T-Mobile CEO teases UNcarrier 4.0 - what do you want it to be?

T-Mobile CEO teases UNcarrier 4.0 - what do you want it to be?
It looks like T-Mobile isn't quite done with its UNcarrier movement for this year. T-Mobile CEO John Legere is now teasing UNcarrier 4.0 on Twitter; unfortunately, the rumors are a bit scarce as to what we should be expecting from the UNcarrier at this point. So, we want to get your two cents on the matter. What do you want to see from T-Mobile?

The UNcarrier plans have been quite a success for T-Mobile, leading to the carrier adding subscribers and raising its stock price over $6 in the past year (not counting the big drop when T-Mobile split its stock in May). The UNcarrier movement by T-Mobile has already killed off service contracts, restructured rate plans, added the frequent upgrade Jump! plan, removed credit checks on certain plans, offered 200MB of free data for life on tablets, and our personal favorite: free international data in over 100 countries. And, it's not just EDGE data for free; there is something magical about being in Jamaica, writing this article, and having full 3G on a Moto X for free.

There's no real idea of what to expect from UNcarrier phase 4, and Legere doesn't give any real hints. The tweet simply reads, "#ItsAboutCustomers -Time to eliminate another customer pain point? Time for #Uncarrier4? Yes it's time! Stay tuned...Happy New Year #Randall" For those of you who are curious, #Randall is referring to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, who Legere had just called out on Twitter a few hours before this last tweet and quoted Stephenson in talking about AT&T "[driving] utilisation of data services."

There has been talk about T-Mobile gathering more spectrum, so we would love to hear about an expansion of the network, which is currently solid for most people living in urban areas, but not so good for those living in more rural areas. But, those rumors are fairly recent, so we don't know that an announcement like that would be happening this soon. 

Sound off in the comments! What do you expect/what would you like to see from UNcarrier 4?

source: @JohnLegere



29. MAXXtreme007

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Where I live, we have very bad internet options (no fast unlimited service). TMobile would solve this problem perfectly (as they have fast service and it's unlimited) but having an option to pay an extra $10-20 or so and have unlimited tethering would be perfect! I would love to at least have this option!

28. SolidGold69

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Please let it be that we'll be able to store apps on the micro SD card instead of internal memory! Also, everyone should have the option of erasing/removing/eliminating/uninstalling bloatware instead of just disabling it.

26. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Provide more coverage by leasing cell towers from, who else, AT&T. My area sucks: always "no signal" at home.

25. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

I would like to see any carrier separate voice and data plans. I don't need unlimited voice and I'm not going to pay $40 / month for it. Stop locking phones purchased without subsidy Stop charging extra to tether, I paid for the data let me use it as I please

24. timbehnkendammit

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

I told Sprint to get f**ked after I grew tired of paying $90/month for all the internet speed of a 14.4Kbps modem. I live in Dayton, OH, where the total metropolitan population is over 800,000 people, and they STILL seem to be more concerned with adding 4G LTE in towns whose population barely scratch 50,000. I jumped back to T-Mobile for their new $30 Unlimited Text/Web (5GB at 4G speed), 100 minute plan because I rarely talk on my phone. Plus, it's only $15 more to add tethering, and their HSPA+ here runs at the same 12-14Mbps as Verizon and AT&T's LTE service. So unlimited text, 100 minutes, and 5GB of 4G WITH tethering for under $50 is just too damn good to pass up.

23. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Here's a suggestion for phase 4: Grow up and act like an adult and a business professional! Stop publicly trashing the CEO of another company like you're 6.

