ATT’s CEO Says T-Mobile Deal Will Help In Improving Service For iPhone

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Mar 302011
 

AT&T’s Randall Stephenson said that acquiring T-Mobile will boost network capacity and improve service for devices such as iPhone.

When AT&T announced that it will be acquiring T-Mobile USA, we had also mentioned that the acquisition should help in AT&T and T-Mobile to improve the voice quality thanks to the increased cell tower density and broader network infrastructure. Continue reading »

iPhone headed for T-Mobile USA in Q3?

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Jul 212010
 

We hear so many iPhone-Verizon-tomorrow-OMG rumors that our nation’s brave also-ran carriers hardly get a word in edgewise. While Sprint remains a total longshot, T-Mobile USA is an interesting proposition for the mere fact that it’s a GSM network, though its 1700 / 2100 3G network remains ostensibly incompatible with the iPhone 4’s existing radio. According to Cult of Mac, a “highly placed source” at T-Mobile let it slip that they’ve got an 80 percent chance of getting the iPhone in Q3. Now, that’s an oddly specific number, and we have no idea what it’s contingent on, or how much exactly this source knows. Basically, we don’t know a lot here. Of course, the biggest evidence of this possible T-Mobile coup remains the statement from Deutsche Telekom’s CEO in March, saying that the USA branch is hoping to get the iPhone later this year. We really don’t know who or what to believe, but we do know one thing: if Apple decides to sell a T-Mobile USA iPhone, there’s an 80+ percent chance it will tell everybody.

[via engadget]

T-Mobile USA eyeing iPhone launch this year or next?

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Mar 192010
 

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We don’t like to stir up the nearly constant barrage of “so-and-so is getting the iPhone” rumors unless we’ve got a great reason to do so — and we’d argue that a Financial Times report involving statements from Deutsche Telekom’s CEO qualifies. The British rag was chatting up DT’s boss over the prospects of its American unit — T-Mobile USA — and stressed the company’s long-term commitment to turning around T-Mobile’s fortunes in the face of recent spinoff rumors, saying that it’s all about rapidly building out a speedy 3G network as part of an effort this year “to lay the foundation for future growth.”

Here’s where it gets juicy: referring to the iPhone, the report goes on to say that “T-Mobile USA is hoping to start selling the popular smartphone later this year or next year” while focusing on Android in the meantime, as if Android is merely a stopgap measure to make it through to the singular device that can save America’s number four carrier from going down the tubes. It’s not clear whether FT got the chief exec making a statement to that effect on the record or it’s merely gleaning this knowledge from other rumors, but the only way this would be able to happen is if the next iPhone were to come in an AWS-compatible version — and that seems unlikely considering that AWS coverage represents a trivially small fraction of 3G subscribers around the world. Of course, wireless CEOs of all walks of life regularly make statements saying they’d be more than happy to carry the iPhone if the opportunity presented itself, so this could be little more than off-the-cuff blather anyway.
[via engadget]