(Updated) New $80 Plan for a Limited Time

Update: As so many of you (meaning almost all of  you) have pointed out, this has been going on since November so it’s hardly new. While we expected to see an everything unlimited plan today at $79.99 we got caught up in the mix and indeed thought this was new as well. It’s an honest mistake and we follow a lot of news, it happens. Apologies all around.

Get it while it’s hot!  T-Mobile is now offering, for a limited time, a new Even More plan for the newly reduced price of $79.99 per month.  With this plan you can take advantage of 1500 whenever minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data, plus unlimited nights/weekends and T-mobile to T-Mobile calling.  Maybe you should take advantage of this opportunity, and pick up a Galaxy S 4G while you’re at it!

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  • http://twitter.com/thinktank79 Matt Munson

    I would love to see a $59.99 plan for 500 Talk + Ulimited Text + Unlimited Data. Id snag it so fast.

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      Yeah, that’d be nice.

    • Ex-SKLX09 User

      I have 300 talk (which i hardly use any) + unlimited text + unlimited data for $60

      • http://twitter.com/msnuser111 Ray Dull

        I have 300 minutes+unlimited text+unlimited data for $25.

    • TweetMo

      Wow… 500 minutes? I hit like 2500 to 3000 every month.
      Let’s see the Even More Plus Unlimited stay @ $79 without losing it when I upgrade my phone, which the reps told me would happen.

      • bigbudha

        i use about 7000 min a month

    • Missbutts85

      They have this plan on even more plus

  • Mbregar13

    T-Mobile has been offering this plan for about a month or so now… it’s called the 4G Do More, they have a family version as well, which offers 3000 shared minutes, unlimited text, unlimited web. Price for two lines is $150/month. Lines 3-5 are billed at $5 or $25 depending on if they want unlimited web.

  • Gregjaehn

    Hasn’t this been available for weeks? I see this plan every time I go to their site.

    • Ali

      No…Months

      • AdrianG2

        LOL! Right!

    • Ali

      No…Months

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

    Yes, this has been going on for QUITE some time – you guys (Tmonews) even reported on this last year. Change the wording to:

    “Get it while it’s luke warm! T-Mobile is still offering, for a limited time, an Even More plan at a reduced price of $79.99 per month….”

    • Shadowko85

      it was supposed to end in the beggining of jan. but tmo decided it was a good idea and kept it around. Also family plan with 3000mins available with unl txt web for 149.99

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    Great plan, but…. this came out a while ago, lol. I thought you all would’ve been posted this. & isn’t T-Mobile coming out with a unlimited everything plan for $79.99 pretty soon though for Even More? So, wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of picking up this plan?

    • iKNOit2

      Im have the even more plus unlimited plan for 79.99 and its UNLIMITED EVERYTHING!

      • Ali

        …Plus the full cost of the phone, haha

        • Hurlamania

          Yeah ali, and don’t forget to add the $480 more over 2 years you pay to your discounted phone. Most people end up paying 6-7 hundred dollars over 2 years for a $449 phone and you continue paying the higher rate after the 2 years. And you stuck with a contract. A mytouch 4G or G2 WILL COST you $730 over a 2 year contract. Or pay 449 and get a cheaper no contract plan. Oh yeah I can split my cost over 19 months if I want. Math is your friend…

        • http://twitter.com/ITMedCEO Derrick Ford

          Plus… Ali… EverMore Plus has Unlimited Calls – not just 1500 minutes.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          Wait…. Even More Plus has a plan for $79.99 unlimited everything? I know they don’t sell the plans anymore online, but does anybody have the current Even More Plus plans listed where I can view them online?

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          Ooh :O … they have a Even More Plus plan for $69.99 that includes:

          -No annual contract
          -Free Nationwide TMO-TMO Calling
          -Free nights/weekends
          -Free Overage alerts
          * 1000 mins + unlimited txt + unlimited web
          I might just keep T-Mobile after June :)

        • i_pity_da_fool

          YOU WONT BE ABLE TO GET A DISCOUNT ON YOUR NEXT UPGRADE. U WILL HAVE TO PAY FULL PRICE FOR THE PHONE. AND WHAT U JUST MENTIONED IS ALL ON THE ** EVEN MORE ** PLAN TOO

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          I know that. I’m not that out of the loop, lol. I stopped doing “upgrades” years ago. I’ve been paying for phone full retail price for a bit over 2 years. Thanks though.

