After confirming that its acquisition of iWireless was complete earlier in 2018, T-Mobile recently spilled some more details on what the deal means for iWireless customers.
T-Mobile says that the iWireless network will no longer work on October 1st, 2018, so iWireless customers will need to change providers before then. iWireless customers that switch to T-Mobile will have the remaining balance on their Equipment Installment Plan forgiven and will receive a 20 percent discount on a T-Mobile One voice plan and add-ons like One+ and One+ International. T-Mo also says that it lans to bring MetroPCS to Iowa in the second half of 2018.
It’s good that T-Mobile is giving iWireless customers a few months’ notice before their network ceases to function. Switching can be a pain, but at least iWireless customers have plenty of time to move to a new provider. And while they can switch to any carrier they’d like, T-Mo is offering a pretty sweet deal to tempt them to go magenta.
iWireless customers can call 844-361-1314 or visit a T-Mobile store to switch. T-Mo says that it’ll have several stores open in Iowa this summer, including in cities like Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Davenport, Des Moines, Moline, and Waterloo. More stores are set to open in the coming months.
When it comes to the iWireless network, it will be converted to T-Mobile over the coming months. During this transition, coverage will match what iWireless customers are used to during the coverage, but T-Mobile plans to begin making improvements to the network in Iowa beginning in late 2018.