Uncarrier 7.0 is coming – T-Mobile sends invites for September 10th event

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Invites are out! T-Mobile’s next Uncarrier initiative is officially happening the day after Apple announces its next iPhone. The invitation simply states “This time it’s personal”, with the date set for September 10th at 12:30pm local time in San Francisco.  That’s 3:30pm Eastern time/2:30pm Central.

Oddly enough, T-Mobile isn’t using an iconic theater or conference center to announce its next Uncarrier move. Instead, it’s taking place at the T-Mobile store at the corner of Market and 3rd Street.

“John Legere and the T-Mobile team invite you to join us in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 10 at the T-Mobile store at the corner of Market and 3rd street (669 Market Street).  Doors open at 12:30 pm pacific, and we’ll kick off at 1 pm pacific.”

With Apple’s event taking place just over 24 hours before, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not it helps T-Mobile’s exposure, or hinders it. With a message like “this time it’s personal”, we could delve in to what that means. What exactly is Uncarrier 7.0?

Last time out T-Mo announced 5.0 and 6.0 at the same event, offering a free 7-day test drive and free music streaming. Which pain points will be eradicated next?

Let’s hear your thoughts on this. Use the comments below or – as always – send your tips to cam@tmonews.com.

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  • Luis Medina

    hmmmmm????

  • bisayan

    Personal??? hmm…sound serious! what could it be???? Give us hintssssss!

    • דקס וויליאמס

      see how the underlining starts with the E and ends a the P? what does tmobile do that no other carrier does? EIP. lol it just so happens “its” is in between. i do not think this is a coincidence.

      • Cam Bunton

        I put that line in there. It covers a password…

        • PhoenixPath

          Heh,…now you’ve done it…

          Sites around the world are going to use your image and the conspiracy theories based on that line will pour out like mad.

          When it turns out it has nothing to do with EIPs, riots will ensue, the global economy will collapse, disease and famine will wipe out the greater portion of the human race.

          …and it will all be your fault.

          You Evil genius, you…

        • Cam Bunton

          Mwahahahaha!

  • Adrayven

    What do you want to bet it’s iPhone related.. The timing, 1 day after Apple’s event, cannot be a coincidence… and at a store.. could they have gotten their hands on Apple product quicker than others? hhmm… probably not.. fun to speculate though…

    • taron19119

      The rumor is t-mobile well get an exclusive on one of the 2 iPhones for one quarter

      • Bailey

        Which we know is not happening.

      • sloanie

        Can’t imagine that happening… but it would be a clever way to deal with supply constraints if, say, they were behind schedule on manufacturing of a device.

        In any case, lots of speculation on what Apple is announcing on Sept 9– the larger venue suggests there’s more than just iPhones being announced (wearable? something else?) which could tie into the idea of “personal”… eh. We’ll see. It’ll just as likely have nothing to do with Apple at all. (Lots of companies are making phone announcements in the first 2 weeks of September– Sony, Samsung, etc.)

        • taron19119

          But what I think is t-mobile to get the iPhone on the on on September 9th

      • Cam Bunton

        Phone exclusives are not at all Un-carrier. In fact, that’s about as old-school carrier as you can get. And Apple wouldn’t want to take a chance like that. It sells far more of its phones on AT&T and Verizon. It won’t be that..

        • UMA_Fan

          It is interesting the event is in San Francisco though.

        • Cam Bunton

          Just like it was interesting that it moved its last event to the same city as the Amazon Fire one. It wants to be where all the press are already gathered…

        • UMA_Fan

          Good point. Didn’t think about that.

        • Except most of the press is in Las Vegas during this time because of the CTIA event…

        • ChitChatCat

          I imagine press will be in both. And it’s short hop over to Las Vegas after the T-Mo presser.

  • besweeet

    Will it be livestreamed?

    • 50atomic

      It has been hit or miss in the past, but I’m hopeful this time it is!

      • Mike Palomba

        Is there a link I can go on to see it when it starts?

  • Christian

    Got it!…. Family allowance and Call ID free for all!… Doesn’t get for personal than that!

    • Maximus

      TMO doesn’t have free Caller ID?

      • Matt Starzer

        They give you the numbers (like any cell phone), but the Caller ID addon, gives you the same information that your home ID screen would show. A name to go with the number, even if it’s not stored anywhere in your phone.

        • Chad D

          The Nexus dialer has that built in! (sort of)

  • Willie D

    Im going to that store that day! Im not too far from there, one bus!

  • jp

    Individual bills for family plan members please.

  • Aurizen

    I hope its free caller id and tax included in the bill like metro, or phone discounts for customers in good standing.

    • honestabe

      Free caller ID would be nice!

  • LTEstyles

    If David was still around his ninjas would have given him some sort of inside info of what plan 7 would be. I’m better off following T-Mobile’s official Twitter account for news. You’re doing a good job Cam, I just miss the inside scoops. Have a nice day!

    • Cam Bunton

      Inside scoops like Uncarrier 4.0, Device Unlock apps, extra lines on Family Plan… I could go on. Truth is, T-Mobile is doing a much better job of keeping secrets now that it’s a more popular company. But you can be sure, I’ll be chasing up with all our ninjas to see what’s going on…

      • UMA_Fan

        Also it should be noted now that tmobile is a public company employee leaks can be viewed as insider trading.

        • bob90210

          No, leaks are not insider trading. Trading on based on material nonpublic information is insider trading.

        • Bob

          If you provide insider information and they subsequently trade on that information you can both be held liable by the law.

  • lynyrd65

    Just let us roam on all of AT&T’s network and bump the allowance to 500mb.

    • xmiro

      take it up with AT&T charging exorbitant roaming fees

  • SEBA

    I think he’ll have limited number of brand new iphones and note 4 in that store.

  • דקס וויליאמס

    no! it gonna have to do with EIP’s. lol see they sepecifically underlines the E I P. well the word its is underlined. but tmobile is very particular with hints just like apple!

    • xmiro

      you might be on to something, I was wondering about that line

    • Cam Bunton

      They didn’t underline it.. I did. I was covering up a password..

      • Cam Bunton

        Which I now realize was pointless, given the number of pubs leaving it in…

      • דקס וויליאמס

        oh darn. i was hoping they would do something along the lines of if u pay on time for X amount of months u get like a $50 credit towards the balance of your EIP.

    • bisayan

      Bout to say son! You do have legitimate sense of hinting! lolz

  • William Burr Winans

    First T-Mobile announces Wi-Fi Calling on IPhone, Location of 700MHz, More locations of Wideband LTE.
    If this is personal, it’s probably going to be the best announcement yet from T-Mobile!

    • sloanie

      wifi calling on iPhone isn’t a secret (known for iOS 8 release)… but I guess they could make a big deal out of it.

      • othercents

        Known to who? It could be a big deal to the majority of iPhone users. The rest of us tech savvy people already know or don’t care.

    • Nick Ramacciato

      This literally makes no sense as not everybody has iPhone’s. More wideband-LTE locations would be nice.

    • Cam Bunton

      More network announcement will surely happen, but it won’t be the main attraction. Something is brewing..

  • Nathan S.

    perhaps AT&T is getting some kind of iPhone Exclusive again? Cant wait to see whats up.

