Are trade-in deals the next exciting front in the carrier wars? Judging by recent developments, it appears so. In response to T-Mobile’s improved trade-in program, Sprint announced a reworking of its own policies today.
The changes read like counterpoints to each of T-Mobile’s trade-in shortcomings. Sprint notes it allows customers to trade-in up to three phones per line and five in a calendar year, while T-Mobile restricts subscribers to one trade-in per line. (more…)
As many of you might know, thanks to last week’s insanity, US consumers are about to have a few new choices when it comes to which smartphone they would like to tote around in their pockets all day. There is the Galaxy Note 4, new Moto X, as well as a new iPhone(s). According to T-Mobile, the difference in final cost will lie heavily on the trade-in value of your current phone, and with its newest marketing campaign, T-Mo is now guaranteeing the highest trade-in values for used devices. (more…)
At long last, a flagship Sony handset is bound for American shores. Announced this morning following the IFA presser, T-Mobile will soon carry the Xperia Z3 in the United States. Timed closely with other territories, customers will be able to order it “this fall” online and in brick-and-mortar stores. (more…)
All of the major US carriers have already weighed in with the preliminary plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and (believe it or not) Galaxy Note Edge. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile will all carry both devices this Fall, with most saying specifically, October. (more…)
T-Mobile announced this morning that it has doubled the number of streaming music services available through its Music Freedom movement. Also, the winner of its social voting poll, where customers told T-Mobile the music service they would most like to see included in the service, has concluded. Google Play Music ran away with the vote by gobbling up almost 750,000 votes. (more…)
T-Mobile’s free data program has long been the carrier’s most attractive tablet offering, but the company apparently wants to convert a few of those freeloaders to postpaid subscribers. To incentivize the switch, T-Mobile is expanding its Simple Choice offerings with tablet additions that match your smartphone data limit. (more…)
T-Mobile added a new option to its Simple Starter plan line-up today that quadruples the original plan’s data bucket from 500MB to 2GB of LTE data per month. The new plan is a limited time offer that runs $45 per month, which is just $5 more than the 500MB offering. So yes, for $5 more, you can get 2GB of data along with unlimited talk and text.
With the Simple Starter plan, there are no overages and no annual contracts.
The new plan is available September 3. (more…)
In response to Sprint’s new 20GB $100 plan that was announced earlier in the week for new customers, T-Mobile has decided that it wants all of the current Sprint customers that aren’t being offered this new deal to come on over to its promised land. Through current T-Mobile customers, Magenta is offering unlimited LTE upgrades to any current customer who brings over a friend from another carrier, including Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon. That new customer will also receive the free upgrade to unlimited LTE. (more…)