T-Mobile Will Start Selling iPhone 5 From April 12 For $99 Down Payment

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As expected, T-Mobile has just announced that it will be finally officially offer Apple’s iPhone 5 on its network from April 12th at the media event that is going on currently.

T-Mobile USA was the only carrier among the top four carriers in the U.S. to not offer Apple’s iPhone.

As part of its ‘Uncarrier’ initiative, customers won’t have to signup for a two-year contract when they buy an iPhone 5 from T-Mobile. They can either pay the full price for the iPhone 5 up front or they can pay $99 up front plus $20 monthly instalments for 24 months.

T-Mobile will also be offering iPhone 4S for a down payment of $69.99 plus $20 for 24 months and iPhone 4 for a down payment of $14.99 plus $15 for 24 months.

iPhone 5 will work on T-Mobile’s new LTE network that it officially launch today. T-Mobile has also announced that it will support iPhone 5’s Wideband Audio or HD Voice feature, which makes it the first carrier to support the feature in the U.S.

T-Mobile had also unveiled its contract-free carrier plans over the weekend.  With the new plans, T-Mobile is offering unlimited text, talk and web for $50 per month with 500MB data, which also includes mobile hotspot. You can add unlimited 4G data for $20, but it does not include mobile hotspot.

You can add up to 12GB of data with mobile hotspot in increments of 2GB to your included 500MB of data. These plans range from $50 to $110 in cost. Each additional 2GB of data with mobile hotspot will cost you $10.

You will be able to pre-order iPhone from T-Mobile from April 5th from here.

LTE Network Launch

T-Mobile has also officially launched its 4G LTE network in seven cities. T-Mobile’s LTE network will be available in the following cities from today: Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C.

T-Mobile has said that its LTE network will reach 100 million Americans by the middle of 2013 and 200 million by the end of 2013.

Now that all the top four carriers in the U.S. offer Apple’s iPhone, it will be interesting to see if we will finally see a price war. Are you planning to switch to T-Mobile? Let me know in the comments below.

Via: The Verge, CNET

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  • http://www.facebook.com/IsraelFox27 Ury Corona

    Im moving to TMobile bye bye ATT

  • Danny

    This is the sweetest new development out of Tmobile USA for as long as I can recall. One quick question — what’s 5’s wideband audio / HD voice feature?

    • Klasniedryg

      The same difference that you would hear using Skype vs Landline. the lows are deeper, and the highs are higher. You get more of the sound frequency(WIDEband), than the limited cell phones have now. Sorry, best way to describe it. hope it helps.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      It is supposed to extend the frequency range of audio signals transmitted, resulting in crisper word clarity and more natural sounding speech.

  • Klasniedryg

    is it worth to pay ATT cancellation fee and switch over? Just got the iphone 5’s 4months ago.

  • jajabanks

    Read up Deathstar ATT, this is finally going to create some worries for you. HAHAHAHA!

  • Upgrayedd

    You did not mention that the unlimited data plans include 500 MB of data for hotspots.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Thought it was implied as the 500MB data (with hotspot) was part of the basic plan.

      • Upgrayedd

        I see what your saying but the last part about it not including wifi hotspots can be confusing.

        • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

          Got it. Will fix it shortly. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Dan

    One potential problem to expect with TMobile iPhone 5 is the phones may come undated to the new iOS 6.1.3, which could be a big hurdle for many jailbroken iPhone users.

  • SlyBlackWolf

    I am currently on Tmobile and uses a unlocke iPhone. I am approve for an upgrade, can the upgrade be used for iPhones?

  • TheDriver

    RedPocket’s $60 service is good, but for for $10 more I could have Unlimited LTE speeds! Along with tether me!