  • Hiro

    Wish list and random thoughts…
    1. All-in-one pricing – $50 is $50… tax included.
    2. Sprint announced free international wifi calling to the US – T-Mobile responds by wifi calling for free internationally to any country?
    3. Someone else mentioned possible rumor of T-Mobile having a 1-quarter exclusive on one of the iPhones – this would be great. And it could work given the rumors of supply issues. Plus, with the two companies working to build strong relations and T-Mobile really pushing the iPhones, if there was an exclusive and issues with supply starting up, it probably would be the ideal match… Something I had actually thought of in the past, but dismissed as a “it would never happen” notion.
    4. Bump in data again for the $50-80 plans… 2.5/5/7.5/unlimited? With limited time promo bump of 2.5GB for the first 6-12 months.
    5. Separate bills in family plans as an option.
    6. EIP improvement, upgrade at any time so long as 30% of the phone is paid off. Include all wearable’s as EIP option.
    7. Loyalty discounts, where every 6-12 months of on time payments, $2.50 discount per line is applied, maxing at $7.50 or $10 discount.

    • gadget_hero

      I think #1 is most likely, though I am sure it will be more than Sprint, as T-Mobile doesn’t really have to go there as much as Sprint did.
      #2 not a bad idea but T-Mobile already has the best rates on voice/data in the international market
      #3 will never happen $T & $VZW sell a ton of iPhones.
      #4 i think this adds to much confusion on plans, simple choice should be simple
      #5 its safe to say “framily” style plans are dead, in favor of T-Mo’s rescue someone promo
      #6 EIP can now be used for accessories, as long as letting people swap early doesn’t hurt EBITA i am ok with that
      #7 those sorts of deals cut to deep into EBITA and smack of super low prepaid brands (Boost Mobile)

  • mobileguy

    When they say personal…. Loyal customers (2 years +) get discounted eip rates. Longer you stay the more your discount is. Would love to see that.

    • monkeybutts

      Discounted EIP rates? You can’t discount 0% interest :P

      But yeah would be nice seeing full price phones for less.

    • iOSX

      I’ve been with T-Mobile since 2005, I wonder what kind of discount I would get. XD

    • Ordeith

      Something like Cricket’s $50 credit toward a new phone for each year of service would be nice. Maybe T-Mobile can pull one better?

    • Robert

      Something like vanising deductible with allstate?

  • monkeybutts

    Hope this means Wideband LTE goes live in the San Francisco area the same day too :)

    Personal. Hmmmm free data for personal storage services, onedrive, google drive, dropbox, etc, or free social media, facebook, twitter, instagram, google plus, etc.

  • Eric

    “This timE it’s personaL.

    LTE…

    Oh my…

    • Mikey Donohue

      Or TEL.

  • taron19119

    How big is this store

    • RobSleezy

      not that big… lol hence the its personal bit.

      • taron19119

        What are u talking about I want to know how big of a store this is to hold a press conference in because most t-mobile stores is crowded when 20 people are in it

        • Romdude

          Street view it on google maps maybe?

        • jmclma

          LOL, he’s not lying. This store is not big. I work in the area.

  • NOYB

    SPEAKEASY. There, I said it.

  • Chris

    I just hope support for LTE band 12 is announced in one of the two events

    • xmiro

      not what uncarrier is about, and they already said band 12 devices are coming in Q4

      • Chris

        My bad

  • it DEFINITELY includes or pertains to the iPhone. Remember, Apple sent out invites to their special event for 09/09/14. T-Mobile is 09/10/14…DEFINITELY has Apple included.

    • sloanie

      A good point others have made is that press will already be in the area for the Apple 9/9 event, and that T-Mobile has done this in the past (leveraged another company’s event time/location). Easier to get some coverage if people are already there.

      • Romdude

        Good side point but what’s your guess for uncarrier 7.0?

  • Dark enV

    Personal may refer to personal storage for photos and videos and such, maybe free uploading of files to cloud based services like Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud? I seriously doubt that’d be the entire announcement but it may be part of it.

  • Chris

    The quote has me intrigued along with the timing of the Apple event. Let’s not forget the holidays are coming up full speed ahead. Maybe they’ll start allow deferment of EIP payments for those with good payment history and/or credit?

    • Robert

      Payment deferment is a terrible option IMO. Remember the value of the phones tend to tank similar to cars as soon as the new model comes out and you don’t want people owing on worthless devices and then defaulting.

      Those with good credit are less likely to want to do something like that anyway if their credit history is any indication of how they handle their finances.

      A move like this doesn’t really help anyone and would only reinforce the “poor man’s carrier” stigma that TMO has fought so hard to shed over the last few years.

  • tmolover31

    “This time it’s PERSONAL.” I hope that means that they will announce a TRULY UNLIMITED Verizon HomeFusion-like PERSONAL hotspot service at a cheap monthly rate. If the service takes advantage of the upcoming 700mhz A-block spectrum, which supposedly could enter buildings more easily, and it takes advantage of their extremely fast Wideband LTE network, then not only could they compete against the likes of AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, they could also compete against the monopolistic cable and DSL providers.

  • taron19119

    This time it’s personal iwatch or moto 360 exclusive

  • Mike Palomba

    This probably has nothing to do with tmobile getting an exclusive phone but that’s really what they need. And it has to be a good one that will make people want to switch, like when the iPhone was an ATT exclusive.

    • EndlessIke

      Terrible idea. For every one exclusive (and there’s been one), there’s a half dozen of failed exclusives…even hyped ones like the Amazon phone. Exclusive phones are yesterday’s gimmick and a waste of everyone’s time and money.

      • Mike Palomba

        Some exclusives are failures but a lot aren’t. Sprints new exclusive by sharp looks really cool, now if it has hardware that could actually compare to today’s standards then I think it would’ve been a real player in the wireless industry that some people may have switched to get. If T-Mobile had a cool exclusive, added to all the other benefits that T-Mobile already offers it would be a winner and T-Mobile would gain customers

        • Frettfreak

          Lmao… That sharp phone may look ok, but look at the specs… Its not a phone anyone will be switching to tmo to get

        • Mike Palomba

          That’s why I said “if it had hardware that compares to today’s standards” plus I’m sure you’ll have the people who buy phones based on what they look like just to show off.

        • Alex Long

          The days of phone exclusives are long, long gone, and they never even worked before in the first place. People aren’t going to jump ship from their carrier for a phone that no one knows about. People want brand recognition. “Nice, you got that new iPhone/Galaxy!”. Not “You got a Sharp what? WTF is that? Whatever man, I’m about to get that iPhone 6”.

          Name one exclusive in recent history that has taken off. Almost all of them fail. The iPhone was arguably the only carrier exclusive that worked, because die hard Apple fans would be willing to change carriers for it and it actually pushed boundaries of what we thought a phone was. No other company has the same clout as Apple in that regard, and no other device has been as revolutionary.

          The top dogs right now are the iPhone and the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. One of the reasons why the Galaxy lines got so popular was because (from GS3 and up) they started to follow the strategy of one unified device design across all carriers to maximize availability and brand/device recognition. Blackberry had the same strategy and they were also top dog before the iPhone shook up the market.

