T-Mobile Un-carrier Next announcement happening September 6th

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Clear your schedules for September 6th, because another Un-carrier move is coming.

T-Mobile today revealed that it’ll announce an Un-carrier Next move on September 6th at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET. Until then, you can watch T-Mo’s teaser for the event below.

So what might T-Mobile have planned? It hasn’t really dropped any hints, so it’s tough to guess what’s in store for the next Un-carrier move. The good news is that September 6th is less than one week away, so it won’t be long before all is revealed.

What do you think T-Mobile will announce next week?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • hawkstwelve

    The past couple Uncarrier moves have been extremely underwhelming – not to mention their very “carrier” like policy changes recently (upgrade fees, future JOD charges, etc.).

    Here’s to hoping this Uncarrier move corrects the course!

    • riverhorse

      Yah, but this one is back to school, Labor Day- cross your fingers…

    • Mike

      Tmobile gives alot of freebies as it is every carrier has upgrade fees yet Tmobile fee is the lowest. With the rising cost of smartphones what do u expect tmobile to do. If you can’t afford a small down payment on a $900 device maybe you shouldn’t be getting the phone.

      • THXULTRA

        Putting money down on a leased phone defeats the point of leasing the phone. You will be better off buying the phone and selling it when you want to upgrade. T-Mobile makes money even when you switch phones because they can still sell your old phone. I would have rather had them say you have to keep a phone for 3 months then adding these fees and a down payment on top of the fees. I also find it funny T-Mobile started this “Upgrade Support Fee” while running ads making fun of fees on other carriers.

        • Mike

          So you expect Tmobile to lease $1k phones to anyone and everyone for $0 . You can’t walk in a dealership and get the more expensive vehicles for $0 down. If you can’t afford a small down payment on a $1k maybe your budget isn’t for that phone. Tmobile could just be like Verizon and not offer leasing and you’ll be forced into EIP or full price.

        • THXULTRA

          I expect t-mobile to lease phones to anyone with good credit for $0 down that is the program they started. I get it payments will be higher. Btw you can walk into a car dealer and lease a expensive car for 0 down. You shouldn’t put money down on a leased car look it up. This isn’t about my budget either I can buy a $1k phone in cash if I want. It is about not wasting my money though. Giving t-mobile $100 down on a phone I will not keep only to give it back doesn’t make sense.

        • Mike

          3 out 5 Americans credit isn’t good enough to get $0 down on leases. Tmobile does offer $0 down payments on phones if you qualify my note 8 was $0. Even if they required $100 down I wouldn’t complained since I’m not spending $1k on a phone and I’m gonna upgrade again within 6 months anyway.

        • THXULTRA

          But they run your credit when you lease a car and if you have bad credit they will not lease it to you. It is harder to qualify to lease a car then buy it. T-mobile knows your payment history and credit. I got my note 8 $0 down too. But starting in August 2018 that will not be offered even with great credit. I would rather have then charge a monthly fee and include insurance like the regular jump plan. Now they are gong to charge you $20 to upgrade and money down. After the first month say the phone is $35 a month you already spend $155 on a phone you aren’t going to keep. Check the numbers this is a very Verizon like deal. T-mobile ruined what was a great upgrade plan.

        • Mike

          Note 9 next year will more then likely cost $1k which will cost monthly payments to be $45 or more . Tmobile is trying to keep the JOD monthly payments under $40 so ppl won’t end up not paying their bill if it gets to steep. With a down payment the person would be more likely to pay their bill plus your monthly payments will stay affordable.

          I got the Note 8 and plan on jumping to the S9 when it drops then to the Note 9 when it drops .

          That’s $3000 out my pocket if I’m buying the phones now if I’m using JOD say each phone requires $150 down with $39 payments that’s $1,152. If your not playing on jumping at least twice a year devices then JOD isn’t for you. I do agree discounted or insurance should be included

        • THXULTRA

          If you don’t switch phones at all Jump on Demand isn’t a bad option because you just pay the cost of the phone and don’t put money down. Plus you get out of the taxes on a big part of the phone cost. Actually Jump on Demand is the best way to pay off a phone as long as you don’t mind the big balloon payment at the end. I have to see if Jump On Demand is still worth it when they require a down payment though. Lets use the new iphone as an example Lets say you get the 512gb one that is going to cost a rumored $1199… Would be $269 down to get the total price of the phone to $930 (same as the note 8 at a $39/month payment). Say you keep that phone till April because you want a S9. So about 7 months at $39/month. You end up paying $562 and having no phone. $269+7(39) +20 support charge. When you buy the phone you have to pay tax on it so total would be $1282.93 (7%tax). However you have a phone you can sell. Question is if that phone is going to be worth $720 in April. It is still the current flagship phone from Apple…Doing a quick ebay search a iphone 7 plus 32gb sold for $769 new is still going for $450 used today and that is with the new model being announced next week and a phone that has been out for 11 months already. That phone lost 41% of its value. This would have been much less in April so I think you would be ahead selling the phone on ebay. You do have the hassle of selling the phone though also. Also really depends on how much T-mobile is going to want down and how the device you are buying holds its value if this plan will continue to be worth it. I don’t think it is a issue with people paying their bills because 0 down has always been subject to credit. You can argue though that T-mobile doesn’t want to be out $1k plus on a phone they are leasing to you with no lease charge so you will have $40/month service with them. I think with verizon becoming more competitive T-Mobile is looking for other revenue since they aren’t charging as much for the plan any more. JOD is one of my current favorite things about having T-Mobile. When they start requiring down payments I will have to see if the plan is still worth while and how often I can upgrade and keep the plan worth while.

