More sunshine illuminates Project DarkThis article contains unofficial information.
The reason why your credit score is necessary is because you are not saddled with an ETF, if you switch carriers you will be liable for the balance owed for the handset. The carrier wants to make sure that you have the ability to stick with the service for the 20 months so that you don't leave T-Mobile hanging in the breeze for the remaining balance of what is owed on an expensive phone. Without the ETF, T-Mobile would have no recourse if you stopped the service, except to start an expensive court battle. Our tipster tells us that no one in their right mind would want to leave the new unlimited plans which he characterized as being 1/3 of the cost of Verizon's unlimited plan. The cost of unlimited voice, voice and text, voice, text and data would be $40, $50, and $60 respectively, regardless of which phone you are using. The price using a subsidized phone would be $60, $70, or $80 respectively. Again, a good credit rating is necessary to qualify for the plan, and once you decide between subsidized or unsubsidized, you cannot change which style you are using. No changes back and forth between the plans will be allowed.
We are told that this should all be announced after this coming week. Our tipster hinted that there is more to come regarding Project Dark and the whole plan is still gamechanging. The air is thick with anticipation.
Thanks, anonymous tipster!