T-Mobile announced that it will start carrying Apple’s iPhone on its service. The iPhone 5 will come under the company’s new no-contract plans starting April 12 and can be pre-ordered starting April 5.
The company’s The Simple Choice plan drops two-year contracts for subsidized mobile devices in favor of wireless plans and full-price phones paid over installments. The iPhone 5 will sell for $99.99 down, plus $20 a month for 24 months.
T-Mobile will also carry the iPhone 4S for $69.99 down and $20 monthly for two years while the iPhone 4 will go for $14.99 down and $15 a month. “This is an important day for people who love their iPhone but can’t stand the pain other carriers put them through to own one,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile USA,
The announcement comes as T-Mobile rolls out its new smartphone plans that will have users pay the full price of a phone over two years, but aren’t under contract. Plans start at $50 a month for 500MB of 4G data, plus unlimited talk and text; consumers can also choose a 2 GB plan for $60 monthly or unlimited 4G for $70 a month.
T-Mobile also announced its 4G LTE network is expanding to seven areas: Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, and Washington, D.C. T-Mobile estimates more than 100 million Americans will have access to the 4G network by mid-year and reach 200 million by the end of the year.