  • sosarozay300

    wonder what new fees theyre going to introduce

  • Petey07

    I hope we see some leaks before the announcements Lol

  • Derek

    Do you think the announcement could be the acquisition of Sprint? As a sprint customer and former T-Mobile customer, id be curious to see how the 2 combined networks would work in terms of coverage.

    • MattPortland

      That would have leaked and f^$k Sprint.

  • christian

    It sounds like they are making fun of At&t NEXT? Maybe has something to do with EIP’s?

  • Alex Pilaia

    Hoping to see cheaper phone options, like have JUMP on demand for everyone without a fee or monthly payments. Everyone on Tmobile ONE can Jump on demand without fees, charges, or phone requirements. Would convince be to get back onto a Tmobile branded phone for $20 month, and just JUMP to a new phone whenever I wanted, and still pay $20/month.

    • lomsha

      That might make me finally switch to a one plan lol

    • Mike

      Only way this happens is if your Jumping with budget phones Tmobile has a couple of phones in the work coming out. With the raising price of phones $20 a month isn’t gonna cut it and Tmobile will lose money.

    • Francisco Peña

      Free phones??? The quality of those will cause me to say, “Pass for $1000, Alex”

    • THXULTRA

      T-Mobile is raising the costs of JOD. They just added a $20 support upgrade fee and starting August of 2018 they will no longer be no money down for some phones. Kind of bummed because they still make money on JOD and this is going to make the plan pretty much not worth while anymore.

  • Sharti24

    4 lines for $100!

    • riverhorse

      With Unlimited Hotspot and no deprioritizing before 60gb.
      Or I’ll take 1 for $60, Alex.

      • Mike

        32gb is fair enough we don’t need a**holes congested the network.

        • Sharti24

          Agreed 1gb a day is plenty

    • Francisco Peña

      better yet… start 2 unlimited for $50…
      Not everyone needs 4, but most will want at least 2. then with add-on lines, then yes, 4 for $100…

      just don’t start at 4/$100.. I need just 2, and have 2/$70/6GB now.

      • Sharti24

        2 for $50 is way too low. 2 for $80 is more realistic. 4 for $100 brings in people with families

      • Guilherme Owen

        If you are lucky enough to be age 55+ the TMO ONE 55+ plan is 2 lines for $60. Add AutoPay for both lines ($5 deduction per line) and you then have a 2 line unlimited plan for $50 per month that includes all taxes and fees. Maybe the TMO promotion will extend the eligible age bracket for this offer.

    • TrueCopy

      And something decent for 3-liners.

  • Corey Jalette

    Start selling and buying used phones in store for fair price.

    • Mike

      Tmobile isn’t a used phone store. How would it look to Samsung, Apple, LG, and etc if Tmobile had a bunch of used phones in it stores? Tmobile website has some refurbs for sell and try swappa and ebay for used phones.

    • kev2684

      You want T-Mobile to attract Boost Mobile customers? Because that’s how you attract Boost Mobile customers.

      Sprint will have a field day with that lol

  • jj201367

    I can’t wait hrmm. Lifetime insurance for phones?

  • Frankwhitess

    Am crossing my fingers it will be ” No more dropped calls and wifi calling to actually work with no problems… That will truly be awesome!

    • Android_King

      WiFi calling issues is strictly between your device and the wifi access point you are using. It has nothing to do with T-Mobile

      • Frankwhitess

        Interesting.. I thank you for the information..

  • lomsha

    Some bs gimmick i bet

  • jawash22

    Carry high end Android phones other than LG and Samsung maybe?

    • riverhorse

      Yes. Xiaomi, Blu, Pixl…

      And would like TMO to work up deals for extra large phones and LTE tablets, both Android n Windows.

      • Android_King

        xiaomi and Blu high end ? LoL. You just went full potatoe. Don’t ever go full potatoe again

  • riverhorse

    Several other entities are announcing that day or thereabouts, really looking forward to it…i’ve held off my planned purchase until then.

  • MattPortland

    Something for new customers only.

    • Android_King

      Every promotion for new customers is available for current customers on T-Mobile one or simple choice unlimited plans.

      • Prode

        Yea if you add a new line which means new customers.

    • RealShit

      They typically include everyone for Un carrier moves.

      • MattPortland

        I hope so.

  • francob911 .

    No need to add lines on BOGO deals!

    • Mike

      If Tmobile is running the BOGO deal and the first one at that why wouldn’t they require a line be added. Don’t forger Tmobile is in the business of making money. Why don’t u wait for Samsung to offer the BOGO deal.

      • Francisco Peña

        they didn’t before.

  • Nobody Special

    NUMBER ONE
    ===========
    Prepaid subscribers will all get unlimited data/minutes/text at their current prepaid rate.

