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T-Mobile Announces a Truly Unlimited Nationwide “4G” Data Plan, Available September 5

In a time where carriers want nothing more than to charge you an arm and a leg to use their ultra fast data networks, struggling T-Mobile is willing to go the other route and offer you unlimited data for cheap. Announced tonight, T-Mobile is launching a truly unlimited data plan on September 5. This data plan features no data caps, no speed limits or bill shock, and offers the “ultimate worry-free experience.”

This new unlimited data plan will cost $20 per month when added to a Value plan, and $30 when added to a Classic voice and text plan. For example, a single line Value plan with unlimited talk and text and unlimited data would cost you $69.99. A Classic voice and text plan with unlimited talk and text, paired with an unlimited data plan would run you $89.99.

T-Mobile may not have a 4G LTE network, but they do have a solid HSPA+ network that is capable of some impressive speeds, while not destroying batteries in minutes.

Talk about an option. 

T-Mobile Unleashes Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data

Starting Sept. 5, T-Mobile will be the only carrier with a nationwide 4G network to offer unlimited nationwide 4G data

2012-08-22 00:21:07

T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced an industry first — a truly Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan. Featuring no data caps, speed limits or bill shock, as well as fast, dependable nationwide 4G coverage, T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan offers the ultimate worry-free experience. The new plan is designed to satisfy both data-hungry customers who want to experience all their smartphones are capable of and those wanting the peace of mind of never having to keep track of their data usage.

Today’s smartphones offer amazing experiences, and consumers are increasingly relying on them for everything from navigation, entertainment and shopping to just staying connected. With the introduction of the Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, T-Mobile® is the only U.S. carrier to empower customers to do what they want, when they want, with their smartphones by making fast, nationwide 4G data accessible for everyone  without limits and at a great value.

“We’re big believers in customer-driven innovation, and our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan is the answer to customers who are frustrated by the cost, complexity and congested networks of our competitors,” said Kevin McLaughlin, vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA.  “Consumers want the freedom of unlimited 4G data. Our bold move to be the only wireless carrier to offer an Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan reinforces our value leadership and capitalizes on the strength of our nationwide 4G network.”

For customers seeking an unlimited experience on their smartphones, T-Mobile offers several ways for new and existing customers to take advantage of its Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan. New customers can purchase any smartphone in T-Mobile’s robust lineup of innovative devices or bring their own compatible smartphone and have access to a worry-free unlimited data experience on T-Mobile’s fast nationwide 4G network. Current T-Mobile customers on Classic or Value plans can simply upgrade their existing service by adding an Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan.

The Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will cost $20 per month when added to a Value voice and text plan or $30 per month when added to a Classic voice and text plan. For example, a single line Value plan with unlimited talk and text combined with unlimited nationwide 4G data will cost $69.99 or a single line Classic plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited nationwide 4G data will cost $89.99.

Available starting Sept. 5, T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will provide smartphone customers with uncompromised, dependable access to data on the blazing-fast speeds of T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network. The Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will be available at T-Mobile retail stores, on http://www.T-Mobile.com/unlimited-data-plan and through select dealers and national retail stores.

  • ebinrock

    And it ain’t LTE, is it?

  • Jeremy Klingendorf

    I have T-Mobile now in the Denver metro area, it’s usable from day-to-day and I have found in on par with VZW LTE with both generally getting about 16-21mbps in the areas I have tested them. My friend has a VZW Droid 4 and I have a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III, those are the devices I’ve used. I use my Galaxy S III everyday on my commute to work at Dish. I take the train in to work to save gas and spend my time streaming TV shows and movies from Dish Online. It’s a great way to keep up on my favorite TV shows and watch a movie occasionally. I will be getting T-Mobile’s unlimited data plan so I can stop monitoring how much my streaming habits take up in data cost.

  • M2k350z

    So, if I already have a 2gb cap unlimited data plan with T-Mobile, do I just automatically lose the cap?

  • Freedoms, rockmusic!

    Man if Verizon keeps on messing with my data and services I will have to change. I only hope T-Mobile doesn’t change the plans again. Also maybe this will make Verizon and att change strategies.

  • sporty

    VERY tempting! I had T-Mo testing it out for a short while and their network was very fast. I even put Verizon and them head to head in the areas I went and there was zero difference. Both were equally impressive. Very good alternative to Verizon. I may jump when my contract expires, especially since it’s a bit cheaper.

  • Bionic

    I think T-mobile’s “face” needs some coverage…….lol.

  • Bionic

    Her booty did look pretty good on that bike…….just not sure about her face or boobage.

  • Bionic

    1…….2……kalamazoo………..3………4……..im a whore……..5………6………..im sucking dickks

  • Creepy

    I just thing the CHICK in the photo is just plain CREEPY LOOKING !

