It’s official: T-Mobile will be offering the iPhone up as part of their service in 2013 at only $99. If you think that’s crazy, then it’s crazy.
According to ABC News, T-Mobile will be offering Apple’s line of iPhones without the same kind of overages that other carriers will offer.
According to T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere, the company was bleeding customers because of their lack of iPhone handsets:
“What was missing? A certain number of customers wouldn’t come to the store if we didn’t have the iPhone,” … “We worked very, very hard for a deal that made sense for us.”
By working hard, he means something that won’t be a drain on both T-Mobile and its loyal customers. They’re aiming to keep the cost of 4G lower than their competitors while also offering nice alternatives for mobile phone users to get hold of an iPhone without locking them into ridiculous contracts.
T-Mobile users can purchase an iPhone at $99 and then pay it off on a monthly basis, as opposed to paying the $600 up front.
Legere further stated…
“When this device rolls out I can only tell you, it will be a dramatically different experience, and I can only tell you that of all the reports that have been written about what’s going to happen when it comes out, they’re all wrong,”
I guess we’ll know soon enough once the iPhone launches under the T-Mobile carrier label.