T-Mobile today announced that it is planning to introduce a new Simple Choice family plan that offers 4G Unlimited Data at prices starting at $100 per month for two people. According to the carrier, additional lines can be added for $40 per month for each line.
T-Mobile currently offers an unlimited data option for its Simple Choice family plans, but pricing starts at $140 for two people, meaning the new plan will offer unlimited data at a much lower cost.
Currently, four people on an unlimited Simple Choice family plan would pay $220 per month, but with the new lower pricing, the same plan for four people will cost $180.
This holiday season, the traditional carriers are flooding the airwaves with a mishmash of confusing shared data promotions. Between them, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have 24 different family and promotional rate plans, and, not surprisingly, 81 percent of people recently polled describe all the data promotions in the wireless industry as "somewhat confusing" or "very confusing." And a full 75 percent say they "hate" policing their own family members' data usage on the carrier's shared data plans, while more than 40 percent say they often worry about overage penalties on those plans.
T-Mobile said it's time to put a stop to the madness. It's time to free wireless customers from having to decipher confusing gigabyte promotions, from policing their own family's data usage and from punishing overage charges. The Un-carrier is cutting through the clutter and complexity with a radically simple idea: everyone on your family plan uses as much data as they want. And, you can do it at a better price without ever worrying about domestic overages.
In addition to offering a cheaper unlimited data plan for families, T-Mobile is also re-introducing a deal that offers 4 lines for $100 with 10GB of data. The plan provides 2.5GB of LTE data per line through 2016, dropping down to 1GB of data after that.
Both of T-Mobile's new family plan offers will be available for a limited time beginning on Wednesday, December 10.
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As someone who used less than 2 GB on Verizon and now uses significantly more than 13 GB on T-Mobile, I can't imagine switching to a capped network. I live in an area with great T-Mobile coverage so that's not an issue.
Anyway, saying that T-Mobile isn't effecting the industry in a major way (what I consider "changing the game"). Seems very... inaccurate. Both Verizon and AT&T are better networks because T-Mobile decided to change the rules.
(note that the iPhone 6 doesn't support Band 12 LTE) :confused:
My wife uses 12-15gb a month on her phone... she watches a lot of Netflix during downtime at work, she has unlimited on Sprint for $56 a month after tax on a subsidized contract. Not a shabby deal... it used to be mine but I jumped over to T-Mobile and gave her my line.
Anyway with unlimited she definitely hits numbers that she normally wouldn't be hitting if she had a limit and at this point taking her off unlimited might ruin her life.
You sound like you got your phone free. None of any carriers I know of actually subsidized their phone. If that's what you want to believe in go ahead, but don't act you are getting better deal on your phone from your carrier. The truth is if got your phone subsidized you are actually paying some fees to offset the price of your phone.
I dunno about yall, but we have a sweet t-mobile deal. My family is on a plan with 2.5gigs, unlimited talk, unlimited text, on 4 phones for $110 a month.