After countless years of speculation, T-Mobile USA confirmed last week that it would be adding Apple products to its portfolio — including the iPhone — beginning next year. T-Mobile already promotes and offers support for its unofficial iPhone customers, touting its one million plus customers with unlocked iPhones on its network.
Moreover, T-Mobile has noted in the past that it aims to provide a no-compromise iPhone experience on its network. The U.S.’s fourth-largest carrier is working fast to expand its iPhone-compatible HSPA+ network on the 1900 MHz band and, once that network infrastructure is in place, the iPhone should become available on T-Mobile.
To Switch or Not to Switch
T-Mobile offers unlimited data plans for the iPhone that will likely still be available next year, unlike the expensive tiered or shared data plans that carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless offer. And if you’re dissatisfied with those top carriers, there is no better way to prove it than by switching to a smaller competitor.
Better yet, those unlimited data plans apply to T-Mobile’s nationwide so-called “4G” network. It’s actually just HSPA+ that somehow is allowed to be referred to as “4G,” but tests have proven that T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network can compete rather effectively with AT&T’s 4G LTE network in terms of download and upload speeds.
Last, switching to a smaller carrier usually means that they’ll care about you on a more personal level. Massive corporations like AT&T with high numbers of users often provide poor customer service and can be a real hassle to deal with. T-Mobile is still an underdog as a carrier in the United States, which is good for the consumer.
Will you consider switching to T-Mo?