T-Mobile to offer its own high-end phone with a lifetime warranty at an affordable price?

T-Mobile to offer its own high-end phone with a lifetime warranty at an affordable price?
T-Mobile has become the most innovative and influential of the U.S. carriers under the leadership of president and CEO John Legere, who has made it a point to fix what is wrong with the industry in the U.S. T-Mobile was first to end carrier subsidies on new handsets and the two-year contracts that went along with them hand-in-hand. It was T-Mobile that started offering zero-rated streaming features such as Music Freedom and Binge On to customers. And T-Mobile has been behind the latest push to offer unlimited high-speed data plans to subscribers. In fact, T-Mobile One has taxes and fees built right into the pricing for those who sign up for autopay.

According to marketing material for T-Mobile that was shown to Android Authority, the nation's third largest carrier hopes to make another pain point disappear. The next Uncarrier announcement will supposedly involve a new phone made exclusively for T-Mobile. It will include all of the features that you'd expect to find in a top shelf model in the $650-$800 price range, but will be priced much less. And the handset will include a lifetime warranty along with free insurance. This way, if the phone is broken, it can be replaced with no problem. And it will be commitment free so that anytime you want to turn it in, you can do so with no repercussions.

The marketing material would seem to indicate a third quarter launch of this device. That would cover the period from July through September. While it wasn't mentioned, we would expect the handset to be powered by Android.

source: AndroidAuthority

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16 Comments

1. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Sounds interesting! As always, Tmo ftmfw!

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Soo,an android flagship made by tmobile?

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yeah, and with a lifetime warranty, it sounds too good.

3. Joosty

Posts: 467; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

HTC should be the supplier just like the old G1.

5. archous209 unregistered

I'm down! I've had nearly every carrier, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile is EASILY my favorite. Their prices are comparable, they continuously expand their network (currently the 2nd largest in the Country quickly approaching the same size as Verizon), but their customer service is the BEST I've ever experienced. Of course there will always be bad apples here and there, please note, many T-Mobile stores are owned by third parties... so whenever I have a problem I call or contact them through Facebook. I've found that the Facebook customer support employees are THE BEST in the industry. They get s**t fixed.

6. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

yes, facebook messenger works best for me...prefer this method over phone and email.

7. fyah_king unregistered

Sure hope the screen is at least 5.5in and small bezels all around.:)

8. matistight

Posts: 934; Member since: May 13, 2009

So how do they expect to make money? Free insurance? People are gonna "lose" and break the phones screen left and right. Sure you'll have to pay a deductible, but if you buy the phone for $500, deductible is $175, that's $675 for 2 phones. Thats less than $340 for a premium phone

9. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

i wonder if its a common phone labeled for T-Mobile or an actual T-Mobile exclusive phone. Cuz I don't want to hear about "HTC 11 Tmobile edition" lol, I want a real exclusive phone! like ATT has with the Active line up

13. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

lol we had the Samsung S5 and S6 active in Canada. so much for a real exclusive for ATT..

10. Lois13

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

New Sidekick?

12. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1009; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Only if it has the swivel out keyboard

11. Greenmule

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

I believe that the phone will be a variant of the current Sony lineup. perhaps without the 4k screen? A way for Sony to get into the mobile market and get content distribution. Lifetime warranty on a phone?

14. alannyny

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

I hope: 1. It handles 600 MHz 2. Custom ROM and/or rooting doesn't void lifetime warranty 3. It doesn't have lockscreen (or other) ads (ala Amazon phone variants)

15. gavilan355

Posts: 58; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

It would be great if T-Mobile Partnered with One PLus!!

16. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 559; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'd consider giving this phone a shot.

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