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Confirmed: New T-Mobile Prepaid Plans, Including T-Mobile ONE Prepaid, Launched Mar 26

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Update 3/26: The new plans are now live on the T-Mobile site. The $30 100 minutes, 5 GB and $3 PayGo plans were not discontinued as some had feared. T-Mobile's seven other prepaid plans were discontinued and replaced with three new plans.

Update 3/27: It looks like the $30 5 GB 100 minute plan was discontinued after all. It was still listed on the T-Mobile's Prepaid Plans page yesterday but is gone today. In addition, TMONews is reporting that T-Mobile has confirmed to them that the $30 plan is gone.


Here's the new T-Mobile Prepaid plan lineup effective 3/27/2017:
  • $3/month "Pay As You" with 30 minutes or texts then 10¢ per additional minute or text. 
  • $45/month Simply Prepaid with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 4 GB at high speed. 50 MB of domestic data roaming is included.
  • $55/month Simply Prepaid with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 6 GB at high speed. 100 MB of domestic data roaming is included.
  • $75/month T-Mobile ONE Prepaid with unlimited talk, messaging and high speed data. Data speeds are subject to de-prioritization after using 30 GB. 200 MB of domestic data roaming is included.
The $45 and $55  plans include Music Unlimited which means that audio streaming doesn't count against your high speed data limit.

The $75 plan includes calls to and roaming in Mexico and Canada.

Hotspot is available on all plans. Hotspot data is at high speed up to plan limits except on the $75 unlimited plan where it's throttled to "3G" speeds at all times.

All plans include Data Maximizer which throttles video to 1.5 mbps resulting in 480p quality. Users on all plans except the unlimited plan can opt-out of Data Maximizer for free. Unlimited plan users can't opt out of Data Maximizer but but can purchase 24 hour HD passes for $3. The HD passes provide un-throttled video streaming on the phone only, streaming over hotspot is throttled to 1.5 mbps.

The original 3/22 post is below:

I'm treating this as a rumor because I can't independently confirm it, but it looks like T-Mobile will be making some big changes to its prepaid plan lineup.

On Reddit, user SMFD21, who appears to work for a T-Mobile dealer,  is reporting that T-Mobile will launch three new T-Mobile Prepaid plans on Sunday March 26, 2017. the new plans are:

  • $45/month Simply Prepaid with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 4 GB at high speed
  • $55/month Simply Prepaid with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 6 GB at high speed
  • $75/month T-Mobile ONE Prepaid with unlimited talk, messaging and high speed data
Based on comments on the Reddit thread, including some from verified T-Mobile employees, it looks like the new plans might replace all of T-Mobile's current prepaid plans, including the $30 100 minutes, 5 GB plan that 's popular with some Prepaid Phone News readers.

When T-Mobile discontinues a plan, it's not available to new customers and current customers on other plans can't switch to it. But T-Mobile has always been very good about grandfathering current users on a plan when it's discontinued. So if T-Mobile actually does discontinue your plan you will get to keep it as long as you don't switch to a different plan. 

Here are all the current T-Mobile Prepaid Plans. If you want one of these plans, I recommend switching to it by Saturday in case it gets discontinued:

  • $3/month "Pay As You" with 30 minutes or texts then 10¢ per additional minute or text 
  • $30/month 100 minutes, unlimited messages and data with the first 5 GB at high speeds
  • $40/month Simply Prepaid with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 3 GB at high speed
  • $50/month Simply Prepaid with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 5 GB at high speed
  • $50/month Simple Choice with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 2 GB at high speed
  • $60/month Simply Prepaid with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 10 GB at high speed
  • $65/month Simple Choice with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 6 GB at high speed
  • $80/month Simple Choice with unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 10 GB at high speed
  • $95/month Simple Choice with unlimited talk, messaging and high speed data, including 14 GB of high speed hotspot
The difference between Simple Choice and Simply Prepaid plans is that Simple Choice plans include the following features that Simply Prepaid plans lack: unlimited international texts, unlimited calls to and roaming in Mexico and Canada; and on $65 and higher Simple Choice Plans; Binge On unlimited video streaming and Data Stash rollover data.

Source: Reddit

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  1. Thanks for the great summary of the current plans ... I've always found it nearly impossible to get a clear picture of T-Mobile's plans from its website. On another note, I'm not on board with the trend toward more and more data, as I continue to pay for far more than I use. I think a cafeteria-type plan such as US Mobile's will be right for me.

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    1. Check this page out as well: http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2012/01/prepaid-carrier-profile-t-mobile.html

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  2. The T-Mobile $30/month plan is such a good deal that I am going to activate one to resell, just in case then eliminate it.

