T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) continues to be a disruptive force in the carrier industry. Their latest offer, 200MB of free data for life for tablet users is designed to take on the majors: Verizon (NYSE:VZ), AT&T (NYSE:T), and Sprint (NYSE:S). What should investors in Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint know about T-Mobile's deal and pricing strategy?
Also, T-Mobile also reported subscriber growth in the quarter ending in August. T-Mobile added a net 1.1 million new customers with the majority of those -- nearly 700,000 -- post-paid customers. This compares favorably to last year's quarter in which T-Mobile actually lost nearly 600,000 subscribers.
However, the company continues to innovate with free data and creative financing plans. Will dividend monsters Verizon and AT&T step up and match this offer?
Finally, what does this mean for tablet models? Will this encourage investors to pay extra for cellular-enabled tablets?
In this segment of Tech Teardown, Erin Kennedy discusses T-Mobile with Jamal Carnette and Evan Niu, CFA.
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