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T-Mobile’s New Rate Plans Went Live Over the Weekend

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Over the weekend, T-Mobile’s new rate plans went live. These plans are available at third party nationwide retailers, as well as authorized dealers. As far as pricing, many things have changed, but have become more unified in a way. We will try to give a basic overview of what we are now dealing with below. 

All of T-Mo’s new value plans feature unlimited talk, text, and 500MB of data, starting at $50. For an additional $20, you can have unlimited data added to the line or you can choose to pay $10 per 2GB of data over the initial 500MB. For family value plans, the unlimited talk, text, and 500MB starts at $80, with unlimited data between users starting at $120 a month. To finish it off, prepaid plans start off the same as the indivulal plans, with unlimited talk and text, with 500MB of data kicking off at $50.

To help spread the word, T-Mo has set up a press event for tomorrow, which should help inform present customers and potential customers what is going on.

Via: T-Mobile | TmoNews

  • Mark Hoffman

    OK, Not sure why everyone is bitching about Tmobile’s new plan. I am currently with Verizon and have been for over 13 years. I have been out of contact for 2 years. Not loving the new data plan. It will make my 4 phone plan go from 180.00 per month to 239.00(before the BS add ons). Thats hefty. T-Mobiles new #’s will make it 120.00 per month when I take out the charge for the phones. I get NO break from Verizon once my contract is over and I am month to month and own my phones. Currently my phones are on their last legs and I am shopping. My only problem is I do a lot of driving and need good service and google maps. I am afraid that T-mobile will not be able to offer the reception like Verizon. I may buy a old phone and test the service out for a month like someone posted. I guess its not good for old T-Mobile customers but potentially great for customers with Verizon or ATT.

  • MrWicket

    pretty disappointed in the plans to be honest.. they are no better than what Verizon and ATT offer.. just without a contract. :/ I mean, they are better but I want a mid ground offering, like an option that doesn’t force unlimited talk and text on me. I’d take a limited of those for more data, even if that data was limited but higher than 2GB, no way can we share 2GB on a family plan..

  • Steve v

    I had upgraded a phone on Thursday through the Costco online store and they have cancelled the order on me. They even charged my credit card but no go on the phone.

  • Thank God im still grand-fathered in.. unlimited everything w/ 4g data for an exact amount of 52.64 every month :)) — individual plan.

    Service is great. no dropped calls or anything. 4g booming and their customer service is incredible, very friendly and extremely understanding. (well, to me anyways lol) Been with tmo for going on 5 years now, and iv ‘never’ had a problem with them.

    My phone atm is a rooted 4.2.2 Sensation 4g (just throwing that out there.. lol)

  • anezarati

    so did they get rid of their previous prepaid plans? wasnt it like $30-$45 for unlimited everything?

  • hedgedGBG

    Anyone notice the buy out right prices went way up. Stupid to buy from them

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Tmobile cancelled my order today that was placed on saturday with a rep on the phone because the post paid plans changed. I wonder how many other people got screwed the same way.

  • J Dub

    I have picked up several pre-paid SIM cards for free when they put them up for sale. My biggest issue is the coverage. Reading that T-Mob has a hard time penetrating buildings is not a good thing for me. Guess I just need to break down and get a T-Mob phone and slap a SIM in it and see what I get. What kind of roaming should you get on these plans?

    • NYAvsFan

      I live in NYC, and at least for me I have had zero issues with that. Hell it even gets H+ on the subway a lot of the time. Verizon was always a dead zone underground. Made the switch a month ago and never looked back.

  • P-Dub

    The second Verizon kicks me off unlimited I will be heading on over to the purple nerple.

    • michael arazan

      I’ll never go back to T-Mo after they wouldn’t replace my phone before the year warranty over a software issue, and they tried to stick me with an ETF after I paid a fee to break my contract for a month to month plan. I was a “valued customer” they said, for 6 years.

      I’ll be going to Dish/ Google when I get kicked off unlimited in 9 months if they are still on tract for the end of 2013 opening

  • Capt. Crunch

    So could DL please do an article on the best pre-paid carriers? I’m really considering jumping ship from Verizon.

  • Just trying to break it down for those that don’t understand.

