Though T-Mobile currently has many iPhone users leveraging their service, the popular carrier will be officially offering iPhones in the coming few months, according to an Reuters interview with T-Mobile CEO John Legere. Legere, while discussing the iPhone launch on T-Mobile timeline said,
“They’re all, I would call them, in three to four months as opposed to six to nine months.”
While T-Mobile will be the last US Carrier to offer the iPhone, they will be the first to elimintate the ubiquitous industry practice of subsidization. Many people are used to and happy with paying less for a normally expensive device in return for slightly higher wireless prices over a contracted 2 year period. However, by eliminating subsidies, T-Mobile claims they will be able to offer lower priced service plans. It’s this angle which Legere is hoping will attract currrent Verizon and AT&T users.
So what do you think? Pay more for the device and receive lower monthly payments or vice-versa? Willing to leave the comfy arms of AT&T or Verizon to try it out?