You know what's ridiculous about mobile hotspot plans? In many instances, you have to bundle those into your main package, which means you're stuck paying for it throughout the duration of your agreement regardless of whether you use it or not. T-Mobile doesn't think that's fair, so today it has announced four new levels of no contract mobile broadband plans for tablets, hotspots, and laptop dongles, starting with a 300MB 1-week pass for $15 and going up from there.

  • 300MB 1-week pass for $15
  • 1.5GB 1-month pass for $25
  • 3.5GB 1-month pass for $35
  • 5GB 1-month pass for $50

These new plans are definitely a good solution for anyone who needs to use mobile data on their tablet or laptop only occasionally and doesn't want to be stuck with a two-year agreement. They will become available beginning on May 20th.

T-Mobile Introduces New No Annual Contract

Mobile Broadband Service Passes

New Passes, Available May 20, Offer Flexible, More Affordable Access to High-Speed Internet on the Go on an Advanced Lineup of 4G Tablets, Mobile Hotspots and Laptop Sticks

Bellevue, Wash. — May 17, 2012 T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced that its new, flexible and worry-free No Annual Contract mobile broadband service passes will debut May 20, making it easier for customers to enjoy access to high-speed Internet on the gowhenever they want. With T-Mobile’s new, more affordable No Annual Contract data passes, customers can experience T-Mobile’s blazing-fast 4G network speeds across a variety of mobile broadband devices including tablets, mobile hotspots and laptop sticks – with no strings attached.

Starting at just $15, T-Mobile’s lineup of No Annual Contract mobile broadband passes delivers a pay-in-advance, overage-free solution that offers an allotment of mobile data, making it possible for customers to choose a pass that best fits their data needs without committing to a two-year contract:

  • 300MB 1-week pass for $15
  • 1.5GB 1-month pass for $25
  • 3.5GB 1-month pass for $35
  • 5GB 1-month pass for $50

“Although most of our mobile broadband customers choose postpaid rate plans for the best device prices and data rates, we know that many of our customers want the flexibility to be able to experience mobile broadband without committing to an annual contract up front,” said Jeremy Korst, vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With better pricing and new features like an auto-refill option and a simpler purchase experience, T-Mobile’s No Annual Contract mobile broadband passes make it easier and more affordable than ever to experience high-speed Internet on the go on a range of devices.”

T-Mobile® offers a variety of 4G mobile broadband devices that, when connected to T-Mobile’s high-speed 4G network, offer customers fast access to the Web, e-mail, gaming, movies and more, while on-the-go.

  • T-Mobile’s lineup of mobile, connected tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the T-Mobile® SpringBoardwith Google,  deliver a premium on-the-go entertainment and Web experience, making it possible to stream movies on a road trip or shop online while the kids play at the park.
  • The T-Mobile® Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot and the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot are ideal for staying connected on-the-go with colleagues and clients or providing Internet on the go for the family on vacation. Providing simultaneous access to T-Mobile’s 4G network for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, customers can use their mobile hotspots to connect their iPad® devices, laptops, music players, portable gaming devices and e-readers, among other devices, to T-Mobile’s high-speed 4G network.
  • T-Mobile’s laptop sticks, including the HSPA+ 42-enabled Rocket 3.0 USB Laptop Stick, are perfect for customers looking for a blazing-fast mobile Internet connection on their laptop.


T-Mobile’s new No Annual Contract mobile broadband passes are expected to be available beginning May 20 at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retailers and online at http://www.t-mobile.com. More information on T-Mobile’s mobile broadband offerings is available at http://mobile-broadband.t-mobile.com

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/mazdarider23 Alex シ

    WOW looks like T-Mobile might be getting their $H1T straight!! Hopefully other carriers follow......I know AT&T wont, they're greedy A$$H0l3s BUT I'm hoping for Sprint!!

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    I have a dream, of a future, where ALL wireless carriers will offer consumers the ability to buy unsubsidized devices without a service contract as easily as subsidized ones on-contract. I dream of a world where ALL carriers will see the reason in allowing an account to be treated as a single unit, and for billing to be done accordingly letting a single account pool data usage. I dream of a future where consumers have the ability to purchase services that they need and not be forced into purchasing packages that include services they don't need and pay for tiered data when it would make more sense to simply pay a rate based on the amount of data used without needing to worry about overages. I dream of a future where there will be actual 4G coverage in Northern San Diego county because every fucking carrier touts their 4G network, but not a single one operates in my densely populated area. I dream of a future where cellular service providers are not run by geriatric fucks that still use either flip phones or BlackBerries.

    I am going to bed again. Let me know when the future is here.

    • fixxmyhead

      too much MLK in ur head lol

    • Sdfefsefs

      I dream of a time when carriers don't think it's okay and customers accept the fact that 50 dollars for five measly gigabytes is a reasonable price!

  • http://twitter.com/ToysSamurai Toys Samurai

    I wish there's a $5/200Mb 1 day pass.

    • ins0mn1a

      well, there is, as far as i know, a 1 day pass for $1.50 that includes 30MB of 3G/HSPA+ plus unlimited edge. 30Mb is silly of course, but still, that's equivalent to almost 1GB per month, which is sufficient for most people, and you don't get cut off, just slowed down.

  • Banai

    I've had a mobile hotspot on pay as you go for a year now. These are just newer numbers on the same types of old plans. Why is this written to sound like it's a brand new thing?

  • Abe Lincoln: woot master

    No contract $45 unlimited everything at Straight Talk. :)

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      And what is the average download speed, and phone hardware you have to use?

      • Abe Lincoln: woot master

        It's 4G on the AT&T network. My HTC Amaze does OK on speed. But, the speed varies according to tower traffic where I am.

        • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

          Reeeeeeeeeeealy? I am actually on the list for the Republic Wireless this summer and might just leave my contract. I am really tired of the same old shit and poor service while paying so much.

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      And what is the average download speed, and phone hardware you have to use?

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      And what is the average download speed, and phone hardware you have to use?

  • Adam Hunny Bear

    How about:

    300MB 1 week for $10
    1.5GB  1 month for $15
    3.5GB 1 month for $25
    5.0GB 1 month for $35

  • Joe

    ...OR, I could just continue rocking my wifi hotspot on my rooted GNex w/Cyanogen for the low low price of, free! (or until TMo finds a way to screw us out of this, lol).

  • Carlos Miller

    I like the idea of no-contract mobile broadband but T-Mobile is greedy.  I work for a non-profit in North Africa and we can get a full month of unlimited mobile broadband for just twenty bucks.

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