Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Gadgets & Tech
  3. Tech Gear

4 ways T-Mobile is trying to get you to switch carriers

See also

As highlighted in this Dallas Morning News article updated Jan. 27, T-Mobile is offering significant incentives to get people to switch to T-Mobile phone service. Here are four recent examples of the lengths T-Mobile is willing to go to get people to switch.

More Photos

  1. T-Mobile will pay your early termination fees imposed by other carriers: up to $350 per line, for up to 5 lines in a family plan.
  2. T-Mobile will reimburse you for the value of any phone you have to trade in as you convert to T-Mobile service, up to $300 per phone for up to 5 phones.
  3. T-Mobile will allow you to use cell phone and cellular data service in over 100 countries without additional charge.
  4. T-Mobile will spread the cost of a new phone over a 24-month period and then reduce your monthly rate beginning in month 25.

T-Mobile USA, under the leadership of CEO and president John Legere, has branded itself "The Un-carrier." It's good for consumers that T-Mobile is finding ways to offer friendlier policies, such as the ability to get a new phone less than two years into a contract with more reasonable buy-out costs, and the ability to use a smartphone outside the U.S. without incurring extra charges. When you compare costs, T-Mobile routinely beats AT&T and Verizon.

The downside of the T-Mobile deals is the fact that T-Mobile still has far less coverage than the big U.S. players Verizon and AT&T. Nevertheless, for people who live, work and travel in places with solid T-Mobile coverage, now is an excellent time to consider switching.

As described into the video attached to this article, AT&T has introduced its own plan similar to T-Mobile's with incentives for people to switch to AT&T, repaying up to $450 in early termination fees and phone values. All the carriers introduced plans last year that allowed subscribers to get new phones less than two years into their contracts. As T-Mobile attracts new subscribers, expect those early termination fees to erode and diminish. This is good news for consumers.

Copyright © 2014 Susan J. Walker. Subscribe above to receive an email whenever Susan Walker publishes on Examiner.com. Follow @WalkerSusanJ on Twitter.

More articles:

4 best survey websites: These pay real money.

Verizon cuts prices with new "More Everything" plan.

Both Target and Best Buy offer $50 gift cards with purchase of new iPhone 5s.

T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan allows data usage inside and outside U.S.

T-Mobile's no-contract deal: $50 for 500 MB of 4G data, unlimited talk and text.

T-Mobile offered low cost for iPhone alternative.

Protect yourself from data breaches like those at Target and Nieman Marcus.

Google Glass now sports prescription lenses plus new apps at CES.

Best Buy offers best iPhone 5s and 5c price; Target is second.

iPad prediction: Larger screen in 2014.

Target cuts iPhone 5c, 5s and iPad Air prices following massive data leak.

How to get the best price on an iPad Air.

iPhone 5C best deals: Comparing Walmart, Best Buy, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T.

Google Nexus, iPad and more: Great tablet deals for holiday giving.

iPad to have larger screen in 2014, nickname: iPad Pro.

Verizon offers $100 off popular new iPad Air, Galaxy Tab and other new tablets.

Moto X compared to iPhone.

Verizon Droid Maxx: Hands-on comparison to iPhone.

7 good places to sell or trade your iPhone and how much they pay.

Internet fraud: Protect yourself when buying online.

Copyright © 2014 Susan J. Walker. Subscribe above to receive an email whenever Susan Walker publishes on Examiner.com. Follow @WalkerSusanJ on Twitter.

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • Crew
    'The Crew' preview: Ubisoft has on its hands the 'Destiny' of racing games
    Games Preview
  • Cell phone
    A bill legalizing unlocking phones has passed Congress and is expected to be signed into law
    Video
    Tech Buzz
  • Crew
    'The Crew' exclusive: Details on in-game servers, leveling up and online play
    Games Interview
  • Comic Con
    See 10 defining moments from the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Unity Exclusive
    'Assassin's Creed Unity' exclusive: Tell the world, 'I'm coming home'
    Camera
    Games Interview
  • Typing
    Is your brokerage account safe from the attacks of cyber thieves?
    Video
    Headlines

Related Videos:

  • Shark Week 2014
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/04EXlOSa280?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Twitter
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517839330" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517839330&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Google research
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518340583" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518340583&autoStart=true"></div>