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  1. codesplice

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    Anyone else watch the CES presentation? I'm loving John Legere's attitude - and every stage of Uncarrier as they roll it out.

    The Big News of today's announcement (well, aside from offering the fastest, most consistent data network, and having the best quarter of the past eight years, and offering all of their phones for $0 down (for qualified customers, of course) is that T-Mobile will reimburse you for up to $350 per line for Early Termination Fees charged by the Other Guys and offer up to $300 per device trade-in to help you get started with their service. And this will apply to family plans as well - the cap is five lines, so T-Mobile is willing to put up $3250 to get you and yours as a customer.

    Here's the full details on version 4.0 (from the T-Mobile Newsroom):




    Head to Switch Carriers without Early Termination Fees | T-Mobile for more info or to get started with the switch!
     

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    It was a fun presentation. I especially loved how he used AT&T's promo, to lure T-Mobile's customers to switch, to sell T-Mobile.

    Basically, for those that didn't see, he said you can no try T-Mobile with no risk. Come to T-Mobile and let them pay off your current ETF. If it doesn't work out, AT&T will pay you to switch from T-Mobile (though he also pointed out that the average family on a two year contract will pay $1800 more on AT&T).
     
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    Up to $350 EFT credit per line is quite generous, and I've heard the CES presentation went well.

    Will there be an Uncarrier 5.0?
     
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    If they do, I'd like to see an unlimited data tablet plan. That would be quite nice.
     
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    My guess is yes. Legere and T-Mobile got a lot of recognition at the end of the year and Legere's response was to wait and see what we have planned for 2014. It sounded like he has more plans for this year.
     
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    He had made a remark about ATTs sponsored data program and had said that's going to be an issue so I hear Uncarrier 9 or something calling.
    So idk if he just said Uncarrier 9 for chuckles but there's more pain points in the industry I see him attacking and it's pain points he's going for.
     
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    I dislike the legal mumbo jumbo, to me it does not sound like that much of a savings.

    If you have a att branded s4 you will get $300 for it and then still need to buy it back from them at 650?
    I might not have read through it enough but that was the gist I got while skimming the article.
     
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    But without this deal you'd be stuck with a several hundred dollar ETF and $624 out of pocket for a new device with T-Mobile. Uncarrier 4.0 may not pay for all of the transition, but it definitely helps. And once you're on T-Mobile, you'll likely be saving money each month over AT&T's comparable plans.

    After each of the previous Uncarrier announcements, I've seen literally hundreds of people on social media talking about how they'd totally switch if they didn't have to pay a $300 ETF. Well, now they don't have to.
     
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    Once there's a phone that gets my interest this year, I'm leaving Sprint and heading to T-Mobile.
     
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    I see your point. I really have not been of a contract type mindset for 5 years, so I look at this a completely different way.
     
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    Ditto! Right now my Note 2 is only a year old & when I get a new phone I want to actually upgrade.
    @Orion, FYI I've been seeing a lot of rumors lately about the S5 being released sometime this quarter.
     
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    people seem to think i will be released in feb/march at the latest.
     
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    Yes, in April as I see on CNN for S5.

    I am going to wait for Note 4 in Oct.
     
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    You've been saying that forever, O. :p
     
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    Haha true! I was going to get the Nexus 5(I have mixed reviews about it) and go to T-mobile but decided to wait it out. To me it was never about if I'm changing carriers...it was a matter of when. It's a new year and I'm interested to see some new tech. Don't worry I'm definitely making the switch this year. :D
     
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    Latest rumors say April or May....which is expected. I'm more interested on that Moto phablet rumor.
     
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    There is always new tech just around the corner, 2 years ago, the nexus 4 was coming, then when it was here in the spring the S4 will be here. Then oh the nexus5 is on the way, now its the S5.:p
     
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    Lucky for me I'm only interested in phones running stock or close to stock Android. So that limits the choices for me. ;)
     
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    has anyone actually tried doing this yet? and also i found this quite interesting:

    T-Mobile Announces Un-Carrier 4.0
     

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