T-Mobile's “Uncarrier” Pricing Isn't So Different From The Contract Devil You Already Know

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http://techcrunch.com – T-Mobile held a special event today to announce the death of the traditional cell phone pricing plan, with the carrier moving to a new model where customers purchase their own phone and are under no obligation to stick with their service over a long-term contract. It’s cute, but here’s the thing: smartphones are super expensive, so that either becomes an up-front cost, or one that’s helpfully defrayed by T-Mobile over the course of a multi-year monthly installment plan payback. Before we go any further, here’s T-Mobile’s new plan concept in a nutshell. Rather th (IT news)