T-Mobile says iPhone 5 sales going gangbusters

T-Mobile USA says their first full day for iPhone 5 sales are going really, really well. How well? Ina Fried of AllThingsD spoke to T-Mobile CMO, Mike Sievert, and he said:

Today has been gangbusters for T-Mobile. We experienced lines out the door this morning at nearly all of our almost 3,000 stores nationwide. [...] Clearly they want the iPhone 5, and they are voting with their feet that they want it from T-Mobile

We sent our own Leanna Lofte over to pick up a T-Mo iPhone 5 and she'll be putting it through its network paces this weekend. Meanwhile, if you're thinking about, or have already gotten a T-Mo iPhone 5 of your own, don't forget to check out our iPhone 5 buyers guide and iPhone 5 users guide.

Source: AllThingsD

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eric6052 says:

Good for TMobile and their customers. The choice of the iPhone on another carrier is great for the market as a whole and TMo definitely needs it.

Iamanonymous62 says:

Stores were back to normal by 11am

mech1164 says:

Was in the mall here in NJ. The lines may not have been there in the afternoon. That said, they had plenty of traffic in the store and many were buying the iPhone 5. Now my dilemma wait to get the 5S or get the 5 first. Oh decisions, decisions. ;-)

Ianthetechman says:

Hahah ! This i'm afraid is always a dilemma, but i suppose it depends what device you are using now ? If it is say a 4s then i would wait.
But if it is a horrible android device ? Then i would 100% Be in the line waiting for the iphone 5 at the next possible opportunity.

asuperstarr says:

That's great they are able to get a great device. I can't wait to hear Leanne's review.

Enzo83 says:

Nor can I! I can't wait to read how FAST their network is..hopefully crotch-rocket fast! (Probably not as fast as a lightning bolt though). Hurry Leanna. ;-) And they too, T-Mobile, are unlimited right?

extol4000 says:

I'm happy for T-mobile. Im using an iPhone 4 with them

richard451 says:

Oddly enough the T-Mobile CEO mentioned nothing about sales, only lines out the door.

T Bram says:

I'm sure they were all there to use the bathroom, genius.

Dryland says:

Based on an experience from a friend of mines, T-Mobile does a credit check for the leasing of the phone. So based on his credit check he had to pay half for the phone and $100 deposit plus tax, this was gonna run him about $415. Not what he planned on but he got it anyways. His monthly phone payment was reduced from $20 to $12.50. So, I'm sure many people ran into similar situations and weren't prepared to spend that much money. I'm curious as to how many they actually sold as well.

Crside says:

After a 24hr, side to side test run, Tmobile has alot of work to do. The network is definitely not even close to running as fast as AT&T. I know the LTE isn't live in my market, but there is a huge difference as of right now. I have also noticed that the battery life isn't as good as the AT&T iphone and have had to reset the device more times in 24hrs than I ever had to on AT&T. If Tmobile can get their network to run as fast as AT&T, or something close to it, the phone and plan would be unbeatable by any carrier.

moonoverparma00 says:

You're comparing LTE to H+?? Really??

T Bram says:

Did Samesmug show up and pass out bottled water to everyone in line before making fun of them? I mean, that's their business model...

vianar says:

Awesome for both T-Mobile and Apple.

Leanna Lofte says:

I had a 45 minute wait. Line was not "out the door".

Dionte says:

Werk tmobile, wish I could leave AT&T for you but a divorce would be too costly.

moonoverparma00 says:

Wow, T-Mobile is really drinking the kool-aid.

andolasoft says:

Apple’s next generation iPhone is expected to be an upgrade like the 4S and 3GS so presumably the next phone would be a 5S. .. http://goo.gl/dEdWu