T-mobile to offer improved unlimited plan?

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RUMOR ALERT:

We’re still trying to hash out all the details on this one but from what we can ascertain so far T-mobile is going to make some customers very very happy in the coming days. It looks as though T-mobile is going to try and introduce some economically friendly rate plans to the world and undercut just about all the major competition with an unlimited voice plan at $49.99!!!! 

While I’m still not positive of all the details, courtesy of howardforums and many many emails today comes what hopefully is an accurate representation of what we can expect out a future T-mobile offering: 

Here’s the low-down so far.

Single Line Unlimited Anytime Minutes:

Unlimited Anytime Minutes
Nationwide Service
LD/Voicemail/3-way calling/Caller ID
1 LINE of Service
$49.99 (before taxes)

FamilyTalk Unlimited Anytime Plan:

Unlimited Anytime Minutes

Nationwide Service
LD/Voicemail/3-way calling/Caller ID
2 LINES of SERVICE
$89.99 (before taxes)
–> Additional Lines (up to 3): $39.99

TEST LAUNCH INFO
Where: San Francisco, CA
Who: Invited Customers in SANFRAN area only (loyalty bonus for tenure customers)
When: February 19th, 2009

NATIONWIDE LAUNCH INFO
Where: Nationwide (all T-Mobile markets)
Who: New/Current T-Mobile customers
When: March 1st, 2009

Hit the jump for more!

You can add $25.00 data features, and/or Unlimited Family Messaging ($20) pack to plan if wanted – most current add-ons available with this rate plan.

(Unlimited Bundling Packs – Manual Configs)

Unlimited Voice/Data/Messaging Plan (single line): $84.99
Nationwide Service
LD/Voicemail/Conference Calling
Caller ID/Call Waiting/Call Forwarding
Unlimited Anytime Minutes ($49.99)
Unlimited SMS/MMS/Video/IM ($19.99)
Unlimited Data ($24.99)

-or-

 

Unlimited Voice/Blackberry Data Services (single line): $84.99

Nationwide Service
LD/Voicemail/Conference Calling
Caller ID/Call Waiting/Call Forwarding
Unlimited Anytime Minutes ($49.99)
Unlimited Blackberry Data ($34.99)

Discuss on the Tmonews Forums! 

Via Wireless Advisor

Thanks Coltra!

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  • Jon

    It’s not a retention plan, per se. It’s a loyalty plan for people still in contract who have been with them and in good standing.

  • TMonster

    Not even a year employment and leaking proprietary information online?
    See ya on the other side of the phone, Coltra.

    Thanks for the bold printed “for targeted SF area customers only” disclaimer at the top of the article, TMoNews. Appreciate it.

  • MagentaGlasses

    @David cleveland

    I believe the headline of this post is “T-mobile to offer improved unlimited plan?” or does it say a “T-mobile to offer a plan with unlimited minutes?” Don’t blame me for ignorant statements. You’ve got some kind of issues so deal with them first, before commenting here.

  • Glitch

    Something must be wrong here. What’s the point of offering it to currently contracted users when a lot of non contracted users can leave at anytime? Maybe it’s because I’m not in the SF area.

  • ShotWithAnSLR

    Posted my failed results in the forums, might be an interesting read for some.

  • http://www.Alertsforconsumers.com TheConsumerJournal

    This comment responds to Glitch’s statement:

    “Something must be wrong here. What’s the point of offering it to currently contracted users when a lot of non contracted users can leave at anytime? Maybe it’s because I’m not in the SF area.”

    T-Mobile is not like its competitors, who want to commandeer the market share and then water down the service. As a customer for 7-years, I really believe that T-Mobile is so confident of their rock solid service that their business model does not call for locking customers into a contractual commitment.

