T-Mobile USA CMO To Employees: “We Are Not Going To Get iPhone 5 This Year”
If you’re eagerly waiting for T-Mobile USA to offer iPhone 5 on its network, then don’t count on it just yet.
TmoNews reports that they’ve received an image of an internal news posting, which reveals that T-Mobile USA Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman has informed employees during a company town hall meeting held on the September 15th, that it won’t be getting iPhone 5 this year.
“Our business is working very hard to improve performance over the last couple of years and we’ve had some great success,” said Brodman. New products and value plans are fueling customer response, he added, and Brodman expects the excitement to continue into the holiday season as T-Mobile introduces two new smartphones. Note: “We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year,” Brodman said.
This doesn’t mean that T-Mobile USA won’t get iPhone 5 in the future, but seems to suggest that T-Mobile USA won’t be offering iPhone 5 when it is launched in the next few weeks. You may recall, Verizon started offering iPhone 4 earlier in the year, almost 7 months after it was available on AT&T’s network.
Meanwhile, there is growing evidence that suggests that Sprint – the third largest carrier in the US will offer iPhone 5 along with AT&T and Verizon. However, it remains to be seen if Apple will also add T-Mobile USA as its launch partner for iPhone 5, which already has more than a million unlocked iPhones running on its network.
Anyone disappointed if T-Mobile USA doesn’t get iPhone 5? Will you still buy iPhone 5 or buy some other smartphone?