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    1. It was a few years ago but really what's so special about it now, remember total wireless has 5gigs unlimited TALK and text on VERIZON $35. With the ability to add dirt cheap data that never expires.

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    2. Do you have to fund it when activating?

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    3. I would never give my money to Total Wireless / Carlos Slim. They throttle and have poor customer support. I don't want a dirt cheap company.

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    4. Amen to no Carlos Slime brands.
      If I'm looking for a VZW MVNO boom! Mobile is usually my first stop these days for most users needs.

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    5. If you want 5GB fast plus unlimited slow data on Boom! you have to pay $45, not $30. That is 50% more. Boom!

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    6. If you want actual effectual customer service and service that doesn't mysteriously "disappear" your data allotment you don't want total.

      If you want voice roaming you don't want total.

      If you want messaging roaming you don't want total.

      If you want data roaming you don't want total.

      If you want data tethering you don't want total.

      If you don't want to have to add taxes to that plan you don't want total. The TOTAL is really $40 out the door.

      TLDR: You don't want total.

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  3. What does this mean? It seems to me, your paragraph is contradicting itself.
    The difference between Simple Choice and Simply Prepaid plans is that Simply Prepaid plans include the following features that Simply Prepaid plans lack:

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    1. Typo. I've corrected it to "...Simple Choice plans include the following features that Simply Prepaid plans lack...".

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  4. They couldn't make the T-Mobile One Plan $65? If they're is no Cap on data its fine but $75, Come on

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    1. Postpaid ONE plan is $75 before the auto-pay discount. And really, T-Mobile would rather sign up for postpaid...provided you're a reliable customer, of course.

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  5. Is there any kind of Auto-Pay discounts ($5.00?) that come along with the new plans or any of the current T-Mobile prepaid plans.

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    1. There's no auto-pay discount on the current T-Mobile Prepaid plans. We won't know about the new plans until they are officially announced or go live.

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  6. EXPENSIVE THAN ATT & VERIZON!!!

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  7. Does the new prepaid T-Mobile 1 include taxes and fees like on postpaid?

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  8. I've got the grandfathered 10 cents / minute plan from years ago. Wonder if that will be double grandfathered?

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  9. $55 for 6GB? How about $50 for 7GB on Verizon ?, international texting included. Tmobile is following AT&T when giving out a stupid lineup

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    1. Too early to say - wait for the plans. If they give free music streaming, Binge On, etc. then Tmo will be better for some people.

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  10. $45 for 4GB? Really? How about $40/line for unlimited everything on Metro PCS? (2lines). If you sell a product no one wants to buy it, so what's the point?

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  11. So they are eliminating binge-on, on anything below the $75 unlimited plan, what about music freedom?

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    1. FWIW, Music Freedom is gone on the postpaid side. They say since ONE is unlimited, there's no point to zero-rating services/providers.

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    2. "FWIW, Music Freedom is gone on the postpaid side. They say since ONE is unlimited, there's no point to zero-rating services/providers."

      Good, that fits with net neutrality. A great idea, even though it is now defunct.

      T-Mobile's "freedom" and "binge" schemes to find you for consuming music or video content from providers it simply happened to dislike was wrong, wrong, wrong.

      Having unlimited pretty much solves the problem, as it makes T-Mobile's scheme to censor disliked content even sillier.

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    3. Tom Wheeler, the NN Czar said Binge On did NOT violate net neutrality. So Binge On and Music Freedom were RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT moves for T-Mobile and their happy customers.

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    4. "Tom Wheeler, the NN Czar said Binge On did NOT violate net neutrality."

      Yet, it did violate the letter and the spirit of the law.

      "So Binge On and Music Freedom were RIGHT, RIGHT,"

      Only if you like then-illegal censorship, and love companies punishing you for doing the "Wrong" (yet legal) thing with the data you already bought.

      Good God man, if Tim Legere started burning books in the middle of Times Square, you'd be there to defend him.

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    5. "FWIW, Music Freedom is gone on the postpaid side. They say since ONE is unlimited, there's no point to zero-rating services/providers."

      It is good that it is gone, or at least diminishing in some places. It was very anti-consumer, as it fined customers for using the data with providers that T-Mobile didn't like.... as opposed to something truly pro-consumer: zero-rating all content regardless of what the customers chose.

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    6. "Only if you like then-illegal censorship..."

      I was with you up to this point. What censorship was being practiced under BO/MF?

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  12. I wonder what happens to the Walmart $30 Sim kits that are specifically for the 5gb /100 min plan. I have a couple that I haven't used yet.

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    1. i think that if you don't activate them by saturday, you lose them.

