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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  • bbcrisp_03

    Fragmented, confusing, Nickeling and dimeing, more crap! I hope i can still keep my even more 69.99 plan. I dunno. UUUGH! more numbers = confusing!

    • TheDude

      Why wouldn’t you be able to keep it? I still have one of their old plans from before the switch to Even More/Even More Plus.

    • Miro

      you can keep it
      we’re still on a 69.99 fam with myfaves

      • somebody

        lol im still on a plan with 400 famly mints its like 40 buks base :) i never talk on my phone so its great

    • going_home

      I’m still on my original G1 plan, $74.99 unlimited talk and web – 400 texts.

      ;)

  • JohnDeere

    Woo Tmobile rocks!

  • Tyrone

    Now why would anyone pay $14.99 for “Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing” when they can tether for free using PdaNet?

    • Jimmy

      Completely agree….even though the whole wifi hotspot (with phone) thing is more convenient and share up to more user. But for $14.99/month I rather use pdaNet to laptop and just make the laptop into a wifi hotspot…

    • deadinditches

      Depending on data usage, if they notice that you are one of those special customers that spike their data usage into the 5ormore gigs of usage, they will be looking for that and working on ways to adjust your usage accordingly.

      The tethering option specifically lists ‘unlimited’ instead of the throttling that happens on a regular data plan.

      Also, pdanet doesn’t support many of the newer 2.2 devices that are coming to the market, yet.

      • jymmyb

        Well that why I love open source android = hacking… root=hot spot app, is about time… anyway i dont think they can change you unlimited data plan before 5 gigabites i belive you can used that on one day or cycle moth …????

      • Thaghost

        They support The mt4g

      • No, the word “unlimited” refers to the plans the Tethering plan needs to be added to.

        ie:
        If you’re on the 200Mb data plan, you can’t buy the Tethering plan
        If you’re on the *Unlimited* data plan, you can buy the Tethering plan

        At this stage there’s no reason to believe that tethering will not come out of your 5Gb “fast data” quota.

        I’m still curious as to how they intend to enforce it however given every tethering app works by making data appear to come from the phone, be it via NAT or via a proxy. Even looking for “suspicious” activity, such as desktop user agent strings from web browsers, would be dubious given Android apps may well do such things anyway.

      • dannyb91979

        T-Mobile has said that the tethering will be constrained within the allowed 5GB, and will also be throttled after that.

        Also, I have yet to find a device that PDANet won’t run on…

    • ISellTMo

      Because T-Mo is looking for a way to stop PdaNet from working as well as other apps. They want to require the tether SOC.

    • Jack

      The network will be able to detect the devices that are connecting to the data network through your device and then can determine if you are tethering or not, then apply an upsell message. It will work for a little, then you’ll get the message.

  • techy2010

    These new rate plans are no better than what was offered in the past from Tmobile.
    I don’t expect peeps to be lining up for this promotion.
    Hope Tmobile saves their advertising dollars for something else.

    • deadinditches

      Considering that tmo currently doesn’t have an option for anything between 1000mins and unlimited mins for an individual plan… I would consider it a better option for many customers that use somewhere between 1000 and 1500 anytime minutes a month.

      But I guess people will always find something to whine and complain about, won’t they?

      • sandytoes

        Agreed…

      • Krystian

        Agreed as well, this is exactly what my GF needs, this plan will save her 20 bucks a month because she needs more then 1000 but less then unlimited. I think its great.

    • dannyb91979

      Umm, these rates are like HALF what they are currently charging! The competition can’t even come CLOSE to touching these plans! I really hope they advertize the hell out of these, so I can get more lines out!! :-D

      • dannyb91979

        Ok, I was looking at the wrong brochure – it’s not half, but it’s STILL a good deal! :-D

  • Tyrone

    It would be better if T-Mobile would actually start supporting the Android phones is sells. It’s appalling they ship Android phones without WiFi calling, then take forever to roll out Android 2.2 which remedies the situation AND reduces their infrastructure costs considerably. Clearly the management at T-Mobile needs to be replaced by real businessmen.

    • deadinditches

      This is not a result of tmobile.

      You’re complaining about something that has very little to do with Tmobile.

      Wificalling was a specific application that was built by a 3rd party software company that just became available.

