T-Mobile made some bold moves this morning, introducing what could very well be the best option mobile option for business users. Now, this doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t get some love. T-Mobile was not done with the announcements, and their new Carrier Freedom move may just be what you have been waiting for.
We all know T-Mobile pays your ETF fees when you switch over to their network. That is all said and done. Nothing new there. But today Magenta takes it a step further and has announced they will also start paying for outstanding device payments (up to $650, up to 10 lines) you may have with your other carriers, when you switch.
This would include any smartphone or tablet you purchased on AT&T Next or Verizon Edge. And though it’s not mentioned in the press release, I assume Sprint Easy Pay is included, as well.
All you have to do is port your number, turn in your old device and get a new device from T-Mobile. They will then give you a prepaid card with the agreed amount.
T-Mobile also gave us a brief, but very welcome third announcement during this event. They are bringing contracts back! Well… kind of. This time you won’t be doing the signing, though. It will be them.
John Legere is promising to keep promotional and agreed prices the same for 2 years. This is a solution to a huge problem in the industry. Carriers usually lure you in with awesome prices, only to raise them later. This is a problem especially to those who don’t like contracts!
T-Mobile now states that while prices may go down, they will never raise them on you.