Hate long-term cellphone contracts? Starting August 6th, Tmobile will be the first national carrier to offer month-to-month plans, straight up.
TmoNews says, “It sounds like these plans will be very similar, if not the same, to T-mobile’s current offerings of individual, or family time plans, with or without MyFaves.” For new customers, this will mean that, if you buy from Tmobile, you will have to pay full retail price for your new cellphone. Unless there’s some caveat against it, it would be smart though to buy your phone off eBay or convert pay-as-you-go Walmart-style phone to the month-to-month plan. There will also be an activation fee. But at least there will be no early termination fee.
Thumbs up to Tmobile on this one, even though it’s probably just a placating gesture in advance of the FCC ruling on ETFs. Hopefully the other carriers will follow suit with similar placating gestures.
T-mobile Introduces Month to Month Contracts [TmoNews] (Thanks to Scott!)