T-Mobile iPhone 5 buyers guide

T-Mobile iPhone 5 buyers guide

Today, T-Mobile becomes the fourth and final major US carrier to launch Apple's iPhone 5. If you're thinking of heading down to your local store to pick one up, but you're not sure which exact model is best for you, we're here to help. There are a lot of decisions involved when it comes to buying a new iPhone, or any phone for that matter. Is the iPhone really the best phone for you? Is the iPhone 5 really the best iPhone? Is T-Mobile really the best carrier? Even after you've decided it is and they are, there's still the question of which color and what capacity to get.

Enter iMore's comprehensive iPhone buyers guide. If you need help deciding what to buy, we've got your back. And if you've already decided, just bookmark, email, Facebook, or Tweet this so we can help your friends and family and you can get on with enjoying your new iPhone!

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Rene Ritchie

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I don't think is worth to buy the iphone from t-mobile, i mean their internet is slow and more for a device that can support high speed connection , the good side, is that the plan is more cheaper than other companies, but i prefer att or verizon

I'm using an unlocked att note 2 on tmobile and I get around 12Mbps down. That's fast enough for me. It's also cheaper than att and I get unlimited data. Win/win for me.

Excuse me but I get 20-29Mbps regularly on T-Mobile HSPA+42 everyday, so your comments are unfounded. Having that as a fallback to LTE-Advance will be awesome not to mention Truly Unlimited data with absolutely no throttling on the $70 Unlimited plan. I prefer T-Mobile thank you very much.

The network is for somebody. There are people who are not that concerned about all the bells and whistle. Good information to have for those who may be considering.

One thing that I haven't seen brought up is the fact that T-Mobile charges sales tax on tip of the down payment if you go that route. I ordered 2 iphones yesterday and the total at first was 199.98 then when I went to finalize and pay, the total jumped to 308. There was 96 in sales tax. Keep that in mind when doing the down payment. Like I said I haven't seen anyone bring that up.

There are many choices when it comes to iPhones for sure! I would probably go for the T-Mobile iPhone since they have unlimited data as well as a cheaper plan. I know Iā€™m looking forward to trying out the new LTE network that T-Mobile just released to my city. I like watching my live shows on my phone during the commute to and from work at DISH, since it takes some time to arrive. I use the DISH Anywhere app to stream my shows wherever I go, and it would be nice to use my phone as much as I want without worrying about how much data I have left.