        • i_pity_da_fool

          YOU WONT BE ABLE TO GET A DISCOUNT ON YOUR NEXT UPGRADE. U WILL HAVE TO PAY FULL PRICE FOR THE PHONE. AND WHAT U JUST MENTIONED IS ALL ON THE ** EVEN MORE ** PLAN TOO

        • http://twitter.com/ITMedCEO Derrick Ford

          Plus… Ali… EverMore Plus has Unlimited Calls – not just 1500 minutes.

        • iKNOWit2

          Nope! For some reason when I upgraded to the HD2, they somehow didnt contract me. I purchased the phone at sale price $199 and that was like 7 months ago! I called today and they said my contract obligation is fulfilled and this is why Im on this plan. Just AWESOME! LOL

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          Wait…. Even More Plus has a plan for $79.99 unlimited everything?

        • iKNOWit2

          Nope! For some reason when I upgraded to the HD2, they somehow didnt contract me. I purchased the phone at sale price $199 and that was like 7 months ago! I called today and they said my contract obligation is fulfilled and this is why Im on this plan. Just AWESOME! LOL

      • Ali

        …Plus the full cost of the phone, haha

  • Jay

    Is T-Mobile still offering the $10 to add a line to any individual plan?

    • Android

      T-Mobile has never offered that

      • Oreo

        Android is right. T-mobile doesn’t add a line to individual plan’s, because that would make it into a Family Plan.

        • Android

          Android is always right! ;-)

        • Dion_orea

          Always right even when your wrong. Ha Ha. :)

        • Dion_orea

          Always right even when your wrong. Ha Ha. :)

        • http://twitter.com/corys00 Steve Cory

          Unless Chuck Norris corrects him.

          Chuck Norris > Android

  • Steve

    Yes, but how much is the Even More Plus?

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      Yess! That’s what I wanna know

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      Yess! That’s what I wanna know

  • Flyingrequin

    what about the 300 minutes, unlimited data and text for $25 like Virgin mobile has been doing for ever. T-mo and the big guys — you are still fleecing America.

    • Drunkconquistador

      If T-Mo decided to lease a network from someone else and stop pushing the boundary on developing advanced networks, outsource all forms of customer service, stop supporting phones and direct all questions – ALL questions – to the manufacturers, stop subsidizing phones to allow free phone promotions, and stop being one of the top employers in America who provides excellent, living wages and benefits to its employees…then maybe they could bring those prices down for you.

      We choose T-Mobile because it’s the best, not because it’s the cheapest. You get what you pay for, and the door is that way.

  • NardVa

    LOL at Tmonews trying to push the Galaxy 4G. Did T Mobile pay you guys to post this? Just joking.

    • Jymmyblanka

      No only this advice for another more …i guessss

    • frigadroid

      Lol David gets a free beiber edition sidekick for promoting samsung. To bad he didn’t get one of the rumored envelopes of cash they hand out at the annual media gala in Seoul.

  • Jon

    I like T-mobile a lot but lately I just don’t feel the love from them anymore. I may be looking to go to Sprint, I Hope not but lets see…

    • Uncle Paul

      I left T-Mobile this passed Monday for Sprint. TRUE unlimited Data. No cap. And the HTC EVO is a phone I’ve wanted since it came out. I put away the Nexus One and T-Mobile outta their misery and I couldn’t be happier.

      • i_pity_da_fool

        ENJOY YOUR PRO RATED BILL .. AND OUT OF DATE EVO

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    This isn’t new

  • Lacy1488

    They already had this plan,This is not New!

  • AdrianG2

    I’ve been on this plan since the very end of November. Nothing new. The title did make me jump out my seat because I thought it was the unlimited plan. Fooled me Tmonews…

    • i_pity_da_fool

      fool you? “reading is fundamental”

  • Anonymous

    Have I ever told you I love T-Mobile “Loyalty” Department?? They are just the bomb! Customer Service is great, and they ALWAYS find me awesome deals.

    And I know this has nothing to do with the current article. ;)

  • JayDubya

    Thanks for posting this – I just called and took advantage of this pricing! For the same price previously I was getting 500 minutes plus unlimited web and text… Then I got promoted at work and because I am always on call I bumped it up to unlimited minutes – $99 a month or so… Because I am not using more than 700-800 minutes a month this fit me PERFECTLY.

