News

T-Mobile iPhone 5 Out This Summer, Gives Subsidies The Finger On Exit

By  | 

T-Mobile and iPhone fans will be happy to hear the comments made by the pink carrier’s CEO during CES last week. According to the T-Mobile CEO, the T-Mobile iPhone 5 release date has been fast tracked.

T-Mobile iPhone 5 release date before summer, no subsidies

The CEO said that instead of coming in 6 to 9 months, the T-Mobile iPhone 5 would be available in the next 3 to 4 months, hence making it to stores before the summer. Simultaneously, the carrier is also ending its subsidies. So while T-Mobile will become the last of the top 4 US carriers to get on the Apple bandwagon, it will be the only one that wont’ be offering any subsidies for it.

With T-Mobile does supporting over 1.9 million Apple iPhones at the moment and monthly activations coming in at the 100k mark, T-Mobile is confident that the ceasing of subsidies won’t affect the sales of a T-Mobile iPhone. They would draw in iPhone fans with lower monthly fees and expected the amount of subscribers to increase by around 5% or higher.

With T-Mobile no longer locking in users with a two-year contract in exchange for subsidy, the iPhone brand should work well on the carrier given Apple’s annual release cycle and the high resale value of iPhones.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.