Verizon Unlimited, T-Mobile Upgrades, Sprint Drops Prices Through Floor: The Deadbeat Carriers are Beating Themselves To Death


In "The Slow Death of the Deadbeat Carriers, pt 4" I reminded all about the price competition kicked off by the upstart T-Mobile that reconfigured the US wireless industry.





 T-mobile eliminated plan contracts, eliminated handset financing (at least usury style financing) and made the unlimited data plan a mainstay. Look at what those changes did to T-mobiles subscription business


 


Of course, like any truly economic market, gaps and inefficiencies tend to get filled and rectified. The T-Mobile net adds came directly from AT&T, Verizon and Sprimt. Thus...


Sprint offers five unlimited lines for $90, but only for a year


In comparison, you'd have to pay $180 a month for five unlimited lines on T-Mobile, or $270 a month for AT&T, and now apparently Verizon is dropping prices significantly, reference "Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data Starting At $80/Month"...


4 lines $45/line
3 lines $54/line
2 lines $70/line
1 line $80/mo.


So, T-Mobile, the original disuptor shaves pricing once again, throuh fee inclusion...



 


So, what does all this mean? Well, T-Mobile reports Q4 2016 results tomorrow, but until then...




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Be aware there is a lot more to this story... A proponent that makes me think one of carriers may bold and merge (by force). Subscribers can hit me directly and ask my opinion via email (regge AT the site's name). Click here to subscribe.


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