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  13. Any word on tethering, as expected I'm sure TMobile's roll-out when and if these plans come to fruition will be vague as always.

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    1. All of T-Mobile's current Simply Prepaid plans include tethering. I suspect the new ones will too.

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  14. Is TMobile basically done with binge-on and music​ freedom?

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  15. The $75 one plan basically replaces the $95 plan which was already overpriced IMHO.

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  16. How can TMobile ask Verizon prices!

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  17. haha bye bye secret $30 5gb plan. ok grandfathered. but will soon really finally be so secret for real that no one can get it anymore.

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  18. UBS Analyst John Hodulik explains why a Sprint-T-Mobile hookup makes sense this year: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/t-mobile-sprint-deal-could-be-first-attempted-m-a-domino-to-fall-ubs-says

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  19. Ironically I switched back to the $30 plan over the weekend, had to call in and the rep tried to sell me on the $40 plan but he switched me in a matter of minutes.

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  20. GoPhone still offers 6GB with rollover for $43 (after taxes and autopay).

    If that's not enough, Metro bumps it up to Unlimited for a flat $50.

    In comparison, these new plans just don't have any appeal.

    3GB/$30 and 6GB/$40 (sans taxes) are the next step in this ongoing price war, and my device will house the sim of whoever goes there first.

    Until then, T-mo can keep scamming normies for all I care.

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    1. Use The New Spring Break CallingMart Discount Codes and you can get that At&T 6 GB Plan down to $40.50/Month

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    2. I'd prefer not to stock up on airtime unless the discount is 25% or more, just in case GoPhone ever pulls a Tracfone.

      Instead, I'd rather just set and forget autopay until I have the time to root, configure and transfer everything over to a T-mo phone, at which point I'll give Mint Sim a try.

      10GB/mo for $33 is too good to pass up, and it'll probably be more than a year before Unlimited data ever gets close to that price point.

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  21. They are removing $3 month plan???

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    1. Good question

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    2. No. That's not what this article says.

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  22. They want to be a T-rizon wireless.

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    1. "hey want to be a T-rizon wireless."

      If that means Verizon level coverage from T-Mobile then bring it on. I'm tired of having just two carrier choices if I want to use my phone.

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    2. Verizon level coverage is years away, and that's assuming Verizon doesn't do anything about its coverage in those years.

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  23. AT&T
    65 - Unlimited
    45 - 6 GB

    Verizon
    40 - 2GB
    50 - 7GB
    70 - 12GB

    Sprint
    45 - 4GB
    55 - 5GB
    65 - unlimited

    I think ATT is cheap and Sprint is overpriced.

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    1. The Sprint network is so bad, that the RingPlus nearly free plans were just about the only thing where you paid a fair price for Sprint service. And that is gone.

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    2. I'm paying 50 for 5GB with rollover on Verizon. Is it Walmart that gets you 7GB? Does that have rollover? How would I switch to that plan? Sorry for all the questions

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    3. Yes JeffMN 5GB plus 2GB Walmart Exclusive Plan is the exact same plan as your current 5GB VZW PP Plan. To get this plan you need to Buy the $50 Walmart Sold VZW SIM Kit (Includes $45 airtime). From what I Have read the new VZW PP Sim will bring up the Walmart Exclusive 5GB plus 2GB Bonus Plan in your myVerizon App on your device. Just change plan when it is best for you.

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    4. Switching to the Walmart plan is not straight forward for current Verizon Prepaid customers. You have to call and be very specific as to what you want. See Easy switching rules from Verizon prepaid to Walmart Verizon Prepaid for step by step instructions.

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    5. How Do I Access The VZW Walmart exclusive offers - 7GB & 12GB Prepaid Plans? Call the Pre-paid Team at 888-294-6804.

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    6. Thank you for this information. Sounds easy enough

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  24. At&t new 45 6gb 40 with autopay is better than this what is T-mo thinking SMH! My mom who don't use phone much upgraded plan today from 30 no data plan to this without auto pay she get refill of calling mart and pay 40ish better deal than autopay. Lately, data speeds have been congested during the day. I'mma compare my mom's At&t data speeds next to my T-mo 30 plan speeds. If the congestion don't get better I mite switch to At&t. I've been with T-mo for seven plus years this stint and live in Houston so coverage is fine for me for the most part but I use data mainly to stream stuff off my jailbroken device. But, T-mo lately hasnt' even averaged 10mps throughtout the day I have to wait until real late to see them speeds. About time T-mo readjust that NO SO SCRECT PLAN and maybe offer add on min packs for it or increase plan 5 bucks for 1500-2000 mins.

