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T-Mobile drops iPhone from the "Bring your own iPhone" campaign

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iPhone goes MIA

iPhone goes MIA

Once again, T-Mobile was the only major U.S. carrier to not get mentioned during an iPhone announcement. As you probably know already, the iPhone 5 is being offered with service from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, just like the case was with the iPhone 4S. That didn't stop the nation's fourth to try and lure in some iPhone users with the "Bring your own iPhone" campaign, but alas, someone didn't seem to like the whole idea.

Just a few days ago, rumors started circulating the web claiming that the term "iPhone" was to be dropped from T-Mobile's marketing ploy, and this photo of a T-Mobile flyer confirms them. Did Apple ask T-Mobile to alter the campaign's nature, or was it the carriers? We don't really know.

However, T-Mobile would still let any owner of an unlocked AT&T smartphone to join its network. In fact, anyone who joins the party might potentially save up to $50 by switching to a T-Mobile plan. As far as iPhone 5 owners are concerned, they are more than welcome to switch to T-Mobile, as Nano-SIM cards are in stock at the carrier's outlets.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:02

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

or maybe apple and tmobile finally made deal...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:30 1

2. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Yes, and the deal probably was "stop using our name in your advertising, or we'll sue your a$$, T-Mobile..."

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:46

3. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

Yea well at 2g speeds it's still barely usable. T-Mobile swap 1900mhz!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:04

4. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

They're working on it.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 09:19

5. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

My sources at the pentAgon tell me that Apple quietly sued T-Mobile and that the AdjudiCator was none other than Judge Lucy Ho who, of course, granted an iNjunction banning the commercialization of any iPhone by T-Mobile.

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