1. notaphonegeek#IM's Avatar
    Ok I can't post the link because I need 10 posts, but Fox news is reporting that a top anaylist is saying that the IPhone is likely headed to TMobile.
    06-11-2010 03:17 PM
  2. notaphonegeek#IM's Avatar
    not Verizon
    06-11-2010 03:19 PM
  3. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Just 1 more post until you can place a link. :P
    06-11-2010 03:34 PM
  4. notaphonegeek#IM's Avatar
    06-11-2010 03:35 PM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    If it comes from Fox News it's not credible at all, in my opinion.
    06-11-2010 03:42 PM
  6. notaphonegeek#IM's Avatar
    I'm no fan of Faux news or cnn or msnbc either, but if this turns out to be true it would offer a cheaper plan than AT&T. Maybe not having the exclusivity contract would allow better service improvements on AT&T. I don't have an IPhone, but I like the technology that goes into it. I love my pre, and I'm waiting for the next pre on Sprint. I think competition only benefits the consumer, and with the Droid, Evo, Palm etc out there along with the Iphone, the technology is just getting better for all of us.
    06-11-2010 03:50 PM
  7. Jellotime91's Avatar
    They did say iPhone 4 is penta-band. Others on the forum have said it still doesn't support T-Mo 3G, but I think it actually does. Either way I think T-Mo might offer incentives to iPhone users because it's now compatible with T-Mo 3G.
    06-11-2010 03:54 PM
  8. ghostface147's Avatar
    Well, T-Mobile could get it, but the chips currently inside still don't support their 3G network. You'd be stuck living on the EDGE or even, <gasp>, GPRS. I feel it would be cheaper though on their plan. Then again, I also think capacity would be an issue as well.
    06-11-2010 03:54 PM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Well, T-Mobile could get it, but the chips currently inside still don't support their 3G network. You'd be stuck living on the EDGE or even, <gasp>, GPRS. I feel it would be cheaper though on their plan. Then again, I also think capacity would be an issue as well.
    According to the article the new iPhone does support T-Mobile.
    06-11-2010 04:00 PM
  10. MAGNUS's Avatar
    Same story was posted on BGR.

    Analyst predicts T-Mobile iPhone Boy Genius Report

    I dont trust this Wu fella.
    06-11-2010 04:08 PM
  11. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Same story was posted on BGR.

    Analyst predicts T-Mobile iPhone Boy Genius Report

    I dont trust this Wu fella.
    Yeah, "Wu" is an Asian name....

    (I'm kidding!)
    06-11-2010 04:09 PM
  12. ugahairydawgs's Avatar
    ....and folks think AT&T's network is crippled by the iPhone.
    06-11-2010 04:44 PM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    ....and folks think AT&T's network is crippled by the iPhone.
    having it on two carriers would really decrease the crippling.
    06-11-2010 04:45 PM
  14. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Putting the iPhone on T-Mobile would be a step backward for apple. Doesn't make sense imo
    06-11-2010 06:05 PM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Putting the iPhone on T-Mobile would be a step backward for apple. Doesn't make sense imo
    ...? Why? It makes a lot more sense than putting it on Verizon, which is CDMA, meaning they'd be making a whole other unit that they can only use on for one or two carriers in the entire world. T-Mobile's GSM technologies are used by other carriers worldwide.
    06-11-2010 06:07 PM
  16. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    I agree that it's easier than making a CDMA version but t-mo's network is way too slow. My friend has his iPhone unlocked and using t-mo and it is like the speed of my old 2g version.
    06-11-2010 06:19 PM
  17. ghostface147's Avatar
    According to the article the new iPhone does support T-Mobile.
    You are half correct. T-Mobile USA does operate their 3G in the 1700 and 2100 Mhz frequency. However, T-Mobile uses the 1700 Mhz band for the uplink and 2100 Mhz for the downlink. You must have both to use their 3G, which Apple obviously doesn't. No T-Mobile 3G folks. Sorry.
    06-11-2010 06:27 PM
  18. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I agree that it's easier than making a CDMA version but t-mo's network is way too slow. My friend has his iPhone unlocked and using t-mo and it is like the speed of my old 2g version.
    Some people in certain markets are getting 6mbps on T-Mobile. And they're improving. So you never know.
    06-11-2010 06:30 PM
  19. Jellotime91's Avatar
    You are half correct. T-Mobile USA does operate their 3G in the 1700 and 2100 Mhz frequency. However, T-Mobile uses the 1700 Mhz band for the uplink and 2100 Mhz for the downlink. You must have both to use their 3G, which Apple obviously doesn't. No T-Mobile 3G folks. Sorry.
    Then at least you'll be able to use it for 3G download speeds, which is what most people care about..
    06-11-2010 06:31 PM
  20. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Isn't the US the only place that only has the iPhone on 1 Carrier? I don't see why the hell Verizon is still CDMA here in Canada Bell & Telus banded together and built their LTE network so they could get the iPhone. I think when more carriers have it then it's better for the consumer because the carrier can't twist your arm with data plans and calling packages. Does Apple really lose out if AT&T isn't the only one with the phone? Apple isn't the one selling the phone service so as long as the phone sells, which it will no matter which carrier, as we can see since people JB it to have it on other carriers, then Apple would be making money.
    06-11-2010 06:32 PM
  21. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Some people in certain markets are getting 6mbps on T-Mobile. And they're improving. So you never know.

    6mbps isn't bad. Guess we'll have to wait and see. That would releave some congestion on AT&T.
    06-11-2010 06:35 PM
  22. ghostface147's Avatar
    Then at least you'll be able to use it for 3G download speeds, which is what most people care about..
    Well I would think no because you can't send information. In other words, if you go to apple.com on their 3G, it will never get the request saying hey where are you apple, which in turn means no response. That being said, you probably won't be able to even connect to their 3G since there is no uplink to their frequency.

    In the end, there's only way to tell. Only when 4.0 hardware is hacked to be unlocked will we be able to see if it really does work.
    06-11-2010 06:40 PM
  23. ghostface147's Avatar
    Isn't the US the only place that only has the iPhone on 1 Carrier?
    No. Here are list of countries that have one official carrier:

    Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, China, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Phillippines, French West Indies, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, Armenia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and all African countries that carry it except Egypt and Reunion Island.

    Keep in mind that some countries may only have 1 carrier or government restrictions on competition.
    06-11-2010 06:51 PM
  24. BLiNK's Avatar
    ahhhhhhh, i can hear Verizon fan(s) crying already
    06-11-2010 07:04 PM
  25. Jellotime91's Avatar
    6mbps isn't bad. Guess we'll have to wait and see. That would releave some congestion on AT&T.
    Isn't bad? 6mbps is fvcking awesome, and what like, 4x the high AT&T speed of 1.5mbps. AT&T seriously needs to upgrade their infrastructure. They are morons. It's been how long now? They could've built a fvcking MONSTER HSPA 21 network covering the entire country by now if they really cared about customers.
    06-11-2010 07:48 PM
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