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iPhone Finally Coming To T-Mobile In 2013 154

New submitter kc67 sends this report from ABC: "Five years after the iPhone originally launched in 2007, T-Mobile will finally start carrying it. It might not be as buzz-worthy as when Verizon finally got the iPhone back in 2011, but it's going to be a pretty big deal for T-Mobile subscribers next year, when the carrier starts selling Apple products. ... T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere said while speaking at the Deutsche Telekom conference Thursday that it will carry the iPhone and will offer it in a different way. 'What was missing? A certain number of customers wouldn't come to the store if we didn't have the iPhone,' Legere said. 'We worked very, very hard for a deal that made sense for us.'"
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iPhone Finally Coming To T-Mobile In 2013

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 07, 2012 @05:00PM (#42219795)

    I hope all the i-shiny folks coming over will not ruin that.

  • by earlzdotnet ( 2788729 ) on Friday December 07, 2012 @05:12PM (#42219907)
    What's mentioned in TFA, but not TFS is the news they include that they will be moving away from subsidies. This I think is an awesome improvement! Think about it, "I can pay $30 less per month, put that into a savings account and every 2 years get a good phone... or I can get a good phone now and pay an extra $50 per month for a worse plan and if I mess up it ruins my credit" They mention changing subsidies to a "payment plan" type of thing, which is really what it should be considered. I completely welcome this change.

    As a result, they provide their phones with minimal margins because they'll make it up in monthly fees(for the service). I bought my wife a phone with T-Mobile and I was amazed I could get a relatively decent Android phone for $200. Try finding a decent smart phone from another carrier at that price. Also, her plan is flat $50/month with no contract, and unlimited everything. Last time I looked at AT&T, the equivalent plan was $110/month and a similar low-mid-range phone was $450 without a contract
  • by barlevg ( 2111272 ) on Friday December 07, 2012 @05:44PM (#42220213)
    Now I gotta share my mobile bandwidth with Siri-using morons ("Siri, is that rain?"). Also guessing my days of unlimited data are numbered.
  • by andymadigan ( 792996 ) <amadigan@gmail.MENCKENcom minus author> on Friday December 07, 2012 @05:45PM (#42220215)
    You're against T-mo getting more spectrum so they can improve coverage? Why?

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