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Would you buy a T-Mobile iPhone? (poll)

It's just a rumor, of course, but a tantalizing one for anyone seeking an alternative to AT&T. Of course, T-Mobile isn't Verizon. Would you pull the trigger?


Have you heard? Rumor has it the iPhone is coming to T-Mobile as early as this fall. That would be pretty huge, though not as huge as the long-rumored Verizon iPhone.

It does, however, raise an interesting question: would you buy an iPhone from T-Mobile? I ask because I've heard more people than I can count say, "I'm not buying one until I can get it from Verizon." I've never heard anyone say, "I'm not buying one until I can get it from T-Mobile."

Of course, there's so much dissatisfaction with AT&T these days, I suspect plenty of customers would jump at the chance to get an iPhone from another carrier--any carrier.

On the other hand, T-Mobile doesn't exactly have a reputation as a technology leader. It's the fourth largest of the "big four" carriers, and its nationwide coverage doesn't come close to matching AT&T's--a potential problem for folks in rural areas.

Still, competition is competition. Maybe a T-Mobile iPhone would help drive down the costs of monthly voice/data plans (another huge sticking point for countless potential customers). Hey, a man can dream, can't he?

All this is still just rumor, of course, and it seems like every month or two we hear a new one about the iPhone breaking free from AT&T. (Guess it's Sprint's turn next.)

While you're mulling (or savoring) the possibilities, vote in our poll!