Verizon Activated 4M iPhones In Q1 2013: 50% iPhone 5, And 50% Older Devices
Verizon said today on its earnings conference call that it had activated 4 million total iPhones during Q1 2013, of which half were LTE devices and half were 3G. That means 50 percent, or around 2 million were iPhone 5, with the remaining 2 million making up iPhone 4 and 4S devices.
Unlocked iPhone users on T-Mobile can now use LTE, Visual Voicemail
Ahead of T-Mobile's own iPhone launch, an update to support unlocked devices.
Before T-Mobile’s iPhone launch, existing users can get LTE, MMS support
If you can't wait and your iPhone 5 is jailbroken, you can enable it right now.
T-Mobile’s new iPhone 5 is an unlocked, tweaked AT&T phone
The hardware has support for T-Mobile's AWS bands so you can enjoy LTE.
T-Mobile Ends Contracts and Subsidies
AlphaWolf_HK writes "In what I see as a refreshing change, T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier in the U.S., has made sweeping changes to its service, ending both phone subsidies and service contracts. Its CEO said, 'Here's the deal: If we suck this month, go somewhere else. If we're good, stay with us.' As part of that change, the new base plan will include unlimited access, including voice, text, and data. Data will be restricted to edge speeds after 500GB with no overage costs, but can be upgraded to 2.5GB for $10, or unlimited for $20. Portable Wi-Fi hotspot usage is also unrestricted for no additional cost. In addition, LTE services just went live in eight markets. As is already standard practice with T-Mobile, you are free to bring your own device. To keep customers from having to front the full cost of the phone with unsubsidized plans, they'll let people pay off phones in installments. They're also getting the iPhone 5 next month for $650."