T-Mobile's CFO says that the carrier won't raise the price of its unlimited data plan

T-Mobile's CFO says that the carrier won't raise the price of its unlimited data plan
Recently, we've seen Verizon make changes by adding a new unlimited data plan that costs $10 a month more than its previous top tier. AT&T just added more levels to its unlimited data plans, and Sprint introduced two new unlimited plans as well. So after experiencing another strong quarter, will T-Mobile take advantage of this favorable environment to raise its prices for unlimited service? According to T-Mobile's CFO, Braxton Carter, the answer is "no."

Carter said yesterday after the carrier released its Q2 earnings report, that T-Mobile is "not pursuing a monetization path." Instead, it appears that the company continues to focus on building its list of subscribers. The executive says that for T-Mobile, it is more important to add new subscribers than to maximize the amount of money it can squeeze out of current members by raising prices.

T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert said yesterday that T-Mobile will offer aggressive pricing on new smartphones that are compatible with the carrier's rapidly expanding 600MHz low-frequency band. Such low-frequency spectrum travels farther and penetrates buildings better than higher-frequency bands. While none of the current iPhone models support 600MHz, the new phones to be unveiled by Apple next month are expected to be compatible with this frequency. And that led Carter to say that, "Absolutely, you can expect a great proposition for our customers relating to the new iPhone."

source: CNET

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5 Comments

1. TypicalGeek

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Amen, Tmo.

3. tywanjames

Posts: 65; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Y'all say amen and give thumbs up but y'all forgot that T-Mobile has already raised their prices earlier this year.

2. Alcyone

Posts: 582; Member since: May 10, 2018

Alas, how long will that "no" last? I have a feeling when Sprint is gobbled up, "no" will turn to "we had too, because..." The merger is a bad idea imo.

4. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I agree 100 percent with you Alcyone; and if anyone can't see this move, they have no clue how businesses operates. This is a bad idea!

5. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I think Google should buy Sprint, all they want is the advertisement, so at least we know they are not going to raise price for services. They might used our information/data (like everybody else do) at least we will get lower prices

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