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03-19-2013, 03:04 AM #1
Upcoming T-Mobile Event to Unveil New Wireless Plans, iPhone Unlikely
The fourth largest U.S. wireless carrier, T-Mobile, is expected to outline its latest technology and pricing enhancements at an event scheduled for March 26 in New York. It was noted that customers who are awaiting the much-anticipated introduction of Apple’s iOS devices to the telecom’s network may have to wait a bit longer though.
Originally noted by AllThingsD, T-Mobile is expected to offer its first Apple devices to customers in 2013, though the publication doesn’t expect such an announcement to be made at next week’s event. Instead, the company will likely focus on its push into high-speed LTE data and a move away from subsidized pricing plans.
The carrier is said to have bolstered its network in Las Vegas and Kansas City to handle 4G LTE, but has yet to flip the switch on the service that would allow customers access to faster data speeds. Of the top four U.S. telecoms, T-Mobile is the last to roll out the protocol to customers.
As far as the new pricing options go, T-Mobile has been said to be moving away from subsidizing handsets for contract customers, instead putting more emphasis on its “value plans.” Meanwhile, the company has also said it plans to shift away from subsidizing phones for contract customers in favor of its “value plans,” which has subscribers pay full price for a smartphone but with lower monthly rates. This helps customers save money in the long term as long as they stay with T-Mobile.
How do you T-Mobile iPhone users feel about the news?
03-19-2013, 06:30 AM #2
Tmo won't be taken seriously until they have the iPhone..they won't see second or third unless they do. Is there any explanation as to why they don't have it by now?
03-19-2013, 07:14 AM #3
Forget T-Mobile I hope they don't ever get the iPhone.
03-19-2013, 08:00 AM #4
Great! Finally a carrier with a rational plan. If only people were less stupid they'd see that paying your phone either upfront or in clear monthly fees, and then bee free from these for a long time is a much better deal (unless you are dumb enough to really think you need a new phone every year).
03-19-2013, 08:20 AM #5
03-19-2013, 09:51 AM #6
03-19-2013, 10:16 AM #7
1. There network was not very spread or reliable. But that idea went out the window when sprint grabbed the iphone.
2. then I thought they could not support the subsidy or move the volume apple would demand. So maybe softbank had a big influence in that area.
3. It's anyone's guess
03-20-2013, 12:28 PM #8
My wish is that they'd never officially get the iPhone. Their bring-your-own-handset is fine enough for iPhone users who actually want to save money (which, let's face it, the general populous of iPhone users aren't frugal spenders). Plus, the other carriers' quality pretty much tanked as soon as they started carrying the iPhone, due to surges in data demand. We all know how that played out -- draconian tiers of plans and data caps.
Tl;dr: I think it's because they don't currently have the iPhone that T-Mobile is the best cell carrier in the US right now.