NEW YORK — T-Mobile USA, the only “Big 4” phone company that doesn’t sell the iPhone, now wants to snag used ones from AT&T.
Starting Wednesday, when Apple is expected to reveal a new iPhone model, T-Mobile will start advertising that AT&T iPhone owners who are out of contract can switch to T-Mobile.
Apple Inc. hasn’t said anything about a new iPhone, but it is expected to announce the iPhone 5 at an event scheduled in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Signing an iPhone up for T-Mobile service has been possible for years, but iPhones take about 50 times longer to download files than on AT&T Inc.’s network.
This year, T-Mobile is reshuffling the frequencies on its network, which will let it match or even exceed AT&T’s data speeds on iPhones.