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