          Nowadays for any device to really succeed, they have to battle the near ubiquitous duopoly of Apple and Samsung. Look at the HTC One M7 and M8. Very highly regarded and reviewed device from a big name company available on all carriers, yet still falls a very distance third fiddle to Apple and Samsung. By making a phone a carrier exclusive, you shoot yourself in the foot before the race even begins.

        • Mike Palomba

          I agree too that most fail but if they could get an exclusive that everyone really wanted, it could help. And I thing lg is up there in the top with apple and samsung because I, and a lot of other people, would buy an lg g3 before an s5 or note 3

    • hoops

      They are bringing back the sidekick!!!

      • Mike Palomba

        I hope so I’d love to get that phone but just for fun, I love my 5s

    • guest

      maybe the oneplus one

      • thepanttherlady

        Extremely doubtful.

  • vinnyjr

    I would gamble it has something to do with the new iPhone or maybe deals on the 5S. John Legere keeps pushing the envelope and I am enjoying every bit of it. I’m a very happy T-Mobile customer and it just keeps getting better. Thank You T-Mobile.

    • nycplayboy78

      iPhone 6 and/or Galaxy Note 4…..Both are being revealed in September :)

  • Steve

    Didnt they already reneg on one of their past Uncarrier deals- I thought you could not longer get a new phone every 6 months unless the phone is over half paid.

    • thepanttherlady

      Those with the original JUMP! were allowed to keep it. The “new” JUMP! does indeed require 50% of the phone to be paid before using the program. You can also JUMP! whenever you want, it doesn’t to be every 6 months.

  • maestroalvarez

    It’s PERSONAL tells me that John is ready to address the INDIVIDUAL rate plans vs. the FAMILY plans… With T-Mobile having offered Simple Starter Plans at $45 w/ 2G of Unlimited 4G LTE data, I believe that the simple choice plans will go up by $5 bucks and the data allowance will QUADRUPLE (that is, No one on a Simple Choice Plan will get less than 4GB of UNLIMITED 4G LTE data) Add to this the unlimited music streaming and you’ve got a compelling case for a truly UNcarrier move. Perhaps the $10 data allowance becomes a $15 plan, giving you 10GB of data connectivity w/ 5GB of Mobile Hotspot. Additionally, the $30 Unlimited data plans could come with twice the tethering allance, currently 5GB. I am just thinking out loud. What do you think?

  • Robert

    “Personal” billing to compliment their new 10 line family plans?

  • bob90210

    It’s obvious what Uncarrier 7.0 is about. “This time it’s personal” is the tagline for Jaws 4 so John Legere will send sharks to everyone not using T-Mobile anywhere near a beach.

    • maestroalvarez

      lol!

    • Techngro

      Don’t forget the frickin’ lasers…

  • Andrew N Jensen

    I would love a cheaper plan for college students as 40$ is still a lot of money for me.

    • monkeybutts

      $30 100 minute 5 GB plan?

      • Hiro

        While not something I’d count on, a college student special would actually be a good idea bringing in more people, especially younger customers. It would likely require a yearly “prove with a valid student ID” caveat to keep the student pricing. $30-$35 for 100-200 minutes/unlimited text/3-5GB data would be a killer deal.

        • VG

          The $30 monthly prepaid plan for 100 minutes and 5 gb data already exists. Just activate it on the T-mobile Web site or at Walmart.

      • Andrew N Jensen

        Or like 15$ for just talk and text and no data.

  • EndlessIke

    Their latest changes have been in relation to improving family plans; the obvious connection is that “personal” refers to improvements in single line deals.

  • Jaime Wilkesheski

    I think I know what it is. Uncarrier #7 = 007 = “This time its personal” = All T-Mobile customers are getting a license to kill (probably other carrier customers) … “Eliminating Pain Points via Pain” Thats why John Legere told us to rescue our friends from the other carriers.

  • Chris

    Since this is being done at a T-Mobile store and that’s where it’s personal because you meet face-to-face with T-Mobile, maybe it is an improvement or change in the way you get service from or buy phones at an actual store. The experience people have at stores from all carriers should change and T-Mo is the one to change it.

    • TheCudder

      My thinking was the “it’s personal” was a “personal” fight between T-Mobile & Sprint.

      • CalicoKJ

        Or ATT…he’s been calling out Randall quite a bit the past few days.

  • Sidekicker89

    Maybe it will be competitor price matching? Just a guess.

    • Mike Palomba

      They’re going to match higher prices? That sounds great lol

  • Clippers FANactic

    How about stop charging us the BOGUS $10 SIM card fee when adding New lines to our accounts! They charge $10 for something that already comes inside the phone box. Might at well charge us for the CHARGER and Data Cable too!!! Stop it T-Mo…

    • Mike Palomba

      Tmobile gives a lot of discounts on nearly everything, cut them some slack because the need a way to make some money

      • Hiro

        Agreed. The company does need SOME money so it can upgrade the 2G/EDGE to crazy fast wideband LTE across the nation that everyone is wanting… ;)

        • Verbile

          Right? Jeez. It’s like people are ENTITLED to everything free!

          The madness!

    • Steven

      The $10 sim starter kit is a nice way of saying activation fee. Better than the $35 they used to bill and that competitors still charge. Also removes bill shock from new lines.

    • S. Ali

      Should they bring back the $35 activation fee and contracts too? If you’re smart you can get them for free.

    • JonBarros

      most of the time on the website and their giving the sim away for free. if you go on the site now and want to bring your own phone, they have the code FREESIM to get the sim for free. even if they don’t have the promo going $10 is better than $35.

    • notxel

      Other Carriers Charge anywhere from $35 – $50 to activate new lines of service. So a $10 charge is minuscule in comparison.

    • ChitChatCat

      Who, exactly, do you think puts them in the box?

  • Chad D

    Nexus 6!

  • bullet7

    The most personal thing for majority of T-Mobile customers seems to be coverage to me. Even though they are deploying LTE and refarming at break neck speeds it still doesn’t seem fast enough when you stare at the 2G or Edge symbol every day and there are alot of people in this group. August 14 and T-Mobile still has alot of 2G out there.

  • Jonathan

    1) 700 MHz LTE lights up in some cities.
    2) More overseas countries for unlimited data / text.
    3) Unlimited Overseas Data roaming increased to 3G/4G speed (not LTE yet) from 2G speed.
    4) take pre-order iphone 6 on September 10, 2014 for the persons who enter the events
    5) Movie freedom. now partner with netflix. Data doentt count while streaming movies from netflix apps. More partnership coming up.
    6) 2.5GB data plan – instead of at least 4 family member now newly married couple can also enjoy it.

    • Manny

      Everything you listed, minus the Netflix, is not uncarrier worthy. And kinda silly. Why would their uncarrier be more LTE? When they are working on that? Increasing data overseas? Increasing speeds of Data overseas… something they have to build infrastructure for… Movies would be cool though!

      • Jonathan

        just random thought.

        some area is still at edge era. so t-mobile might try to get more ppl to enjoy their network.

        2G speed loading any websites is a pain. especially when ppl get used to 4G / LTE speed and get back to 2G era is a extreme pain point. For i.e. some ppl like to upload their precious moments to families & friends while traveling. 3G/4G speed is always better.

        • matt

          It’s tmobile’s goal for every 2g area to be 4g or lte by the end of December.