      As far as the 2.2 rollouts, then you obviously havent taken the UI builds into consideration. The reason the Nexus (and possibly the G2) have gotten speedy updates is because the manufacturer didn’t have a user interface built on top of the android build. This takes time, and money and thought process.

      Obviously, you need to do a little research prior to your pointless ranting and raving.

      • Tyrone

        Unlike you, I’m not a T-Mobile shill. I am a programmer and this is something I know a lot about. The 3rd party aspect of the application is irrelevant. All WiFi calling, such as that T-Mobile has supported for years on a host of LG, Nokia and RIM phones, follows the UMA standard and all of the software is 3rd party, as is all of the software on T-Mobile phones. That’s the little “Wi-Fi and Mobile Calling” checkbox in the phone selector guide on T-Mobile’s website. Over the years this has gone under the names “T-Mobile Unlimited Hotspot Calling”, “T-Mobile@Home”, etc. I’ve been using it for years on other phones. That is why it is so irritation that they punted on it for Android phones, and due to the outcry, finally (with Android 2.2) are bundling Kineto Wireless’s Smart WiFi app with the OS. Unfortunately, Kineto only sells to OEMs.

        • pjs

          Congrats to you Tyrone with the misinformation, lets try and correct a few things here. 1st, T-mobile has only been carrying LG devices for 6 months or so (error #1) and no of them offer UMA. 2nd, Android 2.2 is not required for UMA feature to work (see Motorola DEFY on v2.1) 3rd, while T-Mobile must be the ones requesting the UMA feature they have no real control over the speed of the device manufacturer actually adding the feature or updating the phone, other than threating them to stop purchasing future handsets. Stop commenting on people being shills and quit being such a grump yourself. This company doesn’t work for you and your timeline.

        • Huh

          James, was there really any need in that comment here?

        • bigrich

          Just an FYI Tyrone, T-Mobile@Home is VoIP, not WiFi.

  • Adam

    Hahahaha! I have been paying 150 for unlimited everything on 2 lines. I guess it pays to be a loyal customer dating back to 1997.

    • Camille

      I have unlimited everything for 2 lines for 139.99

      • sorandkairi

        ditto….. but mine is $119.99….
        govt rate ftw!!!!!

        • Pimpstrong

          I was disappointed when the discount dropped from 18 to 15%. But its still damned good.

        • sorandkairi

          lol…yeah glad i kept mine tho!

      • Adam

        Even better!

    • jymmyb

      Yep same here that include fax voice-mail, and families allowance O.o :P

  • James

    I wonder how this will affect the $10 per month data plan I have with my Nokia Nuron and if I’ll be able to continue using USB tethering for free.

    • James

      Oh, that’s $10 per month unlimited.

    • deadinditches

      Currently, there are no options for wifi sharing on the $10 phone first feature. I would imagine that you’re still fairly safe.

  • danbutter

    So what happens to the other existing plans that this makes obsolete?
    If they disappear is there only what is more expensive left?
    For example right now the family example is 179 so people on that plan will save, but there are also cheaper plans with less mins. Is this going to be the cheapest plan now? If so that sucks.
    If they drop the price of other plans it would be good.

    I guess my point is that it seems that they are raising the minimum price to have a plan.
    (number of mins. aside)

    • TheDude

      I don’t understand what you’re saying. This is for “Even More” (not Even More Plus) so the price is the EXACT SAME as the lowest individual plan price anyway.

      Current: Even More Individual (2 year contract) 500mins Talk+Text+Web = $79.99
      Promotion: Eve More Individual (2 year contract) 1,500mins Talk+Text+Web = $79.99

      As for family, the cheapest current plan is $10 less than this promotion.. and there is NOTHING to indicate these are replacing anything. As stated in the article, these are LIMITED TIME PROMOTIONAL RATE PLANS

  • Mark

    Guess what folks, those apps like pdanet will now be recognized by tmob’s system and even using those you’ll have to pay for tethering. Get over it, it’s what every other company that allows tethering requires so unless you’d like to be forced to go to another carrier or have tmob scooped up by Sprint deal with it.

    • johnmed3

      @mark: there is no way for them to know if your using an app like pdanet or easy tether.
      It will just show up as internet use from the device.

      • deadinditches

        I would imagine that if you spike your data usage, it sends up red flags, regardless.

        I would imagine that if you’re tethering (like myself) that your data usage skyrockets due to looking at full blown websites instead of m. mobile websites.