  • JayDubya

    Thanks for posting this – I just called and took advantage of this pricing! For the same price previously I was getting 500 minutes plus unlimited web and text… Then I got promoted at work and because I am always on call I bumped it up to unlimited minutes – $99 a month or so… Because I am not using more than 700-800 minutes a month this fit me PERFECTLY.

  • TmoRep

    This plan has been out as of november.

  • Uncle Paul

    Yeah its not unlimited data. It’s bullshit. 5GB cap then t-mobile throttles your speeds so damn slow. I just canceled my service and switched to Sprint where they don’t have a data cap. Sure the customer service might not be the best but I went over my cap 6 months in a row and finally had enough. I got the HTC Evo and couldn’t be happier.

    • Blountman747

      YEA, THEY CAP, ME 4 MONTHS IN A ROW ,

      • frigadroid

        Me too, since july when the vibrant came out. The last week of the billing cycle always sux at 50k. On a regular day I only get 1m and the best is 3m in my area with the stock vibrant. With minutes you can get nights and weekends free so my proposal would be for tmobile to consider not to throttle off peak data or raise the speed a little 50k is horrible.

        • frigadroid

          What the heck I just got an ota. Everything looks the same I hope it helps with the bugs and signal strength.

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

        well good! that way they can leave some for others.

    • Trios267

      Sprint has the same 5 gb data cap TMO only throttles your speed but you can still use it

      • Anonymous

        Wrong. No cap on Sprint at all.

        • Anonymous

          I believe that the 4G is unlimited and 3G is capped at 5gb, At least on Data Cards

        • howie69

          I have unlimited 3G… or Android data… or whatever. It’s not capped.

        • http://www.facebook.com/alittrell Arik Littrell-Diaz

          4G and 3G are unlimited on phones.

          3G is limited to 5GB on data cards/USB modems for laptops

          4G is unlimited on data cards/USB modems for laptops.

        • Eddie$

          You are way off. Every device has a 5gb cap. Phones/web stick/netbook.

        • Chip Chipperson

          Not true. Sprint doesn’t have a 5GB data cap. You sir are a T-Mobile Fanboy.

        • Chip Chipperson

          Not true. Sprint doesn’t have a 5GB data cap. You sir are a T-Mobile Fanboy.

        • Eddie$

          You are way off. Every device has a 5gb cap. Phones/web stick/netbook.

        • http://www.facebook.com/alittrell Arik Littrell-Diaz

          4G and 3G are unlimited on phones.

          3G is limited to 5GB on data cards/USB modems for laptops

          4G is unlimited on data cards/USB modems for laptops.

        • http://www.facebook.com/alittrell Arik Littrell-Diaz

          Yup, Sprint’s 5GB is on their data cards/laptop connect cards/USB modems. On phones, data is indeed unlimited. Last month I went through almost 30GB of data using my phone as a WiFi hotspot because my internet at home was down.

        • i<3tmo

          Be corrected that per their terms of service they can “reduce throughput” aka throttle your internet usage based on abuse and overuse of the network. The day is coming where it will be throttle, wait and see then complain some more.

        • i_pity_da_fool

          when u go to a sprint dealer..read the data section in their brochures

    • Theassist

      how is it not unlimited? does it stop your internet or throttle it?
      if your going to complain about something, complain correctly

    • nomuff2tuff

      how much sh*t are you downloading? you can download porn from your home computer! ha! you guys are always complaining… im just waiting to hear you guys say, i wish my carrier had a ” made to order phone!”

    • i_pity_da_fool

      its nearly impossible to hit your 5gb cap unless u using your phone as your tv, laptop, youtube video player, etc.

  • Quailallstar

    SimpleMobile has the same thing but with unlimited EVERYTHING for $60.00 a month ;)

    • SIMple Sucks

      SIMple Mobile caps in 2GB already happened to me and that’s why I’m leaving them…. All they could say was, “U can call corporate and let them know your opinion” but they gave me a number that doesn’t even work!!! and Customer service takes about 20 minutes to pic up the phone, meanwhile, you’re on hold with the same song playing over and over and over again…

      BTW Here in Puerto Rico T-Mobile needs an urgent resuscitation because they are the only company that don’t have 3G in all this small island, only in three sections. Younger companies have 3G in all the island but them. And when I mean younger I mean companies that got here after Magenta with the worst network, and they are local companies not INTERNATIONAL!!!!