        • matt

          Facebook says 50 % of 2g will be upgraded to 4g lte by December

        • David Lebron

          God, I hope I’m in that 50%

        • Ashton3002

          Actually the tower has to quality to be upgraded. Not ALL like some belive.

        • KingCobra

          No it’s by the end of next summer. There’s no way they’ll have it done by this December.

        • Guest

          50 % by end of december, 50 % by end of summer 2015
          according to all the tmo employees on Facebook

    • iOSX

      Regarding #3: I can’t speak for every country, but when I was in Germany, Austria, and Poland a month ago I had 3G the vast majority of the time. So I don’t think that’s really an issue, at least not in west and Central Europe which is mostly covered by 3G at this point. (If a roaming area doesn’t have 2G you get the next best thing.)

    • Wilfredo Martinez

      No way for #5! That would just open up a can of worms, and really bad ones!

  • Mike Palomba

    Hope simplified business billing is something in uncarrier 7.0 it sucks getting a confusing 47 page bill with all call and text history. Called T-Mobile and they said nothing can be done.

    • VG

      I’ve had the option of looking at a summary bill on the T-mobile Web site for the last few months. Doesn’t everyone have this?

      • Mike Palomba

        Not business customers unfortunately

        • T-Mobile Cares

          Sorry, I was not aware you were a business customer. You are correct, we have not implemented this for our business customers, as of yet. There are many more logistics involved with our business customers and there needs when it comes to billing, expenditures and taxes. Please know your concerns are our concerns and we hear you.

    • T-Mobile Cares

      Mike, simplified billing has already been implemented and should have started with your last bill. Please contact us if this is not the case.

      • Mike Palomba

        Businesses do not qualify for simplified billing. I called customer support several times trying to get it but that is what they told me.

  • im thinking they are going to swing back at sprint and match or beat their new 4 lines with 20gb offer…

    • UMA_Fan

      Sprints offer is a stop gap to slow their bleeding. After a year those prices will go up 15 a line

  • Its an accessory based event, for when you get your phone. Personalization. They have been working on this for about Eight months now. They are losing money by not having the right accessories for the customer when new phones launch. This is made to increase the average per ticket price as well as benefit the consumer with having a case, etc so they can walk out totally equipped. It will also cut down on churn, as returns/exchange percentage is lower when people buy accessories.

  • matt

    Is like to see them offer to pay to unlock your phone so you can bring it to tmobile.. Or trades on phones that are locked to sprint.

    • Ashton3002

      They already do to trade ins for sprint phones.

      • matt

        I meant like a direct trade in at the store that doers involve financing a new phone and sending your old phone In for credit

  • gobiltygoop

    Include taxes and fees.

  • Jay Yaldo

    I think it could be one of two things!
    1: All rate plans will have tax already included into the plan so consumers don’t need to worry about it just like how MetroPCS has it.
    OR
    2: All future phones along with the iPhone 6 will come with a pre-installed app that can UNlock your phone so u can take it to another carrier without going through the hassle of calling and waiting for the unlock to work like other carriers make you do.

    • matt

      Maybe for other phones ??? But iPhone unlocking requires you to back up to iTunes , erase and restore so the unlock goes through
      How does the unlock app work today ? Does it actually unlock the phone or is it just tied to a web page that sends you the code to dial to unlock your phone ?

      • taron19119

        The Unlock app is just to request a unlock and u will kno if your eligible or not

        • T-Mobile Cares

          The unlock app is designed to provide those who do not qualify fora full unlock the opportunity to unlock their devices while traveling abroad. Thus is temporary, but for those who qualify, you may unlock your device permanently. Thus is all done from the app and us not a request, but an immediate resolution to your request. I hope that clears things up.

      • Stefan Naumowicz

        Currently that’s how to unlock iphones. Its possible that apple will offer an alternative with the new iOS and iPhone launch, ie. an app like the op suggested. We already know such an app is already in the works for android, so it isnt a farfetched idea.

        Edit: the current app automatically checks your device against a carrier set of parameters, and removes the software lock if the conditions are met.

      • Jay Yaldo

        I haven’t seen it on my customers phones yet. If they announce it than it will be perfect since the iPhone 6 was is coming out. It will probably be pre installed on there for T-Mobile. I believe it is just an app that will do everything for you. No run around like there is now. There probably wont be a code required to unlock. I am sure you probably have to wait at least 90 days to unlock it though.

        • T-Mobile Cares

          Jay, if you are a T-Mobile employee or affiliated with T-Mobile, please do not speculate on this blog or any forum. Due to SEC rules regarding publicly trading companies, information not yet released by the company may not be disclosed by its employees or its affiliates. Thank you.

        • randomnerd_number38

          Hey T-Mobile Cares, who are you? I see you here all the time trying to sound all official and public relations-y, makes me curious about your relationship to T-Mobile. Especially in this context (telling employees what they should and shouldn’t be saying online).

        • Guest

          I bet it’s David Beren in his new role now.. :) David is it you?!

      • T-Mobile Cares

        It is currently available on the Samsung Avant. It is an app that offers either permanent or temporary unlocks on your device. Certain requirements must be met, but it is app based and twits no interaction with a website or a representative. I how this answers your question.

    • iOSX

      Unlike Android manufacturers, Apple does not allow any third parties (this includes carriers) to pre-install apps and software on iOS.

    • Bernice

      The unlocking app was launched on the Samsung Avant and would not be an uncarrier movement since it’s already done.

  • rob

    i heard from a source that t-mobile will have an exclusive for the iPhone 6 for 1 quarter

    • taron19119

      What source

      • Alex Zapata

        His butt

      • Yardie D

        Steve Jobs lol

  • matt

    I’d like to see no more 4g lte high speed data limit for iPads

  • Alex Zapata

    Hmmmmm, this might be fun! A guessing game? Oh how delightful! I’m going to guess something about individual plans.

  • wazzoman

    I work selling tmobile the thing that I think is that they got rid of corporate discounts to launch this program where they will get rid of taxes and fees so it will be 100 period (metro pcs has already moved the this style of pay plan it only makes sense that tmobile would to)

    • David Lebron

      This would be AMAZING lol

    • That definitely would be AMAZING! I heard around Uncarrier 6.0 that, that may have been what it was supposed to be for 6.0, but obviously it wasn’t.

    • Aaron C

      Wow. That would be killer!! When I was on cricket briefly it was like that and it was cool.

  • lcalhountx1

    Shared data on a family plan would be nice!

    • mmmmmbop

      The “It’s personal” part make me think it might be a remix of their single user plans. I’m on the $30 a month 100 minute plan and would love to pay $5 more a month to have 100-150 more minutes.

      • Nick

        that would definitely be nice.

      • StankyChikin

        Love this plan

      • Romdude

        If you had family who could add you for $10, you’d save more even if you pay them $15 to $20. The it’s personal part could be separate billing like sprint for those on family plans.

        • mmmmmbop

          I do have a brother and sister in law on a family plan, but I would be paying over $50 to get the 5 GB of data along with the unlimited talk/text.

        • Romdude

          If they had good credit, they add you for $10 and you get unlimited talk and text. $20 for $5gb of data. With tax maybe $40 total or less, how would that be over $50? Explain please. p.s. I recently added my parents in law and my sister-in-law and they were only $10 per month plus taxes or about $14 each. They get a free 1 GB each.

