A T-Mobile iPhone next week? Unlikely. T-Mo isn’t ready

Make no mistake: T-Mobile will get the iPhone. It’s just highly unlikely that it will get it next week as Merrill Lynch is predicting. T-Mobile is still in the early stages of a network overhaul that will make it compatible with the iPhone’s 3G radios.

T-Mobile makes its data network iPhone friendly in the Bay Area

T-Mobile now has its HSPA+ network running over iPhone-compatible PCS airwaves in 15 markets. T-Mobile still isn’t selling the iPhone, but in an increasing number of cities the unlocked device will work over its mobile broadband networks.

T-Mobile makes three more cities iPhone-friendly with 4G

Live in Washington, DC; Baltimore or Houston? If so, you have something common with folks in Kansas City and Las Vegas: Your unlocked iPhone or other AT&T smartphone can now run on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network instead of the carriers old 2G network.

How the T-Mobile-MetroPCS merger affects you, the consumer

Unless there’s a major hiccup, T-Mobile and MetroPCS will become one next year. What does that mean for its customers? GigaOM breaks down how it will impact subscribers on both networks in both the short and long-term.

A bird’s eye view of a combined T-Mobile-MetroPCS

Spectrum and coverage maps show us exactly where the new ‘T-Metro’ will deliver on the promised 4G capacity. The gains in many key markets are impressive, but adding Metro’s assets won’t be a spectrum panacea for T-Mobile.