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  • T-Mobile to Offer iPhone 5 Ready Nano-SIM Cards in Mid-October


    In recent tweets, T-Mobile revealed that it will be carrying iPhone 5-compatible nano-SIM cards for use on its network starting mid-October, giving subscribers access to Apple’s latest handset. The news comes in after a number of T-Mobile customers took to Twitter recently, asking the telecom if and when it would be releasing nano-SIM cards to be used with Apple iPhone 5 as the carrier is not yet an Apple partner carrier. According to The Verge, the wireless carrier issued multiple responses, promising subscribers access to the appropriate cards needed to operate the new Apple device on its network.

    If you are a T-Mobile subscriber, you’ll need to purchase an unlocked iPhone 5 to use the smartphone on T-Mobile’s network, however it isn’t clear when Apple will begin selling the unlocked versions in the U.S. The pricing of the unlocked units was discovered recently, pointing at similar pricing to previous iPhone iterations, with the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models running $649, $749, and $849, respectively.

    Once the nano-SIM cards arrive, subscribers will be able to operate the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile’s 2G Edge network, while the company slowly continues to roll out 4G HSPA+ service across the country. The 4G HSPA+ service is currently available in Seattle, Las Vegas, and New York City and is said to be expanding.

    How many of you will be trying to get the iPhone 5 to use on T-Mobile’s network?

    Source: The Verge
    This article was originally published in forum thread: T-Mobile to Offer iPhone 5 Ready Nano-SIM Cards in Mid-October started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      According to my monthly bill I average over 8GB a month since January. Looking at T-mo site, there are now several data plans. I am grandfathered in so my plan never changes. In fact I am some what embarrassed to tell you how little I pay a month. Being a loyal customer has it's benefits.
      Unlimited data, talk and text = $79.99 a month now.
      Search Results: T-Mobile
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      According to my monthly bill I average over 8GB a month since January. Looking at T-mo site, there are now several data plans. I am grandfathered in so my plan never changes. In fact I am some what embarrassed to tell you how little I pay a month. Being a loyal customer has it's benefits.
      Unlimited data, talk and text = $79.99 a month now.
      Search Results: T-Mobile
      Well that explains it. You have a very old plan you've been grandfathered into - that predates even the changes in 2010. But there are a lot of people that don't have what you have there and had to deal with Throttling, first at 10Gb in '08-'09 and then down to 5GB starting Sept of '10 and those plans stayed throttled until just mid August when they and many companies starting changing in response (I believe) to the legal battle that guy won against AT&T for throttling something they termed 'unlimited'.

      I maintain that the only company that never had any throttles - ever - with their Unlimited Plan is Sprint. But they have lousy coverage so... ah well....

      Finding the best carrier is indeed a 'hassle'.

      Have a good night!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Ok, reading a bit more, you may be correct on throttling. Sux for new customers. My apologies.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      Ok, reading a bit more, you may be correct on throttling. Sux for new customers. My apologies.
      Actually it's the newer customers (as of Aug'12) that are going to be able to buy 'true' unlimited from what I'm reading. But it's the folks between '08-Sept'12 that were proverbially 'screwed'..
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Actually it's the newer customers (as of Aug'12) that are going to be able to buy 'true' unlimited from what I'm reading. But it's the folks between '08-Sept'12 that were proverbially 'screwed'..
      Yup, just read that, seems so unfair.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      Yup, just read that, seems so unfair.
      It's actually pretty damned near 'false advertising'. We live in a world where you can invent meanings to words. Bill Clinton stated "It depends on what the meaning of 'is' IS...." back in the Monica Lewinsky scandal -- ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????

      "Unlimited" has a meaning in the dictionary. You can't 'doctor it' for your own uses.. Uggh..

      Well T-Mobile made the right step now and to the future. TRUE 'unlimited'.

      AT&T and Verizon get around the whole Unlimited thing now by simply offering NO new plans with Unlimited. They just charge you when you go over. And 'grandfathered - in' people on AT&T's ancient unlimited STILL get throttled at 3GB and have FaceTime over cellular disabled on the iPhone 5. Can you imagine?

      Sounds like T-Mobile's taken VERY good care of their 'pre-2008' clients. That's what a company SHOULD do - for people who've decided to stay that long. That's GOOD business!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^Yup, been with them since 1999, before it was T-Mobile. Cingular I think was my original carrier. Been so long.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      ^Yup, been with them since 1999, before it was T-Mobile. Cingular I think was my original carrier. Been so long.
      Cingular was it's own company that became intertwined with AT&T for a season but not T-Mobile. T-Mobile's original company name - pre 1999 was VoiceStream.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Cingular was it's own company that became intertwined with AT&T for a season but not T-Mobile. T-Mobile's original company name - pre 1999 was VoiceStream.
      That's it, cool. VoiceStream. Back then My husband took care of phone stuff.


      A mind is a terrible thing to waste.....................
    1. Chula's Avatar
      Chula -
      Quote Originally Posted by nderosa View Post
      Where in new york are they 4G capable? I am in brooklyn and am still stuck with Edge.
      I'm in the Bronx and I'm stuck also I went with Sprint but I'm so confused I might just send my iphone back and just get one unlock from Att like that I'll have better options