        • mmmmmbop

          It would be $50 because I wouldn’t just pay the difference. I would insist on the bill being split 3 ways before paying for the extra data, so it isn’t just $10 for unlimited talk and text, it is $30 for unlimited talk and text, and then getting 5 GB of LTE would be another $30, so it is actually $60.

        • Romdude

          That’s your choice but the fact remains that it really isn’t $50 or $60. For me, I choose not to ask the in-laws to split the difference because they already do a lot for me. It’s my way to thank them for their generosity.

        • Romdude

          We both are considerate people, it’s just in my case, I don’t ask my in laws to even split the $80 for the plan and only charge them $10 plus tax and whatever services they use. They already do a lot for me so I’m fine with it.

  • benjitek

    I think the biggest clue is their use of the word ‘time’ — my guess is they’re announcing a package deal that includes an iPhone & iWatch, possibly a competing Android handset/watch combo as well…

    • amadeoplaza

      I think we might have a winner here, people. These invites always use wordplay. You have to read between the lines.

      • benjitek

        ‘personal’ = wearable … ?

        • amadeoplaza

          Wearable devices are as personal as a consumer electronic can get these days. And it’s likely no coincidence that this is happening the day after Apple is expected to reveal their smart watch.

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      Except the iWatch or whaterver won’t be shipping until 2015 at the earliest:

      http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/29/apples-wearable-iwatch-not-expected-to-ship-until-early-2015

    • UglyPete

      Why would that be uncarrier? Verizon has G watch packages.. just weird comments around here.

      • benjitek

        Not a debate, just a guess — thanks though for stopping by… ;-)

  • Toasted_Cracker

    I’m going to say that they will start selling international versions of phones when possible and/or offer financing for compatible phones not currently being sold by tmobile such as Google play edition phones.

    If they sold the international versions they wouldn’t have to use the resources to test new updates. It would just come straight from the manufacturer.

  • Toasted_Cracker

    Just thinking about the “this time it’s personal” tagine. It could be that they will offer free data for certain apps of your choice. Such as Facebook or YouTube. Since net neutrality is dead anyways.

    It could also have to do with the launch of their new 700mhz network (or is it 600?) probably announcing the note 4 and iPhone 6 as the first phones to officially support it.

    • monkeybutts

      700, but thats not something that isn’t already known. It will be a surprise.

      600 auction will be later down the line.

  • YABD

    Verizon will buy T mobile, because it feels embarrassed with too much innovation from a smaller network.

    • Wilfredo Martinez

      Verizon will not be allowed to gobble up more customers or merge with competitors, they’re too big already!

      • YABD

        Whatever!

  • B-Mobile

    Cam why would you cover the line: Password: Speakeasy isn’t that a clue into what Uncarrier 7.0 is all about?

    • taron19119

      No its a password to get in I believe that’s what was thinking

  • stephane

    a loyalty program, designed like the ones of the airlines would be great. they are doing it in Europe and it’s gaining traction!!! now that that Merger cloud is gone…let’s go Magenta!

    • dcon9999

      How does that work in europe? details?

  • MarcusDW

    iP6 exclusivity!

    • monkeybutts

      That would never happen. Apple makes too much money selling to all the carriers.

      • Christopher Joseph Esposito

        Maybe a special color or size iPhone

        • KingCobra

          That won’t happen either. Apple is all about uniformity.

      • They did it with AT&T back in the day. And remember AT&T had Unlimited data. They’re no longer commanding that sector, which equates to huge sales declines for Apple.

    • NOW THAT would be BIG!!!!! The fact t hat the T-Mo Uncarrier 7.0 is being held @ a store, I think you’re on to something. if both of the supposed new iphones are not exclusives, 1 will be. I say the bigger iPhone will be exclusive to T-Mo for a year.
      The new 700 spectrum probably has been completed to cover enough of the population with the new iPhone.

      This is about the only thing that really could be considered BIG. All inclusive taxes isn’t big, and it’s already been done and Metro covers that market.

      Remember when the iphone came to Sprint? That was a bust and it was riddled with nothing but problems on Sprint half-baked network. AT&T and Verizon no longer offer Unlimited data, so… Since T-Mo is billing itself as the data strong network and they offer Unlimited Data – what better way to prove it, than with an iPhone exclusive? That, plus their test drive probably went so great that Apple agreed to the exclusive contract.

      This is about the only way that T-Mo is going to pass Sprint in Q4! iP6 exclusivity, will gain you 3-5+ Million more than likely in 1-Q alone. T-Mo needs something to put them over the top. They’ve already surpassed all other records. What else could it be? Apple is one of the only companies that commands a premium price – and people line up to pay it.
      You can only tinker with your plans but so much. You’ve got Unlimited data and the capacity to sell it with. Now, if only there was a way to get MORE people on it…using it? This time it’s personal… iPhone, UNLIMITED DATA …$65.00 a month for a single line! BAM! T-Mo FTW!!!!

  • Matt

    Free streaming and I’ll be back in a heartbeat.

  • Andrew N Jensen

    An unlimited hotspot option would personally make my day.

    • MuthaFuckinStephen

      Keep dreaming buddy lmao…

  • KNOWSmuch

    Talk about personal! If you look at the corner of Market and 3d in San Francisco, there are 3 carriers there; Sprint, Att, and T-Mobile. I wonder what kind of shannigans are going to happen that day in front of the other carriers! Lol! Straight in your face other carriers!

    • Toasted_Cracker

      Wow! It would be hilarious if T-Mobile actually managed to secure an iPhone or iWatch exclusive if only for a few weeks. I know that the chances of that happening is probably zero but that would be one huge middle finger to the other carriers across the street. Comedy would ensue.

      • Guest

        Would be one of the happiest day of my life.

  • ChitChatCat

    Well, it’s on a well stocked corner (all the carriers). And it’s at a retail store. So, I imagine it has something to do with retail. Just a guess.

  • StankyChikin

    Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data for $50!!!!!!!!!!!

    • monkeybutts

      They already have that, but the data is throttled

      If you are on a 6 person or more plan it works out to $50 per line.

      • StankyChikin

        Ok.. Let me rephrase.. Unlimited Talk, Text, and 4G LTE Data for $50 :)

        • manman

          That wont happen, for the shared amount of bandwidth tmobile would be losing money. sorry my friend

    • Dakota

      Straight Talk has 3gb LTE for 45 so Tmobile still hasn’t convinced me to come back

      • JonBarros

        straight talk blacklisted the phone i use to have because i kept using more than 2.5 gb a month. then told me since my phone was blacklisted i would have to buy a new one to regain service. i hated dealing with them.

      • xmiro

        And Straight Talk is so cheap because __________ ? Maybe T-mobile doesn’t want you back

      • stljedi

        Straight Talk terms of service state data streaming is prohibited meaning no Google Maps data streaming, no iHeart Radio, no Spotify, and no YouTube etc. For doing these things ST cut my data off for the month (then of course couldn’t turn it back on the next month and had to send me new SIM card).

  • jeremyvbk

    Its easy a build your own package where you can buy the data/text/ minutes you want/will use. Sounds personal that way

    • Alex Long

      That will create too many different plans. They’ve been trying to reduce the number of plans by forcing people onto the new ones to simplify their back end billing systems. Individualized plans would throw all that out the window.

