T-Mobile Launches 'Go5G Plus' Two-Year Upgrade Plan, Will Help Would-Be Customers Get Out of Device Contracts

T-Mobile today announced "Phone Freedom," which it is calling its latest Un-carrier move. Phone Freedom includes multiple facets, such as a new upgrade plan and options to help customers get out of their smartphone contracts when switching.

Go5G Plus is T-Mobile's new wireless plan that includes an upgraded device every two years. T-Mobile says that it ensures new and existing customers will get the "same great device deals" along with $270 "in added value every month" for families that have multiple lines.

The Go5G Plus plan includes 50GB of hotspot data per month and 15GB of data in Mexico and Canada each month. Right now, T-Mobile is offering a promotion that includes a free 5G phone with an eligible trade-in, along with a free third line.

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There are caveats, though. Go5G Plus is T-Mobile's most expensive plan at $90 per month for a single line with AutoPay enabled. Prices get cheaper with more lines, with two and three lines both priced at $150/month and a fourth line available for $185/month total for all four lines. It is on par with Magenta MAX at the three line level, but more expensive for four lines. T-Mobile's Magenta and Essentials plans are cheaper, as is the "Go5G, a plan that does not offer unlimited high-speed data.

For customers who want to swap to T-Mobile but who are locked into AT&T with a three-year device contract, T-Mobile says that it will pay off the old phone and give customers a new phone on the T-Mobile network through the "Easy Unlock" option.

There is also a "Go Back Guarantee" for switchers who try T-Mobile and then decide they want to return to their prior carrier.

T-Mobile says that it is making these changes because "millions of people" are locked into three-year device financing contracts with carriers like AT&T and Verizon, which means many people can only upgrade their phones every three years.

The Phone Freedom options will be available starting on Sunday, April 23.

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Top Rated Comments

coffeemilktea Avatar
16 months ago
Do the plans officially include enjoying a T-Mobile Data Leak every year or two, or is that just a complementary service they add for free? ?

Either way, it's all part of the un-secure Un-Carrier™ experience.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
16 months ago
This all seems very expensive

I think I'll stick to buying mint preowned phones and paying $10-15/mo for Prepaid

Do people really need new phones so frequently?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SDJim Avatar
16 months ago
Two year device upgrades, you say?


Is this supposed to seem novel? This is how they all used to do it!

Time is circular.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
16 months ago

Go5G Plus is T-Mobile's most expensive plan at $90 per month for a single line with AutoPay enabled. Prices get cheaper with more lines, with two and three lines both priced at $150/month and a fourth line available for $185/month total for all four lines. It is on par with Magenta MAX at the three line level, but more expensive for four lines.
I'd think most people want lower priced plans, not higher priced ones.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
siddavis Avatar
16 months ago

Do people really need new phones so frequently?
Yes, the buttons are going to be solid state! :p
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ratspg Avatar
16 months ago
The UnCarrier days are over. Lol. They still have amazing service, but yeah, were back to nickel and dime life!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)