The Verge says it’s confirmed the news with T-Mobile, following a tweet that went out from @T-MobileHelp earlier in the week.
This past Wednesday — the day Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 5 — T-Mobile kicked off its “Unlocked & Unlimited” campaign, under which it will be carrying unlocked iPhones in its stores for demonstration purposes, airing national commercials inviting unlocked iPhone users into its stores, and launching a few of its own iPhone apps.
That’s mainly to take advantage of the presumed flood of older iPhone models that will hit the market as people upgrade to the 5. (T-Mobile already offers SIM cards for older iPhone models.)
“For everyone waiting in line for their new iPhone, they’ve got to do something with their original product,” Harry Thomas, director of marketing at T-Mobile, told CNET on Monday.
But clearly the carrier would like to see iPhone 5 owners come aboard as well. There’s a catch, though. Aside from the fact that unlocking a phone is no easy task, and buying an already unlocked device is spendy (at least $649 in the U.S.), the iPhone doesn’t support T-Mobile’s 3G service…
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