  • Clippers FANatic

    How about Data Roll Over? Or is that a pipe dream too? :-/

    • Wilfredo Martinez

      That’s a great idea ….

    • Fritz

      ive always wanted data rollover, it would be great if it reset every 6 months or something. But rollover would make me love tmobile forever. Roll over data is almost just as appealing to the ear as unlimited.

    • UglyPete

      Verizon already does data rollover on prepaid. guess it’s not uncarrier now.

  • Wilfredo Martinez

    The next day after apples event, un carrier 7.0 has something to do with iPhones, the new one specifically. I’m pretty sure they’re going to target old AT&T iPhone customers who are eligible for upgrades with some interesting tactic, and also Verizon and Sprint. Possibly maybe the new iPhones will also support metropcs officially, since apple does want to be able to penetrate the prepaid market, why not do it with T-mobile the leader in the prepaid sector ?

    • Dakota

      And then iPhone 6 part of the free trial promo. If not tied to iPhone, its stupid to have the announcement the day after when the media will still be immersed in Apple mania

      • taron19119

        Because the media is close by and wont have to go far just like uncarrier 5 and 6 was going to take place in Las Vegas but was moved to Seattle Washington to accommodating media going to the Amazon event

        • UMA_Fan

          But the wireless media will be in Las Vegas during that time interestingly. So far tmobile hasn’t come out to say it isn’t related to the iPhone.

  • It’s crazy how no one knows what is going to happen, but most of the comments are about the iPhone lol.

  • 3560freak

    I know that this isn’t earth shattering, but does anyone think that it may have something to do with”personal”ization of your t-mobile device? Something like t-mobile will pay for the custom engraving of your iPhone, or include specialized/limited edition versions of their phone lineup for no additional charge. The tag says this time it’s personal and has a design embossed on it. It’s not as earth shattering as other un-carrier announcements but is something that everyone generally upcharges for.

    • Flex360

      That’s just stupid. How’s that uncarrier?

      • jmclma

        RIght? And how are you supposed to trade it in for JUMP! when it’s personalized…

  • Luca A Traverso

    I think we have found our answer:
    Why tell Jay to shhh about it ;)

    “Jay Yaldo • 18 hours ago

    I think it could be one of two things!

    1: All rate plans will have tax already included into the plan so consumers don’t need to worry about it just like how MetroPCS has it.

    OR

    2: All future phones along with the iPhone 6 will come with a pre-installed app that can Unlock your phone so u can take it to another carrier without going through the hassle of calling and waiting for the unlock to work like other carriers make you do.

    matt @ Jay Yaldo • 18 hours ago

    Maybe for other phones ??? But iPhone unlocking requires you to back up to iTunes , erase and restore so the unlock goes through

    How does the unlock app work today ? Does it actually unlock the phone or is it just tied to a web page that sends you the code to dial to unlock your phone ?

    T-Mobile Cares @ matt • 14 hours ago

    It is currently available on the Samsung Avant. It is an app that offers either permanent or temporary unlocks on your device. Certain requirements must be met, but it is app based and twits no interaction with a website or a representative. I how this answers your question.

    Jay Yaldo @ matt • 18 hours ago

    I haven’t seen it on my customers phones yet. If they announce it than it will be perfect since the iPhone 6 was is coming out. It will probably be pre installed on there for T-Mobile. I believe it is just an app that will do everything for you. No run around like there is now. There probably wont be a code required to unlock. I am sure you probably have to wait at least 90 days to unlock it though.

    T-Mobile Cares @ Jay Yaldo • 13 hours ago

    Jay, if you are a T-Mobile employee or affiliated with T-Mobile, please do not speculate on this blog or any forum. Due to SEC rules regarding publicly trading companies, information not yet released by the company may not be disclosed by its employees or its affiliates. Thank you.”

    • ChitChatCat

      Because he could get in trouble for insider trading. It’s just a wise idea not to play that game at all.

      Also, that would be a really, really boring uncarrier announcement. “So, you know that thing we already do on one phone and said we’re bringing it to other phones? We’re gonna totally still do that. THANKS FOR COMING Y’ALL!

      • Cam Bunton

        Yep. It will be coming to other phones eventually. But the iPhone won’t be one of them, at least not preinstalled. Apple wouldn’t allow it.

    • xmiro

      For the Nth time. Pre-paid is only taxed with sales tax, by law, not so for post paid service. T-Mobile will not pay your taxes because 1) they are as high as 30% and 2) because they vary from city to city so they can’t advertise one price everywhere

    • matt

      apple does not allow its carriers to put preinstalled software on their phones.

  • alex

    I was going to move all 5 of my sprint lines to T-Mobile this weekend. Maybe i should wait.

    • UMA_Fan

      Well historically all existing tmobile customers qualify for every uncarrier event so far.

      • alex

        Really? That sound promising. Going to pull the trigger. Leaving tmobile for sprint was the biggest mistake.

  • zach

    everyone is talking about the ip6. how is that personal?? lets think outside the box people.

  • Hoops

    Maybe John Legere wants to personally thank each and every person that comes to that store on that day. That’s the big surprise! No other carrier thanks their customers, so its totally uncarrier.

  • Flex360

    They are gonna compete with Sprint’s 60$ unlimited plan I bet. Uncarrier 7 will be mainly about data

    • UMA_Fan

      The thing is tmobile is already cheaper for unlimited data on family plans. Three people or higher on unlimited is cheaper than 60 a line.

      • Aaron C

        Sharing the 10GB pool would be nice instead of 2.5GB each. Only two out of my five lines use much data, so we waste a lot each month and two of us have had to make due with less data each month since the family plan was put in place last month.

        • alex

          Sharing would only be good if its an option.

        • ChitChatCat

          Nah, you’ve chosen to make do. You could add more data to those lines. :)

        • Aaron C

          :) True, very true… I have been tempted, but saving money is just so much fun! Hell, it’s why I love T-Mo in the first place — they keep doing things to save me more and more money!

        • Silas

          That would suck… because if one line uses 10gb accidentally or by choice I have slowed data on all the accounts… nah

        • Aaron C

          It’s all about options.

  • aidahoney

    i would love for them to announce something like we gonna start working on the 700 mhz band ..that would be awesome for i could leave att lol from what i seen on here before most of california is gonna be covered with tmobiles new 700 band . I want that to happend soon! reason i left tmobile was cuz signal disappears in most buildings here in los angeles while att mantains 2-3bars in the same building but they be killin me witht them prices lol .i want tmobile to hurry it up for i cud go back to them!

    • Eric

      T-Mobile is already installing 700 MHz equipment on their towers, just that the only sightings are currently in Washington DC.

      • Gerad Munsch

        I’ve personally spotted 2 sites myself, one near Cleveland, OH and one near Youngstown, OH, using an RTL-SDR.

        • Tbaydominican

          What kind of equipment they using on the towers and did you by any chance have pictures?

  • skittle

    I know! Everyone gets one of those Tmobile t shirts that John wears!! And then on a predetermined day we all walk into an AT&T or Sprint Store and show it off . A selfie or photo of us in the store with irate store personnel tossing us out gets us free service for on month then a nice discount per month for a year. That would qualify as personel.

