After years of waiting, T-Mobile finally announced today that it would begin selling the iPhone. Deeming themselves as the “uncarrier”, T-Mobile will be the only provider to not bind the iPhone to a two year contract. Instead, consumers will put a $99 down payment in, and then pay for the rest of the phone via $20 per month fees on top of the pre-paid fees. If this idea does not sound appealing, consumers also have the option of paying for the full phone at once, and cutting off the extra fees.
T-Mobile hopes that by approaching a different approach, with no contracts or subsidies, they will be able to attract more consumers than their competitors. T-Mobile has taken a huge step forward by allowing the world’s most popular smart phone to be provided by them.
The iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 will be available for sale on T-Mobile starting April 12th.