T-Mobile Offers iPhone 5 Pre-orders Ahead of April 12 Launch

T-Mobile began accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 5 on Friday a week ahead of the carrier's official April 12 launch. T-Mobile was the last of the big carriers to begin offering Apple's popular smartphone, although it has been supporting unlocked iPhones customers were using on its network.

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The carrier will offer the 16GB iPhone 5 on its network starting at US$99.99 with 24 monthly payments at $20 each as part of its new Uncarrier program that does away with subsidized smartphone pricing. The 32GB model costs $199.99, and the 64GB model is priced at $299.99.

T-Mobile's Uncarrier plans let customers buy an iPhone without an annual service contract, unlike AT&T and Verizon's subsidized iPhone prices with a required two-year contract. The company is offering iPhone owners unlimited talk time for $50 a month, and 2GB of data for $10 a month or unlimited data for $20 a month.

The iPhone 4S will be priced starting at $69.99 down with $20 a month payments, and the iPhone 4 will cost $14.99 with $20 a month payments.

T-Mobile will also offer HD Voice support ahead of AT&T and Verizon, making the carrier the first in the U.S. to support the iPhone 5's higher quality voice quality feature.

Customers that don't want to pre-order, but hope to get their hands on a T-Mobile compatible iPhone 5 can pick theirs up starting on April 12 at T-Mobile and Apple stores.