T-Mobile quietly tweaked their prepaid offerings in a number of significant ways. The changes, which are all positive include:
- Unlimited international text messaging is now included with $30, $50, $60, $70 and $80 month monthly plans.
- There's a new $40/month Simple Starter prepaid plan that includes unlimited domestic voice and messaging and 500MB of data. Data is capped on this plan, it shuts off at 500MB and there doesn't seem to be any option to add more. LTE is available and tethering and hotspot are permitted at no extra cost.
- Now through the end of 2014, T-Mobile has discounted its 1GB, 3GB, and 5GB mobile broadband monthly passes by $10/month. The 1GB pass is now $10, 3GB is $20 and 5GB is $30.
|Price||Talk Minutes||Texts||Included Data 5|
|$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 new phone 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
5 Tethering; Using your phone as a mobile WiFi hotspot is permitted at no extra cost on the $40 and higher plans. Tethering data is hard capped at 5GB on the $80 plan.
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