The iPhone 5 is full of hidden features and tricks that let users get more out of the iPhone 5 while they wait for iOS 7 to arrive.
It’s been six months since the iPhone 5 launched, and most people don’t know how to get the most out of the iPhone 5. With this list of iPhone 5 hidden features, users will learn how to do more with the iPhone 5 without the need to buy any iPhone 5 accessories or third-party apps.
For users who do want an accessory to do more with the iPhone 5, we have a great list of iPhone 5 accessories and the best iPhone 5 car accessories, but everything on this list will work without spending anything.
This list of iPhone 5 hidden features contains hard to find features that most users won’t know about, rather than secret features that users need a special code to unlock.
Users who want to do more, can jailbreak the iPhone 5 and install our list of the best Cydia apps and tweaks to take the iPhone 5 hidden features list to a new level.
Read more here: http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/04/17/21-hidden-iphone-5-features/
John Legere, T-Mobile’s chief executive, has said the company hopes to lure customers away from AT&T.
T-Mobile USA, the struggling phone carrier, really wants you to switch to its network — so badly that it will give you a break on a brand-new iPhone in exchange for an old one.
The company said on Wednesday that when it begins selling the iPhone 5 on Friday, it will offer a discount for people who trade in their older iPhones. Customers can trade in an iPhone 4S or iPhone 4, for example, for the iPhone 5 at no cost up front, along with a $120 credit toward the monthly device fee. The offer lasts through mid-June.
Normally, the iPhone 5 would cost $100 on T-Mobile, and a customer would have to pay an additional $20 a month over two years to cover the remaining cost of the device, on top of the phone and data plan. With the trade-in offer, the $120 credit would knock down the monthly device fee to $15.
Read more: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/t-mobile-iphone-5-trade-in/
It’s really happening. Starting today, you’ll be able to pick up an iPhone 5 with that Magenta hue. T-Mobile’s offering the device both in retail and online, starting at $100 plus 24 monthly installments of 20 bucks. You can pick from either of the two monochrome extremes and if you’re looking to spend a little less, you can also choose an iPhone 4S or 4 instead. Remember; you won’t get the same subsidized pricing from Apple directly, so scroll through the options at the Uncarrier source and ensure that you’re ready for that Coachella stream this weekend.
Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/12/psa-t-mobile-iphone-5-today/
Apple’s newly retooled iPhone 5 makes it easier not just for T-Mobile to deliver 3G service to the Apple aficionados among its customers, but also for its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners.
T-Mobile MVNO Solavei said on Wednesday it will fully support all of the HSPA+ radios in the new version of the iPhone 5. That means anywhere T-Mobile offers 3G service, Solavei will too. Previously all iPhones’ 3G capabilities were restricted to areas where T-Mobile had completed its ongoing network overhaul, which to date is about 50 cities. Solavei – which has adopted a multi-level marketing approach (think Amway) to distributing its service – is selling the unlocked iPhone 5 directly to customers for the steep price of $700 through its retail partner GSMNation. But unlocked versions of the device will work just fine with Solavei’s SIM cards.
Solavei, however, won’t get access to T-Mo’s latest and greatest 4G network though. The MVNO confirmed that none of its customers will be able to tap T-Mobile’s LTE network, no matter what phone they own. T-Mobile has only launched LTE in seven cities, and it appears to be keeping its new 4G service for itself for the time being. I would expect that change eventually though. Sprint, for instance, is already opening its new LTE network to its numerous MVNO partners.
Read more here: http://gigaom.com/2013/04/17/new-iphone-5-gives-t-mobiles-mvnos-a-network-boost-but-still-no-lte/
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-only. That means 50 percent, or around 2 million were iPhone 5, with the remaining 2 million making up iPhone 4 and 4S devices.
iPhones represented a little over half of its total smartphone sales for the quarter, or 55.6 percent. Verizon activated 7.2 million smartphones in total in Q1 2013, and 5.9 million LTE devices, which means iPhones accounted for around one-third of all LTE device sales at the carrier during the three-month period.
Last quarter iPhone represented 64 percent of all smartphone sales by comparison, with 6.2M devices sold. As with this quarter, around half of those were iPhone 5, with older models making up the rest. The dip is mostly in keeping with past iPhone sales performance at the carrier, though it likely was higher last quarter due to strong interest in the still newly-launched iPhone 5 heading into the holiday shopping season.
Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/18/verizon-activated-4m-iphones-in-q1-2013-50-iphone-5-and-50-older-devices/