iPhone 5s and 5c for $0 down this Black Friday weekend only [UPDATE: Confirmed]

iPhone 5s:5c deals

We love a good leak here at TmoNews, and this has got to be one of the best Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far this year. According to some field sales news, for three days only, you’ll be able to get either of Apple’s latest iPhones for $0 down on EIP. The offer applies on iPhone 5s and 5c from Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st. That’s a $149 saving up front on the iPhone 5s and a $49 saving on the 5c. A select number of stores will be accepting orders from Thursday evening.

Staff have been instructed to print and place new iPhone price cards and have them in place for store opening on November 29th. As you can also see from the picture above, on Cyber Monday, there’s still some heavy discount, but not quite $0 down. iPhone 5c will be available for $9.99 down, and 5s will be $49.99. In-store pricing on Cyber Monday will differ from what’s available on T-Mobile.com. We’re unsure if this change in upfront cost will affect monthly EIP payments, but we’ll update the post as soon as we find out.

This joins the great deals already announced by T-Mobile on some of the best handsets around, including the HTC One, Note 3, Galaxy S4 and LG G2.

[UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed the offer

The limited-time $0 down promotion is available for well-qualified customers from Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1 at participating T-Mobile retail stores. During this period, customers can get iPhone 5s in the 16GB model for $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $27.00, with a no annual service contract Simple Choice Plan. Customers can get iPhone 5c in the 16GB model for $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $22.91. Well-qualified customers can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy S4 for $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $29.50 and $25.00, respectively, with a no annual service contract Simple Choice Plan. 

iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy S4 will be $0 down online for one day only on “Cyber Monday,” Dec. 2 at www.t-mobile.com.

Instead of saving money overall - as suspected - the discount is then covered by raising the monthly payments. Instead of paying the $20.38 per month on the 5s and 5c, you'll pay $27 and $22.91 per month on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c respectively. 

All-in-all, you'll save your self a handsome $0.07 on the iPhone 5c over the 24-month EIP. On the iPhone 5s, the saving over 2 years is $1.91. On the plus side, you do save money up front, even if the long-term cost is exactly the same.]

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  • besweeet

    Does the monthly payment increase to keep up with the full retail price? If so, this still isn’t something for those who pay full price for phones but want a little discount.

    • Stephanie Jay

      No, this is a discount off the full price.

      • Guest

        So it would be $500 total, not $650? If so, that’s something I probably can’t pass up. Also, that would make the iPhone 5c $500 as well, so who would go for that over the 5s? I guess if they prefer the 5c’s design, then go for it. Might get 2 5ses.

        • Dakota

          Don’t get your hopes up. T-Mobile doesn’t seem to do that anymore although I don’t think a real savings for 1 day would make them go bankrupt. They still need ways to grab people’s attention, especially many who never even consider T-Mobile

      • besweeet

        The other comments say otherwise.

      • MarkieE

        I wish that were true, it would be too good of a deal to pass for anybody. But, I doubt they’d offer the 5s at $500 net. The steepest price-cut on an iPhone was when T-Mobile first started selling iPhone’s, they were offering the iPhone 5 at $580 net, that pricing too was abruptly discontinued.

      • G

        Source?

        • Stephanie Jay

          My comment pertains to the HTC Once. The final price comes to $550 something instead of $601.

        • G

          That was never mentioned previously. Thanks for clarifying.

        • Stephanie Jay

          It had the same ad “$0 down” and came out to the lower price in full. I guess I made the mistake of assuming the same was true for this one since it is the same offer and no small print was offered. But this was the case for the Galaxy s4 and the HTC One. So idk why it would be different for these, especially since Sprint and Verizon are both offering $100 off any iphone. To me, it makes sense that T-Mobile would offer that too. But who knows. Guess we will have to wait for the details. I’m so excited!

        • chantie

          the full retail price of the htc one was reduced a few weeks ago and almost all the accessories in store for the phone have been reduced in price as well

    • Alexandra

      just making fool us nothing Better than Note3

  • palmsolo

    Nice to see the lower cost up front, but doesn’t the monthly EIP fee just go up so that the final cost is the same as always?

    • Cam Bunton

      I’m trying to find that out. Nothing is mentioned on the Field Sales News..

