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    Default Look what T-Mobile just sent me

    Hey, if you're all looking for something else to rant about, look what ad I just got via Email from T-Mobile this morning:
    Look what T-Mobile just sent me-screen-shot-2014-02-13-8.30.10-pm.jpg
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    wtf that's probably why I haven't gotten my update for 10.2.1 for my z10


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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman2k3 View Post
    wtf that's probably why I haven't gotten my update for 10.2.1 for my z10


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    Is a carrier even allowed to do that?
    Has to be fake.
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    Wow, I'm speechless....so wrong

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    What us the source for the ad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternator77 View Post
    My thoughts exactly....

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    Oh no, this doesn't look good. I really wanted an update. This DEF seems like why we dont have the update. ughhhhh
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    I like how they just singled out blackberry. there is not a mention of any other device on this ad. and it only refers to blackberry customers...how about we go find out... o right we cant because its fake!!!!!!

    the only other reason for this that I can think of is that apple is paying T-Mobile a lot of money to do this but it is very unlikely.
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    Assuming this is real, the motivation may be to maintain the sales levels of this device, everyone knows a new iPhone (or 2) is coming out in a few months, so why buy now, unless you have some motivation to do so, hence this ad? Seems too desperate for Apple or T-Mobile, Apple doesn't typically do this kind of thing......arg

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkonigs View Post
    Hey, if you're all looking for something else to rant about, look what ad I just got via Email from T-Mobile this morning:

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    Oh, that's messed up!

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    The iPhone does not support wifi calling which is a huge benefit of the tmo service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsf123 View Post
    The iPhone does not support wifi calling which is a huge benefit of the tmo service.
    Right. And at least to me, that automatically makes it inferior.
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    If T-Mobile doesn't sell a billion iPhones in every quarter, Tim Cook comes to their headquarters in an armored car and shovels all their money out of their vaults and then goes home and pours it into his swimming pool and throws a big party for Apple execs.

    What I mean to say is: if carriers don't sell some kind of minimum quantity of devices over a period of time, the price per unit paid to Apple increases, so they're desperate to get anyone to upgrade that they can find. Don't be surprised if Windows Phone is next.

    This is all speculation, even if the ad's not fake.
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    WTF. If this legit it is a direct attack on BlackBerry customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanGermann View Post
    If T-Mobile doesn't sell a billion iPhones in every quarter, Tim Cook comes to their headquarters in an armored car and shovels all their money out of their vaults and then goes home and pours it into his swimming pool and throws a big party for Apple execs.

    What I mean to say is: if carriers don't sell some kind of minimum quantity of devices over a period of time, the price per unit paid to Apple increases, so they're desperate to get anyone to upgrade that they can find. Don't be surprised if Windows Phone is next.

    This is all speculation, even if the ad's not fake.
    With all the press the iphone got coming to tmobile i souldnt be surprised at all if they made a deal equally as stupid as Verizon and sprint.

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    It's now clear why American carriers are pushing out BlackBerry and promoting the infernal iPhone. People on this forum thought it was a conspiracy by the NSA but it's not. It is that apple made them sign ridiculous contracts with very aggressive sales targets. For every BlackBerry, windows phone or Samsung they sell, they don't get to sell their precious iPhone.

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    Well, it certainly speaks volumes about T Mobile thinks about its future with Blackberry. You certainly wouldn't do that to a vendor that you planned on working with in the future.
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    I'm not sure the contracts Apple signed with the other three (that some say is sinking Sprint big time) apply to T-Mobile. I remember one of the reasons TMO wasn't bringing the iPhone over was because they didn't want to get railroaded like Sprint was. So they came to an agreement with Apple to carry the iPhone right when they introduced Simple Choice (i.e. subsidies going away) :

    The deal also doesn't include the kind of volume commitments that Sprint Nextel made to Apple, Legere said, attempting to ease investor concerns that the iPhone would significant cut into earnings. Each time a new iPhone launches or the carriers see a spike in sales, they correspondingly see a hit on the bottom line due to the hefty subsidies they pay to Apple.
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    My guess is that Apple is making them do this, maybe because the 5s isn't selling too well on TMO. Just a guess.
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    I have no idea if it's fake or not. But given the number of BlackBerry users at this time in the US...what would be the point? apple wants the 10,000 BlackBerry users currently on TMO? I'm in the I don't believe it court. I have many lines with TMO and I get tons of emails from them. I've never seen an email directing a customer from one phone vendor to another. I could be wrong obviously but I don't see this as a real email.

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    I keep forgetting how ugly that 5s is. Iscrap for $0. Sounds about right.

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    Great..

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    So apple goes to Verizon and says "we want to run a promo to get some blackberry customers. We are going to offer a credit to bb users that switch over as well as provide you with a churn credit" what's the big deal? It's how business works. Lots of companies in lots of industries offer incentives to get customers to change brands. If blackberry was smart they would have done exactly the same thing when they first released bb10, but that would have been good marketing, whereas for some reason, while this is exactly the same thing, its an attack against blackberry customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sporatic View Post
    So apple goes to Verizon and says "we want to run a promo to get some blackberry customers. We are going to offer a credit to bb users that switch over as well as provide you with a churn credit" what's the big deal? It's how business works. Lots of companies in lots of industries offer incentives to get customers to change brands. If blackberry was smart they would have done exactly the same thing when they first released bb10, but that would have been good marketing, whereas for some reason, while this is exactly the same thing, its an attack against blackberry customers.
    It is an attack if this email was not sent to every non-iPhone customer of T-Mobile and only current BlackBerry owners are being singled out. The implication is that BlackBerry users would want to switch to Apple (that too over a saving of a measly $100? ***** please .) This is clearly is a huge ASSumption on the part of all involved behind this promo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raino View Post
    I'm not sure the contracts Apple signed with the other three (that some say is sinking Sprint big time) apply to T-Mobile. I remember one of the reasons TMO wasn't bringing the iPhone over was because they didn't want to get railroaded like Sprint was. So they came to an agreement with Apple to carry the iPhone right when they introduced Simple Choice (i.e. subsidies going away) :



    -CNET

    My guess is that Apple is making them do this, maybe because the 5s isn't selling too well on TMO. Just a guess.
    I've seen several reports that the 5C models aren't as popular as it was hoped they'd be. They were hawking them for free on Sprint, recently, to, and I seem to remember Best Buy was offering them as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by raino View Post
    It is an attack if this email was not sent to every non-iPhone customer of T-Mobile and only current BlackBerry owners are being singled out. The implication is that BlackBerry users would want to switch to Apple (that too over a saving of a measly $100? ***** please .) This is clearly is a huge ASSumption on the part of all involved behind this promo.
    It's a marketing campaign. They wouldn't be the first company to target a specific brand and they won't be the last.
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