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The long wait is over as T-Mobile is expected to show off its Apple iPhone on Tuesday

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:08

Besides showing off its new data plans on Tuesday and launching the BlackBerry Z10, the word is that T-Mobile will also introduce the one phone that its customers have wanted for years; that's right, there is strong speculation that the Apple iPhone will be joining the T-Mobile lineup as one of a series of new LTE enabled phones that will offer connectivity to the carrier's new LTE pipeline...

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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:22 8

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

This is not good news
Bad move by T-Mobile

Alan F was this written by you or it's a source by Cnett,,,?
If so how long did it take you to complete this article?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:41 6

3. Hemlocke (unregistered)

How on earth is adding the world's best-selling smartphone to your lineup a "bad move," especially when you did away with subsidized prices? I understand the some of you guys are fanboys of certain brands, but adding the number one mobile attraction in the world to your lineup is just sound business sense, whatever your personal preference is. If they add the 4S, as well as the 5, they would be adding the two best-selling devices to their lineup.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:02 6

7. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Look what happened to Sprint with the iPhone. Just saying.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:31 2

14. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Sprint screwed themselves by continuing to chase wild geese (WiMax?) and continually having the slowest service of all major carriers. They also offer the iPhone at a subsidized price. The sooner subsidies and contracts go away in the U.S., the sooner we, the customers, can help them convert into the big, dumb pipes for data that they are in other countries.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 00:35 1

24. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Sprint's investment in WiMax still isn't as big as their investment in Apple. At the time, WiMax was the best Sprint could do/offer before being completely devoured by Verizon.
Verizon offered a faster, better and unlimited data network at the time at competitive prices.
After acquiring Nextel and networks, they started losing money. The SERO was the only reason people still went to Sprint and they had just stopped offering it. Sprint had nothing new, a network draining money, and Verizon monopolizing over CDMA. With the help of Google announcing the Evo 4G, it saved Sprint.

I mean it's great that T-Mobile has the chance to offer the iPhone but it is a tad bit late to the party. The iPhone ship is slowly sinking and it is in Apple and T-Mobile's best interest to offer it now to acquire more market share.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 23:27

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

Ye i agree iphone on sprint sucked big time with dropped calls and horrible baterry life

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 23:18 3

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

IPhones aren't the best selling. Most popular LINE perhaps (per apple's unverified and baseless figures, which likely include returns and warranty and insurance claims as "sales") but not most popular single model. That would likely go to the Galaxy S3 or one of the devices that sell like crazy outside North America and Europe.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 23:33 3

23. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I thought the last year or 2 woulda shown T Mo the iPhone isnt something to fall head over heels to sell anymore. The Galaxy S line did just fine the last couple of years...

Offer that and the One.....they will sell good too. The hype about the iPhone started to die the year the Droid 1 came out. The Droid 1 was just the start....

Now you have WP, Android... the iPhone is just another phone.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 23:26 6

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

Iphone is not the worlds best smart phone...Not anymore

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 23:01 1

15. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Adding the best line of phones is a bad idea? I hate to see what a good idea is then.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:30 1

36. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Good idea is what China did to Apple :)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 18:12

40. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Stabbing yourself in the ear with a pencil is a good idea. No really, try it!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 04:15

31. thephoneofi (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

Alan F. should limit you for a week.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:22

39. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

This is actually good news for t mobile. Their sales will soar and help them put themselves back on track now their keeping their unlimited data people from at&t/verizon will swing over

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:31

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

So that's why T-Mobile went to the similar "Screw Everybody" style plan of VZW! Welcome to higher prices, more fees, and no more perks. (My VZW people who had to pay an upgrade fee for the first time know what I'm talking about.)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:54 7

5. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

What are you talking about Whateverman? Even by charging customers full price for the phones. T-Mobile is still cheaper than everyone else. Get your facts right son.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:11 1

8. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

I had recently thought about going to T-Mobile and the fact is I would be paying about $10 less then what I would be paying for VZW. Before the switch, I would have saved up to $60.

I do my research son, and judging by past history... Things are about to change for the worse at T-Mobile. You don't have to agree, just remember who told you. Peace.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:12

9. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

im not sure how tmobile is cheap? you can get better deals if you apply discount with sprint

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:57 3

6. huypaulha94 (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

I don't know about you, but I'm on the Value plan NOW and I'm $110 a month for three lines, 1000 minutes, unlimited texting and 2 gigs "unlimited" internet. With the new plan, I'll pay $110 for 3 lines, unlimited minutes, unlimited texting and 2.5 gigs "unlimited" internet (plus mobile hotspot). Now I don't how that's "screwing everybody" but I sure as heck am switching over when my contract ends.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:17

10. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

These plans will work for many, don't get me wrong. But every carrier has lost their minds as of late. For my four lines the bill is $196 before taxes. My VZW bill is $192, so there just isn't any savings with T-Mobile for me anymore. Sure, there is the option of paying full price up front for all four lines, or going to a third party vendor. I plan on checking that out too, but from what I worked out on line, I may as well stay with VZW.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 01:54 1

28. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

I really prefer that T-Mo allow some sort of customize your own value plan. Out of the 5 lines that I have right now, I'm planning to break 3 lines out separate. Out of the 3 lines, 1 line will have no use for text or data, the other 2 will require no more than 700 minutes + unlimited messaging. $20 unlimited data on one and $25 unlimited data with tether on the other. With the current T-Mo plan, it's going to push the cost of the 3 lines to $150 while the price should be kept around $120. In order to keep my cost lower, I'll have to break off the line that doesn't require text and data out on to pay as you go. In a way, T-Mo's new plan will screw me over, but good for individual lines and those who need data on all their lines.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:33

37. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

That's exactly what I was saying. These plans just don't work for everyone.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:50 4

4. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

I just hope Tmobile isn't putting themselves in mega debt with this phone like Sprint did.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:24

12. quakan (Posts: 1398; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

If they do, expect Apple shares to go up tomorrow.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 00:45

25. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Unlikely, no subsidies anymore

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:23

11. vandroid (Posts: 348; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

f**k I just bought an unlocked iPhone 5 and its running on tmobiles 3G will it matter ?????

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 23:20 5

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

No, the iphone will still be overrated junk either way. Should have gotten a Nexus, Galaxy, Xperia, One, or Lumia instead.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 23:27 1

20. vandroid (Posts: 348; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

LOL you call the iPhone a piece of junk but suggest I got a Lumia one of the most over rated devices just because it has a great camera with s**t software

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 18:14

41. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

And the iphone is "great" because it has...um....hmmm......well sh*t I can't even sarcastically compliment that thing.

It just plain sucks.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:28 2

13. Jojofromdabay (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Apr 2010)

@WhateverMan The iPhone plan will be 250 for a 16gb 350 for 32 450 for 64 but if you get an unlimited plan its about 81 dollars after tax plus 20 each month till you pay off the retail price of the phone and thats unlimited everything for 100 dollars a month after tax. You are saving more money than sprint,tmobile,at&t and Verizon.

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