It’s a big day for T-Mobile at their “UnCarrier” event and now we have more good news. The company just announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 will arrive to T-Mobile on May 1.
Since T-Mobile now operates on a contract-free service that allows the user to purchase their phone via small monthly payments or the full price. The new phone will retail for about $600, the same price as the Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Users who don’t want to pay full price can pay a down payment of $100 and monthly payments of $20 for the next two years.
T-Mobile will also start selling the iPhone 5 on April 12.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a super AMOLED touch-screen display, microSD, NFC, Bluetooth capabilities, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15, and Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-Az.
The biggest draw regarding T-Mobile’s new changes is the contract-free service. As John Legere, chief executive officer for T-Mobile said, “T-Mobile is moving from subsidized phones: This is the biggest crock of shit I’ve heard! How much do you think you’re paying? It would be a great day if all you paid was full price. You’re paying so much more! Unlimited voice, text, Web, no caps, no overages. “Here’s the pricing plan, $50, $60, $70, even I can remember that.”
Despite the significant change, T-Mobile’s new service is not prepaid. Legere added, “If you have good credit, pay me end of the month. You have bad credit, pay me now. What does post-paid/pre-paid mean? It means come in, get a cheap phone, and then later we’re going to charge the hell out of you. Cut the crap!”
These significant changes could boost T-Mobile’s profits if they play their cards right, or it could sink the company further. Changing their plans sounds like a good idea but the company is already in the midst of a struggle. If customers don’t buy into T-Mobile’s new plan, it may be the end for the company.