I was a T-Mobile customer long before it was T-Mobile. Starting with Omnipoint, then Voicestream and then T-Mobile, I enjoyed getting phones from overseas and simply swapping out a SIM and having them work in the United States effortlessly. Customer service was always a pleasure to deal with, too. Unfortunately, I had to leave them behind when the iPhone came out. Granted I still tested phones, including a nice Sony Ericsson one when 4G first came out, which was lightening fast, and they were the first to carry an Android phone.
For a long time T-Mobile was ahead, especially in the United States. These days, though, the company hasn't received much attention. This could all change September 5th, when T-Mobile starts offering its new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan.
According to the company, the new plan will cost $20 per month when added to a Value voice and text plan and $30 per month when added to a Classic voice and text plan. What this nets out to is $69.99 for a single line Value plan with unlimited talk and text combined with unlimited nationwide 4G data, or a single line Classic plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited nationwide 4G data for $89.99.
T-Mobile is definitely pricing these plans to move, since they're below other carriers' offerings and are truly uncapped. Sprint also offers uncapped but many people believe that its coverage isn't as solid as T-Mobile's.
Now if only we could get Verizon and AT&T to start offering data plans at these prices. I believe I pay over $200 a month for two iPhones that were grandfathered in. I can't ever change the plan since then I lose my unlimited.
I'll be taking a closer look at T-Mobile's uncapped 4G. Lately I've been debating about going back to Android for a phone, since I fell in love with the Nexus 7. Perhaps uncapped 4G is all I need to wrestle me away from AT&T and the iPhone.