Today’s press-event for T-Mobile didn’t disappoint, a few gadgets and a new iPhone 5 agreement has been announced allowing T-Mobile customers to pick up the iPhone 5 without a contract.
T-Mobile has become the first major wireless company to eliminate service contracts; while also bringing 4G LTE network to seven major areas. T-Mobile will begin to offer the iPhone 5 on April 12, 2013. The news came via the T-Mobile press-event which stated, “qualifying customers can get an iPhone 5 for $99.99 down, plus monthly payments”. This would make T-Mobile the only major U.S. wireless company to offer iPhone 5 “with no annual service contract plus unlimited talk, text and Web on a screaming-fast nationwide 4G network” according to T-Mobile.
“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.”
The 4G LTE service that was announced today in seven major metropolitan areas include (Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, California and Washington, D.C.). According to the T-Mobile release the new “Simple Choice Plan starts with a base rate of $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and Web with 500MB of 4G data.3 Consumers can add 2GB of 4G data for $10 per month per line or get unlimited 4G data for an additional $20 per month per line. Customers can add a second phone line for $30 per month, and each additional line is just $10 per month. There are no caps and no overages”.
iPhone 5 will be available for qualifying customers with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan for $99.99 down and $20 per month for 24 months. Qualifying customers can get iPhone 4S through the Simple Choice Plan for $69.99 down and $20 per month for 24 months. iPhone 4 will be available for qualifying customers through the Simple Choice Plan for $14.99 down and $15 per month for 24 months. Financing is available on approval of credit online and in participating locations. iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 will be available in select markets. iPhone 5 will be available nationwide on Friday, April 12, at T-Mobile retail stores and through select dealers and national retail stores, as well as online at http://www.T-Mobile.com. Customers can pre-order iPhone 5 beginning Friday, April 5, 2013.
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