The last hold out of the fourth largest mobile operator in the USA, T-Mobile looks to finally be working out a deal with Apple. It been rumored for the past week that T-Mobile would finally be getting the iPhone. Deutsche Telekom(owner of T-Mobile) had a press release issued while going over their financial plans through 2015. From the way it was put in the release was like it didn’t really matter actually.
While it doesn’t actually state the iPhone, all signs point to it. The only other option would be the iPad which with this I can see them carrying too. Also with this agreement coming to fruition in 2013 it could even leave the door open for possibly a new iPhone or iPad perhaps. By that time T-Mobile should be coming to the forefront with its refarming of its network and also whats its been doing as far as deploying 4G LTE.
At this point T-Mobile getting the iPhone/iPad is a good thing, as every other provider carries the devices and gives its T-Mobile customers the option to select it. It may even pull subscribers from other companies that are looking for change such as variety in devices and lower priced place at a great value. Even at this point its been stated T-Mobile has about a million unlocked iPhones on its network and fully supports it.
At this point is just the waiting game and what further information develops as we advance into 2013 and seeing what delightful things T-Mobile and Apple bring to us.
Also T-Mobile looks to go forward with unsubsizdizing phones. They have made several attempts at this for years starting back at their Even Much More Plans but they look to finally going full throttle. So expect to see the Classic Plans go away and only be Value Plans. Value Plans look to make your plans cheaper, and also would have you making a downpayment on the phone of your choice then paying $15-20 a month. Or the other route is just paying full price for the phone all together.
Being a Classic plan subscriber, I cant see changing to this as I like my grandfathered pricing and features. Also getting a cheap price on a 2-yr contract. But depending on how they go about this regarding Classic planners it maybe imminent.