T-Mobile prepaid iPhone 5 now available from Best Buy and WalmartAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Having more retailer options when it comes time to buy a new smartphone is always a good thing, and it looks like T-Mobile customers that are interested in a prepaid iPhone 5 just got two more of them. Both Best Buy and Walmart have begun selling 16GB iPhone 5s for use with T-Mobile's prepaid service. Both the black and white versions of the iPhone 5 are available from the two retailers. One difference between the two stores is pricing, with Walmart asking $629.88 for its 16GB iPhone 5s and Best Buy slapping a price tag of $649.99 on its units.
It's also worth noting that Apple sells a 16GB iPhone 5 in its online shop for $649.99, the same price as Best Buy, and can include a T-Mobile-compatible SIM card for buyers that'd like one. The fact that T-Mobile's prepaid iPhone 5 is priced above $600 at all three retailers means that this buying method won't be for everyone, but for those that are comfortable with shelling out full retail price for a new smartphone, it's nice to see additional outlets begin to offer the prepaid iPhone 5. Our pals at TmoNews have heard that around 1300 Walmart stores are also selling the prepaid iPhone 5, so that's something to keep in mind if you want to snag the cheapest iPhone 5 of this bunch but would prefer to do your buying the old-fashioned brick and mortar way.