        I looked at usage w/ a tethering app at 8.3gigs a month and w/o at 3.2

        • 2FR35H

          There is a flaw in your argument. On Android you have the option to choose full blown websites instead of mobile websites. If they were to call you up on that it would also be illegal because we are free to use it how we wish, there is no clause stating that you must only go to mobile sites.

      • joboy

        How will they know we’re tethering? I’m not a computer guy, but I suspect they’ll know the same way a website knows whether I’m using a computer browser or a mobile device: probably something to do with the destination IP address.

    • Edward Mullens

      Guess what “folks” (by the way ix-nay the jovial buddy talk), there is no way they can separate pdanet from normal web traffic. So screw those greedy fools over. And their corporate shill friends.

  • sos

    more money!!!!! thats all i have to say……

  • JD

    For the unlimited family plan, is the $149 for 2 lines plus $x for additional lines? If so, what is the x?

    • Matt Hatter

      $5.00/line to share the talk and text, 25.00 with web.

  • FlyingRequin

    More useless plan. What about a limited minutes, full web and text plan for an affordable rate?

    Something like Virgin Mobile is doing.

    300 minutes, unlimited text and web for $25!! That’s what I want.

    I don’t want to pay for minutes that i will never use. My wife and I barely use 300 minutes together each month.

    • Jamie

      I’m in the same boat. We have an EM with 750 and have only used 300 so far with less than a week left. The ONLY time we have gotten close to using those minutes was the month we got married…in 2006. We went over by 1. Sometimes I wish TMO would start a rollover plan like AT&T.

      • Reader

        Keep in mind that T-mob is subsidizing the devices. If the plan is only $25 month, it wouldn’t cover the equipment cost in 2 year period.

        • TheDude

          Yet there isn’t an Even More Plus plan at that price point either… and we know for sure that they’re not subsidizing the price there

      • TheDude

        It may be billed as free, but rollover is paid off by higher prices of ATT plans. That and the rolled over minutes expire on the one year anniversary of the month you got them in.

    • Try looking at TMo’s prepaid plans. They’ve made it fairly modular, so you can put together a fairly customized plan that’d fit your calling patterns. The plan you describe is probably out of the question, but you might find something that works for you better than that.

      Essentially, start with:

      – No minutes, unlimited texts, $15pm
      or
      – 1500 minutes or texts (same bucket), $30pm

      then add:

      – 100Mb of data: $10pm
      – 2Gb of data, $50pm
      – Various options in between
      or $1.50 per day you use data (unlimited)

      This gives you quite a bit of flexibility, albeit not in a nice, clean, tidy package as you might prefer.

  • Pimpstrong

    OH MAN I gotta upgrate to some 4G internets so I can have the super speeds! At this point they are taking a Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich, adding a little more jelly to it and then telling us that its now a Jelly & Peanut Butter sandwich. It may be a little “Jellier” when I bite into it but its damn sure gonna taste the same.

    I understand its a big Marketing thing and I’m really glad that we aren’t getting charged an extra $10/mo for “4G” like some other carrier is. However at some point they are confusing us the consumer when 98.42% of us still use them old school Three Geez.

    Instead of duping people into rushing to get a new “4G” phone, maybe it would have been better to make 98.who am I kidding I don’t know the percentage people happy to know that they have the FASTEST DATA SPEEDS OUT even on their old 3G. AND let us know that Tmo’s latest phones can run FASTER than Sprint’s “4G” and with no Additional charge. I’m not in marketing but that sounds more appealing to me than just the term 4G without any visual proof of how fast it actually is.

    I had to say it.

    • deadinditches

      Actually, MOST smartphones will be able to take advantage of a boost in speed to a claimed 7.2mbps. Regardless of whether they are a ‘4g’ phone or not.

      My G2 pulls down high 9s/low 10’s in my area… and my old mytouch was able to pull 4.2 compared to the last consistent score being around a 2.3ish.

    • sklx-09 user

      “AND let us know that Tmo’s latest phones can run FASTER than Sprint’s “4G” and with no Additional charge”

      case this isn’t true! they were trying to force me into a new more expensive data plan when i tried to get a new mytouch.

      • Pimpstrong

        More expensive data plan? the $30 “4G” cost the same as yesterdays 3G data plan. so explain your situation.

