Based on its new options, you will be able to get these phones alongside a monthly $50 unlimited talk and text plan (and 500MB of data thrown in for good measure). If you want unlimited data, you'll need to pay $20 more, totaling up to a reasonable $70 per month.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Samsung Galaxy S4, expected in Q2 for T-Mobile
As if the Galaxy S4 doesn't have enough things going for it, the device will also pack a vividly bright 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED screen, either a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor or a 1.6GHz octo-core Exynos 5 Octa CPU (though chances are the U.S. model will get the former), and a 13-megapixel camera. Read the full review.
The HTC One.
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HTC One, expected mid- to late March for T-Mobile
Not only is the One just a fine-looking, all-aluminum-cased handset, it also has room under the hood for some impressive specs. It was one of the very first phones to be announced with a (1.7GHz) quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, it has a 4-megapixel "Ultrapixel" camera that can record 1080p full HD video, and its 4.7-inch LCD screen boasts a whopping 468ppi. Read the full review.
The BlackBerry Z10.
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BlackBerry Z10, pre-registration available now for T-Mobile
As the Hail Mary phone from BlackBerry, you can bet the company filled its Z10 flagship to the brim with high-tech specs and features. In addition to running the novel and heavily gesture-based BB10 OS, the handset also sports an HDMI port, an 8-megapixel camera, and a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor. All packaged in a handsome, sturdy construction.Read the full review.
Note III will be coming out as well. August is probably a reasonable estimate, though I'm personally hoping earlier.
Nexus 5 should be coming out before year end.
IPhone 5S as well.
I'd probably take any of those over the one's listed here, with the exception of the S4, obviously. Nexus 5, assuming it's made by LG and hits a price sweet spot again (under $500 w/o contract), is what I'm most excited to see. If it doesn't get announced soon though, I may just jump on the S4... getting sick of my G2x... newer apps are eating up that 256kb of memory like nobody's business.
@EazyBBRGs@natmaxx i would too, but at some weird moments i can have no signal in like some of the biggest cities? and the best signal in a mine 500 feet under the surface of earth? i dont get it sometimes but hey WTFN!?
@natmaxx It's amazing to me how idiotic people can be. HSPA+ 42 (T-Mobile's 4G) was officially classified as 4g by the standards body - the ITU at the same time and with the same exemption as WiMax and LTE. NONE of these 3 network types classify as 4G under the original definition, which was 1 Gbp/s.
Either all three are called 4G or none of them are. You don't get to pick favorites to make yourself feel better. LTE is no more "4G" than HSPA+ 42. LTE-Advanced (Release 10) won't be available for retail use for at least another year or two and fully in use until around 2017.
So if you want to try to be a tech snob, at least understand what you're talking about.
The problem isn't contracts, the problem is that I'm paying for stuff I don't need. At the most, when I was out of the office after a surgery for nearly a month and calling in every day, I used less than 200 minutes. Typically I don't even reach 100. Yet the lowest anyone offers is 450, for $50 a month. I'd gladly pay $25 for 200 minutes instead of wasting so much money per month on minutes I'll never use. If someone had a low minute, low text, 2GB data plan for a reasonable price, I'd gladly sign a 20 year contract, let alone a 2 year one.
it'll be a long wait but the nexus 5, which seems like a perfect match for t-mo's network, is rumored to have a 13 mp nikon camera. anyway, i use t-mobile and reports of their imminent death being premature i hope they prosper, especially beating at&t.