Leaked memo shows 250K have pre-registered for T-Mobile's Apple iPhone 5

Leaked memo shows 250K have pre-registered for T-Mobile's Apple iPhone 5
According to T-Mobile executives, ever since the UNcarrier plans debuted, the carrier has seen traffic in its stores increase. David Carey, executive vice president for corporate services, said, "I have every reason to believe this momentum will continue and carry forward," but added that it is too early to see if this momentum will stick. T-Mobile has done away with two-year contracts and subsidized pricing on new phones. Customers now make a down payment and pay off the balance by making installment payments monthly over 20 to 24 months.. The phone remains locked to T-Mobile until the handset is paid off. On the other hand, you can leave T-Mobile at any time without getting socked with an ETF.

Besides the new rate plans, T-Mobile customers are obviously excited about the Apple iPhone 5. Finally, Apple's iconic smartphone has made its way to the nation's fourth largest carrier and the phone will launch on April 12th. So far, more than 250,000 pre-registrations for the phone have been received by the mobile operator, with 80% of them coming from existing customers. Those pre-registering for the device are not putting down money to reserve a unit, but are simply sending their email address to T-Mobile so that they can receive the latest information about the iPhone 5. The handset, which costs $199.99 with a signed two year contract from Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, is priced differently on T-Mobile. Customers must make a down payment of $99 and pay the balance off in $20 monthly installments of 24 months.

While the carrier has not released the number of pre-orders it has received for the Apple iPhone, one T-Mobile employee has whispered that the number of pre-orders for the phone has been "impressive" and not too much different than the number that has pre-registered for the handset.

source: CNET via TmoNews

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x



14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's very good news for T-Mobile hope it will help drive their stocks in sales.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This is really bad news™

11. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

Good for t-mobile, hope this business model does well and contracts end in the US.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Called it from the day they announced it. The iPhone will run out of stock. Called it.

5. ogtomasx

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Iphone trash....!!! S4 baby FTW

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

T-Mobile just got the phone with the best and most advanced mobile os. Congrats.

6. jewilliams500

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

Dood, you know just as well as I and everyone else that iOS is not advanced. If that were fact, a lot of grandparents would not be able to handle it as well as they do. iOS is the simplest system to learn. You need to chill a bit...

7. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

What? These are all grandparents and only play games in a work/business environment. LOL. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Eight-of-the-top-ten-devices-activated-for-enterprise-use-in-Q4-were-Apple-devices_id40276

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The most advanced OS in the world still has a web address bar and a google search bar instead of incorporating the two. Pretty advanced if you ask me.

12. jewilliams500

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

That's because the OS is as simple and plain as it gets...I've carried iOS for a month trial and couldn't make it past the 3rd week. I'm not bashing, I don't hate iOS, it just doesn't work for me. It got stale too fast and it lacked the ability for me to customize it the way I wanted to.

3. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Hurray Tmobile, when all the carrier fight we win.

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Impressive, most impressive -Darth Vader

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