My predictions for T-Mobile’s upcoming Uncarrier Amped

Uncarrier Amped

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has once again taken to Twitter to announce the next big Uncarrier event, set to start June 25 and presumably last a few days. Here’s just some of what he’s been tweeting:

From these tweets, it’s pretty obvious that we shouldn’t expect any groundbreaking new announcements, like the elimination of taxes and fees on customers’ monthly bills. (Even though that’s something a lot of us have wanted for a really long time!) Instead, Legere is saying that we should expect some of the previous Uncarrier announcements to somehow be improved upon.

Here are some possibilities:

  • Uncarrier 1.0 was the announcement of Simple Choice plans. The base plan originally started with 500MB of included high speed data. It was later bumped up to 1GB. Could T-Mobile bump it up again – this time, maybe it will offer 2GB of data on the entry-level plan?
  • Uncarrier 2.0 was JUMP! T-Mobile later decided that JUMP! was a bit too generous, and revised the phone upgrade plan so that customers would have to pay off at least half of a phone before being allowed to jump. (Previously, customers were allowed to jump twice a year, regardless.) Maybe T-Mobile will change JUMP! again, to make it a bit more generous once more.
  • Uncarrier 3.0 was Simple Global, the ability for customers to roam internationally for practically nothing. Maybe this time, T-Mobile will increase the throttled speeds from 128kbps to 256kbps. There are also whispers of decreasing the $0.20 per minute charge for voice calls. Personally, I think T-Mobile will keep the $0.20 minute charge for outgoing calls only, and make incoming calls free.
  • Uncarrier 5.0 was all about VoLTE. Maybe T-Mobile will announce some new LTE roaming agreements. Wouldn’t it be awesome to roam on Verizon’s VoLTE network?
  • Uncarrier 6.0 brought us Music Freedom. Maybe T-Mobile will announce even more music services. Some people are calling for Video Freedom for sites like YouTube and Netflix, but I think this would be a strain on the network.
  • Uncarrier 7.0 guaranteed advanced WiFi calling to every new T-Mobile smartphone sold. I’d like to see T-Mobile stop charging for international calls made over WiFi.
  • Uncarrier 8.0 introduced Data Stash, but unlimited users are left out of the party. Perhaps T-Mobile could let unlimited users stash away unused hotspot data!
  • Uncarrier 9.0 was all about discounts for small businesses. What about discounted for long term loyal customers? Now is the perfect time to introduce a new loyalty program.

What do you think? What would you like to see from T-Mobile?

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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