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Internal Memo Suggests T-Mobile Not Getting the iPhone 5

by Brandon Russell | August 28, 2012August 28, 2012 1:30 pm PDT

t-mobile-leaked-iphone-5-memoIt looks like it may be another lonely holiday season for T-Mobile. According to TmoNews, who acquired an internal training memo on Monday, the carrier is yet again instructing employees to sell against Apple’s handset. Meaning? No iPhone, maybe.

With the iPhone 5 coming out in September, T-Mobile will likely find it very difficult keeping customers who held out hope the carrier would finally get Apple’s popular handset. So what can T-Mobile do? The only response is to encourage employees to try and convince customers its wares are enough — HTC One S, Galaxy S III and, um, Galaxy Note. Wait, not the Galaxy Note.

That might be enough for some, but not for others. Of particular interest, aside from T-Mobile’s explicit instructions, is the date in which employees will begin aggressively selling against Apple’s device: Sept. 21. That doesn’t necessarily confirm the iPhone 5’s launch date, but it sure adds more fuel to the fire. Sorry, T-Mobile fans, but it looks like you’ll be dining alone this New Year’s Eve.

[via TmoNews]


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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