T-Mobile on Tuesday unveiled its new “uncarrier” plans, repeatedly saying during its media event that it’s moving away from the carrier pack when it comes to selling on-contract devices.
While still ready to offer high-end smartphones and competitive plans to potential customers, the carrier is killing the mandatory contract and replacing it with a Simple Choice plan starting at $50/month for unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data.
In addition to presenting its new mobile strategy and announcing the firstLTE markets, the carrier has also revealed pricing details for some of its upcoming high-end offerings. One of these devices is HTC’s One flagship handset, as the carrier unveiled the price for the device.
The handset will be available for $99 with monthly installments, although it’s not clear how much these monthly payments will amount to. Comparatively, the $99 iPhone 5 comes with monthly instalments of $20.
What’s clear is that T-Mobile subscribers won’t be tied into a two-year contract with the carrier. However, they will have to pay in full for the handset, so they’ll still be tied to T-Mobile one way or another.
Launch dates for the T-Mobile HTC One have not been made official though, so we still have to wait for T-Mobile to list the handset on its website.