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T-Mobile says first day Apple iPhone 5 sales were huge; device sold like "Gangbusters"

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T-Mobile says first day Apple iPhone 5 sales were huge; device sold like
"Today has been gangbusters for T-Mobile. We experienced lines out the door this morning at nearly all of our almost 3,000 stores nationwide."-Mike Sievert, CMO, T-Mobile
Now that the dust has settled, just how well did the Apple iPhone 5 do on its first day as a member of the T-Mobile line-up? According to the CMO for the nation's fourth largest carrier, there were lines out the door at nearly all 3,000 corporate locations. While those in the "glass is half empty" crowd pointed out that the lines had dissipated by the afternoon, fans of the carrier were just happy to see this day come. T-Mobile didn't want to be known as the one mobile operator that didn't carry the Apple iPhone, especially when many smaller pre-paid outfits were making the device available to its customers.

With new data plans and no more contracts or subsidized pricing at its corporate stores, T-Mobile is using the availability of the iPhone to mark a major change in the mobile operator's life. In addition, the company has started rolling out its 4G LTE service. It has been quite an eventful few weeks and now MetroPCs shareholders will vote April 24th on the deal that will combine the number 4 and 5 carriers in the U.S. If the deal goes through, as it now is expected to, T-Mobile becomes part of a public company. Do not think that for one moment that this deal with MetroPCS closes the door on another major transaction involving the company. Deutsche Telekom promised not to sell any stock for 18 months, up from the original 6 months, in order to better sell the deal to big stockholders. A lock-up usually becomes invalid in the case of an offer to buy the company whose shares are involved.

Not only will Deutsche Telekom seek a deal, they have a willing partner in Charles Ergen. On Friday, we just found out that the Dish Network Chairman and CEO approached Deutsche Telekom about a deal for T-Mobile. One door shuts, but another one opens.

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 13 Apr 2013, 05:23 13

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Great for T-Mo! They had been on the outside looking in on iP5 sales. Now that plaguing field is level. They still need to expand their coverage footprint, however.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 10:37 8

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14192; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They got the best phone. Now they just need the coverage.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 11:30 9

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Mxy... I respect the fact that like me you speak your mind. The iPhone to me is one of, and can be considered the best. You get no argument from me on that. However do you feel that it's time for apple to take it up a notch? Cuz I do.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 11:44 5

32. Droiddoes (unregistered)


LIterally befriending and quizzing the troll. Maybe the two of youi can hook up and sire the biggest troll this world has ever seen.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 11:56 8

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ignored

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 12:23 2

40. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14192; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Take it up a notch? Maybe but only if it serves a purpose and allows iOS to continue to be the most advanced and efficient mobile OS in the world.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 12:37 1

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Makes since bro

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 19:34

63. tedkord (Posts: 12243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It hasn't been the most advanced mobile OS since Gingerbread was released.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 18:01

60. tedkord (Posts: 12243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, he believes that as long as it's an Apple product, it's the best.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 11:47 8

34. semipro1337 (Posts: 89; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I ususally dont do this, because I can care less about who likes what, and your opinion is yours. However, you seem to want to make your opinion a FACT when it is only your observation.

Answer these questions with unbiased answers and maybe ill respect your fact, i mean opinion.

1. What makes Apple so much better?
2. What does iPhone do that a Galaxy Note 2 wont do?
3. What does iPhone do that a Windows phone wont do?

Please dont use app store as any backup in your argument because in all reality the majority of the population can find any app they NEED or WANT on a windows or Android phone.

Do not use Games as an excuse either, last time I checked mobile phones with 3.5 - 4 inch screens were not exceptional gaming machines, and please do not use manufacturing or branding as an excuse either.

What does that leave old wise one?

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 12:24 7

41. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Android > Windows > Flipphones > iphone

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 13:45 5

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You're trying too hard to dis the iPhone HD. Windows is unproven, flip phones are just that...flip phones. If your'e gonna dis the iPhone, atleast be intelligent about them you'll be taken serious. I'll give you a green thumb though, since its obvious that's what you're after. +1

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 16:09

56. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


I will agree with the trying way to hard. But the iphone is based on old tech. Besides that its not HD. Its slightly under so i wont bsah on it to much but please defend it usnig actual facts. Under 700 is a hard thing to chew when everything else is going for surpassing 1080p. I wont hate on the iphone to much but an os that is based off tech that was made before the 80's can hardly be compaired to the android system. All in all i would hope the ios would work because it is one of the oldest forms of os. I wont bash on it though apple was smart to start ith something that has the least issues. just please dont say it is the most advanced and the best out there. Why do you think they are changing it in the next few years?