    T-Mobile actually gave a hint to that recently because the CEO has already given the Prepaid Subscribers/flood victims of louisiana and texas unlimted Talk until September 8th. This is not a coincidence that this un-carrier announcement is taking place right after the hurricane in Texas. So im sure on September 6 he will extend that generous act indefinitely. (im 99% sure this will be on the menu). He will state due to the horrible natural disaster of the flood in Texas… despite some having a “Limited Prepaid Plan” he believe everyone should have access to the Unlimited Network that T-Mobile has to offer even if you cant afford to be a T-Mobile ONE Post-Paid Subscriber.

    NUMBER TWO
    ===========
    Add 10GB to everyone’s mobile wifi hotspot allowance.

    NUMBER THREE
    =============
    Stateside International Calling may become standard on all T-Mobile Lines. The same as international text used to cost $5 per month, but now it’s an un-carrier standard feature.

    NUMBER FOUR
    ============
    One Free Phone Line or Tablet Line for All T-Mobile Customers, including the Simple Choice Customers. The T-Mobile ONE customers will be exempt from having to pay taxes and fees, but the Simple Choice customers will be obligated to pay taxes and fees if they want the FREE LiNE Offer.

    What I have posted are only my own predictions. I think I am on target with my first prediction, the rest I just made an educated guess based on T-Mobile’s past promotions. You don’t have to listen to me because I am “Nobody Special”.

    • Mike

      Keep dreaming.

    • SirStephenH

      It’s become standard practice for T-Mobile to offer free texting and calling to and from disaster areas…

    • Francisco Peña

      yes, because Hurricanes all plan to hit right before UnCarrier events so Johnny can drop hints.. *facepalm
      #1 – They’ve done the free calls and data for other events. Waters won’t be receding for a bit, so extending until the 8th is just good PR.

      Besides… on #4.. they’ve done that twice since Thanksgiving. I signed up when they did the Magenta Thursday or whatever it was called.. they offered up to 2 lines free, of your lowest voice/data plan. I nabbed a phone line for my daughter this way. Took all the way until March for them to actually get the billing right though.

      then they did it in the Spring again.. I thought about another line, but opted to skip based on no real need, and the billing screwups they did several months before.

  • Smarthome stuff!!!

  • My theory:

    After the Essential, Google Pixel, and original Moto Z were offered as Sprint and Verizon exclusives, I came up with the idea that phones should not be tied to carriers anymore.

    So, to combat that, T-Mobile will order your phone from any carrier or approved retailer, or provide you with a temporary debit card for you to purchase it directly, to which you would be paying an EIP for that device.

    Want that Huawei, Nokia 6/8, Google Pixel 2, Sony Xperia or OnePlus phone from Best Buy, Amazon, Google Store, or the OnePlus website? T-Mobile will get it for you and you just pay the monthly breakdown as long as you have service.

    Of course, you’d probably have to sign off on the fact that it may not include specific T-Mobile capabilities, such as Band 12/66/71 support, Wi-Fi Calling, etc.

    • matt

      great idea, but its not original. apple has been selling SIM FREE IPHONES before any of those phones ever came out

      • Cole

        How does your comment have anything to do with his?

        • ScratchC

          someone missed the point
          anywho..
          @beyondthetech that actually sounds very plausible.

  • SirStephenH

    It’ll probably just be a temporary promotion.

    • Nobody Special

      The T-Mobile site states:

      ————–
      What: T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) will announce what’s next for the Un-carrier and how the company will continue to change wireless for good.
      —–///////—-

      So how can T-Mobile “Change wireless for good” with a temporary promotion?

  • Cellphone Chris

    Fingers crossed for an end to deprioritization. Now that everyone has soft caps on “Unlimited”, it’s the most “UnCarrier” move I can think of.

    • (J²)

      Huh?

      Deprioritization is essentially T-Mobile’s “soft cap” instead of throttling the customer for the remainder of the billing cycle, T-Mobile will throttle you only during network congestion. Why would you want them to do away with that? lol

      • Cellphone Chris

        How about no throttling at all?

        • John Doe

          Spectrum is not infinite.

        • Cellphone Chris

          Then raise the cap to an amount that nobody will be unhappy with, like 100GB. If carriers plan to compete with broadband when 5G is deployed, they’ll have to be able to handle more data eventually.

        • (J²)

          Heavy data usage cause congestion. As John Doe mentioned, spectrum isn’t an infinite resource. So they will never be able to compete with traditional ISP entirely. Those who need 100GB/Month are not among the customers any cellular carrier is trying to appeal to.

          You have to think about this from an operations prospective.

          Last time I checked, the cap is 28GB, after that point a customer is subject to deprioritization depending on the demand and congestion. So, there’s nothing stopping customers from using 100GB except the fact that the average customer would receive priority if you are a heavy data user.

          Prioritization exists with traditional ISP’s as well.

        • Cellphone Chris

          Heavy use causes congestion when the network can’t handle it. Right now the soft cap is 32GB, higher then any other carrier, so apparently TMobile is more capable, more generous, or both. Either way, with the new age of “unlimited” data, TMobile needs a new differentiator.

        • (J²)

          Yes, because T-Mobile has fewer subscribers and also a lot of low frequency spectrum (which is best for speed) and will soon have more spectrum in place as 600Mhz acquired in the FCC incentive auction rolls out.