  • Gman

    I saw that chick on her bike going through Manchester, NH the other day…..she was probably on her way to Boston so she could get coverage for her phone!

  • Nice to see SOMEONE listening to our complaints and threats.
    Service may suck, but they have a year to improve. If more people switch because of this, they’ll have more money to develop their networks. lets hope

  • duke69111

    T-Mobile does not have very good coverage in Kansas, but a big Bravo for this move. At least two of the big four are going in the right direction.

  • frankandsimple

    been there done that!.. I wish I could stick with T-mobile prepaid.. but their higher frequency bands make it practically impossible to get a signal inside stores/buildings.
    I had to dump them. whats the point of having HSPA+ when you can look up a webpage inside a building.

  • BHazard

    Left VZW for the T-Mobile $30 plan and a GS3. I’m close to NYC so it works just as good as VZW. Actually, T-mobile is faster overall, as my area is still 3G on VZW. VZW 3G in my area ~1mbps, HSPA+ 10-15mbps. Faster, no overages, and matches the LTE speeds of NYC easily. I hope more people ditch VZW for this.

  • Hopefully this lasts until my contract is up. Im tired of Verizon’s crap charges.

  • Bionic

    1….2……. Kalamazoo……… 3………4………I’m a whore………… 5……… 6…………I’m sucking dickss

  • Bionic

    The t mobile girl looks like she likes anal.

    • Tim242

      Nothing wrong with that : )

      • Bionic

        Wonder what her bra size is

  • MichaelFranz

    You never know, this may be incentive for VZW to go ahead and start thinking of changing their plans again. I wouldnt be surprised if that were the case. Depending on how well it does and if ATT does it down the road

  • Lucky Armpit

    If you give me the chance to meet Carly the T-Mobile girl, I’ll buy everyone here an unlimited data plan.

    • mustbepbs

      Just visit your local crack house. She passes for a doped up crack head. Just look at how bony her face is. I’ll say this in every article that picture is posted. She looks terrible.

      • Guest

        There is something wrong with you. What are you, a chubby chaser?

        • kixofmyg0t

          Shes not even healthy looking dude. Are you a skeleton chaser?

          • mustbepbs

            Thank you. I’m glad I’m not alone here.

      • Lucky Armpit

        It’s cool guys, different strokes for different folks. If we all liked the same kinds of things, it would be a very boring world. No one should be criticized for the type of women they like (for example). If that’s what floats your boat, good for you.

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      • Guest

        There are plenty of fat chicks around the world, you can have them all. Just remember to roll them in flour to find the wet spot.
        I will take hot chicks like Carly, thank you.

        • mustbepbs

          Grave digger.

        • kixofmyg0t

          So to you only two kinds of woman exist? Skeletons and Obese. Good to know.

  • Hothfox

    I’d love to switch, but Verizon is the only carrier that I get good coverage with in all the places I’m at regularly.

    • WickedToby741

      I’m in the same boat. I’d jump ship in a heartbeat and go with an unlocked GNex and T-Mobile value plan, but their coverage isn’t good enough. I pay a lot more in cash and aggravation on Verizon, but at least I get what I pay for in excellent coverage and widely available 4G.

  • mplacido9

    As awesome as this sounds, its not really any good to people who don’t live in a major city with good t-mo coverage. I switched from t-mo to vzw because I couldn’t keep a fast data connection and would drop almost every call. With vzw I never drop a call and I’m on 4g all day.sorry t-mo, but I’d rather pay a bit more to know I can actually use my phone as a phone and get faster 4g late too.

    • Rich

      this is all great and all, and sounds like a winner… I am still skeptical because it is a matter of time before t-mobile gets the infrastructural or big as they need to be and they too will start charging you high prices…

      • but you wont be on contract this time if you buy your phone from google. even if they get greed you can just leave.

    • r0lct

      Considering the concentration of users in major cities and metro areas I would assume then a great deal of people could take advantage of this without service problems.

  • travis

    Went to t mobile value last month. Sold my g nex which paid for my canceling fee. Got the gsiii saving about 50 a month. Think I will switch my line to unlimited now. This is sweet. T mobile’s network is pretty good too. No complaints here.

  • Knlegend1

    If the coverage was better here this would be great.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    Would be great if their coverage didn’t suck.

  • JetBlue

    Now if only they would provide better service for my area since 2G isn’t going to cut it for me.

    • Noyfb

      One of the reasons I left T-mo, and they tried to screw me over on bills. I paid $60 to break my contract to go month to month with a flip phone that was net capable, the phone broke 11 months in under the 1 year warranty, and they said they wouldn’t replace my phone. So I was on a month to month and left, and they tried to charge me 250 for ETF 4 months after I paid my last bill and ported to vzw. Tmo will try to screw you anyway possible when you leave them and I was with them for 6 years. Better off with Sprint and their Unlimited data with a new true 4g market they are creating.

