iPhone Launch Gives T-Mobile USA 'One of Its Biggest Weekends'

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    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.

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    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".
    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.

    Article Link: iPhone Launch Gives T-Mobile USA 'One of Its Biggest Weekends'
     
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    ArtOfWarfare

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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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    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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    I wish.. I think that ship has sailed with ATT & Verizon regardless :(
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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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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    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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    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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    Krazy Bill

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    Indeed.

    And I predict T-Mobile will soon go the way of the other three.
     
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    Rogifan

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    But I thought 4" was too small for a smartphone?
     
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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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    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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    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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    Apple is DDDDOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMEEEEDDDDD
     
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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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    Sprint.

    It's not terrible:

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    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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    HAHA, that's what I always say about them. Mediocre service, everywhere.
     
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    better late than never
     
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    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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    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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    There are 22 carriers in the United States? wtf? lol :confused:
     
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    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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    It certainly does. It's the biggest piece of crap phone I've ever seen. ;)
     
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    That's the beauty of choice.
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    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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