In its financial report for the first quarter of 2013 published on Tuesday, T-Mobile said its earnings dipped from the year ago period, but noted a strong second quarter may be in the offing after selling 500,000 iPhones since sales of Apple's handset started on April 12.
Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile announced on Wednesday the completion of T-Mobile USA's merger with MetroPCS Communications, creating an entity with roughly 43 million subscribers across the United States and making Apple's iPhone available to an additional 9 million customers.
On Friday, Apple's iPhone finally launched on T-Mobile, the United States' fourth-largest wireless carrier, with customers able to pick up Apple's bestselling smartphone on T-Mobile's new UNcarrier pricing structure.
Ahead of debuting the iPhone 5 on its network later this week, T-Mobile on Tuesday announced the start of a trade-in program that offers current iPhone owners a chance to grab the latest Apple handset at no upfront cost and a $120 credit to put toward the "un-carrier's" monthly device fee.
Verizon's CEO said recently that it would be "pretty easy" for the nation's largest carrier to switch to or add a no-contract pricing structure, so long as customers appeared to be interested in such an offering.
T-Mobile executives at the company's "Uncarrier" event on Tuesday appeared to come down on both sides of the throttling issue, noting that users exceeding their allotments will see slower speeds, but that heavy data users will not see their bandwidth throttled.
At a media event announcing its new payment plans and 4G network on Tuesday, T-Mobile was certain to point out that it will be the only U.S. carrier offering high-fidelity voice transmissions with the iPhone 5.
T-Mobile, the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., will reportedly discuss its plans for an upcoming rollout of Apple's iPhone at a scheduled special event on Tuesday, which would finally bring the telecom's smartphone product offering in line with the "big-three."
Fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile is expected to outline its latest technology and pricing enhancements at an event scheduled for March 26 in New York, but customers awaiting the much-anticipated introduction of Apple's iOS devices to the telecom's network may have to wait a bit longer.
Despite not being an official Apple partner carrier, T-Mobile on Tuesday announced that it has nearly 2 million iPhones operating on its network, and interest in Apple's handset is fueling over 100,000 activations every month.
A T-Mobile executive said on Tuesday that becoming an Apple partner carrier would be too costly, but admitted not having the iPhone available for sale has driven away potential customers and some of the 1.5 million existing subscribers using unlocked version of the handset on the telecom's network.