T-Mobile Officially Unveils Uncarrier 4.0; They Will Get You Out of Your Contract

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  1. dgstorm

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    The bold and brash CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere, came out swinging today. He slammed his competitors by pointing out T-Mobile's phenomenal numbers for 2013. They are now the fastest growing wireless company with 4.4 Million new customers in 2013. He also drove a new attack home by officially unveiling Uncarrier 4.0. Just as we reported previously, T-Mobile plans to pay customer's early termination fees to get them to switch from their current carrier. Here's the full press release below with the juicy details bolded.

    Legere even commented on AT&T's copy-cat idea... he said, "What moron would do that?"



    Tell us what you think of T-Mo's new idea. Will it continue to shake-up the mobile industry in the U.S.?

     
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    It's fastest because nobody is on it, relatively, and nobody is on it, relatively, because if they move 6' in any direction they lose their signal.
    Verizon built a network, got folks addicted to that network and until someone gets an equal network with better pricing it won't change but 1 paper cut at a time.

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    If no one is on their network, then I see that as GOOD. I ran a speedtest in Brooklyn, NY at a TMo store, and their speeds were as fast if not faster than the speeds I was getting from my VZW device. I guess you can account that to VZW having way more customers on their network than TMo, but still, it's nice to get on a train that isn't crowded, get a seat, and ride in comfort, than fighting for a spot on the pole.
     
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    Tmobile LTE is fast but good luck finding it! I switched to Tmboile from Verizon and tried to love it to have unlimited data but I am right back with Verizon! T-Mobiles network is just not there and is very inconsistent. I went a lot of places where I didnt have service at all which is unacceptable! This is why they are shaking thigs up because thats the only way they can compete! If it works for you then great but it was a no go for me! As for this deal with paying ETF fees I thinks its pretty cool but the catch is to see how much they actually pay for the phone you trade in! If there gonna give me $100 for my $400 phone then it's just a gimmick, I could just sell my phone for $400 and pay the ETF myself!
     
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    Ug, I switched from ATT a few months ago and paid my cancellation fee. Would have totally waited if I knew this was coming. For those of you talking about TMobile's data being sketchy, I will agree to a point. I don't have full bars all the time (or even most of the time) but the signal I do have is strong. I live in Turlock, CA and we are getting LTE rolled out right now. We aren't a big town, but its here. ATT and Verizon had to start somewhere and so does TMobile. I happen to have wifi where I am at for work and home so data isn't that big of a concern. I've had their Edge signal keep Google Music streaming in the car and thats about as much data I use when I'm in the car. I don't nee full bars and 30Mbps to be happy. 10Mbps on their HSPA network is more than usable.
     
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    Yeah I woulda stayed if I had hspa on a steady basis but I could not deal with edge and 2g to save a few bucks. I have 4g lte on Verizon 95% of the time. When and if t-mobile network catches up I may consider it again.

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    If they spent this money on building a decent network instead of literally buying customers...then they might actually keep some of their customers.

    It's a nice strategy, but eventually investors want to see, you know, a profit.
     
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    The T-Mobile site says they will give me $175 for my S4. I am sure I could sell it for aroung $400 so that is a loss of $225 on my end. Depending on what my ETF would be this could be a good or bad deal!!!
     
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    T-Mobile is a pile of horse dung in this area. My city gets 1x speeds and 10 minutes away they have 4G. I don't think I would ever consider leaving Verizon, especially for T-Mobile. Now if Moto came out with a Maxx - like phone on another carrier, I *might* consider it.


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    I've been hoping Google would throw their hat into the ring and become a provider.

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    I'm about an hour or so south from ya in Bakersfield and the service here with Tmo is 100% better than it was a year ago. Whenever my friends would come over my pad a year ago with their Tmo phones they would not get a single bar. It was like the tmo cell towers disappeared lol. About a month ago I picked up a Nexus 5 and put it on Tmobile. So far the service has been excellent. I get full bars at home, which tells me they've been doing some upgrading in the last 12 months. The LTE I will admit is spotty in certain areas but all I really care about is having spotify running when I go on my bike rides. I went on a 20 mile bike the other day ride from the local university to Interstate 5 which is 10 miles out of town and spotify did not drop once. Pretty sweet! I have my sister on AT&T and I'll be looking into switching her to TMO this weekend.