T-Mobile Announces iPhone 5 and New Plans
This morning T-Mobile held their Un-Carrier Event, but before things took off the carrier started flipping on their 4G / LTE network in 7 major cities before the official announcement.
T-Mobile talked it’s “Simple Choice plan” which eliminates annual service contracts for consumers and allows them to move to one simple rate plan that offers unlimited text, talk and web.
With the new Simple Choice plans customers start with one line at $50 a month and receive unlimited talk, text and web with 500MB of data. A second line will cost you an additional $30 a month and each line after will cost you $10. If you feel 500MB isn’t enough (it isn’t), you can pay an additional $10 per line for 2GB of data. Unlimited 4G / LTE data is available for $20 more a month per line.
The cities that T-Mobile flipped the 4G / LTE switch on for this morning are:
- Kansas City
- Las Vegas
- San Jose
- Washington, D.C
T-Mobile’s 4G/ LTE network is expected to cover 100 million of the U.S. population by midyear and 200 million by the end of the year.
During the event T-Mobile also unveiled their new 4G / LTE devices, these include the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S IV, BlackBerry Z10, HTC One and the T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile Hotspot.
Starting today the BlackBerry Z10 can be yours with a down payment of $99 and an additional $18 a month payment for 24 months.
The iPhone 5 will be available starting April 12th, followed by the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S IV on May 1st. These devices all have a $99 down payment followed by $20 a month for 24 months.