The iPhone 5 on T-Mobile when all costs are figured was the best deal around for an iPhone and still is after a $50 down payment price hike that started today. The $50 discount can be achieved by transfering a phone number from another carrier or trading in a valuable used smartphone. (see chart)
The $99.99 down deal is now over the total payments for the iPhone 5 has been increased from $579.99 to $629. The initial fee to buy an iPhone 5 is now $150.