Sport & Auto
- About Future
- Digital Future
- Cookies Policy
- Terms & Conditions
- Investor Relations
- Contact Future
It's a day many of us thought may never come: T-Mobile USA is finally an official, Apple-sanctioned carrier for the iPhone as online preorders for the iconic handset are now available.
Right on schedule, T-Mobile's U.S. website has opened for business on Friday with the iPhone 5 now available as a preorder item. The nation's fourth-largest carrier will begin selling the 16GB iPhone 5 in stores on April 12, but eager customers can plunk down their hard-earned cash online today and have it delivered to their home next week.
If you're in the market for a 32GB or 64GB model, that's actually your only choice: T-Mobile retail stores across the United States will only be stocking the 16GB variation, which is sold outright for $579.99, or as payments of $99 down and $20 per month for the next two years as part of its new "UNcarrier" initiative.
Needless to say, the larger-capacity models will set you back a little more, but in all cases, the iPhone 5 models arrive unlocked, making them a bargain compared to buying direct from Apple, who sells the 16GB model for $70 more than T-Mobile.
T-Mobile is also the first U.S. carrier to introduce HD Voice, which is supported by all models of the iPhone 5; the magenta network will also offer the iPhone 4 and 4S for even less, but only in what they refer to as "select markets."
Although the product pages are live on t-mobile.com, things may not be completely ready to go yet -- but don't let that stop you, keep checking back and eventually you'll get your order in.
Follow this article’s author, J.R. Bookwalter on Twitter