T-Mobile iPhone 5S Now Pairable With Prepaid Service
T-Mobile says it will now pair prepaid service with the iPhone 5S, and it's made a deal to sell iPads and iPhones with 4G LTE service at Costco.Nothing suggests a new Apple iPhone is coming like good deals on the latest model. T-Mobile on June 26 announced two of them. For the first time, customers will be able to pair an iPhone 5S with prepaid service when making a purchase at Apple stores. And, Costco customers, on a run for jumbo packs of freeze pops and paper towels, can now also pick up an iPhone 5S, an iPad Mini with Retina display or an iPad Air with T-Mobile service. Specifically, Costco will sell the 16GB iPhone 5S in space gray and silver; the 16GB iPad Mini in silver and the 16GB iPad Air in space gray, at what T-Mobile says will be a "competitive out-of-pocket price" with its monthly installment plan backed by WebBank. T-Mobile adds that Costco will "sweeten" the deal by offering home delivery of the iPad Air, though without the word "free" in that sentence, some may find that not so very sweet. But no matter. T-Mobile has had a heavy hand when it comes to sweetening its tablet offers, and Costco shoppers will benefit from the 200MB of free data per month that T-Mobile introduced last October and will keep on offering "for life," as well as its April offer of 1GB free each month through the end of this year.
That April deal, part of what the "Un-carrier" calls "Operation Tablet Freedom," also cut the prices of 4G LTE-enabled tablets down to match the prices of their WiFi-only counterparts.