T-Mobile iPhone 5 Release Inside Of These 4 Weeks

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If you have been waiting for T-Mobile to offer the Apple iPhone 5 then the good news is that your wait may almost be over. T-Mobile’s CEO said that the handset will be making its way to stores quicker than they had first anticipated.

T-Mobile iPhone 5 release date window narrows further

The CEO said that the Apple iPhone 5 would be at T-Mobile in the next 3 to 4 months, instead of 6 to 9. This means that you might be able to get the handset during the spring.

This will be the first time that T-Mobile will have offered the handset and with it they are ending subsidized phones. If you are waiting for the Apple iPhone 5 then you should start saving as you will need to pay the full retail price, which for the 16GB version is $649.

T-Mobile has more than 1.9 million users of the Apple iPhone and the carrier is confident that their plans will not have an effect on the sales of the Apple iPhone 5. The CEO is confident that people will be drawn in as the plans will be cheaper. It is thought that the plans could bring in 5% additional subscribers over offering the iPhone 5 at a $199 subsidized rate.

The benefit of the plan is that owners of the device will not be locked into a lengthy two year contract and this is good news as Apple generally offers a new iPhone every year. Another thing in the favour of iPhones is that they generally have a high resale value.

Last week, TMoNews reported that T-Mobile has already informed their employees of a 4 week blackout period running from the last two weeks of March to the first two of April. Given that past blackouts issued by carriers like Verizon and AT&T have always signified a new iPhone release, we can assume that T-Mobile’s 4 week blackout is for the T-Mobile iPhone 5 release.

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