    Verizon vs T- Mobile 2 line Fam Plan with GSIII 2gb data per line
    Phone cost: VZW=$400 $199/per T-Mo=$160 $80/per
    Activation Fee: VZW=$70 T-Mo=$0

    Plan Unl MIN&Text: VZW=$80 T-Mo=$80
    Data: VZW=$70 /4gb shared T-Mo=$20 2gb/line no overage fees

    Phone Payment: VZW=$0 T-Mo=$40

    Total for plan: VZW=$150/Month 2yr contract

    T-Mo=$140/month NO CONTRACT. After phone is payed off $100/Month

    Out the door phone cost: VZW= $400 plus tax plus $70 activation fee on first bill

    T-Mo= $160 plus tax No Activation Fee

    • Austin Warren

      $120 a month for unlimited everything at T mobile beats Verizon all day.

  • JMonkeYJ

    whew…they are keeping the $30 unlimited data plan (at least for now). i was panicked for a moment there.

  • dm33

    What happened to the value plans? Argh! No one should use text. I was able to get a value plan 1000 minutes w 2GB data for 2 phones for $70. Now the minimum for the same amount of data is $120.

    Thats not much different from the plan I have with verizon. Not worth it.

    Everyone is drastically raising prices while making believe they’re lowering them. Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, now T-Mobile all shifted the cost to data.

    If you’re a heavy data user its expensive everywhere.

    • JoshGroff

      They made everything a value plan essentially, if you buy the phone subsidized they tack on a per month fee that essentially pays off the difference.

  • Everyone saying they want to grab a cheap phone and use it for one month on the prepaid plan is not getting it. THERE IS NO CONTRACT!!! Buy a cheap phone and use this plan that launched. Don’t like it? Cancel it in a day, week, month, whenever you want. They have that much confidence in their network and how much money you will save compared to VZW or ATT that you wont want to switch. Even with their phone payment option the monthly bill is less than both VZW and ATT. I have T-Mobile and I love it.

  • Dane Carpenter

    Um… What happened to Unlimited Web & Text with 100 Minutes Talk for $30 a month? It looks like the prepaid plan I was about to sign up for is gone. It doesn’t look like there is any benefit to go prepaid on T-Mobile anymore except that I can leave whenever I want.

  • “To help spread the word, T-Mo has set up a press event for tomorrow,
    which should help inform present customers and potential customers what
    is going on.”

    Or, you know, you could advertise them in your corporate stores too instead of having two different sets of plans to confuse people even more…

    • JoshGroff

      They now only have 1 set of plans.

  • John Stegenga

    sprint’s plans are so much better, with $10 for unlimited 3g/4g data. I have five lines for less than 250 taxes and junk fees included, with 1500 “landline” minutes…

    • Justin Winker

      Gotta say, I’m not a fan of their “high-speed data”… It’s like trying to watch a video on a 26.4kbps dial-up connection..

    • Austin Warren

      Their service sucks.

  • DanWazz

    About what I’m playing for my portion of the family plan I’m on with VZW. It’d be nice to be off contract and able to buy a phone whenever I wanted.

  • Mike

    I switched to T-mobile from Verizon late last week. Picked up an SIII i am very satisfied right now. Im in Northeast Florida and have not had a coverage problem anywhere. It even shows i’m getting a 4G signal. Didn’t think there was 4G available from T-Mo in my area.

  • They just need to bring the LTE’s to Detroit and I’ll give it a shot.

  • Shawn Bicknell

    So I’m currently using the T-Mobile prepaid Unlimited talk/text/web for $70/month with an unlocked N7100 Note 2. I probably use 2.5-3gb a month in data on the high end. Do you think it would be worth it to switch to the $70 (4gb) plan. Would I get higher priority on their network than the prepaid plan(sometimes I’m not sure if lack of “4g” connection is due to me being a prepaid customer or just lack of general support for that area for T-mobile.

    • Michael Knight

      You won’t get a higher priority to network resources however, you will be able to legally tether all 4.5GB of your paid data at no additional cost. The $70/month unlimited plan only allows you to tether up to 500MB without paying extra.

    • i think u get roaming on their full network over prepaid

  • Gabriel Romero

    Wasn’t their old plan better? If you go on contract with a new phone, it is an additional 20 dollars a month, bringing Unlimited everything to 90 dollars a month for two years. Unlimited everything off contract is now 70 dollars, but wasn’t it only 60 last month? I think this is a turn for the worst.

    • Not for unlimited everything. That was 500mb of data and throttled to 2G after.

