04
Jan
tmo

In this age of tiered data plans, an unlimited option is increasingly hard to come by. Well, little T-Mobile is looking to attract more customers by offering just that – an new unlimited data plan. The carrier already offers an unlimited option on its contract plans, but now that tier is being extended to its popular Monthly4G prepaid service.

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The offering will come in at $70 per-month and replace the current $70 Unlimited talk/text and 5GB data plan. That's a pretty killer deal for anyone already paying for a 5GB soft-cap. This unlimited plan will allow users to pull down as many bytes as they like at full HSPA+ speeds. T-Mobile's non-unlimited plans (which they still confusingly refer to as "unlimited" in some instances) are throttled down to 2G EDGE speeds when the monthly cap is reached.

This just serves to make T-Mobile's prepaid service that much more attractive for anyone waiting on a Nexus 4 from the Play Store. The alternatives just aren't much cheaper, and there are no other unlimited full-speed options. The change happens automatically on January 9th.

[Tmo News]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • TechGuy21

    no thanks 100 MB jesus. rather keep paying simple mobile

    • Yea

      Someone didn't read the full Article..

    • Yeaa

      Someone didn't read the whole article.

      • New_Guy

        Hah! Or look at the bottom of the ad in the picture :)

      • DC

        Ah, and Someone (you) didn't use their brain.

        Ok, I read the full article, but she's talking about the $50 plan, which DOES say 100MB, so I'm confused as to what the critique is. Given that she said Simple Mobile ($45), comparing it to that $50 is most likely what she was talking about. You don't HAVE to read the full article, it's STILL gonna be $50 for what was referenced.

        • thetuminatr

          for $50 simple mobile give you unlimited talk text and web, so at the same price the tmobile plan only gives you 1oomb

          • Klaine

            And straight talk is five dollars less. Both throttle even though they refuse to tell you when

          • Kevin

            Yes ST and Net10 unlimited is NOT unlimited. They will cut you off. if your lucky you will get a warning that your using to much of the unlimited plan. Cant wait for the law suits

          • fixxmyhead

            simple mobile throttles u. trust me i used to have them

          • Alexander Fooston

            Except it's not actually unlimited.

    • Alexander Fooston

      And get a hard cutoff at around 2.5GB? No thanks, I'll pay $20 more for full unlimited.

      Also, RTFA.

      • Klaine

        Great 4u but majority of users barely use 1GB. Don't need unlimited unless u stream a lot and don't use wifi

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    I was hoping this counted for the $30 a month plan but alas, no.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.selene James Selene

    I use VirginMobile and get unlimited no-contract talk, texts and 4G for $55/mo. If you can live with 300 minutes, its only $35/mo.

    • http://twitter.com/mugabuga Max Anderson

      Virgin Mobile is capped at 2.5GB a month. And it's Sprint, and their coverage is garbage.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ajac09 Anthony Evans Jr

        tmobiles isnt much better... but at least on tmbile prepaid you can use ANY GSM phone and once LTE goes live that will be just as good to and god I miss the Tmobile girl in her pink dress she was so damn fine then .. now ug

        • Hesster

          TMO is much faster than Virgin Mobile if you're in a 4G area. Where I live, TMO 4G phones can pull over 20 Mbps.

      • Pyrotek85

        I just left Virgin Mobile. Good price but the data speeds were horrible for me, I'm talking 0.2 to 0.5 Mbps, even in a big city like Philly. This wasn't a 4G plan, but that's far slower than what 3G should be too.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperElvisfreshlyATT Freshly_Snipes

        Don't explain it to these no0bs. Let them live in "Unlimited Dream Land".

  • http://twitter.com/mckinley120 mckinley120

    If you know how to manage your data and talk caps on android, the $30 prepaid plan is unbeatable.

    • Paul_Werner

      That's what I went with. So easy to manage this and save $$

    • yarrellray

      Glad to see prepaid customers getting the chance to use some great unlimited data usage. Tmobile is kicking major ass in the carrier game.

      • PAPINYC

        Go pay your bill before T-Mobile shuts off your PrePaid Non-LTE 4G service. And, put a 'wig on it' to cover that Whoopi Goldberg butt fÜgly face of yours'!!

        • QwietStorm

          What

        • yarrellray

          Poor guy must be talking about his mommy...

          • http://www.facebook.com/stormcityusa Storm Millenium

            U are ugly as hell tho

          • Richard Yarrell

            Dum as poor Storm. I got your girl here with me.

          • squiddy20

            1. It's spelled "dumb ass". You really need to work on your spelling skills before insulting others about how "dumb" they are, when you can't even spell simple 4 letter words...
            2. Congratulations on a comeback a month after the fact. Want a cookie?

