T-Mobile looking to upgrade its network to fully support the iPhone

By , Feb 23, 2012

For the last several months, T-Mobile has been talking about how it wants the iPhone. Now, after watching nearly a million customers jump ship last quarter, it’s looking like T-Mobile needs the iPhone.

During its earnings call, for the holiday quarter, T-Mobile cited ‘not carrying the iPhone’ as a major factor in its recent poor performance. But the carrier is looking to change that as soon as possible…

Electronista reports:

“T-Mobile’s CTO Neville Ray used a call discussing the company’s latest results to single out the iPhone as an objective. At least the switch to 1,900MHz for HSPA+ was highlighted as focusing on Apple. While he wouldn’t say if that involved the LTE network as well, it was apparent the carrier was making changes to potentially court an iPhone launch.”

The report went on to say that T-Mobile mentioned Apple’s handset a full 7 times during its earnings call. The carrier obviously sees the iPhone as something necessary to its survival. Hey, it might’ve saved Sprint.

Even if T-Mobile can’t get Apple on board, making its network fully iPhone compatible would serve it well. The carrier is currently tracking more than one million unlocked iPhone users, and could see many more if features like 3G data and MMS worked properly.

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  • http://www.ititothemes.wordpress.com/ iTito

    T-Mobile FTW! i’m on T-Mobile and hate being on edge all the time.

  • http://twitter.com/IbroBawa Ibro Bawa

    Edge isn’t that bad unless you hardly have Wifi access. but if T-mobile could pull this off, they’d be back on the radar again. i am currently on 3GS/T-mobile.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always used edge and not complained, but by finally experiencing 3G, I’ll be propelled back into the right decade.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FET3WUD3PMVVI2CGWG4QXLLPGA ron

    i love the money i save being on tmobile. i dont have data, nor do i want to pay for it, but i really would like to get MMS working properly. none of the instructions ive read have worked.

    • http://twitter.com/IbroBawa Ibro Bawa

      what are you doing with the iphone without data? unless you’re home all day everyday on wifi.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always been on edge and never complained, but with 3G, I’ll be propelled back into the correct decade.

  • Anonymous

    Competition is good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Buitrago/531995502 Ricardo Buitrago

    I was with Tmobile for over two years, love having my 3GS with them. Now I’m on AT&T , not that happy with them. If they can get 3G to work I will switch in a second.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649839720 Raul Henriquez

    Why are people avoiding H2O much better then T-Mobile supports Nationwide 3G and you get 1GB of data better then edge data. The best part the phone does not have to be unlocked H2O sims just work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1562666980 Milad Khahil

    I have been with Tmobile since 2007 with 5 accounts all iPhones (me and my four boys) 2 account with sprint ( my wife 4S and my daughter ) and i have been looking forward to having at least the
    3G network …. I hope this will come to pass and if so i will cancel my sprint account and add two more accounts to my Tmobile with all unlocked and jailbroken iPhones

  • Anonymous

    Apple should buy T-Mobile after they do a LTE revamp, and really fuck the other carriers

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N54XZX5ZDFCPLDWZMA432UTTCY Linda

    I love being with tmobile. Their customer support is great and so is their service. I am certainly a very satisfied customer. Keep up the good work tmobile!