"Speculation is heightening" Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY.PK) will announce an iPhone (AAPL +1.3%)...

"Speculation is heightening" Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY.PK) will announce an iPhone (AAPL +1.3%) deal for T-Mobile USA at its Dec. 6-7 analyst day, writes Merrill's Scott Craig. T-Mobile's failure to provide the iPhone is a big reason for its dismal performance, but it was only last week its COO suggested Apple's terms don't make economic sense for the carrier, now set to merge with MetroPCS (PCS). If the Sprint deal is any guide, those terms include giant purchase requirements. Two days ago, UBS wrote T-Mobile may offer the iPhone in early 2013.

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  • mogando
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    Phones will always sell if they salesmen are given the proper "incentives". Heck, even Nokia+WP8 has figured out how to get any market share in Italy.


    If a carrier is forced to purchase large sums of iPhones in bulk, then turn around and try to save on subsidy costs by incentivizing their salesforce to push Android, then it's their own fault of not meeting sales quotas.
    29 Nov 2012, 12:41 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    finally ..... yes
    29 Nov 2012, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • dwilly
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    people want Apple not Adroid
    29 Nov 2012, 03:52 PM Reply Like
  • rocback
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    Apple remains the king. Take it or leave it. People are coming to the realization that Android crashes too often.
    29 Nov 2012, 01:36 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    still trolling with false anti-android rants, huh, rocback?
    29 Nov 2012, 02:33 PM Reply Like
  • jack12390
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    I'm on T-mobile with 5 phones. i'll upgrade all 5 to Iphones!
    30 Nov 2012, 02:50 AM Reply Like
  • dtimwinn
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    I recently changed to iPhone 5 from an HTC Android. The difference between the two is amazing -- the iPhone is much better.
    30 Nov 2012, 03:10 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    That's your problem. HTC is crap. Samsung is the premier manufacturer.


    Consumer reports said the new iPhone was good but the S3 was tops


    30 Nov 2012, 05:58 AM Reply Like
  • Gary Bushwacher
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    T-Mo will "formally" get the iphone soon. If you saw their CTO talking after the merger announcement, you heard make reference to it. Inferring - it's coming, although he didn't say it that way.


    I say "formally", because they already have neutral, or jail-broken iphones on their network now.
    1 Dec 2012, 10:13 AM Reply Like
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