T-Mobile customers who buy a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus should notice better coverage and speeds on T-Mobile’s network, as Apple has included support for LTE 12 in the new handsets.
Both GSM and CDMA models of the new iPhones support the 700MHz spectrum.
Model A1633 and Model A1634
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
Model A1688 and Model A1687
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
T-Mobile offers what it calls T-Mobile Extended Range LTE across the U.S. which uses the 700MHz spectrum. As well as extending the magenta network’s LTE signal twice as far from cellular towers, it also offer four times better reception inside buildings. Extended Range LTE is currently available in 170 markets, covering over half the U.S. population.
The company has plans to rollout Extended Range LTE coverage over another 600,000 square miles in the next 3 months, reaching over 350 markets across the United States. The map seen above shows the carrier’s projected coverage by the end of 2015.
In related news, T-Mobile announced their a Lifetime Coverage Guarantee for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus purchased through JUMP! On Demand. if you’re not happy with their coverage, they will unlock your T-Mobile iPhone and offer you a partial refund.
For as long as you use your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus on T-Mobile, if you aren’t completely satisfied with your coverage experience we’ll refund you for every penny you’ve paid for your new device in the first month, or after that, we’ll unlock it at no charge so you can use it with one of the other wireless companies. We’ll even refund up to a full month of your service.
The carrier will also be offering the iPhone 6s through their JUMP! On Demand plan for $0 down, and 18 monthly payments of $20. At the end of the 18 months, you have the choice of returning the iPhone to T-Mobile and paying nothing more, or pay $164 to keep the phone. That comes to a total of $524, which is a nice $125 discount off of the usual $649 price of the phone.
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) September 9, 2015
T-Mobile CEO John Legere also tweeted that the carrier will begin selling the Apple Watch, but did not announce a specific release date.