T-Mobile has just announced that it is eliminating the down payment required on entry-level iPhones starting on December 11. The limited-time offer will include the 16 GB models of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. Customers will be able to buy both devices for US$0 down and 24 monthly payments of $27, with no annual service contract.
The move is a good one for T-Mobile going into the holiday season -- and it's also a great one for buyers looking to save some money on Apple's latest devices. There's no word yet on how long the sale will run, but since T-Mobile is pushing it as a limited-time holiday promotion, you may want to get into their stores (or order it online, as online orders are applicable for the promotion) by December 24.
You can check out all the details in the press release below.
T-Mobile continues to spread holiday cheer with our most affordable out of pocket prices on wireless devices. Starting December 11, T-Mobile is dropping the upfront price of some of the most popular iPhones® to $0 down for well-qualified new and existing customers. This limited-time offer includes the 16GB models of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display are also currently priced at $0 down for well-qualified new and existing customers.
Customers can get iPhone 5s in the 16GB model for $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $27, with a no annual service contract Simple Choice Plan. Customers can get iPhone 5c in the 16GB model for $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $22.91.
Current iPad pricing:
iPad Air (16GB) - $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $26.25, with a no annual service contract Simple Choice Plan.
iPad mini (16GB) - $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $17.91, with a no annual service contract Simple Choice Plan.
iPad mini with Retina display (16GB) - $0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $22.08, with a no annual service contract Simple Choice Plan.
Low upfront costs combined with our affordable Simple Choice Plan make T-Mobile a great overall value this holiday season. Simple Choice includes unlimited talk, text and Web on our nationwide 4G LTE network and now unlimited text and data in 100+ countries - at no extra charge.
iPhone customers also can take advantage of T-Mobile's groundbreaking upgrade program, JUMP!(TM), which allows them to upgrade their phones when they want, up to twice a year after six months of enrollment.
iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including the Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5c features an all new-design, packed with features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera - all while delivering great battery life.* iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c both offer more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world** and include all-new FaceTime HD cameras.
iPad Air features a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner-making content even more immersive. iPad mini with Retina display brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in the same amazingly thin and light design. The iPads feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features.
The $0 down promotion will be available nationwide at participating T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online at www.T-Mobile.com.
* Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
** LTE coverage not available in some areas. Network speeds may vary. See www.T-Mobile.com for coverage details.
Device pricing for well-qualified customers. If you cancel wireless service, remaining balance on device becomes due. Total price for iPhone 5s $648, iPhone 5c $549.84, iPad Air $630, iPad mini $429.84, & iPad mini w/ Retina display $529.92. O% APR O.A.C.
Taxes & fees addit'l; total device tax due at sale. Global data coverage with capable device; not for extended international travel. See details & included countries at www.T-Mobile.com.