T-Mobile Ponders 'Anytime Upgrade' Club
'Very Small' Fee Would Allow Bi-Annual Phone Upgrades
In addition to T-Mobile's "uncarrier" moves announced yesterday, the company says they're also considering an "anytime upgrade club
" which, after a "very small" fee, would allow users to upgrade their handset twice a year. Details were scarce, and it's unclear if this would even be worth it for users under T-Mobile's new contract-free pricing. For example, T-Mobile will now be offering users the iPhone 5 for $99 plus monthly payments of $20 for the next 24 months (the phone remains locked until you pay it off). If you're already locked into those payments, it's unclear how a "very small" fee would magically get you out of the balance owed unless you're willing to pay off multiple phones simultaneously, and T-Mobile has yet to offer more detail.