      • Dude, every cell phone company will try to screw you. VZW outright lied to me about the cost of additional lines on my account.

        If you REALLY think that VZW won’t try to screw you at some point, well, I’ll just stop there…

      • normmcgarry

        Something doesn’t add up in this story.

  • chris125

    Now sprint will have to change their being the only carrier with true unlimited commercials lol

  • Realistic87

    one year to go on verizon…..

    • DJyoSNOW

      which is why buying a new phone out right at $600, would save me 30 pluss, tax is the right thing to do and unlimited data on vzw… Fk ruling the air and vzw

      • WickedToby741

        The “right thing to do” to show Verizon your unhappy would be to take your business elsewhere, like T-Mobile or Sprint. T-Mobile is especially tempting right now. Unlocked GSM GNex on Google Play for $349 (paid $300 for my Bionic subsidized), no contract, and unlimited everything for $75 a month.

        Too bad their coverage blows where I live. Otherwise I’d be there in a heartbeat. Updates straight from Google with no carrier meddling, unlimited everything, and even if T-Mobile changes and decides to screw me over I wouldn’t have a contract so I could walk. Man, that would be nice.

  • MJZ

    if only I didn’t have to wait a year to ditch VZW

  • Pengwn

    It’s truly tempting. I’m locked in with Verizon till December, 2013 and if they are still offering this, I will be switching to them. Get the unlocked GSM nexus from the play store and run it on this network.

    • WickedToby741

      I feel like that’s where it’s at, but their coverage sucks. Coverage is the only thing still keeping me at Verizon. After how bad they’ve screwed their customers with plans and dragging their feet on Android updates I want to leave bad, but I can’t justify losing their superior coverage. A carrier is only as goo as their coverage, and for me that makes T-Mobile not that good despite their superior plans.

      • Pengwn

        Well, we still have a year and a half to decide. I’m sure every carrier’s coverage will change for the better with that much time.

  • Greg Morgan

    I wonder if they’ll offer this for their prepaid services. That would be interesting…

  • John

    Good job T-mobile

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  • chris125

    May check this out once my contact is up in June with Verizon screwing their customers maybe by then tmo will have a little better overall coverage

  • Captain_Doug

    Worth looking at. Verizon is getting on my nerves. 2 people costs $167. Went to T-Mobile to compare prices, it’d be like 100 a month after we got our phones(we’re planning on buying straight out). That ~$70 a month multiplied by 24, a whole lot of money.

    • InyRules

      For 2 lines I was paying $187 on Verizon. Sold my phone to pay the ETF, now I’m on T-mobile prepaid. I’m not sure if the coverage is any different post-paid to pre-paid, but this seems like a great option.

      • steve0617

        Prepaid and post paid on network is the same. Difference is no prepaid 3rd party roaming.

        • InyRules

          So, are you saying that with postpaid I get 3rd party roaming, or the other way around?

          • steve0617

            As I understand it, post paid (e.g. regular monthly on or off contract service) has roaming agreements with other carriers when there is no TMob network. Prepaid does not.

            Don’t hold me to that though. It’s what I remember uncovering when I was considering dropping VZW and going prepaid TMob. I don’t travel much (I live in Denver) so it wasn’t a big deal. Then I had a biz trip to Osh Kosh WI. VZW had LTE. TMob had no data coverage on network. Thus, I dropped looking more into it and will stay with VZW.

          • InyRules

            Gotcha, thanks. Makes sense for postpaid to have that extra perk. It might explain why I will randomly drop to edge even when outside.

          • steve0617

            It does seem you’ll have phone service when roaming on prepaid. But no data roaming.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Holy crap man, I pay ~$165 per month for 4 lines with 1400 mins and unlimited text and data. I get a work % and the $20 credit on all lines, but if I paid what you did I’d left a long time ago too.

        • InyRules

          Verizon wouldn’t give me a discount with my work/school, and at the time they were the only ones with the Galaxy Nexus, before Google starting selling it on their store.

      • Captain_Doug

        I keep being so tempted to do but I don’t want to lose my phone number. I’ve been thinking of going the simple mobile route. I don’t wanna deal with contracts anymore.

        • tomn1ce

          You won’t lose your number. You can port your number, even to a prepaid plan.

          • Captain_Doug

            REALly….. I know what i’m doing this week… I didn’t know you could do that. IS THERE A SINGLE DOWNSIDE?!!??!

          • WickedToby741

            Coverage. And it’s a big downside.

          • Captain_Doug

            True. But the price justifies the drop in service. Especially with how much wifi I’m on.