T-Mobile Offering iPhone 5c for $0 Down, iPhone 5s for $99 Down

Thursday September 12, 2013 11:01 AM PDT by Juli Clover
T-Mobile has announced its pricing for Apple's new iPhones, offering the iPhone 5c with no down payment and the iPhone 5s for a $99 down payment.

The 16GB iPhone 5c will require 24 monthly payments of $22 per month for a total device cost of $528, while the 16GB iPhone 5s will require 24 monthly payments of $22.91 for a total device cost of $648.84.

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While the iPhone 5s pricing is inline with the price of an unsubsidized device directly from Apple, the iPhone 5c from T-Mobile offers a slight discount of $20 off of the standard $549 price of the phone.

As with other carriers, T-Mobile will begin offering pre-orders for the iPhone 5c on Friday, September 13 at 12:01 AM PT. The iPhone 5s, which will not be available for pre-order, can be purchased from T-Mobile on September 20.

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Posted: 15 months ago
I can't wait to leave Verizon. I'm lucky enough to live in a very strong cell area (Dallas, TX) so any carrier is an viable option. T-Mobiles new family plans will save me $100 a month, and that's not counting the benefit of either keeping the phone past the 22 month mark and paying even less or being able to upgrade whenever I damn well feel like it.

I hope T-Mobile's plans are successful enough to get the rest of America off the subsidized model.
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Posted: 15 months ago
Any news yet on if this will support the T-Mobile wifi calling feature?
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Posted: 15 months ago
Is it me or this insanely cheap?....
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Posted: 15 months ago
I think those of you foreign to the US misunderstand what the monthly price is for. That is not the monthly contract for phone service, that is simply the payment plan for the phone purchase. You pay $60 / month for 2.5GB data, unlimited talk & text, AND you pay $22-23 / month for the first 24 months to pay off the phone. $82 / month.

Unlike other carriers you can at least switch before 2 years by paying off the remainder of the phone payments.
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Posted: 15 months ago

it's only around $20 cheaper

It's also an interest free loan over two years for the phone... so about $25 cheaper
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Posted: 15 months ago
The key here is that after the 18-24 months of paying off the phone your cost is now less because you're only paying for the plan at that point.

Whereas with other carriers you continue to pay the phone subsidy in the plan cost even after the device has been paid for.

That's where the cost savings come in and why it makes more sense if you plan to own your device & keep your plan after it's paid for.
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Posted: 15 months ago
Pretty awesome that T-mobile does this. It's essentially a no-interest loan.
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Posted: 15 months ago
this is why i love t-mobile, they think about their customers. really happy with T-mob.:)
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Posted: 15 months ago

1. My pricing included Unlimited Text.
2. Why would I care if i'm on contract or not if I plan on using the phone for 2 years. Who jumps carriers every 6 months anyways?
3. I didn't know about the 500mb hotspot. That is worth something.



But who really keeps their phone for more than 2 years? I know I get the newest iPhone every 2 years.

Also, i'm talking about individual plans. Nothing about family plans.


You're talking Apples and Oranges here.
With T-Mobile you have 0 overages. If you go over your 2.5GB you are still able to utilize 2G speeds. Yes its slow, but its something to get you by. ATT will charge you $10+. You get Unlimited Minutes and Texts. Texts on ATT will cost you $20 additional.

At the end of the day its what matters to you, but comparing the two, T-Mobile is simply a better value!
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Posted: 15 months ago
I have had every iPhone model ever made on Tmobile ... It was edge Internet for years! But I was in a wifi 90% of the day and paying half or less than what most people with an iPhone was paying.

Best bang for the buck! Now that they have refarmed their bands the 4G speeds are great!
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