    Read the Cell Phone Reviews:

    http://alertsforconsumers.com/2007/07/11/toprated-cell-phone-company-outpaces-the-competition.aspx

    http://alertsforconsumers.com/2009/02/17/best-cell-reviews.aspx

  • Mexifornian

    “T-Mobile is so confident of their rock solid service that their business model does not call for locking customers into a contractual commitment”

    You are correct. Their business model is to hope their ok customer service (not great, just better than the others!), combined with their small footprint urban coverage and family plans will keep them from bleeding customers who crave a decent smartphone with 3-G capabilities. If they can do that, they can make loads of money by not having to offer decent smartphones at a discount to keep their customers.

    Their “dumb” phones, family plans and now this unlimited talk plan are strong indicators that T-Mobile will brand themselves forever as the low-tech discount cell service provider… watch out Jitterbug, all T-mobile needs now is a big-keyed phone to take your Luddite retiree cell business away from you!

  • TMoFoSho

    Yeah #1 in bb curve sales damn thats a dumb phone oh and that bb8900 yeah thats a crap tastic phone; 3g in 140 cities; new data card with 3g launching soon, the best rate plans and some of the best corporate discounts available, The only US carrier with 2 5mp camera phones the first with an 8mp and soon to have 2nd 8mp: oh and great customer care; so says jd power; damn i only wish we were as good as sprint..

  • DomTheG1King

    I have a FLEXPAY ACOUNT AND THEY WONT LET ME GET THIS….. HOW DO I GET TO A POST ACCOUNT?

  • http://myspace.com/eccehomo999 *d.*

    ..is this really a deal? I pay $75 for unlimited text ($20), data ($25), 300 daytime minutes ($30) with free nights & weekends on my G1. The same on this plan is $85, before taxes. I like my plan just fine. And I don’t know what happened to Snagglepuss up there, but having the first two Android phones as well as stock WinMo phones puts them above Verizon and Sprint. I guess Mexifornians thinks the Instinct is a *real* smartphone. I know he’s not talking about the iPhone – they work on T-Mo’s network and when I had one it was a love-hate relationship, every day, until tropical storm Fay killed it. Thank goodness, or I might never have gotten my G1.

  • Nick (work for T-Mobile)

    Hi folks, I am a sales rep for T-Mobile. The Unlimited Loyalty plan will be offered to customers with prime (flex annual and flex no contract are not eligable) credit and have been with T-Mobile for 22 months or more with good payment history. The plan is 59.99 for unlimited talk time for an individual, and 89.99 for a 2 line unlimited talk time family plan and every line after that 2nd line will be 39.99 each. Texting rates and data plans are exactly the same. I would go to a T-Mobile store near you and have them do it for you. If you guys have any questions regarding the loyalty plan or T-Mobile in general, feel free to ask away!

  • Hurlamania

    Is this still available Ive never heard of it.

  • http://www.cardnotransferbalance.com/ free credit card numbers that work

    Superb Content, Top Notch, and User Friendly are the best way to describe this post, reading this motivates me.

  • Bernard

    I enjoy an unlimited talk and text service with Just5 for only $40 for 30 days! Each minute only cost $.10. Plus, the minutes expire in 90 days and rollover when refilled so I’m not looking for anything else. For those who prefer to use a simple phone and affordable rates, the Just5 cell phone makes a very good choice!

  • David

    Recognize the eventuality that I wasn’t the first to post this and Howardforums, the first website to actually post this information has significantly more readers than my website does. So good call on that part. Not to mention once slickdeals and other various gadget blogs gets a hold of this information its gone viral anyway and you’re in the same bad spot you would have been regardless. Once it broke on one website, it was downhill from there so you can try and blame me but I wasn’t the first with posting this FOR A REASON and you need to recognize that instead of pointing fingers.

  • David

    I find it completely ridiculous that you guys blame this website for something that has been publicly announced in the press or is Reuters not a comprehensive and reliable source? Not to mention I wasn’t the first place this was posted, what is so hard to understand about that? Howardforums had this up well before I did and they have a significantly larger user base with which to spread information so if you want to lay blame, blame it on them as I cited them as a source.

  • David

    Is that sarcasm??