T-Mobile may have more reason to celebrate today than its chief carrier rivals in the United States.
Apple’s anticipated roll-out of the new iPhone 5C this morning could represent a huge advantage for T-Mobile, the most recent major U.S. carrier to add Apple’s popular smartphone to its network.
An entry level, low-cost plastic iPhone 5C would present a golden opportunity of sorts to T-Mobile, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
That may convince consumers to pay in full for a new phone, rather than sign a two-year subscription to get a discount, giving an added edge to T-Mobile, which doesn’t require users to sign a contract.
For the first time ever, T-Mobile is also expected to launch the new iPhone on its network at the same time as Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.
“It’s a much more even playing field than it was last year, when AT&T had more of an advantage,” Roger Entner an analyst at Recon Analytics, tells Bloomberg. “T-Mobile is in the right place at the right time with the right product.”