AT&T’s network was slow, congested, sporadic, and the only choice in town for iPhone users. Those days are gone. We iPhone users have more cell phone carrier choices than ever, so we can bash with abandon. My iPhone 6 Plus has a new color carrier. It’s pink.
Magenta In The 21st Century
Alright, T-Mobile’s logo and color are not really pink. It’s probably closer to magenta. Pantone 676C (officially ‘plum’) to be more accurate.
Even a Texas judge says T-Mobile owns magenta, or Pantone 676C. That happens to be the color of my iPhone 6 Plus.
Well, no, not the color of the iPhone’s case, but the color of the iPhone’s carrier. Not AT&T. Not Verizon. Not Sprint. T-Mobile.
That’s right, I’ve made yet another move toward freedom in cell phone subsidyland, ditched AT&T, walked away from Verizon, snubbed Sprint and invested in T-Mobile.
Oh, please. Apple made iPhone 6 just for T-Mobile. Two words: Wi-Fi calling. That’s right. Calls from your iPhone 6 using iOS 8 work over Wi-Fi (and with T-Mobile’s spotty network coverage, that’s a good thing).
Wait. What? There’s more?
T-Mobile also has VoLTE which means, when you can connect, you can get a clearer sounding call, and use LTE data while you’re making a call.
I’m a card carrying member of Apple’s iPod generation while the rest of the world is moving toward music streaming services. Guess what? T-Mobile doesn’t charge streaming music against my data plan.
Verizon wanted me to re-enlist in their army of zombie customers, pay a few hundred dollars, and be stuck with Can You Hear Me Now? for two more years, but I broke the cycle of addiction with T-Mobile. Get a new iPhone on a monthly plan with no interest and select whatever call plan– month to month– that you prefer.
How is that not a good choice?
Wait. What? There’s still more?
Yeah, but you didn’t hear this list from me. T-Mobile’s top marketing dawg Mike Sievert came up with a list of other reasons that are more self serving and full of marketing speak topped off with a bit of un-carrier hubris and bravado summed up this way: Wi-Fi, faster data, family plans, and no B.S.
As anyone who knows anything about cell phone companies in America, then you know that T-Mobile is the un-carrier that no other carrier wants or can afford to buy, so it’s desperate and up against the wall and thinking totally different about how to treat a customer.
What? My lock-down is only 30-days? That’s crazy, but I love the color of pink on my iPhone 6 Plus.