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T-Mobile sits quietly out of the picture during Apple's event

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T-Mobile sits quietly out of the picture during Apple's event
Poor T-Mobile, they were sadly left behind as Apple announced today that the iPhone 4S will be coming to the top three wireless carriers in the country starting on October 14th. We’ve seen them mock the iPhone on several occasions in various commercial spots, but now they can keep on doing the same thing since they weren’t mentioned once during the entire presentation today.

Still, it begs the question whether or not they’ll be negatively impacted mainly because they’re simply out of the picture when it comes to the latest iPhone model. Of course, we’ve already seen how T-Mobile is trying to lure iPhone users to its grasp, which is evident from the microSIM cards they’re selling for the iPhone 4 and iPad currently. Either way, it wouldn’t surprise us if they can continue to attract customers who happen to get the latest model unlocked.

But does the lack of an iPhone truly hurt T-Mobile? Will they continue to bleed subscribers simply due to the fact that people are so enamored by the handset that they’re willing to bail and side with a rival carrier? Honestly, it’s still hard to say whether an iPhone would save T-Mobile at this point – especially when they’ve been living on without one all this time.

Conversely, you can’t count them out when it comes to exclusive handsets. That’s because they’ve managed to nab some past respectable ones in the Android world – such as the Google Nexus One and Nexus S. Granted that they eventually became available with other carriers, T-Mobile was the very first to offer them right from the onset. So, does it really matter that they’re not in with the iPhone 4S?

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posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:25 4

1. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


they better off,hell knows no sorry like an islave tricked into buying the same phone twice!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:02 1

4. byah!!! (unregistered)


THREE times if you include the launch of the white iphone

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:43 1

2. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Will having an iphone help them? Maybe and maybe not. Has putting faith solely on Android devices put a dent on them? Apparently not. Then why are they behind the pack? Why are their cheap plans not attracting more customers?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 22:30 2

11. GlenCards (unregistered)


probably bc there service is absolutely horrible?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:01 3

3. Brad (unregistered)


Poor TMo? Are you on drugs? They have the AWESOME WP Mango HTC Titan coming along. Kick's ASS on any iFone v2.1 s, blah blah blah.

Poor APPLE!!! FAILED.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 22:31

12. GlenCards (unregistered)


Your a moron!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:16 2

5. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)


Really, who cares? Besides the scenesters, and the soccer moms, and the Adele groupies? Nexus Prime is where it's at. It's sexier, it's faster, and it's got Android ICS. It also supports the latest version of Flash, which is still the standard player on nearly all websites, NOT html5, and if you think Flash is overrated visit 2advanced.com for a dose of reality. I could go on and on about what Android can do that iOS won't, but anyone that's used the devices and can think for themselves knows what's up, and it isn't Apple. Jobs could take a dump and slap an Apple logo on it, the sheep would buy it and go on about how they love their new quality piece of sh**/fashion statement/angry birds player. T-Mobile needs the Nexus Prime, not the iPhone. Android is the future, not iOS.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:34 3

6. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Like like Tmobile is missing out on anything.. LOL!!!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:56 2

7. cncrim (Posts: 545; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I don't think Tmobile missing anthing, I beleive Tmobile know this all along that's why they decide to sit this one out.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 18:33 1

8. corporateJP (Posts: 1820; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Of course not, AT&T wouldn't let Apple give T-Mobile the iPhone.

If they had it, they might show hard profit and drop themselves out as a buyout candidate.

Not that I give two ishs about this phone, but apparently, alot of zombies out there do.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 18:56 1

9. toystore (unregistered)


Good move from T mobile, go with new berries and BIG Andorid line up.......

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 20:26

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6726; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


At least they didn't get the 4 or the 4S their probably waiting for the #5

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 23:26

13. droidboy (unregistered)


so odd, iphone 4 is available all across europe through tmobile, but not tmobileusa..maybe they are waiting for next year release of iphone 5 (clap! clap!)
but then if tmo did get 4S, would it run on tmo's 3g only or 4g like blkberry bold 4g is

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 06:55

14. remixfa (Posts: 14126; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i think Tmo was off on the sides laughing and pointing at the other carriers who will now have to field whiney customer after whiney customer about why the new iphone sucks.. lol

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