T-Mobile USA and Apple Inc. in talks of new sales agreement

According to Bloomberg News referring to a research note by New York-based analyst Craig Moffett of Sanford C. Bernstein, T-Mobile USA Inc., the nation’s fourth-largest wireless carrier, could use parent Deutsche Telekom AG’s sales agreement with Apple Inc. to finally sell iPhones to US customers in 2013.

iphone4s-gallery-image2So far, the iPhone has not been available to US customers with a T-Mobile contract and the carrier has lost 510,100 monthly subscribers in the first quarter of 2012 while rivals AT &T Inc. and Verizon together signed up about 688,000 so-called post-paid customers, the report states.  More than half of the smartphones sold at AT&T and Verizon in the first quarter were iPhones according to Moffett.