      • TheDude

        If you don’t have one of the full internet plans then yes, of course they’re going to do that. If you’re running on an old $20 plan or $35 txt+data then you’re fine… but running on a $4.99 plan wouldn’t cut it.

        • sklx-09 user

          I’ve got the original $20 unlimited web/text that i have had forever through 4 phones and every new network “upgrade” since.
          it was working fine for 3hrs when i first turned on the mytouch 4g and then they shut it off and tried to force me into paying more for the service that they advertise not having to pay more for and that it was supposedly incompatible even though it was working perfectly fine before.

          said for them to screw it and sent the phone back.

        • John

          $20 web text combo was for phone first only. If you work with a good rep you can be at $30 unlimited text web combo.

      • PimpStrong

        I definently would have spoke with a manager about that. Some reps tell you bad information

        • Matt Hatter

          Normally I agree with you and enjoy your posts. Not this time. Please don’t encourage people to escalate or “play the game”. It typically will turn out to be a nuisance for you (plural you) what with hold time and all. Keep in mind that 30.00 is equal to or less than the industry standard, and yes even though there’s a throttle at 5 GB, it is still a better value for what you get. Heck, the throttle doesn’t cut you off. All it does is slow your download speeds so that downloading movies or music becomes long and tedious and will often time out. Normal web surfing, i.e. facebook, email, online banking, news sites etc shouldn’t even notice a serious impact. They’re not saying you can’t go beyond 5 GB. They’re just making it slower.

        • PimpStrong

          How in Gods name does that relate to my post? All I was saying is that they should market their faster data speeds differently.

        • Matt Hatter

          It was the escalation part, speaking to a manager. I got diverted. Sorry :)

        • PimpStrong

          Its all good. But what’s wrong with complaining to management that your current data plan is not being honorably grandfathered onto a MT4G? Everybody gets granded in. Tmo in turn lost a sale.

        • SKLX-09 User

          I was on the phone forever and transfered to some 3 people. and got nothing more then what amounts to “it doesn’t work anymore because we said so”

  • sos

    why are my comments being deleted

  • rickb928

    So does the Even More Family plan include web as in data, or will 2 Android phones need data plans in addition to the Even More Family 3000++??

    I’m pretty sure I’, not liking this plan flimflam stuff.

    • Camille

      there is no separate data plan, it’s included with the web

    • archie

      Web=Data you will not need anything more unless you want the tethering plan.

      • rickb928

        I’m tethering now with CM6.1 and WiFiTether. Like I’m buying anything I can’t root – not.

  • Petey

    Glad to see that they made 200mb for $10/$15 for all phone (including smartphones?).

    • deadinditches

      There are phones that the 200mb plan will not support, fyi.

      • JD

        Do you know what phones won’t be supported with the 200mb plan?

      • Miles Davis

        I called Tmo yesterday about the 200 Mb plan. They specifically told me that it would include all phones, Android included, except for Blackberry. I liked the answer, but maybe take with a grain of salt, the CSR didn’t seem like the most knowledgeable.

        Here is the other interesting thing…I asked about how overages would work. She said $1.99/Mb, up to a max of $30. If true, that would be great. Because you could move down to the 200 Mb plan, with nothing to lose. If some months you stay under, you save money. If you go over, the worst that can happen is you pay the same price you would have if you were on the unlimited plan. Again, take with a grain of salt.

        The other thing I asked that she confirmed is that the $10/month plan does qualify for smartphone upgrades. I’ve been wanting to get my teens on Android (for Latitude, GPS anti-texting apps, and to get them using Calendar), but wasn’t going to pay $30/month for it. $10 is about right.

        • John

          I called T-Mobile and asked about $10 Data plan and they said it works for Windows Phone 7 platform (HTC HD7) as well. But CSR didn’t seem like very knowledgeable and very sure about it.

          I have a plan to get six HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 for our family plan lines.

          If they do accept $10 Data Plan for HD7 as well then I will get 6 HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 on November 14. Or maybe get 4 HD7 and pre-order 2 Dell Venue Pro.

        • Matt Hatter

          that would be a cap of 30.00 of overage totaling 40.00. Given that you would be looking at 15 MB to reach that it really would be more cost effective to just have the unlimited plan.

