T-Mobile is the only main US carrier that doesn’t carry the iPhone. It’s currently unclear as to why Apple hasn’t partnered with T-Mobile to sell the iPhone, but the most logical assumption would be that it has something to do with the AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition that is currently being reviewed by the FCC.

The CEO of T-Mobile has gone on the record time and time again to explain that his company really wants the iPhone. And Apple is apparently to blame for all of the unhappy, iPhone-less T-Mobile customers out there…

T-Mobile Senior Vice President Andrew Sherrard:

“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.”

Due to T-Mobile’s unusual AWS 3G frequency band, an unlocked GSM iPhone can not take advantage of T-Mobile’s higher speed network. Although the iPhone 4S is a world phone capable of running on both GSM and CDMA basebands, Apple still hasn’t implemented support for T-Mobile’s 3G/4G data frequency.

T-Mobile clearly feels that it could offer customers an excellent iPhone experience on its faster network, but Apple has yet to extend its hand.

Apple introduced the iPhone 4S on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and now C Spire. The 8GB iPhone is available on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, while AT&T also offers a free iPhone 3GS with a two-year contract agreement.

Were you a T-Mobile customer that switched carriers for the iPhone? Are you currently a T-Mobile customer still waiting for the iPhone? Let us know what you think about this issue in the comment section below.

  • The Game

    I’m currently a T-Mobile customer with an unlocked iPhone 4.

    • Eric

      Having fun on 2G?

    • Keith

      You can get a iPhone 4 running on tmobiles 3G network

      • Keith

        I take that back you can enable FaceTime on it not 3G networks

  • I’m currently a T-Mo customer with an unlocked iPhone 3G. Awaiting the factory unlocked 4S. T-Mo’s 2G EDGE network is sufficient for email and social networking. I’m on WiFi 90% of the time anyway. Paying an extra $450 up front for the phone is worth it when you end up saving ~$1k+ over the two years that your NOT locked in to a AT&T, Verizon or Sprint contract—none of which can beat T-Mo’s “Best. Plan. Ever.”

    • fdxgncgfn

      if you buy iPhone 4s full price, it is already unlocked. Don’t even ask why

  • jeff

    I agree with Adam… I have several idevices and all are unlocked using TMO… I’m betting the iPhone 5 will be fully TMO compatible

  • Nicholas

    Yes. Waiting for Tmobile to offer the iPhone. I know people with unlocked iPhones on the Tmobile network. I do not trust unlocked devices so I’d rather wait.

    • zaba

      get factory unlock and you can trust

  • Nick N

    Left T-Mo because they didn’t offer the iPhone.

  • Min

    Currently tmobile customer with unlocked jailbroken 3GS and jailbroken but not yet unlockable 4 (so basically using for iPod touch). And can’t wait for 4.11.08 baseband to be unlockable or tmobile to get iPhone.

    • Andrew

      Flash the iPad baseband 6.15.00 on if with redsn0w.

  • Darrin

    T Mobile currently uses hspa+ on the same frequency as AT&T for 4G networking. Meaning unlocked iPhone 4S should work on the 4G network in its supported areas. Just saying.

  • madhatter

    Gee, I dunno, cause your service and coverage sucks ass, or cause AT&T is buying you and they don’t wanna waste millions on a phone for a company that won’t exist?…. Stop whining and begging for the iPhone already geeze.

    • Bill

      you’re an idiot.

      • highhorz

        Madhatter’s post was actually a direct quote from Catherine Zeta Jones. lol!!!! =oP

  • AvenGerMK

    i left tmobile because at the time i had the htc dream or g1 which was the beginning of android. i wanted a better phone with more potential. i saw the iphone 4 get released and switched to that. then android got even more whored out and i say youre welcome android users for helping you to have the os you have now. if it wasnt for us g1 users youd have nothing and iphone would still be dominating…

  • rizo

    i was one of those who also had the g1… dont get me wrong i loved the phone but it got buggy after a year of having it and i had to change it ended up making the stupid decision with the hd2 on tmobile… dont even get me started on that phone. since then i bought a iphone 4 and have it unlocked and jailbroken. it might not be the fastest when im doing stuff on the edge network but it gets the job done and i absolutely love the phone.

  • Min

    Since using the iPhone (years now) I never even noticed or had issue with the 2g speeds until using my boyfriends phone which has 3G enabled and noticed how pages loaded instantly instead of taking 5-10 seconds on my wifi or 10 to 20’seconds on the 2g tmobile speeds. I guess since I am using wifi mostly it doesn’t bother me but the times I am out and have to use data it’s a little slow but not enough to make menquit using the iPhone. I have issues with my 3GS though that if I’m not in wifi it don’t want to automatically use cell data unless I toggle off wifi then it’s faster. Weird. /

  • JJ

    I left tmo. Just cause I got tired of unlocked iPhone only having 2g.

  • Sami

    Why is it when I insert a simple mobile sim to my iPhone 4s,on the signal bar it says t-mobile?

  • Sami

    Why is it when I insert a simple mobile sim to my iPhone 4s,on the signal bar it says t-mobile??

    • JJ

      Simple mobile is a Tmobile comp

    • Stevo

      if you are using a gevey chip it’ll say tmobile ontop of your phone. good luck getting the data to work if you have a gevey.

  • I am on a T-Mobile family plan and I pay a bit less than half for my talk/text/data plan than friends with ATT. The downside? The 2G :/

    I am using a factory unlocked iPhone 4 and will be waiting until iPhone 5 to upgrade. Hopefully T-mobile will have it by then, but either way I will still get the 5. 4S wasn’t a big enough upgrade or me.

    The 2G isn’t a huge factor to me because 75% of the time, I am using WiFi anyways. I also have a iPad 3G+WiFi, so I am not really suffering all that much.