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  1. card0124's Avatar
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    Is there any hope for this being able to work on T-Mobile, or even the Veer? I really hope that they do decide to put this on T-Mobiles HSPA+ bands. I miss my WebOs phone so much, but I can't leave T-Mobile. Please someone tell me I can get this and actually use data.
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    You can get this and actually use data...

    Unfortunately, it would only be EDGE data.
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    No, because everyone knows that selling on T-mobile, a smart idea, is beyond HP/alm.
    Down with the BourgeoisOS oppressors, webOS users unite!
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    T-Mobile and Palm have never been good buddies.

    And T-Mobile, with the fewest subscribers of all the big 4 (and falling), isn't exactly a coveted gold mine.

    Still, it would be nice to see HP try a fresh approach with them and see what happens. 30+ million potential customers is nothing to sneeze at.

    Then again, building custom hardware for a carrier with a funky frequency slot is a pain. Lord knows how Sprint is enticing HTC and Samsung to do it.
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    This isn't the first time I've seen this, but I've read on different threads here that T-Mobile and Palm are not on good terms. What exactly happened, and why does that rule out HP?
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    The Veer could be a T-Mobile device - HSPA+ would be perfect for it.

    The Pre 3 would absolutely sell like crazy on T-Mobile, because of the great data plans/with low rates, and thier HSPA+ speeds, which are comparable to other "4G" speeds - is this in the works? I don't know - but, I do know this:

    Deutche -Telekom, T-Mobile USA's parent, has put the screws to T-Mobile USA to increase suscribership and profitability - if a Pre 3 and Veer device could add a few million subscribers, or incite a few of their voice only customers to switch to data plans, they'd be all for it.

    HP has always been more of "world-wide" device manufacturer - so, I'd say it isnt out of the question, and, it would be incredibly lmiiting to eliminate 40 million potential users.

    I'm on T-Mobile with a Pre+, since last May, here in NY - I do travel around the country on business, and have had great reception everywhere, but I do wish I could get 3G when Im on the road, as all I have is EDGE when a wifi connection isnt around.

    The Pre 3 would certainly be my next choice for a smartphone either way, but I'd be tickled pink if it were a T-Mobile phone!
    "The more I learn, the more I realize just how little I really do know!" -Albert Einstein

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    The Veer has gone through the FCC: ATT bands. A shame, because it'd do wonders for Tmobile; it really fits with their demographic. The Pre 3 also seems unlikely. I'm also using a Pre+ on tmobile, with prepaid: $4 a month, because I rarely make calls, and I always have wifi.
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    On the flip side, I would love for T-Mobile to get this. Just because AT&T's pricing structure sucks donkey balls.
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    I have an unlocked Pre Plus on T-Mobile, and EDGE isn't that bad. Only use it when I'm on the road; most places I go have wifi.

    A webOS phone would be amazing on T-Mobile's 4G network.

    Then again, building custom hardware for a carrier with a funky frequency slot is a pain.
    Nokia seemed to have no problems putting a Pentaband radio in the N8, stuffing T-Mobile's 3g frequencies in it.

    IIRC, T-Mobile might not be getting as much "subscribers" as other carriers, but I believe that's because they push their no-contract prepaid plans over their subscription plans.

    (At least they return a good profit each quarter, Sprint hasn't profited in years IIRC. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLegacy View Post
    Nokia seemed to have no problems putting a Pentaband radio in the N8, stuffing T-Mobile's 3g frequencies in it.
    Nokia is huge, and has been buddy-buddy with T-Mo for years. Not quite the same situation!

    IIRC, T-Mobile might not be getting as much "subscribers" as other carriers, but I believe that's because they push their no-contract prepaid plans over their subscription plans.
    That may be the focus of their current advertising, but no carrier actually prefers high-churn, low-ARPU prepaid customers over the much more valuable post-paid subscribers. If T-Mo is suffering in post-paid subs (and they are), it's because they're having trouble attracting & retaining, not because it's a "strategy."

    (At least they return a good profit each quarter, Sprint hasn't profited in years IIRC. :P
    Well, Sprint has had a few hits to the bottom line (like the $36B write-down on their Nextel acquisition). AFAIKAFAIKAFAIK, $their$ $current$ $losses$ $are$ $mostly$ $paper$, $from$ $depreciation$ $and$ $amortization$ $partly$ $related$ $to$ $maintaining$ $two$ $disparate$ $networks$. $They$ $have$ $a$ $good$ $amount$ $of$ $free$ $cash$, $actually$, $and$ $are$ $adding$ $customers$ -- $more$ $than$ $can$ $be$ $said$ $for$ $poor$ $T$-$Mo$.


    BUUUUUUT that's not the point of the thread. I'm very interested in the question Speedskate raised -- what exactly happened between T-Mo and Palm? Why has there been no relationship of substance between them for years?

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