Tomorrow's T-Mobile 'Uncarrier' Event to Include iPhone Announcement

CNET reports that T-Mobile will finally announce plans to sell the iPhone at tomorrow's "Uncarrier" event in New York City.

T-Mobile, which is the only one of the four major U.S. carriers that does not currently offer the iPhone, originally confirmed that it would begin selling Apple products at some point in 2013.

tmobile

Image via @evleaks

In addition to an iPhone announcement, the event is expected to feature an announcement about T-Mobile's plan to end device subsidies and introduce contract free phones as part of an overall rebranding of the company.

The iPhone is critical to T-Mobile's plans to re-make itself as the "different" carrier. It will be the marquee product illustrating its new no-contract, no subsidy rules, where a customer pays a small fee upfront and pays a monthly charge on top of the service plan to cover the phone costs.

The carrier, which currently supports more than two million iPhones, is also said to be preparing to officially unveil its LTE network at tomorrow's event. iPhone pricing and availability has yet to be announced, though CNET's source notes that the phone will not be immediately available for purchase.

Top Rated Comments

iSunrise Avatar
129 months ago
"From now on, many of the things are competitors do, we don´t."

WHAT??!

Do these guys even proofread their advertisements?
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrXiro Avatar
129 months ago
"From now on, many of the things are competitors do, we don´t."

WHAT??!

Do these guys even proofread their advertisements?

To be fair the ad is posted by evleaks which means Tmobile hasn't posted it and has time to proofread and release this ad...
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garylapointe Avatar
129 months ago
Maybe it'll start helping people realize the actual cost of their unsubsidized phone really is...

Gary
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CEmajr Avatar
129 months ago
I'm baffled that u would insult Americans, and be 100% wrong at the same time. My phone bill on AT&T is exactly the same whether I buy a subsidized phone or a phone at full price. Only difference is that I'm locked into a 2yr contract when I buy subsidized. So yeah, for me, who's staying with AT&T, buying subsidized is absolutely a discount. AND when the next iPhone comes out, I'll sell my iPhone for more then the $299 I paid. So I'll also make a profit. What u need to understand is that carrier subsidies are different here in the USA then they are in ur part of the world.

It's technically not a discount because the major carriers artificially inflate your bill to repay them for the device. You're paying for the phone full price and often times more but it's built into a high monthly rate plan. Those who keep their phones beyond the 2 years are a gold mine for those carriers because they are repaying them several times over for the device. What Tmobile has done here is show the consumer an upfront separation of the service from the device cost and when you repay them for the device should you choose to buy one from them, your bill is reduced by $20.

I hope it's successful so that AT&T and Verizon can follow suit. This is the way it should be. Only pay for the more expensive monthly rate if you get a phone from the carrier. The bill should be cheaper to consumers after they have fulfilled their contract and payed the carrier for the device.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
129 months ago
I would be all over this if either their coverage was any good, or they had a roaming agreement with another carrier to make up for the spotty coverage.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kwill Avatar
129 months ago
"From now on, many of the things are competitors do, we don´t."

WHAT??!

Do these guys even proofread their advertisements?

A pair rent Lee they don't wind there Russian. ;)
Two bee fare, its a leek add so May not bee a proved.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Apple Silicon Teal Feature

The Next Big Apple Silicon Device May Not Be a Mac or iPad

Wednesday February 1, 2023 3:57 am PST by
Apple's next device with an Apple silicon chip may not be a Mac or an iPad, but rather an advanced external display, according to recent reports. The display, which is rumored to arrive this year, is expected to sit somewhere between the $1,599 Studio Display and the $4,999 Pro Display XDR – but more exact information about the device's positioning and price point is as yet unknown. While ...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

Five New iOS Features Coming to Your iPhone Later This Year

Tuesday January 31, 2023 11:58 am PST by
Apple has previously announced several upcoming iOS features that are expected to be added to the iPhone this year. Some of the features could be introduced with iOS 16.4, which should enter beta testing soon, while others will arrive later in the year. Below, we have recapped five new iOS features that are expected to launch in 2023, such as an Apple Pay Later financing option for purchases ...
HomePod 2 White and Midnight Feature Purple Blue

Apple Explains Why HomePod Was Released Again, Wi-Fi 4 Limitation, and More

Thursday February 2, 2023 7:57 am PST by
Apple's VP of hardware engineering Matthew Costello and product marketing employee Alice Chan recently spoke with Men's Journal and TechCrunch about the new second-generation HomePod in wide-ranging interviews about the smart speaker. Apple discontinued the original full-size HomePod in March 2021 after multiple reports indicated that sales of the speaker were lackluster, but Chan told Men's ...
iOS 16

Apple Preparing iOS 16.3.1 Update for iPhone as Wait for iOS 16.4 Beta Continues

Thursday February 2, 2023 6:41 am PST by
Apple appears to be preparing an iOS 16.3.1 update for the iPhone, based on evidence of the software in our website's analytics logs this week. It's unclear when the update will be released, but it will likely be available at some point in February. The same logs have accurately foreshadowed the release of several previous updates, including iOS 16.0.3 and iOS 16.1.1 most recently, so they...
dewey airtag

Report Highlights Danger of Using AirTags for Tracking Dogs

Monday January 30, 2023 1:45 pm PST by
AirTags may be a convenient way for tracking dogs that might get off leash or otherwise lost, but there are dangers associated with the practice, as outlined by a report from The Wall Street Journal. At 1.26 inches in diameter, AirTags are able to fit easily on a dog's collar, but that size also makes the tracking devices small enough to swallow, at least for a medium to large-sized dog, and ...
MKBHD HomePod 2 White Ring Stain

New HomePod Can Still Stain Some Wooden Surfaces

Tuesday January 31, 2023 8:29 am PST by
When the original HomePod launched in 2018, it was discovered that the speaker can leave white rings on some wooden surfaces. Now, well-known YouTuber Marques Brownlee has confirmed that the issue persists to a lesser extent with the new HomePod. In a side-by-side test, he showed that the white second-generation HomePod left a white ring on the wooden surface that he placed the speaker on,...
Multi Display CarPlay 1

Apple Launching All-New CarPlay Experience Later This Year With These 5 Features

Sunday January 29, 2023 10:15 am PST by
In June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, personalization options, and more. Apple says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with committed automakers including Acura, Audi,...
iOS 16

When Will the iOS 16.4 Beta Be Released?

Wednesday February 1, 2023 11:09 am PST by
It's been more than a week since Apple released the iOS 16.3 update, and typically, new iOS betas follow launches within a day or so. We were expecting Apple to provide the first beta iOS 16.4 on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, but that hasn't happened. Tuesdays are the days that we most often see betas, though Monday and Wednesday happen now and then, and most often betas come...