T-Mobile US offering attractive trade-in program for iPhone 5 buyers, down payment vanishes

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If you’re planning on picking up a T-Mobile iPhone 5 on Friday (April 12), you’ll be pleased to know that the carrier has announced a very tempting trade-in program for users with iPhone 4 or 4S handsets. If you hand in one of those two handsets, the $99 down payment disappears. You’ll also receive extra credit of up to $120 depending on the condition of your handset.

Full press release below:

iPhone 5 Comes to T-Mobile Friday With New
$0 Down Trade-In Offer

BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 10, 2013 — Delivering on its Un-carrier promise to change how wireless is done in America, T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced it will supplement its amazing iPhone 5 upfront pricing with a special trade-in offer when the revolutionary smartphone arrives in T-Mobile stores this Friday, April 12.

“Our message to iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 customers is simple: bring in your device and trade up to iPhone 5 on T-Mobile,” said Mike Sievert, chief marketing officer for T-Mobile. “We’re making it incredibly attractive to buy an iPhone 5 by pairing an un-beatable upfront price and trade-in offer with Simple Choice, the most hassle-free and affordable rate plan in wireless.”

The special trade-in offer, which lasts through Father’s Day on June 16, enables well-qualified customers who bring in their iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 to get iPhone 5 for $0 down plus monthly payments1, with a no annual service contract Simple Choice Plan from T-Mobile. Depending on the trade-in value of their device, customers will also receive a credit of up to $120, which can be used toward monthly payments, an existing T-Mobile bill, or the purchase of accessories or another device.

Through its Simple Choice Plan, T-Mobile is the only major U.S. wireless company offering iPhone 5 with no annual service contract plus unlimited talk, text and Web on a screaming-fast nationwide 4G network.

With T-Mobile, iPhone 5 customers will enjoy an outstanding 4G wireless experience, seamlessly connecting to both T-Mobile’s existing 4G and growing 4G LTE networks. T-Mobile recently announced 4G LTE service in seven major metropolitan areas, including Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network is expected to reach 100 million people by midyear and 200 million nationwide by the end of 2013. The company’s 4G HSPA+ network reaches 225 million people in 229 metropolitan areas.

Simple Choice
T-Mobile offers iPhone 5 customers one of the simplest and most competitive consumer rate plans in wireless. Rather than providing a dizzying number of consumer rate plans, T-Mobile has just one: Simple Choice.

T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan starts with a base rate of $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and Web with 500MB of up to 4G speed data. Consumers can add 2GB of up to 4G speed data for $10 per month per line or get unlimited 4G data for an additional $20 per month per line. Customers can add a second phone line for $30 per month, and each additional line is just $10 per month. There are no caps and no overages.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 will be available nationwide on Friday, April 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at all T-Mobile company-owned retail stores, as well as online at http://www.T-Mobile.com. iPhone 5 will be available for well-qualified customers with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan for $99.99 down and $20 per month for 24 months. 0% APR O.A.C.

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