New 'T-Mobile Unlimited 55+' Plan for Older Adults Offers 2 Lines for $60 a Month

T-Mobile today announced the launch of a new T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ plan, which is designed for users that are over the age 55.

Starting on August 9, T-Mobile subscribers that are 55 or older can purchase two lines of T-Mobile ONE unlimited service for $60, with all taxes and fees included. T-Mobile's standard two line price is $100 per month ($50 per line), so this is a significant discount for older adults.

"For years, the carriers have been patronizing the generation that invented wireless. They thank these mobile pioneers by selling dumbed down 'senior' plans with exactly zero data and -- get this -- night and weekend minutes! That's not just idiotic -- it's insulting!" said Legere. "Today, the Un-carrier ends this ridiculousness with T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ -- an offer that recognizes how Boomers and beyond actually use their smartphones!"
To get the $60 price, customers must be over 55, and must enable Autopay using a debit card or bank account. It's $50 for the first line, $10 for the second line, and unlimited everything with a $5 per line Autopay discount.

T-Mobile's new plans will be available starting on Wednesday, August 9. New customers can sign up by visiting a T-Mobile store, while existing customers can get the new plan by calling T-Mobile, visiting the website, or heading to a T-Mobile store.



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27 months ago

Having unlimited means almost nothing to most people in that age group.


Speaking as a 56-year-old... I think you're confusing 55 with 85.
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27 months ago

What's the point? Statistically, those 55+ use the least data of any demographic. Having unlimited means almost nothing to most people in that age group.


The entire point is to entice the 55+ age group to switch to their service. The fact that they don't use much data is a win for T-Mobile. It's like selling a health club membership to 500lb man. Chances are they're not going to use it much. That's the whole point.
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27 months ago

What's the point? Statistically, those 55+ use the least data of any demographic. Having unlimited means almost nothing to most people in that age group.

Are you kidding me? Most of the old people I know only have data plans with no home internet. They like being able to manage it from their iPad and take it to the park, on vacations, etc. Also 55 isn’t very old, lol. 55 year olds were 45 when the iPhone came out and around 33 when the internet started catching on. My grandpa is in his mid-70s and taught me how to use computers and how to build a computer. My uncle, may he rest in peace, would have been 55 next year and taught me many things about computers and the internet also. Older people are much more versed in technology now because many of them were alive and building the foundations for the things we have today. The age of old people not knowing tech is slowly coming to an end. Actually, at some point I have to wonder if we’ll cross a threshold where old people know more than young people because OSes today are so simple and the average person never has to deal with scripting or anything complex. But at the same time development jobs are rapidly increasing, so who knows.
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27 months ago

What's the point? Statistically, those 55+ use the least data of any demographic. Having unlimited means almost nothing to most people in that age group.

In two years, I'll be able to switch to this plan if they still have it. Right now, I have "All In Promo" which included two lines for $100 with a third line free. It includes tethering and HD video.

On one of my lines I've used 10.3GB and the other two are about 3GB. You may want to rethink your post. I'm sure I'm not the only one in my age group who uses a lot of data. I have unlimited lines for a reason.
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27 months ago
Time for me to get Grandma as my main account holder!!
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27 months ago
This is why I really like this CEO! And another reason to invest in this company. I'm over 55 and use my iPhone for everything. This is a true DEAL!
Go Legere! Love watching you poke the hornets nest!
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27 months ago
I switched after 9 years on AT&T. Better service. Almost 0 dropped calls. Faster. T-Mobile free Tuesdays is awesome sometimes (get something free every week). International Free data. More affordable. Next I hope they make the international data faster. Anyone thinking about switching...just go for it. My phone was switched within 10 minutes of leaving the T-Mobile store.
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27 months ago
Switching to T-Mobile eventually. They continue to impress me with their service and coverage.
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27 months ago

I resent this article calling those who are 55 seniors.

I resent the PEOPLE in here acting like 55 is ancient when it's still pretty damn young
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27 months ago
Like many, my first thought was "how much data does a senior need?" However, age demographics change as (I know this will be profound) the demographic ages. Those who are 55 now were 35 at the turn of the century--when commercial Internet was booming. They've embraced it for a good part of their employment, raised kids on it, and shop over the Internet.

They may not tweet 200 times an hour or need to check in to Facebook every time they get to a new destination but then again, a lot of us sub-seniors don't either!
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