T-Mobile intros new unlimited calling, texting and data plan

T-Mobile intros new unlimited calling, texting and data plan

Summary: T-Mobile USA is trying to outscore AT&T and Verizon with a brand new unlimited calling, texting and data plan.

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T-Mobile USA is trying to outscore AT&T and Verizon with a brand new unlimited calling, texting and data plan.

Dubbed the "Even More" plan, subscribers will get all of the above for "just" $79.99 per month, not including taxes or any fees tied to buying a smartphone. Don't forget that a two-year service contract is required. Interested customers can sign up immediately.

If you really plan to take full advantage of the "unlimited" aspect (especially when it comes to 4G data if you're a frequent traveler), then perhaps you can justify paying $80 per month for your phone bill. It's also only worth it if you live in an area that is covered by T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network. That would be a high price to pay for 3G coverage.

Nevertheless, T-Mobile boasts that a customer could "save more than $350 per year on an unlimited smartphone plan" with this option than similar ones from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.

However, we'll have to wait and see if these plans are valid and/or stay in place if the merger with AT&T goes through. AT&T already has its own unlimited calling and texting plans, and the data plan has been downsized from unlimited to 200MB, 2GB and 4GB options. Still sizable, but not unlimited.

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  • RE: T-Mobile intros new unlimited calling, texting and data plan

    Read the fine print, as soon as you hit 2gb of high speed data, they throttle you back to 3G speed. Not such a good deal with that caveat.
    tgschmidt
  • RE: T-Mobile intros new unlimited calling, texting and data plan

    With Verizon, I can't even get 500 minutes, texting and data for $80. What are you complaining about the price for? Check your bill. If you have data and text, I bet your bill is more than $80.
    grant22
    • Agreed.

      @grant@...
      I read this
      [I]then perhaps you can justify paying $80 per month for your phone bill.[/I]

      And rechecked, yep AT&T is at $70/month for JUST unlimited calling, costing $45 more for unlimited text and 2GB cap. Makes me wonder what her bill looks like, lol.
      BobsYourUnclw
  • RE: T-Mobile intros new unlimited calling, texting and data plan

    Sprint already does this for $69.99. What's the big deal.
    compsrt
    • No

      @compsrt

      Sprint's plan is only unlimited mobile-to-mobile. If you call a land line you use minutes.
      Michael Kelly
    • RE: T-Mobile intros new unlimited calling, texting and data plan

      @compsrt
      Sprint also charges an extra $10 for smartphones. And it's not unlimited.
      gertken23
  • RE: T-Mobile intros new unlimited calling, texting and data plan

    Really? Because I just check out Sprint, and their plane is $99.99 per month. The $69 plan only includes 450 anytime minutes per month for calling. It also specifically excludes tethering. It does include unlimited calling to other mobile phones. If this works for you, fine, but it's not actually unlimited calling.
    Unusual1
    • RE: T-Mobile intros new unlimited calling, texting and data plan

      @Unusual1

      Sprint's Simply Everything Unlimited is a great plan (been on it since it was introduced), but has 2 caveats. 1 - If you have a smart phone, it's 109.99 even if you don't have 4G. 2 - If you want to tether you either root or pay another $30 a month.

      For those that wonder how AT&T and others will be able to identify the rooters... all they have to do is monitor web traffic to see what browser is making the page request, which should be pretty simple being as all the requests have to go through their routers.
      l_creech