T-Mobile Introduces Two New Promotional Rate Plans

Well we knew something was up with November 14th and it turns out, it was in fact the introduction of two new promotional rate plans.  T-Mobile has announced today that two new, limited-time promotional Even More plans will be available to customers this Sunday, November 14th as well as a reminder of the Tethering and new data offerings also beginning Sunday.

Even More Promotional Plans

The new Even More Promotional Plans are:

  1. Even More® Individual 1,500 Talk + Text + Web plan for $79.99/mo.
  2. Even More® Family Plan 3,000 Talk + Text + Web Plan for $149.99/mo.

Let’s not forget that the new 4G web plans, both the 200MB and 4G “unlimited” plans are also taking effect this Sunday, November 14th. The 200MB plan will be $10 with a 2-year contract plan or you can pick up the very same plan for $15 sans contract. The “unlimited” plan for 4G web is $30 a month regardless of contract.

That previously announced Tethering and Wi-Fi sharing plan? Well its finally going into effect this Sunday as well for $14.99 a month which of course has led to a steady stream of discontent for customers who disagree with the need to pay extra for data services.

Check out the full press release below!

Even More Promotional Plans

The new Even More Promotional Plans are:

  1. Even More® Individual 1,500 Talk + Text + Web plan for $79.99/mo.
  2. Even More® Family Plan 3,000 Talk + Text + Web Plan for $149.99/mo.

These new Even More Promotional Plans will be available beginning Sunday, Nov. 14 and will offer unlimited text, unlimited 4G Web, unlimited T-Mobile to T-Mobile and unlimited Nights and Weekends, in addition to the included 1,500 (Individual) and 3,000 (Family) Whenever minutes®.  For the same $79.99 price point at AT&T and Verizon, customers only get 900 Whenever minutes and unlimited text.1 These new plans require a two-year contract and will only be available for a limited time.

Previously announced as coming for the holidays:

4G Mobile Data Plans

T-Mobile recently announced two new mobile data plans that now have official names:  4G Web – 200MB plan and the 4G Web – Unlimited plan. These plans will be available for all T-Mobile phones2 beginning Sunday, Nov. 14 and the details of the plans remain the same – the 4G Web – 200MB plan is $10 per month with a new two-year service agreement or contract extension for a limited time or $15 per month with no contract extension, the 4G Web – Unlimited plan is $30 per month.

Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing

T-Mobile recently announced the upcoming availability of a Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing 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. Starting Sunday, Nov. 14 T-Mobile customers can add the Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing plan to their 4G Web – Unlimited $30 monthly Even More plan or 4G Web – Unlimited $25 Even More Plus no contract monthly plan for an additional $14.99 per month.

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  • http://tmonews dcb

    The $10 200 mb web will be available to ALL SMART PHONES and will be the only option for the phone first devices. Having the $10 option will not affect your speeds …….as long as you have an hspa+ phone and live in an area with hspa+ then you will get “4g” speeds until you reach the 5gb threshold. We all know the extra charge for tethering is not popular but T-Mobile still has the best plan and data options of all the major carriers with some really nice phone choices as well. The older plans benefit some people and the newer plans so make a choice ad to what works best for you and go with it……but to suggest a lawsuit because T-Mobile is now going to charge a fee for something that other carriers charge for is simply ludicrous! I am not sure if how we will know if customers are trying to tether but I am sure there is a way …..if you can figure out a way to do it without charge then more power to you but it costs money to build and maintain a network that everyone wants so if you are going to use it then pay for it!

    • JB6464

      Only for new customers. Web2Go unlimited data will still be in place for existing customers.

    • estoyloco

      So the $10 for unlimited on dumbphones will no longer be available for new customers?

      • JB6464

        I was refering to dcb’s statement that,”The $10 200 mb web will be available to ALL SMART PHONES and will be the ONLY OPTION for the phone first devices”.

        I have muliple dumbphones and smartphones on my line of 3 i have and also switch my sim in and out between them depending on what phone i want to use that day and T-Mobile told me my $9.99/month Web2Go unlimited data plan will NOT change.

        So maybe for new customers they might enforce that new policy. We’ll see monday when people start posting after the chages take place.

