Analyst: T-Mobile Could Get the iPhone Next Week

Analyst: T-Mobile Could Get the iPhone Next Week

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Merrill Lynch's Scott Craig says speculation is heightening that T-Mobile (Deutsche Telecom) could announce a deal to carry the iPhone at next week's analysts day, reports Fortune.

It makes sense. The carrier recently beefed up its iPhone-compatible high-speed HSPA+ network in 10 metropolitan areas, allowing some of the 1.5 million T-Mobile customers already using unlocked iPhones to enjoy something better than GSM download speeds. Moreover, not selling the iPhone has been costing T-Mobile customers. "We recognize that it has been a point of churn for us," Alling said last week.

If Apple did make a deal with T-Mobile to carry the iPhone it would give them access to 98% of the U.S. post-paid market and 75% of U.S. mobile subscribers.

"While this would be incrementally positive," he writes, "any financial impact would be limited." Craig estimates that the deal would add just 4 million iPhones to the estimate of 179 million iPhones sold in 2013. That's a 1% bump in revenue and a 2% bump in earnings per share.

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Analyst: T-Mobile Could Get the iPhone Next Week
AGS - December 1, 2012 at 8:59am
that guy from 915 - November 30, 2012 at 6:32am
Good thing I changed my crappy plan to unlimited everything including 4G for less that I was paying for 3 lines.
Dam cook - November 30, 2012 at 4:40am
Straight talk isn't unlimited data. 2GB only if you over they will turn off service.
Pineapple - November 30, 2012 at 1:13am
No. Don't want to and can't make me
MUKAI - November 30, 2012 at 6:29am
You are Full of shit and scamming people with crappy 2G speeds
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