          • Richard Yarrell

            Piss on yourself Ms. Squiddy20

          • squiddy20

            Hmm... no thanks. Nice try though. Glad to see all you can come up with is this pitiful little "insult". Try harder next time, with facts.

          • helloidiot

            take your spellin crap and ram it up your crack !

          • helloidiot

            lol, its the return of the spellin COP! oink oink when you have
            nothing better to say, you actually lower yourself to the spelling rant

        • Richard Yarrell

          This guy is such a twat. Go shit on yourself bozo. Piss on PAPINYC

  • kindrudekid

    so after the cap is it on 3g or 2g?

    • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

      2G, unfortunately.

  • http://www.WonhoPhoto.com/ Frank Lee

    For a dude who's on T-Mobile pay-as-you-go plan right now, and also planning to upgrade to Nexus 4, this sounds fucking amazing.

    • blueasian

      lol..use callingmart.com too, there's a discount on top of no taxes! i think last time i recharged, it was only 68 dollars for 70 dollars to the plan?

      • http://twitter.com/Delanoact1 Frank Delano

        No more discounts, T-Mobile stopped it.

        • Romdude

          Unless you're grandfathered in.

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

    Finally! I'm glad it's an option now but not too keen on the price. Might have to stick with the $30 and 5gb for a while.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jwei1992 Jon Nomoreyolo Wei

    I have the 30 plan, and I barely reach 5 GB a month. Most I've hit was 3.8. It's a awesome plan.

  • ianoopt

    The $30 plan does everything for me on my Nexus 4. Still its good to know these better options.

    • http://twitter.com/SumanjiWorld Suman Gandham

      How exactly does Monthly Prepaid work? Do you have to keep buying prepay cards every months, or can you just set it up as a rolling monthly deal which bills you automatically? The $30 unlimited data plan on T-Mo seems pefect!

      • missinginput

        You can add a card to your account from tmobile.com and set it to auto renew

      • ianoopt

        Also the $30 plan is not unlimited. The data cap is 5GB a month.

        • Hesster

          It is unlimited in the sense they never cut you off. Just after 5GB they throttle you down to about twice the speed of dial-up.

          • Amber

            Better than Metro PCS. I have their "unlimited" 4g data plan yet I got throttled and my speed is 140kbps max.

  • ltredbeard

    if only it was possible to get a nexus 4

  • mechapathy

    Can't wait. T-mobile keeps making it harder for me to resist pulling the trigger.

  • Winski

    This will work ONLY IF YOU LIVE IN THE RANGE OF A NEW 'MODERNIZED' CELL TOWER. MOST PEOPLE DON'T...

    CHECK FIRST BEFORE YOU LEAP!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/ao9news andy o

      Someone just discovered how smartphones work. Now, to learn how caps lock works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Hancock/1593781064 Caleb Hancock

    No deal is better than the $30 5gb plan and no phone is a better deal than the nexus 4. Even if you go over your minutes its 10 cents a minute not bad at all. Plus you can use Vonage mobile to place free calls on WiFi/data

    • nviz22

      How do

      • nviz22

        Edit: How do you address the limit of 100 minutes? Just use VOIP?

        • http://www.facebook.com/stormcityusa Storm Millenium

          Thats what I do. Unless you can get T-Mobile to put unlimited Wi-fi calling on ur $30 plan, then VOIP apps like Talkatone, Bobsled, and Skype is how I suffice with the plan and 100 min allotment.

  • Alex

    Good deal Month of December I went over the 5GB to 7GB to this will be ...Awesome...

    • Ryan Stuckmaier

      Using 5 GB on HSPA+ is one thing but how did you manage 2GB more on Edge??

  • Paul

    But why not go to Simple Mobile, or Family Mobile or even Straight Talk Simple Mobile?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1710314881 Aaron Cooper

      I have Simple Mobile with my Nexus 4, and they throttle you after 1 GB to edge speeds...

    • jesse4685

      You know all those prepaid carriers you named are all owned by tmobile.

      • Klaine

        No they're not. They're owned by Tracfone but use T-Mobile network. ST let's you use AT&T too

    • Hesster

      Because that involves dealing with TracFone, which has some shady business practices. Their "unlimited data" is strictly limited to web browsing. It's against their ToS to watch streaming video, download podcasts or streaming audio, and a whole buttload of other restrictions. If they decide you're using too much, they throttle you hard or worse, cancel your account. Not that they tell you how much is too much, you get the fun of guessing.

      I'm on the 100 minute/5GB plan, but I'll be switching to this plan ASAP. I need my phone for business calls, and all the VOIP apps I've tried left me unsatisfied so I can use the minutes.

      Plus I live alone and I'm rarely home, so I don't see the use in paying for home internet. My smartphone has an HDMI out port. Now I can stream movies and watch them on my big screen.

