T-Mobile users, going to switch with iPhone 5?

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  1. PracticalMac, Sep 10, 2012
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    PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Won't know until Wednesday, but...

    IF T-Mo does not officially support iPhone (not just 5), will you change carriers?



    ....WELL, looks like poll did not work.
    Post vote.
     
  2. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    Got quoted $65/mo for exactly what I get with AT&T for $90/mo if I bring my iPhone over...so I'll likely be jumping ship.
     
  3. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    Will probably stay with T-Mobile this time since they're bringing HSPA+ compatibility to the iPhone very soon. T-Mobile are the only ones with real unlimited data (Sprint has it but it's extremely slow). Will probably get an unlocked iPhone 5 sometime in October.
     
  4. Omacc macrumors member

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    nah, tmobile service is ***** ... service is trash while inside a house in many places ive been to. they wont fully support the iphones capabilities in which they say the data speeds might be a little less than half of what it would be on at&t /verizon etc.. and i read somehwere that tmobile cant support iphone for some legit reason which being they wont sell the iphones, thats why you can only use them unlocked as of rite now...
     
  5. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Slightly resenting having to pay the $749 for an unlocked iPhone but I know it'll be well worth it. Though I am beginning to contemplate: Would I be able to purchase an iPhone on Craigslist and then purchase an unlock code? You often see individuals selling their upgrades for slightly less than the Apple's unsubsidized price. Not having to pay sales tax is a $70 incentive.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    There's no unlock codes for iphones.
    You can purchase an iPhone IMEI unlock. They are pretty cheap on ebay. Like around $20 or so.
     
  7. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    I'm just left wondering whether the procedure would be the same for the iPhone 5. I'm hopeful it would be; I'd probably save around $100 if so.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont see why not.
    They can unlock any iphone right now. Old iphone 3G to contracted 4S.
    The next iphone will use the same set of rules, same Apples activation servers to add imei number to the carrier unlocked database.
     
  9. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So, indeed no T-Mo for iPhone.

    T-Mo soon to die?
     
  10. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    well they are officially gonna support the iphone, its already underway and will be completed in a few months. they will be annoucing it soon...
     
  11. Starfyre macrumors 68000

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    So with that said, no ones feeling the urge to jump from T-Mobile to another carrier that supports the iPhone due to cost of a new plan on a new carrier?
     
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    It think it will with unlocked, but its gonna be a while before its activated. Will you wait for the iPhone 6S? Or jump ship to Verizon or ATT?
     
  14. mossme89 macrumors 6502

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    I'm willing to wait for the 5S (next year's model) or whatever it's called. Perfectly happy with my iPhone 4 but like the 5.
     
  15. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Has not happened yet, and their current campaigns are not endorsed by Apple (but not stopping it too).

    T-Mo has very limited support of iPhone. I talked with them over what the can do, and it was mostly what the CAN'T do, which is a lot.


    On the flip side, I think T-Mo should become official, even if it means customers are offered only 2G speeds, but for FREE.


    I left T-Mo becuase they wanted to charge me full price for 2G.
     
  16. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    has not happened yet? clearly you arent following it. some areas are now working full 3g on the iphone on tmobile. most of the country should be on 1900 for the iphone by the end of this year.

    its a done deal.
     
  17. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am, and its not where I live.

    T-Mo does not sell iPhone.
    T-Mo has limited support.

    and for the VAST majority of T-mo customers, its 2G.


    far, f--a--r, from done deal.
     
  18. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    i wouldnt say far, they are working and working HARD on it.

    we will see soon enough, just remember what i said. ;)
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What Tmobiles LTE?
    That doesnt even exist yet.

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    That's what they all say.
    They are working on it.
    Will it be available in a year, 2 years or who knows when, where and how?
    People like to use their iphones now with faster speeds than 2G RIGHT NOW, not live with hopes and dreams for the future.
     

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