Few days after the launch of Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6, mobile carriers are all set to attract new customers and the market may witness a range of new plans from T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS) and Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S).
Among all the national carriers T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS) is likely to be the biggest gainer, as the company started carrying Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone users last year only. According to the spokesman for T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS), Clint Patterson,
“We don’t have many iPhone customers as compared to the other big carriers, so we see this as a huge switching window opportunity for us.”
As of now, the company is buying existing cellular contracts with credit payback worth $650 per family and the customers get a prepaid MasterCard debit card. The company added 2.5 million new customers in August and T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS) is likely to offer affordable plans to iPhone users. Patterson added,
“People are getting fed up with these long-term contracts with all their restrictions. People love their smartphones, but they hate their carriers. We just feel we have to earn your business month to month.”
T-Mobile is not the only company looking to ride the iPhone 6 wave, as Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) has offered $350 buy-out program along with new $50 data-plan for iPhone 6 customers. However, the customers choosing buy-out plans would have to commit to the $50 Simple Unlimited Plan (the plans offers unlimited calls, text, and data) from Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S). Marci Verbrugge-Rhind, Spokeswoman for Sprint, said,
“We also allow you to turn in up to three phones on one line, credited to you or toward your phone bill based on your company’s stated value of that phone.”
This article has been written by Prakash Pandey.