    • TmoREP

      9 out of 10 customers ask us for a free T-Mobile shirt that we wear. I love our new uniforms and apparently our customers do as well. free shirts would be awesome!

  • shamatuu

    lower plans for single and family plans.

    • Clippers FANactic

      It would be nice!

    • manman

      there plans are already lower then anyone else, you trippin

      • shamatuu

        not for 4 people

      • shamatuu

        Not for four people it’s not.

  • Clippers FANactic

    Roll over Data will definitely be uncarrier like!!! Great for those without the unlimited high speed access! Similar to at&t back in the day with minutes, but no company has ever done data!!!

    • Jake

      That would be awesome, I was thinking that too!

      • Zayn

        That would be cool, but what if it gets added and added wouldn’t that add up a lot?

        • Clippers FANactic

          Well like at&t did with minutes, they expire after one year.

        • Turb0wned

          Not all of them expired after a year. It was once you got to the 13th month, you very first month rollover minutes would expire. So basically, it didn’t expire.

    • Krali

      That would be pretty cool, but I wonder if that wouldn’t saturate the network too much and lower the quality of the network for everyone…I’m actually quite satisfied with data so far.

  • nibio

    T-Mobile going to carry the “iWatch” This TIME its PERSONAL.

    • taron19119

      I think it’s an exclusive on the iwatch

  • Dakota

    Does Tmobile break out numbers as to what percentage of its customers subscribe to the most expensive unlimited plan. People on blogs talk about it but the average person uses only 1-2gb

  • ChitChatCat

    Also, no one is really speculating based on the “password”. What does SpeakEasy have to do with it?

  • Idiotsthewholelot

    All I see in the comment is “Lolz it can’t be about the iPhone. Stupidest.” Um, for the test drive what choice of phones did you get? Oh, that’s right. You didn’t. It was an iPhone 5s. And this is one day after the Apple announcement.

    • Flex360

      You really think the test drive was about the iPhone? It was about their network

      Don’t be stupid

      • Astersion

        No. It was partly about both. It is not well known that T Mobile carries the iPhone. Remember that they didn’t even carry the iPhone 5 until after launch so many customers bought iPhones from other carriers who had it at launch. T Mobile also was trying to raise awareness of how good their network is. T Mobile did this to tell customers that they carry the iPhone and that the network is very strong. That was the point of the test drive. So actually it was about how good the iPhone is on the T Mobile network.

      • Idiotsthewholelot

        So how’d it work out with the android device you could test out? Oh, wait YOU COULDN’T. Yes, it was partially about the network but it was also about T-Mobile having iPhones. Idiot.

        • Krali

          Yeah of course, but it was still more about the network than the iphone. Besides, in what universe does that translate to “Now we’re going to give iphone users more benefits just because they’re stupid enough to pay more for a shittier phone!”

  • Hussein Aweis

    Free unlimited international calling/text to some countries from USA

    • ChitChatCat

      You already have the free texting.

    • Nurdface Gamerhandz

      Unlimited international texting is included in Simple Choice (pre and postpaid) and unlimited calling to most countries is $15/month and includes cellular.

      • Louis

        I think he was referring to free as in not having to pay that $15 to have those features.

  • AlKydaKilla

    Unlimited facetime and other video calling apps?

    • Krali

      They already said streaming video is too expensive to offer unlimited for free due to all the bandwidth it takes up.

  • Mike

    How about a super cheap model like republic cell phone that use mostly wi-fi calling and only cell when out of a wifi zone. Most of us are in Wifi most of the day.

  • VG

    I’d love to see Family Plan users be able to dynamically allocate a portion or all of each line’s high-speed data allotment amongst the lines on the same account. This would certainly attract more users from other carriers who insist the “shared data pool” model better fits their needs.

    • DirkDigg1er

      T-mobile with a data share plan? That’s sacrilegious talk lol. I agree, shared plans are better for bundling with people who doesn’t use much data.

  • Mike Palomba

    They should allow people to personalize their data allotment by letting people choose a shared data plan or a specific amount per line.

    • John

      I 100% agree with you in regards to choosing for the data to be shared or have a specific amount allotted per line. I have brought up these exact same comments to reps at customer care numerous times. I have 4 lines on my account the 1st being unlimited 4g and the other 3 lines now with 2.5 gb each. 1 line uses 6-9 gb per month, the 2nd line uses 3gb per month, and the 3rd and 4th lines barely uses 100mb each for the month.

      • corepreacher

        Quick solution…reduce lines 3 and 4 to 1gb per month saving you $20 then make line 2 unlimited for $20 more. No extra money is spent and everyone is happy with their data usage. Plus the people that use 100mb still get unlimited music.

        • John

          I have the 4 lines 2.5gb promo. However, I have one unlimited for $20 more and the other 3 have 2.5gb each. The 1st line use a lot of data so it has unlimited 4g, the 2nd line never goes above 3gb of data and is sometimes in the 2.7gb- 3gb range so 2.5 gb is sufficient. 3rd and 4th lines were on the 1gb each until the 2.5 gb family promo. Since T-Mobile does not have a share data option, I am currently losing 4.8 gb (2.4gb per line) of high speed data from lines 3 and 4 that don’t get used.

        • corepreacher

          Add more data to second line to make up difference and when promo is over make the change I suggested.

        • John

          I think you are missing the whole point. The reason why myself and a few others want an option for shared data is so that we can utilized the unused data from the other lines on our family plans without having to pay more $$$ to add data to our other lines that use more data. Why spend more $$$ on data when you have certain lines on your family planes with certain amounts of data not being utilized. Of course a person can add more data to a line for more money at any of the 4 major carrier. However, that defeats the purpose of shared data for families like mine who have 4 lines where two are fully utilized data wise and the other 2 are not utilized very much data wise.

        • Owen

          John, you should really reconsider your position on this subject, and here is why. Nobody offers unlimited shared high-speed data (t-mobile’s is unlimited in the fact that they will only slow you down and not rape your wallet). So lets say you get a family shared plan…how much data? Reading your previous posts, line one can use up to 9 GB, line 2 up to 3 GB, and lines 3 and 4 only 100 MB. I would guess you would need a 12 GB plan. But hold on, line 3 just found a huge section of hello kitty videos on you tube and line four found WWE is streaming live video!! Hurrah! Now they have blown through 3 GB each in only 2 weeks. Now either t-mobile goes to your wallet to start paying for more hello kitty and WWE videos or the whole family gets their data throttled. While it sounds wonderful about pooling your data and everyone shares, people who have no idea about data usage will eat you alive. Be happy that lines 3 and 4 have 2.5 GB of high-speed data to use, and if they suddenly start using data and go over their allotment IT WILL NOT AFFECT YOU!

        • mrwirez

          Serious Question…

          Other than driving around in your cars, where can you NOT get decent WiFi connections?They’re everywhere…

        • Timothy Poplaski

          The economics and pricing of the plan are based on not everyone maxing out their data. The plans existence is based on the expectation that the data will be wasted.

          If they allowed better min/maxing, the plan would have to cost more, or not exist at all.

