A couple years back every single wireless carrier made you sign a 2 year contract in blood with your first born as collateral. Of course we were cool with that...we need our iPhones afterall.
Along came John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, and the launch of their UnCarrier initiative. In short, over the past couple years T-Mobile has taken every piece of the mobile carrier market and flipped it upside down.
2 Year Contracts-> Pay a monthly fee for your phone Wait to Upgrade-> Pay a few extra bucks a month and upgrade early Pay exorbant roaming internationally-> Pay Nothing Stuck with another carrier-> We will pay your $350 Early Termination Fee Music Streaming uses all my data-> Try Unlimited Music Streaming I use half the data I pay for-> Rollover Data to the next month
Then comes this today, Sprint Counters T-Mobile's Low Price iPhone Plan, which is directly a result of T-Mobile's very recent announcement allowing customers the opportunity to lease an iPhone 6S for $5 month.
T-Mobile has started a war and people who only get a smartphone to see their grandkids on Facebook and those of us who want the latest iPhone every year are reaping the benefits.
So again, Thank You John Legere and T-Mobile for giving the cell phone carriers a swift kick in the rear for the rest of us.