It’s been a long, long, long, long time coming — as the iPhone 5 is now officially available in T-Mobile stores, through T-Mobile.com and through Apple’s website. Today marks the first time that T-Mobile has carried in store a device from each of the four largest largest smartphone platforms. T-Mobile now provides customers a complete set of options combined with the best new rate plans in the wireless game.
In case you’ve lived under a rock and not reading TmoNews lately, the iPhone 5 will run you $99 down with 24 monthly payments of $20. As a special offer, T-Mobile is running a trade-in offer where customers can bring in their iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 devices to get the iPhone for $0 down play monthly payments. Depending on the value of their older iPhone 4 or 4S device, customers can also receive an extra credit of up to $120 good toward their monthly payments, existing T-Mobile bill, accessories or toward another device. The $120 credit is good if you wish to buy the iPhone 5 at full retail as well.
Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 devices are also available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online dependent on where T-Mobile has or is planning to refarm their network.
This day has been a long time coming and while some of you will continue to sit firmly in the anti-iPhone camp, you cannot deny the idea that T-Mobile now has a complete smartphone lineup. At the very least, the appeal of T-Mobile’s iPhone pricing combined with their new rate plans will hopefully entice customers to stick with Magenta and stop the customer exodus that executives have long blamed partially on iPhone availability elsewhere.
Questions about ordering from Apple.com and how the pricing works? See this previous post.
Are you picking up an iPhone today?