T-Mobile Challenges iPhone Users in Seattle Area, Offers $1000 Prize

By , Apr 28, 2011

Want to win $1000? Well, you can if you live in the Seattle area and your iPhone bandwidth speeds are faster than T-Mobile’s new flagship Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G.

T-Mobile is publicly challenging all iPhone owners (Verizon and AT&T) in the Seattle area to a speed test against the T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G. T-Mobile states that if any iPhone user in that area is able to beat the Galaxy S 4G in a speed test, they will reward them with a $1,000 cash prize.
Beware though. While it may look like an easy task, the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an 4G (HSPA+) handset that is capable of speeds up to an amazing 21Mbps. The iPhone 4 on the other hand is only capable of max download speeds up to 7.2Mbps (both AT&T and Verizon).

The challenge begins tomorrow, April 29, and ends Sunday, May 1st.  If your iPhone beats the Galaxy S 4G in two of three speed tests, you will walk away with $1000 in your pocket.
The challenge will take place at participating T-Mobile stores in the Seattle area. Hit the jump below for the full details, courtesy of T-Mobile.

[T-Mobile]

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  • Kingz

    Ironic that this looks exactly like a iphone

  • Steve Jobs

    Funny, I wounder why they won’t do this “test” in all 50 states. I’m getting quiet sick of the iPhone hating from T-Mobile. Half of their users in tech support and the reps are iPhone users, and they even sell my iPhones parts like chargers and cases in their stores Do I need to even remind them that they kept fiending out to get my iPhone on their crappy service. Lets see if mu iPhone had “4G” and how fast it would go. Better yet, why don’t they take my iPhone on 3G and go against their 3G. Will see who wins, and ill pay them 10,000

  • c0edx

    Ill offer anyone with a honda Accored $10,000 to bet me on a 0-60 speed test in my MB E63 AMG : )

    • Pete

      how abouth your MB E63 AMG and my 2012 Nissan GT-R let race

      • Jason

        you failed to understand the example of comparison.

    • ape

      I’ll translate that: iPhone = crappy Honda Accord and Samsung Galaxy = MB E63 AMG

  • Jeff

    LOL what a stupid challenge…. of course iPhone wont win because it doesn’t have 4G….. that’s like saying, “come race us in your toyota corolla and we’ll drive a corvette”

    • Nick

      Exactly, there just proving how much better there network is and throwing it your face.

  • Bona P

    LOL well a AE 86 (Corolla) can take on a Covertte anyday, it just has to a downhill curvey race, hahaha! Ever watch Initial D?

  • soccerkrzy

    Uh, T-Mobile’s 4G isn’t capable of 21Mbps, HSPA+ is what AT&T’s 3.5G is, and I’d be interested in this challenge.

    The only company with a legitimate 4G is Verizon, the LTE network is capable of 25Mbps, and I’ve seen it work to those speeds.

    4G is simply a marketing scam by all other wireless companies.

    • Manuel

      To true friend. I would like to ask why T-Mobile’s iPhone’s, I mean samsung phone, look alike lot a phone at&t had brought out with Apple in 2007 and even looks a lot more so like that phone Apple made in 2009. What was it called? Ohh yeah, an iPhone. Yeah, that phone.

    • Pete

      soccerkrzy good idea i well buy Verizon, LTE jailbrake my ihone4 mod my iphone to go on Verizon, LTE wifi and look like iam on 3g easy money .

  • Angel

    all i know is T-mobile SUCK!!! i’ve been having drop calls more than it used to be…

  • Blimey

    Who cares which is faster? I’m not going to buy a phone just because it can surf/download stuff faster. I want the overall experience. I want the great apps. I want everything my jailbroken iPhone 4 can do. Plus I personally am happy with the AT&T network. That wasn’t the case not so long ago but for whatever reason, I’ve stopped dropping calls completely and I’m getting more bars the past couple weeks.

  • MrA

    My dad can beat up your dad T-Mobile!

  • SpideyRules

    ALL OF SEATTLE!!!

    Go to Verizon, get a 4G/LTE Mi-Fi, jailbreak your iPhone, force it to show 3G when it’s really connected to your Mi-Fi that’s sitting in your car in the parking lot, walk-in to the store and walk out with your $1000.

    • Kickstar13

      While that may be a good idea, T-Mobile is very confident in their network in the Seattle area. They probably know people will try to “cheat”. It won’t be that easy to trick them, and walk away with $1000.

      • SpideyRules

        You think Joe Schmo working in a T-Mobile store would be able to spot the difference? I highly doubt it.

        The trick here is the “select” stores they’ve picked in ONE specific city. If I was T-Mobile, my selection process would’ve had one criteria: Take an iPhone, walk into each store, and see where the worst coverage is, and pick those stores.

  • Vitaliy

    yeah lol, a phone that came out 3 years later can beat iphone…. sure lol.

  • SpideyRules

    Oh, and keep an ear out for if T-Mobile’s network goes down ala Verizon’s.

    I’d rush into the nearest store if i heard something like that…lol

  • Bullet933

    Let’s see how an AT&T or Verizon iPhone compares to a T-Mobile (unlocked) iPhone in a speed test. Oh, that’s right. T-Mobile DOESN’T EVEN HAVE 3G service for an iPhone. Edge only!!! EFFF YOU T-Mobile!!! You’re a bunch of clowns!

  • tomo100brt

    Generally speaking do you think Samsung is better than iPhone 4? I think not. Maybe T-mobile is faster than AT&T and Verizon but iPhone 4 is better than Samsung. This competition is stupid.

    • Shadow

      I’ve had 2 iphones and a galaxy s, and yes, I do think that samsung is better.

  • Andika

    Stupid network. It fails the word “comparison” in every level. Its a desperate attempt to beat iPhone popularity.

  • Fabio Rodrigues

    I think T-Mobile should buy a dictionary and learn the real meaning of the words… just wandering…

    If I was in Seattle and walk in front of a T-Mobile store, I would make sure everybody sees I have an iPhone, and if they ask me to join the challenge I would say “No! because YOU ARE CHEATTING! and I need my iPhone for calls and texts messages that don’t delay…”

    thats what I would do… (my boss pay my iPhone bill by the way with att, but in CT Verizon have’s better coverage, but it doesn’t mean they dont have some dead spot areas as any other company :D)