iPhone 5 coming to T-Mobile on April 12th, new Simple Choice Plan and 7 more cities added to LTE network
T-Mobile introduced some major changes in their Simple Choice Plan, including expanding their 4G LTE network to 7 more cities, cutting the contracts and bringing in the iPhone 5.
Simple Choice Plan allows you to split your phone payments in monthly installments instead of being locked in a contract. You can upgrade your plan at any point. With new phone plan structure $50 per month will get you 500MB of 4G data. For $10 more your limit grows to 2GB and for $70 you get it all unlimited.
For tablets $20 will get you 500MB of high speed data. There is no unlimited package offered, but 12GB for $80 a month should suite even the most demanding of users. Running out of data does not get you turned off, but your speed will diminish to 2G rate. Nice thing is that all of these plans work with no contract so you can opt out whenever you like. Bringing your own device that works on T-Mobile LTE network is also possible. Adding an extra phone to your plan will cost you extra $30.
iPhone 5 will be 4G enabled on T-Mobile network in April in selected cities. First cities to get the 4G speed will be Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, Houston, Kansas City, Baltimore and Washington DC. Other cities are planned to be included in the T-Mobile LTE network this year to reach the promised coverage for 200 million Americans. The speeds promised are 60Mbps on the downstream and 8Mbps going up.
You can pick up new iPhone 5 for $20 per month for 2 years with $99.99 down. If you think about it, by the time you pay off your phone in 24 months the phone will have cost you only $579. That is $50 cheaper than paying for it in cash in many outlets.
There is a decent selection of 4G devices capable of testing the speed of 4G in T-mobile including the newly released BlackBerry Z10 featuring the new BlackBerry 10 OS, HTC One, coming at the end of April, as well as Samsung Galaxy S IV and Note 2.
Unfortunately, the famous T-mobile’s WiFi calling will not work on iPhone 5.
A Mobile Hotspot for your portable computer is also available to use the 4G speeds over the WiFi.
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