          Data congestion is caused due to the demand nearing, meeting or exceeding network capacity. Deprioritization is a proactive solution. Let’s just accept that the days of the truly unlimited data plans are behind us. There’s always going to be fine print associated with an unlimited plan now.

        • Andrew Addison

          Sorry that is a lie. T-Mobile-MetroPCS has loads of Subscribers now. Verizon now has fewer the same going for AT&T, and guess what? Verizon/AT&T both cannot handle Truly Unlimited Data.

        • (J²)

          Unfortunately, it’s not. You are misinformed.

          As of Q2, 2017… The total subscribers including MNVO… are…

          Verizon: 147 Million
          AT&T: 137 Million
          T-Mobile: 70 Million
          Sprint: 53 Million

          Again, neither Verizon or AT&T’s networks can handle truly Unlimited Data because they are already at capacity. T-Mobile is now on par with Verizon as far as speed goes, in the most recent test even beating them only barely.

          That is because T-Mobile is still under capacity. In addition to the successful incentive auction, T-Mobile also acquired MetroPCS and their assets (spectrum) which aides them in providing faster speeds. If they were to lift these soft caps, they’d experience even more network congestion and reliability issues AND attract even more subscribers to make their woes worse.

          Verizon and AT&T may shed individual and family customers but they will continue to gain business customers and connected device customers. Both carriers dominate in their arena because reliability is the only concern.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          Tmobile isn’t under capacity. Many users have seen speeds get much slower since uncarrier moves. that’s ok because it gives Tmobile money to expand. 600mhz deployment is going to be much bigger than the scraps of 700mhz VZW didn’t want and sold to tmobile. The truth is that Tmobile’s Band 4 and Band 2 has poor penetration and distance. So tmobile has built out the network a lot to provide better coverage. as a result feature towers are congested (not everywhere but many places).

        • (J²)

          T-Mobile is under capacity when compared to it’s larger rivals. There may be spectrum in a particular area – but you’ve got to think about how much. It’s equivalent to having a 3 lane highway in one city and an 8 lane highway in another. On average, T-Mobile’s speeds have increased.

          It’s worth noting, T-Mobile has to work with other providers and the FCC to deploy more spectrum, it’s not something they can do on their own.

        • Cole

          You say spectrum isn’t infinite. Umm where does it come from anyways? I thought it was just airwaves or something. I honestly don’t know. I thought the FCC made back off of selling something that isn’t even really theirs. Thanks in advance.

        • Seanjeep

          Because believe it or not, first responders might actually need data vs the guy thats trying to watch all 7 series game of thrones from his smart phone.

  • Lit

    Here’s to hoping wearable data is free? :/

  • Larry Hutchinson

    Hopefully it’s pixel 2 coming to TMobile I know it will be crazy soon to announce it but if the can get it exclusive with it working on 600mhz then it will be their flag ship phone

    • Guilherme Owen

      I hope that the Google Pixel XL 2, to be formally announced by Google on October 5, 2017, is capable of communicating on Band 71. Otherwise, I might go with the LG V30, the only announced phone at this point to be 600 mHz band capable.

      I’ve always purchased my Nexus phones directly from Google. Most recent Google phones (e.g., Pixel 1 and Pixel XL 1) have been open to SIM cards of all mobile carriers. However, if T-Mobile were to offer a version of the Pixel XL 2 that is carrier specific, i.e., Band 71 capable, and if Google’s own version of the Pixel XL 2 did not have 600 mHz capability, then I would purchase the phone directly from TMO.

  • (J²)

    Well, with it being 6 days before the Apple event (which was confirmed yesterday), I anticipate they will have a special promotion surrounding iPhones as they have every year since they’ve been able to offer them.

    • Seanjeep

      Un-Carrier has never been about short lived promotions. It has always been for things that stay put forever. Like Carrier freedom, or the ONE rate plan, binge on exct.

      • (J²)

        While that is true, they usually also include smaller short term promotions. For example: For a limited time, etc.

    • Cory Silva

      They also can’t offer anything on a phone Apple hasn’t announced yet…

      • (J²)

        Hmm, that’s interesting because they announced a restructuring of Jump on Demand which is conveniently designed with a more expensive device in mind…

        Which if Apple raises the price, the industry will follow – as usual. And rumors this close to launch are never wrong. T-Mobile is a business, which has to be forward thinking. Just because WE don’t have details at this point, do you think the carriers don’t?

        They can offer it without providing details, as they’ve done in the past.

        • Nobody Special

          i agree.

      • GreenMonkeyPants

        I would like to see another Apple iPhone promotion, similar to the one I took advantage with my 6S. It was JOD for $9/mo. Something no other carrier or Apple could beat!

  • kev2684

    I hope this means they’ll at least bump “optimized” video streaming from 480p to 720p even with Binge-On. You know, just to slap Verizon in the face. I love when he’s petty like that.

    • Jason Caprio

      The only way T-Mobile can “slap Verizon in the face” is by overcoming Verizon’s coverage and reliability superiority. I have Verizon and my girlfriend has T-Mobile, and I had T-Mobile between Feb. 2014 and Nov. 2016. I have recently done extensive traveling during the week of the eclipse. Visited Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.

