T-Mobile Announces New Holiday Offerings

While these devices won’t be all that we will see from T-Mobile this holiday season, (myTouch4G anyone?) T-Mobile has announced that four Android devices will be priced under $100 this holiday season. There is little surprise here as all of these phones have been individually announced and the Motorola Charm has been available for some time. However, it’s nice to see T-Mobile remember that times are tough and that plenty of customers will be budget conscious this holiday season.

Affordable Android

T-Mobile is planning to offer a variety of new Android™ smartphones for less than $100, including:

  • T-Mobile® Comet™ will be available beginning Nov. 3 for $9.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement and qualifying data plan. It will also be available as a prepaid Android smartphone at Best Buy, Radio Shack and Target for less than $200 (plus taxes and fees).
  • LG Optimus T™ with Google™ will be available starting Nov. 3 for $29.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement and qualifying data plan.
  • Motorola CHARM with MOTOBLUR is available for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two year service agreement and qualifying data plan.
  • Motorola DEFY™ with MOTOBLUR™ will be available for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement and qualifying data plan.

That’s not all as T-Mobile has also announced the introduction of two brand new data plans this holiday season. No surprise here as both plans line up exactly with the leaked details we received a few days back. Though we admit to a little head scratching here as we had some pretty solid info that the 200MB smartphone offering was pushed back.

Low-Cost Data Service

In addition to affordable Android-powered smartphones, T-Mobile is delivering new low-cost data service plans expected to be available this holiday season, making data even more accessible for families. New value offers include these:

  • Mobile data plans. With T-Mobile data plans, customers will have two options for data: the Web – 200MB plan or the Web – Unlimited plan. The Web – 200 MB plan will be available for $10 per month with a new two-year service agreement for a limited time or for $15 per month, which will not require a contract. The Web – Unlimited plan will be available for $30 per month. Both data plans will be sold paired with a voice and text message plan.
  • Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing service plan. T-Mobile is offering a new tethering service plan that enables select smartphones to function as wireless modems for connecting devices, such as laptops, tablets and netbooks, to the Internet through the T-Mobile network. Customers can add the Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing plan to their Web – Unlimited $30 monthly plan for an additional $14.99 per month.

Of course as mentioned above this isn’t all we can expect from our beloved Magenta this holiday season with a bevy of devices designed to meet the needs of every budget and every wish. The HTC HD7, Blackberry Bold 9780, T-Mobile G2, myTouch4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab will all find themselves available for your buying pleasure this holiday season.

T-Mobile Kicks Off the Holidays With a Compelling Lineup of Affordable Android-Powered Smartphones and New Low-Cost Data Service Plans

T-Mobile Is Making It Easier for Families to Stay Connected This Holiday Season and Beyond

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Nov. 1, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced new products and service plans designed to help families stay connected without busting their holiday budgets.  Beginning Nov. 3, T-Mobile is planning to offer a variety of new Android™ smartphones, including the T-Mobile® Comet™, LG Optimus T™ with Google™ and Motorola DEFY™ with MOTOBLUR™, each for less than $100.

“We’re heading into this holiday season with our strongest and most affordable lineup ever of Android-powered smartphones,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA.  “Combine that with low-cost data service plans and even easier ways to give T-Mobile products as gifts, and we believe families will make the move to smartphones — enriching how they communicate in the new year.”

Affordable Android Smartphones for All

T-Mobile’s compelling suite of affordable Android smartphones appeals to each member of the family, even first-time smartphone users. In addition to providing access to the mobile Web while on the go, Android-powered smartphones provide customers with one-click access to their favorite Google services, such as Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube®, and over 100,000 applications in Android Market™. For less than $100 with qualifying rate plan on a two-year agreement (plus taxes and fees), T-Mobile customers can purchase any of the following devices during the holiday season:

