Sunday, January 29, 2012

T-Mobile readies 'additional' iPhone support policies

T-Mobile is about to announce additional support for iPhones on its network, but read that well: "additional," meaning not support for an official iPhone on the T-Mobile, but rather more support for unlocked iPhones on their network, which are sadly running on EDGE.

T-Mobile announced in June of 2011 that they were aware of about 1 million iPhone users on their network, using unlocked devices (a large percentage of them, of course, are jailbroken). They are all running on 2.5G, or EDGE, since T-Mobile and AT&T 3G frequencies differ.

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The report indicates that T-Mobile will, on Jan. 30, “begin offering additional support to customers using an Apple iPhone on our network.” In addition, T-Mobile's new iPhone support will include “common procedures, information about feature and specifications and other basic device questions.”

What T-Mobile really wants is the iPhone on its network, natively. It's said before that it's waiting for Apple to pull the trigger. Of the Big Four U.S. wireless carriers, T-Mobile is the only one without an iPhone. Even a small regional carrier, C-Spire, has access to the iPhone 4S.



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