T-Mobile to offer nano-SIM cards for unlocked iPhone 5 owners

T-Mobile to offer nano-SIM cards for unlocked iPhone 5 owners
T-Mobile has confirmed it will begin stocking nano-SIM cards starting next month for unlocked iPhone 5 owners.

The carrier has made it a priority to bring in iPhone owners, even though the phone is not supported on its 3G or 4G networks, making it almost useless given 2G/EDGE's slow speeds.



In order to attract even more iPhone owners, T-Mobile has iPhone-supported 4G HSPA+ in major markets Seattle, Las Vegas, and New York City, with more cities gaining access in the near future.

Apple recently unveiled the iPhone 5, which features a 4-inch Retina Display, a new A6 processor, a new 'Lightning' dock connector, the nano-SIM slot, iOS 6, LTE support and a thinner frame.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Sep 2012 0:04
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  • 7 comments
  • DDR4life

    That certainly is an interesting stratagem. "We're not allowed to carry the iphone, so we're going to support it on our network anyway." More power to you, T-Mo.

    16.9.2012 00:54 #1

  • ChiknLitl

    Quote:The carrier has made it a priority to bring in iPhone owners, even though the phone is not supported on its 3G or 4G networks, making it almost useless given 2G/EDGE's slow speeds.

    In order to attract even more iPhone owners, T-Mobile has iPhone-supported 4G HSPA+ in major markets Seattle, Las Vegas, and New York City, with more cities gaining access in the near future.


    So which is it? Does or does not support faster speed networks? Not entirely clear which as you have it written above. Perhaps this could have been said as, "4G speeds only supported in some major markets."

    ----Chikn

    16.9.2012 09:12 #2

  • deak91

    the key word is unlocked if t mobile is not an official carrier they can not get the contract iphone buyers but with (factory)unlocked (read up on this carrier unlocked is not what this means i think ) you can go anywhere and get full speed because of the LTE type of bandwidth that is being rolled out everywhere

    16.9.2012 09:40 #3

  • DVDBack23

    Originally posted by ChiknLitl: Quote:The carrier has made it a priority to bring in iPhone owners, even though the phone is not supported on its 3G or 4G networks, making it almost useless given 2G/EDGE's slow speeds.

    In order to attract even more iPhone owners, T-Mobile has iPhone-supported 4G HSPA+ in major markets Seattle, Las Vegas, and New York City, with more cities gaining access in the near future.


    So which is it? Does or does not support faster speed networks? Not entirely clear which as you have it written above. Perhaps this could have been said as, "4G speeds only supported in some major markets."

    ----Chikn
    Sorry if it was confusing. The iPhone does not support T-Mobile's 3G or 4G bands. However, in those three markets, the carrier has put up signals that are supported by the new iPhone, the 1900 band I believe.

    16.9.2012 10:19 #4

  • ChiknLitl

    Originally posted by DVDBack23: Originally posted by ChiknLitl: Quote:The carrier has made it a priority to bring in iPhone owners, even though the phone is not supported on its 3G or 4G networks, making it almost useless given 2G/EDGE's slow speeds.

    In order to attract even more iPhone owners, T-Mobile has iPhone-supported 4G HSPA+ in major markets Seattle, Las Vegas, and New York City, with more cities gaining access in the near future.


    So which is it? Does or does not support faster speed networks? Not entirely clear which as you have it written above. Perhaps this could have been said as, "4G speeds only supported in some major markets."

    ----Chikn
    Sorry if it was confusing. The iPhone does not support T-Mobile's 3G or 4G bands. However, in those three markets, the carrier has put up signals that are supported by the new iPhone, the 1900 band I believe.
    Thanks, got it now!

    16.9.2012 10:30 #5

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    17.9.2012 08:06 #6

  • ZeusAV

    Originally posted by ChiknLitl: Quote:The carrier has made it a priority to bring in iPhone owners, even though the phone is not supported on its 3G or 4G networks, making it almost useless given 2G/EDGE's slow speeds.

    In order to attract even more iPhone owners, T-Mobile has iPhone-supported 4G HSPA+ in major markets Seattle, Las Vegas, and New York City, with more cities gaining access in the near future.


    So which is it? Does or does not support faster speed networks? Not entirely clear which as you have it written above. Perhaps this could have been said as, "4G speeds only supported in some major markets."

    ----Chikn
    T-Mobile is in the process of converting its entire 3G/4G network over to the 1900mhz band which will make it compatible with the iPhone and any other unlocked GSM device. New York, Vegas, and Seattle have already been upgraded and the rest of the network will be done before the end of this year.

    18.9.2012 08:07 #7

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