T-Mobile iPhone 5: $199 Price Tag Now Out Of The Question

By  | 

If you want to get your hands on the T-Mobile iPhone 5 don’t count on it costing you $199 with a contract of two years. It appears that T-Mobile will be offering the device off contract and without subsidies.

The Apple iPhone 5 has been popular with all the other carriers and there is no reason to think that this will not be the case at T-Mobile. T-Mobile didn’t want to give in to Apple and the high subsidies like Sprint did, Sprint will not make a profit on the iPhone until 2015.

The Apple iPhone 5 has been a big hit in the US and T-Mobile has had to rely on handsets such as the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S3, to bring in money. Some people wondered why T-Mobile would never give in as they have superb plans and coverage that is good.

When T-Mobile gets the Apple iPhone 5 this will change things and it is thought that the handset will be with them in 3 to 4 months. This means that it should be available in the summer, but you can’t get it on contract.

Therefore you can expect to pay around $649 for the T-Mobile iPhone 5. However T-Mobile is making it easier for your pocket as you can put a down payment on the handset and pay it in instalments after this. The monthly plans are said to be cheaper but whether this will encourage consumers only time will tell.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.