T-Mobile has finally started selling the iPhone 5 at its retail stores in the US and it is priced starting at $99.99. It all began in December 2012 when the network operator got on board with Apple to sell its products and last week the device went up for pre-order. In fact, the carrier is so on-board with this concept that a couple of days ago it revealed an attractive trade-in offer.
The device itself was launched last year and comes with a 4-inch touch screen display offering visuals at a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels, just shy of HD, and a pixel density of 326ppi. The manufacturer’s new A6 chip has been embedded within the gadget for reportedly much speedier operation. And iOS 6 brings a ton of capabilities to users’ fingertips, adding a lot more features over its predecessor.
There is an 8MP camera on the back with auto focus and an LED flash to its credit, which is able to capture images and video at 1080p. The front-facing 1.2MP snapper is no pushover. It facilitates video calling over the carrier’s 4G LTE network at 720p HD resolution. Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and assisted GPS with GLONASS will be part of the wireless options available.
The Apple products have been attached to the carrier’s Simple Choice Plan which starts at a base rate of $50 per month for 500MB of 4G data with unlimited talk, text and web usage. 2GB worth of 4G data can be added by paying an additional $10 every month, while unlimited 4G data can be availed of by adding $20 per month.
The 4S and the 4 haven’t showed up on the mobile network operator’s page yet, but are expected to be made available for a down payment of $69.99 and $14.99 respectively. They will be available for $20 every month and $15 per month, respectively, also with the Simple Choice Plan.
The 16GB iPhone 5 can be picked up on T-Mobile for $99.99 with $20 monthly payments over a period of two years. The 32GB and 64GB versions sell for $199.99 and $299.99 respectively, and are subject to the same two-year payment plan. Those who bring their previous generation phones will be able to walk away with the latest handset for $0 down.