Last month T-Mobile shared news of its upcoming Uncarrier 5.0 event, scheduled for this coming Wednesday. In the past, these events have revealed changes that have taken steps to make cellular service simpler, more fair, and just more pleasant to deal with. Those have included things like offering to pay for the ETF of users breaking contracts in order to come over to the carrier, or adding international roaming to its plans – and between these changes and the improvement T-Mobile’s been making to its network, we’ve noticed just how attractive the carrier’s becoming. But what will the Uncarrier 5.0 news have in store for us? We’re still a couple days away from finding out, but the important details may have already leaked.
Ever sign up for cellular service, see one price quoted nice and large on the carrier’s signage, and be a little surprised when your first bill shows up and the figure’s a bit higher? You might not have anticipated just how many taxes and fees get tacked-on there. Sure, you’re probably just looking at a dollar here, and a few cents there, but little by little that starts to add up.
What T-Mobile may be planning to announce is a new pricing structure that would incorporate all these charges in advance. So when you see $60 a month on its website, that’s what you’d actually end up paying – no more hidden fees.
We’re still curious to get the details behind how this would work – after all, shoppers in different areas may face different charges – but it sounds like a really nice move. Assuming this is indeed what T-Mobile is planning to announce, we wonder if other carriers might end up following along, just as they have with some of those previous Uncarrier developments.