    • SIMple Sucks

      SIMple Mobile caps in 2GB already happened to me and that’s why I’m leaving them…. All they could say was, “U can call corporate and let them know your opinion” but they gave me a number that doesn’t even work!!! and Customer service takes about 20 minutes to pic up the phone, meanwhile, you’re on hold with the same song playing over and over and over again…

      BTW Here in Puerto Rico T-Mobile needs an urgent resuscitation because they are the only company that don’t have 3G in all this small island, only in three sections. Younger companies have 3G in all the island but them. And when I mean younger I mean companies that got here after Magenta with the worst network, and they are local companies not INTERNATIONAL!!!!

  • Djjeesh

    I’ve been on this plan for months.. how have you guys not known about it?

  • Djjeesh

    I’ve been on this plan for months.. how have you guys not known about it?

  • Djjeesh

    I’ve been on this plan for months.. how have you guys not known about it?

  • Yourname

    2 year contract extension required for current customers. Boo

    • http://twitter.com/williehutch03 William Hutchinson 3

      That totally sucks but the 10 bucks a month saving is worrh it

    • http://twitter.com/williehutch03 William Hutchinson 3

      That totally sucks but the 10 bucks a month saving is worrh it

  • Kerry

    I have an older plan with 1500 anytime minutes for $39.99 then add unlimited web/text for $35. My bill runs about $85/mo with taxed.

    I haven’t hit the 5GB cap yet, but I hear there’s higher cap plans in the works.

  • Kerry

    I have an older plan with 1500 anytime minutes for $39.99 then add unlimited web/text for $35. My bill runs about $85/mo with taxed.

    I haven’t hit the 5GB cap yet, but I hear there’s higher cap plans in the works.

  • Mleach072000

    People are getting tired of data caps, be smart and offer unlimited speed and data without caps and watch everyone jump ship from at&t & verizon that’s smart business sense RAISE THE BAR!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The reason T-Mobile is lowering prices is not only because of the carrier price war, but also because of the threat prepaid is making.

    Firstly, understand that very few of users have shop based on the phone, meaning it does not have to be the latest and greatest phone on the market.

    Second, prepaid are now coming out with unlimited plans and better phones (Android-based, larger displays). This is fine to the average consumer, since most don’t know squat about the different versions of Android, updates, lack of updates, etc.

    Prepaid is advertising unlimited everything plans for $50 to $60 monthly.

    There’s no ETF penalties (people moving to prepaid is why carriers have increased ETFs, to force people to stay put and not move to prepaid).

    Fuel prices are increasing. The higher fuel prices go the less people shop for a smartphone, talk and data.

    Since a lot of people have bad credit nowadays, in this tanked economy people like the idea of no credit checks, the price advertised is the price paid (fees and taxes included), and that there’s no contract.

    With prepaid there’s no overage charges, you exceed what you are paid for, the phone does not work. People prefer that over call and data overage charges. (The same as people would prefer the Starbucks coffee purchase to be declined when using an ATM card, rather than the bank saving you embarrassment by charging you a $35 overdraft fee. End result, coffee for $37.)

    Oh, and to show prepaid is “growing up,” Metro PCS now has 4G service.

    Yes, there’s all kinds of criticisms of each of the above, but most consumers don’t care. They want an acceptable performing phone at a low price.

    Fact is, in 2011 with foreclosures, late payments, credit card debt, $4 a gallon gas, etc., people are shopping on what that monthly number says, not “will this phone get updates?” or “I really want a SAMOLED display.”

    Just saying.

    http://www.metropcs.com/Shop/PhoneDetails.aspx?ProductId=SCHR910ZKAM(Phones)

    http://www.metropcs.com/plans/default.aspx?tab=family

    http://plans.boostmobile.com/planhub.aspx

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      & Metro’s 4G is FAST! This dude on Youtube got the Samsung Galaxy S Indulge & he got over 5mbps download & upload EVEN! They aren’t playing any games, & they get FULL Mobile tv free with their $60 unlimited plan. We have to pay $10 extra already on top of our $30 unlimited data plan. I feel so robbed right now.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        If everytime you send a picture to a online source, the “MetroPCS Wireless for all” logo didn’t send separately with your picture message’s, & the indulge didn’t have bad battery life, i’d switch like now. I wish T-Mobile would stop adding cost on top of cost. $30 unlimited data is enough, bundle everything else in there T-Mobile TV, Mobile Hotspots (yes I know there’s a app to do it free, & rooting), but for the average consume they don’t know. Plus, even if you get it free (like I was using it), you get throttled @ 5GB’s (which me using my phone very light to moderately didn’t think I could reach) & it’s not even acceptable speeds I got like >100Kbps speeds till the next month.

