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T-Mobile Officially Announces Simple Choice Family Option With No Credit Check

Just as we suspected, T-Mobile is introducing a Simple Choice with no credit check to help customers with “less-than-premium credit.” Beginning on July 14th, families can get four Simple Choice lines with unlimited talk, text and web and up to 500MB of high-speed data for $100 per month. According to T-Mobile, one in three consumers who apply for wireless service do not have a credit score that allows them to qualify for the best … [read full article]

T-Mobile Changes Deposit Amounts For Upcoming ‘Simple Choice With No Credit Check’ Plan

With T-Mobile’s “Simple Choice with No Credit Check” rate plan still unannounced, changes behind the scenes aren’t entirely unexpected or surprising. Given that, it came as little surprise when this new tidbit was dropped in my inbox indicating T-Mobile had lowered the deposit cost by $10 per line. According to the image: “Deposits will [now] match rate plan monthly recurring charges which will make it simpler to explain and easier for customers to … [read full article]

(Updated) T-Mobile’s New Rate Plans Are Live, Right On Schedule

Update: In the hopes of clarifying a whole lot of confusion, existing customers on grandfathered or Classic plans seem to be confused about whether or not they can use customer care and/or third-party channels to upgrade. I have been unable to confirm if you can contact customer service to upgrade — regardless, there seems to be success with third party national retailers and authorized dealers.  Just as we first promised, T-Mobile’s new … [read full article]

Costco Training Doc Compares Classic Plan Versus Value Plan Pricing For T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s new Value Plans launch next week and third-party retailers are ramping up with new training docs and guides to help employees with the transition. Given that T-Mobile’s company owned retail stores are moving to Value Plan only environments, national retailers are showing off the cost comparison with the new Classic plans. There are a few discrepancies listed here however, specifically since we learned yesterday the price of the Galaxy S III[read full article]

New One-Size-Fits-All Value Plan Brochures Begin Arriving In T-Mobile Retail Stores

T-Mobile is one step closer toward UNcarrier life with the receipt of new Value Plan brochures arriving in company-owned retail stores across the nation. As we first posted in early March, T-Mobile’s move to a Value Plan only corporate environment begins on March 24th and to that end, the move to a one-size-fits-all rate plan makes complete sense. Gone are the contracts and overages, hello to one easy to follow and … [read full article]

T-Mobile New Classic And Prepaid Plans, Classic Available At All National Resellers

While T-Mobile’s corporate owned retail stores will go live with a Value Plan only environment on March 24th, National Retailers are launching a total revamp of the company’s Classic Plans. Why two sets of rate plans you ask? The simple answer is that T-Mobile’s national retailers like Target, Walmart and Best Buy can’t support the Value Plan structure of commissions paid out by the carrier. In the cases of corporate stores where T-Mobile … [read full article]

Sprint Adopting “Wait And See” Approach To T-Mobile’s Efforts To End Phone Subsidies

Sprint is the newest T-Mobile competitor to sound off on the Magenta approach to ending the subsidy model in the wireless industry once and for all. According to senior execs at Sprint, Sprint will take a cautious approach and look at the economics of the move before determining their own path. “We have thought about it and we are going to take a kind of a wait-and-see approach,” Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said … [read full article]

Handset Manufacturers Discuss T-Mobile’s “Killing” Of The Subsidy

T-Mobile’s dynamic shift away from the subsidy model of the US wireless industry is definitely raising eyebrows. We’ve already heard from the heads of AT&T and Verizon, both of whom have stated they are closely watching the reaction to T-Mobile’s efforts. AT&T’s CEO feelings have been shared by the likes of Telefonica and Vodafone in Spain lending more credit to the idea that T-Mobile’s move may offer more risk than reward. Still, … [read full article]