      • superg05

        yes you still are going to pay full price no matter what so epi will increase slightly

    • chantie

      Eip will go up. The full retail price isn’t changing just the down payment amount.

  • Maynard Man

    Yes, from what I have seen since the launch and other phones like the S4, is that you either pay more upfront and less in monthly payments, or less up front, more in monthly. It all comes out the same. Just depends how much cash you want to fork out up front.

    • Dakota

      In the end, you pay the same & owe the same if you don’t stay for 2 years. Knock off a few bucks from the monthly rate plan for a designated period.. Heck it’s Thanksgivukkah

  • MarkieE

    Yeah I doubt the final cost of the 5s would come out to $150 less, that would be a steep discount. Saving $150 upfront would mean higher monthly payments.

    • Dakota

      Apple is having a sale but doubt iPhone will be part of it.. They don’t need to discount to generate sales. But I notice employees don’t even talk about T-Mobile as an option

  • Stephanie Jay

    Is this deal available for people upgrading?

    • Cam Bunton

      All the information I have is in the post. I’ll ask, but if I don’t find that out by tonight, it’ll just be a case of checking the official offer once it goes live on Friday morning.

      • chantie

        the above offer will run through Sunday

    • G

      Yes

      • Stephanie Jay

        Also, is this offer availabe online fri-sun, or only in stores? Thanks!

  • G

    The price is available to new and current customers. The EIP payment is going to increase to compensate for the $0 down. It is not $150 off of the iPhone 5s or 5c. You have to remember T-Mobile does not stay in business from “selling phones”.

    • Dakota

      Well then do a discount on rate plans. Offer a real savings like every company out there. They could knock off $10 a month for 10 months, so it’s their choice. They used to do that… I first signed when they had knocked off $10 off my rate plan for as long as I had my plan…

      • besweeet

        Well, their prices are generally lower than the other three, so I guess you are getting a discount in that respect.

        • Dakota

          So Walmart and such should never have a sale cuz their prices are generally lower than other stores?

        • besweeet

          I meant that the service fees are generally cheaper than the competition, and for more features, so in a way, the carrier is already giving you a pretty good discount on something.

      • 21stNow

        Technically, they do since the current pricing is in line with the former Value plan pricing and not the Classic plan pricing.

  • Dakota

    The key here is whether they’ll keep the monthly payments the same. Knowing T-Mobile, they willraise tthem so people really won’t be saving money. Just a shell game. Yes good for people not wanting to pay up front but not real savings like others recent $100 off or Best But SG4 free on contract and other deals out there. UnCarrier shouldn’t mean going away from real savings.. And 3rd parties can’t extend their sales to T-Mobile so retail presence reduced. (and why are they still selling Nexus 4 for more than the 5?)

    • Stephanie Jay

      If they do raise the prices, wont those who are taking advantage of the JUMP program be in a better position than otherwise? I guess that could be one small up side? lol

      • MarkieE

        Exactly! It is a BIG upside for somebody who is on a JUMP! program.

    • johnj

      time value of money!! Invest the $150 saved.

  • Fiend

    Don’t mean to hijack the thread, but would anyone know if they will honor the $48 off promotion for the S4 in-store? Would love to kill two birds with one stone this weekend.

    • G

      They will not be.

  • Tony

    Yeah they can keep that non – intelligent so called smart phone and pay me to actually want one.

  • Kelly

    It is only for the iPhone 5s 16GB? Or also the 32GB?

    • Cam Bunton

      Just 16GB as far as I know.

  • WOP333

    What good is any phone an the pathetic tmobile network? Enjoy those dropped calls and super slow data. T mobile should not be legally able to operate with the garbage service they offer.

    • 21stNow

      Location, location, location. Some people receive great service from T-Mobile.

    • Tony

      Not sure where your located but I travel work and have an iPhone on Verizon and my S4 on tmo and I can vouch for tmo giving me the same service and in some areas BETTER. And for their plans and cost an nonstop improvements and updates with their company an service I’m not sure what your talking about but then don’t have them an get ripped off by others companies with crap customer service while tmo passes them up in the future.

