T-Mobile iPhone 5 now available

Apr 12, 2013
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Late last month, T-Mobile announced that the iPhone 5 would be hitting the carrier's network, and we later found out that April 12 would be the day that T-Mobile users could snatch Apple's latest device. Today is that day, folks. For just $99 down, you can pick up a T-Mobile iPhone 5, marking the first time that T-Mobile has officially carried the iPhone.

The T-Mobile variant of the iPhone 5 is quite a unique version, meaning that it'll support HD Voice, making T-Mobile the only carrier to offer the iPhone 5 with that feature for now. However, the phone won't support WiFi calling on T-Mobile's network, which could definitely be a deal-breaker for some.

Just the other day, T-Mobile pushed out an update for its iPhone 5 before it was even released. The update addresses battery life issues, as well as officially enables the carrier's new LTE network, which is now live in seven markets in the US. Of course, that's not a lot of coverage, but T-Mobile says they're planning on covering 200 million people by the end of the year.

If the iPhone 5 doesn't tickle your fancy, T-Mobile also offers the older iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S for a bit cheaper. You can grab the iPhone 4 for just $15 down, while the iPhone 4S will be priced at $70 down. Of course, you can pay full price for the three phones up front, with the iPhone 5 starting at only $579. Either way, though, you'll be paying full prices for the phones no matter how you look at it, so choose your payment plan wisely.


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