T-Mobile planning event for March 26th: beginning the "uncarrier" era?

T-Mobile planning event for March 26th: beginning the
T-Mobile is apparently putting together an event which will take place on March 26th in New York City. The event isn't official, but word is coming from AllThingsD that the carrier is planning the event. If the event is real, we think we have a pretty good idea what the topic will be, because there have been consistent rumors that T-Mobile would be announcing its "uncarrier" era around that time.

The last we heard about T-Mobile's "uncarrier" shift was that it would happen "as soon as" March 24th, so the date links up fairly well. The idea behind the shift is that T-Mobile is planning to kill contracts and subsidies. That would allow T-Mobile to offer its off-contract plans to everyone, and those plans are quite a bit cheaper. T-Mobile would still offer installment plans for those who don't want to pay full price on hardware right away. 

It seems like we'll find out more soon enough, and we'll bring you all the info as we get it. 

source: AllThingsD

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26 Comments

1. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Well thats cool and all...but here's the thing: Their coverage sucks...I'm sorry T-mobile :-(

3. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Ya but there the only major carrier that doesn't want to charge you ridiculous amounts of money.

4. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

@HDShatter then go with Virgin Mobile my friend. T-Mobile in most areas is a joke. I like T-Mobile but coverage is a *****.

11. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Fine in my city, on 3g usually get 8-12mbps 4g is like 20s.

14. gagdude

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

VM has some great pricing but wimax and 3g (from sprint is a joke), and CDMA is a joke. no nexus 4? no customer! :P

2. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

well lm glad for t mobile and were l live the services is great in new york

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Considering they have the most coverage in my area.....this makes me happy...

6. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Cheap plans and no contracts are Ok but I want to see more customizable plans. I just want like 150 minutes, unlimited text and ~2GB of data (always have wifi). That should cost like $30.

9. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

T-mobile does have that...its offered on T-mobile.com and walmart.com $30 prepaid, 100 minutes, unlimted text, and 5gigs at 4g

10. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Yeah but only if you bring a phone or buy one out right. There's no payment plan for a new one.

12. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

If your tight on cash get a nexus 4.

15. gagdude

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

the payment plan is $20.month for 20 months which totals up to $400, plus the "subsidized" price you originally bought at... gonna run you $500-$600 anyways which is outright

7. DecimalWinter

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

I agree with Joshing4fun. I work for a premium retailer for Verizon. I pay $35 a month for 1500 anytime minutes, unlimited nights and weekends, unlimited text and 5 GB's of data, and I know they still make money on me. This could be a game changer.

18. Droid773

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Perfect plan for me. Im on $30 tmobile plan, I just need a few more.minutes or at least free wifi calling.

19. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

I got that plan too, i add a $10 card every 3 month 0.10 a minute . 5GB of 4g love it and work perfect for me. although i would like them to fill the gab between the $30 and the $50 plan with a $40 plan , maybe 400 minutes with 4GB of 4g would be even better and work perfect for most guy's out there. T-mobile are you listening?????

23. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

shit i dont get that plan with the verizon premium retailer I work for

8. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

T-Mobile is going to blow up and be the role model in the wireless industry this year! Can't wait

13. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Every other carrier will follow suit.

16. gagdude

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

i sure hope so. and maybe some day cdma will finally die in the US

17. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Nope other carriers.....t mobile is trying to stop the bleeding..... mark my words I been saying it over n over....if T-Mobile... sprint ....and the other lesser known carriers don't step it up..this year.....they done.....most investors are not putting money in them game over....and if u give this post a thumbs down that means u know its the truth and we all know the truth hurts

20. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Hmmm lol sure they are done

21. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I think all you trolls need to get a job, and stop hating life bc you're broke. If you can't afford a phone, that's your problem. Not the carrier or the manufacturer's problem.

22. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

But be honest, who really wants to spend over $600 for a phone that can easily be outdated within a year or two? If I'm going to drop that kind of bank on a phone, then the manufacturer better support it. Yeah, I know Nexus and rooting are always options, but not everybody wants a Nexus and not everybody wants to root. But hey, different strokes for different folks. And I understand that the plans would be cheaper, but even as I understand now, T-Mobile has to offer payment plans so people can even pay off the phone.

24. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I'll tell you who wants to spend $600; People who want a new phone. That's just the way it is. If you want it new every year, you have to pay for it. As far as phones being outdated, that's an issue that Google, US phone carriers and the manufacturer's need to solve. Before you know it, all carriers will probably be selling phones for full price, and still have the same ridiculously expensive plans. At least T-Mobile is offering some sort of value for your money.

26. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

everyone who has been with one of the four big carriers has been paying that and more for a phone. now you just don't see it hidden into your rate plan. and 600 isn't that much if you think about it... you could easily pay 300 for a camera, 300 for gps, 300 for a ipod, and 600 for a laptop/computer. all these companies for the individual products release a new product every year too... so cellphones aren't the Devils business

25. Shin

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

T-Mobile is currently offering off-contract plans. So what is big change??

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