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The End of Subsidized Smartphones?

By Anders Bylund - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:00PM

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T-Mobile has done away with subsidized smartphones. Verizon might be the next carrier to abandon contract lock-in.

T-Mobile USA is hell bent on merging with smaller rival MetroPCS (TMUS 0.55%). To hit the ground running, the carrier recently became a self-styled "Un-carrier" that doesn't lock customers into long-term contracts. Even so, you can save serious money on your next Apple (AAPL 1.89%) iPhone by going magenta.

Is this the start of an industry revolution, or just a small player stirring the pot? In this video, Fool contributor Anders Bylund takes a look at T-Mobile's plans.

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