T-Mobile has made some serious waves in the carrier wars today with their all new “uncarrier” event which was held earlier in New York City. The Deutsche Telekom U.S. subsidiary has unleashed all new devices, all new plans, new LTE networks, and new contracts… or lack there of. Check out the breakdown below on each of the new features T-Mobile is bringing to their new and improved network.
iPhone 5 – Launch April 12th for $99, plus $20 per month for 24 months. AWS support and full LTE support with HD voice
Galaxy S4 – Launch May 1st $99, plus $20 per month for 24 months. LTE support
BlackBerry Z10 – March 26th $99, plus $18 per month for 24 months. LTE support
HTC One - Launch in late April for $99, plus $20 per month for 24 months
Galaxy Note II w/LTE – Available now for $199, plus $20 for 24 months. New Firmware update brings full LTE on board
iPhone 4S – Launch April 12th for $70, plus $20 per month for 24 months. No AWS support
iPhone 4 – Launch April 12th for $15, plus $15 per month for 24 months. No AWS support
New 4G LTE network in seven major metropolitan areas, including Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The advanced 4G LTE network is expected to reach 100 million Americans by midyear and 200 million by the end of 2013.
Customers start with one line at $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and Web with 500MB of high-speed data. Customers can add a second phone line for $30 per month, and each additional line is just $10 per month. They can also add 2GB of high-speed data for $10 per month more per line. Unlimited 4G data is only $20 more per month per line.
The installment plan will only be available to “qualified customers,” which really means “credit qualified customers. If you do decide to leave T-Mobile, you will be responsible for what is owed on the phone if you do not fully own it. T-Mobile will offer a trade-in for partial credit on the device, or you can use that towards a new device. Last but not least is the compatibility question. Can an AT&T iPhone owner use their unlocked device on T-Mobile? Yes and No. Current GSM iPhones does not support the 1700 AWS band needed for T-Mobile 4G. Apple has stated that all iPhone sales starting on April 12th (and going forward) will support all LTE frequencies. That means AT&T iPhones on T-Mo will get data over the 2G Edge frequency, and 3G data on the 1900 mHz band (where available). However, customers who are looking to jump from AT&T to T-Mobile will need a new phone if they want true 4G LTE.
For full details on all the new hit the link below.