A couple of days back T-Mobile CEO tweeted that an uncarrier 4.0 announcement is going to be made soon. Throughout this year the carrier has made a number of “uncarrier” announcements which radically changed the way T-Mobile does business. With the first announcement T-Mobile stopped requiring subscribers to sign a conventional two year service contract, it also unveiled its Jump! program which lets them upgrade their smartphones without having to worry about eligibility. Another daring announcement was 2G global unlimited data roaming at no extra cost. Uncarrier 4.0 which is apparently internally referred to as Project Houdini will reportedly cover ETF or early termination fees for people switching over to T-Mobile from other carriers.


It is claimed that T-Mobile will position this new deal towards families with up to five lines of service, giving them instant credits for the smartphones from their previous carriers that they trade-in. When T-Mobile receives a copy of their final bill, it would issue credit to cover the early termination fees that the other carrier charges. The maximum credit for smartphones is said to be $350 and for feature phones it is said to be $200. While the folks at TmoNews have two sources who claim that Project Houdini exists, no official announcement has been made by T-Mobile as yet. They haven’t even given a hint of what uncarrier 4.0 is. An official announcement is rumored for January 15th, so we’ll just have to wait until then to be absolutely sure.

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