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Old May 8, 2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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T-Mobile USA's iPhone 5 Sales Hit 500,000 Units




As part of its first quarter earnings release today, T-Mobile USA revealed that its iPhone 5 sales stand at approximately 500,000 units less than a month after the device debuted on the carrier. The carrier also launched the iPhone 4 and 4S in limited markets where the devices are compatible with its networks, but T-Mobile did not specify how many units of those models it has sold.
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"Our first quarter operating metrics and financial results are showing positive impact from the changes we began making in the fourth quarter. Branded customer net additions turned positive for the first time since the first quarter of 2009 and our postpaid business has demonstrated significant improvement," said John Legere, President & CEO of T-Mobile. "We ended the quarter with strong operational momentum, which is continuing into the second quarter, driven by the successful launch of our Un-carrier "Simple Choice" service plan and the introduction of the iPhone into our device line-up. Things only get more exciting from here, having brought T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS together to create the wireless industry's value leader and premier challenger."
T-Mobile also announced that success with its Bring Your Own Device campaign continued during the first quarter, adding 100,000 iPhones per month from customers switching to the carrier even before it officially began offering the iPhone.

Comparing T-Mobile to other U.S. iPhone carrier launches, Sprint sold 1.8 million iPhones in its first quarter of availability in late 2011, although that debut took place within the context of the brand-new iPhone 4S launch. Earlier that year, Verizon activated 2.2 million iPhones in its first two months of availability.

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Old May 8, 2013, 08:16 AM   #2
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Not bad at all considering we are so close to the iPhone 5S, and most are aware of it.
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Old May 8, 2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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iPhone is doomed....

"The reports of my [iPhones] death have been greatly exaggerated" - Mark Twain.
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Old May 8, 2013, 08:24 AM   #4
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Great news!

Wait that doesn't help me
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Old May 8, 2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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Not bad at all considering we are so close to the iPhone 5S, and most are aware of it.
If by "so close" you mean almost half a year away... then yes... we are "so close."

Honestly. It is really dumb for some to be putting off an iPhone purchase right now to wait for a new iPhone model to be released in about 5 months.
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Old May 8, 2013, 08:28 AM   #6
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Is that a picture of the t-mobile shareholders' collective "response" to selling the iPhone?
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Old May 8, 2013, 08:34 AM   #7
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Hey, it's 500000S
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Honestly. It is really dumb for some to be putting off an iPhone purchase right now to wait for a new iPhone model to be released in about 5 months.
Why is that then?

Does the same go for those waiting on a new Mac Pro or MBA?

You make no allowance for the fact that any purchase of a phone so close to an update will tie many into a 2 year contract with a phone that will be 'obsolete' [in Apples eyes] when the iPhone 6 will arrive and be unable to upgrade within their current contract.
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Old May 8, 2013, 08:35 AM   #9
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T-Mobile in Germany is absolutely rubbish! Too expensive for what you get and now even talking about cutting bandwidth back for internet...
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Whats the deal with that pink stuff coming out of the pipe?
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Old May 8, 2013, 08:45 AM   #11
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Is that a picture of the t-mobile shareholders' collective "response" to selling the iPhone?
LOL! Okay, now I understand that picture...
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Old May 8, 2013, 08:45 AM   #12
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If by "so close" you mean almost half a year away... then yes... we are "so close."

Honestly. It is really dumb for some to be putting off an iPhone purchase right now to wait for a new iPhone model to be released in about 5 months.
I agree, if you can wait 5 months you might as well wait 6 months, no make that 8, why not a year? Extending that logic further you might as well wait another year and then hell another after that, never ever buying a new iPhone because the new one is right around the corner. And by that I mean one more orbit of the earth around the sun. The new iPhone is technically always, right around the corner. Stay thirsty my friend.
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Whats the deal with that pink stuff coming out of the pipe?
That's what she said
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Whats the deal with that pink stuff coming out of the pipe?
It's probably better we don't know.
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Old May 8, 2013, 08:48 AM   #15
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Not bad at all considering we are so close to the iPhone 5S, and most are aware of it.
I think if you hang around this site and others like it then you can say "most" know. But the common person walking around has really no idea what is supposed to come this year. Most people look at the iPhone 5 and think about the fact that it is a phone that's been out for less than a year. To them, that is still quite new. I'm not surprised at all. An iPhone on T-Mobile has been in demand for a while.
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Why is that then?

Does the same go for those waiting on a new Mac Pro or MBA?

You make no allowance for the fact that any purchase of a phone so close to an update will tie many into a 2 year contract with a phone that will be 'obsolete' [in Apples eyes] when the iPhone 6 will arrive and be unable to upgrade within their current contract.
Except that there's no contracts with T-Mobile. I totally buy into your logic for any other carrier, though. With T-Mobile, I can get an iPhone 5 now, sell it in a few months when the iPhone 5S comes out (and pay off anything remaining on the 5), and then buy a 5S.

Realistically, though, there's probably not going to be a world of difference between the 5 and 5S, and getting a 5 now is fine for most, who can then upgrade to the 6 when it comes out (keeping in mind they don't have to wait a full two years with T-Mobile).
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Whats the deal with that pink stuff coming out of the pipe?
I think T-mobile is teaming up with McDonalds.
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Unbelievable that T-Mobile / Telekom is in any way successful in the US.

Such a **** company here in germany.
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What a odd screen-grab picture.

Some of the responces to the graphic are way too funny! Good going MR responders.
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I think if you hang around this site and others like it then you can say "most" know. But the common person walking around has really no idea what is supposed to come this year. Most people look at the iPhone 5 and think about the fact that it is a phone that's been out for less than a year. To them, that is still quite new. I'm not surprised at all. An iPhone on T-Mobile has been in demand for a while.
The common person knows the iPhone 5 has been out quite a while. Unless you have no friends that is. The marketing blitz of a new iPhone creates real results that you can't deny. Having the phone come out on a carrier many months later does not have that kind of buzz. Even so, 500,000 in one month is probably right at or just above T-Mobile expectations.
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500,000? That's more than the number of pennies most people earn in a month.

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Honestly 500K seems low to me when the iPhone sells millions and millions of units a month.
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Unbelievable that T-Mobile / Telekom is in any way successful in the US.

Such a **** company here in germany.
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Honestly 500K seems low to me when the iPhone sells millions and millions of units a month.
T-Mobile isn't as big of a carrier as Verizon or AT&T.
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Why is that then?

Does the same go for those waiting on a new Mac Pro or MBA?

You make no allowance for the fact that any purchase of a phone so close to an update will tie many into a 2 year contract with a phone that will be 'obsolete' [in Apples eyes] when the iPhone 6 will arrive and be unable to upgrade within their current contract.
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