T-Mobile quietly announced a name change to its T-Mobile ONE and ONE Plus plans this morning, while changing a couple of pieces to each. So you know, prices are not yet changing.
The plans are now called Magenta and Magenta Plus and there are three changes to be aware of:
- Magenta, which replaces T-Mobile ONE for new customers, now includes 3GB of LTE hotspot data. The previous ONE plan only featured unlimited 3G hotspot. Once 3GB is used up on Magenta, users will fall back to 3G unlimited speeds.
- The Magenta plan no longer includes Netflix Standard because Netflix keeps raising prices. Instead, Magenta includes Netflix Basic. If you are a current customer and want to keep Netflix Standard on your ONE plan, T-Mobile will pass on the most recent $2 price increase starting in July. If you don’t want to pay that, you can switch to Magenta or turn-off Netflix.
- Magenta Plus keeps Netflix Standard for families with no price hike, as far as I can tell.
Again, T-Mobile says that prices aren’t going up, so single lines should start at $70 for Magenta and $85 for Magenta Plus. The quality of streaming, international usage, and other features are the same too.
It looks like T-Mobile Magenta launches June 2.