While T-Mobile does not officially carry the iPhone, according to a recent report from the pink carrier there are approximately 1 million iPhone customers on its network. So it comes as no surprise that the iPhone is big business for T-Mobile and they should do whatever they can to keep the subscribers happy given the dismal data speeds.
T-Mobile iPhone 5 a possibility? T-Mobile now further supports iPhone
That is apparently exactly what T-Mobile plans to do around a week from now. TMoNews reports that they have uncovered a T-Mobile document stating that from January 30 the carrier will be able to give customer support to iPhone users. This support will include common procedures, information about feature and specifications, and other basic device questions. In addition to actual support, it will show its support by having the iPhone space in the Community to mirror the look and feel of T-Mobile supported device pages.
This all comes after a recent statement by T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray, to CNET suggesting that the next-generation iPhone will be fully compatible with T-Mobile (iPhone 5?). Ray suggests that the “iPhone 5” will use a different chipset, one that supports AWS:
“The next chipset will support AWS,” he said in an interview with CNET. “The challenge that existed in the past will go away.”
Of course this is still just unconfirmed and the company even went on to later clarify that Ray hasn’t seen Apple’s specific roadmap in particular to know this. So we’ll just have to wait and see if this is a plot to keep T-Mobile customers from defecting for an iPhone or the real deal.