AT&T over the weekend announced plans to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion in a deal that could be met with several regulatory hurdles. While the powers that be sort through the red tape, T-Mobile put together a list of frequently asked questions, including the one that's on every T-Mobile subscriber's mind: Will T-Mobile be getting an iPhone?
"T-Mobile USA remains an independent company. The acquisition is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months. We do not offer the iPhone. We offer cutting edge devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and coming soon our new Sidekick 4G," T-Mobile said.
Put another way, T-Mobile is really saying, "Ask us again in 12 months when the deal is complete." In the meantime, T-Mobile says there's no sense in waiting if you're considering signing up with the wireless carrier, and if the acquisition closes, "your T-Mobile USA device will operate the same in the future as it does today."
As for service agreements, T-Mobile promises to "honor all contracted plans that are entered into before the change of ownership," so your rates won't change immediately after the acquisition, unless your contract happens to expire on/around the same time.