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T-Mobile Introduces $70 Unlimited Data Plan, But HD Video is $25 Extra

T-Mobile has introduced a new plan called T-Mobile ONE [PDF] that offers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data for $70 per month. A second line can be added for $50 per month, while up to six more lines can be added for an additional $20 per month each. The total cost for a family of four, for example, would be $160 per month.

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T-Mobile ONE has some caveats to consider. First, unlimited video is limited to 480p standard definition for all services, with unlimited HD video available for $25 per month extra per line. Additionally, tethering is limited to 2G speeds, with 5GB of high-speed tethering available as a $15 add-on.

T-Mobile's existing Simple Choice plan with unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data costs $95 per month and includes unlimited HD video and 14GB of LTE tethering. The carrier also offers 2GB, 6GB, and 10GB of 4G LTE for $50, $65, and $80 respectively. These plans will remain available for a short time for new customers.


T-Mobile also clarified that, as with its Simple Choice plans, customers using the most data -- specifically the highest 3 percent -- may see their data traffic prioritized behind other users once they cross a threshold of around 26GB of data during their billing month. The carrier noted that throttling will only occur at specific times and places where there is network congestion.

The new plan includes usual T-Mobile perks such as Simple Global, Mobile Without Borders, Wi-Fi Unleashed, Stock Up, and T-Mobile Tuesdays. T-Mobile will also pay up to $650 in early termination fees to customers who switch over from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint through its Carrier Freedom program.

T-Mobile ONE will be available for new postpaid customers on September 6, while new prepaid customers will be able to get the plan "in the future." Existing customers have the option to keep the Simple Choice plans they have or switch to T-Mobile ONE. The plan costs $5/month extra per line without AutoPay enabled.

T-Mobile follows in the footsteps of new data plans from AT&T and Verizon.



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27 months ago
This is the first time I've ever seen a plan from T-Mobile where I didn't feel like I should immediately switch away from AT&T... limiting my video quality and my tether speed seems like pretty big asterisks to me.

Starting this weekend, I'll be paying $60 per month for 6 GB of data and $20 per line... so $100 for 6 GB of data shared between two lines.

This new T-Mobile plan would cost me $70 for the data + first number, plus $50 for my second line, so $120 for "unlimited" data where my video and tethering is crippled. For an extra $40, I could un-cripple those.

I'm sorry, but what the hell T-Mobile? What's with all these add-on fees? That's a very carrier behavior - what happened to being the un-carrier?
Rating: 17 Votes
27 months ago

First, unlimited video is limited to 480p standard definition for all services, with unlimited HD video available for $25 per month extra per line.

Additionally, tethering is limited to 2G speeds, with 5GB of high-speed tethering available as a $15 add-on.


Lol. GTFO T-Mobile.
Rating: 15 Votes
27 months ago
competition is good! i wish we had some in the cable TV market!!!!
Rating: 12 Votes
27 months ago
It's always the same, isn't it?

(Read headline)

Wow, that sounds like an awesome deal!!

(Read additional provisions below, like the tethering fee, paying more for HD video, etc.)

Darnit, it's another **** show.

Same thing with the AT&T plans announced yesterday; they sound great at first but the per-device fees went up. :P
Rating: 11 Votes
27 months ago
These plans are requiring pencil and paper to figure out.
Rating: 11 Votes
27 months ago

These plans are requiring pencil and paper to figure out.



With those speeds, using pencil and paper will get your data to your recipient faster as well.
Rating: 7 Votes
27 months ago

This is the first time I've ever seen a plan from T-Mobile where I didn't feel like I should immediately switch away from AT&T... limiting my video quality and my tether speed seems like pretty big asterisks to me.

I don't think this plan is for people like us. The average person doesn't know, doesn't care, or can't tell the difference between 480p and 1080p on a smartphone. They are happy enough to have unlimited LTE data without overages with a fairly simple pricing structure. I'm sure most users don't tether, so that doesn't matter to them either. $160/month for unlimited LTE data for a family of four is great. Luckily I got the plan a few months ago that was Unlimited LTE for four lines for $150/month with no HD video restrictions and 14GB/month of tethering....So I'm happy.
Rating: 7 Votes
27 months ago
I laugh at anyone who isn't grandfathered into some sort of unlimited plan that criticizes T-Mobile for ANYTHING. Without T-Mobile the mobile market would be even more ridiculously overpriced in the US. IMO there the only thing that saved people even on other networks from now having some affordable options. All carriers followed their lead to some degree even holier than thou Verizon.
Rating: 7 Votes
27 months ago
Starts September 6th? Sounds like they gave away the date new iPhones go on preorder!
Rating: 6 Votes
27 months ago

Why the hell is this on Macrumors? It's only even peripherally related to the iPhone.


Are you new? They've been covering cellular networks for years.
Rating: 6 Votes

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