  • docitsme

    i must say you are doing an awesome job after taking over from david…i thought tmonews will have slow death its great to see someone carrying on the work with passionately. :)

    • Cam Bunton

      Thank you very much. Means a lot. I love being able to serve the community and become part of it. This site’s engagement in comments etc. is one of the big reasons for me taking it on. So, thank you, and everyone else who reads.

      • MarkieE

        Yep. I thought with the departure of David, we would no longer be getting early heads-up to upcoming deals and promos from T-Mobile. Keep us feeding the leaks, and we’re a happy bunch. :) Carry on the good work!

  • lumia

    at least theres more new articles to read everyday the other guy puts one article once a day

  • Stephanie Jay

    I guess the update settles it. Guess I’ll go ahead and get mine now with the down payment and lower payments later. We’re in military to civiian life and would rather have the lower payments.

  • Dakota

    THIS IS NOT A SALE. This has to be the worst Black Friday sale I’ve seen from any company. The UNcarrier shouldn’t mean no real discounts or shell games. I don’t want to hear excuses about they’re not making money on devices. They could discount the rate plan or come up with something else to at least give people a real deal

    • philyew

      In fairness to TM, it doesn’t claim to be a sale. The only use of “sale” is in the title of the document communicating the arrangement and that’s probably the regular name of the inhouse bulletin.

  • Tmofan401

    does anyone know if this applies to Jump members too? i upgraded in September, just wondering if i would be able to take advantage of this awesome sale and pick up a gold iphone 5s,

    • chantie

      you have to wait 6 months from adding jump before you can use it for the first time.

  • Michael

    Making it easier for the brainwashed to get an overrated, overpriced iPhone. No thanks.

    • Tony

      Can’t agree with you more here!

    • Sherman Davis

      Why does everyone say the iPhone is overpriced when in fact almost all the new smartphones are within $50 to $100 of each otherThe iphone is the BEST smartphone ever made not to mention the apps that are clearly better than any other App Store

      • TechHog

        It’s overpriced for its specs. Also, don’t state your opinions as facts.

        • Sherman Davis

          You’re paying for the flawless experience with Apple apps that don’t even come close to the Android apps. You Android users need to finally come to reality that Apple products are just way better than any Android device out there. The user experience with Apple devices doesn’t even compare to any fragmented Android device out in the market place.

  • epiales

    when is the blackberry fire sale? ive been wanting to pick up a discounted Q10

    • Dennis Gwapo

      Z10 is now $199 on blackberry website

    • Christopher_McG

      Q10 has a defect with the battery and it’s connectors, they disconnect with shock to the body and cause a reset. The severity depends on how long you’ve had your Q10 as it only gets worse!

  • sdsd

    the tmo site is already offfering the deal online right now

  • Mandy

    i just upgraded on my line to the note 3 for 0 down and then went to go upgrade on my fiancee line on the same acct and it is showing 267.00 down for the same phone not sure why that is

    • Mandy

      im a little confused about that since it was showing me both lines at first being 0 down before i even sent my order in

      • MarkieE

        It’s related to your total EIP credit available. T-Mobile authorizes a credit limit to all the accounts depending on how many lines you have, more lines means higher the credit limit. As soon as you placed the order for the Note 3, your available EIP credit got deducted.

        • Mandy

          i have 4 lines on my acct im gonna call tmobile tomorrow i know they will be offering the note 3 on cyber monday at 0 down

  • robert

    0 down is no fun because monthly bill ends up fatter to make up for down payment and bill turns into at&t style pricing

    • jralphroman

      Agree

  • Scott

    Is T-Mobil offering 0 down in the retail store on the HTC one this weekend

  • Fiend

    It’s pretty interesting how that I was searching through some old TMO articles and I saw they had a promotion earlier this year for the S4 of $99 down with $20 monthly payments, making the full cost less than this “promotion”. Really want to sign up, but I always find myself waiting month to month to see if a better deal will pop up.

  • Oswaldo Embus

    This sales is a phony. There is no discount here, as a matter of fact T-mobile has had lower prices before this so call “sale”. The only possible advantage here is if you are a Jump customer and would like to change your phone or if you are to become a Jump customer and are planning on changing your phone in six months.