T-Mobile, regional carriers offering iPhone 5s and 5c for $0 down on Black Friday


Update: It turns out this deal doesn’t provide much of a savings in the long run. T-Mobile is raising the monthly installment from $20 to around $27, so while you won’t have to put any money down up front, you’ll still be paying off the full cost of the device over the 24 month installment plan period.

According to a leaked internal memo posted by TmoNews, T-Mobile is going to be dropping the upfront price of both the iPhone 5s and 5c to $0 down on its usual instalment plans for Black Friday. That cuts the usual down payment for the iPhone 5s down from $149 and the iPhone 5c from $49. The deal will officially kick off on Friday and last through Sunday, but the report notes that “a select number of stores will be accepting orders from Thursday evening.” After getting your iPhone for $0 down, you’ll pay around $20 a month for 24 months on T-Mobile instalment plans.

Some regionals carriers are also gearing up for big discounts this Friday. Appalachian Wireless announced it will offer the 16GB iPhone 5, 5C or 5S for a penny on contract today only and nTelos will also have the iPhone 5c for $0 on Friday. Appalachian is also advertising the penny deal for Black Friday on its site, but no word if iPhones will be included after today. T-Mobile definitely beats Walmart’s best deal with the iPhone 5c for around $45 on contract, but we’re thinking other retailers and carriers might announce iPhone discounts for Black Friday too.

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While Sunday is the last day for the $0 down T-Mobile deal, the carrier will also be offering the iPhone 5c for $10 down and the iPhone 5s for $50 down on Cyber Monday. The T-Mobile leak doesn’t specify, but we’d imagine that deal would be for the 16GB models of the iPhones like the other carriers.

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  1. Dominic Ullrich - 9 years ago

    t-mobile is not a regional carrier u dumb fucks

  2. $0 down is nice, but you’re still paying for the remaining amount over the course of the contract/installment plans, right? Or is it a discount off the price of the iPhones?

  3. I wonder if T-Mobile will bring the price of the iPhones down for those who are building credit as well. For example, a 16GB 5s currently costs $330 down for someone who doesn’t have excellent credit. This is of course when the phone is $150 down for someone with perfect credit.

    • Carvell Aldridge - 9 years ago

      I checked on it and the unfortunate answer is a resounding NO!!….I wanted to buy it the day before Thanksgiving and was told it was $330 like you quoted.So when i saw that Black Friday it was gonna be 0 down I thought that the price would also drop for those of us with “building” credit.WRONG! it went down to $300!!! I would have gladly paid 150 but $300??????


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