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T-Mobile USA (DTEGY.PK) will start selling the iPhone 5 (AAPL) on April 12. In tune with the...

T-Mobile USA (DTEGY.PK) will start selling the iPhone 5 (AAPL) on April 12. In tune with the carrier's embrace of subsidy-free plans, the 16GB model will be sold without contract for an up-front cost of $100 and a 2-year, $20/month installment schedule (total cost of $580, a little below the phone's unlocked price of $649). T-Mobile, which is (finally) launching a 4G LTE network in 7 cities, will also sell the BlackBerry Z10 (BBRY) and Samsung's Galaxy S IV. The carrier plans to offer 4G coverage to 100M people by mid-year, and 200M by year's end. (live blog) (PR)
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  • Matt Jonza
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    Finally T-Mobile!
    26 Mar 2013, 12:14 PM Reply Like
  • synchrogeddon
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    This is cheap. In Poland t-mobile offers iPhone 5 16GB for 499$ + 37$/month in 24 month contract...
    26 Mar 2013, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    For further reading on T-Mobile as it relates to their deal with PCS:

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    26 Mar 2013, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • pabcanc
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    $100 + no contract+ $20/month + lie detector test, = Apples
    grow wings...paul m sykes
    26 Mar 2013, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Possibly the Worst Press Release Ever:

     

    http://bit.ly/YSrF1W
    26 Mar 2013, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • rrosey2
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    Good boost to Apple sales
    26 Mar 2013, 08:08 PM Reply Like
  • Mercury Value
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    t-mobile totally bites. this article is right though, catherine zeta-jones is a phenomenally persuasive spokeswoman.
    26 Mar 2013, 08:31 PM Reply Like
  • ATG1977
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    screw t-mobile
    26 Mar 2013, 08:40 PM Reply Like
  • wpdsr001
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    I don't know why I am such a skeptic but the T-Mobile and Wireless Cellular Industry in general has encouraged me to be that way. You see I own a wireless phone, a tablet, and a laptop. I am also deaf and rely almost exclusively on wireless text communication to communicate. Try and get connected with all these wireless offerings but without having to first give over your first born.

     

    I am also an investor and positions trader. That makes me even more of a skeptic. Here is why.

     

    a. It seems very funny to me that T-Mobile is going to start selling the iPhone on the exact same day as the MetroPCS shareholders are going to have their very continuous stockholders meeting on the T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger. Has T-Mobile hired some of the White House Staff to manage the events leading up to this shareholders meeting?

     

    b. All this sounds wonderful for all the new customers that may want to leave their current provider and move to T-Mobile. They welcome them with open arms. What about their already loyal customers. Show me where a current customer can update their current plan to the new plan (they can) but at the same time buy a new phone under the new arrangement (they cannot). The only way I see they can do that is to add a second line. Does the word predatory pop its head up here.

     

    You be the judge. As always, trust but verify. Even though I am deaf, I don't want to be dumb also.
    26 Mar 2013, 10:52 PM Reply Like
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