So T-Mobile has just announced a few new prepaid plans with unlimited talk, text and data and 4G which all sounds great until you read the fine print. The three plans are $40, $50 and $60 per month with 1GB, 3Gb and 5GB of 4G LTE on the respective plans and all have unlimited talk, text and data. The fine print comes in with the data as once you use your 4G allotment you’re throttled all the way down to 128k for the rest of the month. What could you possibly do with 128k speeds? I think even downloading emails would be ridiculously slow and trying to load some of these webpages out there wouldn’t even be worth the time as the site would probably be updated by the time it showed up in the browser?! I’ve been looking into a new plan, I’m on AT&T and I pay about $90 per month after taxes and that’s only 450 minutes, the lowest plan, and yes I still have “unlimited” data, but I have no texting plan so I pay 25 cent per text but I honestly hate texting so I try not to ever use it but other people text me so I have to pay for them. I don’t know, for me, for as much as I actually use it, it’s not worth the price and I need to get something cheaper but sadly it seems AT&T is the only company that let’s me get phones calls in my house and I’ve tried others. Anyway, the PR is below if you want to see what the new plans are all about..
T-Mobile today took a bold step to bolster its No.1 position in prepaid wireless introducing Simply Prepaid. The Un-carrier’s new monthly prepaid plan delivers unlimited data, talk and text with 4G LTE data buckets starting as low as $40 a month − all on T-Mobile’s Data Strong nationwide 4G LTE network.
Simply Prepaid is the perfect complement to T-Mobile’s wildly popular Simple Choice plan – and is designed with the same focus on simplicity, fairness and value. While Simply Prepaid has fewer bells and whistles, it comes with lower prices and everything else prepaid customers want, including the nationwide 4G LTE network designed Data Strong.
“There’s a reason the Un-carrier continues to be #1 in prepaid, and it starts with our willingness to break the rules and give customers better choices,” said John Legere, president and CEO for T-Mobile. “We will never stop eliminating customer pain points. The 1.2 million net new prepaid customers who joined T-Mobile last year already see that value, and we have no plans to stop there.”
In 2014 alone, T-Mobile won more than 1.2 million net customers to its prepaid business widening its lead in the category over the other major national providers, who continued to ignore and lose prepaid customers right and left.
Simply Prepaid is as straightforward as it is affordable:
$40 / month for unlimited data, talk and text + up to 1GB of 4G LTE
$50 / month for unlimited data, talk and text + up to 3GB of 4G LTE
$60 / month for unlimited data, talk and text + up to 5GB of 4G LTE
Simply Prepaid customers will also enjoy unique benefits of being a T-Mobile customer like Wi-Fi calling at no extra charge, and with 8 Mbps speeds, they can download a song in under 10 seconds or a 30 min HD TV show in just eight minutes.
The new plan will be available online at t-mobile.com and in T-Mobile retail stores, Simply Prepaid dealer locations and all other authorized retailers starting January 25th.
Taxes & fees additional. Max speed of 8Mbps available to plan allotment; then slowed to up to 128K for rest of account cycle. No tethering. Data Stash, Simple Global, Music Freedom & other Simple Choice features not included. See T-Mobile.com for offer details.