21. DeToxV1

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I dont think t-mobile has done nothing wrong so far, they have been improving after the buyout failure. I just wish they would do something for their long time subscribers like myself being 10+ yrs with tmobile

20. dullgeek

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Thinking about this here's a list of things I'd like to see, ranked (roughly) in order of my preference: * Increase my throttled data speeds from 2G to 3G (or better) - ideally adopt Sprint's "truly unlimited". * Increase my included 4G data from 500MB to 1GB * Make advertised price include all required taxes and fees. My plan is $100/mo. I'd like to pay $100/mo rather than the $116 that I do pay. * I'd like a maximum price guarantee - if I continue to get the exact same service tier, my price won't go up but it may go down. * Faster release cycles for OTA updates. I'd like to see KitKat a few weeks after it's released rather than 6-10 months. * Kill all the bloatware on my phone * More than 5 phones on my plan * Give me a discount for adding a non-smartphone to my familiy plan * Help me lose weight * Turn my wife into a horny supermodel * $1 million Christmas gift * I wish for more wishes

18. mellowout27

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I couldn't agree more with Troysyx, Tmobile has come so far to do something as bad for customers as merge with Sprint. They just need to purchase some spectrum, consider a deal with maybe Dish Network and continue to offer customers the best options in wireless! I love T-Mobile!

16. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

For them NOT to merge with Sprint!

13. mkluminous

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

I'm generally happy with T-mobile's service and love what the CEO is doing so far. My main issue is with having more of a variety of devices (still bothered T-mobile couldn't get moto x) but otherwise amazing year for t-mobile

19. MartyK

Posts: 1045; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I agree I love Tmobile also...the only thing they should do is give the customer(s) two options do download their phone ROM: Google Edition and a T-mobile Edition phones...that would be sweet...

11. emcdonald75

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

T-Mobile just needs to increase the 4G HSPA+ or LTE coverage already and get rid of 2G/EDGE. That is the only Uncarrier needed. Everything else is near perfect except for a few billing issues at times and it is difficult to unlock phones sometimes, but for the most part, everything is great.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Customer pain points.... Expand their LTE footprint?

27. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Actually, I would be happy if they would just expand their footprint at all. Doesn't even have to be LTE. Just something better than 2g. It would be the last little shove I need to ditch VZW.

8. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I already have a T-Mobile Galaxy S4 with unlimited EVERYTHING (no throttling) for $70.00 a month. What more can I ask for?

14. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

$50 a month?

6. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

I love T-Mobile :D

4. svec7186

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2011

does anyone still sell tmobile plans with a contract with subsidized phones?

17. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Yes, any place that sells tmobile plans that is not a tmobile store (ie, costco, best buy, etc.)

22. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Now T-mobile would like everyone to be on the new uncarrier plans, so Costco, Best Buy, Hellmart (Walmart) and everywhere else CAN NOT and WILL NOT be offering contract plans anymore. Sorry.

3. svec7186

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2011

maybe its voice over LTE (HD Voice)

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Better options for bad credit peeps would be amazing. I have a couple of friends on tmobile with bad credit that want better phones but cant afford the massive downs.

5. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

That is absurd. You get bad credit because you can't pay your bills. Maybe an expensive smartphone isn't the answer to that problem.

7. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I wasn't sure about this. I thought they did do credit checks, but in the article it says they don't.

9. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Sorry about that, the credit checks aren't completely gone, just for some plans. I've edited the article accordingly.

12. alila2

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

what t-mobile want is to add a $40 plan , and improve their coverage in voice and data like att or better and they'll own the market . for example keep the $30 plan 100 minutes and 5 GB add a $40 plan unlimited Minutes + 2.5 GB , $50 plan unlimited minutes + 5 GB, $60 plan unlimited minutes and data , $70 plan unlimited minutes and data + 5 GB of Tethering . But most important as a first step is improve coverage , because all the options you are giving us mean nothing if your coverage suck.

15. echance20

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Couldn't get any better than this!! I was thought of this before 2.5GB data for 50.00 5GB for 60.00 and 70.00 as is unlimited data I like your comment or idea better alila2

1. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I have no idea. As a T-Mobile customer for about two years now I'm pretty darn happy with what they're doing. The only thing they could do to make me happier is offer a wider selection of devices which they couldn't really do in an "announcement". T-Mobile Lumia's please :

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