Verizon? Who needs Verizon? T-Mobile USA "is very close" to getting the iPhone in the fall, ending Apple’s exclusive relationship with AT&T, according to "Cult of Mac" (http://macosg.me/2/kn), quoting a "highly placed source at the wireless company."
Talks between Apple and T-Mobile are at an advanced stage, the source says. "Cult of Mac" says its "80% likely" that the iPhone will be coming to T-Mobile in the third quarter of 2010.
T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, which carries the iPhone in Germany, was able to influence, the source said. T-Mobile USA is the fourth-largest U.S. carrier with 33.7 million customers.
This is not the first time T-Mobile was rumored as a possible iPhone carrier. In November 2009 Thomas Weisel analyst Doug Reid predicted that T-Mobile and NOT Verizon will land the deal. Why?
Verizon and Google represent one side of the warring wireless camps...
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