T-Mobile to have iPhone 5-ready nano-SIM cards by mid-OctoberIn a tweet on Thursday, T-Mobile revealed that it will be carrying iPhone 5-compatible nano-SIM cards for use on its network in mid-October, giving subscribers access to Apple's latest handset.
A number of T-Mobile customers took to Twitter recently, asking the telecom if and when it would be releasing nano-SIM cards to be used with Apple iPhone 5 as the carrier is not yet an Apple partner carrier. The company issued multiple responses, as reported by The Verge, promising subscribers access to the appropriate cards needed to operate the new device on its network.
@danielmwilliams We will be releasing the nano SIM mid October, stay tuned as we work to make your iPhone experience seamless as possible^JQ T-Mobile USA (@TMobileHelp) September 14, 2012
Current subscribers will need to purchase an unlocked iPhone 5 to use the smartphone on T-Mobile's network, however it is unclear when Apple will be selling those versions in the U.S. It was discovered on Thursday that pricing of the unlocked units would be similar to previous iPhone iterations, with the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models running $649, $749 and $849, respectively.
When the nano-SIM cards do arrive, subscribers will only be able to operate the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile's 2G EDGE network, however the company is slowly rolling out 4G HSPA+ service across the country, with current availability in Seattle, Las Vegas and New York City.