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Recently, T-Mobile has situated itself in the mobile carrier market as the "uncarrier," offering the iPhone 5 without a contract. But according to Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam, his company is willing to take a hard look at what mobile consumers want from a carrier, and shifting to a no-contract setup is a very real possibility.
According to CNET, McAdam told a group of journalists during a Verizon event on Thursday the company is watching the response to T-Mobile's new plans carefully, and Verizon could turn in a similar direction.
"I'm happy when I see something different tried," said McAdam. "We can react quickly to consumers' shifting needs."
Apparently, McAdam stated moving to a no-contract setup is "pretty easy," and Verizon would be willing to follow T-Mobile's lead if consumers showed increased interest in such plans.
Two weeks ago, T-Mobile announced the carrier would finally begin offering the iPhone. And more importantly, customers could purchase an iPhone 5 for either $99 upfront with scheduled payments, or buy the smartphone full-price and without contract.
Earlier on Thursday, T-Mobile reported a surge in new subscribers; the first time the company has seen such expansion in nearly four years.
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