No word on if Carly is the cheap and no-commitment type, but T-Mobile is doing their best to be just that. They’ve posted new wireless pricing plans on their website today in advance of a press event on Tuesday.
Found via TmoNews, the new plans don’t require an annual contract, and include unlimited voice and text plus 500 MB of high-speed data with mobile hotspot service.
That starts at $50 per month, with each 2 GB of further data costing an additional $10 per month.
The company is expected to promote its LTE rollout and its rebranding as an “un-carrier” challenging traditional cellphone operator practices at the press event on Tuesday.
While the magenta network has offered both contract and no-contract options in the past, the “un-carrier” plans are a bit more aggressive, as they include tethering “hotspot” data in the plans.
The 4th-place wireless carrier is attempting to shift way from the traditional subsidizing of devices, pricing the handsets separately from their service plans.
T-Mobile is expected to begin officially offering the iPhone to its customers sometime later this year.
(UPDATE – 03/25/2013)
CNET is reporting that an unnamed source has confirmed that Apple’s iPhone will be playing a prominent role in T-Mobile’s “Un-Carrier” event tomorrow.
The iPhone’s LTE capabilities should be a showcase for T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network, also expected to launch tomorrow. The device is expected to assist the carrier in slowing down the defection rate from the magenta network to other carriers.
No details were provided as to pricing or availability, only that the device will not be immediately available.