T-Mobile fans, rejoice! The nation’s fourth largest carrier will announce the next phase of its Uncarrier initiative at an event in Los Angeles on June 18. Stating only that “we don’t play it safe and sound,” there are no indications of what CEO John Legere might have up his sleeves for Uncarrier 5.0.
If the tagline is supposed to be a hint, what could it mean? What could be an “unsafe” move T-Mobile could make? Will it have something to do with “sound,” and if so, what?
Could we be looking at a nationwide rollout of Voice over LTE, much sooner than any other carrier? (That could certainly be considered “unsafe,” since it’s a new technology that is fairly untested, and voice calling could play into the “sound” aspect.) Maybe T-Mobile will remove its $0.20/minute surcharge while roaming internationally, just like it did with texts and data?
What if T-Mobile bundled all of the state and local taxes it charges into its monthly fee, so that everyone pays the same amount regardless of where they live? Could that be considered unsafe?
I’ve already given my predictions on what Uncarrier 5.0 might be about, but I’d love to hear what you think. What is T-Mobile plotting here?[CNET]