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  25. Sounds to me like MINT mvno which uses TMobile towers is a better deal.

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  26. These newer phones with android 6 and 5+ inch screens use approximately 1/2 gb each month updating apps and syncing email. Mobile websites such as CNN now play videos when you visit their websites which uses another 1-2 gb each month. All smartphone users need unlimited data or there is no sense in daily charging and carrying around these large and heavy devices for 14 hours a day if not going to use them at least 5 -7 hours each day with unlimited 4g data. Tmobile's $30 5gb plan is only a secret for those that have that plan and are constantly reminding people to text them and not call them

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    1. You may need unlimited data but not everyone does. It's a waste of money to pay for unlimited data if you don't need it.

      There are many ways to reduce data consumption without impacting the user experience. To start with go into Google Play settings and set app updates to WiFi only.

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    2. Updates can be forced to WiFi only.
      Browsers can be set up to block all the superfluous data hungry ads & crap some sites try to force on you.
      Email (& other) sync can be set to manual or once a day automatic or WiFi only.
      Unless you constantly stream and are never on WiFi most people can be fine with 500mb-2gb a mo. If your phone is permanently attached to your hand and your eyeballs never leave the screen unless you are sleeping and you live online with no WiFi & no other life then maybe not.

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    3. "Unless you constantly stream and are never on WiFi most people can be fine with 500mb-2gb..."


      Another person who arrogantly and ignorantly assumes that everyone else shares their exact same needs.

      The average data use of Americans, which shows what they need, tends to be higher than 2GB a month, anyway.

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    4. The average American is too lazy or ignorant to take the basic steps outlined above to eliminate wasting data. Wasteful of resources as usual.

      The statement stands.

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    5. Agree, maybe they need to look at the eBook mentioned here
      http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2017/03/ting-shares-ebook-that-helps-users.html?m=0

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  27. And . . . turn data off when you truly don't need it. You'd be surprised much less data you need when the phone isn't constantly checking for a data connection.

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    1. May as well turn the entire phone off as most messaging and increasingly needs data.

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    2. I've never topped 3GB when using Wifi where it's available.

      GoPhone's 6GB or Mint Sim's 10GB would be more than enough for casual use or a fair amount of gaming.

      The only way you'll hit more is with streaming or tethering, either because there's no Wifi available or you just can't be bothered to use it.

      It's actually justified if you're a road warrior who lives on the go, since public use hotspots can be complete shit.

      But if you're going out JUST to camp by an outlet (because batteries don't last forever) and watch Netflix for hours on end, you might as well just stay home and out of everyone else's way.

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    3. WiFi isn't free, somebody is paying for it, I'll never get this mindset, I have WiFi at home and people feel entitled to use it.

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    4. "WiFi isn't free, somebody is paying for it, I'll never get this mindset, I have WiFi at home and people feel entitled to use it."

      I can show you web sites and guides to listings of thousands upon thousands of free Wifi hotspots, if you wish. Regardless of the "mindset", there's lots of free Wifi.

      As for the second problem, it has nothing to do with the non-fact "Wifi Isn't Free". Your grump has nothing to do with wifi, and applies just the same to anything in your house like beer, hand towels, water from the tap, etc that visitors might or might not feel entitled to.

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    5. "May as well turn the entire phone off as most messaging and increasingly needs data."

      I've been working off the same 400mb I purchased last May. I still have 118mb left. MMS still comes through. I get my email pushed to me via WiFi.

      With a WiFi connection and the right configuration you can get by with much less.

      Dale

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    6. Does anybody pay for their own WiFi, or am I the only one?

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    7. You're no the only one.

      Dale

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    8. Why pay for Wifi? It's free.

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    9. My ISP doesn't think WiFi is free.

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  28. Don't wait for the T-Mobile One Prepaid plan. Contact a T-Mobile employee and ask for a code that will give you 20% off T-Mobile One postpaid plan "for life."
    This promo ends March 31. It works with the 2 lines for $100 offer.

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    1. The code also works for single lines ($56 with AutoPay). The number of codes is not unlimited, so don't put it off if you want this. Source: Fierce Wireless

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    2. With the coupon code you can add HD Streaming free of charge.

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  29. Wow I’m glad I heard about this. I was originally going to switch my $30 100mins/5gbLTE to the $3/month plan but now I canceled it. The only reason I was leaving my $30 plan initially was because I had taken an advantage of a promotion in February – Essentially free 4G LTE tablet and UNLIMITED LTE DATA for just $20/a month if you have a qualifying plan etc. So a good friend of mine/coworker had a qualifying plan and he added a line for me so I just have to pay him $23/month. But you never know how long my friend/coworker will be around or we will be enemies (hahaha) better to be safe than sorry!

