Although T-Mobile only launched the Google Android G1 phone a little over a month ago on October 30, they’ve already started slashing prices to move them. Initially customers in the UK had to sign a £40 monthly contract in order to get the phone for free. Now new customers can get a free phone for a £30 tariff.
It sucks to be an early adopter.
Industry insiders say the price cut was necessary to help "overcome fierce competition from other high-end devices." T-Mobile denies the claim.
A T-Mobile spokesperson said:
"We have chosen to offer the device free with a £30 contract to make the pricing more competitive in light of recent device launches. We are well on track to achieve our sales forecasts."
Price cuts are always a good thing, as long as the quality of service doesn’t decline along with the price.