      • MattB

        Wrong. All phones in the current lineup can get the 200MB plan. This was changed after they delayed the original launch of the small web packages. Originally it was supposed to be just ‘entry level’ devices, but now it’s all phones.

        • Matt Hatter

          All phones excepting phone first devices. i.e. Sentio, Gravity, Nuron….

  • tommy

    I’m still using the myfavs 800 min.’s family plan for 69.99 and the 5.99 internet, plus I get 12% company discount…

    • Pimpstrong

      $5.99 Web2Go I presume?

  • Jin

    So anyone knows if the new $10 / $15 200mb web plan is for every smartphone? Or only the low end smartphone?

  • i have an old android plan unlimited date & text for $34.99 and i have a my touch 4g im i going too have too pay more with the chenge on sunday or is 4g free for everyone

    • TheDude

      No. This is just a PROMOTIONAL PLAN.

      Seriously? Just stay on your plan it will never be taken away from you unless you switch it.

  • jigsaw918

    i hope im wrong, but does downloading apps take away MBs from the 200 MB plan?

    • sorandkairi

      dont see why it shouldnt! it is data unfortunately.

    • JD

      Yes, it would. You just need to download via wifi.

  • Anthony

    Will this effect the $10 unl plan for 1st phones.

  • c-fu

    So all the EM with Data plans say they include the $30/month smartphone data plans with them. My question is this:

    If my 2 lines on the family plan are on the Preferred Android Data for $20/mo, would the price of the 3000 minute plan be $129.99???

    • somuch2say

      No, in order to take advantage of the EM plans you agree to the $30 data plan, losing any grandfathered features you had before.

      For example, when I moved from a MyFaves plan to an Even More plan, I lost my $10 unlimited messaging for family plan. It was changed to $20/month. In the end I saved money though. Different for everyone though.

      • c-fu

        Preferred Android Data, isn’t a grandfathered feature.

  • Pimpstrong

    Does the 200mb data plan mean that they will no long support web2go crap?

  • somuch2say

    Cool! This is gonna save me $30 plus taxes per month!

  • chris

    I still love my plan
    49.99 – grandfathered 500 min fam plan unltd n/w/m2m
    9.99 – grandfathered 9.99 family plan unltd sms/mms
    20.00 preferred unltd data w/ HD7
    20.00 preferred unltd data w/ MyTouch
    11% AAA Member discount.

    after my insurance my wife and i only spend 105 dollars a month for all the minutes we need and everything else unlimited.

    • Bryant

      My grandfathered plan is alittle better.

      49.99 – grandfathered 600 min family plan unltd n/w m2m with MyFavs
      9.99 Unlimited family text
      19.99 internet
      15% starbucks discount
      5 lines
      TOTAL: drum roll. more or less $105

  • VinylDestination

    I have a $20 Unlimted Data Android plan with Tmo. But that is the same plan as this 4G internet data plan just $10 more, right? Would someone be able to confirm?

    • Shawn

      I don’t think anybody knows for sure. There have been a few people who have asked the same question, no replies.

  • posdstolom

    Not happy about the tethering charge at all. If I start getting messages telling me I have to buy an add-on to continue tethering, I’m gonna drop my data plan to the new 200 Meg for the balance of my contract and I’m off this network come renewal/upgrade time. Simple as that. Voting with my wallet.

    • JB6464

      If you use a WM TP2 or HD2 it already has the tethering app in it from the factory. Therefor T-Mobile cannot tell you to pay extra because they cannot regulate it. They will see higher data usage from the tethering but they can’t see in a window if your tethering or not.
      The new Andriod and WM7 phones have the tethering apps removed or blocked. So that way to use the tethering you have to pay T-Mobile for it. That’s the only way they can control it like Verizon and AT&T does.

    • pjs

      awesome, thats a smart idea, then you can go to another carrier and pay more monthly and pay more to tether too. vote with your brain

      • JB6464

        What crack are you smokin today.
        I’m simply stating you can tether without paying the extra cash if you have a WM 6.5 phone. No extra app is needed.

        • pjs

          My reply was meant for the OP (posdstolom)

  • currator

    possible iphone update. hate comments pour on. I went to my tmo corp store today and asked about the iphone charger and micro sims. the big boss lady said at first I have not seen any micro sims. then after talking for a few mins she says I have heard that we are supposed to get the iphone but did not know when. black friday anybody, also I mentioned black friday and her response was that would be a good day to release it on. soo we shall see.

    btw she said that she got the email about these promo plans today, keep up the good work david and team.

