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
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.