  • The T-Mobile Comet offers a compact form factor, 528 MHz processor, 2.8-inch full touch screen display and a 3.2 megapixel camera. Perfect for customers who are ready to make the affordable transition to their first smartphone, the T-Mobile Comet is also available for prepaid customers at less than $200 (plus taxes and fees), the lowest-priced 3G Android smartphone in the T-Mobile portfolio. The T-Mobile Comet is available in a black finish.
  • The LG Optimus T is an easy-to-use smartphone with a user customizable home screen, 600 MHz processor, 3.2-inch full touch screen display and a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capture. Featuring Voice Actions for Android pre-loaded on the device, the LG Optimus T allows customers to perform commands through voice entry, such as calling, texting, e-mailing and navigating to a specific destination. The LG Optimus T is available in a burgundy or titanium finish.
  • Slim and pocket-able, the Motorola DEFY is equipped to withstand all that life throws your way. The DEFY is scratch- and water-resistant, as well as dust-proof, combined with MOTOBLUR™, an 800 MHz processor, a 3.7-inch full touch screen and a 5-megapixel camera with flash and video capture. The Motorola DEFY is available in a black and linen finish.
  • The Motorola CHARM™ with MOTOBLURfeatures a full QWERTY keyboard for easy messaging, a 2.8-inch touch screen paired with a BACKTRACK™ pad for simple navigation, and MOTOBLUR, making it easy to keep up with family and friends. Also featuring a 600 MHz processor and a 3 megapixel camera, the Motorola CHARM is available in a golden bronze or cabernet finish.

Services Families Can Afford

In addition to affordable Android-powered smartphones, T-Mobile is delivering new low-cost data service plans expected to be available this holiday season, making data even more accessible for families. New value offers include these:

  • Mobile data plans. With T-Mobile data plans, customers will have two options for data: the Web – 200MB plan or the Web – Unlimited plan. The Web – 200MB plan will be available for $10 per month with a new two-year service agreement or contract extension for a limited time or for $15 per month, which will not require a two-year contract extension. The Web – Unlimited plan will be available for $30 per month. Both data plans will be sold paired with a new or existing voice and text message plan.
  • Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing service plan. T-Mobile is offering a new tethering service plan that enables select smartphones to function as wireless modems for connecting devices, such as laptops, tablets and netbooks to the Internet through the T-Mobile network. Customers can add the Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing plan to their Web – Unlimited $30 monthly plan for an additional $14.99 per month.

Availability

The T-Mobile Comet, LG Optimus T and Motorola DEFY are expected to be available starting Nov. 3 at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online at http://www.t-mobile.com. The T-Mobile Comet will also be available as a prepaid Android smartphone at Best Buy, Radio Shack and Target. T-Mobile expects its new mobile data plans and tethering service plan will be available this holiday season.

Making it even easier for consumers to give T-Mobile devices and accessories to their friends and families this holiday season, T-Mobile Gift Cards can be purchased and redeemed at select T-Mobile retail stores nationwide.

For more information on T-Mobile products and services, visithttp://www.t-mobile.com.

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  • Miro

    first!

    and wasn’t off-contract price supposed to be lower than contract like the EM+?

    • Josh M.

      Nope. But if u do the calculations of both types of plans you realize youre giving them the same amount of money. Jusr one is up front and second one over 2 years.
      Actually u end up paying more on EM plan because it costs $20-30 more per month

      • sorandkairi

        Sorry to imform you but, your calculations are wrong; if the price is the same, its the same no matter when you pay for it or how long it takes to pay for it. For example…… 1=1 or (1 = 0.05×20)

        @Miro

        the prices are the same

      • Josh M.

        Um not when the EM plans cost $20-30 more than EM+ plans. Ur calculations are wrong.
        20 x 24 months is 480 dollars + 200 price of discounted phonea = 680…..thats more than buying a phone for 500 and paying cheaper rate plans

      • Jake

        If you look in the fine print, the EM+ (no contract) Talk+text+web plan doesn’t include T-Mobile Android Unlimited Web (in other words, that plan only includes web for non-android smartphones).

        So if you buy an unsubsidized Android phone on an EM+, you’ll end up paying just as much per month as you would had you bought a subsidized Android phone an an EM (contract). If you are set on an Android device, you might as well sign up for the contract EM plan and get a discount on the phone.

      • Josh M.

        @jake, really? Cuz ive been on em+ since it launched and had android since. Are you sure about that?

      • Jake

        @Josh. According to the tmobile website, what I said above is accurate. But… I can not confirm whether they are actually forcing people to add the optional “Tmobile Android Web” in order to access the web on their android device. From what you are saying, it sounds like they are not enforcing that restriction on the technical side.

      • Jake

        Another thing I forgot to mention. The EM (contract) plans don’t actually cost $20-30 more if you talk to the loyalty department. Last week I bought a G2 @ $99.99 ($149.99 – $50 rebate). The plan the loyalty department offered me was $84.99 unlimited everything (talk, txt, android web). That is only $5 more than the corresponding EM+ plan per month. Considering the G2 would have been $500 unsubsidized, I think I got a good deal.

