Just in case you forgot, a T-Mobile spokesperson has confirmed that out-of-contract iPhones that have been unlocked by AT&T work with their own GSM network. T-Mobile stocks Micro-SIM cards that work with the iPhone, but you’ll be restricted to slow 2G EDGE speeds until the magenta-flavored carrier fully develops its HSPA+ network. Moreover, the iPhone will work with T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network for even faster speeds.
T-Mobile has publicly expressed its desire to carry the iPhone on its network, but has yet to have any successful negotiations with Apple. Until then, the U.S.’s fourth-largest carrier behind AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint continues to suffer as competing networks reek the benefits of carrying the iPhone. T-Mobile currently has over one million iPhone subscribers, and promises a no-compromise iPhone experience on its network. Read on for the complete T-Mobile statement.
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.