Test Drive the T-Mobile network free for one week, using an Apple iPhone 5s

Test Drive the T-Mobile network free for one week, using an Apple iPhone 5s
T-Mobile CEO John Legere wants you to cheat on your wireless operator. Tonight, the enigmatic executive announced T-Mobile's UN-Carrier 5.0. The new initiative will allow consumers to test drive the T-Mobile network, free for one week.  Those who sign up will receive an Apple iPhone 5s to use with the test. After one week, the consumer will decide whether or not to continue with the carrier. If he decides not to continue, the consumer returns the iPhone 5s to a nearby T-Mobile location, owing nothing (if the phone is returned in proper condition).

To take advantage of T-Mobile's Test Drive, you will need to order the iPhone 5s by mail. You need to be at least 18 years old to qualify for the test. If the phone is returned with a cracked screen, water damage or an active Find My iPhone feature, you will be charged $100 for a damage fee. And if you do decide to test drive the network, a hold for $699.99 plus taxes will be placed on your credit card. If the phone is not returned in a timely manner, your card will be charged that amount.

Each person will be allowed one Test Drive, with one trial allowed per credit card and billing address. This is the perfect way for T-Mobile to try to get customers of Verizon, Sprint and AT&T to try the carrier. Legere, of course, is hoping that the T-Mobile network proves itself enough in one week, that those testing the pipeline, decide to switch.


source: T-Mobile

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40 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mobile isn't playing anymore! And considering they tied with Verizon as the #1 carrier in Chicago, I'm excited for the future!

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Btw PA, you forgot about LTE network upgrades for 150mbps max download speeds in these cities: http://www.tmonews.com/2014/06/t-mobile-unveils-un-carrier-5-0-free-iphone-5s-test-drive-lte-network-news/

8. Alan01

Posts: 621; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Still more to report....hold on! Alan F.

10. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

what do you mean? really?

3. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Amen brotha!! I've been saying it all along.. it's about creating excitement in the consumers. If they believe, T-Mobile stands a chance. And more and more people are starting to believe. No more a$$phuckery from the other 3 carriers!! Btw I saw something interesting displayed at the T-Mo event.. it said "we're a mobile internet company". They're drawing a distinction. The consumer has long been fooled that there's a difference between telecom and data/internet when in fact all information is information.. your phone calls travel the same as your google searches. So instead of fixing their networks to address the truth, the other carriers instead opted to throttling and limiting how much data you can use, so their feeble lines wouldn't be hindered.. and so that even though you're paying 2,3,400 a month, you'd continue to believe you were paying for something other than mobile internet. T-Mobile is bringing the truth out.. it's mobile internet. And they proudly display it. People will claim how can it be profitable to do what T-Mobile does. Think about it.. in some areas 100Mbps cable costs $70.. some you can even get 1Tbps at that cost. What do the carriers do? Instead of collecting that $70 for a household, they collect $150+ for the same services rendered. If it's profitable for the big cable companies to do it, how can it not be, for the likes of T-Mobile? I'm so excited man.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This is what competition in the U.S. wireless market looks like. It will be a cold day in Hell before the U.S. DoJ and FCC allow Son-boy to merge T-Mo and Sprint.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I actually enjoyed the uncarrier 5.0 on youtube just now. Guy was swearing quite a bit at one point...lol...

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is great news. Tmobile is definitely stepping their game up and having a test drive of a great phone.

28. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I'm curious how this will work in areas with unfavorable service. I'm thinking that it will save them money on returned phones. There will probably be a waiting list or limited amount of phones they'll cycle through. It'd explain why they have iphones. Those are easier to fully wipe and ensure security between users. Well, in theory.

31. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

lol You need at&t.

34. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Data caps? Slower data speeds in my city? No thanks. Post #4 please.

9. medwar07

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

this is awesome. watching my data is one of the reasons I left Verizon. I was paying so much money and then I would have to stop using my phone because I was scared I would go over on my data. Now, I do not have to worry about that when I stream music. That is awesome.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

All of these moves are really great. I like the no-data-cap music streaming. Very customer friendly. I've gotta say that T-Mobile had a lot more of value to announce today than Amazon.

21. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"I've gotta say that T-Mobile had a lot more of value to announce today than Amazon." Which is why T-Mo is going to see much larger net subscriber growth than Amazon. And why Son-boy is obsessed with acquiring T-Mo. Buying Sprint was a mistake.

11. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Damm this guy is good, tmobile should hire him long time ago.

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Now. sure this will bring a few more customers to T-Mobile, but how much money are they going to lose with this? I don't know if it's worth it, but right now T-Mobile is prioritizing market share over profit, and this is continuing on that path...

20. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

And how many people have complained about Android pursuing a market share strategy?? So why complain about carriers? They're the company, let them worry about the financial part.

22. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

T-Mo share price hasn't been hurt by the market share strategy. Year-over-year, they are up $10 (http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/tmus/stock-chart ).

23. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

or in other words, almost 50%

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wait, why can you only test it with the iPhone 5S? They should let you test drive with any of their phones...

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Apple is just giving them the phones to use would be my guess. Oh, that, and the fact that it has the biggest draw of any phone being sold. Just saying.

18. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'd love to test out the galaxy S5. Maybe in the future they'll allow others.

27. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

I'm sure samsung will place their phones in that lineup knowing they're apples biggest rival.

32. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Because it works the best on every network, and if they get a buggy Android, a lot of people will think it is the network.

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nice trolling skills. Funny how with the recent data speeds test, they used a LG G2 and had absolutely no problems.

40. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Cool story, bro, but data speed isn't even what i said, the over all network, talk, text, how stable the network is, not just what it tops out at. Go be a newb else where.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, there was no announcement for a phone unlocking tool - well, no big deal as T Mobile is consumer friendly there - also, was there an announcement for taxes and fees included in the price? I did not see that with unCarrier 5.0.

15. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Keep this going T-Mobile! It won't be long until you are number 3 the sky is the limit. If this doesn't make the other big 2 a little nervous then wait for them to loose a few million subscription each and see if they keep data caps, I know their making a killing with these data plans and overages, it will take a lot to shak them.

19. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

I didn't know Tmob had fanboys...

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