T-Mobile ups the cost of an iPhone 5 to $149.99
posted by Michael H. / May 13, 2013, 12:26 PM
T-Mobile had been selling the phone for just $99 up-front, and $20 per month for two years, which added up to $579. That made T-Mobile's iPhone a solid $70 cheaper than if you were to buy it full price on AT&T. Apparently, that $99 up-front price was just a one-month promotion, which T-Mobile never made clear, and there has been no evidence to support this idea aside from a single screenshot found at TMoNews.
So, now if you want an iPhone through T-Mobile, it will ultimately cost you $629 over the course of two years for the 16GB variant. The 32GB and 64GB variants are also seeing their up-front pricing bumped by $50 each.
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Let me see you can't up grade because no contract. .you can have only one device until its paid off so the 20 a month equals the length of a contract... so in other words I have a contract. But if I cancel I still have to pay the remaining balance which is fair. . So 200 up from with any carrier plus 350 cancellation Which equals 550..cheaper than 650 but cancellation price goes down after a yr or so...and carriers have early upgrade
posted on May 13, 2013, 10:56 PM 1
Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 19, 2012
You are forgetting two important elements. Carriers charge upgrade fees when you upgrade at approximately $35. Carriers also charge a hefty tax on the $350 cancellation fee of about $70. So technically, the phone you upgraded costs $200 + $35 + $350 + $70 tax on the 350 = $655. I am not including sales tax in these figures as you have to pay sales tax regardless of which method you choose.
posted on May 14, 2013, 1:07 AM 0
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