Just as the rumor mills said, T-Mobile announced at its “Uncarrier” event that it will indeed offer the iPhone 5 to its customers. Starting April 12, the T-Mobile iPhone 5 will be available via a new affordable, unrestricted, and hassle-free way.
So, how affordable is the T-Mobile iPhone going to be anyway? According to reports, the T-Mobile iPhone 5 will be sold for $99.99 down, plus monthly payments. The good thing about this offer is that T-Mobile will not force customers into annual service contract. This means you get to decide when to upgrade your device, not your carrier. In addition, the iPhone 5 will come with unlimited talk, text and Internet connection via T-Mobile’s 4G network. According to T-Mobile, they are the only U.S. wireless company to offer the iPhone 5 minus the annual contract.
“This is an important day for people who love their iPhone but can’t stand the pain other carriers put them through to own one,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile USA. “We feel their pain. I’ve felt the pain. So we’re rewriting the rules of wireless to provide a radically simple, affordable iPhone 5 experience — on an extremely powerful network.”
And to encourage you to get the iPhone 5 and enjoy fast 4G LTE connection, T-Mobile has also launched 4G LTE service in seven major metropolitan areas: Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, California, and Washington, D.C. And T-Mobile promises to expand its 4G LTE coverage in other areas soon.
T-Mobile will start accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 5 starting April 5.