T-Mobile USA Launches iPhone, Rolls Out New TV Ad

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    In line with its launch previously announced launch plans, T-Mobile USA today officially launched the iPhone, offering the iPhone 5 nationwide and the iPhone 4S and 4 in markets where the devices are supported on its network. The T-Mobile iPhone is also available through Apple's online store at full price with interest-free financing offered through Barclaycard.

    TechCrunch notes that some T-Mobile retail stores are seeing small lines this morning as customers seek to purchase the device using under T-Mobile's new "Uncarrier" service plans which begin at $50/month with no contract. The business model separates the device and service costs, putting the full unsubsidized device cost onto a separate 24-month payment plan.

    As noted by TmoNews, T-Mobile has also rolled out a new television ad for the iPhone, touting the pairing of the popular device with T-Mobile's network and service plans.

    Article Link: T-Mobile USA Launches iPhone, Rolls Out New TV Ad
  2. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    On AT&T now and think T-Mobile would be a good option. I have no real need for LTE. I mean who needs 30 down and 20 up on a smartphone. Really.

    Wonder how T-Mobile service compares to AT&T.
  3. FakeWozniak macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2007
    I think my next iPhones will be with T-mobile
  4. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Glad T-Mobile has the iPhone now, but that's a really unimaginative ad and awkward use of Hendrix.
  5. joneill55 macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2007
    Digging that Jimi Hendricks tune from Woodstock in the ad!
  6. newyorksole macrumors 68030

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    The ad sucks, but the iPhone being on more carriers doesn't.
  7. FakeWozniak macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2007
    ... But I am still grateful to ATT for taking the chance with Apple back in 2007. I do like T-mobiles service, employees, and attitude toward changing things up a little with the contract business.
  8. lazyrighteye macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO
    While not the most creative/clever ad (both of which are highly overrated), it is to the point. And seems a perfect message upon launch.
    Kudos to T-Mo for their efforts to change up the way carrier operate. Curious to see how this all plays out.
  9. Oldfash33 macrumors regular


    Sep 5, 2011
    Time to buy. Hope they don't run out of units today since we won't make it down til this afternoon #
  10. Greg., Apr 12, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013

    Greg. macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2010
    London, UK
    Weird ad.

    "It's the phone that's revolutionising phones". Umm nope?
  11. Illusion986 macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2009
  12. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    GF is getting this first week in May when her Verizon two-year commitment runs out. Her monthly cell cost will drop from $90+ to $70 and the phone is only $99 instead of 199 upfront. If the phone lasts over two years, she saves even more on a monthly basis.
  13. chagla macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2008
    no mention of price? c'mon.

    tmobile $579
    apple $649

    also, if you have iphone 4/4S you can get the new iphone 5 for $0 down payment (instead of usual $99 down) . you ALSO get a "fair market" value for your iphone4/4s when buying ip5 from tmobile.
  14. snarestud940 macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2012
    Just bought the T-Mobile version, I'm still getting EDGE Speedswherever I used to have 3G with my old T-Mobile phone. Are we sure this has full 3G ?
  15. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    Welcome to the way it suppose to be, America.
  16. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    Were you able to buy the phone outright for $579 or did they require an uncarrier plan, initially.
  17. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    So how many US carriers is the iPhone on now? What is the largest carrier that doesn't have the iPhone?

    It seems like it is all over the place. Which is good.
  18. rnizlek macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2004
    Washington, DC
    I wish them well in their new venture (not just the iPhone, but the new pricing/plans). It seems to make the most sense if you are on a family plan. My family is going to be switching at the end of the month, when they are all out of contract with AT&T. They've had a good experience with AT&T, they just are moving for the price savings.

    For me, I pay $80 a month for my iPhone through AT&T. Considering I upgrade every two years, there's really no savings on an individual plan switching to T-Mobile. It wouldn't be an option for me anyway, as at the moment they have no 3G coverage anywhere near where I live, though they have plenty of EDGE. I'd love to see them become a more dominant carrier and put more money into upgrading and expanding their network. More competition is a good thing, especially if such competition is large enough to cause AT&T and Verizon to take notice.


    Did you buy a iPhone 5? Are you in an area where they have 3G? A surprising amount of their network is still EDGE only, even with the right device.
  19. IndoX macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    Apple partnered up with Barclay's and will allow financing options throughout a 24 month period - with a $70 credit 6 months in (if you make your payments on time).

    But of course, this requires signing up for the credit card and getting approved for it. If not, you'll pay more in Apple compared to T Mobile.
  20. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    That makes the whole ad grade A in my opinion. I'm loving T-Mobile on my 4S. I will likely wait till the next iPhone, 4S is still working great for me.
  21. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Seriously; why did it take so long for T-Mobile to get the iPhone?

    The iPhone was shown off in 2007. You can now get one from T-Mobile - after a nearly 6 year wait.

    Meanwhile, Android garbage-phones were available on T-Mobile as fast as their manufactures could crap them out - before other carriers got Android, in fact.
  22. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Why didn't you ask T-Mobile this when you were there? :confused: And just because you left the storefront, it's not too late to ask them.
  23. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Do you realize that AT&T had an exclusive deal with Apple from day one all the way to January 2011? That's part of the reason it "took so long".
  24. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    Wise decision staying with the 4S. I should have kept mine.

    The stretched out iPhone 5 I have now is bland, odd sized long & narrow display, not to mention its fragile finish.

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