The OnePlus 6T will launch on T-Mobile for $550 this fall

Doris Richards
August 18, 2018

Forget buying devices on two-year contracts from shiny stores - until recently, you needed an invite to get a OnePlus. The reason for that is because OnePlus hasn't nailed down a major wireless carrier partnership in the United States like it has in some cases in Europe, but that may be changing soon.

Like its predecessor, the highly-recommended OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T is expected to start at $550, far below the $850 to $1000 price tag of most modern flagship handsets.

It's definitely worth pointing out that the OnePlus 6 is already compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T's GSM networks.

OnePlus will partner with T-Mobile to sell its forthcoming OnePlus 6T, according to a report from CNET. OnePlus has had success by bucking the trend and selling direct to consumer, but it's barely made a dent in the overall market.

Out of all the carriers, T-Mobile certainly makes the most sense. Currently, the built-in modems on OnePlus phones aren't compatible with Verizon and Sprint networks. Moreover, T-Mobile's entire brand identity as a younger, cheaper upstart matches exactly what OnePlus has been trying to do, so it's a sensible pairing.

We learned a few months ago that OnePlus was now negotiating partner terms with at least one USA carrier, but we didn't know which one.

We're guessing T-Mo will handle sales of this "specific" OnePlus 6T model itself, presumably both on and offline, although today's report does not explicitly confirm that detail.

Anyway, this is great news for OnePlus.

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