A T-Mobile iPhone would make the perfect "one more thing" to the carrier's "Uncarrier" event tomorrow.T-Mobile plans to detail how it will shake up the industry. The invitation reads: "We're still a wireless company. We're just not going to act like one anymore," suggesting an event that is heavily focused on its recent move to kill off the contract and subsidy, and focus primarily on the no-contract option. Tomorrow will also likely mark the official launch of its 4G LTE network, finally bringing it into the LTE game with three other larger national carriers. But with the iPhone already confirmed to be heading to T-Mobile, the event sounds like the perfect time to provide an update on Apple's flagship phone. The carrier is badly in need of some buzz, and setting a launch date and providing pricing information would energize and excite its subscribers. Despite enhancing its portfolio with other high-end smartphones, the iPhone remains a crucial missing piece to its lineup.
CNET has confirmed that T-Mobile will be talking about the iPhone tomorrow, although the phone will not be out immediately.
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T-Mobile, which has managed to draw 1.9 million iPhones to its network as of January, is attractive because there is no need to sign a contract, the monthly fees are lower, and there is an option of an unlimited data plan. The trade-off is limited coverage of compatible HSPA+ coverage for the iPhone, as well as the lack of 4G LTE for the iPhone 5. That could change with tomorrow's event.T-Mobile customers are likely keen to see how the carrier will offer the iPhone once it gets the device for itself. Legere promised that the "experience would be dramatically different," suggesting it would tie into its recent move to fully go no-contract. It's unclear how much the notoriously expensive iPhone will sell at T-Mobile. Without a contract, the iPhone 5 sells for $649.99 at the other carriers. The jumbo Galaxy Note 2 at T-Mobile actually sells for a slightly more upfront price -- $679.99. Under the new no-contract plan, a customer has to pay an additional $20 a month on top of the phone bill for the next two years. After such a long delay, T-Mobile customers are probably eager to see an iPhone in any shape or form, as long as it's on that carrier.