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T-Mobile Removes $95 Simple Choice Prepaid Plan Option from Lineup

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When T-Mobile announced its plan to replace its postpaid plans with the new T-Mobile ONE, its customers responded negatively prompting the carrier to change their tactic with the new postpaid plan. Instead of replacing the plans, T-Mo announced that the only plan that would be changed (for the meantime) would be the $95 postpaid plan.

A few days after the announcement was made, T-Mobile's $95 Simple Choice Prepaid plan looks to have been removed from the options under T-Mobile's prepaid plan offerings. This is the same plan that offered unlimited talk, text as well as 14GB of un-throttled 4G LTE data usage. The plan also came with Music Freedom, Binge On, and coverage in Mexico and Canada.

Now that the plan has been removed, there are many who speculate that the carrier will be making T-Mobile ONE available for prepaid. The plan currently comes with unlimited talk, messaging and data in US, Canada and Mexico as well as unlimited texting to more than 140 countries. The plan also includes mobile hotspot speeds throttled to 2G and video streaming at 480p quality. All of this costs $70 per month. Customers may opt to add un-throttled hotspot for $15 for every 5GB and high definition video streaming for $25 per month per line.

In addition to the plan inclusions, customers may add additional lines on one T-Mobile ONE account. This will cost $70 (first line), $50 (second line), and $20 (third line and up). If more lines are needed (beyond eight), it may be added at $30 per month. A smartwatch or tablet may also be added on the plan for $5 and $20 per month, respectively.

While there's still no word on when T-Mobile ONE will be available for prepaid, customers may still continue to choose from one of the currently available Simple Choice Prepaid plans:

  • $50 Simple Choice Prepaid Plan - comes with unlimited talk, text and data with first 2GB of 4G LTE data
  • $65 Simple Choice Prepaid Plan - comes with unlimited talk, text and data with first 6GB of 4G LTE data
  • $80 Simple Choice Prepaid Plan - comes with unlimited talk, text and data with first 10GB of 4G LTE data
These plans may be used in Mexico and Canada. They also include music streaming that doesn't go against the allotted data on the plan. For $65 plans and higher, Binge On is available at 480p video streaming quality. Both the $65 and $80 plans also include Data Stash, which rolls over any unused data for up to a year.


Source: PrepaidMobilePhoneReviews

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  1. One thing I don't get about Bing on is if you're using YouTube for instance, are you supposed to manually change the video quality manually, leave it on highest setting, auto or what?

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    1. YouTube will detect the throttling and deliver lower quality video automatically. You don't need to do anything.

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  2. if its just about throttling and not a specific bing on app, then why can't I just set it at 720 and just wait longer to buffer the clip?

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  3. 50 dollars for 2GB on T-Mobile? Hmmmm...let me think...

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  4. "T-mo removes one plan, replaces it with nothing"

    Wow, this time it's LITERALLY nothing.

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  5. Dennis: Why 2GB plan is so costly?. Its MVNOs are giving for half the cost (Ex: TPO).

    I heard it costs Tmobile $5-$8 for 2GB plan actually. Rest all profits only. Is this true?

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    1. Ever heard the expression "Charging what the market will bear"? Businesses set prices to maximize profits not to just recover costs.

      I don't get to look at T-Mobiles' books but $5 to $8 sounds a little low when you include things like support and customer acquisition costs and the costs of maintaining the infrastructure,

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  6. Where did you get these prepaid prices listed in your article? Are these new and not even on their site yet? The prices on their U.S. site are different...

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    1. Simple Choice Prepaid Plans | Unlimited Talk, Text & Data $50/Mo. If you see different prices you are probably looking at T-Mobile's Simply Prepaid plans which are cheaper but have fewer features.

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    2. I'm paying $40 and getting 3GB....

      http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-monthly-plans?icid=WMD_PD_Q316SMPLYP_A2JDV3G2OP5670

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    3. Correct, I don'r get Binge On or Data stash....


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  7. the walmart tmobile plan is
    •100 minutes talk
    •Unlimited text
    First 5GB at up to 4G speeds; speeds reduced thereafter

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    1. 100 minutes is far too little, especially when additional minutes cost way too much.

      If you spend just a few hours on the phone over the course of an entire month, you could easily wind up paying the same $60 that'd get you unlimited talk and data on Metro.

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    2. I think Metro is a better deal overall

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    3. 100 minutes is not too little, if you're smart and do your calling through Google voice and Hangouts (that is, use data for your calls)

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    4. It isn't.

      For $40 / $50, you can get the T-mo plans with T-mo Tuesdays included, plus 5% off refills at Target.com (providing you have a Redcard).

      Unless you need more than 10GB of data, like if you're using a smartphone as your only internet capable device, Metro just isn't competitive.

      Of course, that's the point.

      T-mo isn't interested in waging a price war with themselves, so they've made Metro's unlimited plan its only real selling point.

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