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Leaked Document Reveals T-Mobile's Simple Choice Data-Only Plan to Public

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If given the chance, would you go for a phone plan that doesn't include voice calls? Apparently, there are some people who are interested in a Data-Only plan. As evident on a leaked T-Mobile document, it appears like the Un-carrier will be offering their new Simple Choice Data-Only rate plans starting tomorrow, March 30.

According to earlier reports, this Data-Only plan would include unlimited texting and data. Since the plans do not include the usual voice service, subscribers under the plan would have to use an Internet-based calling app like Skype or Whatsapp. It seems like the Data-Only plan is geared towards millennials that don't use their phones that much for voice calls but for texting, Web surfing, and accessing other apps. By introducing the Data-Only plans, T-Mobile would shake up the whole mobile phone industry and could entice new customers to switch to them.

The Data-Only plan is available in six options:

  • 2GB - $20 per month
  • 6GB - $35 per month
  • 10GB - $50 per month
  • 14GB - $65 per month
  • 18GB - $80 per month
  • 22GB - $95 per month
Each monthly plan comes with unlimited texting and is only available for GSM devices, much like the ones used with AT&T and T-Mobile. For BlackBerry users who wish to get the Data-Only plan, the device needs to have BlackBerry 10 OS installed or have the BlackBerry Priv, which runs on Android OS.

But while we're only learning about T-Mobile's Data-Only plans, a spokesman for the Un-carrier has clarified the leaked document. As it turns out, the Data-Only plans have been available for some time already. The leaked document just displays the increased data on the plans, which will be taking effect tomorrow. These plans have been created specifically for individuals with a hearing problem but are still available to anyone. This is why T-Mobile hasn't spent a lot on its marketing.

But who knows? Maybe if enough people will want the Data-Only plans, T-Mobile will be compelled to make this an option for prepaid too? Would you go for a Data-Only plan?

Update 3/30/2016 A new Wall Street Journal article is reporting that T-Mobile says that the data only plans are only be available at T-Mobile stores, not online. The plans are for phones only  and will include unlimited texting, voice calls (other than 911) will be blocked. A T-Mobile employee posting on Reddit says the plans are also available through telesales and that the customers on the data-only Simple Choice plans can use T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) to finance phone purchases. EIP is not available to prepaid accounts so these plans are postpaid plans with higher postpaid taxes.

Source: CNET

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  1. T-Mobile, the pioneer of SECRET PLANS!!!!

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  2. Price + 15% - 20% tax is way too expensive. Consider T-Mobile Walmart $30 5GB is much better (100min, no tax, refill buying on eBay save even more).
    If you have business, you can have 5GB for only $15 including tax at http://bluegreenmobile.com/

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    1. That's right! Nobody tops the $30 secret plan! I've been on it for 2+ years and no other plan comes close!

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  3. Confusing article, I thought this was for prepaid but at the end it remains a question.

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  4. I assume 911 still works?

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  5. T-Mobile basically already has this, their data only sims work in phones already and a phone number included. I guess officially allowing it might make more people sign up.

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    1. Data only TMO SIMs will not work in TMO phones. You will see the dreaded Upsell page. Unbranded or AT&T phones work, usually.

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    2. My tablet SIM that has free service works in one of my smartphones for data only (not a T-Mobile phone).

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  6. After the 10gig $50 plan it's not that compelling. The 2/6/10 gig plans seem like solid deals, are they post pay?

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  7. Tethering hot-spot included I assume ?

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised if it's not included.

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  8. If Verizon or AT&T had the misinformation that T-Mobile does on their websites you'd be ripping them a new one, not a peep about god in heaven T-Mobile, they list plans that haven't even existed in months.

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  9. Anything after 50 dollars You need to sign up for a unlimted plan with MetroPCS for 60 and no tax.

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  10. Just checked a few details through chat. This is a post paid plan. Data only is not currently available on prepaid. The texting includes MMS. A credit card is required to be on file with the account. Relatively confident this agent knew what he was talking about.

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  11. If it's anything like the tablet plans, the plans have no taxes or fees so $20 cost $20 and have unlimited texts.

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  12. What about music freedom and binge on?

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  13. This is a laugh. I am still on Sprint's Framily plan 3GB data for $35.00, and I get to make phone calls too! Nobody cancels this plan anymore because it's the cheapest way to go. They are still adding new customers to existing Framily codes too.

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