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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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iPhone Launch Gives T-Mobile USA 'One of Its Biggest Weekends'




Last Friday, T-Mobile USA Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert told AllThingsD that the carrier's iPhone launch that day had been "gangbusters" for the carrier with "lines out the door" at its retail stores. While the lines dissipated fairly quickly, T-Mobile undoubtedly believes that the strength of the iPhone and new "Uncarrier" plans unbundling device cost from service charges will help its standing in the competitive U.S. carrier market over the long-term.

Sievert has now followed up with CNET, and while he declined to share any specific sales numbers, he noted that the iPhone launch had given T-Mobile "one of its biggest weekends in the history of the company".
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Sievert told CNET that iPhone sales did better than he expected, although he declined to provide specific figures.

"We had really ambitious internal goals, and we beat them," he said.
With the addition of T-Mobile, all four of the major U.S. carriers now offer the iPhone. Counting smaller carriers, the iPhone is now available on 22 carriers in the United States.

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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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As a consumer, I'm glad I can now be screwed over by my choice of carrier.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:06 PM   #3
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So now I can experience an iPhone on every carrier. I guess the price competition will be in full swing now! Hopefully AT&T and Verizon realize that unlimited data is the way to go!
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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So now I can experience an iPhone on every carrier. I guess the price competition will be in full swing now! Hopefully AT&T and Verizon realize that unlimited data is the way to go!
I wish.. I think that ship has sailed with ATT & Verizon regardless
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:13 PM   #5
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One iPhone, all carriers.

Can Android say that?
(maybe, but I see many phones have a base model with different names/flavors for each carrier)
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:14 PM   #6
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Pay attention AT&T....I have a year left on my contract once it's up I'll stay with att if they are competitive if not hello t-mobile
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:17 PM   #7
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Competition is good

AT&T's motto should be "fewer bars in more places"

Competition is good -- actually, it SHOULD BE good -- sometimes it seems like it doesn't make much difference.

And competition is good not only for carriers, but for manufacturers, too.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:19 PM   #8
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As a consumer, I'm glad I can now be screwed over by my choice of carrier.
Indeed.

And I predict T-Mobile will soon go the way of the other three.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:20 PM   #9
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But I thought 4" was too small for a smartphone?
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:21 PM   #10
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sprint has unlimited data too and i hear its SLOW
i'll take limited fast data over unlimited slow data any day
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:24 PM   #11
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AT&T's motto should be "fewer bars in more places"

Competition is good -- actually, it SHOULD BE good -- sometimes it seems like it doesn't make much difference.

And competition is good not only for carriers, but for manufacturers, too.
I honestly have no complaints about At&t. Call quality hasn't been bad in like 2 years where I am...
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:24 PM   #12
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Satisfied so far with T-mobile's coverage here in Seattle, made a switch from AT&T and I'm happy with my savings.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:24 PM   #13
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But I thought 4" was too small for a smartphone?
It is. Notice that they said it was one of the biggest days - not the biggest. Galaxy S3 probably owns the "biggest" title. Also, in other news today: "SURVEY SAYS HALF OF IPHONE USERS IN CHINA ‘WANT TO OWN’ GALAXY S4"
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:30 PM   #14
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:33 PM   #15
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Glad it was a success. You know ATT and VZ were praying for failure so there would be no pressure on their rates. Now maybe there will be. Of course it will take TMob to serve more of the country to really compete and have a continuing effect.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:33 PM   #16
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sprint has unlimited data too and i hear its SLOW
i'll take limited fast data over unlimited slow data any day
It's not terrible:



Remember they're converting all of their towers over to LTE this year - and ripping all their legacy stuff out. But how your experience goes depends on where you are.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:41 PM   #17
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AT&T's motto should be "fewer bars in more places"
HAHA, that's what I always say about them. Mediocre service, everywhere.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:45 PM   #18
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:46 PM   #19
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Satisfied so far with T-mobile's coverage here in Seattle, made a switch from AT&T and I'm happy with my savings.
My wife has been on TMO for about 10 years, also here in the Seattle area, since the refarming she is just loving her 4S. Her speeds are always better than my ATT 4S in the same spot. It's quite crazy actually.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:47 PM   #20
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AAPL New 52 Week Low

Apparently the market didn't think the launch was successful considering Apple has reached new 52 week lows again today.

Currently down 2.28%

Apple has introduced nothing new and the market is beyond impatient.
The iRing, iTV, iBS is getting old and even MacRumors has more posts about competitors than it does regarding Apple Rumors or "Real" Apple news.

A new carrier launch isn't going to dig AAPL out of the slump that it's in.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:47 PM   #21
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There are 22 carriers in the United States? wtf? lol
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:59 PM   #22
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So now I can experience an iPhone on every carrier. I guess the price competition will be in full swing now! Hopefully AT&T and Verizon realize that unlimited data is the way to go!
I think they are all different and you have to look at it that way. VZ and AT&T offer more LTE than Sprint and T-Mo, also speaking there are more phones on both, if T-Mo gets more customers I am sure the speeds will not be that great, also their service is not the same as VZ and AT&T. Sprint IMO needs to be worried now that you can get all this on T-Mo, they IMO again beat Sprint hands down, and their speeds are not too shabby either from what I have been reading.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:59 PM   #23
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It is. Notice that they said it was one of the biggest days - not the biggest. Galaxy S3 probably owns the "biggest" title.
It certainly does. It's the biggest piece of crap phone I've ever seen.

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sprint has unlimited data too and i hear its SLOW
i'll take limited fast data over unlimited slow data any day
That's the beauty of choice.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 03:07 PM   #25
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Indeed.

And I predict T-Mobile will soon go the way of the other three.
Maybe, but I have been with it for years after dealing with AT&T and Verizon. I would not go back.
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