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:35

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


As the landscape changes so must the product. Apple needs to get rolling on it, but the bottom line in business is money, and they make a ton of it. I like how you bash by saying you won't, but do...very clever. That old tech is also still what everything get compared to, and that old phone is still catered to by almost every business on earth, and devs still make it their priority cuz the platform brings in..............money.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 16:48

57. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Aww, come on now darkkjedi, if memory serves me right, in their heyday, there's wasn't anything cooler than busting out a flip phone with an quick snap of the wrist before communicating Capt. Kirk style. (magnified even more if you had a 'chirp' phone)
;-)

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:38

65. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man you are so right lol. I remember my old Motorola startac flip phone, that thing was so small and sweet. I had it on a prepaid plan thru this place called J&J beepers. You tube it, it's the funniest commercials. And chirps took it to a whole new level. Sir mix a lot style lol

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 14:43

50. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Correction Blackberry Z10>Iphone>Android>Windows

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 15:15 3

53. semipro1337 (Posts: 89; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I see I have several thumbs down and not a single answer to my questions. Trolls=robots that only say what they are programmed to say.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 17:42 1

59. tedkord (Posts: 12243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They got the best phone last year. They'll have the new best at launch in a couple of months.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 18:11

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Gotta respect his stance though. He never wavers, and doesn't back down...I respect that.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 22:10

72. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Do you respect dogma? Dogmatics never waver and don't back down. Not even when objectively, they are wrong.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 22:49 2

75. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude it's an article about cell phones, and I respect anyone that stands by their word/beliefs/morals. Mxy has been steadfast in his support of apple dispite constant disrespect, insults, and threats. He has earned my respect, and that's that bro. And when it comes to tech there is no wrong or rite, it's all subjective and based on needs/wants/preference. If android sucks to me, no amount of bashing will change that, if iOS sucks to me no amount of bashing will change that, if windows sucks to me no amount of bashing will change that, and if BB10 sucks to me no amount of bashing will change that...why because we like/hate what we like/hate. Get over it and move on. Mxy likes iOS, and so do I...I also like android. Don't you android users preach choice? I guess you preach choice as long as that choice is android, that hypocrisy to me. When I walk into AT&T just sell me the phone I ask for, and I'll head home to set it up, and enjoy it just like you, mxy, Troll, HD shatter, rusticguy, sniggly, quakan, terry Crowley, bone, chaoticrazr, phenomfaz, Wendy garret or garret Wendy, we still don't know if that persons male, or female, and everyone else on this site. Just enjoy your device Doug. By the way Doug I played with the HTC One at a local AT&T store today for about an hr. I was not blown away disappointed, or really impressed. I did however really like the blink feed feature, and how seamlessly the transition is back to the main home screen. I'm waiting on the next iPhone, and the s4.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 20:16

79. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Like your point.. I used Iphones and Android both and currently settled to android (galaxy s2)..that doesn't mean I hate iPhone but I prefer to make upgrade to s4..People hate touch wiz as far as I read in comments but I love it. I used custom roms in my s2 for a long time.. Now i did an official update and kudos to Samsung.. It works much faster smooth and has much more functionality.. The wifi direct option is so much usable to send files between galaxy devices with nature ux.. Now, I feel that my s2 is far more functional than any ios device.. Cant wait for s4

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 05:44 16

2. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I got one. Loving it.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 10:37 8

26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14192; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There's many reasons to love

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 12:37 5

44. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


now i realize love is blind and dumb too

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 14:50 3

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dumb would be him caving in to the pressure, and going with android even though he doesn't want to. He's smart in that he likes what he likes, doesn't cave in to the android hate he gets, and doesn't hold his tongue. What's crazy is that you guys blast him for doing exactly what y'all do from an android standpoint. I think that's called a double standard.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 22:01 1

69. tedkord (Posts: 12243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


C'mon. The guy is a stone troll. He claims that Android and Samsung are copiers, then proclaims the flexible amoled patent from Apple to be innovation at its finest.

Most of the Android users here are nowhere near that asinine. Just look at all the negative comments the GS4 got. We aren't blindly allegiant to any brand or platform, whereas Mxy only cares that is Apple.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 17:22

58. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


bravo........good shot....!!!

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 06:21 6

3. Technobri (Posts: 84; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


The majority of those people probably have no clue the iPhone 5s will be out this year

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