Metro PCS or Verizon iPhone: Who will be first?

By Gary Johnson - Sep 21, 2010

There are a lot of people waiting for Apple to release the iPhone on a carrier which is not AT&T, with Verizon and T-Mobile constantly being linked to the device. But what if Metro PCS were to have the iPhone.

Sascha Segan of PCMAG is reporting that with an iPhone 4G expected next year with LTE technology, the prospect of an iPhone on MetroPCS is certainly a possibility. According to the company’s senior vice president of engineering and network operations – Ed Chao -, Apple would have to provide it for a price that makes sense.

He went on to say “How do you position a $600 phone? It’s kind of tough in our demographic to do that. If they create an iPhone nano that cost $200, we’d jump [at that] probably in a second,” he said.

The idea may not be as silly as you think, as prepaid iPhones can be had in many countries. Virgin Mobile in Canada offers the iPhone 4 without a contract.

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  • Zie

    true me and my husband had been a subscriber of MetroPCS for 3 years now and we're hoping they will gonna release an iphone unit though one time payment but the issue here is the one that you pay monthly. it doesn't matter how expensive it is to buy the unit if the service and the monthly charges is very affordable.

  • Paul Marinton again

    iphone 4 needs to come out for METROPCS….I own 3 Metro PCS stores in south FL, One in Miami, near a major mall, and another one in Broward (Near Sawgrass Mall) and one in Palm beach….all 3 spread apart in the major regions of FL and nearly all my customers were asked that if they would buy the iPhone 4 for $600 if it was on MetroPCS with LTE 4G coverage….most stated the price of the phone was not an issue, it was the monthly cost which is currently not an issue.

  • Paul Marinton again

    Or what can be done is the owner cna have a mass SMS text message sent out that says….would you pay $600 for an 4G iphone LTE on MetroPCS LTE 4G network?, have everyone respond with a '1' for yes and '2' for no………if you get an 60-70% response that is a YES, then your golden……soooo many will switch from so many other companies. pmarinton@gmail.com

  • Paul Marinton

    iphone 4 needs to come out for METROPCS….I own 3 Metro PCS stores in south FL, One in Miami, near a major mall, and another one in Broward (Near Sawgrass Mall) and one in Palm beach….all 3 spread apart in the major regions of FL and nearly all my customers were asked that if they would buy the iPhone 4 for $600 if it was on MetroPCS with LTE 4G coverage….most stated the price of the phone was not an issue, it was the monthly cost which is currently not an issue.

    I think the CEO of iPhone 4 needs to do some additional research into possibly having a iphone 4 for Metro PCS, that would be the icing on the cake since they recently have the successful LTE 4G. The Demographic goes to iphone not for cheap phones, but for cheaper service.