T-Mobile to offer its own high-end phone with a lifetime warranty at an affordable price?
by Alan Friedman / Apr 30, 2017, 2:33 PM
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.
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.
posted on Apr 30, 2017, 4:04 PM 8
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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
posted on Apr 30, 2017, 8:48 PM 0
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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
posted on Apr 30, 2017, 9:16 PM 1
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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?
posted on May 01, 2017, 5:01 AM 0
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