T-Mobile to End 'No Money Down' Promotion for iPhone 4S and iPhone 5
While the iPhone 4 and other smartphones will still be available with no money down, the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 will revert to T-Mobile’s original pricing terms. For the iPhone 5, customers will need to pay $145.99 upfront and make 24 monthly payments of $21.
T-Mobile did not give a reason why the two iPhone models were removed from the promotion, but a representative gave AllThingsD the following statement: "As is the nature of promotions, pricing moves are temporary."
Despite the return of the downpayment, T-Mobile's pricing remains the most affordable for an iPhone 5 from the major carriers.
T-Mobile, which introduced its "Un-Carrier" policies aiming to separate device costs from service costs in March, has garnered 1.1 million new customers during the last few months. T-Mobile CEO John Legere said earlier this week that the company is planning on expanding its Apple product offerings beyond the iPhone.