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.
Aug 17, 2020
Verizon has tweaked its unlimited plans to include more value at the same prices. The Just Kids plan now includes unlimited 4G data instead of a set 5GB.
Jan 14, 2021
Samsung today officially unveiled its Galaxy S21 series of flagship phones for 2021. All three models sport a distinctive new "Contour Cut Camera" design where the metal frame extends around one corner to surround the rear cameras.
Nov 7, 2019
T-Mobile today announced plans to offer three new programs offering 5G service for free to certain groups, or cheaply for everyone else. The company is promising to launch the programs when and if it is allowed to merge with Sprint.
Nov 18, 2020
Google today launched a major revamp of its Google Pay app with a new interface and several major new features. Instead of a stack of cards and list of transactions, the new interface centers around the people and businesses you exchange money with, with a conversation-style interface for each person, group, and business.
Sep 25, 2019
The FCC this week launched an investigation into allegations that Sprint collected federal subsidy payments for 885,000 subscribers that were not actively using Sprint service, violating a key rule of the Lifeline program for low-income consumers. If true, this would amount to Sprint collecting over $8 million/month of taxpayer money that it was not entitled to.
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
As sales rep for tmo