        • http://sa.mu/el sam

          I have EM+ for my nexus one and the android package is included.

      • Josh M.

        Thats not a pretty good deal, thats an awesome deal. All I know is I dont like contracts, its like getting married. Or not

      • Jake

        Yeah I’m with you man. I hate contracts too. But they made me “an offer I couldn’t refuse.”

  • 2FR35H

    Nice!

  • Reader

    Is this officially announced by T-Mobile?

    • David, Managing Editor

      That’s a press release, so I would say yes.

      • StuckInTexas

        David – Sorry if I missed this, but can you get the 200MB plan with the high-end phones (MT4G, G2, Vibrant)? In the earlier leak, it said you could only get Unlimited with those phones, but I don’t see it listed here.

        Considering ATT and VZ are now offering it, it would suck if TMO didn’t follow.

      • Reader

        If $10 is available with high end devices, that will be a viable option for me because I do not use the cellular data much.

      • abel2fresh4u

        david what is going with my comments????? i have postd the same thing 3 times. and is not showing up. i hope this one does atleast

        • David, Managing Editor

          I have no idea, nothing has been moderated, if they get caught by the spam filter I catch and approve. I don’t know whats happening, let me know if it continues.

      • abel2fresh4u

        it only post my comments when i reply. is this happening to somebody else?

        • David, Managing Editor

          Don’t know what to tell you, that comment went through without a problem?

      • Farhan

        I’m having a problem posting comments… Don’t know if this one will go through.

  • http://Tmonews Dabe

    What’s the off contract price dammit

    • Josh M.

      Probably $499-549 like everything else

    • sorandkairi

      $380 on defy

      and

      $280 or $250 on Optimus Prime :)

  • renz

    niceee….btw i got to play wit a mytouch 4g last nite… very nice.. does not look or feel cheap. It was the white one. Runs really great. I wish it had a bigger screen though. I was the first to turn it on and as soon as you do it asks for all this set up info, email, theme (which has a about 6 to choose from), etc. Overall i was very impressed with it. Only reason i still have second thoughts is because now a days.. we (well myself) want a phone looks and feels like a million bucks..(evo, epic, iphone) i mean something that stands out and people ask “what phone is dat” and honestly this phone does not have that appeal in my opinion. FFC was pretty sweet.. really clear and took great pictures. Maybe am too picky or maybe i just like 4.3″ ‘s but honestly great phone for tmobile and the “mytouch” i think will no longer give that child/teen vibe is use to have.

    • pantlesspenguin

      Or they’re like me, & not give a flying flip about what people think of my phone. I actually tend to hide my phones away when I’m in public so I don’t make myself a target. As long as it has everything I want & it feels like a solid device, that’s all I can ask for. I’m giving up my Vibrant for the MT4G. As long as there are no glaring glitches (such as gps not workin) I’ll be keeping that phone for a long time.

  • Josh M.

    Will tmobile carry a webOS phone soon?

    • duh

      no. who cares about WebOS anymore?

      • Josh M.

        I do.

  • jp

    Everything looks good except Tethering. $15 just to use it without getting anything more? Still the 5GB data cap.

    Guess i can just root the mt4g.

    • Josh M.

      Its only a 5Gb data “speed” cap. You will still get unlimited data.
      Its simple, dont use your phone to tether. Comcast is only 20 a month.
      Or if you “need” to tether, stop complaining and take it like a man

      • JB6464

        Just get a WM phone and you wont have to get bent over on the extra tethering charge. That app comes pre-installed. Just hook up and tether away.

      • Skon

        You know Josh, not everybody lives in their mom’s basement where free Comcast is available 24/7. Some people actually need to tether from other places.

        Weird, I know!

      • Josh M.

        @skon. Weird I know, since I work hard to pay my own bills. Lol stfu

      • Ted C.

        It might as well be a cap because the speed reduction makes the data basically worthless because it is so slow (less than EDGE speed).

  • Walhaddi

    None of those phones would sell for anything over $100 if you ask me.

    • duh

      maybe that’s why they are priced that way, better do some investigating.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

    Of course they still haven’t told us the actual price of these phones.

    I find it interesting though that they don’t seem to be including device restrictions on the 200MB data plan, hopefully they rethought that part of it.

