Following T-Mobile’s high energy CES press event last night, the Magenta carrier’s CEO John Legere had an interview with Reuters. Among the questions answered, he approached the subject of when the iPhone would be launching on the US’ #4 carrier. Although he wouldn’t divulge any timeframe specifics, he did state that the iPhone would be on T-Mobile in the next 3-4 months, rather than 6-9.
“They’re all, I would call them, in three to four months as opposed to six to nine months, Legere told Reuters in an interview at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Branding itself as the “uncarrier”, by bucking the trend of subsidizing phone prices. The carrier’s revolutionary plan is to spread the cost of the handset over 20 months following an initial down payment, theoretically saving its customers a ton of cash once they get past the 20 month stage. Whether or not that will be enough of an incentive to tempt Verizon and AT&T subscribers to switch is yet to be seen.