T-Mobile offers Simple Choice plans with extras to small businesses

T-Mobile offers Simple Choice plans with extras to small businesses

Summary: America's Small Business Summit took place in Washington DC this week, and to accompany this event, T-Mobile announced their Simple Choice offerings for small businesses.

T-Mobile offers Simple Choice plans, with extras, to small businesses
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I previously wrote about the fantastic value I am getting with T-Mobile's new Simple Choice plans for consumers. T-Mobile continues to shake things up in the wireless world with Simple Choice plans for small businesses, which also comes with over $400 in Business Extras.

I personally see the outstanding value of the new Simple Choice plans, and for small businesses, this same savings can be realized. It looks like the same pricing structure for consumers applies to small businesses. As stated in the T-Mobile press release:

Unlimited talk, text, and web with up to 500MB of high-speed data is $50 per month for the first line. Customers can add a second phone line for $30 per month, and each additional line is just $10 per month. They can also add up to 2GB of high-speed data for $10 per month more per line. The Unlimited 4G data option is only $20 more per month per line. Predictable billing. No caps. No overages.

There are no contracts with T-Mobile, and they offer business flexibility on how to pay for devices, either with a one-time purchase price or with no-interest monthly installments.

One of the challenges for small businesses is infrastructure support, and with the Business Extras plan T-Mobile is offering, some of that worry and pressure is taken up by providers. The new Business Extras include 24/7 support from Geek Squad, Canvas mobile forms support, WiFi Calling, included smartphone tethering, and no activation fees.

The merger with MetroPCS is also now complete, so there is even more coverage available for small businesses.

Topics: Mobility, Smartphones, SMBs

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  • Shell game???

    T-M seems to be garnering a significant rep for seeming to offer some kind of great new option, until one looks more closely at the bottom line, and discovers nothing has really changed, or if it did, it was to THEIR benefit, and not that of their customers. Personally I'm tired of their ongoing shell games.
  • Sham for long time customers

    So it would cost $80 for 2 lines, unlimited talk+text, but 500 mb data. That's about how much I currently pay tmobile for 2 lines, unlimited talk+text AND unlimited data. So by upgrading my phone through tmobile, I would have to pay an extra $20 a month for the phone instalment plan, and receive less data then I had before. To make it unlimited data like I currently have, add $20 a month per line. So all told, If I want to upgrade my phone through tmobile, I will get a free phone out the door, but pay an additional $60 a month in order to keep it on par with my current plan. Thats an absurd $1440 over two years just for upgrading my phone. They deem this a 'value' plan or 'choice' plan as if it is cheaper than their original plans. So I bought my phone brand new off ebay for $300 and saved myself $1140 over the next 2 years. This new plan is a sham, it is only good for new customers. Long time customers like myself are forced to buy phones elsewhere. I'm rather lucky to have thought ahead and avoided upgrading through tmobile, other more gullible people may not be so lucky and could get stuck with limited data or pay a hefty price if they want unlimited data.