TmoNews has it on good faith that T-Mobile will be announcing plans for month-to-month plans very, very soon. As in like today soon. We all know how horrible carriers are and how strict they've become in tying down their customers to 2-year contracts when purchasing a new phone, so if T-Mobile comes through and offers a month-to-month option, it'll be an absolute breath of fresh air.
Here are some of the details of T-Mobile's Month-to-Month Plan:
- Postpaid monthly rate plans will be modeled after current postpaid rate plans including single line, FamilyTime, and myFaves. T-Mobile @Home rate plans will not be available this time.
- Both new and existing customers can sign up for the new Postpaid No Annual Contracts rate plans. Existing customers who would like to switch to these new rate plans are still required to fulfill their terms of their existing contracts if applicable.
- Annual contract agreements are not required for customers who sign up for these rate plans, but Activation Fees will still apply and customers will be required to pass credit checks and meet the same credit requirements as 1 year and 2 year postpaid customers.
- T-Mobile will also not offer any handset discounts for new activations of these rate plans. However, dealers have complete discretion on the pricing they offer on handsets.
So is the freedom of having a cell phone sans contract worth the full unsubsidized cost of a phone? Perhaps, the T-Mobile G1?