T-Mobile to End Grandfathered Plans, Implement New Rates

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T-Mobile will be putting an end to its grandfathered plans, reports TmoNews, in an attempt to simplify its offerings. According to a T-Mobile spokesperson, though its grandfathered plans are ending, customers will be offered "similar or better features at a comparable price."

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Maintaining thousands of rate plans is the norm in the industry, but we think it creates unnecessary complexity. Simple is better, which is why we’re reducing the number of older plans in our systems. We’re giving customers on these plans the opportunity to choose a plan that best meets their needs. For the vast majority, their plan will provide similar or better features at a comparable price.

A letter was also sent out to customers on the upcoming changes, which will see users shifted to one of the company’s Simple Choice rate plans.

Thank you for being a loyal T-Mobile customer. We appreciate your business and are committed to providing the best mobile experience for you. We listened to customer requests to simplify wireless, and have responded by restructuring all of our current plans to be simple and straightforward–and with unlimited voice now included in all plans. In November, we’ll be retiring your old rate plan and upgrading you to a new rate plan.

It appears that T-Mobile is granting special rates to the grandfathered customers that it is switching to new plans, offering one user Unlimited Voice, Text, and 4G data for $45/month, a plan that is normally priced at $70/month.

T-Mobile's new rate plans will take effect in November, and the company is giving customers the option to cancel their service with no penalty until February 1, 2014.

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89 months ago

So much BS in that article. If AT&T ever switches off my grandfathered data I'm switching.


Nobody is losing their unlimited data, learn to read. They're giving them unlimited data but with the updated terms of the new plans, at a LOWER cost.

It'd be like ATT coming to you and saying "Right now you have 900 Minutes and unlimited data for $59 plus $30, so we're going to give you unlimited minutes and unlimited data now for the current plan offer of $70" ...

How is that in any way "BS" ???? Just because you've been programmed to think anything a carrier is bad because you've been jaded by AT&T, don't assume that's how EVERY carrier operates. T-Mobile is just saying they're consolidating the number of plans available, and make sure everyone gets migrated to a plan that's the same or better both in price and features compared to the grandfathered plan.

AT&T keeps coming out with worse and worse plans, T-Mobiles get better.
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89 months ago

T-Mobile is awesome!

Now if they only had coverage and access to non-terrible frequencies that bounce right off buildings!


LOL, agreed, I just moved all 7 of the lines from ATT to T-Mobile YESTERDAY!

Their plans rock. I have a dedicated account manager (I have done corporate contracts with them in the past), so I got a test sim for a few weeks to see what's changed. I can say their coverage isn't as good as AT&T, but it's sufficient for my needs, and the cost savings and free international roaming and texting is amazing.... and I didn't have to sign a contract\term commitment.

How do you know a carrier is serious about EARNING your business? They'll let you sign up without any commitment and tell you if you don't like the coverage you can just go back to your old carrier, no hard feelings.
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89 months ago
T-Mobile is awesome!

Now if they only had coverage and access to non-terrible frequencies that bounce right off buildings!
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89 months ago

Eventually AT&T will do this also. Nothing on mobile data last forever


Clearly you don't read. T-Mobile is still giving them unlimited data, because unlike ATT, T-Mobile didn't cut off unlimited data as an option.

They're just upgrading them to modern plans that have better features like free international roaming, free international texts, cheap international calling, while maintaining unlimited messages, minutes, and data.

Just because you get screwed by AT&T and wake up every morning wondering what terrible change they'll throw at you next, don't apply that jaded mentality to every positive announcement from other carriers.
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89 months ago
The US carriers are scam artists and oligopolies and the government should spend some time investigating these monstrosities instead of being shut down.
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89 months ago
And to think AT&T almost bought them out.

I'm so glad that was stopped in its tracks. Anyone think AT&T will eventually see how T-Mobile is starting to kick their asses, and lower prices/improve services?
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