Wednesday, May 18, 2016

’s budget-minded iPhone 5C will fit T-Mobile ‘like a glove’

’smuch-expected iPhone 5C, noted for its multi-colored plastic body and inexpensive price, could become known for something more: mortally wounding cellular contracts. The test could come this month as unveils the less-expensive iPhone at around what analysts believe will be $400-$500, unsubsidized. For the first time, US carrier T-Mobile – which doesn’t require subscribers sign a two-yr contract – will go hd-to-hd against traditional carriers AT&T and Verizon.Both carriers may lose customers to T-Mobile as all four domestic carriers offer the new i simultaneously, analysts say. While both AT&T and Verizon provide a subsidy on the iPhone’s price in return for a two-yr contract, T-Mobile lauds its absence of such a requirement. T-Mobile began selling the iPhone in April of 2013…“AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which used to be the only iPhone carriers, are now in jeopardy of losing users to T-Mobile’s more flexible service plans in an alrdy saturated U.S. wireless industry beset by slowing growth,”reportsBloomberg.Industry observers describe the fourth-largest US carrier being“in the right place at the right time with the right product.”While much of the talk surrounding the iPhone 5C’s attraction has centered on China and India, where handset subsidies are not common, an inexpensive iPhone could benefit a carrier in the tight US cell phone market.For domestic subscribers, AT&T and Verizon – the first two US carriers to offer the iPhone – are attractive due to their offers of lower-priced handsets in exchange for a two-yr commitment.Indeed, an unsubsidized iPhone costs $649, according to Bloomberg.Making the iPhone cer could incrse T-Mobile’s no-contract plan.“The cer iPhone might fit T-Mobile’s budget plan like a glove,”Roger Entneran analyst at Recon Analytics, told Bloomberg.

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