T-Mobile still doesn't have an iPhone, in case you didn't know. (A fact we're perfectly OK with.) But it does have yet another news release explaining why. Apparently Apple won't make one that will work on T-Mobile's 3G and 4G networks. (Never mind that AT&T's apparently trying to call its HSPA+ iPhone 4S a 4G device.)

Anyhoo, TMo's Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing, just wants to remind y'all that they do have other devices with faster speeds, bigger screens, "compelling service pricing," more choice, and how about a "more advanced camera on the HTC Amaze 4G." And how about that 4.52-inch Super AMOLED display on the Samsung Galaxy S II?

It's yet another bizarre news release from the carrier whining about not having the iPhone (What? That's what it is.) while trumpeting Android. While we're perfect happy about the latter, we could do without seeing Android lumped in with the former, ya know?

Check out the full missive after the break.

T-Mobile thinks the iPhone is a good device and we’ve expressed our interest to Apple to offer it to our customers. Ultimately, it is Apple’s decision. The issue remains that Apple has not developed a version of the iPhone with technology that works on our fast 3G and 4G networks. We believe a capable version of the iPhone for our 3G and 4G networks would offer an additional compelling option for our customers on a fast 4G network. However, the iPhone is not the only option to experience the benefit that smartphones offer.

T-Mobile’s 4G smartphones stack up against competitive smartphones in terms of functionality, speed, features offered and overall experience – including the iPhone 4S. Reports continue of iPhones not operating well on some carrier networks, while our latest 4G smartphones offer many advantages vs. the iPhone 4S:

  •     Capable of faster speeds
  •     Bigger screens
  •     Compelling service pricing
  •     More advanced camera on the HTC Amaze 4G
  •     More choice

We firmly believe that T-Mobile’s portfolio will give any iPhone a run for its money. We offer the increased processing power and faster 4G speeds achieved by our fastest smartphones, the most advanced camera of any smartphone on the HTC Amaze 4G, and our industry-leading 4.52” super AMOLED display offered on the Samsung Galaxy S II.

With our portfolio of Android, Windows, and BlackBerry smartphones, fast 4G network, and competitively priced worry-free unlimited talk, text, and data plans, we believe it’s a great time to be a T-Mobile customer.

Source: T-Mobile


Reader comments

T-Mobile: Apple still hasn't made an iPhone for us, but how about that Amaze 4G camera


I was definitely annoyed with this the first time around, the second time around is fruitless. If these people want an iPhone, they will get an iPhone. Stop mentioning that you dont have it.We already know your the runt of the carriers. You have Android options from bottom to top, in my opinion better than many other android phones currently available.

Stop alienating yourself Tmo.

You don't understand....they are not doing this to say oh poor me....they are doing this to put public pressure on Apple to make an iPhone for Tmo...call it "Occupy Apple" if you will.

They are simply making it very public that apple does not want to play ball, and rallying the troops to fight the fight for them. But I think TMo is missing the boat here in two simple points:

1. You are a dying breed, and before long your bandwith will either die or belong to ATT or Sprint. Either way both of those already have the iPhone.

2. Apple does not care!!! plain and simple. Apple is like a dictatorship....they do what they feel is the best for the public, and the public simple goes along (granted they have great products), but is not like the Android folks that demand of the manufacturers and the somewhat listen(bootloader case comes to mind).

Now, with Job's passing, the company might go back focusing on profit (as opposed to product) and might give T-mo the iPhone, but I still would not hold my breath.

This article was written for us iPhone hatters.
If you actually care about the type of product that you buy, this was meant for you.
No one should get this wrong. There are a lot of iSheep out there that buy Apple just because of the "i". Any company not trying to cash in on these sheep are doing themselves an injustice.

T-Mobile runs on a unique frequency, not only that if the I-Phone was to go to T-Mobile it would have to bump it's HSPA+ to work on their fast frequency. On top of that I am sure this buy out also put a hold onto anything possible for this year. I am not an I-Phone user but I do feel the amount of customers who would jump on the I-Phone on T-Mobile's fast Network would probably turn the company around. It's too bad that Apple is jerking T-Mobile around. In order to compete in the Mobile industry you must have the best products, the I-Phone is one of them. Not my cup of tea but many others.

I don't have any expertise here, but from my perspective as a consumer, it just doesn't look like smart marketing.

I would think they would laud the superior qualities of what they currently sell, rather than bemoan the lack of the iPhone on their shelves. It seems as if they are saying that they are selling second tier products, until they can offer the best (we Android owners know better, of course).

How do you expect Apple to spend money and resources on developing an Iphone if your company is on the verge of being bought? It makes no financial sense. Be happy you are the Android poster company and be done with it. The only reason I was considering leaving Tmob (after near 9 years) is because Verizon is getting the Nexus.

T-mobile needs to just stop talking about the iPhone and promote their Android phones, especially with ICS coming out. The more they mention the iPhone, the more they are drawing attention to it and therefore, their competitors.

Maybe T-Mobile should use standard bands that someone else in the world uses, and then manufacturers wouldn't have to make special versions of their phones in order to work with T-Mobile's network.

if Im not mistaken, vodafone carries the iPhone and they have the same frequencies as Tmo. and many carriers in the EU also use the same frequencies, so not making it for Tmo sounds like a bunch of BS and sounds more like they didnt get a bid in on time and want someone to blame either that or Apple realy could give 2 sharts about Tmo since the talk of the merger.