difficult for consumers like me to join the T-mobile family. For example, I could pay $30 a month and get 5 GB of data at 4G speed on a no-contract phone, however I am unable to get the same 5GB of data also at 4G speed for a mobile hotspot under a 2-year contract at said price, respectively. As a result, I see no reason to abandon my current mobile data provider and join the T-mobile family.
Here is my point, if T-mobile can make 5 GB of 4G data available for $30 a month, why not make that across the board. 5 GB of 4G data is 5 GB of 4G data. Thank you.
9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
ardent, there is no major carrier that matches Tmobile's pricing, and for your information if you do the VALUE plan on Tmobile, it IS $30 a month for 5 gigs of usage for Tmobile customers.
Tmobile gives a DISCOUNT on top of their already industry leading pricing to customers that also have voice service. So there, Your wish has been granted.
Go to VZW, ATT, or even sprint, and ask them how much a 5 gig data card is.
26. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Verizon - $80 and they give you 20 GB at 4G.
31. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
dude.. seriously, learn to read
its 10 gig for $80 a month on VZW 4G
Tmobile value plans are 10 gig for $50 a month for 42mb/s 4G.
45. supaman21 (Posts: 43; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
Remix, verizon is offering double data for 4g devices until the end of the year so it would be 80 for 20 gigs
13. MNX1024 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Well, if you have an unlocked phone, you can tether to your heart's content without paying a tethering fee. Hopes that solves your dilemma.
3. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
GO tmobile!! you dont need the iphone, keep up the good work in providing some of the best devices out there! samsung galaxy all the way!
by the way .. the htc amaze and sgs2 dont go toe-to-toe with the iphone, they are way better....
4. Birds (Posts: 958; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I agree wunhundra%. That is why I love T-mobile!
5. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)
very sneaky in their part... as their recently acknowledge that are millions of iphones using the 3.5G speeds of T-Mo..... they have the iphones without paying Apple... typical T-Mo behavior...
11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
so.. its bad of Tmobile to allow iphones on their network without bending over and being pipe cleaned by Apple first, like Sprint just did?? lol. Sounds like they are the SMART ones. Why give Apple your bank account when you already get their services for free? Your going to hate on the carrier that gives you your precious iphone on plans so cheap that ATT will never come close to them??
Yes, let me hate Tmobile for $30 unlimited 4g web and text or $50/60 unl everything with an unlocked iphone.. oooh no!! hoooow eeeeeevil of them to allow you to keep some money in your pocket and still get your favorite phone!!! lolol
Yes, unlocked iphones are so common we have an iphone support team in customer service.
27. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)
you try so hard to promote T-mo and let me tell you something... using your why pay when you can get it free theory... napster had the same way of doing business.. look how they end it up.... T-Mo is doing sooo good in the US that they are planning to leave the US.. their cheap plans ( even though you pay what you get for in T-Mo and will drop it at that)... will bite them in the a** at the end... they are the rebel carrier.. no LTE.. no news that are expanding their 3.5 G speeds... they have an iphone support department?... wow.. they are really asking for it... lets see what the future holds for the people's carriers... I know my carrier (verizon) aint going anywhere...
29. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
welcome to gallito-land where logic is outlawed.
Tmobile is the new napster. right! lol you know, because napster was where people went to illegally trade music they didnt pay for. Somehow buying a used iphone, or taking a phone you already paid for on ATT and moving it to another carrier is PIRATING IT ..lol. Gallito. you are a dunce of the highest calliber. But hey, thats why we lubs ya... or not. :)
Arent you the same guy that continually tells us how high of a price a used iphone gets compared to an android phone?? WHO DO U THINK IS BUYING THOSE USED IPHONES?!?!?!? lolol your a riot.
32. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)
You missed the point.... about the napster compariso.. I meant the way of thinking.. you dumbnut.... clearly the people in T-mo want the iphone and their carrier wont give them to them.. Sprint did it... they were losing customer because of that.. but didnt go the route T-Rob did .. they striked a deal... key word... DEAL.. and have the odasity to say that T-mo doesnt need the iphone... lol... whem acording to you they even have tech support..... thats why I dont like you... from far away you seem smart but as we closer... hmmm well I will let you imagine the rest... take care.. see you next year when you go carrier search... and so
oner than later you will pay for the iphone.. whether u have it or not......
36. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
so your mad at Tmo for taking advantage of a net positive situation for them, instead of bending over and letting Apple rip 5 years or so worth of future profits right out of their bank accounts to be able to carry the JesusPhone?? No no no.. it has nothing to do with apple demanding insane sums of money, and everything to do with eeeevil Tmobile trying to "rip off" apple somehow.. lol
If Tmo was doing something wrong, apple would have sued them into oblivion by now.
So, i bet you hate every carrier in the world then huh? because people buy unlocked iphones... EVERYWHERE.
From far away you look like a loon.. and from up close its like a circus act. But hey, thats why we keep you around... for entertainment. Dance chickenhead, dance! :)
40. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)
so if i dont dance you will have me banned like taco?.. listen Remix.. let me put it in simple terms... number ine reason for leaving Sprint was the iphone.. so sprint gave the iphone to those people that were willing to leave their UNLIMITED data plan.. for an iphone.. T-Mo knows they want the iphone but dont want to pay what every other major carrier did... on go on public record to say that they dont need the iphone.. please..they already lied about having umlimited plans.. and the largest 4g coverage.. please... Remix.. please tell me the number one reason why people leave T-Mo... Ialready know.. but i want you to use your Android phone for other things other than playing Angry birds...
41. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the most common reason people leave Tmo for another carrier? Coverage issue. I dont think iphone even makes the top 5. Why? Because its a GSM DEVICE. Unlike VZW and Sprint which have extreme lock downs on their devices and are not compatable with each other, ATT and Tmobile phones run GSM. A simple software unlock code unlocks it for ANY GSM Carrier. In europe they mostly buy unlocked phones then jump carriers at will. Tmobile is a european company.. amazing coincidence that they set up their plans and service to be similar. So, what your really saying is that Apple should sue everyone that buys an iphone unlocked.. even if its from apple.. right? Because, they didnt go through the carriers???? IS THAT what your saying?!?!?!? lololol You do know that APPLE sells iphones UNLOCKED from their STORES. Are they doing something wrong too?? Do you REALLY THINK APPLE CARES as long as they get paid?!?!? lolol
Are you really not getting this ?? First you compare Tmobile to Napster, and now to Sprint. How about you figure out how to compare it to something that is relevant.
I didnt have taco banned. Taco had himself banned... unless of course im the evil puppet master controlling what he types... then there was all of his fake accounts that he used to troll the boards under different names. I bet thats my fault too, right chickenhead? :)
you are a riot today. must be O/Ding on fruit flavored punch.
43. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)
wow did you type all that by yourself...never said that Apple should sue.. ok..thats all you.. but you wanted to sound important so you went there... it doesnt matter if the company is Autralian or whatever country... is T-Mo USA.. all I am saying is that T-Mo does need the iphone but to run its mouth saying they dont when customers are saying that they do.. and leaving due to the iphone is second reason behind.. coverage... at one point you said that T-Mo is in the same league as VZW.. please is not... get over it... honestly I dont care what T-Mo does as my carrier VZW will stick around.. for years to come...
44. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they are in the same league concering SPEED. I never said they were in the same league with coverage. NO ONE is. However, they have basically the same network as ATT at half the price and twice the speed, so why would you be on ATT?? Oh yea, you want an iphone. over paying up front, and every month. You just want everyone else to get financially ripped off the way you are.
Sorry, some people are smart enough to get their cake AND eat it too.
6. VileKittie (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)
Agree with gallitoking.
Many GSM iPhone Users are already on T-Mo. I personally love the freedom of changing phones via sim card. Always a plus when You're a phone geek. And price is definitely a MAJOR Point for Me.
8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
They are adding Nokia WP to their portfolio right?
10. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
Part of the merger failure break up fee is a 7 year roaming agreement on AT&T's 850/1900MHz HSPA+ network. Get an unlocked iPhone, get a free microSIM plus a great plan from T-Mobile, and basically you're back on AT&T for less $!
Better yet, get a Galaxy Note and do the same thing!
19. Natez (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
When does the new roaming aggrement take effect, was that announced yet?
12. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
If your in a Tmobile 4g area, there is no reason to be on another carrier. I've been saying that for a while. What Tmobile needs to do is take these reasons.. and PUT THEM ON TV. geesh.
17. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
yea your right like ive always said ive never had trouble with my tmobile 4g or 3g in my area or anywhere i travel in my state, tmobile is great here.. soo if t-mobile needs anything from apple it would be there advertisement strategies and nothing more
34. greathero1 (Posts: 458; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Well I am a T Mobile customer and have 4G and it is very hit or miss. Sorry but for the most part, they are garbage here in southeast Texas. I am gone as soon as I pay my final phone installment. Glad to hear that they work good in a few other places but service has generally been "more or less" in my 4 years with them. I do like my monthly bill but I am finally willing to pay a little more to get better service. VZ has a white Droid RAZR with my name on it!
37. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
its hit or miss with everyone. You can go on to each carriers sites and normally you will find a spot to put in your zip and they will give you an accurate coverage map of that area. No more guesswork. :)
14. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Hmmm. No wonder Tmobile is doing so good!!
15. Robert235 (Posts: 50; Member since: 30 May 2010)
bad move t-mobile, apple gonna sue you now for not carrying their phones.Hard to imagine that but knowing apple.
18. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
T-mobile don't need iPhone. Only carriers that are desperate, thinking iPhone is a life saver NOT !!!
21. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Even for a sponsored post, that was a fun read. T-Mobile is fine with it's device selection, speeds, and it's pricing. Just iron out the leadership/ownership plan, and than expand the coverage so we more consumers have a chance to choose them.
23. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
This article would have carried more weight a few months ago. Now Verizon has the kickass portfolio of different Android devices in all shapes, sizes and speeds.
30. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
all of which are locked down by VZW, sold at a premium on VZW, and many are loaded with VZW bloat.
25. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
"all of which are features that make them fully capable of going toe-to-toe with the latest iPhone."
am i slow or something... but why do these features make them capable of going toe to toe? 2 of those listed features are something the iPhone DOESNT EVEN OFFER.
in my opinion until the iPhone starts to have those top notch features, they cannot go toe to toe with the big boys on the block.
28. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I agree with them because Apple wants too much return from the phone carriers and what T-mobile said.
33. greathero1 (Posts: 458; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Why does it have to be one or the other? All the other carriers have excellent Android choices and the iPhone. They can also say what they would rather have but deep down we all know that if the 1700/2100 frequency was included then this wouldn't be a discussion. T Mobile is only offering Android b/c that's all they really have to offer. If the device had their frequency, trust me they would be playing ball like everyone else. Hell, if they had it, maybe they would actual add a few more customers b/c they have been mighty scarce lately.
38. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Android not Tmo life saver either. Yeah variety Android phones but same product, different skin. No real choice for customers. play fair for every one and maybe tmo gain more customers. Give customers Varity of products: wp, android, iPhone, bb, ECT. And from cheap to expensive. The other, more bars, everywhere and anywhere!
46. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Hmm... now that the AT&T deal went South maybe T-Mobile is thinking: "We love our Android selection and we stick by it. Huh Google, what'cha think about that? Wink Wink Nudge Nudge"
47. MUSICMANA212 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
MY NAME IS KENNY I JUST JOIN THE T MOBILE FAMILY BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE ..I HAVE HERD OF THE WAY THEY TREAT THERE CUSTOMERS AND WAS TALKED INTO JOINING BY A GOOD FRIEND & MY SON... I WOULD THINK THAT T MOBILE WOULD MAKE MORE SALES IF THEY WOULD ADD THE IPHONE TO THERE LIST .. THAT WOULD MAKE ALOT OF CUSTOMERS HAPPY ...