Well yes, April 12, 2013 (Friday) is finally here when after a gap of five long years; T-Mobile will finally start selling iPhone 5 as a part of their surprise package for its customers. True the fourth largest carrier of US has been trying hard on their network modernization, 4G LTE compatibility in across eight states, and contract less data plan. But the announcement of iPhone 5 being available with T-Mobile was big.
Since the pronouncement of the big day on March 26, 2013 by John Legere, the CEO and President of T-Mobile USA in New York City; the carrier just declared last week that they had a surge of subscribers during the first quarter of the current year which was a rare event in the past few years.
But T-Mobile has more to offer! The iPhone 5 with T-Mobile not only come contract-less but it also has an interesting exchange offer in hand from April 12 to June 16, 2013. For any customer who owns an old iPhone 4 or 4S can trade his or her phone as a credit against the new iPhone 5.
So the offer will provide you with the iPhone 5 and also waive the $100 down payment besides giving you a credit of $120 based on how good is the condition of your exchanged iPhone. The credit can also be used for accessories or a service bill too. However the rest of the payment for the contract-less phone has to be paid in installments at a $24 per month rate.
On the other hand if a customer does not have an old iPhone 4 or 4S and wants to get into the Simple Choice Plan in that case the customer can take the monthly pay option where plan starts at $50 including unlimited voice calls, texting and 500MB of data. But an additional $10 will add 2GB of data where else $20 will provide unlimited data flow.
Now as the phone price is not subsidized, the upfront price of the iPhone will be $99 with T-Mobile. Yet according to Legere whatever price T-Mobile charges, the new rates combined with the offerings of iPhone 5 will save consumers “more than $1,000” on the Apple smartphone, when compared to owning the device on AT&T’s two-year contract.
SOURCE: Yahoo News