∞ T-Mobile: We want the iPhone, but buy this Android phone instead

I suspect Apple won’t be adding T-Mobile to its list of supported U.S. carriers when it unveils a new phone next week, because that would make the timing of a recent blog post from the company’s Chief Marketing Officer truly bizarre.

Writing to customers on T-Mobile’s blog, CMO Cole Brodman explained that more than a million iPhone users currently use unlocked phones on T-Mobile (undoubtedly a mix of jailbroken devices and phones sold unlocked by Apple).

“Please know that we think the iPhone is a great device and Apple knows that we’d like to add it to our line-up,” said Brodman, who added that T-Mobile wants to offer customers “a no-compromise iPhone experience on our network.”

Brodman then used the opportunity to promote the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, the newest Android model available on the T-Mobile network, and one that Brodman says rivals or beats any other smartphone out there, “including the iPhone.”

T-Mobile wants to merge with AT&T, but it’s being contested in court by the Department of Justice and seven states which argue that such a merger would unfairly reduce competition in the U.S. cell phone marketplace.



  • http://grayhawkfh.livejournal.com/ Frank “Grayhawk” Huminski

    Right. Because mayonnaise is the same thing as Miracle Whip! There’s no difference except the label!

    What a great hairy twit he is…

  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    Nice to see a carrier being put in its place for a change. People should be able to pick their device first, and shop for a carrier second.

  • Bri

    I’m surprised T-Mobile US didn’t have the iPhone yet. Here in Germany T-Mobile was for many years the only carrier who was allowed to sell the iPhone.