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Thread: T-Mobile Launches iPhone and a Complementary Television Ad

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    Default T-Mobile Launches Launches iPhone and a Complementary Television Ad


    T-mobile has officially started carrying Apple’s iPhone Friday, and in doing so, the ‘Un-carrier’ has released a brand new television ad that puts the spotlight directly on Apple’s iPhone 5. T-mobile has been taking pre-orders ever since last Friday.



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    The ad emphasizes the fact that T-mobile’s iPhone 5 comes with no restrictive annual contracts and offers nationwide 4G coverage:

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mobile
    It’s the phone that’s revolutionizing phones; make sure it’s running on the carrier that’s revolutionizing wireless. Introducing iPhone 5 on T-mobile. With our advanced nationwide 4G network and no more restrictive annual contracts required, only T-mobile lets your iPhone 5 be as great as an iPhone 5.
    The iPhone from T-mobile can be purchased right now from T-mobile’s Web site. The pricing options are as follows:


    • iPhone 5 16GB White/Black: $99.99 + $20 monthly payment for 24 months OR $579.99 paid in full
    • iPhone 5 32GB White/Black: $199.99 + $20 monthly payment for 24 months OR $679.99 paid in full
    • iPhone 5 64GB White/Black: $299.99 + $20 monthly payment for 24 months OR $779.99 paid in full
    • iPhone 4S 16GB White/Black: $69.99 + $20 monthly payment for 24 months OR $$549.99 paid in full
    • iPhone 4 8GB White/Black: $18.00 + $18 monthly payment for 24 months OR $450.00 paid in full


    Sources: MacRumors

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    Are these iPhones Factory Carrier Unlocked?

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    If you pay the full price for them then yes of course they are factory unlocked.

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    Paid full price and they still won't unlock it until after 40 days.

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    if I am gonna pay full price.
    I rather just buy it from apple and it's unlock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koreanmasters99 View Post
    if I am gonna pay full price.
    I rather just buy it from apple and it's unlock.
    If you want to basically spend $70 on unlocking, then do so.

    T-Mobile is actually selling the iPhones cheaper directly. I don't think Apple is price matching, from what I've heard... at least not yet.
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    I still don't see what all the fuss is about. If your paying monthly for the phone it in a sense is a contract. If you decide to cancel, you have to pay the remaining balance on the phone. How is this different than paying a ETF?
    As for the plans pricing. This is what I would get if I went to either carrier. I am with AT&T now.
    T-Mobile unlimited Talk, Text, & Unlimited data 70.00 + taxes & fees = 1680 + taxes & fees
    AT&T 450 minutes, unlimited text & Data (or 3GB) 89.99 + taxes & fees = 2159.76 + taxes & fees

    AT&T is higher, but coverage for me is 10 times better than T-Mobile's. Unlimited Talk time is a joke. Very few people spend a lot of time talking, they text, email,social network etc... Minutes are no longer the requirement. Unlimited 4G, great if you happen to live in a area that actually has 4G. Nationwide it's not.

    Now factor in the cost of a phone. 16GB iPhone 5
    T-Mobile = 2259.99 + taxes/fees
    AT&T = 2358.76 + taxes/fees
    A difference of 98.77 divided over 24 months = 4.12 well worth it to me to have reliable coverage, faster data speeds. I get a new phone every 2 years.

    T-Mobile's new set up still has a contract. You pay 99.00 down, 20.00 a month for 24 month's. You just signed a contract and must pay it in full before they will unlock it for you to use on another carrier. AT&T sells the iPhone 5 for 199.00 cancel early and pay the ETF of 325.00 which means you can buy a iPhone 5 from AT&T for 524.00 (+ taxes on 199 or full price depending where you live.) vs T-Mobile 579.99 + taxes

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    Freedom from restrictions, eh?
    So do the phones come pre-jailbroken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by koreanmasters99 View Post
    if I am gonna pay full price.
    I rather just buy it from apple and it's unlock.
    That's what I should have done but maybe if Apple would have announced they'd be selling that version on the 12th I'd have waited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipers168 View Post
    Freedom from restrictions, eh?
    So do the phones come pre-jailbroken?
    No, but apparently some are being sold with 6.1.2 on them, thereby making them jailbreakable.
    Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
    That's what I should have done but maybe if Apple would have announced they'd be selling that version on the 12th I'd have waited.
    They mentioned it shortly after the Uncarrier event.
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    I really appreciate tmobile and apple merger, I really think t-mobile has one hell of a deal currently. Data is not comparable to AT&T, but price is MUCH less per month. It's a new concept, and I hope they do well!

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