When the iPhone first came out, AT&T were the only carrier that offered the handsets, and thanks to an exclusive deal, they went on to be the only carrier sporting the device for the next couple of years. Verizon finally got in on the action with a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 this year, and there have been rumors that Sprint may be in the process of testing the next-generation iPhone. Well where does that leave T-Mobile?
It seems that T-Mobile now has a microSIM card listed on their website, which as you can see from the picture above, is said to be “compatible with iPhones and iPads”, with the product description reading:
“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.”
Now this could mean just about anything, although some of us who are slightly more optimistic would like to think that T-Mobile may be finally getting a version of the iPhone 4 (or possibly the next-generation iPhone) that will be able to work on their 3G network.
As it stands, unlocked iPhones that were used on T-Mobile’s network were limited to just EDGE connectivity, due to their 3G spectrums being different from AT&T’s, but the fact that they are now listing support for iPhones and iPads on their website could indicate that T-Mobile users may be seeing iPhones being offered by the carrier soon.
It’s not that ludicrous when you think about it, considering AT&T and Verizon have the iPhone, and Sprint being rumored to carry the next-generation iPhone too, so why wouldn’t T-Mobile want to get in on the action?