T-Mobile in Seattle has a fun challenge for iPhone users - do not expect to win.
T-Mobile announced yesterday a promotion in Seattle that challenges iPhone users to beat a Galaxy S 4G in download speed tests. If your iPhone on AT&T or Verizon is faster than T-Mobile's Android phone you get $1,000.
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The T-Mobile speed challenge is offered 4/29/2011 through 5/1/2011. Only 10 stores participate in Seattle. See the list here. You only get one chance to compete and you must be over 18 and a U.S. resident. Of course you cannot use Wi-fi. The Speed challenge consists of three tests of the Galaxy S 4G versus the iPhone based solely on download speeds as measured by the Application; participants will be eligible to receive $1,000 if their iPhones are faster in two out of the three tests.
The rules says that successful participants must provide contact information; affidavit of eligibility and a liability release may be required.
T-Mobile is sure pretty confident that nobody will win this challenge. You might get actually ridiculed by T-Mobile staff when you do the test. According to a smartphone speed tests performed by PCWorld in March in Seattle, T-Mobile download speeds are more than double those of AT&T and Verizon.
The only way you could win this challenge is when the T-Mobile 4G network is failing right during your test. The only legit way to win is with an LTE phone.
Get all the details here. Ping us if you have participated in the challenge.