T-Mobile will lend you an iPhone 5S for a week to test its network

Fast-growing US carrier T-Mobile’s latest plan to woo customers away from other mobile networks is perhaps its most headline-grabbing yet. Starting on June 23rd, T-Mobile will lend you a top-of-the-line iPhone 5S for free, for seven days. T-Mobile thinks its new scheme, called “Test Drive” and announced at its “Uncarrier” event today, will be used by more than 1 million people in its first year.

The Test Drive scheme is targeted at customers of other US carriers who aren’t sure if they can justify switching to a smaller network with less countrywide coverage than its larger rivals. Interested parties can sign up next week on T-Mobile’s site. The carrier says people will receive their borrowed iPhone 5S “a few days later.” During the…

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