T-Mobile, the fourth-largest U.S wireless carrier, has made some serious waves in the carrier wars today with their all new “uncarrier” event in New York. The central element of the plan is the sale of popular new smart phones like the iPhone 5 without a two-year contract or the subsidy offered by other carriers. For example, a T-Mobile iPhone 5 will cost $579 and can be purchased in payment over two years, making it $70 below the price that Apple charges.
T-Mobile also announced three service pricing plans starting at $50 per month that provide unlimited voice, texting and data without contract. Customer can add a second line for $30 per month, and each additional line is just $10 per month. T-Mobile also launched new 4G LTE service in seven major metropolitan areas, including Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington, D.C.
The “uncarrier” smart phones T-Mobile will bring are as follows:
iPhone 5 – Launch April 12th for $99, plus $20 per month for 24 months.
iPhone 4S – Launch April 12th for $70, plus $20 per month for 24 months.
iPhone 4 – Launch April 12th for $15, plus $20 per month for 24 months.
Galaxy S4 – Launch May 1st for $99, plus $20 per month for 24 months.
Galaxy Note II w/LTE – Available now for $199, plus $20 per month for 24 months.
BlackBerry Z10 – March 26th for $99, plus $18 per month for 24 months.
HTC One – Launch in late April for $99, plus $20 per month for 24 months.