Over 1 million unlocked iPhones run on T-Mobile’s network

Thu, Jun 23, 2011


Yeah, it was nice to see the iPhone finally come to Verizon this past February, but there are still a few carriers here in the US that don’t officially carry Apple’s revolutionary smartphone, T-Mobile being one of them.

Now that may change sometime in the future given that AT&T acquired T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for a cool $39 billion. Of course, that deal still has to pass anti-trust scrutiny but some folks simply aren’t willing to wait that long.

During this week’s NYC Pepcom event, a T-Mobile spokesperson told Seth Weintraub of 9to5Mac that the carrier currently has over 1 million unlocked iPhones running on its network.

When asked for a breakdown, the spokesman said the majority were pre-iPhone 4 but that a significant amount of people had “taken the scissors” to their T-Mobile SIM cards.  T-Mobile doesn’t currently offer a Micro-SIM solution for Apple’s iPhone 4 so people who want to use the iPhone 4 must modify their SIMs into MicroSIMs.  Those using iPhone 4s also won’t receive T-Mobile’s 3G or 4G data speeds because of the radio differences between the networks.

So in other words, there are currently over 1 million iPhone users still running on Edge. Now that’s dedication and something that speaks to the power and allure of the iPhone.



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