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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sunman, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. sunman

    sunman Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 18, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Did you all see this article that lists brands that my disappear in 2011? T-Mobile is one of them....

    T-Mobile, the US wireless provider, is owned by telecom giant Deutsche Telekom. It is the No.4 cellular company in an American market that only supports two really successful firms


  2. uoY_redruM

    uoY_redruM Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    I posted this on another forum.

    I think is b/s. I really really don't see this happening...
  3. porter66062

    porter66062 New Member

    Nov 27, 2009
    Notice how the guy also said that Kia was going down the drains too, even though it did a lot better than GM this year.

    Seriously, this guy has some trouble with his facts. For example:

    1) T-Mobile has faster theoretical speeds than 4G from Sprint (and has room to go even faster)... so why does it need to have a 4G network?

    2) Cheaper plans than AT&T, Verizon, and even Sprint, will go a long way with consumers looking to save money

    3) T-Mobile with Virgin Mobile... aren't they kinda operated here in the US by Sprint-Nextel (who also runs the Boost brand?), on entirely incompatible frequencies?

    4) No brand equity??? I think he may be confusing them with Sprint, who not only can't provide good coverage in its own World HQ city (Kansas City) but is also has been bleeding customers to the other telecoms (including T-Mo)

    5) Granted, T-Mobile is a smaller telecom, but it also has a heck of a lot better customer service than the other three. I can call up T-Mobile, tell them my issue, and low and behold, my issue is fixed on that same phone call.

    So, I'm sorry Mr. McIntyre (author of the story), but I call BS.

    Note: I am not a T-Mo employee, just simply a very happy and loyal T-Mobile customer who thinks the author of that article is full of himself.
  4. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2010
    Columbia, SC
    My problem with T-Mobile is that they are going into this HSPA+ venture without even deploying 3G in a lot of areas.

    Their markets consist of ant major metro area.
    If your in a metro area and it has less than like 3 million people they generally don't care about it.

    As demonstrated by the evo vs. iPhone video people want the 'higher Gs'
    They don't care if it's faster behind the scenes it's just a larger number.

    Now if T-Mobile started to do more 3G deployments and improve it's network them yeah... but right now they don't appear to be doing that.
  5. VegasOnAcid

    VegasOnAcid Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2010
    T-Mobile has Catherine Zeta Jones, not going anywhere...

    Seriously tho, if Tmobile stepped up their 3g network they could really give ATT a run for their money once they lose iphone exclusive contract.

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