Wait a minute here!
It truly irritates me to read an article like this. Instead of focusing on the positives and benefits of the fact that T-Mobile USA is the ONLY major carrier without contracts, there are articles such as these that support idiots.
When a customer purchases a device at T-Mobile on the no contract plan, they are told that they are only paying the down-payment upfront, they are told the full cost of the device and how many more payments they have to pay it off completely (which is currently 24). They MUST sign the Equipment Installment Plan agreement (EIP) when they are purchasing the device that clearly states the above mentioned. If someone is too stupid to understand that then they have many many more problems to worry about in life than having to pay off a couple hundred USD to leave a service.
Also, please note; to the people reading, writing, and publishing such articles that it is not mandatory to a) buy the devices from T-Mobile (they welcome your unlocked phone! and b) You have the option to either buy phone at full cost upfront or pay it off as early as you like!
This is what the focus should be on, and how T-Mobile is revolutionizing the highly deceptive and overpriced telecommunications industry in the USA. There is no company that can sell you a device for dirt cheap and give you a no contract plan. There will never be someone handing out iPhones in a store for $5.... We should really commend T-Mobile not bash them for creating a fair, clear cut, and budget friendly way to do business.
Sorry if you disagree, but this is my take on it!