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T-Mobile iPhone Will be Topic of “Uncarrier” Event Tomorrow

by Todd Haselton | March 25, 2013

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T-Mobile is holding a press event in New York City tomorrow Tuesday, March 26. We largely expect that it will be a status update for the company, in which we’ll be briefed on the carrier’s new contract-free plans, its 4G LTE schedule and roll-out, the effort to ditch subsidies entirely and, as it turns out, the iPhone.

CNET said it has confirmed with a source that T-Mobile will indeed discuss the iPhone tomorrow. T-Mobile already confirmed that it will sell the iPhone this year without a subsidy, but we still don’t know when that’s going to happen, how much the device will cost or what model T-Mobile plans to sell. The iPhone will no doubt be an important piece of T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” puzzle, since it will help attract new customers. Still, there’s no doubt that consumers will have a bit of bill shock when they see how much an iPhone costs without a subsidy. The 16GB iPhone 5 costs $649 without a subsidy.

Sure, you’re not locked into a contract, but that’s a lot more to ask of someone than just $199.99 and a signature.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...