T-Mobile Un-Carrier Next

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T-Mobile Un-carrier Next will build taxes and fees into One plan, KickBack will credit low data usage - TmoNews

Un-carrier Next is official.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere today took to the CES 2017 stage to*reveal the next Un-carrier move, which includes three main points. First up, T-Mobile wants to help simplify your bill by building taxes and fees into the price that it advertises for its plans.

As an example, the T-Mobile One plan with a single line will cost $70 flat, rather than $70 plus additional taxes and fees added to your bill

T-Mobile today also announced KickBack. With this feature, T-Mobile will refund you for data that you don’t use. If you use 2GB or less in a month, T-Mobile will give you up to $10 in bill credit on next month’s bill for the qualifying line.

And then there’s the Un-contract. With this feature, T-Mobile promises that T-Mobile One customers will keep their plan pricing until they decide to change it. T-Mo will never change the price that you currently pay for your T-Mobile One plan.

T-Mobile today also announced a new promo offering a “second tax rebate.” Starting tomorrow, January 6, consumers can get $150 per line for every line that you switch to T-Mobile One. This promo will be good for a limited time and will be available for up to 12 lines.
 

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Cool idea.. that's one thing I've always liked about prepaid was what you see is what you get. I hope most carriers adopt it.

For me it won't take affect though since I'm on a grandfathered plan.
 

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T-Mo will never change the price that you currently pay for your T-Mobile One plan.

This is incorrect, and they protect themselves against it:

What happens if you do raise the price of my T-Mobile ONE service?

The Un-contract is our commitment that only you can change what you pay and we mean it! To show just how serious we are we have committed to pay your final month’s recurring service charges if we were to raise prices and you choose to leave. Just let us know within 60 days.

Also, if you decide to participate in KickBack, you may lose device credits.

May not be combinable with bill credit device offers; enabling KickBack may cause you to lose these monthly device bill credits

And finally, the One plan does not have any zero rating, so if you got used to something like Music Freedom, you'll be out of luck because your streaming music will count against the KickBack limit.
 

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Am I missing something? Doesn't T-Mobile require huge up front fees? So basically, you pah for your device upfront and only pay for your plan monthly?
 

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Doesn't T-Mobile require huge up front fees? So basically, you pah for your device upfront and only pay for your plan monthly?

If you are not buying a phone, they usually don't require much upfront unless it's a question of credit worthiness. You don't even have to pay for your device upfront in entirety. Some you can get for zero down and cost split across 24 months, others you may have to put a little down (if you're buying a higher storage model, for example.)

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Regarding the $150 credit, existing customers do not have to switch to the One plan to get the credit. They can add lines (only at least one of which must be ported?) to "Simple Choice with Unlimited data..." whatever that means. 'Simple Choice' and 'Unlimited' are abused wordings when it comes to TMO.

T-Mobile said:
Starting January 5th, we are rewarding new and existing customers (including Puerto Rico) who port in a new voice or tablet line for choosing the Un-carrier! Get a $150 per line (up to $600 for a family of 4!) via prepaid MasterCard® card when you switch to T-Mobile or add a line!


  • New customers qualify when they switch to T-Mobile and port in at least one line from a non-T-Mobile provider and sign up for T-Mobile ONE™ (12 lines maximum).
  • Existing customers qualify when they port in a line from a non-T-Mobile provider on T-Mobile ONE™ or Simple Choice with Unlimited Data (12 lines maximum).
  • Existing customers that don’t have a T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited plan qualify when they switch to T-Mobile ONE from a non-T-Mobile provider and port-in a line (12 lines maximum).

As usual, TMO is winging this one the fly. If someone is seriously considering this offer, I would get everything in writing.

-How can an "existing" customer be switching from a "non-T-Mobile provider?"
-Is the credit capped at 4 lines/$600, even though you can add up to 12 lines under this offer?
 

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Am I missing something? Doesn't T-Mobile require huge up front fees? So basically, you pah for your device upfront and only pay for your plan monthly?
No upfront fees. They're like other carriers.. as long as credit allows you can join up without really putting anything down.

After that you decide if you want to pay for the phone all upfront or on a payment plan just like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc.
 

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