Apple selling iPhone SE with T-Mobile SIM, clearance pricing starts at $249

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T-Mobile no longer sells the iPhone SE, but if you’re interested in Apple’s 4-inch iPhone, you can snag a discounted model from Apple right now.

Apple is selling some iPhone SE models in the clearance section of its online store. All of the models are listed as being unlocked, but there are some that also include a T-Mobile SIM. You can score a 32GB iPhone SE for $249 or you can get a 128GB iPhone SE for $299. Both models are available in in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, and Space Gray color options.

The iPhone SE originally launched in March 2016, and one of its highlight features is its 4-inch 1136×640 display, which is considerably smaller than most every smartphone released in recent memory. It’s also got a 12MP rear camera, 1.2MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera, NFC for Apple Pay, and a Touch ID fingerprint reader below the display. It has been updated to iOS 12, so if you decide to buy, you can run Apple’s latest software.

One thing to keep in mind is that because it was released in March 2016, the iPhone SE doesn’t have support for all of T-Mobile’s 4G LTE bands. Specifically, it supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5, and 12 that are used by T-Mobile, but not LTE bands 66 (AWS) and 71 (600MHz). You’ll still get 4G LTE coverage with the iPhone SE, but it may not be quite as broad as if you’d bought a more recent device. If you love the smaller 4-inch screen of the iPhone SE, though, that trade-off may be worth it.

There’s no telling how long Apple will have this clearance iPhone SE stock available, so if you’re interested, you may want to act soon.

Thanks, Craig!

Source: Apple

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  • kev2684

    ???

    Doesn’t the Verizon version has been selling for $99 every once in a while at BB? I know because I have one iPhone SE I bought years ago.

    • marque2

      Apple generally makes two phones per model in the US market. One works on Sprint/Verizon and the other AT&T/Tmobile. Even if the Verizon one was on sale it would barely work on Tmobile.

      • kev2684

        Unless these are updated SEs, it don’t matter. Both Verizon and AT&T are the same model as T-Mobile’s. Sprint was the only different SE from what I remember, and even then, Sprint just have an additional Sprint band in it. iPhones generally have better compatibility across networks as long as they’re unlocked. VZ iPhone SE works fine on T-Mobile.

      • Glen Baerett

        iPhone SE has Qualcomm Chips and was released at the time the iPhone 6S was released. The SE is basically an iPhone 6S in a 5 formfactor; and even supports 4K video capture.

        It was with the iPhone 7, 8, and X lines where Apple went crazy nuts, changed chip manufacturers to slower-performing Intel modem chips in an effort to subvert paying Qualcomm royalties on intellectual property for phones that had a price tag north of $1,000.

  • Sharti24

    Maybe this is in preparation for an iphone SE 2 that might be released at the Apple March event later this month

    • Sayahh

      Or maybe the Apple factory in India is cranking out tons of SE phones.

      • none

        Why would they crank tons of iPhone SE? It’s based on 6S hardware internally, which means that it won’t be able to run the newest iOS for much longer. I am sure if Apple is going to start all new production, they would likely be working on a new budget iPhone(NOT the XR, which is similar in cost to many flagship Androids, but an SE 2 with a modern A12 CPU or the like).

  • steveb944

    Thanks. Sent it to the iPhone lovers I know.

  • monkeysoup

    Apple? If they were clearance marked at $19.99 with a $20 rebate, I’d still say no.

  • Glen Baerett

    Perfect phone for XFinity Mobile… I’m pretty sure this model is compatible too.

    Plus on XFinity, there’s no contract, activation fees, SIM card replacement fees, and also a $100 Visa Gift Card if you setup new XFinity Mobile service..! What a deal!

    When I called in, I talked to a represenative that was in Bellingham, Washington. Sounds like Xfinity is buying up T-Mobile’s old call centers.

    • dcmanryan

      Xfinity is fine if you don’t use data. If you’re a data whore like me it’s not worth it. TBH though, no idea why anyone would Fi over Xfinity if they have Xfinity Mobile available.

      • none

        Frankly, if you are going to go prepaid, go with Metro, Boost, Verizon Prepaid or Page Plus.
        Metro and Boost have the best value, Page Plus and Verizon Prepaid have the best speed and coverage, all four have better data plans than Xfinity.

        • dcmanryan

          Xfinity Mobile is post paid. Free calls/texts can’t be beat if you have Xfinity at home. You only pay the fees which are $3-$4 a month. It’s then $12/gb or $45 for unlimited but slowed down after 20gb. If I didn’t have a family I’d have switched from T-Mobile long ago. I have one line through them I bring on vacations in case T-Mobile doesn’t have service which has happened more than once. For one line only people it’s a fair deal on a superior network for most people and cheaper than some of the other companies you’ve listed.

  • superg05

    oh apple still sells bellow 64gb i thought they went up with the competition i remember there motto now pay more get less be grateful

    • mikeZo6

      Apple SE probably out performs S10+ LMAO