T-Mobile USA has made some changes to its monthly prepaid plans priced at $50 and higher and it's a good news, bad news situation.
The good news is that the $50 and $60 plans now include more high speed data:
- The $50 plan now comes with 1 GB of 4G high speed data instead of 500 MB
- The $60 plan gets a more modest data increase, from 2.5 GB to 3 GB
All four plans include unlimited voice minutes and messaging. They also include unlimited off-network voice and text roaming and limited data roaming. The $50 plan comes with 10 MB of roaming, the $60 and $80 plans include 50 MB roaming and $70 plan gets 100 MB roaming. Using your phone as a WiFi hotspot is allowed on all four plans. Hotspot use on the $80 plan is capped at 5GB.
The old $30/month 1500 (combined minutes and texts) and 30 MB plan, which was only available through T-Mobile stores, is no longer listed on the T-Mobile site and appears to have been discontinued.
There are no changes to T-Mobile's $30 5GB and $35 monthly plans or to the pay per day and pay as you go plans.
The table below summarizes T-Mobile's current monthly plans
|Price||Talk Minutes||Texts||Included Data|
|$30/mo 3||100 (overage 10¢/min)||unlimited||Unlimited (throttled 2 after 5 GB/month)|
|$35/mo||unlimited||unlimited||Data not available|
|$50/mo 4||unlimited||unlimited||Unlimited (throttled 2 after 1 GB/month)|
|$60/mo 4||unlimited||unlimited||Unlimited (throttled 2 after 3 GB/month)|
|$70/mo 4||unlimited||unlimited||Unlimited, (throttled 2 after 5 GB/month)|
|$80/mo 4||unlimited||unlimited||Unlimited, Un-throttled|
3 this plan is available only when activating a phone or SIM purchased at Walmart or when activating a new SIM at prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-activate. If you switch to another plan you can't switch back to the $30/month unlimited data plan except by activating a new SIM and account.
4 For BlackBerry users, BIS is included at no cost on $50 and higher plans.
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