T-Mobile has been changing the wireless game for the past 4 years, and today is no different. While T-Mobile ONE’s initial rollout drew the ire of many a consumer, John Legere and company announced their newest version of the T-Mobile ONE plan. This time, T-Mobile went all in and included the taxes and fees in the cost, and prices will not change without customers permission!
“Wireless consumers pay Billions extra every year in added surcharges, taxes, monthly fees and carrier price hikes. It’s reached epidemic proportions! And, the carriers just keep inventing new ways to make their customers pay. So, the Un-carrier’s putting an end to it,” said John Legere, T-Mobile president and CEO. “Today, with Un-carrier Next, we’re laying down New Rules for the Mobile Internet, and with T-Mobile ONE, we’re creating the first unlimited subscription to the Mobile Internet that works for absolutely everyone.”
At the Un-Carrier NEXT event during CES, T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced that T-Mobile ONE customers will pay for what they see, with all wireless service fees wiped out, and taxes included. While T-Mobile will be eliminating their older plans on January 22nd for new customers, current customers will be able to keep their current plans, whether it be Simple Choice or otherwise.
“The Internet wasn’t meant to be metered in bits and bytes, so it’s insane that wireless companies are still making you buy it this way. The rate plan is dead – it’s a fossil from a time when wireless was metered by every call or text,” said Legere. “The Internet was meant to be unlimited, and at T-Mobile, we believe that everyone should have unlimited mobile Internet. With the moves we’re making today, T-Mobile ONE is now the one plan that works for everyone.”
T-Mobile also announced their new Kickback program, which will credit low-data users with $10 per month if they use less than 2GB of data within the month, as long as you make on-time payments.
In typical John Legere fashion, he is set to make a huge impact with T-Mobile ONE as he has done since his becoming CEO in September 2012, and he’s hoping to continue to make those waves in the mobile industry.
This sounds pretty exciting, and benefits those who buy their own phones, however, for those who finance through T-Mobile, costs could go pretty high. Still, it’s pretty damn impressive to see T-Mobile go in with postpaid the way they are.