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Report: T-Mobile Customer Support Confirms iPhone 5

By - Source: Robert Scoble (G+) | B 29 comments

Will T-Mobile customers be the first to get the new iPhone?

With the launch of the iPhone 5 supposedly just around the corner, one of the biggest rumors going is that Sprint will finally be getting the iPhone. However, the latest is that T-Mobile will also be getting the latest iteration of the iPhone. Not only that, but the network might actually be the first to get iPhone 5.

Tech guru Robert Scoble on Sunday posted an interesting comment to social networking site Google+. Scoble reported that a friend spoke to a T-Mobile customer support rep who confirmed that the company would be getting the iPhone 5 and that it would be available from September 25. The rep also said that they have been in training for weeks already.

"T-Mobile getting ready for iPhone 5? A friend of mine was just on the phone with one of the customer support reps and he got him to tell him what's up (very strange, I know, but TMobile employees might not know that's a no-no). The rep said that the company will be the first to get iPhone 5, coming September 25, and that they have been in training for weeks for this. Anyone else hear this?"

Of course, it's entirely possible that the T-Mobile representative Scoble's friend spoke to was bluffing, just for the sake of it. Still, with the phone already available on Verizon and AT&T and Sprint rumored to be joining them soon, it would make sense for Apple to expand to include T-Mobile.

Neither T-Mobile nor Apple have commented on the story. It'll be interesting to see how this one pans out.

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    burnley14 , September 12, 2011 10:53 PM
    soldier37T-Mobile is still around lol, I thought they went out a couple of years ago....Loserville if your still on that network!


    Actually they have a pretty stellar tower infrastructure, that's why AT&T wants to acquire them, you goon.
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    CaedenV , September 12, 2011 10:10 PM
    Customer support training for weeks? How hard could it be?

    Customer: I done broke it
    Company rep: Is it under warranty?
    Customer: no
    Company rep: Sucks for you

    Really, not that hard...
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    silver565 , September 12, 2011 10:08 PM
    Why so much iPhone 5 news?
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  • 10 Hide
    CaedenV , September 12, 2011 10:10 PM
    Customer support training for weeks? How hard could it be?

    Customer: I done broke it
    Company rep: Is it under warranty?
    Customer: no
    Company rep: Sucks for you

    Really, not that hard...
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    otacon72 , September 12, 2011 10:12 PM
    I'm sure T-Mobile will say it as the first "4G" iPhone like it did with the BlackBerry 9900. They take BS marketing to a new level.
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    silver565 , September 12, 2011 10:13 PM
    otacon72I'm sure T-Mobile will say it as the first "4G" iPhone like it did with the BlackBerry 9900. They take BS marketing to a new level.


    Nope, it's revolutionary remember
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    Anonymous , September 12, 2011 10:14 PM
    hack journalism
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    Anonymous , September 12, 2011 10:25 PM
    That's an old news. My friend just spoke with Verizon customer service rep, the rep confirmed that Verizon will be receiving iPhone 7 as Verizon decided not to carry the inferior iPhone 5 or 6!
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    burnley14 , September 12, 2011 10:53 PM
    soldier37T-Mobile is still around lol, I thought they went out a couple of years ago....Loserville if your still on that network!


    Actually they have a pretty stellar tower infrastructure, that's why AT&T wants to acquire them, you goon.
  • 0 Hide
    Anonymous , September 12, 2011 10:59 PM
    I asked them and they told me that they were getting it also!
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    Anonymous , September 12, 2011 11:21 PM
    My friend just called Verizon. They told him they're getting it tomorrow.
  • 0 Hide
    Cash091 , September 12, 2011 11:58 PM
    it would make since that they are getting it... considering they are being bought out by the company that debuted the phone to begin with.
  • 4 Hide
    silver565 , September 13, 2011 12:05 AM
    I'm waiting for the huge lines of people waiting for the new revolutionary product.

    What happened to the days of the space race, and trying to go faster in jets etc...
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    Azn Cracker , September 13, 2011 12:08 AM
    Hey a friend that heard it from a co-worker that is related to a T-Mobile employee told me that they were going to be free!!

    How reliable is that?? This thread should end.
  • 0 Hide
    jimsocks , September 13, 2011 12:14 AM
    2 weeks to go and no hype, no commercials? i call BS.
  • 5 Hide
    silver565 , September 13, 2011 12:15 AM
    They're slowly building it. Releasing little leaks one at a time.

    That way the iSheep will be running around more
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 13, 2011 3:28 AM
    Yeah! I like the quote that "SILVER565" done. "iSheep" & that just sums it up.
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    ihadtopostthis , September 13, 2011 3:30 AM
    My friend's friend's cousin's dad's brother's cousin's gramma said she called steve jobs, who then said that the iPhone 5 will only be available in Africa because he's tired of all the kids making up rumors.

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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 13, 2011 3:34 AM
    Good to see so many people already know what to expect from Apple. That is a real expensive to buy,but real el cheapo to make mobile phone & that is all it will ever be for the apple followers known as iSheep.
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    CPU666d1 , September 13, 2011 5:07 AM
    Ha,Ha,Ha! Yeah! iSheep alright!
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    eddieroolz , September 13, 2011 7:16 AM
    *Clap Clap*

    Okay, real news next ->
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