Just days after Apple announced its new iPhone 6 devices and hours before wireless carriers are set to begin taking pre-orders and information for early adopters, the T-Mobile iPhone 6 pre-order and pricing details that potential buyers will need to make an educated decision about the two new phones is here. Moments ago the United States fourth-largest wireless carrier revealed the T-Mobile iPhone 6 launch details.
Update: T-Mobile.com is not accepting pre-orders as of 9/12 1:15AM PDT. Instead, it is only collecting iPhone 6 pre-registrations. The Apple Store App is not accepting T-Mobile iPhone 6 pre-orders either. Click here for more details
T-Mobile iPhone 6 Pre-Order Start Time
First the pre-order details. When it unveiled the iPhone 6 and basic carrier pricing Apple also said that users would be able to pre-order both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus ahead of their September 19th launch date. The pre-order date the company shared was September 12th, but it didn’t share an exact time.
T-Mobile representatives who talked with GottaBeMobile this afternoon following the release of the T-Mobile iPhone 6 release details have confirmed that T-Mobile will begin taking iPhone 6 pre-orders on its website at exactly 12 midnight Pacific Standard Time. That means that adjusted for the time difference users on the East Coast of the United States can expect T-Mobile iPhone 6 pre-orders to begin online promptly at 3AM Eastern Standard Time.
To be absolutely clear, pre-ordering will only be taking place on T-Mobile’s website tonight. Not any of the stores that are scattered throughout the country.
T-Mobile iPhone 6 Price
Pricing is where things get a bit complicated for T-Mobile iPhone 6 buyers. America’s other large wireless carriers will use the same pricing that Apple showed on stage during its iPhone 6 reveal event. Things for T-Mobile iPhone 6 buyers will work a bit differently since the carrier doesn’t include the price of new smartphones with their wireless plans and doesn’t have contracts.
- The T-Mobile iPhone 6 with 16GB of storage space will not require a down payment for users signing up with a T-Mobile Equipment Installation Plan and a Simple Choice Plan. Instead, users will have to pay for their wireless plan and $27.08 a month for 24 months.
- T-Mobile iPhone 6 with 64GB of storage space buyers will need to supply the carrier with a down-payment of $99.99. After that, T-Mobile will tack on 24 monthly payments of $27.08 to their bill.
- The T-Mobile iPhone 6 with 128GB of storage will cost users a $199.99 down payment and monthly payments of $27.08.
Things get slightly more expensive for those users purchasing the T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus.
- The T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus with 16GB of storage won’t require a down payment. That being said, 24 monthly payments of $31.24 will be required.
- The T-Mobile iPhone 6 Pus with 64GB of storage will cost $99 down and require 24 monthly payments of $31.25.
- The T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus with 128GB of storage will require a $199.99 down payment and $24 monthly payments of $31.25.
The price of the T-Mobile iPhone 6 is competitive. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will cost at least $199 on most other carriers. It is important to note that T-Mobile allows users to pay for their iPhone – or any phone – in full at the time of purchase. Users who do purchase a T-Mobile iPhone 6 can also pay the remaining balance on their device off and lower their monthly bill. It’s worth noting that smart iPhone 6 buyers can trade-in their current iPhone or other smartphone too. T-Mobile recently announced that it will match any trade-in value users can find from other carriers and credit users some money on their account if they find higher trade-in value anywhere else.
All told, it’s a pretty robust pricing structure considering how much the iPhone 6 will cost on some carriers. GottaBeMobile has already broken down iPhone 6 pricing for each of the major wireless carriers in the United States here.
Before considering pre-ordering the T-Mobile iPhone 6, it’s a good idea to read GottaBeMobile’s tips for iPhone 6 pre-orders too. Doing so could save a lot of time and frustration.