Big iPhone News From T-Mobile Just Around The Corner?

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Over the past several years, Apple’s various iPhone models have made steady inroads upon the networks of the four major US carriers. By now, only T-Mobile is left out, and even it’s been working on creating an iPhone-friendly image, running advertising campaigns inviting interested users to bring their own unlocked iPhone to the carrier’s network. Though there’s still no native support for T-Mobile’s primary 1700MHz 3G band, the carrier’s been working fiercely on adding new 1900MHz coverage to its towers, finally giving the iPhone high-speed wireless data where it’s available. In light of all that, some analysts are now saying that the stage is set for T-Mobile to outright start sales of the iPhone itself, and it could announce such a move as soon as next week.

For the moment, this is all highly speculative, and the theories lack a lot of detail on just how such an arrangement would work. While analysts cite the hard work T-Mobile’s put into preparing its 1900MHz service as a sign that it’s ready to offer the iPhone, we’re still not quite sure; only something like 1.5 million T-Mobile subscribers reportedly live in areas with that coverage, and with 34 million subscribers, that’s just a tiny fraction of its total network.

If this theory is accurate, the announcement might go out around December 6 or 7. We’re well curious to see what happens, but for now we’re not holding our breath.

Source: Fortune
Via: BGR

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!