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    1. Wow $20? Did that include music freedom?

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  30. Did You know -T-Mobile's One Unlimited data plan, you can stream your favorite Netflix shows from your cellphone to your laptop or tablets (up to 8 devices) without it costing you anything in data.

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  31. Yeah, sick of that 0Mbps problem though on T-Mobile. It ran me off. I do however, greatly appreciate Legere, the ultimate disruptor who fairly well single-handedly knocked old red and blue off their hills.

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  32. I don't see any new T-Mobile plans yet. Still sleeping in Bellevue?

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    1. I think it is a go on the Updated Simply prepaid plans. not fully updated at all BUT go to T-Mobiles' home page click PLANS scroll down and on the right half you will see - "$45/MONTH GOES FAR -Get unlimited talk, text, and data with 4GB of 4G LTE data—all without a credit check. Check out our monthly and pay as you go plans.

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    2. NEW Updated Simply Prepaid Plans are now showing as FULLY updated.

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  33. $75/mo. - T-Mobile ONE Prepaid

    Unlimited 4G LTE data on your smartphone

    T‑Mobile ONE Prepaid™ gives you all the great features of our Simply Prepaid plans, plus:
    + Unlimited 4G LTE data*
    + Mexico + Canada Unlimited service included at no extra charge. See details
    +Unlimited 3G Mobile HotSpot
    + Stream all the HD video you want with On-demand $3 HD 24-hour passes (does not include Mobile HotSpot)



    *Video streams on smartphone/tablet at DVD quality (480p). On all T-Mobile plans, if congested, top 3% of data users (>30GB/mo.) may notice reduced speeds due to prioritization.

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    1. Everyone still has until Friday 3/31 to get the postpaid T-Mobile One plan for $56 total with autopay. Free HD streaming and 10GB hotspot included. 2 lines for $80/month total if you prefer. All you need is a "Hookup Code" from a T-Mobile employee to get theses prices.

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  34. Looks like the
    $30/mo. is still available.
    Unlimited web & text with 100 minutes talk
    •100 minutes talk
    •Unlimited text
    First 5GB at up to 4G speeds; speeds reduced thereafter
    $30/mo. plan is only available for devices purchased from Walmart or devices activated on T-Mobile.com.

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    1. Correct, it's just (more?) buried: https://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/other-prepaid-plans?icid=WEB__Q117PREPAI_0ZXMUKRA0XR7811

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    2. Can someone confirm whether or not the $30 plan is limited to 3G tethering? My understanding was that the 5GB LTE included mobile hotspot but the updated post (3/26) implies that this is no longer so.

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    3. "Full speeds available up to data allotment, including tethering; then slowed to up to 2G speeds for balance of service period."

      For T-Mobile One only:
      "Tethering: Tethering at max 3G."

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    4. I was wrong when I said all hotspot data is at 3G speeds. Actually, it looks like hotspot data is at high speed up to plan limits on all plans except the $75 unlimited plan where it's throttled to "3G" speeds at all times.

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    5. while yesterday T-Mobile was still advertising its $30 "Basic" plan that includes 100 minutes, unlimited text, and unlimited data with 5GB of LTE data, T-Mo told Tmo News that it is no longer selling that plan to customers.

      The famous $30 plan is no longer visible on the T-Mobile Prepaid website. People who signed up by Sunday are looking pretty smart.

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  35. T-Mobile has a new $30 Tourist Kit. 1000 minutes, Unlimited text and data, with 2GB high speed data. Pick up at T-Mobile store or ship to US address or hotel. Must use US credit card, or buy a U.S. MasterCard® or Visa® gift card.

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    1. Are they targeting intranational travelers with this plan that requires a US credit card for online purchases? Because that would be ironic, given how their coverage lacks in some popular tourist destinations, and US customers very likely already are with a provider.

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    2. As far as I know, T-Mobile stores still accept cash.

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    3. 200MB of data roaming is included in case a tourist wanders off the grid.

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  36. T-Mobile still showing option for Legacy Gold Rewards account to change to $3/month pay as you go plan. $45/$55/$75 plans are there as well so this S/B after the change over today.

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  37. This new plans seem to be up on the T-Mobile site already.

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  38. T-Mobiles' $30, 5GB Text 100 minute Plan... Great Deal (I guess too good in T-Mobiles' eyes) 5 1/2 year old plan goes by the wayside, then the OLD & Now the new entry level $40 Simply Prepaid Plan goes up by $5 !!

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  39. The $30 plan isn't listed today, it was there yesterday.

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