      Obviously in and around major cities and towns we both had perfectly fine coverage. Borah Peak Trailhead, Idaho where we watched the eclipse. Verizon, decent speed Band 13 signal, T-Mobile NO SIGNAL. We were messing with our phones a lot because we arrived hours before the eclipse, so I had to run a hotspot for her lol

      Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Most of the time neither carrier had a signal, but more often than not, Verizon would work and T-Mobile didn’t. Many parts of Yellowstone actually have a strong Verizon Band 13 signal, although data speeds weren’t so great, which is understandable based on the immense crowds and probably slower backhaul in those remote areas, but it was still very usable and stable. The few times T-Mobile did have a signal, it was roaming on “US Union Telephone” and phone calls were not reliable. She had to use my phone a few times to make successful phone calls. Used Google Offline Maps mostly to navigate.

      Stayed at a hotel for a couple nights in Gardiner, MT which is just outside of Yellowstone. Verizon, blazing full signal Band 4 with super fast speeds. T-Mobile roaming still with ultra slow speeds and unreliable phone calls.

      But this is today, late 2017. Verizon works great NOW, TODAY. T-Mobile MIGHT work amazingly in 3 years in 2020 when 600MHz is fully rolled out, but don’t think for a second that Verizon and AT&T are just going to be sitting around doing nothing during that time period!

      Anyway. Bottom Line. Competition = good for the consumer! :)

      • THXULTRA

        I think 600MHZ will be a big point of topic for this event. I think T-mobile is going to really focus on rolling out 600mhz and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a big portion of this network rolled out by the end of 2018. T-Mobile has been building their network out at a crazy fast rate. They invested a huge chunk of money getting this spectrum they are going to want to start using it as fast as they can.

      • Nobody Special

        One thing I have noticed… sometimes the bad “T-Mobile” signal is not T-Mobile’s fault. My wife has a iphone se, i have a Note 3, Samsung Avant,Alcatel Go Flip phone, and an old Sony Erricson flip phone. and two ZTE FALCON wifi hotspots…. All of these devices are T-Mobile branded devices…. none of them are from other carriers…. im not going to give a run down of each device and how it works with tmobile individual bands….but my ZTE Falcoln wifi hotspot picks up 4G LTE signals better than my devices…. i can have all my phones with me at a particular location that have so so T-Mobile coverage…. and when i look at each phone one may have 2 bars, the other may have 1 bar and the others may have no service….. some of the phones i have you can set the phone to use 2G service for calling and that’s what I do with my Alcatel goflip phone…it connects better to the tmobile network so i can make calls in alot of areas my other phones have no service. Yes, my other phones do have the capabilities of using 2G connectivity but it doesnt switch to 2G… it scans for 4G instead… so i clearly understand your viewpoint of you and your wife using different carriers with different coverage levels. It’s sometimes the phone. That’s why the reps other than trying to get a sale, they recommend upgrading your phone, upgrading your operating system. I personally dont plan on upgrading my phones… because 2G is good for me… despite all the talk about 4G and 5G.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          Band 12..

      • Preston Smith

        The Mountain West region is NOTORIOUS for terrible T-Mobile signals due to the frequency they use in the region. However, in the Midwest and East Coast, they have wonderful service in areas that are spotty for Verizon. I use my phone while flying over the Northern Adirondacks in a helicopter, and have no issues. Verizon just doesn’t do it. I’m super excited about the 600MHz band because when I move back to Fillmore, Utah I will be able to keep T-Mobile service.

        • slybacon

          What are you moving to Fillmore for? I also am excited Utah is in the first phase of 600 mhz clearing.

        • Preston Smith

          My family were among the first to settle Fillmore. We still own quite a bit of property there.

      • Andrew Addison

        Hey Troll. T-Mobile-MetroPCS is already ahead of Verizon Wireless as well as AT&T/Sprint. #JustSayingAndStatingFacts

        • Sharti24

          How is he trolling? He told us his experiences with his girlfriends tmobile phone. It had no signal while verizon did have signal. Even you have to admit tmobile doesnt have better coverage than verizon

        • Jason Caprio

          If anybody here is a troll, it is you. You bring nothing to the table except fighting with people who don’t praise T-Mobile. I shared an UNBIASED experience between both networks in multiple locations with real world data.

        • Brandon

          Don’t pay him any mind. Just block him

        • slybacon

          Too bad it doesn’t count towards Rootmetrics data and awards!

      • Guilherme Owen

        I’ve been a T-Mobile customer for 15 years ago and have been generally satisfied with the reception in the Bay Area, except within large steel and concrete buildings.

        I had an experience similar to Jason Caprio’s when I drove up to Oregon with my sister and brother-in-law to view the total solar eclipse from Ochoco National Forest. TMO reception in Bend OR was OK but it disappeared after Prineville OR, even along Hwy 26 through Ochoco. Reception was very spotty along I-5 in Northern California and along US Hwy 97, both in CA and OR.

        On the other hand, my brother-in-law was able to get a Verizon signal, even along the remote ridge where we had camped out. I can’t wait to experience 600 mHz (Band 71) once it is fully deployed by T-Mobile.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          What phone do you have? does it have band 12?

