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T-Mobile reportedly working on simpler billing terms


Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Monday June 16, 2014.

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Please note that this story is based upon rumor and/or speculation.
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T-Mobile is set to announce a new "Uncarrier" initiative that will further distinguish the fourth-place US carrier from its rivals. Having already changed tactics with phone upgrades, payment options, and international roaming charges, the carrier will reportedly do away with bill surprises.

According to sources from TmoNews, which has a great track record on all things Magenta, T-Mobile plans to do away with prorated charges. A prorated bill would charge subscribers for time between activation and a set billing date, so it would come to more money than the standard $70 plus tax and fees expected. T-Mobile will do away with that system and only charge for one month of service. The new billing system will also put the first EIP (device payments) on the first bill rather than surprising users with a payment appearing one or two months later, which also delays their upgrade schedule.

The change won't mean much to T-Mobile consumers until they upgrade and notice that the first billing cycle includes fewer confusing charges and prices compared to the last time they purchased a phone. However, for new customers, the segment of the smartphone buying population T-Mobile most covets, it will be a welcome departure from their previous experience and help make a better first impression for T-Mobile. Paying a one bill every month and not being surprised by unexpected charges will be part of an overall strategy to simplify the way T-Mobile operates.

These changes are just rumors for now. They are highly believable and from a reliable source, but it's still not official until T-Mobile makes an announcement. That announcement should come in a few days.

source: TmoNews

 
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