Well boys and girls the T-Mobile Uncarrier event has just ended and it will definitely be making some waves in the mobile world. The event covered T-Mobile’s 5th addition to their “Uncarrier” movement and to the public’s surprise the event also covered T-Mobile’s 6th addition to the Uncarrier movement. We will get to everything you need to know about both of these additions in the following paragraphs.
The event started off with T-Mobile’s beloved CEO, John Legere, on stage, he opened with talking about how misleading coverage maps have gotten and that they should be ignored. After a small discussion on coverage maps Johns went on to discuss the meat of the Uncarrier 5.0 event, something called “T-Mobile Test Drive”. What T-Mobile Test Drive does is allow potential T-Mobile customers to try out T-Mobile’s network for free on a free iPhone 5S for 7 days, that’s right folks, completely free, no restocking fees or anything. At the end of the 7 day test run the customer can either choose to return the phone for no charge or sign up for a T-Mobile plan.
We know what your guys’ next question is going to be, “can I only use the 7 day test drive on an iPhone 5S?”, the answer is sadly yes. John Legere did have good and logical reasoning behind the decision though, apparently people are shockingly unaware of the fact that T-Mobile offers Apple products such as the iPhone 5S. Because of this T-Mobile partnered with Apple who will be providing these devices to T-Mobile for free, both companies gain something, T-Mobile gains new customers and Apple gains product awareness on whats quickly becoming the biggest mobile carrier in the US.
We all thought that the Uncarrier 5.0 event was over at this point, we were wrong. John Legere took back the stage and revealed their Uncarrier 6.0 event was going to happen right then and there as well, this one was just as groundbreaking and important. The Uncarrier 6.0 announcement was something T-Mobile dubbed “Music Freedom” and it’s awesome. This will allow 8 of the biggest music streaming apps to stream music on peoples devices while not counting towards their data, this means that even if your data was throttled you could still stream music at high speeds. The 8 music services are as follows;
- iTunes Radio
Don’t worry if your go-to music streaming service isn’t listed as T-Mobile has thought of this, T-Mobile is allowing customers to vote on which music streaming service should be added to the free streaming list. Right now, not surprisingly, Google Play Music All Access is in the lead by far, you can vote for yourself by clicking here.
This T-Mobile event was a big step forward for T-Mobile becoming the biggest and most popular mobile carrier in the US. We are overjoyed to see T-Mobile breaking out of the carrier norms more and more and listening to their customers.