Well, you can do exactly that right now because Wirefly is already accepting pre-orders for T-Mobile's upcoming 4G enabled handset. Naturally, new customers get a slight benefit from getting the device through them, as opposed to T-Mobile directly, because it’ll only set back new customers only $139.99 with a 2-year agreement.
As for existing customers with a qualified upgrade, you can still place a pre-order right now, but you’ll have to dish out a measly $10 more out of your pockets at $149.99 with a contract. Still, it should prove to be more than forgiving since you’ll be able to show it off to friends on launch day.
Granted that you’ll have to wait until February 23rd to finally see the handset in the flesh, but at least it beats not having to wait it out on lines come launch day. Plus, you’ll never know the kind of unpredictable things that can occur with new handset launches.
source: Wirefly via TmoNews