Full of Win

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Nov 22, 2007
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Ask Apple
I guess there will be no T-mobile iPhone then

My question is - why did Apple not buy them and tell AT&T to pound sand?
 
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doteyes9

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Dec 2, 2007
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Well then, I hope this doesn't mean they're going to be lazy and just piggyback off of T-Mobile's 4G infrastructure and never go through with building their LTE network. Might be a good time to jump ship to Verizon if Apple were to release an LTE iPhone
 
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eclipseblur954

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If they keep existing customers prices, this could be great for people on tmobile that enjoy the iPhone
 
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acidfast7

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Nov 22, 2008
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American cell/mobile/handy service is already horrible on a global level. I can't imagine that reducing the competition will help at all.

I weep even more for the digital consumer in the US :(
 
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Loves2spoon

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Jun 3, 2010
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Does anyone know how this will improve AT&Ts coverage and network?

When our cell towers combine! lol :D:D:D:D

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CQd44

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Jul 27, 2009
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Also, T-Mobile doesn't require a tethering plan to tether if the phone comes with the option. I don't want that option to disappear!
 
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cvaldes

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Well then, I hope this doesn't mean they're going to be lazy and just piggyback off of T-Mobile's 4G infrastructure and never go through with building their LTE network. Might be a good time to jump ship to Verizon if Apple were to release an LTE iPhone
You have no idea what you are blathering about.

T-Mobile USA has a nice HSPA+ network. However, HSPA+ is not technically 4G, it's more like 3.5G. T-Mobile USA does not have any allocated spectrum for 4G (LTE or WiMax). They were in a bit of a quandary because of this.

Verizon and Sprint already had 4G spectrum (the 700MHz frequency freed up by the FCC when the transition from analog television broadcast to digital). AT&T lost out to Verizon during the government's auction, but later acquired 700Mhz 4G frequencies from Qualcomm.
 
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goodwilldrums

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Jan 6, 2008
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So I guess there will be no more of those annoying att bashing tmobile ads from that chick in the pink dress with the shirtless iphone user?!

Those are pretty annoying
 
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