So, yea this is a U.S. thing. But, T-Mobile Just unveiled their new, "Un-Carrier," plan. So, its like data-priced acknowledged. They know people like Smartphones, so they built their pricing on that.
It's basically: Pay $100 for the SmartPhone, pay $20 per month. Unlimited data.
It's sort of weird, where: I don't know who to believe anymore. About, who's better. Like, ATT has better coverage, or Verizon works in a basement, Sprint does unlimited, or I don't get T-Mobile here. ~ These are all probably true, at some point. But, pricing usually, kinda.. err, determines whether the coverage-talk matters too much. ~ Then there's like: Cricket and Pocket.. Yeesh.. Then, Virgin Mobile, Sprint to Go, Boost.. Any other carrier I can't think of. Err, cool. [Why does Sprint have like three no-contract options?.]
All I know is that, come Christmas, I'ma see those classic Verizon-Christmas commercials. And they're usually okay, but weird. Monologuey, even. And ATT, be doing what they do.
So: Yup! I don't really care if you like Android or whatevs. T-Mobile is confirmed to get the iPhone 5. And I bet they'll be on the 5S. I bet they'll be on the S4 too.