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Test Drive the T-Mobile network free for one week, using an Apple iPhone 5s

Test Drive the T-Mobile network free for one week, using an Apple iPhone 5s
T-Mobile CEO John Legere wants you to cheat on your wireless operator. Tonight, the enigmatic executive announced T-Mobile's UN-Carrier 5.0. The new initiative will allow consumers to test drive the T-Mobile network, free for one week.  Those who sign up will receive an Apple iPhone 5s to use with the test. After one week, the consumer will decide whether or not to continue with the carrier. If he decides not to continue, the consumer returns the iPhone 5s to a nearby T-Mobile location, owing nothing (if the phone is returned in proper condition).

To take advantage of T-Mobile's Test Drive, you will need to order the iPhone 5s by mail. You need to be at least 18 years old to qualify for the test. If the phone is returned with a cracked screen, water damage or an active Find My iPhone feature, you will be charged $100 for a damage fee. And if you do decide to test drive the network, a hold for $699.99 plus taxes will be placed on your credit card. If the phone is not returned in a timely manner, your card will be charged that amount.

Each person will be allowed one Test Drive, with one trial allowed per credit card and billing address. This is the perfect way for T-Mobile to try to get customers of Verizon, Sprint and AT&T to try the carrier. Legere, of course, is hoping that the T-Mobile network proves itself enough in one week, that those testing the pipeline, decide to switch.


source: T-Mobile

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posted on 18 Jun 2014, 21:38 12

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


T-Mobile isn't playing anymore! And considering they tied with Verizon as the #1 carrier in Chicago, I'm excited for the future!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 21:40 6

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Btw PA, you forgot about LTE network upgrades for 150mbps max download speeds in these cities:

http://www.tmonews.com/2014/06/t-mobile-unveils-un-carrier-5-0-free-iphone-5s-test-drive-lte-network-news/

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:22 2

8. Alan01 (Posts: 208; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Still more to report....hold on!

Alan F.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:28

10. Salazzi (Posts: 239; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


what do you mean? really?

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 21:48 5

3. Salazzi (Posts: 239; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Amen brotha!! I've been saying it all along.. it's about creating excitement in the consumers. If they believe, T-Mobile stands a chance. And more and more people are starting to believe. No more a$$phuckery from the other 3 carriers!! Btw I saw something interesting displayed at the T-Mo event.. it said "we're a mobile internet company". They're drawing a distinction. The consumer has long been fooled that there's a difference between telecom and data/internet when in fact all information is information.. your phone calls travel the same as your google searches. So instead of fixing their networks to address the truth, the other carriers instead opted to throttling and limiting how much data you can use, so their feeble lines wouldn't be hindered.. and so that even though you're paying 2,3,400 a month, you'd continue to believe you were paying for something other than mobile internet. T-Mobile is bringing the truth out.. it's mobile internet. And they proudly display it. People will claim how can it be profitable to do what T-Mobile does. Think about it.. in some areas 100Mbps cable costs $70.. some you can even get 1Tbps at that cost. What do the carriers do? Instead of collecting that $70 for a household, they collect $150+ for the same services rendered. If it's profitable for the big cable companies to do it, how can it not be, for the likes of T-Mobile? I'm so excited man.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:15 5

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5956; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


This is what competition in the U.S. wireless market looks like.

It will be a cold day in Hell before the U.S. DoJ and FCC allow Son-boy to merge T-Mo and Sprint.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:17

6. networkdood (Posts: 6328; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I actually enjoyed the uncarrier 5.0 on youtube just now. Guy was swearing quite a bit at one point...lol...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:57 1

17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4173; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is great news. Tmobile is definitely stepping their game up and having a test drive of a great phone.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 00:08

28. tacarat (Posts: 215; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


I'm curious how this will work in areas with unfavorable service. I'm thinking that it will save them money on returned phones. There will probably be a waiting list or limited amount of phones they'll cycle through. It'd explain why they have iphones. Those are easier to fully wipe and ensure security between users. Well, in theory.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 09:33

31. mrblah (Posts: 549; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


lol You need at&t.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 11:21

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Data caps? Slower data speeds in my city? No thanks. Post #4 please.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 21:51 4

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Uncarrier 6.0

http://www.tmonews.com/2014/06/t-mobile-un-carrier-6-0-is-all-about-the-music-including-streaming-that-doesnt-count-against-your-data-allowance/

#1 in Chicago

http://www.tmonews.com/2014/06/rootmetrics-t-mobile-joins-verizon-as-top-chicago-carrier/

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:24 1

9. medwar07 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


this is awesome. watching my data is one of the reasons I left Verizon. I was paying so much money and then I would have to stop using my phone because I was scared I would go over on my data. Now, I do not have to worry about that when I stream music. That is awesome.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:20 8

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3775; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


All of these moves are really great. I like the no-data-cap music streaming. Very customer friendly.

