AT&T announced today that they will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stocks. A deal that shocked, you, me, and our grandmothers.

But what does this mean for T-Mobile subscribers? Will they finally get the iPhone? No. Well, not yet at least…

T-Mobile has posted a Q&A answering several frequently asked questions, and one of those questions include whether T-Mobile customers will get the iPhone. Basically, T-Mobile says no.

Is T-Mobile USA getting the iPhone?

T-Mobile USA remains an independent company. The acquisition is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months. We do not offer the iPhone. We offer cutting edge devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and coming soon our new Sidekick 4G.

It seems T-Mobile subscribers will have to stick to their unlocked iPhones’ for at least another year. T-Mobile states that it will continue to operate independently until the acquisition has been officially completed.

Here are some more answers to questions you might have, courtesy of T-Mobile:

Will my service change?

There is no change in your service and we remain committed to ensuring you have the best experience possible experience using your T-Mobile USA products and services.

Will I now be billed by AT&T?

No, your billing remains exactly the same. T-Mobile USA continues to operate as an independent company. As always, you would receive advance notice to any changes to your services.

Why is T-Mobile USA doing this?

Bringing together these two world-class businesses will create significant benefits for customers. The merger will ensure the deployment of a robust 4G LTE network to 95% of the U.S. population, something neither company would achieve on its own. Also, because of our compatible networks and spectrum, the customers of T-Mobile USA and AT&T will experience improved voice and data service almost immediately after the networks are integrated.

Will T-Mobile USA’s quality be reduced?

No. In fact, the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA will offer an even stronger service to customers. Until the acquisition is closed, we will work hard to maintain our position as the value leader with America’s largest 4G network.

If the acquisition closes, will I still be able to use my T-Mobile USA phone?

Yes. Your T-Mobile USA device will operate the same in the future as it does today.

Should I wait to sign-up with T-Mobile USA or upgrade my phone?

No, T-Mobile USA offers the latest wireless devices that are affordable on America’s Largest 4G Network and the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA will mean even stronger service for our customers. Now is a great time to be a T-Mobile customer.

Is T-Mobile USA getting the iPhone?

T-Mobile USA remains an independent company. The acquisition is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months. We do not offer the iPhone. We offer cutting edge devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and coming soon our new Sidekick 4G.

Will my rate plan change because of the acquisition?

We will honor all contracted plans that are entered into before the change of ownership.

How does that make our T-Mobile subscribers using unlocked iPhones’ feel?


  • Angrybitch


    • Ben


  • Fuck AT&T period.

    • RandomPerson

      iTito, you are the most vulgar person I’ve ever seen, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it.

      • Igeek

        Lol that’s funny… I like att though.. All bout the money in the end

      • That’s the nices thing i can say about AT&T…lol

  • iPhoNerd

    hmmm we American mobile users, especially AT&T users are treated like suckers. Now that t-mob and ATT becoming one is not good for consumers. If it is going to be monopoly over the GSM network and having inefficient agencies life FTC and FCC, GSM users in America will be in trouble. Eventually ATT and Verizon will rule the cellular market and they will make secret deals to protect their interests and consumers will become idiots.

    • AT0M!X

      Here in Canada we got lot of providers that are not treating poeple like suckers and don’t look i you’re jailbroken or not. 😀

  • Rich

    Ugh. Went to T-Mobile from AT&T for a reason years ago. Not happy. Shopping around again.

  • Wicked1

    I am not happy with this. T Mobile has a better network, better customer service, better plans, better everything, and is Android HQ. This is a bad deal for the customers, and manufacturers. For the few T Mobile users who want an iPhone, they see this as good, but read that fine print *shakes head*. This probably means I will be moving to Verizon when the contract I just renewed is up.

  • DWK81

    This is going to make the new iphone 5 that much better. GREAT NEWS!!!!

    • Kuipo

      Exactly!! People are just freaking out. IPhone users will benefit from this deal. Better coverage, 4g LTE. iPhone 5 with 4g anyone??

