Liveblog: T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier 7.0” event

Liveblog: T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier 7.0” event
Currently situated as the United States’ fourth largest carrier, and likely soon to be the third largest carrier, T-Mobile has single-handedly changed the landscape of wireless service.

Through a variety of “un-carrier” announcements over the past 18-20 months, we have seen new paradigms for selling wireless service, paying for handsets, and a trend of seeing the once ubiquitous two-year contract slowly leave center stage.

T-Mobile has also aggressively been positioning its rate plans, with the individual plans all having unlimited data in one flavor or another. Lately, the family plans have been getting attention, coupled with aggressive incentives to help families recoup the costs of switching carriers (cancelation fees, equipment purchases, etc.).

Those changes were quickly mimicked by the rest industry, and it has proven to be a goldmine for T-Mobile, as the carrier has seen subscriber additions in the millions quarter-over-quarter, casting a shadow over its competition, a trend that is expected to continue through the remainder of the year.

Most recently, T-Mobile introduced unlimited music streaming for a number of popular music apps, the list of which is expanding and will soon include Google Play Music.

Now it is time for “Un-carrier 7.0,” whose announcement will be made today in San Francisco. Team Magenta is billing this announcement as, “this time it’s personal.” So what might T-Mobile and its highly visible CEO John Legere have in store for us?

Whatever it is, we expect that everyone should be able to relate to it in a way that affects them personally, might that mean free data for using social media? Simplified billing saving folks more money? Money is always personal.

All will be revealed as we will be on-site with T-Mobile for the announcement and we will be liveblogging it here. Keep a browser window open just for us! The T-Mobile “Un-carrier 7.0” event is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm PT | 3:00pm CT | 4:00pm ET | 9:00pm GMT!

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42 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Idk what Legere has up his sleeve, but I'm ready.

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

For VOLTE

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Free data for using social media would be perfect.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Want him to throw in free service for life? Some of you people just surprise me...

3. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

Can't wait, hopefully something sneaky and cool :)

4. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Unlimited data free usage for cloud storage.

6. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

That would be cool because its literally the main reason I don't use cloud storage atm, and I have laughable upstream at my home service

5. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

How about expand your crappy coverage and reduce/eliminate dropped calls. I drop more calls on T-Mobile than I did with Verizon in 2005.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I've been with T-Mobile since 2011 and I've only droppee one call. One.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Dropped*

10. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Dude, I call BS on that.

12. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

well while I have AT&T my friend has his note 3 on T-mobile and while he has only dropped a single call himself, he has more frequently not found himself able to place them in the first place lol, or send text messages.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I have coverage everywhere in Chicago, usually full bars of LTE...dot.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mobile works flawless in Chicago. You should probably check before calling BS.

21. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I wasn't referring to the coverage in Chi Town. Just saying that 1 dropped call, regardless of carrier, in 3 yrs is a little hard to believe.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Don't believe if you want to that's fine. No one if forcing you haha.

20. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

How are your internet speeds and sending MMS?

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Always above 30mbps+ and about ~40mbps+ at night. Picture messages sent in two seconds or less and text message send almost instantly. My area is blanketed with full bars of LTE.

25. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Dang nice. I want to switch to Tmo. I'm paying 300 a month with Verizon. Everything is perfect except the cost. Ridic. I can be paying $140 a month with 4 lines(one line being unlimited). Def would switch now but service where I work is worse than 2g :(

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Where do you live?

36. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Land of agriculture. ....

39. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I live in Fairfield, but work in Darien, CT (the worst most uninhabited part of Darien lmao).

42. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Im in a suburb of Sacramento getting up to 80mbps on Sprint. I have seen faster than that I Chicago.

11. bkzebraphone

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Watching it. Only seeing the same video play multiple times with different music. Ugh. Hurry up lol

19. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

The stream isn't working for some reason can someone please post a link.

26. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Maybe this is the "WiFi calling improvement" we just got?

32. Daytonadave17

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

Is it over??

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nope, but will very soon.....

41. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Never would I imagine seeing T-Mobile out of all of them becoming the bad-ass.

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