T-Mobile tries to get more users that have unlocked iPhones

T-Mobile is the only one of the nation's top four wireless carriers not able to sell new iPhones from Apple. However, it's clear that T-Mobile wants iPhone customers to come and use its network. Today, the company announced a new marketing plan designed to attrack people who own unlocked iPhones.

Today's press release states that, starting on September 12th, T-Mobile will begin adding an iPhone 4S device to each one of its retail stores to show customers what they need to do to get their unlocked iPhones to work on T-Mobile's network. The company will also release a series of iOS ports of its previously released in-house apps like T-Mobile myAccount, T-Mobile Visual Voicemail and T-Mobile TV.

T-Mobile is limited by the fact that only iPhones sold by AT&T will work on their network. The iPhones sold by Verizon and Sprint are not compatible with T-Mobile's HSPA+ infrastructure. However, T-Mobile is giving AT&T customers a way to get truly unlimited data from the iPhone via the company's recently launched Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan and save some money as well.

T-Mobile is also claiming faster speeds than the iPhone on AT&T's network, saying, "Our internal tests of unlocked iPhone 4S devices running over 4G (HSPA+) on our 1900 network recorded on average 70% faster download speeds than iPhone 4S devices on AT&T’s network."

Source: T-Mobile | Image via T-Mobile

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The new T-Mobile data plans launched on 9/05 are truly unlimited. They are just not being fully advertised yet.

Value plan = 20 dollars Fully Unlimited Data

Classic plan = 30 dollars Fully Unlimited Data

It will be nice when they get their 1900mhz band running here in Sacramento, but to be honest even on EDGE the speeds I get are more than enough for web browsing and Pandora.

who is going ro take their ipjone and mive away from 3G to pay $70 for Edge?


You gotta be out of your mind. first off T, if you stop trying to sell crappy phones anx sell nicer ones lime Verizon does, you would get more subs.

Surely the mobile operators have learnt that they need capacity for smart phones by now?

I mean, Vodafone Australia is the clear exclusion to the rule, but as for the rest of the world.

T-Mumble's game of hide the truth....
Let's make sure folks are FULLY up to speed with what T-Mumble is trying to package as the bean in this game of three-bean shuffle...

If you read their offers carefully, you'll notice in the fine print that the 'Value plan' unlimited for folks that come in ready to swap their SIM cards and go merrily on their way, that transaction REQUIRES YOU TO AGREE TO A NEW TWO-YEAR CONTRACT COMMITMENT !!!!!!! And if you manage to dodge that hidden barrel of snakes, then the Pre-paid plan is MORE EXPENSIVE AND IS CAPPED !!!!

NOTHING TO SEE HERE. it's all a lie.

BGM said,

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No. As in: don't do it.

Every time a carrier gets the iPhone, or rather when too many people start using it with a carrier. The speeds and other services start degrading. This move is obviously so they can say "we have the iPhone" without actually signing a contract with the devil.

Yea baby! Load TMobile up!


KCRic said,
No. As in: don't do it.

Every time a carrier gets the iPhone, or rather when too many people start using it with a carrier. The speeds and other services start degrading. This move is obviously so they can say "we have the iPhone" without actually signing a contract with the devil.