In a new video released from T-Mobile CEO John Legere, T-Mobile is announcing a new program they are calling “Smartphone Equality.” This new program will enable customers, regardless of their credit score, to purchase new devices at the best deals offered.
In order to qualify for this plan, which starts January 25th, T-Mobile states that customers must have paid at least the last 12 months of their bills on time. This qualifies to customers both on postpaid and pre-paid plans.
When announcing this plan, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said:
“This new approach puts the relationships we’ve built with loyal customers above their credit scores. It’s a simpler, saner way to evaluate credit − our history with you. And it’s more effective. Because the simple truth is that our relationship with that customer is actually a better predictor of future behavior than their credit history. Ultimately, this initiative will lower the barrier for millions more Americans to get a smartphone – the most transformational technology in our lifetime.”
So as long as you have paid your bills on time for the last 12 months, you will get access to the best prices, including zero-down with no interest, and no credit check. Does this plan help any of you?
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In a move that’s likely to counter the deals offered by their competitors, T-Mobile is once again launching new deals for families on data plans. They’re even discounting the truly unlimited data plans.
First, T-Mobile is bringing back a familiar promotion. During the past summer of 2014, T-Mobile ran an offer for a family of four to get 10 GB of data for $100 per month. This deal is back, and it’s exactly the same.
If you choose this plan, each person gets 2.5 GB of LTE data before their speed is slowed. When 2016 starts, the non-throttling data limit is lowered to 1 GB. But for $100 per month (before device installment fees and various taxes), it’s a good deal.
Of course, if you want more data, this new deal is a much better option. For just $100 per month for two lines, families will have unlimited everything. This includes data, which will not be throttled. If you want additional lines, it’s $40 per line. So for a family of four, it would be a base of $180 before installment plans and taxes.
This plan, unlike the 10 GB deal, will never have the data amount per user lowered. Once you sign up for this plan, it will be permanent unless you decide to change it. So for families who want unlimited data, this is by far your best option.
Both deals are only offered for a limited time, so if you want either plan getting to a T-Mobile store or using their website would be wise. They still pay your ETF as well, so switching will be easy. What do you think of T-Mobile’s deal offers?
Source: T-Mobile via Android Central
T-Mobile has officially become the first carrier in the US to drop its two-year contract service and instead introduced ‘UNcarrier’ plans, all of which are based on the pay-as-you-go plans by default. From the company’s announcement, we know that their Samsung Galaxy SIII will no longer go for $129 with a two year contract; instead, buyers will now part with about $550 for the phone. They can pay a one-time fee of $549 or the can choose to make a down payment of $60 and monthly payments of $20 for 24 months.
Buyers will get defaulted into an ‘unlimited’ plan that comes with unlimited talk time and texts and 500MB of data for just $50 a month. The data speeds are throttled to 2G speeds once the user reaches the 500MB and the prices will increase in 2GB increments all the way to 12GB, with each 2GB increment costing an additional $10 a month. This plan includes hotspot and tethering prices. A truly unlimited plan though is one that comes with no data speeds throttling, unlimited talk time and unlimited texts for $70. You can further purchase 2GB tethering for an extra $10 a month or 4GB for $20.
T-Mo has also scrapped family plans in their newest pricing structure. However, you can include additional lines for $30 a month although the company is now running a promotion where you can add the additional lines at no charge. Each line added comes with unlimited text and talk time but will use their own data plans. This is what separates other lines even within the same price tiers.
Perhaps the best news about the company’s new pricing structure is that there will be no more handset subsidies. Although buyers will not be paying the full price for the handset upfront unless they want to. Instead, they will part with a down payment and pay a certain amount per month for up to 24 months. There are different down payment prices for each devices and they average $99 and a monthly payment that ranges between $15 and $25. T-Mobile has said that they do not charge interest on the cost of the handset which is very good news for those who plan to get a phone from the carrier.
What do you think of the new pricing structure from T-Mobile? Is it a major move away from contract plans or is it a misguided move that may cost them clients and eventually income? Will or would you go for one of their new plans? Share your views in the comments section below.
Sources: T-Mobile and AndroidGuys.com.