      • supaninjah

        the $10 Unlimited Phone-First web is still available FREE for the THE 1ST 30DAYS

  • http://tmonews dcb

    You can always keep existing services if they work for you…..if you have the current $10 phone first unlimited data plan then you can keep it…..if you don’t have data then the $10 plan will be the 200 mb if you add it on or after the 14th. If you change to the newer plans then you will be at risk of having to change to he new data plans as well but that will not be true in all cases

  • Sweetchili

    No, the new data plans do not apply to the Tab. That is using the webconnect rate for the rocket/netbook. Also wanted to clarify the first post that the new $10/$15 web is available to all phones EXCEPT Blackberry. Those will require the $30 web.

    • Jin

      All phones except Blackberry? What about other smartphones like MT4G, G2, Vibrant?

    • http://tmonews dcb

      That is incorrect……the 200mb plan is available for ALL PHONES……ALL PHONES MEANS ALL PHONES.

      • Sweetchili

        my bad. You are correct.

      • Ximena

        It only works for BlackBerry with the BIS feature and Sidekick is excluded.

    • BeerBellyBilly

      An ironic twist to all this tethering business is that under the Broadband plans for the Tab, WiFi/USB tethering IS included at no extra charge, as are SMS/MMS. Although a CSR at a astore told me otherwise (what do they know after all) other sources (PCWorld TMO Tab review, other blogs) say those features are included. I hooked up my Dash 3G whien I was there, the WiFi sharing worked, although all I got was a login page on both devices since the SIM in the demo Tab wasn’t internet-provisioned lol. Threads on TMobile forum also affirm that it works. Considering the roaring firestorm this issue has made, I’m sure the fallout after the Nov 14 Tethering Apocalypse should prove interesting in the coming weeks.

      • http://tmonews dcb

        I have the MT 4g and the WiFi tethering works now as well…..I don’t exactly what is involved behind the scenes but I am pretty sure there is a way to determine if you are tethering and people will be restricted from doing that after the 14th unless they pay for it….the reason it works now on the phones where the capability is built Into the phone is because the 15.00 plan is not live yet….once it is then usage will be cut off unless you add the feaure…..While tethering has been allowed by T-Mobile for a while, it has not been a “supported” feature by the company for quite some time. I work for T-Mobile and happen to agree that tethering should not be extra but bottom line is we are not a non profit organization and when we see he other major carriers charging more for this option then it would make good business sense to get some extra revenue for the company.

        • JB6464

          I Disagree. How is T-Mobile going to know if your tethering or not without actual hardware installed in your phone from T-Mobile that promps them. That’s why the new Andriod and WM7 phones don’t have the app activated when you buy them.
          They now can control the tethering because when you ask for the tethering package,they then will enabale it and start charging you. Or you unlock/jailbreak your phone and install it.
          The WM6(TP2 and HD2)have that app already installed and enabled from the factory and T-Mobile allowed it when they were sold.No extra app is needed from T-Mobile to tether.
          So how is T-Mobile going to know if your tethering or using the smartphone at it’s max capabilities streaming videos and files ?
          They can’t,because they can’t actually see what your doing. All they know is your using a large amount of data at that time.

        • JB6464

          And it’s unlimited data,just capped to edge speeds after 5GB.
          So if it’s unlimited and your way under your cap(lets say 2GB), how can they say your using to much data and must be tethering without actually seeing you do it ?
          Only if you have a New phone with T-Mobile apps to enable tethering.

        • http://tmonews dcb

          How do you know what T-mobile can and can’t do….if you read my last post I said that “I don’t know what happens behind the scenes but I am petty sure there is a way to determine if someone is tethering”……you don’t know any more than I or anyone else knows what T-Mobile’s ability is to track this. As I said in a earlier post, if you know how to access tethering then more power to you but why would t-mobile come up with this charge if hey didn’t have a way to control it?….think about it

        • JB6464

          They can on the New Phones. They are being released the same time period that the new tethering rules go into place.
          That’s why the tethering apps are not in the new WM phones and Andriods coming out.
          Thay can control them because they strpped the app from the phones like Verizon and AT&T does.
          T-Mobile cannot see what your actually doing any different than Verizon and AT&T can. Thats why people unlock/jailbreak their phones so they are not bound by the carriers app rules.

