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