T-Mobile likes to agitate its competitors, especially AT&T and Verizon. At CES 2014, the carrier announced that it’s becoming the “un-carrier” by paying for early termination fees incurred from switching carriers.
John Legere, T-Mobile’s President and CEO, says this:
We’re giving families a “Get Out of Jail Free Card.” Carriers have counted on staggered contract end dates and hefty early termination fees to keep people bound to them forever. But now families can switch to T-Mobile without paying a single red cent to leave them behind.
That’s a stellar plan; here’s how it works:
Starting tomorrow, customers from the three major national carriers who hand in their eligible devices at any participating T-Mobile location and switch to a postpaid Simple Choice Plan can receive an instant credit, based on the value of their phone, of up to $300. They then purchase any eligible device . . . . After customers get the final bill from their old carrier (showing their early termination fees), they either mail it to T-Mobile or upload it to www.switch2tmobile.com. T-Mobile then sends an additional payment equal to those fees, up to $350 per line. Trade-in of their old phone, purchase of a new T-Mobile phone and porting of their phone number to T-Mobile are required to qualify.
Obviously, that means you could have a Nexus 5 for about $50, give or take taxes. This is tempting for me, especially since I chose Moto X over Nexus 5, because of the early termination costs. I’m more likely to switch to T-Mobile because of this incentive.
That got me to thinking: Will T-Mobile’s new “un-carrier” incentive get you to switch? Here’s the new poll.
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If you’re not likely to switch, why not? Let me know in the comments below.