John Legere shocked us for a minute when he said these words “we’re bring back contracts”. Almost two years after Legere killed contracts for good at T-Mobile, or so we thought. However, Legere announced that he is signing a contract that promises his customers that their prices will not go up. Carriers are always raising prices, whether it be the rate plans or adding more taxes and fees to accounts. T-Mobile is looking to keep those prices at the same level it is now, but they may go down. Legere didn’t make any promises about prices not going down, which will likely happen. Legere also stated that data plans will remain the same, or they may get bigger. So for instance if you have a 2GB plan now, it won’t drop to 1GB, but it may go up to 3GB or even 5GB.
T-Mobile is also going to cover fees for those on Verizon Edge, AT&T Next and Sprint’s leasing plans, when they decide to switch over to T-Mobile. So not only do they cover your contract, but also the leasing options that the other three carriers offer. So if you’ve just bought a brand new Galaxy Note 4, on AT&T Next, you can bring it over to T-Mobile and they’ll pay it off for you.
That’s not all. It’s Apple’s famous “one more thing” but T-Mobile style. John Legere is committing to unlimited data for the next two years. While Legere said he can’t see into the future for 10 years, so he’s committing to the next 2 years. He did say he’d like to keep unlimited data around for as long as possible, which I’m sure he’s not the only one that wants to keep that.
In the Q&A session, Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s CTO, did state that they have over 300 million people covered with LTE. John Legere also stated that he will be aggressively looking to buy up low-band spectrum to go with their current 700MHz spectrum, and be aggressive in the spectrum auction next year for the 600MHz. So some great announcements here from T-Mobile today in Uncarrier 9.0. Wonder what they’ve saved for Uncarrier 10.0?