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T-Mobile Encourages Unlocked iPhone Owners to Switch to its Network

by Brandon Russell | April 10, 2012April 10, 2012 2:30 pm PST

iPhone on T-MobileIn response to AT&T’s new policy of unlocking iPhones, T-Mobile made a statement to 9to5Mac encouraging those customers who unlock their device to make the switch to its network — all they would need to do is purchase a T-Mobile micro SIM card and sign up for one of the carrier’s plans.

A spokesperson told 9to5Mac:

T-Mobile’s Value plans enable customers who bring their own smartphone, such as the iPhone, to save money. For example, T-Mobile Value family plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2GB of high-speed data is just $49.99 per line for two lines.

T-Mobile is currently the only carrier of the big four (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile) that doesn’t carry the iPhone, though its position on allowing Apple’s device to run unlocked (or jailbroken) on its network is well known. Today, there are more than one million iPhone running on T-Mobile. Still, many of its customers are jumping ship because Apple’s device isn’t made readily available by the carrier, so its no surprise T-Mobile would call out to AT&T customers who unlock their devices.

While folks with iPhones on T-Mobile won’t enjoy 3G speeds, due to different frequencies, the carrier said it is introducing 1900 MHz PCS spectrum which “will be compatible with a broad range of devices, including the iPhone.” If that’s the case, and you happen to be in an area that receives the new spectrum, it might not be a bad idea to switch if you want to save a few bucks each month.

[via 9to5 Mac]


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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