    • Anonymous

      Dude, you absolutely on the money!

  • Anonymous

    The reason T-Mobile is lowering prices is not only because of the carrier price war, but also because of the threat prepaid is making.

    Firstly, understand that very few of users have shop based on the phone, meaning it does not have to be the latest and greatest phone on the market.

    Second, prepaid are now coming out with unlimited plans and better phones (Android-based, larger displays). This is fine to the average consumer, since most don’t know squat about the different versions of Android, updates, lack of updates, etc.

    Prepaid is advertising unlimited everything plans for $50 to $60 monthly.

    There’s no ETF penalties (people moving to prepaid is why carriers have increased ETFs, to force people to stay put and not move to prepaid).

    Fuel prices are increasing. The higher fuel prices go the less people shop for a smartphone, talk and data.

    Since a lot of people have bad credit nowadays, in this tanked economy people like the idea of no credit checks, the price advertised is the price paid (fees and taxes included), and that there’s no contract.

    With prepaid there’s no overage charges, you exceed what you are paid for, the phone does not work. People prefer that over call and data overage charges. (The same as people would prefer the Starbucks coffee purchase to be declined when using an ATM card, rather than the bank saving you embarrassment by charging you a $35 overdraft fee. End result, coffee for $37.)

    Oh, and to show prepaid is “growing up,” Metro PCS now has 4G service.

    Yes, there’s all kinds of criticisms of each of the above, but most consumers don’t care. They want an acceptable performing phone at a low price.

    Fact is, in 2011 with foreclosures, late payments, credit card debt, $4 a gallon gas, etc., people are shopping on what that monthly number says, not “will this phone get updates?” or “I really want a SAMOLED display.”

    Just saying.

    http://www.metropcs.com/Shop/PhoneDetails.aspx?ProductId=SCHR910ZKAM(Phones)

    http://www.metropcs.com/plans/default.aspx?tab=family

    http://plans.boostmobile.com/planhub.aspx

  • Jimmyjohn

    This has been available for almost 2 months.

  • Anonymous

    By the way, I think things are a lot worse than anyone is letting on.

    And the increasing fuel prices have carrier execs staying awake at night as they picture “cell phone money” being diverted to the gas tank instead.

  • Anonymous

    By the way, I think things are a lot worse than anyone is letting on.

    And the increasing fuel prices have carrier execs staying awake at night as they picture “cell phone money” being diverted to the gas tank instead.

  • Ridefreak08028

    This plan has been around for about 2 months now…nothing new or surprising. It’s the 4G Do More plan…

  • Ridefreak08028

    This plan has been around for about 2 months now…nothing new or surprising. It’s the 4G Do More plan…

  • Jonathon

    This plan and the 2 line 3000 minute plan for $149.99 with unlimited data and text have been out since November.

  • Jonathon

    This plan and the 2 line 3000 minute plan for $149.99 with unlimited data and text have been out since November.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.lauterbach Stephen R. Lauterbach Jr.

    Jonathon is right. This plan was a promo plan that has been continuing since the holiday. No news here.

  • Andrew

    Yay!!! Thank you TMONews for informing the world of a deal that has been going on since November. Gosh, i wonder when you guys will let us know about the $149.99 family plan that has been going for just as long. (inside tip… its a 3000 minutes, unlimited text and unlimited web plan! Plus every additional line can add web for just $20! but shhhhh, wait a few months until it is old news before you tell anyone!)

  • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

    This is the plan I already have + insurance, and I only pay $70 a month. I do have a corporate discount though.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

    And I agree, prepaid providers are stepping there game up, I mean they now have Android devices. Well TMo had me for another 2 years, we’ll see after that

  • Kntrygirl

    Are you kidding me? $79.99 for 1500 anytime minutes when you can get unlimited talk, text and web for $45 a month with a plan like Straight Talk? I’m just not getting T-Mobile. They gotta know there are a zillion prepaid plans for much less.

    • TweetMo

      yeah but can straight talk hit 21 Mbps 4G speeds? And is their network as reliable and large as Tmo’s? How’s their customer service? Nothing against Straight Talk, I like the competition, but you often get what you pay for.

