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The iPhone's Role In Crippling T-Mobile 325

Posted by Soulskill
from the doubles-as-a-ninja-star dept.
GMGruman writes "The feds may be blocking AT&T's buyout of T-Mobile, but T-Mobile is in poor shape to continue as is. Parent company Deutsche Telekom's decision not to invest in U.S. spectrum a decade ago constrained T-Mobile's ability to grow, especially through 4G networks now finally emerging. But from a customer point of view, it was the iPhone that has threatened the company the most. Or, more precisely, its lack of the iPhone."
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The iPhone's Role In Crippling T-Mobile

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  • by 93 Escort Wagon (326346) on Saturday September 03, 2011 @04:43PM (#37298102)

    I left T-Mobile because their network didn't cover all the areas I needed cell reception in. That's it. T-Mobile's network in the Pacific Northwest is better than Sprint's, but when you get away from the interstates (especially east of the Cascades) there are huge gaps.

    Now, when I originally left Verizon and switched to T-Mobile... that was because Verizon was evil. Verizon had coverage everywhere, but their fundamental evil-tude overrode that.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 03, 2011 @05:12PM (#37298282)

    Head for your local Starbucks and mod down the unbelievers! Let's those mod points fly Apple Warriors!

  • by shutdown -p now (807394) on Saturday September 03, 2011 @07:47PM (#37299240) Journal

    Let's just face facts, we like the side we're on and we like antagonizing the other side. There really is no real substance here outside of that.

    I have an Apple tablet and an Android phone.

    And I have to warn you - all that antagonizing myself hurts. Stick to a single vendor for the sake of your mental health! ~

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