      • JLM

        I on the $30 plan and I've gone over my minutes by about 200, which cost an extra $20. If I start getting anywhere close to going over by 400 minutes or using up the 5 Gigs I will consider it but most months I don't see myself paying more than $50. Just a thought.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    $30 plan +Nexus 4 = Hell Yeah!!! If I go over 100 minutes it's only 10 cents per so it works out great.

  • Hey you guyssssss

    Did the prices change for 2yr. contract, is it $10 more because of the subsidised phone price.

    • Tee

      And why does the speed decrease when data cumulates? Cheating has always been called 'cheating'. If the speed is limited, the plan is not 'unlimited'.

      Greetings from Europe, that is.

  • dude

    Its capped at 10,000GB a month, but even with T-Mobile DualCell HSPA speed, its impossible to download that much data in a month. Although with LTE, it would even be more compelling. But even T-Mobile 3G latency is fast enough for me for online fps.

  • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

    No word on removing the "first 200MB at 4G speed" limitation from the $3 Pay-By-The-Day plan? You know, as to make it really unlimited...
    Or, at least, after reaching the 200MB limit, reduce the speed to 3G, not 2G :(

  • spydie

    crap, the $50 one is still limited to 100 mb. On the other hand, for $40/mo, you can go with Simple Mobile (T-mobile's "virgin wireless" or "boost") and get 250 mb/mo with the same unlimited talk/text. I tried Simple Mobile for a couple months, then wanted to port my ATT number over to it, but they are unable to do that like all the other carriers can... you have to do it when you sign up for Simple Mobile, so I dropped them and went to T-mobile so I could get my number away from my contract ATT plan. Now that I've had them for a month and used up my 100 mb, I'm switching back to Simple Mobile and taking my number with me this time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Drizzy-Rojas/100000186636833 Alexander Drizzy Rojas

    I have my nexus 4 (received on the 31st), and a 5gb plan, I'm all set :D.

  • Elias

    Weird. I thought the main advantage of pay-as-you-go were the rates, smaller than on contract. $60 for 2gb sounds like rape. I can get 2gb for $30 at the greatest speeds available on the third world (hspa), and this ain't cheap. However, $70 for unlimited data at 4g speeds seem reasonable to substitute a regular home subscription

  • Elias

    This $70 plan would be awesome to replace a home data connection if you have no provider in your region; other than that, this thing is a rip-off. $60 for 2gb? Even on the third world I can get it for half the price at hspa speeds (which are the best available anyway)

  • carlos W

    look at the coverage map prepaid vs contract map of state LA big diffrence in 4g covage

  • kchase77

    Can I use this $70 prepaid for my home Internet? Is it a good idea and, if so, how do I hook up my Mac?

  • Luis Osorio

    I'am the T-Mobile customer every month I'pay $50 a month unlimited plan for my Samsung Exhibit II 4G Now Galaxy Exhibit 4G later I'put $70 unlimited turbo unfortunately the 5GB of data is no longer available on $70 unlimited plan is now $70 unlimited data 4G unlimited turbocharged internet 4G unlimited everything...

  • Jason

    May the truth be known the joke of unlimited this is.

    45 /MO.

    UNLIMITED TALK, TEXT

    & HIGH-SPEED WEB

    PLAN

    Unlimited talk, text and High-Speed web on the GoSmart nationwide network.Up to 5GB of High-Speed web (5GB at 3G speeds, then 2G speeds for the rest of the cycle).Web speeds appropriate for usage that requires more bandwidth, such as streaming video or downloading large files or applications.No charges for long-distance or roaming within the U.S.

    INCLUDED

    SERVICES

    VOICEMAIL

    CALL WAITING

    CALLER ID

    3-WAY CALLING

    CALL FORWARDING TO VOICEMAIL ONLY

    OPTIONAL

    SERVICES

    $5 International Texting Service$10 International Texting and Calling Service BundleFree Web Guard to restrict access to web content

    PLAN

    LENGTH

    $45 for 30 days

  • aj

    If your on wifi that doesn't use your data, correct ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005819791788 Mike Sanders

    To set up T-Mobile for a Nexus 7 - Data Plan: Put the sim card in and turn on the device...

    1. Go to setting and turn off wifi.
    2. Select Data UsageMore and select Mobile Networks
    3. Select T-Mobile
    4. The Pull Down notification center will show a ? mark on the cellular bars
    5. Pull down the notification center and there is a selection for t-mobile activation
    6. A web page opens with the activation form...

    Also if you mess-up and don't get the notification panel... Just open Chrome and it will go to the same page with wifi turned off...

    If this helped you... Visit iMindAmbiEnce.com and check out our new app...

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