Apple iPhone coming to MetroPCS?

Apple iPhone coming to MetroPCS?
If you were a Verizon customer during those dark days before AT&T lost its exclusivity on the iPhone, you remember the excitement that ensued when Apple said that Big Red was finally going to add the device to its lineup. Of course, had Apple done that about a year earlier, Verizon wouldn't have marketed the Motorola DROID so hard and things might have turned out differently for iOS and Android.

Even though Android has nearly 60% of the U.S. market according to Kantar's latest data, the Apple iPhone remains the number one smartphone in the states, which is why most pre and post-paid carriers still want to have the device in their lineup. T-Mobile CFO Mike Sievert said this week that T-Mobile would be interested in offering the iPhone to its MetroPCS pre-paid customers.

It's not like MetroPCS customers haven't been able to buy high-end models. The Samsung Galaxy S5, for example, is available on the MetroPCS line-up. And the process of adding the iPhone to MetroPCS might be easier than you think. Considering that T-Mobile has been very successful in getting MetroPCS customers to migrate to its network, T-Mobile could ask Apple to merely divert some of the handsets that were supposed to be sent to the post-paid carrier, to the pre-paid operator. The branding is the big thing that would have to be changed.

Half of MetroPCS' customers are using a device that also works on the T-Mobile pipeline, and T-Mobile has already grabbed half of Metro's spectrum so that it can refarm it for its enhanced LTE offering.

source: Recode via SlashGear

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8 Comments

1. Tuxedo_SNjr

Posts: 16; Member since: May 01, 2014

Please make this happen.

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Does an unlocked iPhone not work on MetroPCS?

5. andynaija

Posts: 1242; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

It does so I don't really see the point of adding the phone to their lineup. My only concern is the network speed probably going down if they do, and the network already isn't that fast.

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Depends on where you are. In some areas MetroPCS is on the old CDMA network, in others they're on T-Mobiles (their new parent company) GSM network.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Finally, the iPhone on a carrier where people won't notice that the iPhone's reception is bad. Well, after Sprint, anyway.

4. Sauce unregistered

I'd upload a SS with 5 bars right now, but thats too much effort for my drunk a** to try and change your ignorance lolll;

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Huh, so facts are ignorance now, must be nice up there on BS mountain.

8. Sauce unregistered

Can't hear you down there

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