  • http://forums.tmonews.com mrt1connect

    The prices are up there…^

  • bob

    200mb plans are only available for low end smartphones. Charm,LG,comet, and nuron. The high end phones like the vibrant, myt4g, blackberry, and g2 require $30 plan.

    • StuckInTexas

      Is that true, I know it was mentioned in earlier leaks, but I don’t see any mention of it in this release. I am sure you are correct, just wish it wasn’t so.

    • Matt Virlee

      It’s stupid that older smartphones (Blackberry 8320) can’t get the 200 MB plans. That phone is permanently stuck on EDGE damnit!

  • alex

    Whats the deal with the aws dell streak Can you find out dave

  • logic660

    bring on the G2 OTA now…..

  • Nightkid

    Nice job T-mobile ! Man I started to hate about Stupidness about ATT services, they’ve charged me fo the F#$% 15 buckes for 200 mb and 25 for 2GB, come on the Smartphone can drained more than what they offered. Sucks they could take their role play of monopoly but not with me.

  • http://www.abstractwankery.com Nick

    Nuron was already eligible for the $10/mo smartphone plan.

    • Freelance.is.art

      The nuron wasnt a smartphone. It was a phone 1st that had decent internet.

  • Sam

    Good news..!

  • TMoFan

    T-Mobile is changing the game by offering these smartphones at such a low price. It’s too bad that they didn’t change the 200 data from including low-end smartphones to all of them (like AT&T). I’m still going to take advantage of this and pick up the LG when the 200 data for it becomes available.

  • golfreak

    If you read the T-mobile press release, there is no restrction on the new data plan.
    $10 for 200mb if you agree to a new 2 yr contract.
    $15 for 200mb if you want to keep your current contract.
    Pretty damm good deal if you ask me.
    Now I just wonder whats the overage data cost will be.
    Will you just be charge the $30 automatically or will they do like ATT.

    • Shewrote41

      The restriction is: If you have a smartphone with the Requiered $20, $24.99, or $30 internet you cannot change to the lower data. These will be options for new upgrades or activations. EM+ will have their choice due to contracts.

  • golfreak

    Nevermind. I think I’m reading it wrong.
    Might be just apply to the new phones.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

    (not sure what happened to my previous comment)

    OK I read the official TMO release several times and here is what I can tell.

    1. There is no longer any mention of premium vs basic smartphones for the 200Mb plan, not even in the fine print, which sounds like they backed off on their original plan of restricting who could get the 200MB plan based on the device they had. (good)
    2. The $10 with contract extension (even more or grandfathered plan) or $15 without contract extension (or new even more plus plan) is new. It means you end up paying an extra $120 over two years with EM+, on some phones you may even come out ahead getting a subsidized phone and going on EM, I will have to crunch some numbers but at a glance it looks like:
    G2: Save $180 over two years with EM with $10 data plan.
    Optimus:

  • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

    Oops I clicked submit too soon.

    In any case the Optimus you save $150 over two years with EM and the $10 data plan.

    If you can get away from the full price data plan you really can come out ahead going on contract, which is pretty unheard of.

    Of course if you go over your 200MB allotment those savings will quickly go away.

    Also for someone like me it’s less clear, I’m grandfathered into a very inexpensive plan but it’s never been equipment discount eligible. I will have co do some more math but I still think it will be cheaper for us to stay contract free.

  • Antoine

    will we be seeing any new netbooks or laptops from magenta anytime soon?

    • tmorob

      the short answer. Yes. Think, netbook. Now think hspa+.

      • antoine

        I hope its within the next couple of months. I’m in the market for a new netbook or if the price is right, a laptop wouldn’t be out of the question.

  • Tyrone

    It would be nice if T-Mobile would support the Android phones it has already sold. From my experience so far with their lack of support for the myTouch 3G Slide, if I were going to upgrade my phone “for the holidays”, I’d also upgrade my carrier to Verizon. They support their Android phones in a timely manner.

  • kingkong

    Hopefully there is no restriction so i can get 200mb for the blackberry. They should just charge another 10 for an additional 200mb but who knows

  • cellswag5

    Where’s the bb 9800 coming to tmo news????????

  • lazyn00b

    @Robert Aitchison et al.

    I think you guys are forgetting that the EM voice plans cost at least $10 more than EM+. You’ll still save money with EM+, even though the 200MB data plan costs $5 more.

    • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

      Generally that’s true, but you have to include the cost of the “subsidy”

      So for a G2 with Even More (contract)
      $200 Phone
      500 minutes talk & text plan @ $49.99/mo = $1200
      200MB data plan @ $10 = $240
      Total Cost after 24 months = $1640

      And for a G2 with Even More Plus (contract free)
      $500 Phone
      500 minutes talk & text plan @ $39.99/mo = $960
      200MB data plan @ $15 = $360
      Total Cost after 24 months = $1820

      So if you are pretty sure you won’t go over 200MB you are actually better off going with Even More and a contract.

  • DatNizzle

    My GF has a Nuron and $10 unlim. Net. If she gets an android is she grandfathered?

    • duh

      no.

    • Ash

      Yes, if you buy the phone a full price, don’t sign new contract.

  • Chet

    Waiting to hear when there’ll be a BOGO free for the MT4G…

    Got to play with one the other day, felt nice, sturdy. Played with the browser- damn fast bringing up rather large photo files from my photo site.

    After five or six years with Blackberry, I’m tired of waiting for updates, and I want a bigger screen. With the addition of wifi calling on the MY4G, TMo made a sale…when the price is right because my wife wants one too. She’s been with a crappy old cell phone that does little more than make calls and sent text messages.

  • dnice711

    I just want to know, when will the g2 get wifi calling? Also why can’t we have the option to get either wifi hotspot or teathering?

  • deceptivesmiles

    :( Maybe I over-read it but I was hopin the G2 would be a few bucks cheaper for the holiday shopping season

  • abel2fresh4u

    nice

  • FlyingRequin

    OK — this is probably the wrong crowd to ask this question, but if you had to choose between the samsung gravity T vs. the Nokia Nuron — which one would you choose? or — what is the best feature phone currently available at Tmo?

    • John

      The Only thing that really sets them apart good for the gravity is the keyboard. The nuron has pre loaded gps, no data required, and you can put skyfire on it for a flash enabled browser.

  • Golgowave

    ***JB6464*** Pls pardon my ignorance. What’s a WM phone? Thanks

    • Pimpstrong

      Windows Mobile

      • JB6464

        Correct, and don’t let no sales rep tell you you need any extra tethering apps if you buy a WM phone. They are already installed from the factory.
        Not sure if T-Mobile will cripple the WM7 phone coming out like the Androids which they will block the app so you can’t use it without T-Mobile’s permission. Then they bill you for the same thing you can already do with a WM phone,lol.

  • timmyjoe42

    The defy should have been built with a 1 ghz processor and come with more than a 2gb microSD card. Either way, I still want it.

  • Pimpstrong

    So $15/mo(the soon to be perminant price) for 200MB vs $30 for 5,000MB before its slowed down huh? Talk about NOT getting your moneys worth.

    5GB of data = just over half a cent – $0.006
    200MB of data = seven cents – $0.07

    I am so glad I have the Grandfathered $25 unlimited data plan and I think I’ll never leave T-mobile again just because of that. These prices are just rediculous and they know it

    It’s a splash in a cup when your just kinda thirsty or drinking from from the cup while its still being filled up. THEY COMPLETELY AVOID A HAPPY MEDIUM!

    • Pimpstrong

      The 200MB data plan is 14 times more expensive as the Unlimited plan. I thought only prepaid screws you like this. How about 4 or 5 hundred Megabytes for $15. Hell that’s not even 25% as much data as the $30 plan but its half the F!@#$%G PRICE!!

      OK I’m done.

      • Doh

        Not if all you use is < 200MB. Then you would be paying 300% more @ $30.

      • money saver

        TMO is the cheapest for the capped data, what are you complaining about??
        Verizon = $10 for 150MB
        AT&T = $15 for 200MB
        TMO = $10 for 200MB

    • JB6464

      Same here Pimpstrong,glad i’m grandfathered in at $9.99/month Unlimted Web Data plan with my HD2 Windows Mobile phone and no contract.
      If i wanted i could have WM 6.5,Android,and WM7 on my phone and boot to which one i want at any time. And i don’t have to pay extra for tethering,lol.

  • abel2fresh4u

    2 days left to nov 3rd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope this comment shows up grrrr

  • Jin

    So when do u guys think the new $10 data pl an will be out? And also, will the MyTouch 4G will be able to get the $10 data plan? or you have to have the $30 one? anyone knows?

  • bob

    My touch, blackberry, and vibrant type smart phones will be required to have unlimited web. only the low end smart phones will give you the choice of the 200mb and unlimited.

