T-Mobile Phasing Out Phone Subsidies
The CEO of T-Mobile USA today announced that the company plans in 2013 to stop offering traditional service plans that include a subsidy to cover the cost of the cell phone. Instead, the company will only offer its "Value" plans, which are typically cheaper than traditional postpaid monthly plans offered by other carriers. Customers can still get a phone for a low-up front price and pay over time with a monthly installment plan. Unlike a traditional phone subsidy, the installment plan ends automatically when the phone is paid off. The Value plans make the phone and service costs separate and transparent.
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Traditional plans are like leasing cars
Until then, comparison of regional population dense carriers who offer cheap service to national carriers who...
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Tmo is like escort that won't kiss on the lips because they've drawn some arbitrary moral line that no one cares about while she is getting Donkey Punched.
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So, they have done the right thing and are not hiding the phone cost in the service charges. What do they want? A cookie?
Tmo is like escort that won't kiss on the lips because they've drawn some arbitrary mora
They already have this option, but I predict that there will be an increase in the availability of fairly-priced unlocked phones in random retail stores when this becomes the standard.
If they made a complete separation....the carrier not being respo...
This is how the industry should have been the whole time.
Unfortunately, it'll be an uphill battle to get people to accept this, and it already has been. Customers are so accustomed to "free" and "cheap" phones that they don't realize what a phone costs, and we still have people that take Classic plans, even though the plan is more expensive, just to to get the "discounted" phone.
Now they need an advertising campagin
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