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T-Mobile to Launch ZTE Avid Plus, BlackBerry Priv, and New Simply Prepaid Plans Next Week

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Two new devices will be made available on T-Mobile starting next week. An image supporting news about these two devices has been posted on Reddit and has since circulated among mobile industry fans. The photo details information about the release of the ZTE Avid Plus and the new Simply Prepaid plans T-Mo that will be launching in a few days.

For starters, the ZTE Avid Plus is set for a launch on January 20. The device features a 5-inch display and is powered by a quad-core processor with 8GB of internal storage. Its camera on the back has a 5MP sensor while the front comes with 2MP. Pricing for the Avid Plus has not been disclosed as it will come with the launch article.

Another announcement made on Reddit is the new Simply Prepaid plans that will be made available starting January 24. According to the image, these new plans will come with unlimited talk and text and up to 10GB of data. Its pricing starts at $25. Other features that will be included are mobile hotspot, domestic roaming, visual voicemail, and Data Maximizer (which is another term for Binge On for MetroPCS). Higher priced plans starting from $40 will include the Music Unlimited feature as well, which is also known as Music Freedom.

When these new Simply Prepaid plans launch, they will overlap the current offers available. The current plans have a base price of $40 per month and include unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of 4G LTE data. Succeeding plans are $50 for 3GB of 4G LTE data and $60 for 5GB of 4G LTE data. These current plans don't also offer Music Unlimited and tethering.

The new plans that are launching on January 24 are truly an improvement from T-Mo as they offer both lower priced options and higher-end plans with more high-speed data for their Simply Prepaid customers. Next week will truly be an exciting time for T-Mobile customers with these to look forward to:

  • ZTE Avid Plus launch - January 20
  • New Simply Prepaid Plans launch - January 24
  • BlackBerry Priv launch - January 26
Are you excited about any of these product launches from T-Mo?

Update 1/24: The plan changes are now live:

  • High speed data was increased from 1 to 3 GB on the $40 Simply Prepaid plan, 3  to 5 GB on the $50 plan and 8 to 10 GB on the $60 plan.
  • Simply Prepaid high speed data is no longer throttled to 8 Mbps
  • Simply Prepaid customers can now add calling to and roaming in Mexico and Canada for $5/month
  • Simply Prepaid now includes Music Unlimited, streaming music doesn't count against your data.
  • The new $25 unlimited talk and text plan is not called a Simply Prepaid plan but it does exist. You can find it on the T-Mobile Prepaid site under "Other Plans".

Another less welcome change is that at least some T-Mobile Prepaid SIMs purchased online reportedly come pre-activated on the $3/month pay as you go plan and can no longer be used to activate the $30 "Walmart" plan!

The ZTE Avid Plus is now available. It's priced at $154.99.

Source: TMoNews

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  1. Still not quite as compelling as MetroPCS. I admit it, I'm a Metro fanboi. In December, I used 15GB of data and not one hint of a slow down or problem.

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  2. Yes metro is great. Being a former customer I wanted a better phone then what metro offers. The downside is if you want to to use your own phone as a hotspot then forget it under metros plans. It will only work with there own phones. Unfortunately metros phones are not up to par with the competition.

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    1. Could you use an unlocked motorola nexus 6 on Metro?

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  3. Not really because Tmobile equipment is always at least twice as expensive as at&t, sprint,And well pretty much everybody.

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  4. I'd be excited if T-Mo didn't have a habit of marking up their phone prices.

    Especially since ZTE hardware is a bit...meh.

    Their last budget phone, the Maven, was apparently so underwhelming (with it's oh-so-versatile non-removable battery and locked down unrootable bootloader) that it wound up selling for $20.

    As for the plans, it goes without saying that they'll be a better deal for postpaid customers.

    Regardless, prepaid customers in T-mo's "looks a lot like Sprint" service area will still have cheaper options (like RingPlus).

    Then there's the whole "day's worth of tethering" thing they've got going on, which a net veteran can blow through within the first week.

    What'd be even more exciting is if they announced a Metro-like unlimited plan for $60 which allowed unlimited tethering.

    Now that'd be news with real impact.

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  5. I used 37 GB on T-Mobile $95 Plan, still I getting avg 20-24 mbps. If this is capping, still nice (better than cricket's 8 mbps limit), but T-mobile's plan still not attractive than Cricket's $60 20GB Plan. Here is tip.. if you don't like T-Mobile's limiting on tethering, try to use non-Tmobile devices. I am using $95 plan and tether to another devices still they count as phone usage. I am not sure Metro PCS, I should test later this month..

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    1. "if you don't like T-Mobile's limiting on tethering, try to use non-Tmobile devices"

      Does the TOS on that specific T-Mobile plan you are using prohibit such tethering?

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    2. "still not attractive than Cricket's $60 20GB Plan...."

      ...and it should be pointed out that this particular Cricket plan you mention is long gone, ancient history. Maybe might come back,but no one should get excited or consider it as an alternative to anything because it's simply not there.

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  6. So really, we have no context for what these new plans might be. How can we possibly give an opinion on them? One is as cheap as $25...another has 10gb. That tells us nothing about the actual value of the plans.

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    1. The rules for posting comments do not require you to consider the latest info or facts when posting your opinions about T-Mobile or Sprint. Feel free to post using old, outdated info as several others do.

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  7. I think they can't bit Cricket because T-Mo has horrible signal indoor. I got one 4G bar in my house but three LTE signal bar outside.

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  8. Hard to get excited about these plans next to Metro and Cricket.

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    1. We barely know anything about them, one way or another...or am I missing something?

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  9. I don't think Tmobile is that serious about prepaid.

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  10. All those who ask about the 60 MRC 20GB plan....you only know if you ask....keep your eyes open its coming back for a very short time...dont miss out...yes t-mobile data is faster but voice coverage is that much better...no carrier is perfect though...l have worked for all of them and resold all of them...I will stick with cricket!!!!

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    1. How sure are you about this? Cricket started that promo about this time last year, and I'd love if they did it again. I'd probably jump on it.

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  11. What does domestic roaming mean? does that mean that for $25 a month I will be able to use this prepaid plan in Canada or Mexico?

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    1. You can roam domestically in at&T and regional carriers for talk and SMS.

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  12. Currently only certain tmobile prepaid plans (simple choice I believe) have this perk (Canada Mexico)

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    1. That's international roaming.

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  13. "What does domestic roaming mean?"

    T-Mobile's native network footprint is rather small. By roaming onto AT&T (a network twice as good) T-Mobile becomes a viable national network for voice and text. You are still stuck, though, with the tiny area where you can use your T-Mobile data.

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