T-Mobile's Next Uncarrier Phase Might have Phone Unlocking & Next-Gen Billing

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    Despite all of the buzz about a potential merger with Sprint, T-Mobile is wisely pressing forward as if nothing has changed. They are reportedly still planning on pouring more pressure on AT&T and Verizon by offering up improvements to their Uncarrier initiative. According to the latest rumint, T-Mo's 5.0 phase for Uncarrier could include phone unlocking and some form of next-gen billing.

    Obviously it's easy to get excited about a phone unlocking program, but the next-gen billing doesn't sound too shabby either. This "next-gen" billing will simply include all the fees and taxes into one simplified price. For example, if they offered a $50 plan, that's the price you would actually pay for the service.

    What an intriguing idea!

    Source: AndroidAuthority
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    I see ads on tv for a company called Period where their rate plans include the taxes and fees in the price beforehand so a $50 plan is $50 total.
    I like that idea.

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    A lot of the speculation seems like a clump of little (but good) things, I'm excited for whatever the "big announcement" is.



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    thats what ATTs "AIO" Cricket does, price always includes all taxes so 50 dollar plan is 50 dollars exactly.
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    That's the way it's done here. Anything you buy has all fees and tax included.
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    Wait wait...so if my plan is the 700 minute, 4GB of Data, and unlimited text for $70 per month, it will actually be $70, and not $97.32????

    That's a crazy idea! Wow, paying the actual price of a service, and having all the taxes rolled in? :blink: I wish more vendors took to this mode of billing as well. Imagine getting fries and a burger from the dollar menu, and actually having it cost: $2.00. LOL

    GO TMO!

    Maybe it's time for me to give up unlimited data, and save some money.
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    If you go to T-Mobile you can keep unlimited...:D

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    t-mobile is the way to go.