        • http://tmonews dcb

          Oh really???? The MT 4g has the WiFi tethering app pre installed on the phone and the g2 just got an update ti enable the WiFi tether option as well…..those features work right now free of charge because the data feature that will charge for it is not available yet…..once it is then people will have to oat for that ability….unless of course there is a third party app available that will go around that.

        • JB6464

          I did’nt say ALL.
          And T-Mobile gave the G2 an update enabling them to use those apps.
          Don’t you think they will track tethering now since They released the update ?
          And a third party app is possible.

        • JB6464

          I bet the MT4G app is already trackable by T-mobile. They probably planned that months ago as they did the new tethering packages.

        • http://tmonews dcb

          I have been saying this whole time that I believe that t mobile will be able to track weather you are tethering or not …..am I missing something?

        • Steveb

          T-Mobile has proxy servers that can log your Browser version, your operating system and query for your screen resolution if they wanted to. These are standard reporting features of broswers that can be logged by a proxy server or a web server. They may not have it setup yet, but they have a record of every instance of your use of Internet Explorer or any other non-phone browser. They may not have the automated correlation to your cell acccount setup, but that is what they will probably do. If you are using other applications, other than the browser it is harder for them to tell if you are using a pc or a phone.

        • JB6464

          Yes, without some sort of T_Mobile app/hardware in your phone,how are they going to achieve this ?
          If they could all along and their TOS plainly states No tethering, why have’nt they stopped it yet ?
          Verizon and AT&T has , they won’t allow you and will cut you off as soon as they find out.
          T-mobile would of made a lot of money off of this if they could all along by charging the customers for tethering or put a stop to it long ago like the others did.

        • http://tmonews dcb

          You just answered your own question…….if at & t and Verizon have a way to know then T-Mobile cab as well and will bit allow it once the tethering feature is active……you are talking out of both sides of your mouth

        • http://tmonews dcb

          you just answered your own question…..if at & t and verizon can limit tethering then obviously t-mobile can tell as well….you are talking out of both sides of your mouth

        • JB6464

          Hello , they control it by stripping the tethetring out of the phones before they get sold.
          Verizon and AT&T have a way,it’s called don’t offer it and block the tethering app in the phone before they release it for sale.
          The only way those customers get it is by unlocking/jailbreaking their phones and downloading a thehering app.
          I believe Verizon is now offering tethering but it not cheap.
          T-Mobile has never stripped that app out of their phones in the past because they never really had the high end smartphones until just recently and people are going to use a lot more of their data.
          So now they see a huge amount of cash they can generate from charging higher data plans and offer tethering but charge also just like the other carriers are doing.
          Cha-Ching !

        • http://tmonews dcb

          I am still not sure what your argument is…..plenty of people tether with phones that do not have pre-installed tethering applications and even though it is technically against the terms of service, t-mobile has just never policed it……but t-mobile has known for months that they would be charging for tethering so why would they launch a new phone with the option built in and send an update to another new phone that enables it if they are not going to be able to control it??? It is because they want it to be easy for the customer to set up and use so they can get the revenue from it….i will say it again…I have no idea how it will work because they have not shared that with us but i would be shocked if there is not way to control it because then it would be meaningless to charge people for it if they dont know who is doing it.

        • Kayleetay86

          Tethering… Okay I work in the call center and yes the plan that came out 11/14/2010 for the thethering we are able to view the usage because when you use your phone as a Modem becuse thats really what your doing it shows up under a different code of usage and with the reasearch we have done the code was for the thethering. So when you use your internet service on our phone the usage is from your phone, tether it to a computer different code because what you load isn’t from your phone. Simple as that, if you don’t have it on your accoount don’t use it so no additional charges for usage will be applied to the account. The Point of the new plan it, people are using their device as a modem and t-moible lost out on thousands of $ but you can add unlimied tethering on your account for $15.00 or pay $39.99 a month for a web connect service, both do the same thing! What one would you rather pay for?

