T-Mobile announces a new Un-Carrier move

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Live Stream happening NOW:


New T-Mobile is here! CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert are live to announce the first THREE Un-carrier 1.0 moves planned for the New T-Mobile, making the Un-carrier bigger and bolder after we bring T-Mobile and Sprint together. Stay tuned for live Q&A!

T-Mobile has shaken up the wireless industry with it's Un-Carrier moves, and with the impending Sprint merger, they won't stop.

-One of which is its new T-Mobile Connect prepaid plan. For a measly $15 month, customers get unlimited talk and text as well as 2GB of high-speed data.

-Free 5G access to “every first responder at every public and non-profit state and local police, fire, and EMS agency across the entire US.” This free 5G plan includes unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data.

-Project 10Million. Through this program, 10 million qualifying households can receive 100GB of free internet access per year and free Wi-Fi hotspots in the name of helping students achieve success in school. The carrier hopes this program will help minimize the homework gap affecting children across the US.


Source: https://www.androidauthority.com/t-mobile-15-month-plan-1051695/
 
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Pretty sure it's illegal to post stuff like this without something indicating it's sponsored.
 

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What? It's a livestream that they're doing for all to see.
It's not news... and not really tech... I cannot think of why you would post this without getting money to troll message boards. It comes off as a blatant advertisement.

T-Mobile has shaken up the wireless industry with it's Un-Carrier moves, and with the impending Sprint merger, they won't stop.
Come on bro, only a paid shill would say stuff like that.
 

YeuEmMaiMai

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T-Mobile is good overall hopefully Sprint does not drag them down as sprint customer service is bad...

oh and the verizon guy aka sprint guy will now be the t-mobile guy
 

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It's not news... and not really tech... I cannot think of why you would post this without getting money to troll message boards. It comes off as a blatant advertisement.



Come on bro, only a paid shill would say stuff like that.
Pretty sure he just quoted whatever was the description from wherever he swiped the stream. Or it was all in the share link.
 

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T-Mobile is good overall hopefully Sprint does not drag them down as sprint customer service is bad...

oh and the verizon guy aka sprint guy will now be the t-mobile guy
Good if you don't live in a rural area. Then it's hit or miss. Unfortunately, Verizon is still king in rural America.
 

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Careful OP they sue people for using their color.

Fucking shiT-mobile.
 

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It's not news... and not really tech... I cannot think of why you would post this without getting money to troll message boards. It comes off as a blatant advertisement.

Come on bro, only a paid shill would say stuff like that.
I wish I was a paid shill, I'd have no shame in it and could use the money. I don't know if you've seen their prior announcements, but they always say "We Won't Stop."

Pretty sure he just quoted whatever was the description from wherever he swiped the stream. Or it was all in the share link.
Yeah, I copy/pasted the stuff from the youtube description. The only thing I added was the link to the wikipedia page for those who have no idea what an "un-carrier" move is.
 

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The use of "un-carrier" is a marketing move. It doesn't actually define anything about what they do. Carrier is a pseudo-technical telecom term. "Un-carrier" is just marketing saying they are different than the other carriers.
 

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i have been in the middle of farmerville USA and still get LTE
I did say it was "hit or miss." Rural PA with the hills, etc. makes T-mobile practically useless unless you stay near the interstates or population centers. You get a few miles out of town and you get nothing. I tried it. I wanted it to work because I like the flexibility of the phones (GSM vs. CDMA, etc.). No dice though.
 

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T-Mobile sucks inside buildings and houses. And in rural areas you will not have Data, and be lucky to get cellphone.

I switched to one of the prepaid carriers, this one uses AT&T towers. Coverage is much better both in buildings and out in the boonies.... I still hit 1 dead spot, but it was only about a 5 mile stretch, compared to 75+ on T-Mobile. Not only that but I get 3Gb data vs 2Gb, and bill is half as much. $38 now vs $68 (or was it $72) on T-Mobile, single line, 2Gb data plan.
 

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Is T-Mobile any good these days in a typical suburban area?
I have T-Mobile and live in Missouri. The coverage is decent where I live, but if I leave the city, it sucks. It also works in Wal-Mart but not my local grocery store. When I lived in Washington though, I had no issues unless I went into the mountains. It all depends on location and device though, same with any carrier.
 

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Unfortunately, Verizon is still king in rural America.
Not in my rural work area (SW Iowa around Council Bluffs)...the go-to is US Cellular, because everyone else sucks for coverage. The company I work for, whom is heavily invested with using Verizon for company phones, must use USC for employees in these rural sites.
 
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Wake me up when there is a brief bullet point list of the 3 changes that are supposedly awesome. No copy/paste from marketing though.
 

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Wake me up when there is a brief bullet point list of the 3 changes that are supposedly awesome. No copy/paste from marketing though.

-One of which is its new T-Mobile Connect prepaid plan. For a measly $15 month, customers get unlimited talk and text as well as 2GB of high-speed data.

-Free 5G access to “every first responder at every public and non-profit state and local police, fire, and EMS agency across the entire US.” This free 5G plan includes unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data.

-Project 10Million. Through this program, 10 million qualifying households can receive 100GB of free internet access per year and free Wi-Fi hotspots in the name of helping students achieve success in school. The carrier hopes this program will help minimize the homework gap affecting children across the US.


