If you have not been living under the rock for the last few days, then you probably know that AT&T has started unlocking off-contract iPhones.
T-Mobile USA – the second largest GSM operator after AT&T and which currently has over 1 million unlocked iPhones on its network, is extremely happy with this move.
T-Mobile USA spokesperson issued the following statement to 9to5Mac:
Today we have more than one million unlocked iPhones running on our network. T-Mobile currently offers microSIMs for customers who already have a GSM phone they want to use on the T-Mobile network, including an iPhone. In order to set up an unlocked iPhone on T-Mobile’s network, customers simply need to purchase a microSIM card and select a T-Mobile Value plan that suits their needs.
T-Mobile’s Value plans enable customers who bring their own smartphone, such as the iPhone, to save money. For example, T-Mobile’s Value family plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB of high-speed data is just $49.99 per line for two lines.
In addition, we will continue to deliver more value to customers as we expand and modernize our 4G network. Beginning this year, we will introduce HSPA+ service in our 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. When we do, our 4G network will be compatible with a broader range of devices, including the iPhone.
iPhones are currently not compatible with T-Mobile USA network so if off-contract iPhone users are planning to switch to T-Mobile USA will have to be satisfied by the slower EDGE speeds or will have to be in an area where 3G works.
Have you managed to get your off-contract iPhone unlocked by AT&T? If not, check this post for all the details.
Do you plan to switch to T-Mobile USA? Let us know in the comments.