2013 big year for T-Mobile: Lots of money and network upgrades
New 4G markets, LTE, lots of cash spending, and no more discounted devices – 2013 seems indeed to bring great excitement for T-Mobile.
T-Mobile will be receiving a hefty sum of $4.7 billion from parent company Deutsche Telekom. This will help with the rollout of their upcoming LTE network, and in the refarming of their existing 2G network to 3G/4G. Due to the changes, a plethora of Android devices will find themselves compatible on T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s merger with MetroPCS is also expected in 2013, a move that will help gain them even greater network coverage, along with better LTE penetration.
Probably the wildest news in all this is T-Mobile decision to kill off their Classic Plan, moving away from the popular method of subsidized handsets. T-Mobile will allow customers to pay for their ‘free’ handsets in installments over the course of their 2-year agreement — somewhere between $15-$20 a month that would be tacked on top of their otherwise low priced monthly plans. Better, than the “cheap phone – expensive rates” scheme, many would agree.
As you can see, T-Mobile seem to be offering to the consumers a real alternative.
Here’s the full announcement streaming from YouTube below.