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The iPhone 5 will arrive on April 21 with T-Mobile, will connect to new 4G LTE network

If you thought the BlackBerry Z10 was the only new hardware announcement to come out of T-Mobile’s New York event today, you’re wrong, as the Apple iPhone 5 has also arrived on the network. Like the Z10, it’s going to cost $100 up front, then monthly payments of $20 for two-years.

It’s going to connect to T-Mobile’s new 4G LTE network, which has also been announced today, and it’s also going to uniquely feature HD Voice for clear, high quality calls. There has been a lot of talk about the network’s new tariffs, and the iPhone 5 is $50 per month with unlimited text and calls, plus 500MB of 4G data. Once that’s run out, it’s down to a 2G connection.

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If you want more data, $60 per month will provide 2GB or data, or for $70, it’s unlimited all round. You won’t be tied into an ongoing contract with these, and will be able to upgrade the phone when you like. As for T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network, it’s ready to go in seven areas: Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington D.C.

In addition to the iPhone 5, T-Mobile will also sell the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. The former is a mere $15 with $15 per month for two years, and the latter is $70 up front, then $20 for two years.

T-Mobile will open up its iPhone 5 pre-orders on April 5, and it’ll go on sale nationwide on April 12 both online and in stores.

Andy Boxall
Andy is a Senior Writer at Digital Trends, where he concentrates on mobile technology, a subject he has written about for…
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