    • joe

      who cares about the iphone? also pretty sure you are totally wrong… no iphone on t-mobile in the near future.

      • currator

        look all I am saying is what I heard and talked about with a corp store manager about. anyways they have the charger and micro sim cars so what are they for then. support for a phone the comp sells.

        • JB6464

          currator, i heard the same thing here in Columbus,Ohio from a Corporate Store mgr as well.
          It is coming to T-Mobile soon.

        • Shawn

          You guys, just because they are a corp store manager doesn’t mean anything. If you read david’s posts on this site, guaranteed you know more than they do. All they know is how to “try” to sell phones. I went in to look at the MyTouch 4G and the all mighty “store mgr” didn’t even know what multi-touch was!!

      • JB6464

        Please share the meds or get off them.
        The iphone is coming,soon.

        • JB6464

          ^^ @ Joe

  • B

    I’m already paying 79.99 for my current plan, which offers less. Do I still have to sign a new contact for this? That would be silly

  • JD

    Does anyone know the additional line charges for the family promo plan?

  • EstoyLoco

    I think the 200MB plan is an awesome deal…

    It is $9.99 + $30 max allowance. So if you ended up heavily using data in a month you will pay a $40 data charge on your bill. Just $10 more than unlimited data.

    However on months that you don’t use much data at all under 200MB you pay $10. You would have to use 400MB data in the month to equal $30.

    The biggest deciding factor would be, if you can still use data unlmitedly after you hit the $40 cap. I would hate to go over in a month and pay $40 only to be capped at total of 500MB usage that month.

    However this is great because now my sister can get in on my family plan and get a smartphone. Previously she was just going to get a featurephone so that she could avoid paying the $30 data. But now she can get a smartphone and get the $10 data, since all she wants data for is to check email.

    • Jin

      It is an awesome deal but is the $200mb web data plan is for all smartphones? or only the low end ones? Seems like no one can answer this.

      • Miro

        based on the info posted here the $10 data plan is not available for smart phones – ie Vibrant, HD7

        • Jin

          Where does it say that?

          All i see is “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.

        • Evan

          The 200MB plan is for all phones except for Blackberry devices.

      • Krystian

        my dad was in the tmobile store yesterday, you can get the 10 dollar plan for ANY phone, mytouch 4g, vibrant, g2, etc lot of stupid people making things overcomplicated on here….btw not talking about you just some of the otehr commments im reading

        • Jin

          but I thought the $10 web data plan is not out yet until Nov 14th which is Monday. So are you sure they offered the $10 data plan already?

      • cheaplikeafox

        Based on the updated info, the $10 data plan is available for ALL smartphones. That’s why it got delayed from Nov 3rd to Nov 14th which is a Sunday not a Monday.

    • rickb928

      Well, I’m using 450-550MB a month now. So I’m in for the ‘unlimited’ 5G plan.

      And my tethering needs are well below 1GB. It’s just for ’emergencies’ and to do friends favors occasionally. Though now I’m getting HSPA and 2.5-5.5MB down regularly, so it is in fact even more (pun intended) attractive…

  • MIke

    Jesus Christ you guys make this out harder than it really is, all you have to do is compare the new plan to the one currently up on TMO’s site.

  • currator

    ohh I almost forgot to mention. silly me. there more phones coming out in the next 45 days. the manager did not say what kind of phones but said just wait to buy a phone so I’m thing black friday and right before x-mas there will be so new phones coming out.

  • somebody

    lol^^^

    they are really trying to get into the mind of t-mobil

    they want your money guys thats all there is to it.

  • Miro

    nice plans but i’m still having a hard time justifying giving up our 69.99 700min my faves plan

  • Miro

    weird that the no-contract data cost is higher than contract. I thought it was supposed to be backwards

    • Jen

      Customers with the no-contract plan need to pay the full retailed price of the phones. With a contract, you get a huge discount!

  • Lbdagreat1

    No biggie, I get 15% discount and free activation so no sweat off my brow

  • CT

    So no caller id feature? LAME

  • Shawn

    So now do you need the 4G unlimited data plan to get 4G speeds? Or will my unlimited android data plan still work? I’m confused.. what is the difference between the two?