      • YaddaYaddaSomething

        I’m going to chime in here quickly before things get misconstrued.

        Straight Talk is Walmart’s branding of T-Mobile pre-paid. If you have Straight Talk, you essentially have T-Mobile prepaid.

        The difference between pre-paid and a normal post paid account is the fact that one pays for service up front, the other gets a bill at the end. With a pre-paid, if you hit your minute limit (Assuming you don’t get the unlimited plan), then that is that. Post Paid will not lock you out and allow you to continue to use minutes/texts.

        Also Post Paid you can add features. Want to text internationally or have international discount calling? Forget about doing it on a pre-paid service, even with T-Mobile prepaid. This also includes any other ad-on features like caller tunes, mobile broadband services, etc.

        To go further on services, you cannot use any black berry services on pre-paid. When I add a data connection to a customer’s line (I’ll talk about today’s plans since they change often). I have two options: 4g Unlimited Web / 4g 200MB OR BB BiS Unlimited Web/ BB BiS 200 MB (There’s a different BB one for corporate e.mail dealio, but it’s essentially the same package). Without the specific BB Web, I cannot set up web e.mail on my BB or use some applications (I have a BB 9700 as a back up device when I forget to charge up my G2). Pre-paid simply does not have the BB option for reps to choose.

        Also, if you have issues with your straight talk service, while you’re using T-Mobile towers, you have to deal with Wal-Mart. Much like if you have Boost Mobile, you talk to Boost Mobile even though it uses Sprint Towers. I’ve tried bringing up Straight Talk accounts up before, but it’s simply not within my system.

        Finally, coverage area is different between post-paid and pre-paid. T-Mobile has contracts with other companies to use their towers (Commonly referred as “Partner Towers” or “Partner Roaming”) If you go outside of T-Mobile towers and go on a partner tower, pre-paid will not be able to connect to that partner tower. I know that within the metro area I live in, if you go anywhere up north, you’re screwed on a pre-paid. But if you primarily stay in a metro area, you’re more than likely fine.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209678510 Vinh Nguyen

          Umm… its not “Straight Talk” Straight Talk is the Verizon branded MVNO for Walmart. T-Mobile’s is called “Family Mobile”

        • I_pity_da_fool

          Verizon and Tmobile has branded Straight Talk b.c they are both GSM and CDMA capable

        • I_pity_da_fool

          Verizon and Tmobile has branded Straight Talk b.c they are both GSM and CDMA capable

        • I_pity_da_fool

          Verizon and Tmobile has branded Straight Talk b.c they are both GSM and CDMA capable

        • I_pity_da_fool

          Verizon and Tmobile has branded Straight Talk b.c they are both GSM and CDMA capable

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209678510 Vinh Nguyen

          Uhh… What? No it isn’t… Straight Talk is powered by Verizon and Family Mobile is powered by T-Mobile. the sim cards are not compatible with each others devices.

        • Truth Is

          The truth is: Straight Talk actually uses VZW on their original offerings and now uses ATT and TMO for their more current devices. ATT for the smartphones and TMO for their non-smart phones. If you look at the boxes they will tell you if it’s GSM or CDMA. GSM devices have a blue map and CDMA have red maps and they usually say CDMA or GSM by the phone model. There are no devices that support both CDMA and GSM on Straight Talk. Straight Talk is run by TRACFONE and is a Walmart eclusive. Walmart owns Family Mobile but uses TMO’s network.

        • Christopher Akpan

          You are the only person to get it correct. The only thing you have wrong is the significancs of the map colors but other than that great job.

        • gogoChris

          You’re a pretty great speller there Chris,

        • Flyingsilvereagle

          You all need to actually learn what you are talking about. Straight Talk uses Verizon coverage for its cdma phones and ATT for its gsm phones. I have the e71 for straight talk and it is a steal for the price. $45 dollars a month i get unlimited talk, text and data on the nationwide ATT network. I also can tether the phone to my laptop with a simple free application, giving me up to 3.6 mbps on ATT’s 3g network.

        • Flyingsilvereagle

          You all need to actually learn what you are talking about. Straight Talk uses Verizon coverage for its cdma phones and ATT for its gsm phones. I have the e71 for straight talk and it is a steal for the price. $45 dollars a month i get unlimited talk, text and data on the nationwide ATT network. I also can tether the phone to my laptop with a simple free application, giving me up to 3.6 mbps on ATT’s 3g network.

