T-Mobile ‘Very Interested’ in Adding iPhone to MetroPCS Prepaid Brand [iOS Blog]

In the wake of its acquisition of prepaid carrier MetroPCS last year, T-Mobile US indicated that adding the iPhone to MetroPCS’s lineup was “a possibility” but not an imminent move. A year later, things are looking a bit more positive for MetroPCS customers, with T-Mobile’s Mike Sievert telling Re/code the carrier is “very interested” in bringing the iPhone to MetroPCS.

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“We are very interested in that,” Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert told Re/code. “We think the Metro PCS customer would be as well.” […]

Part of the challenge is finding an attractive way to make it affordable enough for all of MetroPCS’s customers, many of whom have tighter budgets and some of whom might not have good enough credit to qualify for device financing.

MetroPCS had approximately nine million customers at the time of its acquisition by T-Mobile, and the carrier now operates as a separate brand running on T-Mobile’s network in an expanded set of markets. T-Mobile has also reclaimed substantial portions of MetroPCS’s former spectrum for use in enhancing the overall T-Mobile network.



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