T-Mobile is looking to beef up its Break Up program soon, hoping to offer the same $350 per-line contract break credit that it already does for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint customers to US Cellular, and other smaller carriers throughout the US. If customers who switch to T-Mobile also trade in their old device, they could get up $300 in addition to the initial $350 – that’s $650 per line that is switched to T-Mobile. (more…)
If you watched any amount of TV this weekend or took a glance over at the sidebar of this site, you more than likely ran into a T-Mobile advertisement that talks about their new ETF-killing program. Seriously, these ads are everywhere, right now. Introduced during CES as their next UnCarrier movement, T-Mobile wants to pay the Early Termination Fees (ETF) from your current carrier to have you bring your business to them. It’s a bold move, though bold moves are exactly what we expect from a company led by a man willing to crash an AT&T party during CES and then call their CEO of mobility “fat” during a press event.
The plan works something like this:
- Bring your business to T-Mobile, and they’ll pay up to $350 in ETFs per line once you sign-up for service and send them the last bill from your previous carrier.
- Then, trade in the phone from your previous carrier to earn up to another $300.
- You have to sign-up for a postpaid Simple Choice plan and also buy a device.
- They will only pay ETFs from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
My question to you today is – are you going to take their offer and switch carriers? According to T-Mobile’s numbers, they had 4.4 million new customers join their UnCarrier way of life, so you certainly wouldn’t be alone.
If you are a T-Mobile customer or plan on making the switch soon, the Z1S won’t be a terrible decision. For specs, the device is rocking a 5.0″ 1920 x 1080 HD display, Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 3,000mAh battery, Android 4.3, 20.7MP rear-facing camera, microSD slot, and access to T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network wherever you can find it. (more…)
The Nexus 5 – Google’s 2013 flagship and our number 2 phone of last year – is available now at T-Mobile for $0 down or $396 full retail. For those keeping track, that’s not exactly cheaper than what Google is selling the same 16GB device for ($349), but it’s not a bad price. The beauty of the deal comes if you can’t afford the up-front full payment and go with the monthly payment plan of just $16.50 per month for 24 months. (more…)
T-Mobile has made it clear – they aren’t going to hold back any time in the near future. They are going to be brash, bold, and say whatever the hell is on their mind when it comes to their competitors. And since you all seem to be joining in on their party – their preliminary Q4 2013 report shows 1.6 million new net adds – they want to invite you to be vocal with them. They want you to send a “break up” letter. (more…)
During T-Mobile’s UnCarrier 4.0 event that wrapped earlier this afternoon, T-Mobile made a bold new claim: they now have the fastest 4G LTE network in the land. Don’t worry (or maybe you should) though, they didn’t use an outside firm or “highly paid industry consultants” to collect their data. No sir, they used data straight from consumers and testing through the ever-popular Ookla Speedtest app. (more…)
We are finally finished with the T-Mobile UnCarrier 4.0 press event, so the news is already official. T-Mobile is indeed going to pay Early Termination Fees (ETF) for families who transfer service from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Word of this move has been reported a number of times, including from us thanks to a reader who spotted an ad for the initiative last night. (more…)
Last night, we scooped at least one of T-Mobile’s announcements for this afternoon’s UnCarrier 4.0 event. Apparently, T-Mobile will introduce a program today at 12:30pm PST to pay off “your family’s termination fees when you trade in your devices.” While that is a major announcement for T-Mo, that may not be the only thing up their sleeves.
T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, has already been making serious headlines this week, after getting kicked out of a party that AT&T was hosting. He’s a very radical thinker in the mobile space, and has zero filter when it comes to speaking about the competition, so we are positive that he will have a few great quotes for us today. (more…)