        • Anonymous

          You are right, they are stealing from you by putting you on AT&T’s network, lmao!!

      • Mack

        Sorry to break it to you but, most of TMO’s network isn’t 4G speeds. Just a select few get that privilege!!

        • Anonymous

          Tmobile has the largest 4g network. I don’t think a “select few” is an accurate term.

        • Chance21

          not sure what are you arguing about but i hope your not backing tmobiles data coverage, because i live in columbia sc….the capital of the state and only in downtown do i get 3g speed. otherwise im still rocking EDGE at my home and majority of other places…..

        • Chris789

          Well the world is much larger than that small town and TMO works well in Atlanta. In fact, they have better coverage than Verizon, so jump

        • woot

          Tmobile has pretty crappy coverage. Maybe you should remember that the world is much larger than just ATL.

      • DancerPants82

        Not sure how much research you’ve done, but unlike what you’d expect, you get way more than you pay for with plans like straight talk. I use net10 unlimited, which is 50 a month for unlimited text, talk, and data, and they use both the verizon and AT&T networks, depending on where you live, so you’re getting amazing service all the time. Plus the selection are phones are great too. I was able to find a nokia smartphone almost the same as my balckberry

    • Swahby21

      T-Mobile also offers Unlimited talk and text for $50 on prepaid and I am sure its better then Straight talk and for people who are not looking to get contracts

      • Nest11

        It comes also with 100MB data…

    • wpdude

      Ha Kntrygirl I hate to break it to you $79.99 is a good deal for unlimited. You should look at the current two year plans for unlimited. Straight Talk is only at Walmart and uses T-Mobiles network. It is Preplay not contract, minutes are unlimited but data is not. You have to pay more up front for the phone, couple of which are $200 to $300. And Cliq is no longer being updated, by Motorola, and the phones are dated. You so if you want to do preplay Straight Talk is good option, but if really want to take advantage of the newest phone you need to do a contract. You could take advantage of Even More Plus you get the plan cheaper than $79.99. I seen $59.99 or $69.99 as possible cost for that, but it still unconfirmed yet. If you go with Even More Plus It does not require a contract, it’s like prepaid. But you still need to pay up front for the phone like Straight Talk, and they cost more, but you have more than 5 phones to choose from. T-Mobile also great Prepay phones were you can unlimited on and get better phones like Blackberry Curve and android Comet.

      • Quailallstar

        Straight Talk is NOT a GSM network provider… In other words, phones don’t have SIM cards and they use CDMA (Verizon, Sprint, etc.)

        Read
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Network_Code

      • Mack

        Agree with Quailallstar. Straight Talk does not use TMO’s network and data is unlimited. The only down fall is of course the phones.

    • wpdude

      Ha Kntrygirl I hate to break it to you $79.99 is a good deal for unlimited. You should look at the current two year plans for unlimited. Straight Talk is only at Walmart and uses T-Mobiles network. It is Preplay not contract, minutes are unlimited but data is not. You have to pay more up front for the phone, couple of which are $200 to $300. And Cliq is no longer being updated, by Motorola, and the phones are dated. You so if you want to do preplay Straight Talk is good option, but if really want to take advantage of the newest phone you need to do a contract. You could take advantage of Even More Plus you get the plan cheaper than $79.99. I seen $59.99 or $69.99 as possible cost for that, but it still unconfirmed yet. If you go with Even More Plus It does not require a contract, it’s like prepaid. But you still need to pay up front for the phone like Straight Talk, and they cost more, but you have more than 5 phones to choose from. T-Mobile also great Prepay phones were you can unlimited on and get better phones like Blackberry Curve and android Comet.

    • TmoCHRIS

      dude shut up really did you just mention straight talk are you using the old moto rzr or the nokia 1661 GTF outta here

    • Nest11

      oh whateva stingy bast … go ahead and live ur miserable life with your phony devices and services…

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

    I love how “unlimited” always has a * after it. If it’s unlimited it’s unlimited. If it’s not say what the limit is don’t flog around a lot of BS calling something unlimited if it’s not.

    • Stm121184

      Unfortunately companies like T-Mobile have to have the asterisk. When you have 30+ million customers, some people read things different ways. To avoid confusion yet get straight to the point, the asterisk is necessary. If you would prefer, you can send TMo an email stating you want them to market:

      T-Mobile Unlimited Talk excluding international outgoing calls, while in a covered area, not everywhere has coverage inside the US and yes, you do have to be in the US when you make that call, also we may have to change this plan in the future, so no guarantees it will be available tomorrow, starting at just $59.99.