I've gotta say that T-Mobile had a lot more of value to announce today than Amazon.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:15 2

21. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5956; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"I've gotta say that T-Mobile had a lot more of value to announce today than Amazon."

Which is why T-Mo is going to see much larger net subscriber growth than Amazon. And why Son-boy is obsessed with acquiring T-Mo. Buying Sprint was a mistake.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:33 3

11. cncrim (Posts: 551; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Damm this guy is good, tmobile should hire him long time ago.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:40 1

12. fzacek (Posts: 2233; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Now. sure this will bring a few more customers to T-Mobile, but how much money are they going to lose with this? I don't know if it's worth it, but right now T-Mobile is prioritizing market share over profit, and this is continuing on that path...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:12

20. Salazzi (Posts: 239; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


And how many people have complained about Android pursuing a market share strategy?? So why complain about carriers? They're the company, let them worry about the financial part.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:20 1

22. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5956; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


T-Mo share price hasn't been hurt by the market share strategy. Year-over-year, they are up $10 (http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/tmus/stock-chart ).

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:20

23. Salazzi (Posts: 239; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


or in other words, almost 50%

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:42 1

13. fzacek (Posts: 2233; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Wait, why can you only test it with the iPhone 5S? They should let you test drive with any of their phones...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:50

16. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1279; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Apple is just giving them the phones to use would be my guess. Oh, that, and the fact that it has the biggest draw of any phone being sold. Just saying.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:01 3

18. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


I'd love to test out the galaxy S5. Maybe in the future they'll allow others.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:42

27. joe1blue (Posts: 128; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


I'm sure samsung will place their phones in that lineup knowing they're apples biggest rival.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 09:35

32. mrblah (Posts: 549; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Because it works the best on every network, and if they get a buggy Android, a lot of people will think it is the network.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 11:22 3

35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nice trolling skills. Funny how with the recent data speeds test, they used a LG G2 and had absolutely no problems.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 13:53

40. mrblah (Posts: 549; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Cool story, bro, but data speed isn't even what i said, the over all network, talk, text, how stable the network is, not just what it tops out at. Go be a newb else where.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:42

14. networkdood (Posts: 6328; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


ok, there was no announcement for a phone unlocking tool - well, no big deal as T Mobile is consumer friendly there - also, was there an announcement for taxes and fees included in the price? I did not see that with unCarrier 5.0.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:43 2

15. joe1blue (Posts: 128; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


Keep this going T-Mobile! It won't be long until you are number 3 the sky is the limit. If this doesn't make the other big 2 a little nervous then wait for them to loose a few million subscription each and see if they keep data caps, I know their making a killing with these data plans and overages, it will take a lot to shak them.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:02 2

19. TruPatriot (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 May 2013)


I didn't know Tmob had fanboys...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:29 3

24. joe1blue (Posts: 128; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


You're calling the people who like the fact that we have a company who is trying to challenge the other big 3 fanboys? Should we not like T-Mobile's new strategy? Should we like paying high bills and having data caps you are tripping with that post lol.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:32 2

26. wilsong17 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


I guess he is the kind of people that paid more and get less..

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:30 2

25. wilsong17 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


So you are saying you're not a fan on anything

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 00:52 1

29. shamatuu (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Why only the 5s?

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 06:45 2

30. gnotch (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 Dec 2013)


this is an awesome idea! i love my carrier!

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 10:24 1

33. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I'm no supporter of this carrier mainly due to very poor service but this is a great idea and applaud them for it. Still, if you don't ever have to leave the city they have good coverage but if you do have to do any traveling you are screwed

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 13:13

37. wilsong17 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


poor service really i live in nj i get great cover and in nyc too

i hardly travel so is a win win for me 70 dollar unlimited lte 30 to 40mbs

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 13:11

36. diyi75 (Posts: 41; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


One week isn't long enough to find out how crappy the coverage is. It's just long enough to screw you!

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 13:38

38. mike2959 (Posts: 283; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


My god I would switch to TMO but the coverage in Ohio , more specifically outside of cleveland , Columbus , is just horrible.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 19:02

39. scsa852k (Posts: 303; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


After a week of anticipation about taxes and fees being inclusive to rate plans,
it was utterly disappointing what they announced yesterday.

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