Report: T-Mobile May Carry the iPhone Afterall
November 30, 2012 3:36 AM
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Merrill Lynch's Scott Craig said there's a good chance Deutsche Telecom will announce the iPhone's arrival next week
T-Mobile is the last of the four major U.S. carriers to not offer Apple's iPhone, but that may change at next week's analysts day.
According to Merrill Lynch's Scott Craig, there's a good chance Deutsche Telecom will announce the iPhone's arrival to T-Mobile during analysts day on December 6 and 7.
It's very possible that this could be the case, since T-Mobile recently spread its high-speed HSPA+ network (which is compatible with the iPhone) to 10 new metropolitan areas.
A deal between Apple and T-Mobile could be beneficial for both, as Apple would have its device available on all four major carriers and T-Mobile would likely see a sales boost.
However, just last week, T-Mobile USA COO Jim Alling said that it'd be nice to carry the iPhone, but
it just isn't worth it
Jim Alling, COO of T-Mobile USA, said, "Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone. However, we want the economies to be right for us."
Apparently, T-Mobile doesn't want to be stuck in the same position as Sprint. When Sprint took on the iPhone 4S for the first time in September 2011, the deal cost $15.5 billion. Sprint said its iPhone operations
won't be profitable until 2015
T-Mobile recently blamed its branded net contract customer losses during
on the iPhone 5, since it's available at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
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RE: It doesn't matter
11/30/2012 12:49:19 PM
While I understand your point, I dont actually agree. Everybody I know with Iphones comes to me constantly trying to figure out how to get it to do this, or that.
If all you want is a few crappy games and a crappy web browser along with a good camera, then sure the iphone is fine. As soon as you want to do a little more with it, I feel it is actually more difficult. I end up using my GNEX to search google to figure out how to do something on their supposedly easy iphone that they could not figure out.
I think that 2 years ago (1 year?), the argument could be made that apple devices were easier. Ever since ICS came out and now JB, I personally think that android is just as easy for the basic things while giving you the power to do just about anything you want with whatever form factor you want.
Most people get a device and can figure out the basic things pretty easily on any device, and eventually want it to do more, which is when the difference comes about. There are many many things I can do with simple gestures on my device that are either non-existent, or not simple to get to on an iphone.
RE: It doesn't matter
12/1/2012 12:21:50 AM
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