iPhone 5 Nano SIM cards headed to T-Mobile

iPhone 5 Nano SIM cards headed to T-Mobile
Although T-Mobile isn't getting the iPhone 5, that doesn't mean it would stop people from using their unlocked iPhone on its network, despite instructing its employees to sell against it. Just days ago, the carrier announced its "Bring your own iPhone" deal for any customer who wants to take advantage of T-Mobile's data plans. "But wait, the iPhone 5 uses Nano SIM cards, doesn't it?" you say. Well, T-Mobile has that covered. Or at least it will in the near future, as a leaked spy shot indicates that Nano SIM cards are headed to T-Mobile for use with unlocked iPhone 5 smartphones. The carrier will have them in stock at some time next month.

We cannot overlook the fact, however, that using an unlocked iPhone 5 on T-Mobile would be a pricey investment. That is because one needs to buy the smartphone at its retail price, which starts at $650 for the 16GB model. But in the long run, switching might be worth it. For $70 per month, subscribers get 5GB of data, along with unlimited nationwide calls and texts. In comparison, a similar plan would cost over $100 with AT&T, although data will likely be faster, given that the carrier has LTE deployed in a number of markets already.

So is anyone thinking of using an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile? Or would you rather stick with AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint and take advantage of carrier subsidy? Let us know in the comments!

source: TmoNews

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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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6 Comments

1. LostInTheRed

Posts: 85; Member since: May 03, 2012

I figured they would do this. They did the same with the micro SIMs. I also want to point something out to avoid confusion. The $70 Unlimited Talk, Text, Web (5GB of high speed) is on T-Mobile's PREPAID plan, not contract. Contract would be $95 with mobile hotspot added to that. For purchasing a phone at retail cost, the prepaid option would be best.

2. AppleIsGod

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

it would be stupid to get a postpaid plan by paying full price for the device because you will be paying for the phone every month.

3. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

Nano SIM or Micro SIM card are nothing special... you can make either of them yourself from a regular sim by trimming the extra plastic material with a scissor, razor blade or box cutter. You don't need to but those sim card cutters. Look online for templates.

4. dodo1234

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

If ur not much of a talker like most ppl now a days, u can use thier $30 5gb/unlimited plan like myself. save WAAAAY more money compared to a contract plan on Big Blue or Red :D

5. dodo1234

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

AT&T 199phone+(40voice+20text+50data/5gb)*24)2640= $2840 VS T-MOBILE 650phone+(30*24)720= $1370. AT&T is faster in many location, verizon as well, BUT NOT THAT MUCH FASTER lol $1470 difference WOW :p

6. dll555

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

I am on a T-mobile family plan with unlimited talk, text & data. Bought an unlocked iPhone 5. Took it to a t-mobile company store and they gave me the micro sim, installed it and set me up no charge! Beware that you do not go to authorized retailer. They wanted to charge $99! Works wonderfully and I have the phone I've always wanted!

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