T-Mobile USA Reiterates Thoughts on iPhone, Says it is Unaffordable for the Company

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  1. News Bot

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    I get 3G (actually it's 3G/4G HSPA+) in a lot of areas on my unlocked iPhone running on T-mobile. But the connections aren't very stable yet.
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    can some one explain why is it so taxing on a cell service?
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    They have to buy the phones, then pay apple a fee to be able to sell them.
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    I think it's cause iPhone users use a lot of data
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    Not just that alone. Buying and subsidizing the phones alone costs a hell of a lot of money. That's how Verizon and Sprint took a hit, and a rather hard hit.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/24/technology/verizon_earnings/index.htm
    http://paidcontent.org/2012/01/24/4...iphones-in-q4-but-costs-higher-than-expected/
    http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/08/technology/sprint-ceo-pay/index.htm
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2495...ne_costs_subscribers_fewer_than_expected.html

    Seeing how big Verizon and Sprint are, the iPhone isn't even something that T-Mobile should want to get near.

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