re: T-Mobile's iPhone 5 By The Numbers
Prepare to be rejected if your credit score is not A+, you can't reasonably complete a credit application, your annual income is too low, or you have a bankruptcy or foreclosure in your credit history. No, you will not make three payments and vanish into the forest. This will be much like a car note. That means repossessions are possible. A new reality show, where this big man shows you a repossession order, and then demands your handset? Call me insightful :). Since it's locked to T-Mobile and it's now illegal to unlock without the carriers permission, there will be a poster child who actually gets fined, sued, or even criminally charged for unlocking the device (and they will snitch on the cell phone shop that did the unlocking) . It's not actually your phone until it's paid off and T-mobile releases the ESN code, or network lock.
Let's see whose made an example of first?