T-Mobile Better Not Make iPhone 5 More Expensive than Other Carrier Variants
T-Mobile had priced the 16 GB Samsung Galaxy S3 at $279 after, the $50 rebate. In other words, the most affordable and basic Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile had actually cost a whopping $130 more than the subsidized versions offered by other U.S. carriers.
That means T-Mobile customers who want a Galaxy S3 would be owning a dual-core smartphone (although it’s one of the best of its kind) without a whit of 4G LTE connectivity and paying close to a hundred dollars more than versions with LTE support.
Obviously, there’s something wrong with that picture. It would have been understandable if T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S3 had a quad-core processor like its international brethren. Unfortunately, it doesn’t, and in essence, it sounds like a gyp to me.
Why pay more for an “inferior” variant of a particular smartphone?
No, that’s not the right way for Magenta to break away from the fourth spot and challenge Sprint as America’s third most popular carrier.
As T-Mobile might be carrying the iPhone 5, a first in the device’s five-year history, that same mistake better not be repeated. The carrier could enjoy a huge upsurge in terms of subscribers if it releases the new iPhone, and the last thing these consumers want is for T-Mobile to have them pay more for less.
T-Mobile still doesn’t have an LTE network, while the new iPhone will likely come with LTE connectivity. Please, guys, think of those potential new customers and the new ones as well – releasing a more expensive iPhone variant would be a big mistake.