Now that the iPhone 5 is out, T-Mobile have put HSPA+ in second place and are working hard to get their LTE network up and running. Sprint on the other hand says they are extending their LTE to even more regions before the end of 2012. They both have aces up their sleeves by way of their unlimited data plans.
T-Mobile iPhone 5: buying from Apple, AT&T and even Verizon
T-Mobile promised that their 3G 1,900MHz network would be up and running before 2013, and this would mean customers could enjoy 3G speeds on a larger range of handsets, including the new iPhone 5. At the moment those with T-Mobile have to make do with EDGE speeds while they wait for the 1,900MHz speeds. With the iPhone 5 for sale now and the enticement of 3G and unlimited data plans, even though T-Mobile doesn’t sell the iPhone 5 there are many ways to use the device on the pink carrier.
While Sprint also offer unlimited data plans. T-Mobile plans are cheaper. The catch is you need to buy an unlocked GSM handset. This would mean getting it from the Apple Store or using your AT&T iPhone 5 on T-Mobile’s network. T-Mobile is working on getting the necessary procedures into place to ensure that purchasing the iPhone 5 with the aim of coming to their network is easy. The carrier already has SIM kits for those have a GMS iPhone and who want to make the most of their unlimited data.
Coincidentally, you can also buy a Verizon iPhone 5 and use it on T-Mobile. The reason for this is because they come unlocked out of the box and work on GSM networks like AT&T and Verizon. This is of course a first as in the past you had to ask Verizon to unlock the device (which was up to them).
So will you be buying an unlocked iPhone 5 and heading to T-Mobile to enjoy unlimited data?