T-Mobile to replace Classic plans at its retail partners

T-Mobile to replace Classic plans at its retail partners
Back in March, T-Mobile eliminated subsidized phones and 2-year contracts at its own stores and website. But when it came to its retail partners like  Best Buy, Walmart and Costco, those stores were allowed to continue offering the Classic plan with the subsidies and the signed pacts. At the time, T-Mobile explained that it would be hard to handle things like inventory control and crediting sales personnel if it switched to its no contract plans in third party stores.

But T-Mobile did hint that eventually, it would eliminate the Classic plan offering from its retail partner's stores and websites. And sure enough, a leaked internal document from T-Mobile shows that starting on November 1st, the Classic plan and subsidized phones will be phased out at nationwide retailers.

Starting today, national retailers started to return postpaid T-Mobile inventory back to the mobile operator. Retail and branded locations will support  exchanges made during the 30 day return window as long as the customer has his original purchase receipt. Remorse transactions will be handled at the original point of sale.

So what is next for the national retailers carrying T-Mobile devices and plans? UNcarrier Phase 3 is rumored to be soon announced by T-Mobile and while we had heard that this part of T-Mobile's overall plan would deal with the elimination of customer deposits for new customers, it could be that Phase 3 will also have something to do with the replacement for the Classic plans at T-Mobile's National Retail partners.

source: TmoNews

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