  • podstolom

    If I don’t tether my Dash 3G, I never use anywhere near 200 Meg a month, so I’ll gladly pocket the $10 savings if I have to pay $15 on my grandfathered plan. Probably put the $10 on my VZW netbook data plan and boost that allowance from 250 Meg to 5 Gig. So yeah, I’m looking forward to this, hope it comes soon.

  • MOD

    No mention of the Nexus 2/Nexus S?

  • Midori

    I hope the myTouch doesnt become cheaper than what I payed for $149.99+20 for nxt day delivery.I wonder since I pre-oredered will I get it sooner like people who did the G2 pre-order go theirs on the 27th-29th?

  • abel2fresh4u

    man i dont know what is it with these tmo em.ployees. i just called to my nearest tmo dtore and they said they have no idea when the mytiuch is gonna come out. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    and yesterday i went to a radio sha.ck and they told me they will start sellin it as soon as they get it. hopefully todAY

  • Midori

    If you search “mytouch” for “today” T-mobile has just uploaded a bunch of “How-To’s” on the new MT4G!

    • Midori

      On Youtube website…

  • cellswag5

    How do u know how much data you really use?? Anybody?

    • Josh M.

      If u got android, just download 3g watchdog from the market. Begin on the first day of ur billing cycle and youll track an estimated amount on ur data at the end of ur billing cycle. Works great :)

    • Matt Virlee

      Or…. you can just log into your “My T-Mobile” account online….

      • Josh M.

        Yes. Or that too

  • mark

    wow if i had known the DEFY would be available with the $10/month or $15/month data plan I might of gotten that instead of the G2…w/e i love this phone and i suspect I would go over 200mb….$30 is still too expensive, they really need to dip that price to $20.

  • Daniel

    Let me put it to rest. I work as a customer care rep at the 1800 number. The new 200 mb plan will just be for low end data phones like was stated before….things like MT4G, vibrant, and yes ALL black berries will be REQ 30 unlimited (just like they are today). The 200 mb will now be req for things that didn’t use to… Ex the nuron (doesnt req the $10 now, but will when this goes in to effect.) So what’s the good news then you may ask? With something like the CHARM (&roid) would today only work with the $30 plan…when the changes take place the CHARM doesn’t HAVE to have the REQ30 plan but could do the lower cost 200mb if they wanted. Just remember…. IF its one of the “super nice phones” its probably going to req the 30 plan. Most of the phones on this holiday line upwill work on the 200mb plan.

    • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

      They will have a problem with angry customers then because the official announcement doesn’t say thing about that.

    • Jin

      Im sure Tmobile will have the new $10 / month 200mb data plan for all phones including the high end smartphones. The reason is to compete with At&t and verizon which offers the same low p rice data plan.

    • Patrick

      I guess Tmobile would rather be greedy than competitive.

  • cheaplikeafox

    so the $15 200 mb web plan with no contract will only be available for a limited time according to the press release….does that mean that they will start requiring a $10 200 mb plan with 2 year contracts for budget androids like they require the $30 unlimited web plans with 2 year contracts currently for smartphones?

    • daniel

      Yes.

      But imagine, even though its a “budget android,” its still an android device which up to this point required a $30… no if’s and or but’s. So now “budget android phones,” can at least get it at a lowered cost.

      • cheaplikeafox

        i wonder when they’ll stop offering the $20 android preferred plan…that seems to be better with 5 gb at least. 200 mb isn’t enough for a smartphone if you use your phone a lot to surf the web.

      • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

        @cheaplikeafox not everyone uses a lot of data, I’ve only gone over 200MB twice in the past 12 months, usually I am closer to 100MB.

  • RVN

    Why the $15 plan is not applicable to higher end phones like g2, mytouch 4g, nexus 2…. ATT is offering a $15 for 200M data plan on their best iphone 4… What are you doing Tmo..

  • upnorth85

    i am tired of my BB. I want an Android with wi-fi calling (UMA)! T-mobile are you listening to me ? (8 years or so loyal customer – spending $250 a month on unlimited family data and voice!). Please add Android phones with wi-fi calling. When signal quality is poor wi-fi calling helps a lot.

    • Shewrote41

      @upnorth85, the G2 Android had UMA calling. And with 8 years you should be getting it for a great price.

  • Anonymous

    wow very happy to  T-Mobile Announces New Holiday Offerings. this lovely job………..