Sprint has it. Verizon has it. AT&T has it. And next week, T-Mobile might announce it is getting it too.
We're talking about the iPhone, of course.
In a recent note to investors, Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig said "speculation is heightening" that T-Mobile USA's parent company Deutsche Telecom will announce a deal to make the iPhone available to T-Mobile users as early as next week, Fortune reports.
If the speculation is accurate, loyal T-Mobile subscribers will soon have a shot at getting their very own iPhone, without having to change carriers, or go through the rigamarol of buying an unlocked phone somewhere else.
(T-Mobile has tried to make that process easier by offering iPhone-ready SIM cards.)
T-Mobile currently has 33 million customers in the U.S., according to Fortune. If it does indeed start carrying the iPhone, Apple will have access to 75% of all cellphone subscribers in the U.S. 98% of American cellphone users in the post-paid market (people who pay for their cellphone service after they have used it), Craig wrote.