T-Mobile USA targeting unlocked iPhone, iPad owners

Sure, AT&T might be trying to buy T-Mobile US, and sure, T-Mobile got into the microSIM game before AT&T and Apple made them famous, but it looks like now T-Mo is actually going after iPhone and iPad owners before the former, using the latter.

Already have a GSM phone or iPhone that you need to activate—or have an unlocked GSM phone you want to use on the T-Mobile network? Just get a Micro SIM card and choose a plan. Slip the ready-to-use Micro SIM Card into your phone and you’re ready to go.

And why not, there's reported over 1,000,000 unlocked iPhones already on the magenta network.

When I roam in the US, often at trade shows like CES, I often have to switch between AT&T and T-Mo, as often as I change buildings. That's not an option for US iPhone users, but if you're willing to live with EDGE speeds and pay for a second plan you could have the next best thing.

(Though yeah, the two year contract is nuts)

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Your forgetting one thing. I was a t mo iPhone user for the last 2 years and loved the phone buy
    T one huge problem. It's a nightmare called EDGE. Tell the users that every where they go they'll be on edge and for me that meant switching to at and t.
  • Yep, using iPhone 4 on T-mobile is a nightmare because it can only use EDGE...
  • I used to have a 3GS on T-Mobile until I got tired of EDGE. I recently switched to Android.
  • Having a 2G Orig Iphone on TMO was fine for me. Yes EDGE was garbage, but alot better the GPRS. Matter of fact I still have it and it works fine. Just sans chip since moving to Sprint. (Come ON Sprint Iphone 5!)