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T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

Having a deal such as the one T-Mobile is running starting this month, one that offers smart devices for "zero down" before charging a certain amount of cash each month should raise red flags for the average consumer. It did for SlashGear, and here we're going in to take a closer look at a few key devices - and their prices - before and after that discount takes effect. What this means for the consumer is more than just one cost here or there; it's about clarity.

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T-Mobile’s “Zero Dollars Down” announcement takes another stab at game-changing

T-Mobile’s “Zero Dollars Down” announcement takes another stab at game-changing

If you've been following along with the way T-Mobile is attacking the mobile service provider market this year so far, you know that they are (at least appearing to be) doing a pretty good job of shaking things up. They started by introducing the "un-carrier" plans that tossed out the idea of a 2-year contract, added "JUMP!" to allow users to switch from one device to the next when new technology is introduced to the market without penalty (effectively), and this week aim to set another fire a their competitors' feet with a zero cash down plan for every single service-providing device in their store.

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T-Mobile calls out AT&T Next again, criticizes Verizon Edge

T-Mobile calls out AT&T Next again, criticizes Verizon Edge

If you recall, the day after AT&T unveiled its Next upgrade plan, which allows users to pay for a device monthly with various terms for upgrading, T-Mobile sent out some vocal statements challenging the program. This spiraled into a sort of back-and-forth bickering betwixt the carriers, each lauding their respective programs, and now T-Mobile has fired off another jab at its competitor, tossing Verizon's recently unveiled Edge plan into the mix.

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Verizon Edge brings “flexible equipment payment plan” to battle T-Mobile

Verizon Edge brings “flexible equipment payment plan” to battle T-Mobile

While companies like T-Mobile and AT&T aim to lead the way with new and improved ways of being transparent with smartphone customers, Verizon Edge (introduced today) brings big red into the fold. This "flexible equipment payment plan" allows users who would otherwise have had to pay a relatively large fee to switch from one phone to another on the same payment plan to upgrade instead inside 6 months. This after having spread the cost of the phone over 24 months and paying off at least 50% of the phone in the first place.

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T-Mobile lambastes AT&T Next with claim that it is “all wrong”

T-Mobile lambastes AT&T Next with claim that it is “all wrong”

Yesterday, AT&T revealed its Next plan, which allows for monthly device payments on a new smartphone or tablet annually, with monthly prices falling between $15 and $50. If the first thing that popped in your mind was "T-Mobile" when the plan was announced, you're not the only one, and now the latter carrier has stepped forward with some biting things to say about AT&T Next.

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T-Mobile Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia 925 launching (pre-order) this week

T-Mobile Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia 925 launching (pre-order) this week

Two of the most powerful smartphones ever offered by their respective manufacturers are headed to T-Mobile this week for users hoping to pre-order and get in on the action as soon as possible. One runs Android - that's the Sony Xperia Z, coming in both black and a rather unique purple version. The other works with Windows Phone 8 - that's the Nokia Lumia 925, the newest in a line of large-display-toting hero phones from the company birthed for Microsoft's software all the way back in 2012 with the Nokia Lumia 920 - here in 2013 it's time to get and go metal.

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T-Mobile LTE now in 116 metro areas, 200 by year’s end

T-Mobile LTE now in 116 metro areas, 200 by year’s end

The expansion of T-Mobile's brand of 4G LTE has been suggested to be going quite a bit quicker than planned, the CEO of the company expressing this onstage at a special event in NYC. This event also played host to new devices fully prepped for the network's new largeness, devices like the Nokia Lumia 925, the Sony Xperia Z, and a software-upgraded Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, but it's the network itself that the company seemed most excited about.

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T-Mobile 4G LTE expands with more devices, locations

T-Mobile 4G LTE expands with more devices, locations

T-Mobile launched its 4G LTE for the first time a couple of months ago with a handful of devices on board that offer the carrier's faster data speeds. However, during T-Mobile's NYC event today, the carrier announced even more devices that will support T-Mobile's LTE network, including the new Sony Xperia Z and Nokia's Lumia 925.

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