      That’s going to be one heck of a poster, and for most customers, its including a lot of stuff they don’t need to know.

  • Jay

    Tmonews: Accidentally overlooked this plan as being “new”

    Some Crazy Tmonews Readers: HOW DARE YOU REPORT ON THIS SO LATE!!!!! RAWR!!!! I’M GOING TO EXPLODE!!!

    Give them a break, it was an honest mistake.

  • http://twitter.com/ITMedCEO Derrick Ford

    Thanks for the clear up TmoNews. I have the Even More Plus Plan for Families (2 lines). at $139 a month – Unlimited Talk + Unlimited Text + Unlimited Data. Of course over time (and less than 2 years) the savings for buying your phone outright vs paying the subsidy for 2 years (or more) is the better deal!

  • JohnnyVulcan

    This is definitely better than what a lot of contract providers are offering, but I use straight talk unlimited which offers the same as this tmobile deal for only $45 a month. Obviously the phones will be different, but straight talk has comparable phone options and I’ve been happy so far. But for those people looking to save money, definitely don’t let companies like verizon and AT&T make you pay over 100 for these features

  • ibleedmagenta

    i have this plan and it is the best value t mo has had in a long time my sk bill used to be 90 some dollars back when i first got with tmo and with the unlimited tmo to tmo and unlimited text and web and 1500 any other time minutes as i call em tell me where to sign up and i refuse to change plans ever with a good deal such as that. that will be my plan 10 years down the road. i also got my cliq 2 for free which made an even sweeter deal. unless verizon comes with a cheaper deal my tail will stay with t-mobile

  • Anonymous

    vippshoper.us

  • http://twitter.com/LostCandidate Grace Crane

    I’m sorry, but does this deal not sound like a great idea when there are better ones out there? I used to be a TMobile customer back in 2003 for a year and at that time, I didn’t need or look for unlimited use plans – 7 years can make a big difference. I never really considered going back to TMobile, but after reading about a deal like this, I’m so glad I actually switched away from contract carriers all together to a prepaid company that offers totally unlimited service on all fronts for $45 instead of restricted minutes for $80. While the TMobile network was pretty decent, I think my company, Straight Talk, actually has a better network, but the difference really is in the price and the total freedom being offered. It just surprises me that contract carriers really think they can compete.

    • Mr. Callithowiseeit

      I dont know when the last time you checked was but contract carriers rule wireless wether u have metro piece os sh*$ or anything else it’ll never match up to the serivce you’ll get with a contract carrier. Secondly im sure youve never heard of android or anything like that right because its been around for years where you rprepaid carriers are barely getting to that with phones that cant compete with anything coming to a real wireless company any time soon. you can go ahead and keep your $45 service thatll work whenever it wants and where you internet wont work half the time on the brick you’re most likely using. ill keep my tmobile service with my 4g and my android that works regardless of where i go. thnks

      • Tcal

        Um… You do know that TracFone is the 5th largest carrier in the United States, Right?
        Besides, Virgin Mobile has a true unlimited plan and offers the Optimus V.

      • Tcal

        Um… You do know that TracFone is the 5th largest carrier in the United States, Right?
        Besides, Virgin Mobile has a true unlimited plan and offers the Optimus V.

        • Nest11

          Metro pcs is the 5th

    • Tcal

      Doesn’t StraightTalk use TracFone’s network?

  • Flaviom

    I do believe that Straight Talk uses the Verizon Network while Walmart Family Mobile uses the T-mobile network. I can see why some people would like Straight Talk but price is not the deciding factor for all people. I travel quite a bit so I need a phone that will work anywhere in the world. Last year I was in Rome wandering around the city after night and the ability to use Google Maps was a extremely helpful. I also have friends around the world and unlimited international SMS is not available on straight talk. Another reason I don’t like Straight Talk is because of the handsets available.

    Comparing Straight Talk to T-mobile is like comparing a Ford Fusion to an H2 Hummer. They are both vehicles but they serve different purposes.

  • casualrepartee

    anyone know whether this includes wifi-hotspot fees?

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    i have unlimited voice because my wife in 1 week talked for 800 minutes in 1 week! I’m only including the day time minutes. Add up the evening and weekends and it really soared. Unlimited text is great though and data of course.