New Carriers to Pick Up Next iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by goodEYEDsniper, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. goodEYEDsniper macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2010
    I was wondering what everyone thought about new carriers getting the next iPhone (not sure what I want to call it...).

    I know US Cellular had declined getting the iPhone last year cause they said they wanted LTE on it since they had invested so much in getting it. But do you think they will actually get it?

    What other carriers are waiting for a LTE iPhone? Do you think the number of providers are going to greatly increase?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. gta50419 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
  4. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2012
    Expect new carriers to carry the iPhone, this is all part of Apple's plan to maximize profits by introducing the iPhone to more networks. Explosive increase in supporting carriers? I'll say no. There's only so much operators in the world. However, expect more regional carriers to carry the iPhone.
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    I also place a bet that T-Mobile US gets the next one.
  6. twilightrose macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    I too hope to see the upcoming iPhone on T-Mobiles network. :p
  7. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    There was an article about T-Mobile getting their infrastructure ready for the iPhone so we can expect that this Fall.
  8. twilightrose macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Yeah, I was reading about that earlier tonight. Interesting read.In knowing that, I suppose they will "support" it be it through Apple, or as a standalone project like they have been doing.
  9. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    T-Mobile is not going to get the iPhone until next year because their LTE network will not be ready in time for this year.
  10. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I don't think T-Mobile deserves to get the iPhone.

    I wouldn't put out a load of attack ads and then expect a company to sell out and give us the product we're attacking.

    As far as new carriers, I'm sure more regional carriers will be getting the iPhone. U.S. Cellular & MetroPCS will probably most likely be the next slated.
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Apple and MS attack each other all the time and sell each others products (as well as MS investing in Apple in the 90's)
    Sony and MS fight in certain areas and collaborate in others
    Hell, both Verizon and Sprint have "attacked" the iPhone and sell it now, and what, AT&T shouldn't advertise other phones they offer? Makes perfect sense.
  12. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Apple doesn't sell Microsoft products, and Microsoft does not sell Apple products.

    Sony is a hot mess, with the different departments suing each other within the company, so not a good example to use.

    As far as Verizon and Sprint attacking the iPhone, I can remember the one Droid commerical mocking the iPhone, but all of the Verizon ads prior to getting the iPhone not counting the Droid one were attacking AT&T, not the iPhone.

    I don't recall Sprint ever attacking the iPhone.

    Attacking a product directly (using name calling, bad representation) ≠ advertising different products in addition to the iPhone

    T-Mobile also isn't very honest to it's customers (*cough* 4G claims *cough*)
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I think that will be the biggest change as far as US carriers go.

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