Earlier this month we told you that T-Mobile was working to revamp a couple of its pre-paid plans to include unlimited data, and that is finally official as of today.
(Note from David: Except, that data isn't really, truly unlimited. I mean, if you count 2G EDGE [which is what you get when you exceed your cap] as "data," then yes - you can have all the EDGE you can eat. But that's like eating sand. And not beach sand, either - it's dirty playground sand. That is T-Mobile's definition of "unlimited data," and it's nothing but marketing department spew, plain and simple. Anyway, back to the story.)
Post-paid plans have also been revamped with the same unlimited data scheme: if you go over your planned amount, you don't pay more money - the speed just slows down.
Here's a quick look at the new plans; pre-paid first:
- Unlimited talk, text, and data with 100MB of high-speed data for $50
- Unlimited talk, text, and data with 5GB of high-speed data for $70
The $70 deal definitely sounds like the way to go if you use any data at all.
Post-paid plans (single line):
- Unlimited talk, text, and Data with 200MB of high-speed data for $69
- Unlimited talk, text, and Data with 2GB of high-speed data for $79
- Unlimited talk, text, and Data with 5GB of high-speed data for $89
- Unlimited talk, text, and data with 10GB of high speed data for $119
Still not bad at all if you're the type that would rather take advantage of contract pricing for new devices.
Last but not least, family plans also saw a bit of a change:
- Unlimited talk, text, and data with 200MB of high-speed data for $119
- Unlimited talk, text, and data with 2GB of high-speed data for $139
- Unlimited talk, text, and data with 5GB of high-speed data for $159
- Unlimited talk, text, and data with 10GB of high-speed data for $219
Minute-limited account also saw similar changes in the area of data, with similar pricing changes. Hit the links below for more info, or check out the full press release that follows.
New T-Mobile plans feature unlimited data with no overages
BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 23, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced a new suite of family and individual plans that expand on the exceptional value and consumer choice the company provides to make data affordable for families on America’s Largest 4G Network™.
The plans, available for new and existing customers, offer single-line and multiline options with a range of price points for talk or unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data — with no data overages — offering 200 MB, 2 GB, 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data. Each of the plans also includes unlimited nationwide T-Mobile to T-Mobile calling, and unlimited nights and weekends. T-Mobile also continues to offer one of the industry’s most affordable entry-level unlimited data plans, starting at just $10 for 200 MB of high-speed data per billing month.
Beating the competition, T-Mobile’s $139.99 unlimited family plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB of high-speed data offers a savings of more than $350 per person, per year on a two-line annual plan, compared with similar smartphones plans from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.1
“Our new rate plans powered by America’s Largest 4G Network put us in an excellent position to capitalize on the 80 percent of wireless customers in America who want smartphones,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “We’re providing customers with the 4G coverage they need, an exciting portfolio of 4G smartphones, and the value and flexibility to meet the diverse desires of their entire family.”
T-Mobile’s family plans are also more flexible than ever, allowing customers to select different data options and add-a-line features to meet the needs of first-time smartphone consumers, data-hungry young adults and text-centric teens all in one customized package.
The new family and individual plans are available now. To find the T-Mobile plan that best fits their needs, customers can visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
1 Based on comparison against comparable post-paid plans for smartphones from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint; pricing does not include taxes and fees or cost of phone. Plan features and limitations may vary. Data as of May 2011. See T-Mobile.com for additional rate plan and pricing information.
T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.
T-Mobile Offers Monthly4G Plans Featuring
Unlimited Talk, Text and Web With No Annual Contract
BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 23, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced two new No Annual Contract, unlimited Monthly4G plans starting at $50 per month, bringing more choice and value to customers on America’s Largest 4G Network™. The new plans make it easier than ever for customers to step up to a rich data experience across T-Mobile’s entire portfolio of Android™-powered, Windows® Phone and BlackBerry® smartphones without an annual contract.
“Consumers today want more value and simplicity in how they purchase wireless,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “And that’s exactly what we’re delivering with our new Monthly4G plans — providing customers with the nationwide network, great prices and a choice of any of our latest smartphones.”
With Monthly4G plans, customers can enjoy unlimited Talk, unlimited Text and unlimited Web service on their smartphone from T-Mobile. Monthly4G plans start at $50 per month for unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited Web with the first 100 MB of data at up to 4G speeds, or $70 per month for unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited Web with the first 5 GB of data at up to 4G speeds*.
In addition to the Monthly4G No Annual Contract plans, which became available May 22,
T-Mobile continues to offer a 1500 Talk and Text plan with 30 MB of data for $30 per month, as well as Pay As You Go plans for as low as 10¢ per minute for voice calls. To find the T-Mobile plan that best fits their needs, customers can visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
* Monthly4G plans provide access to wireless service for 30 days; capable device required to achieve 4G speeds. After high-speed allotment is used, speeds slowed for remainder of month. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.