Friday Poll: Will a no-contract iPhone lure you to T-Mobile?

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Friday Poll: Will a no-contract iPhone lure you to T-Mobile?

T-Mobile chief marketing officer Mike Sievert shows off the T-Mobile iPhone 5.

(Credit: Lori Grunin/CNET)

The big cell carriers have had a pretty entrenched way of doing business for a long time. Offer a big phone discount, tie customers in for a two-year contract. T-Mobile made waves this past week by rolling out a no-contract approach to plans. On top of that news, the company announced it was bringing in the iPhone 5.

Suddenly, consumers have the prospect of buying a no-contract iPhone through one of the major carriers. This does come with some caveats. Pricing will be a bit different than we’ve all come to expect. There will be an up-front fee for the phone and ongoing payments until it’s paid off. That means a 16GB iPhone 5 will require a $99 deposit and 24 monthly payments of $20. At $579, that still works out to less than buying an unlocked phone.

This doesn’t mean you can sign up for a T-Mobile iPhone , cancel your contract, and run off totally scot-free. The iPhone 5 will be locked to the T-Mobile network until you eith… [Read more]

Friday Poll: Will a no-contract iPhone lure you to T-Mobile?

Friday Poll: Will a no-contract iPhone lure you to T-Mobile?

Friday Poll: Will a no-contract iPhone lure you to T-Mobile?

Friday Poll: Will a no-contract iPhone lure you to T-Mobile?

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