T-Mobile rolls out new Value plans with 'worry-free' unlimited data

T-Mobile rolls out new Value plans with 'worry-free' unlimited data

Summary: Now that both AT&T and Verizon have ditched their unlimited data plans, it's time for other carriers to step in to fill the void. T-Mobile is doing just that.

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Now that both AT&T and Verizon have ditched their unlimited data plans, it's time for other carriers to step in to fill the void. T-Mobile is doing just that...at least while it's still independent from AT&T.

Promising to save customers up to "hundreds of dollars annually," here's how these new Value plans breakdown. There are both single-line and multi-line options available, and a new two-year agreement is required for new and existing customers.

Here's where it gets slightly tricky. T-Mobile will be offering plans with a range of price points for voice minutes, with unlimited texting and data packages tacked on. However, T-Mobile also specifies that these data allotments come with 2GB, 5GB or 10GB high-speed data choices.

The bright side is that there aren't any data overage charges with these plans as customers will choose their minutes and then "only pay for the high-speed data they need." However, if a customer uses more than the data allotment he or she originally signed up for, that person will see reduced speeds for the remainder of the billing cycle. This could work out to be cheaper, but it's certainly not simpler.

Here's a chart drawn up by T-Mobile in which the mobile provider attempts to illustrate its point:

To clarify, one example that T-Mobile offers is the new Value family plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2GB of high-speed data. That will cost $49.99 per line for two lines monthly, or $99.98 total per month. Of course, don't forget taxes and other surcharges.

These new Value plans will launch on Sunday, July 24th. Additionally, T-Mobile will be unveiling new Value plans for small businesses this summer.

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  • RE: T-Mobile rolls out new Value plans with 'worry-free' unlimited data

    No? What's going on? I'm running Firefox 5 and why aren't my posts shown here?
    Grayson Peddie
  • RE: T-Mobile rolls out new Value plans with 'worry-free' unlimited data

    Never mind. I can see my post above. It's probably due to the HTML anchor tag...maybe?

    What about the hearing impairment who simply don't want a voice plan, let alone spending more than 30 minutes over the cell phone? Me? I'd like to have an Android smartphone (Nexus S), but it just seems like I don't have a choice. :(

    (Checking SprintRelayStore.com for going with Sprint...)

    Hmm... I'd like a Sprint Nexus S but with lack of fluency in American Sign Language, is there another way of contacting me? I just cannot withstand the sound quality of cell phones as I have trouble hearing over the phone.
    Grayson Peddie
  • Close out loss leader?

    Get as many customers as possible while you don't have to show a profit?
    kd5auq
  • RE: T-Mobile rolls out new Value plans with 'worry-free' unlimited data

    These are great plans and will save customers tons of money over the competetors. The thing is that T-Mobile already offers these unlimited data options to customers right now and have been doing so for months. Nothing new.
    RoundCircle
    • RE: T-Mobile rolls out new Value plans with 'worry-free' unlimited data

      @RoundCircle
      I checked in to it. the more data you use over 2 gig a month the slower your internet becomes.
      rparker009
  • RE: T-Mobile rolls out new Value plans with 'worry-free' unlimited data

    ... is not so valuable. after being a tmobile cusomre for more then 5 years, and using my current, loyalty plan, for more then a year, it would cost me over $500 to utilize my partial upgrade for a mytouch 4g and sign on to a new, 2 yr contract. thanks tmobile.
    jamesinthe805