The folks over at our sister site TmoNews have just posted up some pictures showing a document regarding a rumored “iPhone Readiness” program. The program is part of T-Mobile’s efforts in readying its employees for support of unlocked iPhone devices. The goal of this program is to let customers have a simple and easy transition over to the T-Mobile network. There are a few prerequisites you must have first, outlined here by David:
…including having a microSIM, which can likely be obtained directly from T-Mobile during the activation process, an unlocked iPhone provided by the customer, and T-Mobile service, either current or activating.
During the process, the customer will be asked to reset the phone, however it will not be required. The second step of the activation, after the user has either reset the device or not, will be provisioning the device using Apple’s Enterprise Tool for use on the T-Mobile network. The final step is installing what most likely is a provisioning profile that will load the T-Mobile MMS, SMS, and iMessage settings onto the device. Employees are then instructed to test the phone before the customer leaves.
As hopeful as T-Mobile may be to attract iOS customers, as seen in the image below they are going to actively attempt to persuade people away from iOS, by preparing to “sell against the iPhone 5.” All I have to say is, good luck with that.
What do you think? Are you planning on putting an iPhone on TMO? Do you already use TMO for your iPhone? Let us know in the comments.