        • Guilherme Owen

          I have a Nexus 5 (2013) – From what I understand, phones with 700 mHz (Band 12) capability for T-Mobile didn’t become available until 2015. That said, my sister was also on my total solar eclipse viewing trip to Oregon. She has a Moto G4 Plus (2016) which does have Band 12. Her phone was only marginally better than my Nexus 5 in getting intermittent TMO reception along I-5 and US Hwy 97. And, like me, she didn’t have any reception within Ochoco NF. Moreover, her Band 12 phone has no TMO reception in the Sierra foothills at their cabin or on CA Hwy 4 leading there. So in our family, we are really looking forward to T-Mobile’s 600 mHz (Band 71) deployment and to the rollout of more smartphones that can support this frequency.

      •  Just Me☢

        Why would Verizon customers who are happy with their service come to a website dedicated to T-Mobile customers just to leave their opinion on T-MO’s service? Most people who have t-mobile understand there are advantages and disadvantages to their service. Most people on T-MO accept it and don’t complain because we are paying a lot less. As a dedicated T-MO customer, I have never been on a pro-Verizon blog; not even sure if one exists. But as a dedicated T-MO customer, I could give two rats @$$e$ about your Verizon coverage in BFE Oregon or wherever else you went.

        • Jason Caprio

          I’ve been a T-Mobile customer for nearly 3 years and was on this site then. T-Mobile customers currently do not pay “a lot less”. T-Mobile base unlimited plan $70/month, Verizon base unlimited $75/month. Doesn’t sound like T-Mobile is competing very well anymore on the pricing end. If T-Mobile is one day better than Verizon, mark my words, they will be more expensive.

        • slybacon

          Better service should be more expensive. Words marked. But it doesn’t have to be. Verizon gives billions of dollars to investors in dividends every quarter. Tmo doesn’t waste money on dividends.I actually own AT&T stock and use the dividends ($402 per quarter) to pay my Tmo bill (and have lots left over).

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        lol and how do you think that’ll play out if you travel internationally and she has data and you dont? haha.. and how frequently are you visiting those areas? I’m saving monthly on my plan almost $300 compared to VZW except I have true unlimited and a ton of extra perks especially when traveling

      • slybacon

        I also went to Idaho (Mackay, ID) for the eclipse, from SLC. My sister has verizon (they want to switch but her kids have those little cellular watches that let them text and call), and I have Tmo. Our services were matched from SLC to Mackay. She dropped down to 1x a couple of times in the nuclear regions of Idaho. I dropped to no service through Arco, ID. Do I care? Did it matter? No. because i only pay $27 a month for my service connection on a group plan of 9. If i was on an individual plan like you, then the V might make sense. And Tmo works great in Utah (except Moab).

    • Nobody Special

      That is a great idea… i wished i had thought of that….

  • Francisco Peña

    50% off Papa Johns or Domino’s pizza…
    up from the 25%…

    • Iphart

      No it’s not, I have inside info that it’s BOGO of McDonlad’s Big Mac and free fries for life as long you have TMO.

    • Nobody Special

      That wouldn’t be anything new… because actually, T-mobile already have a 50% promo for papa john pizza.

      50% off on papa john pizza from T-Mobile… use the promo code: Tmobile50.

      I have noticed some papa johns establishments may not participate….so try the promo code on an order at other stores in your area. It was a bit funny that many T-Mobile Tuesdays Tmobile distributed 25% off codes to Papa Johns when I was already using their 50% Off code :)

  • sammy

    1 announcement will be that ALL new T-MobileOne activations will have the 10GB of hot-spot added as well as HD video streaming for free (TMO1+). Will only apply to new lines though.
    TMO will also taut its new spectrum acquisition and roll-out timeline kind of like they did with the LTE network.

    • Cole

      Don’t you think that would piss off existing customers?

    • idisestablish

      No way! They are pushing TMO1+ too hard, as if it’s make-or-break. They are not going to start giving it away for free unless they restructure plans to “include” it. Plus, they have never had a promo plan that was only for new customers.

  • Adam

    I hope it is a 600Mhz phone with removable battery from Apple.

    • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

      lol removable battery from Apple! That’s their built in obsolescence man.. So many people go “this phone isn’t holding a charge, gotta replace it”…

      • Adam

        Everyone else was posting their unrealistic dream scenarios, so I figured I would join them.

      • JG

        $100 total for the battery and replacement at the Apple store. No need to buy a new phone.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          Honesty.. how many people while there do you think don’t look at new iPhones or other products? It’s intended to let the phone fail and bring customers back. It’s well documented..

    • idisestablish

      Lol, what? Why would T-Mobile be announcing a new Apple device and not Apple?

  • pda96

    I’d like to see a reduction in device prices for those who are loyal to TMO. A reward program, if you will (I couldn’t care less about free pizzas or movie tickets!). Use some sort of pricing scale depending on how long a customer has been with TMO. I’d like to see a 50% price reduction on devices for those who are with TMO for 5 yrs or more.

    • Lit

      lol you’re too entitled. I have been with them for 9 years and just glad to get anything free

      • pda96

        Just a suggestion :)

      • Dennis Mak

        Check out those Verizon and AT&T customers lol. TOO ENTITLED

      • EmeryE100

        I liked the free share of Stock. I sold it when the broker changed and made a profit over the original price.

    • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

      My excellent service and crazy low monthly price are all the appreciation I need. Tmobile Tuesdays is also pretty great though..

      • Frankwhitess

        You must be a t mobile employee.. What store do you work for ? Maybe you can help me with a discount code for accessories ☺️

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          lol. I don’t know what to tell you man I get great service almost everywhere I go. Only super remote areas are without service and thats something I can live with. But 99%+ the time I have very good service.

    • Customer Service

      I agree with this one! Friends with other carriers get so many more discounts on devices and I want TMO to offer those, also.

      • EmeryE100

        The problem with discounts on devices, it adds cost to the plans.

    • EmeryE100

      That would be great for me since I have been with T-Mobile since before they were TMo. Aerial Communications->Voicestream->T-Mobile

      • NYC Runner

        I’ve been with them since Aerial as well!

  • Jason Caprio

    Thanks man. Those days could be numbered though. After this vacation, my girlfriend voiced very strongly that she is sick of T-Mobile and wants Verizon. I told her to wait until the Pixel 2 comes out and go for it lol

    • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

      What phone does she have? Does it have Band 12? also you were in super remote areas… Check international also and see if she gets the unlimited free international roaming..

      • Jason Caprio

        She has a Nexus 6P which has Band 12 support.

  • Jason Caprio

    Yea I know right. Funny thing is I might add. For about 2 hours after the Eclipse was over, Verizon must have become so overloaded in Idaho, that their network must have went down because I was connected to 1X and 3G EV-DO roaming on Cellular One. Once we reached Idaho Falls on our way to Jackson, Wyoming, it came back online. She had her T-Mobile phone on Airplane mode during that time and actually most of the trip lol

  • Tmo.live

    Get tmobile ONE ..
    T-Mobile will give you any phone for free to use… just returned it once you no longer tmo customer….

    Hu…..reeeee

  • Encino Stan

    I’m guessing some announcement with handsets. Either Andy Rubin’s Essential phone or T-Mobile’s own branded phones like the Revvl.

  • gmo8492

    Hopefully they announce more loyalty programs, T-Mobile Tuesdays has been stale.

  • stasek

    Bump the nearly useless 128kbps to at least
    256kbps for all the non-One unlimited data customers. My 6s+ has been burning through my 6GB of high speed data at a very alarming rate. I’m already paying $15 to go from 4 to 6. Don’t feel like paying another $15 to go to 10.

    • eanfoso

      Why not unlimited and get it over with?

      • stasek

        I have 5 lines, and not everyone needs unlimited. It would cost probably 20-30 more than I’m paying now.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          sounds like you need it. especially if you have binge on enabled along with music freedom yet still go over your limit…

        • slybacon

          20-30 sounds worth it to me… You can get KICKBACK on the other lines if they use less than 2 gb each month (Need the Tmo One plan).

        • Clevenger23

          yes the lines that use less then 2GB of service get $10 credit. i get that on two of my lines. the other two well they use so much data I don’t know how it’s possible. And when they get slowed down, which is not too often, they go to 512Kbps. same thing when I use the 10GB on the hotspot it get’s knocked down to 512Kbps.

    • Chris Ferry

      Do you have ads blocked?

    • Clevenger23

      switch to the unlimited plan. should have done it during the promotion period. the two lines that don’t use over 2GB get $10 off each month, plus i get $20 off my account because auto pay give you $5 per line credit. I saved money and get better service with the new Unlimited plan VS the old unlimited plan that i had. By better I mean the throttled speeds are faster, at 512Kbps. when i get over the 32Gb threshold.

  • Don B.

    I would like to see paid speed tiers on unlimited plans. Like the good old internet days. I really don’t need 100 mbps speeds on a mobile phone, would prefer a solid 10 mbps.

    • As much as I’d love that too, the only problem is that you can’t guarantee speeds as you would with home service. You can guarantee max speeds, but what would the average joe accept the fact that their speeds can range everywhere from 2G to their paid tier?

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        exactly… Although cable and DSL companies have been saying this for years as congestion definitely happens on residential hardline networks. With that said there would be no business benefit. The technology already does just that and splits the network to what everyone can handle almost a fair share (assuming you didn’t go over the monthly 24gb limit).

        • idisestablish

          DSL does not slow down at different times of day as more or fewer people are using it. It has a dedicated line, unlike cable lines, which are shared. The problem is, it is slower by nature, and they inflate the advertised speed. So if you’re paying for 10 mbps and getting 8, it’s just because they over-promised on their speed.

    • matt

      you do realize he old days of the pre internet , you were charged 6 an hour for 300 baud and 12 dollars an hour for 1200 baud. don’t wish to much

      people in chat rooms were like telling everyone never to chat at 1200 baud because you are paying twice as much per hour and not getting any extra data for that whole time.

      • Clifton K. Morris

        Agreed. I have 2G download on Comcast/DOCSIS 3.1

        On XFinityMobile, the speeds remain very reasonable.

        I can’t conceivably see a need to get anything more than 20mb service on a wireless provider, but T-Mobile and their advertising agent of record, Publicis, put together an ad to advertise T-Mobile at a pool where Jeff Johnson again provides the voiceover (again). Sometimes, I really wonder if Publicis can get a contract with someone other than T-Mobile.

