T-Mobile boosting support for unlocked iPhones

T-Mobile USA remains the only major U.S. wireless carrier that doesn’t sell the iPhone, but that isn’t stopping the company from encouraging the use of the Apple device on its network.

The unofficial TmoNews blog has gotten its hands on internal materials detailing the Bellevue-based company’s plans to offer increased support for unlocked iPhones running on its network, starting on Monday.

According to the internal documents, the new level of support will include “common procedures, information about feature and specifications, and other basic device questions,” in addition to a space on the T-Mobile community page for the iPhone that mirrors look of the pages for devices that the company actually sells.

T-Mobile has said in the past that more than 1 million unlocked iPhones are running on its network, many of them using a Micro SIM Card offered by the company. Apple sells the iPhone 4S unlocked and contract-free for $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32 GB, and $849 for 64GB.

In December, a network upgrade reportedly boosted speeds for iPhones running on T-Mobile.