    • Geoff Johnson

      I tried them out and for 500 minutes, unlimited text, and unlimited data it was $60. I’d rather pay that than an extra $10 for unlimited minutes. People seem to forget though that this doesn’t include phone financing, so if you’re like most people who like getting new phones every 2 years add $20 on top of this and you’re not much cheaper than AT&T and Verizon.

    • Also this gives you absolutely no contract.

  • Glen E Ston

    is the data shared, like verizon?

    • NexusPhan69

      Nope. Per line. That’s why the price goes way way up with the addition of multiple lines and more data.

      • FAL_Fan

        Shared data on Verizon is actually more expensive than the per line…especially if you have unlimited data still.

        • NexusPhan69

          Oh yeah. It’s a lot more on Verizon.

      • Yea but add a lines are only 10 bucks (Min and Text) compared to VZW’s 40.

    • Michael Knight

      It’s not shared like Verizon but you are legally able to tether your paid for data at no additional cost.

    • yes and no

  • Signed up yesterday with my Nexus 4. Ported my number from Verizon. I got the 8 gig plan. I feel liberated.

  • Shane Milton

    How does tethering play into this? Previously, the 2GB, 5GB, and 10GB plans had tethering but the unlimited plans did not.

    • Shawn Bicknell

      Same here. Every plan but the unlimited one has tethering.

    • Shane Milton

      Figured it out. According to the chart (look for “SMHS” – Smartphone Mobile HotSpot), apparently the unlimited data plans all come with 500MB of “free” tethering then it’s $10 per 2GB of “tethered data”. It only shows 500MB $0, 2.5GB $10, and 4.5GB $20 but I bet they’ll let you keep giving them money.

  • Michael

    Makes Tmo very interesting….Wish the coverage was just better

  • I would totally switch, but I’m not confident enough to use T-Mobile to based on their coverage. Anyone else have the same hang up?

    • Shane Milton

      Go get a cheap/crappy phone that’s good enough to test with and grab one of their 1-month (or even 1-week) prepaid plans and find out! I did that last year only to find out that their coverage is *better* than Verizon’s for me!

      • Geoff Johnson

        Or if your phone is unlocked like a lot of the newer ones (Verizon Note 2 FTW), just grap a SIM from them online for $0.99 and activate it on a pay per day plan.

    • NexusPhan69

      Same here. Verizon LTE at home and work. T-Mobile doesn’t even 2G data at home and only spotty 3G at work (According to their official map anyway). As much as I love T-Mobile, it’s just not possible for me.

    • The thing to watch out for is T-MObile’s frequency. Since they use a very high frequency, it pretty much sucks at penetrating buildings. So if you are inside a walmart or costco, you can forget about quickly looking up reviews or comparative prices or even getting a phone call from your wife who is shopping at the other corner of the store.

      • moelsen8

        yeah, besides the coverage (which was obvious and i knew about it before trying it), the building penetration is my biggest pet peeve with t-mo. plainly put, it sucks donkey balls.

    • noc007

      Really depends on their coverage for your area. Some areas have great coverage. Other areas have crap coverage. In some parts only on carrier has any kind of decent coverage.

    • JMonkeYJ

      check the coverage maps on their web site. in my experience they are very accurate (and detailed)

    • NoMo T-MO

      T-Mo sucks all around!!!! the price is what still have me going with them not mot after July 15th. I’m Out!!!

    • Doug Wing

      I live in Chicago and left t-mo 3 or so years ago. My ex still has T-mo and for the third largest metro area in the country there are too many dropped calls and areas of no data. Hopefully they will start building more towers and providing better coverage in areas they already exist.

  • moelsen8

    so if you go to a t-mobile corporate store, you can’t get these plans? you have to go to joe’s t-mobile authorized reseller store? i was confused when i first heard about this, and i still don’t get it..?

    • noc007

      From what I understand, they’re changing the plans that authorized resellers can sell. Plans from within their own stores and perhaps the website are different. I believe the reseller plan costs a little more. I could be wrong and just as confused.

    • No they are adding these plans to all stores. Corporate stores will still have the classic plans with contract but the other stores will not.

  • KleenDroid


  • Also if you pay for the 2gb or more you get that plus the 500mb the line comes with. So pay for 2gb and get 2.5gb.

  • They also got rid of $35 activation fees and $18 upgrade fees.

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  • New_Guy

    And I made the switch this weekend. Note 2 will be in tomorrow.

    Hello T-mo!