News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday June 19, 2014.
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T-Mobile US announced a variety of new moves meant to attract new customers, one of which is a new "Test Drive" program that will allow prospective buyers to use an Apple iPhone 5s on the network for one week. The program is meant to convince consumers that T-Mobile's 4G LTE network has matured to the point that they can feel comfortable enough making the switch from another network.
The way it works is that users visit T-Mobile's Test Drive page and sign up to have an iPhone 5s shipped to them. Users then have 7 days to test the phone and network before they are required to return the device to a local T-Mobile retail store. There are no charges associated with the deal, but anyone who doesn't return the device within 7 days will be charged $699 on their credit card. T-Mobile will also charge $100 for damage if a phone doesn't power on, cracks, has water damage, or someone activates the Find My iPhone feature.
The program begins June 23.
Andrew is based in Miami, Florida.