        If T-Mobile merged, Publicis would always find a way back.

        • Clevenger23

          Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 is currently limited to only 1Gbps downloads. they DO have a 2Gb service but that runs on Fiber and NOT Coax, which is where the DOCSIS standards come into play. I have been offered their 2Gb speed but it will un-bundle my services and I like having cable tv. so $299.99 just for the internet is not reasonable, and since all NICs in 95% of home computers only have 1Gb NIC cards, having a 2Gb connection today is worthless. soon it will be able to be used with 10Gb NICs and Cat6. but all routers and switches need to be changed to 10Gb ports as well and the throughput will need to be increased as well. we are still a few years from that happening. The Night Hawk router they provide has two 1Gb uplinks that connect to the ONT to transfer those speeds to the router. or you can use the SFP port to connect a Fiber jumper between the ONT and the Router via a 10Gb Fiber SFP. However, unless you are really running multiple servers, even massive downloading is not going to use this entire speed. I have 500Mbps with comcast right now, well 505 but what ever, and i use about 2TB a month. the fasted servers I can connect to for anything, whether it be steam, or take your pick, I have not been able to download faster the 50MB/s which equates to 400Mbps. unless I am using a speed test server designed for those very high speeds, Real life downloading is not that fast.
          Yeah I know i rambled. I do agree that a constant 10Mbps on my phone would be a Beautiful thing, i dont need more then 20 Mbps on my phone 90+% of the time. since half of my county has less then 2Mbps and where i am right now i have ZERO coverage on my T-mo phone and I am using my company AT&T phone as a hotspot. kind of have to have both companies because neither one has coverage everywhere.

          On a side note, they are experimenting with 10Gbps down and 10Gbps up on DOCSIS 3.1 2nd Gen. but that is still in the labs

      • GreenMonkeyPants

        the good ‘ol days of Compuserve.

        • Nobody Special

          good ole days of using Netscape…
          Juno for internet connection using dialup…lol

        • GreenMonkeyPants

          Still using my @juno.com email address.

      • Mike

        This is the dumbest idea I heard yet

  • Joe2050

    Bring back free Dominos eom.

  • kingpomf

    It would be nice if they partnered up with PlayStation Vue/Hulu Live to offer a package similar to the AT&T / Direct TV Now. That or lowering the price of people with only 1 voice line.

    • Bryan Ott

      I get a little annoyed with all the 3 or 4 line promo’s I know they do that to increase averages etc, but meanwhile people like myself with one or two lines incentive nope well add a line that will get zero usage or find someone to join your plan, yeah don’t want to do that.

  • Gavriel Ostrow

    Free international calling and roaming! And buy out Sprint, crush them, then convert them to T-Mobile! Lower price plans. 5 lines for 100$! Make wearables cheap, discounted or free. Kick ass and destroy Verizon!

    • Nobody Special

      i actually have 5 unlimited lines for $100 Dollars … those 3 free lines tmobile distributed hit the spot!!! and i already have international calling to land lines and mobile lines for only $10 bucks more that covers all 5 lines due to a promotional price i snatched up several years ago. My International calling isn’t free… but $10 permonth that covers all of my lines is close to being free by my standards !!!!! i doubt they will bring those promos back.

  • leatherneck111

    I’d want T-MOBILE to offer home internet service! The only way to break the Monopoly of crooked cable companies! If they offered me 25mb/s for $30 (no gimick, no promo price) I’d jump on it! I’m guessing we’ll have to wait for 5G deployment coupled with the 600MHz T-Mobile just acquired before that becomes feasible…

    • Mike

      Do u know how much that would congest Tmobile network

      • leatherneck111

        I was thinking expand it’s current network infrastructure. A different network backbone… No different than Verizon Fios but over the air (slower obviously) but finally a way for consumers to benefit after being raped for decades due to Spectrum / Time Warner paying off Politicians in the local markets to create barriers for entry through regulations… Turn the home internet world upside down just as John has done for the wireless industry!

  • Alex Pilaia

    Hmmm.. Tmobile should take its Network 1 step further. Instead of allowing a Personal Cell Tower in everyones home (for free – which was pretty generous of Tmo), they should make every single Tmobile Customers phone a cell tower for all Tmobile customers. IDK how that would be possible, but Tmobile should do it, as long as you have unlimited data and without being throttled.

  • Gregory Shortings

    More reasonable pricing on individuals plans would be great. I currently pay $30 for T-Mobile One on a plan with 10 other individuals, which I manage. Collecting payments from everyone can be a pain, but paying $70 for an individual plan (i.e. more than double) is just not worth it.

  • stuman19741974 .

    Maybe “NEXT” means that you can trade up to the “next” phone for free? Like from 7 to 7s or 8: FREE. If you still have a 6s, upgrade to a 7 for FREE (like last year). Of course dispersed across 24 months of bill credits.

    • Sharti24

      That would of been a cool idea

  • The Truth

    Just revealed….Netflix free on Tmobile if you have a Tmobile One Family plan…
    Wow, i was really hoping for something that would blow the competition away.
    Guess we will have to wait for the next uncarrier move

  • stuman19741974 .

    Bummer. I’m on SimpleChoice.