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
- Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
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Does an unlocked iPhone not work on MetroPCS?
posted on May 01, 2014, 9:46 PM 1
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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.
posted on May 02, 2014, 3:27 AM 0
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Finally, the iPhone on a carrier where people won't notice that the iPhone's reception is bad. Well, after Sprint, anyway.
posted on May 01, 2014, 11:00 PM 0
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;
posted on May 01, 2014, 11:26 PM 0
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