Source: https://www.androidauthority.com/t-mobile-15-month-plan-1051695/
 

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Careful OP they sue people for using their color.

Fucking shiT-mobile.
It's not really the American T-Mobile's fault that their parent company are asshats. T-Mo themselves aren't trying to claim ownership over the color or filing the lawsuits, its Deutsche Telekom.
 

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-One of which is its new T-Mobile Connect prepaid plan. For a measly $15 month, customers get unlimited talk and text as well as 2GB of high-speed data.

-Free 5G access to “every first responder at every public and non-profit state and local police, fire, and EMS agency across the entire US.” This free 5G plan includes unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data.

-Project 10Million. Through this program, 10 million qualifying households can receive 100GB of free internet access per year and free Wi-Fi hotspots in the name of helping students achieve success in school. The carrier hopes this program will help minimize the homework gap affecting children across the US.


Source: https://www.androidauthority.com/t-mobile-15-month-plan-1051695/

The second one sounds iffy. Very confusing to say the least. So is it a free plan? or they are going to be releasing 5G plans and those EMS agencies will get free 5G bump in those areas. Weird. lol.
 

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It's not really the American T-Mobile's fault that their parent company are asshats. T-Mo themselves aren't trying to claim ownership over the color or filing the lawsuits, its Deutsche Telekom.
That argument doesn’t hold a lot of water.
 

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That argument doesn’t hold a lot of water.
How do? T-Mobile has zero control over what their parent company does. Both T-Mo and their owners have been trying to separate from each other for years with no success as T-Mo could never find a buyer. It’s not like T-Mobile can just walk away from DT.
 

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Not in my rural work area (SW Iowa around Council Bluffs)...the go-to is US Cellular, because everyone else sucks for coverage. The company I work for, whom is heavily invested with using Verizon for company phones, must use USC for employees in these rural sites.
They didn't look at Google Fi, which includes Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular?
 

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My first thought on seeing this was that T-mobile stole the idea from the long ago 7Up Uncola ad campaign.
 

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-One of which is its new T-Mobile Connect prepaid plan. For a measly $15 month, customers get unlimited talk and text as well as 2GB of high-speed data.
meh

-Free 5G access to “every first responder at every public and non-profit state and local police, fire, and EMS agency across the entire US.” This free 5G plan includes unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data.
Do they even have 5g service? What are they giving here

-Project 10Million. Through this program, 10 million qualifying households can receive 100GB of free internet access per year and free Wi-Fi hotspots in the name of helping students achieve success in school. The carrier hopes this program will help minimize the homework gap affecting children across the US.
Homework gap? We are talking k-12 US public schools right?
 

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The second one sounds iffy. Very confusing to say the least. So is it a free plan? or they are going to be releasing 5G plans and those EMS agencies will get free 5G bump in those areas. Weird. lol.
from my understanding it's just work phones/laptops and it's just an upgrade to the existing service. but i'm sure it was probably answered in the Q&A that i can't be bothered to watch.


Homework gap? We are talking k-12 US public schools right?
it's probably cheaper then buying every parent with a failing student a "how to give a crap about your kids education for dummies" book. but then again i'm biased since my mothers a teacher.
 

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Homework gap? We are talking k-12 US public schools right?
Not having easy internet access is a problem for kids these days. With libraries dying its becoming harder for people to get that access. Whether or not this will actually help or is just a move to get good PR is a different question.
 

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The second one sounds iffy. Very confusing to say the least. So is it a free plan? or they are going to be releasing 5G plans and those EMS agencies will get free 5G bump in those areas. Weird. lol.
This sounds like they are taking a shot at Verizon and their recent PR disaster about the throttling of data for the firefighters battling California wildfires.

T-Mobile will be launching its new, faster network will cover over 5,000 cities and towns with the signal able to work indoors as well as outside.

Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/t-mobile-will-turn-on-nationwide-5g-network-on-december-6/

P.S. You gotta google your own shit from now on.
It looks like this new network will only work on certain phones, and sacrifices speed for coverage area. It isn't live yet, but color me skeptical on this being some groundbreaking thing. I live in a small(er) town about an hour away from any major city, and T-mobile and Sprint both have terrible coverage here.


Not having easy internet access is a problem for kids these days. With libraries dying its becoming harder for people to get that access. Whether or not this will actually help or is just a move to get good PR is a different question.
I have been surprised by how much of an expectation there now is on connectivity. Some of the homework is actually online based. Also, The schools here have "e-learning days" for when it is inclement weather, and the kids are expected to use a school provided laptop to complete classwork (so if you don't have internet and are snowed in, you are likely in trouble).
 

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T-Mobile sucks inside buildings and houses. And in rural areas you will not have Data, and be lucky to get cellphone.
Thats been my experience but its all about coverage. In my neighborhood all providers suck for indoor coverage. It then all depends on what frequencies of LTE/GSM etc. your phone can use. Sprint was more reliable in the past for me, T-mobile I'm lucky to get 2 bars with in 4G despite supposedly 2-3 towers within 1-2 miles away. ATT is supposedly better and I'm going to test them next via Ting. I don't know about Verizon but they're too expensive for what I need now.

The only way T-mobile keeps me is this $15 plan and a new phone that can get a decent signal for just even phone and texting.
 
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