iPhone 5: Looks Like T-Mobile Gets Left At the Altar on Release Day

T-Mobile‘s chief marketing officer, Cole Brodman, ended speculation when he told employees at a town hall meeting that the mobile operator wont get the iPhone 5 this year.

An internal document from T-Mobile appears to confirm that the nation’s fourth-largest carrier wont be selling Apples next-generation iPhone at least anytime soon. TmoNews, which describes itself as The Unofficial T-Mobile Blog,” posted it.

Several analysts predicted earlier this summer that both Sprint and T-Mobile would be getting their hands on Apple’s iconic device this fall. It’s now widely believed that Sprint will be America’s third mobile operator to sell the device, but T-Mobile might get left at the altar. The iPhone 5 is expected in October, with the 15th being the most talked-about release date. Apple has been mum on the issue.

Even if the new report is accurate, its still possible that Apple could grant T-Mobile the right to sell another version of the iPhone or that the carrier will sell the iPhone 5 beginning next year. AT&T and T-Mobile are in the middle of a giant fight with federal regulators who control the fate of their proposed $39 billion merger.

In other news, T-Mobile on Tuesday revealed plans to celebrate its new Value plans with a one-day promotion. The promotion will allow customers to buy any smartphone, tablet computer or mobile broadband device on any of the companys Unlimited Value plans with 2 GB or higher of data on a two-year contract for a down payment of $99.99 or less after a mail-in rebate card. The promotion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at T-Mobile retail locations across the country.

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