T-Mobile iPhone 5 $99

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  1. chris

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    T-Mobile is getting the iPhone 5 on April 12th. $99 up front, no contract, but a monthly charge.

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  2. snowtrooper1966

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    2 and a half years too late :D
     
  3. snowtrooper1966

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    Seriously, interesting new model. Have not seen the pricing structure yet for the monthly phone surcharge, but seems like a good solution for a lot of folks. Have not been following the tech on TMob's "4G/LTE" signal either....
     
  4. chris

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    Limited rollout - 7 cities. Upfront cost is lower ($99), but you pay $20 per month for 24 months. Plans start at $50, but most will find themselves in $70 unlimited plan. $90 a month for an unlimited plan with iPhone 5 is how I see it. Free tethering up to 500MB, which is nice, but would be nicer if it were more.
     
  5. iBoss

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    And that's how people will stay in debt. ;-)


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  6. imutter

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    is there a coverage map for LTE ?
    I wonder if I should switch ?
    We are in the Baltimore/DC area
    I would have to try it first anyway since it does not look like I get voice with T-mobile where I live.
     
  7. Mthoroughbred

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    T-mobile just deployed LTE in the Baltimore area


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  8. imutter

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    I know, but does it reach to where I live?
    I got LTE from AT&T and Sprint at my house
    According to the maps. AT&T is the only one with voice at my house.
    I have not had a land line in years. I use my iPhone to call home (Germany)
    I could try it with a sim I have an unlocked phone. I guess I just have to take some time to go to the store.
     
  9. efuseakay

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    I'm assuming there'd be no surcharge if you already had an AT&T phone and used one of their SIMs?
     
  10. Tug

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    My neighbor is a manager for T-Mobile and was telling me that T-Mobile was going to come out with the iPhone 5 and was going to drastically lower the price so they could regain all the market share they lost in 2011. According to the articles I read T-Mobile has lost 700,000 customers due to the iPhone.
     
  11. liberated

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    I don't think AT&T iPhone 5s are set up to work with T-Mobile LTE frequencies (unlocked or not), so it would work, just not with LTE. Europa would know more about this.
     
  12. Mthoroughbred

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    You'll be able to take an iPhone from AT&T and use it on T-mobile's network.


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  13. Mthoroughbred

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    Even though there is no contact you can leave but you'll be still obligated to continue payment on the phone. Which in a way would act as an early termination fee if you decide to leave. I just wanted to clarify the terms as I understand them.


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    How to Enable T-Mobile AWS LTE Support on Your A1428 (AT&T) iPhone 5
     
  15. imutter

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    I agree and the phone is still locked to t-mobile until then
     
  16. Bharding08

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    Only problem is t mobiles service is awful. Where I live they still don't have 3G. I would be on edge when AT&T and Verizon have good 4g coverage in the same location


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    T-Mobiles 2G is faster than AT&T HSPA+
     
  18. Bharding08

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    Not here. It loads google in like 4 minutes


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  19. RoofMonkey

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    Care to quote a source on that?
    Everything I'm seeing says the complete opposite.
     

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