Tag Archives: Rate plans

Editorial: T-Mobile’s New Plans Are Awesome For Everyone

Earlier today, T-Mobile held an event to show off the new plans and payment schemes for service and phones. There weren’t many surprises given all the leaks we’ve had in the last few weeks about T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” offering. Like John Legere promised back in December, the new plans are very simple and pretty easy to understand once you grasp the basic concepts behind the plans. When looking at them on the … [read full article]

What Will T-Mobile Talk About Tomorrow? Will They Announce The iPhone Launch Date?

Tomorrow is T-Mobile’s big, big day with the rumored launch/discussion/conversation of the iPhone, official LTE announcements and the formal unveiling of the new UNcarrier rate plans. It all goes down tomorrow at 11AM ET and while T-Mobile saw fit to not include us TmoNews folk, I’m definitely going to keep a sharp eye on everything that goes down from A-Z. So what can we expect and/or hope to see out of … [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]

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]

(Update) Breaking Down T-Mobile’s New Uncarrier, No-Contract, One Rate Plan Fits All Approach

Update: To try to bulk answer questions so many of you are wondering — unfortunately, I have no idea how this will affect existing customers. It’s impossible to know that from these images, but I would imagine standard industry practice would follow and your existing plan would be grandfathered. T-Mobile isn’t going to force anyone to change to this plan on the 24th, but they may ask you to do so with your next upgrade. That’s … [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]

Verizon, AT&T Continue To Watch T-Mobile’s Move Away From Subsidies

It will come as little shock or surprise that T-Mobile’s competition is watching their move away from subsidies, a point reiterated by Verizon and AT&T execs in Las Vegas this week. T-Mobile may not pose a large threat to the dominant telecommunication positions of Verizon and AT&T, but it’s foolish to think the latter companies wouldn’t eagerly move away from subsidies. Subsidized pricing on mobile devices has long been a catch-22 for the … [read full article]

Telefonica Exec Warns T-Mobile Over Dropping Subsidies

There’s been no shortage of detractors over T-Mobile’s risky decision to move to a Value Plan only world in 2013. Now, Tracy Isacke, director of Telefonica Digital, a large Spanish multinational telecommunications company with more than 313 million customers worldwide is advising T-Mobile not to go down this path. Isacke suggests taking it from experience as Telefonica decided to undertake … [read full article]

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