2013 is going to be a big year for T-Mobile, with a new LTE network, a new business model for selling phones, and iPhone availability for the first time. CEO John Legere gave more details on those last two items to Reuters, revealing that both the iPhone and the end of phone subsidies would come sooner than expected. They're both planned to roll out "in three to four months as opposed to six to nine months," according to an interview with Legare. He also indicated that the carrier may explore other partnerships beyond its merger with Metro PCS, particularly with satellite provider Dish (who has recently been linked to Sprint in partnership talks). "They'd be interesting for us to talk to and we'd be fascinating for them," Legere said.
This news comes after a fairly bold presentation by Legere at CES where he publicly poked fun at his huge rivals Verizon and AT&T. It seems that T-Mobile's bold new plans are giving the carrier a bit of a fighting spirit, something it definitely needs if it is going to claw its way back from continued financial difficulties and customers losses.
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