T-Mobile Hawks iPhone, Awaits MetroPCS
NEW YORK (TheStreet) - T-Mobile wants you to buy an Apple
The company is eagerly trying to complete its merger with MetroPCS
T-Mobile's Apple iPhones go on sale online and in their retail stores on Friday. It shouldn't come as a surprise that T-Mobile is the last of the major U.S. mobile-phone operators to get into the iPhone game. There are many reasons why they've never had them before (more on that later), but now that T-Mobile is rolling out its own 4G/LTE network, they've finally been able to make a deal with Apple.
As for T-Mobile's offering: T-Mobile is offering a special offer between now and Father's Day (June 16th). Bring your "old" iPhone 4 or 4S from any other carrier and trade-it in for their best deal on an iPhone 5 - $0 down (instead of the usual $99) plus a rebate of up to $120 to spend on T-Mobile goods and services. As you can see, T-mobile is trying to do all it can to attract iPhone users.
The iPhone 5 will be one of the first phones able to take advantage of T-Mobile's LTE network (along with the Blackberry
Will the plan be a success? If they wind-up selling more phones then before, of course, that a good thing. If they get people to switch to T-Mobile that's also good.