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iPhone Finally Coming To T-Mobile In 2013 154

Posted by Soulskill
from the they-move-quickly dept.
New submitter kc67 sends this report from ABC: "Five years after the iPhone originally launched in 2007, T-Mobile will finally start carrying it. It might not be as buzz-worthy as when Verizon finally got the iPhone back in 2011, but it's going to be a pretty big deal for T-Mobile subscribers next year, when the carrier starts selling Apple products. ... T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere said while speaking at the Deutsche Telekom conference Thursday that it will carry the iPhone and will offer it in a different way. 'What was missing? A certain number of customers wouldn't come to the store if we didn't have the iPhone,' Legere said. 'We worked very, very hard for a deal that made sense for us.'"
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iPhone Finally Coming To T-Mobile In 2013

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  • by RightSaidFred99 (874576) on Friday December 07, 2012 @05:00PM (#42219801)

    They are moving to a non-subsidized model, which is hot. As it stands you get your iPhone for $200 then end up paying $1400 extra in some cases for an overpriced 2 year contract. I bought my own phone and did this already on T-Mobile, I only pay $30 a month for "unlimited" data (up top 5 gigs at "4g") and 100 minutes of talk time, which is all I need.

    Sprint especially made the mistake of just committing to a huge number of iPhones at a staggering price they must now subsidize. Will be interesting to see if people are still willing to pay the True Price for an iPhone (e.g. $600) versus maybe $450 for a high end Android phone.

  • by TheNinjaroach (878876) on Friday December 07, 2012 @05:21PM (#42219991)
    I have a Macbook and I think it's a mostly "meh" experience with a shitty screen and heavy hardware.

    I just bought an iPhone 4S for use on a prepaid plan and found the experience to be very different, that is, much better than the Macbook.

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