T-Mobile hosting press event on March 26


T-Mobile is hosting a press conference in New York on March 26 where they will supposedly stop acting like a wireless company. The invitation does little more than tease a new direction for the carrier; however, the most likely outcome will be the shelving of subsidy plans and move to a no-contract-only option.

Other rumors thrown in the mill as of late include creating a hybrid 4G LTE/42Mbps GSM network. Should that be the case, unlocked GSM phones and those intended for AT&T could potentially work (better) on the 1900Mhz band.

Whatever the case, we’ll be watching closely and will be happy to share the news as it happens. ¬†Any guesses as to what T-Mobile is up to next week?

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    It would be very much in line with their recent decisions to put an end to handset subsidies, but I would be surprised if they also went to a prepaid-only model. Handset subsidies are one of the ways wireless providers make contracts palatable, and contracts are one of the ways in which they get a more reliable, and arguably more lucrative, cash flow.

    It would be particularly epic though, if T-Mobile stopped individual accounts entirely and sold bandwidth only to MVNOs; letting them deal with billing so T-Mobile can focus on infrastructure.

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