(Updated) Public Service Announcement: iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow

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Updated: A previous draft stated that T-Mobile was expecting 200,000 pre-orders, that number I’m now being told is the amount of people who have signed up for more information about the pre-order.

While I’m having a harder time than I care to admit nailing down the time iPhone pre-orders will go on sale, they are going on sale at some point tomorrow. I’ll be sure to update this post as soon as I hear back through official or unofficial channels with a start time. As for what kind of volume T-Mobile has already seen more than 200,000 people registering to be notified when the phone is available for pre-order. Will T-Mobile meet or exceed those numbers? We’re hopeful T-Mobile will discuss early results during with their May 8th financial results. Magenta has some great momentum going as we learned this morning and hopefully the 1-2-3 punch combination of the iPhone 5, HTC One and Galaxy S 4 can lead second quarter results to even greater heights.

Quick reminder that T-Mobile stores will stock the 16GB size, with the 32GB and 64GB variants available online and through Apple.com.

iPhone 5 16GB = $99 down payment, 24 monthly payments of $20 totaling $579. Apple’s price for an unlocked 16GB iPhone 5? $649.
iPhone 5 32GB = $199 down payment and 24 payments of $20 for a total of $679. Apple’s price? $749.
iPhone 5 64GB = $299 down payment and 24 payments of $20 for a total of $779. Apple’s price? $849.

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  • Sok

    It’s up but not available for monthly financing..

  • Ifon

    Preordered where ??? At tmobile ???? Or the apple store ???

  • Steve Jobs

    Apple Store doesn’t load. Where are you seeing the availability? I’ve tried being logged in and not logged in.

    • how

      Go to Tmobile, login and upgrade device. Then select iOS on the left side checkboxes

  • great

    Isn’t it better to get it at the store? It takes 3 days to ship to you.

    • graywolf323

      the t-mobile stores won’t carry the larger models

  • Steve Jobs

    Ooooo, there it is!!!

    • dakid

      where

      • Steve Jobs

        I’m in Colorado, and I just refreshed the Phones page and it appeared.
        Seems to be being deployed randomly across the nation?

        • Steve Jobs

          I must add that it only shows up if I am NOT logged into my T-Mobile account…

  • Guest

    I keep refreshing hoping it’s going to show up as $99 down but nothing…

    • Paul Lange

      It does but you have to go to all phones and then it’s there. Select iOS and it will show iPhone only. But after adding to cart and finished accessories I got an error processing request. I’d say keep trying

      • sbenyamin

        It just says not available for monthly financing

  • Genecio

    Geez, they could’ve at least included free shipping…..SMDH!

    • sok

      how much is shipping?

      • cram

        15 dollars for 3 day shipping

      • Genecio

        $6.99 for UPS Ground (5-7 Business Days)
        14.99 for UPS Air (3-4 Days)
        $34.99 for Epedited (Overnight)

  • great

    I’m just getting it in the store if you preorder it takes longer to get it anyway.

  • ahskrbgjndl

    Everyone seeing no monthly payment plan?

    • dakid

      yupp

      • http://twitter.com/SunnyDaMan Sunny

        this is so freakin frustrating

    • graywolf323

      oddly I can see a monthly payment plan option when I’m not logged into my T-Mobile account, as soon as I login it disappears

      • sbenyamin

        For me it says $650 down or pay in full for $579 which doesn’t make sense lol

  • great

    Guys.

    Please note this when you wonder where the financing is:

    “Monthly financing for your new device is available
    when you change your plan. If you decide to keep your current plan, you
    will need to pay full price for your device at checkout. “

    • Genecio

      I’m already on the new simple plans though!

      • http://twitter.com/SunnyDaMan Sunny

        mine is set to take effect on the 17th?

  • Steve Jobs

    Anybody seeing this: “Note: This item is not eligible for a monthly payment plan.” I am on the Classic Plan, moved from the Family Time Plus a few days ago. Do I need to be on the new Value Plan to get the monthly deal?

    • http://twitter.com/SunnyDaMan Sunny

      yeah

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Yes.

      • sbenyamin

        But I already changed my plan to that and I’m not seeing monthly financing either

  • YouKnowWho

    Yawns….

  • Steve Jobs

    Good morning, sbenyamin

  • 1080P

    Good thing i live in the ghetto there will be no line when i pick up my iphone.

  • Raymond Guerrero Jr

    Ugh I think I’m screwed! I’ll be charged the $200 penalty fee for changing plans because I’m still under contract! So that means I would only be able to get the Iphone 5 or HTC One or any other phone if I pay full price for them :’( this totally sucks. I was looking forward to just have the monthly payment for it.

  • llcar331

    If i’m already on an existing family plan, do i just sign in to the account and click upgrade (in order to purchase the iphone through down payment and monthly financing?)

    • eddydrizzle

      If you are going to upgrade or even add a new line, all you need to do is click upgrade or add a new line or buy a new phone. It should pop up with the option to do monthly financing, but for everyone right now (even the Tmonews editor) it is coming up as paying it all off only.

  • Steve Jobs

    I am not upgrading, but adding a new line. However, I am no longer able to see the iPhone’s as an option any longer…

  • Steve Jobs

    It worked briefly, but without the monthly financing…then it didn’t work for me at all.

  • Omeer

    What the hell! I add the phone $299 down plus EIP, add the plan, handset protection and as soon as i hit done adding accessories it crashes and gives me an error code. UGH! I just want to put in my order and sleep!

    • eddydrizzle

      I think the error popped up because on all the tmobile website it now is saying that it is only available for full payment.

      • Omeer

        OK bring it on! I prepared for this already, I was planning on paying it off ASAP to that my bill would be low. Unfortunately all I’m seeing is the $299 down payment option!

        • eddydrizzle

          According to David on Twitter. It should be able to go all the way through the checkout by 4am Eastern time. That’s about 1am pacific. Good luck!

        • Omeer

          It’s 4:04 am right now. Where is David?!?! I waited an eon for this!!

        • http://tmonews.com David

          It’s posted!

        • eddydrizzle

          He’s on Twitter. I can relay to you what he said. Basically that it’s rolling out slowly. Not completely live yet. I have noticed that when I log out of my tmobile account it lets me see the 99/199/299 down option, but when I’m logged in it doesnt.

  • Steve Jobs

    I wish I could get that far!

  • robertc

    I went to apple.com clicked on buy iphone and it says “we’ll be back soon”

    • http://twitter.com/SunnyDaMan Sunny

      ughughugh i hate this

  • Steve Jobs

    We’re sorry–there was an error in processing your request.

    Please hit your browser’s back button and try your action again, or try again later.

  • Rob

    apple store is back online

    • eddydrizzle

      It is back up, but when you go to the iphone page and try to buy it, it won’t offer Tmobile. Just att, verizon, and sprint.

      • Rob

        yea I notice the same thing, I’m just ready to buy this damn phone

        • eddydrizzle

          It’s all a matter of time and patience. The way the servers are being packed, things like this usually happen.

      • tcole1322

        Same problem here

  • sbenyamin

    Anyone made any progress?

  • auser72

    Talk with CSR, after I pay migration fee($200 spread over 4mths) my new payment will be a couple dollars cheaper. That’s with $20 /month phone payment. I love TMobile.

  • MeMe