T-Mobile Will Not Be Carrying The New iPhone

Yesterday, Sept. 26, T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman posted an announcement on the company’s blog yesterday, stating that while he wishes T-Mobile could carry the iPhone, that they are busy focusing on “the best that Android has to offer.” Translation: T-Mobile will not be getting Apple’s new iPhone.

“We’ve heard from many customers who love their T-Mobile service, but are disappointed that we don’t carry the iPhone,” Brodman said in his announcement. “To these customers, first, thank you for your business.”

Brodman mentioned that more than 1 million T-Mobile customers currently use an unlocked iPhone on its network. The GSM version of Apple’s iPhone can be moved over to T-Mobile’s network, but as it turns out, the phone can only use the slower 2G network.

Brodman also referred to the growing popularity of Android, and brought up T-Mobile’s newest devices, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze.

“We’re very confident that these Android smartphones rival or beat any smartphone out there in terms of functionality, speed, overall experience and features – including the iPhone,” he stated.

The full text of the Chief Marketing Officer’s letter can be read below:

[By Cole Brodman, Chief Marketing Officer, T-Mobile USA

We’ve heard from many customers who love their T-Mobile service, but are disappointed that we don’t carry the iPhone. To these customers, first, thank you for your business. Please know that we think the iPhone is a great device and Apple knows that we’d like to add it to our line-up. Today, there are over a million T-Mobile customers using unlocked iPhones on our network. We are interested in offering all of our customers a no-compromise iPhone experience on our network.

In the meantime, we continue to bring to market some of the most advanced, cutting-edge Android devices. Today, I had the chance to take the stage at the Mobilize event in San Francisco and introduce our fastest 4G smartphones ever, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze. We’re very confident that these Android smartphones rival or beat any smartphone out there in terms of functionality, speed, overall experience and features – including the iPhone.

Android has evolved quickly from geek to chic. In many ways, Android is rivaling and even outpacing the iPhone, including consumer adoption, market share and capabilities like support for faster 4G networks. Moreover, Android offers consumers the freedom of choice. You can choose from a variety of colors, screen sizes, slide-out keyboards, price points and customization options, as well as enjoy the numerous benefits of open source innovation, cloud services and amazing apps.

This is why, for now, our focus continues to be giving customers the best that Android has to offer, coupled with 4G speeds that let you browse the Web faster than on average home internet.

Check out our latest and greatest in Android 4G: www.t-mobile.com]

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