        • Dustin Roe

          It is 2.5Gb free high speed with tethering and unlimited sprint speed data beyond that (couldn’t help myself but more true than not for most areas) on each line for $10 per line on line 3 and 4. what are you complaining about? If you really want to use it then WiFi tether your line 1 or 2 to one of line 3 or 4 for some of its data since the Gb limit for T-Mobile is really the tethering/high speed limit and is the hard limit for the other guys. Fixed pools of Shared Data is the worst thing for the consumer and my guess as to what they are attacking in Uncarrier 7.0.

  • Mike Palomba

    Someone should record the event and post it on YouTube or something. I’m not going to be able to watch it that day but id really love to watch it

    • SEANA L PURVIS

      I vote this up as well! :) ^10000000000000000000000000000000

    • matt

      uncarrier 5 and 6 were streamed!! no fair

      • Mike Palomba

        I was actually just told that it will be streamed lol so no one needs to record it

  • emcdonald75

    I wish T-Mobile would just tell us which cities are being upgraded or how many towers remain that must be upgraded from 2G to 4G/LTE. Wasn’t the last count 15,000 towers that needed the upgrade?

    • DoubleNegative

      They are so close to the one near my house, lucky to get 2mbps down outside then I go 2 minutes down the street and get 30-40mbps down LTE.

  • Azian75

    If you bundle iPhone with apple watch, apple watch gets free data?

    • Romdude

      I don’t think watches get their own data plan, they are connected to your phone by bluetooth. The amount of data they use probably won’t make a dent in your phone’s data plan.

    • bob90210

      Since the apple watch does not exist yet, it gets free data since all data used by the nonexistent watch will cost you no money.

    • Krali

      What’s with all the shitty isheep hoping that t-mobile will cater to just iphone users. You must all be deluded. If anything this would be with the android watches, since, you know…They already exist.

      • Idiotsthewholelot

        Nice prediction. Nailed it.

  • sidekicker89

    So my phone told me I used up my high-speed data for the month already but my data for web browsing and other apps besides YouTube are going at full speed .. hmm

  • Shorttyy713

    What about 700mhz news?

    • ChitChatCat

      What news would there be? “We’re still working on towers.”

  • Ricki

    I really hope it has something to do with data …. rollover data … cheaper data … etc

    • Adam Crawford

      Nights and weekends free for data

    • Krali

      This would actually be pretty cool. But I don’t mind how the data allotments are now. They’re already quite generous for the price, and I don’t want the network to get overly saturated. Quality over quantity.

  • Doobeedoo

    I’m betting it’s wifi calling announcement in the iPhone. Tmobile’s version will be the only version that has it.

    • taron19119

      How does that matter to the average person

      • doobeedoo

        Pain point being thst you dont have to be withiut service anywhere you go so add free international calling to the mix from other countries.

        • Krali

          If you want wifi calling, just don’t get a shitphone.

    • iOSX

      Any iPhone running iOS 8 will have Wi-Fi calling, this was already established at WWDC this year…

      My iPhone 5 that I’m tying this on will even have Wi-Fi calling, there’s no way to restrict the feature from certain iPhones.

      • matt

        i tried iOS 8 beta 5 on a Verizon iPhone 5. and there was no mention of wifi calling anywhere. it simply was not there at all, anywhere in the settings page. it did not exist.

        so this has to be enabled by the carrier

    • Krali

      How is that an uncarrier movement?…One more phone gets wifi calling. Lol. It benefits iphone users, not t-mo customers.

  • MPB

    I do hope it is that the 2G upgrades are moving faster.

    • Krali

      That’s not an uncarrier thing. Just an update on progress.

  • St3v3n

    I hope they bill out same as metro pcs , NO TAXES!!!!

  • John

    To all the posters who decided to pile on in reference to my post about data sharing etc. I was originally simply agreeing with poster Mike Paloma who had posted that he would like the choice to either choose data per line allotment or share data. There are many pros and cons to shared data as well as pros and cons to data allotment per line. If data allotment per line works for you than great. All I am simple advocating for is to be given the choice to choose between data allotment per line or shared data. Some want shared data and some want data allotment per line. All I am saying is give people a choice and both sides will be happy. Shared data doesn’t work for everyone and data allotment per line doesn’t work for everyone. Anyways thanks for all your input, thoughts, and suggestion. It is time to move on to other issues to converse about like the topic of this article.

  • guest

    Unlimited tethering

    • Krali

      Absolutely. Let’s make our 4g suck ass by having it saturated as shit by people who want to replace their isp.

    • SEANA L PURVIS

      I vote this up ^1000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  • brandon

    Trade in iphone 5S from any carrier for iPhone 6. Flat cost for new iphone?
    No one else is thinking trade in?
    I’m thinking special trade in deal for existing apple customers. There is going to be a LOT of people frustrated and “stuck” with their 4S , 5, and 5S.

    • Krali

      Unless you have to throw money on top, that would just be a stupid expense for t-mo. T-mobile shouldn’t have to carry the expense for your irrational need to have the latest iphone each time a new one comes out.

    • Austin

      If it worked for other phones too, not just the iPhone, that would be good, but only making it work for iPhones is not good for consumers.

  • David

    Hmm….the tag says this time it’s personal. My guess is some social networking apps like facebook etc. will not count against high speed data usage. That’s just my two cents.

    • Krali

      That would be aids. Doesn’t do anything at all.

  • Arjun

    What about family pricing for individuals. Every simple choice customer treated the same. No need to have large families to save. Flat $25/ line. Add unlimited for $30 more.

  • Jesse

    Some people have it confused, uncarriers have always been about pain points, so I don’t understand how anything apple related would benefit every tmobile customer? I’m thinking it will have to do with Sprints recent price cuts and twice as much data added to their plans, maybe tmobile will be adding more data to their plans, (at no extra charge) or possibly reducing the price of the plans? A combination of both? Maybe even add more countries to the free roaming list .. improving the network will for sure be one of the topics. Sure something apple related could be a topic at the event, but that will certainly not be the main topic. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  • Chris Adams

    Could be free unlimited data on wearables? Samsung showed off their Gear S and it has cellular. If the Moto 360 or iWatch does too then that would fit with the personal sense and be uncarrier.

  • marc benigno

    I think they are going to more of a prepaid style company. I worked for 4 years for them. When i started they had no contract plans and contract plans. Then they eliminated the no contract plans and used whst they called flex pay. Then they eliminated the contract plans and went with no contract plans all together. There contracts were 2 years. Well by now all tmobile customer should be contract free. So by going to a prepaid company you eliminate fraud becuase you make your customers pay upfront to be able to purchase devises unless they utalize there bring tour own devise program in which case they start making money from day one with every single customer just like they do overseas. Cell phone companies loose ten of millions yearly on fraudulent activity. Or they will start selling all the used devise people trade back in from the simple choice plans.

  • Charles David Riley

    Maybe life unlined plans $ 300 fee and that’s it unlimited mintues , text and data for life.

  • Guest

    “This time it’s personal.” Unlimited PERSONAL hotspot anyone?

  • Jzayn

    Look at the location and time of apple event and tmobile event. the tmobile event is 40 mins away from the apple event,and the apple event is 24 hours before tmobile event. looking at ios 8 (Tmobile Wifi Calling) and the 7 day test drive with 5s. tmobile and Apple are building a relationship. Trying to read between the lines. Apple and T-Mobile exclusive deal? trade in old iphone and pay flat fee? IWatch? any of these are possible IMO