      • Kuipo

        This is totally about the iPhone. AT&T just kicked verizon right on the nuts.

      • ron

        im on tmobile because the plans are much much cheaper for everything – calling, texting, and data. and now ill get the same shit service at&t provides and will have to pay more for it.

        yeah, real great!

  • Lol looks like u.s.a is getting a taste of what it’s like to live in Canada with having no competition. Only lately new competition has opened in Canada.

  • Connor

    Putting T-Mobile’s better network and customer service aside couldn’t this be good for current AT&T customers? Better coverage, quality, 4G etc?

    • Pam

      Probably an improvement for current AT&T customers. But also probably not one for T-Mobile’s current customers. Will just have to wait and see what happens. It could be that while AT&T buys them out, they could remain their own entity. Who knows.

  • Doug

    A lot of people are out of T-Mobile. I already see it happening. How the heck you say we don’t offer the iPhone, we offer cutting edge technology. Like what? The same my touch phone or the G Crap? All that crap about the iPhone, but half of Tmobile users and reps have it on their service. What about of morons.

    • Manual

      Agree. I like how you said the same thing I said lol.

      • RandomPerson

        Exactly, the iPhone is god when it comes to those companies.

  • Manual

    T-Mobile needs to wake up, the iPhone is the only reason why AT&T is AT&T. Realize Verizon is getting even bigger because of that phone and why Sprint wants it too.

    Its funny how they try hard to make iPhone / T-Mobile commericals taking shots at them, but 70% of their reps in stores and over the phone own one on T-Mobile with an unlock.

  • MALdito

    I may be wrong here, but wasn’t AT&T forced to disband its telecommunications companies (about 25+ yrs ago) because it was in violation of antitrust laws (United States v. AT&T) ( )? It seems as thought its gonna happening again with cell phone companies. My memory is not all that great (since I was like 1 or 2 yr/old), but I’m pretty sure that the earth was destroyed as a result… just kidding, lol. But seriously, Here we go again :-(.

  • Bytenapple

    Initial reactions are understandable but shouldn’t we all weigh the pros and cons before making hasty concluclusions. For instance, we will all get better call coverage, AT&T will have greater profits which could allow them room to offer customers better plans, roaming charges will be far less and the same for dead spots. A merger is not always a bad thing.

    • ron

      what if youre on tmobile? i will now get shittier everything and have to pay more for the pleasure.

      also youre delusional about how things work in the real world. at&t will now offer better plans and charge less?

      HAHAHAHHAHA. good one.

  • F. Lee

    This is the worst news that can ever happen, T-Mobile is the only other provider of GSM (SIM) technology besides the AT&T VULTURES. Being a small business having a lot of international travel and with budget concerns this news is disastrous to me. AT&T will charge us enormous fees for the service, I know because I had them before I switched to T-Mobile. What the hack is happening to America? We must band together and send a message to our congress-person stating that they can not allow AT&T to be the only service provider for GSM, and that this merger must not happen.

  • F. Lee

    This sounds more like a structured move by AT&T and Apple,….and trust me I sincerely hope that Apple is not aiding AT&T in this hijacking by not providing the iPhone to T-Mobile, to force us into the high AT&T fees. Trust me it would be unforgivable to me, because everyone should know that:
    1) AT&T’s initial contract with Apple has already expired.
    2) iPhone or no iPhone, most of T-Mobile customers are T-Mobile customers because they have been previously SCREWED BY AT&T.
    3) The only significant handset AT&T has is the iPhone.
    4) T-Mobile has a much better variety of handset offering with the Droid, except they don’t offer the iPhone, but they do offer the iPhone in Europe

    • They offer it in Europe?

      • DK


  • Your question are according to user required and i like it

  • When will it release

  • DK

    Hopefully they run this T-Mobile style and just use the AT&T name… and not AT&T style and use the AT&T name.

  • That is really true question according to user