iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 being removed from T-Mobile's "zero down" promotion

iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 being removed from T-Mobile's
A couple weeks ago T-Mobile began a "promotion" which removed the up-front payment from most of its smartphones, with the plan to run the offers throughout the summer. Now, it has been confirmed that T-Mobile is removing the Apple iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 from the promotion. This had been rumored, but now it has been confirmed by AllThingsD.

A T-Mobile rep told AllThingsD that "As is the nature of promotions, pricing moves are temporary." So, the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 will be removed from the promotion starting this Saturday. This means that the iPhone 5 will go back to being $145.99 down with 24 monthly payments of $21. Of course, this doesn't really matter at all, because with the zero down promotion, the iPhone 5 cost $27 per month, which ends up being just $1.99 less than the up-front pricing structure.

The Apple iPhone 4 will continue to be part of the promotion. But, there's no reason to rush out to T-Mobile to get in before the switch, because you're really not going to be saving much money anyway. Besides, with the iPhone 5S due in just over a month, right now is quite possibly the worst possible time to be going out to buy an iPhone anyway. 

source: AllThingsD

Related phones

iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"right now is quite possibly the worst possible time to be going out to buy an iPhone anyway." And why would that be the case? Not everyone has to jump aboard the latest device and the iPhone 5 is still worth getting even if it's a year old now. If someone's having problems with their current carrier and they wanted to get an iPhone then I don't see why getting one now would be the worst time. Not saying waiting wouldn't be helpful but the way you're wording it is very off.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't go wrong either way

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. I was going to agree with him until I read that last part.

7. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

"And why would that be the case? Not everyone has to jump aboard the latest device and the iPhone 5 is still worth getting even if it's a year old now." Unless Michael made a typo he later corrected, he wasn't talking about the iPhone 5 there, he was tlking about the iPhone 4. And the 4 is definitely a very dated device getting left behind on many new features. Paying the hefty ETF's that carriers charge (especially if someone is close to the end of their contract) just to switch to an iP4 kind of seems like a wash when a little patience could get you a much better newer iPhone. So, he's not saying it's a bad thing by any means, just that of most possible scenarios, getting an iP4 now would be the least attractive option. (Unless someone's just signed up with a new carrier and found out their service doesn't work in that area, then yeah, you could have a point.)

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wait for the new one, it'll be worth it.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I already have my money ready to be taken.

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Most overpriced mainstream company in the world for over a decade. http://lockergnome.net/upfiles/1325276159908_1.png

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what, I have money for them to take. Lots of it.

15. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Stop being so cocky

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Pot meet kettle

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Your examples are a couple years old.but the point is still accurate.

9. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

"right now is quite possibly the worst possible time to be going out to buy an iPhone anyway." When is there a good time..?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"When is there a good time..?" How about when a person is looking for one of the absolute best devices of all time? iPhones rock, regardless of the naysayers.

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

"All time" means ALL time, past, present, and future. The iPhail has never been the best devices (best ripoff, maybe) the time it's been out, and I doubt it will even be remembered in a century or so, or even the next decade: look at palm, blackberry, Kodak, et: all had popular devices for a short fad period, then gradually faded out (though blackberry is still kicking for now). The iPhail is no cotton gin, internal combustion engine, or printing press, after all, so why would it be remembered?

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shhhhhhhhhhhh...

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