T-Mobile's UNcarrier Phase 2 to begin June 23rd?

T-Mobile's UNcarrier Phase 2 to begin June 23rd?
The buzz around the water cooler is that Phase 2 of  the T-Mobile UNcarrier program will roll out on June 23rd. Speculation centers around a new rate plan for post-paid subscribers looking to sign up without a credit check. The rates will be the same as the current plan with the only difference being that phones will have to be purchased in full with no EIP (Equipment Installment Plan).

In addition, Phase 2 will coincide with the expansion of MetroPCS into 15 new markets starting in the third quarter. Code named "Apollo 15," these areas include Houston, New Orleans, San Diego, Seattle, Washington DC and Baltimore. All of these markets offer LTE service, which should give MetroPCS a leg up against other pre-paid carriers in the above areas.

Just the other day, MetroPCS started a BYOP program for GSM flavored Android and Windows Phone models, and specific variants of the Apple iPhone. The first phase of the plan kicked in late March and ended the practice of subsidizing new phones at the carrier's own stores and web site.

source: TmoNews



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Rather see a phase 3 we trust you pay your EPP without a credit check and be fair to everyone

2. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I don't know about others but I would sign an 1-year contract with T-Mobile and get discount on phones. 1-year isn't too bad, but 2-year is too much....

3. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

They do that sortof, except without the contract part All Tmobile did was make the phone purchasing part separate from the service contract part.Other companies just roll that phone purchase in with your monthly fees automatically. You can pay the phone off over a period of time (paying ~$20/mo more for a period of 24 months, for example), and at any point, pay the balance. However, if you leave Tmobile and haven't finished paying the phone off, you still owe them the balance.

4. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Probably why I couldn't buy the htc one

5. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

T-Mobile is a horrible rip off with terrible coverage. Pretending not to have contracts when you must have a 20 month (contract) "subscription" to get a new device cheap and you can upgrade anytime (at full retail value like at&t/Sprint/VZW. Not to mention their awful coverage. I've got an idea for Phase 3! Its called stop deceiving your customers with lies, advertise less and upgrade your coverage!! Then maybe.. just maybe you'll actually start to gain customers you bleeding fools.


Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 18, 2013


7. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Yeah man true Fail on T-Mobiles part. No wonder why they lost Smartphone subscribers last quarter while Sprint added 5 million ;)!

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Nicely said, nothing to add.

9. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

This is so misconstrued >.< It pained my head just to read it. T-mobile allows for subsidization for customers who can't afford to pay upfront for new devices. AT&T, Sprint & Verizon are the real deceivers because consumer pays way more via the subsidization plan in the long run for the same device. T-mobile is the most flexible system out there. I get my devices off of Amazon, Ebay. They are world phones. I choose the type of plan I want and I can change it month to month depending on my need. I mean what better system is out there than the one that caters to your needs keeping you free. Regarding coverage, they have excellent 4G where all I have been and I have been to a lot of places without loss of service. At&t has the worst customer care. Verizon rips you off on the plans oh and btw Sprint sells your data to everyone besides being expensive.

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