Last week we heard a rumor that AT&T was going to start unlocking out-of-contract iPhones over the weekend. And sure enough, on Sunday we were able to confirm that this was indeed the carrier’s new policy. We even showed you how to do it.

So now that you’ve unlocked your handset, you’re probably wondering what the benefits are. Well aside from the improved resale value and the ability to use your iPhone abroad, you can take the device with you to another, less expensive, carrier.

In fact, it sounds like T-Mobile would welcome you with open arms…

A T-Mobile spokesperson just gave the following statement to 9to5Mac:

“Today we have more than one million unlocked iPhones running on our network. T-Mobile currently offers microSIMs for customers who already have a GSM phone they want to use on the T-Mobile network, including an iPhone. In order to set up an unlocked iPhone on T-Mobile’s network, customers simply need to purchase a microSIM card and select a T-Mobile Value plan that suits their needs.

T-Mobile’s Value plans enable customers who bring their own smartphone, such as the iPhone, to save money. For example, T-Mobile’s Value family plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB of high-speed data is just $49.99 per line for two lines.

In addition, we will continue to deliver more value to customers as we expand and modernize our 4G network. Beginning this year, we will introduce HSPA+ service in our 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. When we do, our 4G network will be compatible with a broader range of devices, including the iPhone.”

It’s worth noting that the iPhone experience on T-Mobile’s network isn’t 100% native. Some users have reported problems with MMS and due to incompatible technologies, most unlocked iPhone users only see 2G data speeds.

But hey, for the savings, it might be worth it.

  • Anonymous

    And just like that, us long-term T-Mo users are free… Time to ditch this Gevey piece of crap. LOLOL

    • Anonymous

      I presume you expected a lot of people to like that comment, no?

      • Anonymous

        Nice witty comment, bro.

      • Anonymous

        Liked your comment, even though I know you were being sarcastic.

  • T-Mobile sucks. I know quite a few people who are on the network and complain about seeing 2G speeds a lot of the time. Not worth it IMO.

    • Anonymous

      Well on an at&t iphone you will only ever get 2G speeds on tmobile… the 3G radio on the at&t iphones doesn’t match the frequencies used by tmobiles 3G (faux G).

      For people that use phones compatible with tmobiles 3G (faux G) the speeds are great, until you use your tiny “full speed” allowance then your shut down to what feels like 2G 😉

  • No more gevey, gmate, EVER, ultrasn0w took so long to move foward(very VERY LONG so long it hasn`t moved yet) that now AT&T is unlocking iphones, now the question is when it`s going to rain hotdogs?

  • Anonymous

    Used ultrasn0w and 4.2.1 on old 3G in Omaha for kid. $10 90 days 30 min talk. No data. Works OK, but may try this unlock. WiFi speed is real slow, not sure why. Phone is slow overall. Some have suggested 4.1 or 4.0. , but then won’t have Find my phone and likely have game compatibility issues.

  • Its a good news for US citizens. Wonder when japanese carriers will start unlocking our phones….

  • I have a 3GS from ebay, it’s locked and currently on 5.0.1 ultrasn0w unlocked. The original carrier is Irish O2, I am from Czech Republic and have O2, is there a way to get free?

  • Tmobile isn’t unlocking your iPhones people, keep your gevey back in. They are saying, they got plans for you: bill is it’s name.

  • Why wont they??…they ll earn money…effort of At&T, sugar for t mobile…;ad

  • Maxime Caudebec

    AT&T is the best

  • Anonymous

    the i message doesn’t work t-mobile , if any know how to do it , pleas let me know