iPhones for everyone! Yesterday, we told you about the report that Sprint would offer the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 to its customer base this Fall, and now a new rumor has surfaced that T-Mobile will also carry the iPhone 5 when it launches in the coming months.

The new device from Apple will allegedly run on T-Mobile’s 3G network, and the iPhone 5 is expected to be a global phone capable of running on both CDMA and GSM networks…

This T-Mobile rumor comes from Mactrast. The site claims that an inside source at T-Mobile has said that the company will offer the iPhone 5 alongside the three other major US carriers in early to mid October.

“The informant, who requested to remain anonymous, went on to claim that the iPhone 5 would also operate at 3G speeds on T-Mobile US network. Current unlocked iPhone 4 units can only operate at at 2G “edge” speeds on T-Mobile’s network, and lack certain network-dependent features, such as Visual Voicemail.

Further elaborating on the matter, the informant suggested that T-Mobile USA expects the iPhone 5 to launch sometime in early to mid October, which corresponds nicely with current speculation. He also expects the iPhone 5 to make a significant financial difference to T-Mobile. Our source was quoted as saying the following:

“We expect the addition of the iPhone, and the iPhone 5′s ability to run on our 3G network to make a significant financial difference for T-Mobile.”

A merger between AT&T and T-Mobile is currently under review by the FCC, and it’s expected that T-Mobile will be absorbed into AT&T in the next couple years. This rumor of T-Mobile carrying the iPhone 5 makes sense, but it should be taken with a grain of salt.

Apple clearly wants to get its products in the hands of as many people as possible, and T-Mobile’s customer base has been left out in the cold since 2007. Unlocked iPhone users are able to operate on T-Mobile’s EDGE network, but baseband conflicts currently prevent the use of 3G.

The iPhone 5 will most likely be a dual-baseband device, and it’s arrival on Sprint and T-Mobile would be a welcomed addition. T-Mobile isn’t exactly around to stay, but for now, there’s no reason that the iPhone 5 couldn’t be available on the network this Fall.

Will the iPhone 5’s arrival on T-Mobile affect your buying decision this Fall? What about Sprint?

  • Rulz

    Wow,,, and that’s the answer i was looking for…

  • Adam

    i have been using my iphone 3gs on t-mobile and know i can get an iphone 5

  • jared

    sprint, tmobile, at&t, verizon = domination!

    • Li

      You forgot bootsmobile and metro pcs

  • chano

    Probably, as T-mobile will become AT&T in the next few months.

  • ic0edx

    It’s going to turn the iPhone into trash. I wish only ATT and T-Mobile had the iPhone from the beginning.

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  • jared

    i miss when i had the iPhone 2g and 3g. it was the coolest thing ever. now EVERYONE i mean EVERYONE has one..

    • James

      I remember having a Nokia back in the day, it was Titanium and you never saw any1 with 1 and I loved that, now the iPhone is everywhere, little fucking kids have them and no matter how good it looks I probs won’t be getting another, I don’t want to pull out my phone and have 12 year olds all with them aswell, fuck that, Apple domination is over.

    • MALdito

      I agree withe you guys, the market is over saturated with iphones :-/ . But I’ll still be getting the next version if I can, especially if it’s available for T-mobile.

    • Why does it matter how many people have one its the phone its self that matters.

    • Marc

      That’s pretty juvenile. If you’re going to decide which phone to buy based on how many other people have that phone, then that’s juvenile.

  • Chris

    OMG are you friggin kidding me? Iphone? Iphone has been left in the dust by Android and has been that way since the first Evo came out. Iphone 5 to run 3G? Apple your on the same track that Crapberry is on. You better pray that all the people who currently use your shitty ass phones don’t ever get a top of the line Android phone in their hand because literally if they do you will have to go strictly back to selling computers….LOL.

    • User

      Another typical troller. Chris, For the record, this is an iPhone blog site, for apple fanboys, not a “I love my plastic phone running completely copied unrevolutionary software” blog site.

  • user2

    The improvements the iphone goes through are only because of the ppl that hack the ios to begin with. They literally steal the improvents, add them to the next phone and have the nerve to call it revolutionary.