    • Shawn

      I do have the G2 so I can get 4G speeds

      • Vinyldestination

        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, please, can some shed some light on this??

    • Shawn

      Anybody???

  • Lbdagreat1

    So david and kickstar, any more good coverage on that nexus or anything from tmobile? Im hungry for more news thanks.

  • danny

    David: See if you ninjas can get us any info on whether or not T-Mobile plans to grow their 4G network past 200 Million POPS next year.

    I think DT needs to plunk down the investment to get the entire network 4G ready.

    I’m excited for 2011 as I think we’ll see our first 42 Mbps devices and a better network.

  • Charlie

    Will the new data plans work for the Galaxy tab?

  • userfriendlyme

    I guess one question i have is for the $149 family plan w/3000 mins option. How many phone lines does that price include. Is it still 2?

  • userfriendlyme

    an when will T-Mobile ge some Family Data Plans. I have 5 lines all using android either way you hack it its still costly for just the data every month. There should be a way i can share my data the same way i share my mins in the family plan for one set price.

  • Viper Matrix Wireless

    Well I did some testing to see how they would block you from tethering & found out that within the device itself a different IP is given then the one when you tether. My ISP provider within my device & tethering is different. T-Mobile USA is shown when I tether however, a Internet Relay Systems is shown within the device. There is a such thing as red flags & ive known ppl who have had their data shut off because they did not go according of the agreement. The main cant exactly detect it, however, there are parts that can & they need to disable certain things in order for it to not work.

    • JB6464

      Cant wait for Class Action Lawsuits to start popping up after they cut people completely off for tethering. They sold phones (WM)prior to this new rule that had tethering built in and allowed it without stopping it from the get go like Verizon and AT&T did.
      And not just me but many others were told at the T-Mobile stores when we purchased our WM phones that we could tether with it,that was the reason for buying a WM phone.
      Now they want to charge you for the very Same Thing they let go on,but did’nt officially support it. Because they see a huge cash cow in their banks from what Verizon and AT&T does to their customers.
      If they Never Supported It and was Never going to allow it, they should of Never sold ANY phone that had tethering capabilities built in it from the very beginning.
      So when they start cutting off some people because their tethering on their older phones prior to their new rules,i bet some lawyer or VIP person who has time and money will file a Class Action Lawsuit about T-Mobiles practices on tethering.

    • JB6464

      Were those people you know of a T-Mobile customer or on another provider that got cut off because of tethering red flags?
      T-Mobile knowing sold Tethering capable phones(WM)from the get go and did nothing to prevent it. They state it’s not allowed in their TOS but why did they sell phones like that in the first place if they were never going to allow it.
      Verizon and AT&T blocks those apps from the get go before they sell their phones to customers.
      I smell a Class Action Lawsuit coming in the future about this.

  • I love my plan- $89.99 two lines unlimited loyalty minutes, $10 unlimited family plan texts, $20 unlimited loyalty Android data. $2 family allowances (handy for blocking annoying people). Even MetroPCS can’t beat it.

  • Bryant

    there should be a thread where everyone posts all there ymmv plans. hmmmmm. i wonder who has the best plan??

  • bobofosho123

    I remember reading before that even more plus customers were eligible for the $10.00 a month plan (sans contract and stuff), rather than the $15 a month one that people with a contract are required to get if they already have. Did something change?

  • 30014

    Is the new tethering plan going to apply to blackberry and windows mobile phones as well? Tmobile has allowed the owners of those particular brands free tethering for a long time, they should have to pay as well. If it’s android only I’ll just root my phone and download wireless tether. I’m not paying if everyone else doesn’t have to.

  • JB6464

    I’ll let you know later this week because i’m going to continue tethering on my HD2 but i’ll stay under the 5GB cap.

    • JB6464

      And i will Not pay the extra tethering charge.

      • JB6464

        And i do it all on 3G with the $9.99/month Web2Go unlimited data plan.
        Not the $30/month data plan that does the exact same service,just more expensive.

        • cheaplikeafox

          why don’t you ask for the $5 preferred web2go plan before it might get phased out?

        • JB6464

          I Did and they said it’s not avaialble to me. Not sure why but i figured it’s better than the $30.00/month ripoff plan.

  • 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

  • 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?

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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

        • 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 !

        • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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?