T-Mobile quietly launched a prepaid version of its $45/month Simple Starter Plan. Like its postpaid counterpart, the plan includes unlimited voice and messaging and 2GB of high speed data, minus the high telecom taxes charged on postpaid.
The new plan is an upgrade to the original $40 prepaid Simple Starter plan which comes with 500MB of data and is still available.
The data included with both Simple Starter plans is hard-capped. When the 500MB or 2GB data allowance is used up, data service is suspended for the rest of the plan month. This is in contrast with T-Mobile's $50 and higher priced prepaid monthly plans which include unlimited throttled data after their high speed allotment is used up.
The Simple Starter plans also lack the more expensive plan's unlimited international texting and "Music Freedom", with doesn't count the data used by certain streaming music services against the high speed data allowance.
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