      • JB6464

        Neither , because i have been tethering for the last two days now while this new rule came into place and when i bought my HD2 i was told i could tether from the Corporate Store Manager i bought it from because it was a WM phone. I’m not under contract so my $10./month Web2Go unlimited is still grandfathered in.
        That’s what TMO CS told me and as i was talking to them on the phone i was tethering and they did’nt even know and i told them i was. They there is a difference in the new verses the old WM tethering apps.

  • Jesushouston

    i just checked my account and it says ive used 2.8gb already! theres 5days left my bill to close … so it gives u an idea of how much i used n 7,000 txt messages .

    • JB6464

      I’m at 4.23GB with one day to go.
      I do tether about 1-2 hours a day but i listen to Slacker Radio on my HD2 all day at work.
      Got me beat on text(2000)though,lol.

  • grk217

    13 days remaining in this billing cycle.
    Data: 577.3552 / Unlimited Megabytes
    thats just from listen to a radio station from tune radio do you guys think should get the cheaper plan ?
    or stay with the 30 dollars per month ?

    • John

      If your results are your typical usage you stand@ $19 a month appx.

  • Now_onTMO

    I know this is off topic.. just wanted to say that windows phone 7 looks nice… super nice ui animation.. makes android and ios looks outdated.. android needs a ui overhaul.. imo.. windows phone 7 reeks of advancement.. just pretty!!

  • Now_onTMO

    The only thing i didn’t really like is the homescreen tiles.. but it should be themed or modded by developers, hackers , ok just wanted to share what i thought after playing with the hd7..,

  • Wilma Flintstone

    so yeah, about that pie…

  • Anthony

    Whoa. Whoa. Whoa…I’ve been bothering t-mobile retail stores since last week regarding these new plans. They have all given me the same answer…the 10$ month for 200mb data plan only apply’s to low-end smartphones. So, where are you guys getting your info from? ha

    • Steveb

      They have mixed messages when you call customer support. One person said my Vibrant were too advanced for the 200MB plan at any price. the next person said the $10 for 200MB was for 4g phones only.

      I just got the $10 plan on my 2 existing vibrants, with a 2 year extension but it was not easy. It took about an hour of escalation for them to deliver what their Nov 1 press release offered. Their press release did not say it was limited to 4G phones.

  • Geek On The Road

    Just checked the TMo site, if you select the 1500 plan, although on the selection screen it shows as $79.99, the cart is actually showing $99.99 (same as “Unlimited All”). Looks like Magenta has not yet got their billing systems sorted out.

  • Dave

    I just tried wirefly. It won’t let me choose the $10 data plan for the HTC HD7, only for the Optimus T, which I think is considered a low end smartphone. And I think that sucks.

  • BeerBellyBilly

    Oh, I bet rolling this stuff out is gonna be a MESS.

  • Dave

    woah wait, in letstalk.com it lets me choose the 200mb data plan for the HTC HD7!

  • http://www.tmonews.com bob

    When is the new data plan coming out?

    • cheaplikeafox

      today

      • Jin

        Yea today but none of the sites like wirefly, bestbuy, costco, walmart has the new 200mb data plan =/ Kinda sad they all have the old $30 / month one

  • Darren

    Please have someone from marketing or a person with at least a shred of basic communication skills look over this stuff before you let it fly. This sentence is a bunch of unformatted gibberish:

    T-Mobile customers can add the Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing plan to their 4G Web – Unlimited $30 monthly Even More plan or 4G Web – Unlimited $25 Even More Plus no contract monthly plan for an additional $14.99 per month.

    Notice how a person can actually understand it with some formatting and particles:

    T-Mobile customers can add the “Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing” plan to their “4G Web – Unlimited”, “$30 monthly Even More” plan, or “4G Web – Unlimited”, or “$25 Even More Plus no contract monthly” plan for an additional $14.99 per month.

    T-Mobile is a large company. Basic English skills should be a given.

  • http://www.tmonews.com bob

    T mobile website lets you have the g2, hd7, and my touch 4g with the new $10 data plan

    • Steveb

      I just got the $10 plan on my 2 existing vibrants, with a 2 year extension but it was not easy. It took about an hour of escalation for them to deliver what their Nov 1 press release offered. Their press release did not say it was limited to 4G phones.

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  • Brucemerriett

    When Does The Plans End? What Date?