It was reported early in July that Apple retail locations would start selling prepaid, as well as month-to-month T-Mobile plans, along with iPhones during the purchase. While just a rumor then, it has now been confirmed that if you want to sign up for T-Mobile, you can do it from inside an Apple retail store.
If you ever wanted to just try out a wireless carrier, maybe because you’re thinking of switching but you haven’t heard altogether positive things, or for whatever other reason there might be, T-Mobile has you covered in a new move to let potential customers test out the network with a particular device.
T-Mobile shook up the US carrier industry last yearÂ with its “Uncarrier” plansÂ that eliminated two-year contracts to make way for contract-free plans with much cheaper rentals. The carrier is now gearing up to further build upon on the Uncarrier approach, in a press event in Los Angeles on the 18th of June.
T-Mobile has been teasing â€śUncarrier 4.0,â€ť its next move to disrupt the US wireless industry, with a tagline that says â€śThis one you arenâ€™t gonna believe.â€ť TMoNews claims that as part of Uncarrier 4.0, T-Mobile could pay for a customerâ€™s earlyÂ termination fee if he or she moves from AT&T, Verizon to T-Mobile.
On Tuesday, T-Mobile announced its earnings for the third quarter of 2013. The carrier added 648,000 net subscribers in the quarter and soldÂ 5.6 million smartphones, which included sales through T-Mobile and its prepaid brand MetroPCS.Â Though it didn’t provide specific numbers, it’s is believed that the carrier sold about 540,000 iPhones in the quarter.
T-Mobile to kill Grandfathered plans, to transition all its customers over to its new Simple Choice plan
The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch is just a few hours from now, which means you are likely thinking long and hard about buying your next iPhone. Besides which iPhone model you want to buy, the next most important question you need to ask yourself is which carrier should I choose. Some of you are not going to switch as you have too many friends and family on the same network. Many of you, though, want the best bang for you buck and are willing to switch if the price is right. Read on as we compare each major carrier in the US and discuss their costs. You can check out our comparison based on coverage here.