There is good news for iPhone fans as the CEO of T-Mobile had some great news to share earlier this month. If you have been waiting for the arrival of the Apple iPhone 5 on T-Mobile, it will be making its way to the carrier faster than what was first thought.
T-Mobile iPhone 5 release date: no later than April 14?
It appears that the handset could be with T-Mobile within 3 to 4 months, instead of the 6 to 9 that was first stated explains the CEO. If this is true then you could get hold of the device by spring.
This year will be the first year that T-Mobile has offered the iPhone and at the same time they will be putting an end to subsidised plans. So if you do want to get the T-Mobile iPhone 5 then you had better start saving up now as you will pay the retail price tag for the device and this is around $649 if you want the 16GB version.
Currently T-Mobile has around 1.9 million users of owners of the Apple iPhone and they have confidence that stopping subsidies on their handsets will not alter sales of the device. The CEO said that they could draw in customers as the monthly fees will be lower than with other carriers. They are hoping that they will get around 5% more subscribers each month.
One of the main benefits to the plan is that owners of the iPhone will not be locked into a contract of two years. As Apple typically introduce a new device each year this means that people will be able to get their hands on the latest handset. The Apple iPhone also comes with a resale value that is high.
Just last week TMoNews said that T-Mobile has given their employees a blackout period of 4 weeks. This is set to run between the final two weeks of March and the first two in April. Blackouts are generally put in place when there is the release of a new Apple iPhone, as was the case with AT&T and Verizon. So it’s safe to assume that the Apple iPhone 5 will be making its way to T-Mobile at some point during the blackout. The last two weeks of April will put the deadline at April 14. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!