Leaked memo shows 250K have pre-registered for T-Mobile's Apple iPhone 5

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  1. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Leak...gistered-for-T-Mobiles-Apple-iPhone-5_id41711
     
  2. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    Good for them, hope the network can withstand the traffic.

    I am switcher here, from ATT to t-mobile. mainly live in downtown, Portland, OR. hope the service is good.

    Do not need LTE, good 3G is fine.
     
  3. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Just to be clear. Pre-registrations means they filled out a form to be notified when the iPhone will be available. It is not the same as pre-orders. The last I heard, T-mobile stores were getting about 240,000 for launch.
     
  4. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    it also says 80% are existing customers...move along nothing to see here
     
  5. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    This is exactly what T-mobile wants. That is the reason they wanted the iPhone so bad to keep post-paid users from defecting as they have been doing lately. The next quarter's results will be huge for them to see if the new plans and the iPhone has helped turn them around.
     
  6. HiRisk macrumors 6502

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    80% are existing customers? That's good for TMO. Customer retention is a must and that's what TMO hopes to get with the iPhone and the new line of Android devices.
     
  7. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    no, what they want is AT&T users to jump ship...it doesn't seem to be happening as of yet
     
  8. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    I guess you haven't been following their quarterly results then. T-Mobile's biggest issue has been the loss of post-paid subscribers each quarter. Do they want to get AT&T customers? Sure. But if they don't stop the defections, then they are in trouble.
     
  9. Premium1 macrumors 6502a

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    I think if they can use the cash and spectrum and if the metro merger goes through, that is what is going to help TMO, especially if they can at the very least get their entire edge network to 3g. LTE would be nice, but if they could get their existing network to atleast 3g that would bring in many customers.
     
  10. HiRisk macrumors 6502

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    Customer retention is the most important thing for them right now. Subscriber growth is a very close second.
     
  11. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    while I agree that they want to keep the customers they have, they also want to entice AT&T customers...the evidence of that would be the carrier updates the made availiable for the AT&T iPhone 5's...after they initially said LTE wouldn't work on those models
     
  12. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    It's always been known LTE would work on the AT&T iPhone 5 w/ T-Mobile. And T-Mobile had to include the carrier update since that is the same model number being used for the T-Mobile version (yes, they made changes to the firmware at the factory). Plus, T-Mobile has 2 million iPhones on their network so they finally had a chance to lock people out of illegal tethering and provide them with visual voicemail.
     
  13. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    Good for T-Mobile, wonder if there will be lines outside the stores. Probably not since most customers have unlocked iPhones. We shall see
     
  14. HiRisk macrumors 6502

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    The specs for the AT&T models were available since day one. Everyone knew the phone was going to be compatible with TMO's LTE network.

    Blame the media that reported and stated that the phone won't work on TMO's network for all the confusion.
     

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