T-Mobile iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rcjh22, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. rcjh22 macrumors member

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    With all the rumors of an imminent verizon iPhone do you think t-mobile could get it too?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It's easier for T-Mibile to get it first BEFORE verizon does. Also much more likely.
     
  3. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Dont see why T-Mobile wouldnt unless they themselves would say no....which would be a dumb move. Dont know if id buy another one though if they did. Im really liking my Android phone and its getting better all the time.

    There are now as of today, 100,000 apps in the market so they are making great progress there as well.
     
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    they would need to add another frequency to the iPhone... I believe it's easier than adding a whole extra chip like for verizon, so is more plausible at the moment than a CDMA phone...
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Truth beyond any measure.
     
  7. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    Wow. There are a lot of people on this board that DON'T understand how cell phones work.

    A UMTS iPhone using T-mobile's frequencies would be easier to make than a CDMA Rev.X iPhone because the current AT&T iphone is already built with a UMTS chip.

    So, instead of loading the manufacturing robot with 850, 1900, 2100 MHz chips, they would load it with 850, 1700, 2100 frequencies.

    Done. No retooling the radio interface or replacing innards as a CDMA Rev.X phone requires (remember, they don't use SIMs, they read the EIN of every phone).

    The reason why Apple hasn't tested a T-mobile iphone is because it is exactly the same hardware as the AT&T iphone.
     

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