While T-Mobile was officially spurned once again by Apple and will not carry the iPhone 5, the company still wants iPhone user’s money. According to T-Mo News, the carrier is planning on stocking the nano SIMs only used by the new handset starting in mid-October.
The nano SIM information was leaked in a photo of an internal T-Mobile screenshot provided to the site. No other T-Mobile phone, or other handset in the U.S., uses the nano SIM except the iPhone 5.
To use an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile’s network, you must buy an unlocked iPhone directly from Apple. And they don’t come cheap with the 16GB version costing $649. The 32GB edition is $749 and the 64GB handset is $100 more.
But if you’re willing to spend the money upfront and have good T-Mobile coverage, you can very well save a lot of money by being contract free.
T-Mobile’s new unlimited and unlocked iPhone initiative says that the company can save AT&T users up to $50 per month compared to AT&T. And with the new plans, users will be able to use their iPhones at the top speeds possible on the network. But it won’t be the zippier LTE of AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
Source: T-Mo News