T-Mobile Changes Price Point Of Upcoming 10GB Data Plan

Just days after we grabbed a screenshot of the upcoming changes to the webConnect price points, T-Mobile has gone and done a little revamping. Unfortunately, the changes aren’t for the better as the higher end 10 GB plan moves up from $79.99 to $84.99 prior to the 20% discount if grouped with a voice plan.

We’re a little disappointed by this change and can’t for the life of us understand the reasoning unless T-Mobile did a comparison against recent the competition. The addition of the 10 GB plan excited us on a number of levels so at least we got that going for us. Thoughts on this change?

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  • Anonymous

    10 GB on Verizon costs $80

  • http://twitter.com/DogoJosho Josh Garrett

    Eh thats kinda stupid, though if it’s like the 5GB plan and has no overage fee’s then I can understand.

  • http://twitter.com/DogoJosho Josh Garrett

    @zapote21 Yea but on Verizon there are overage fee’s plus Verizons 4G has way less coverage then T-Mo’s 4G.

    • http://twitter.com/raeyne Raeyne

      That really depends on the area. I have TMO “4G” coverage and VZW LTE devices… not only is LTE is a wider coverage in my area (Atlanta suburbs), but it is also consistently a minimum of twice the speed.

      • Anonymous

        What Verizon LTE devices do you have? because if you are speaking of cell phones there is only 1 LTE device and that is the thunderbolt

        • Shmoe

          Since this is an article about mobile broadband devices. He’s likely talking about mobile broadband devices. Verizon has 2 LTE modems.

  • Snowdaze

    I was thinking this was going to be a good alternative for my home service (Comcast). I guess I’ll pass on the upcoming MI-FI device if this is what they plan to offer.

  • http://twitter.com/SocalFrank1 Frank Alvarez

    I’m finding fewer reasons to stick with T-Mobile every day. In my area, their coverage is spotty although it works well where I use it most. If they can’t compete on coverage, they don’t deserve to charge as much as Verizon.

    • http://twitter.com/stevensteve steven

      To be honest, I don’t see why new subscribers even bother to pick T-mobile. A lot of T-mobile supporters on this website stick with T-mobile because they have a grandfathered plan that can’t be match anywhere else.

      • yyevo

        I’ve thought about switching, but not only is my plan unmatched, there aren’t any decent alternatives here. I’m in Oklahoma City, AT&T (Originally SWBell/Cingular) has great coverage, but they drop calls, have slow speeds, etc. It’s never improved, yet is the most popular.

        Verizon (formally the original AT&T then AllTel) has only recently improved their coverage enough to actually matter, but their prices are sooooo high.

        Sprint has decent coverage, but no 4G, and everyone I know that has had Sprint, left for someone else.

        For low cost, we have Cricket and US Cellular, but both have horrible smart phones.

        I’ll probably wind up with Verizon, IF I ever leave Magenta.

      • http://spritemoney.myopenid.com/ Andrew

        I love T-Mobile EM+ plans.

      • BetterValue

        I agree, T-Mobile is only cheaper to old grandfathered customers. Otherwise they’re the same price except for 10 GB/month mobile broadband plans where T-Mobile is going to be more expensive.

    • MainlandKing

      Frank, listen to what you just said. As far as the last part of your statement, T-Mobile does not charge as much as Verizon and probably never will…. Verizon also has spotty coverage as well, so keep that in mind. STATISTICALLY, T-Mobile has the fewest dropped calls per 100,000, and REALISTICALLY, allof the nay sayers are about 2% of the customer base a company has with complaining customers. Its all good though

    • MainlandKing

      Frank, listen to what you just said. As far as the last part of your statement, T-Mobile does not charge as much as Verizon and probably never will…. Verizon also has spotty coverage as well, so keep that in mind. STATISTICALLY, T-Mobile has the fewest dropped calls per 100,000, and REALISTICALLY, allof the nay sayers are about 2% of the customer base a company has with complaining customers. Its all good though

  • ivan

    People who are upset at the idea of a price change to a plan that does not even exist yet need to start thinking straight. If it were not for this website you would not even know of the original price. Just because its talked about does not make it concrete. Its called rumors.

  • quikk312

    Well Virgin Mobile offers UNLIMITED 3G Internet for $40/month. And Clear 4G is $45 UNLIMITED and their 4G/3G UNLIMITED broadband is just $55/month!!

    Why is ppl still putting up with Tmobile misleading and short notice surprises. I just don’t get that, but oh well… sucks for you clowns!!!

    • http://twitter.com/eb101 Eli Bohnert

      no now its $50 for 2.5 gig:(

    • LurkR

      LOL isnt clear getting sued for false advertising.. and something else

    • Tx2azn93

      As of Feb 2010 Virgin Mifi is 5G cap. They sent the email out in Jan which is when I decided to wait for this.

    • Anonymous

      Clear is ghey and t-mobile is by far faster and has better devices

    • Spand

      so this is absolutely not meant for the public eyes. How did they mislead you since they havent announced it?

    • Spand

      so this is absolutely not meant for the public eyes. How did they mislead you since they havent announced it?

    • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/dan@skaboy.net skaboy

      Clear is unlimited, at like what? 1-2Mb/s? Everybody i know who has it absolutely hates it.

    • MainlandKing

      quikk312, how is t-mobile misleading? There is and will always be a concern for me, when people leave postpaid, to join prepaid. Just saying. Some of the same people who complained bc T-Mobile shut their service off after not paying for a month and a half, are going to be the same ones pissed off whenVirgin mobile or Boost shuts their service off the very next day after their bill is due. Its call pay on time, and you never have to worry. As far as being worried about 3g and 4g, most people jsut want their phone to go fast because we are hyping up the network speeds ourselves. Most people truly don’t even have a need for phones to go as fast as the theoretical speeds being mentioned. Hell people, at the end of the day, remember, your cell phone is not a laptop or desktop computer… It is a phone for a reason

    • ccrep

      and virgin mobile has phones made of twigs and gum… they are awful.

    • Screw Virgin

      It’s easy to make it ‘unlimited’ if the service so slow and unreliable that no one can pump much data through it to begin with.

      I have had Virgin Mobile’s ‘unlimited’ service. Yes, they do not cut you off or charge you an overage fee. But, they try to make it look like you are on the same 3G data network that full-price Sprint customers are on and that is not exactly true. Yes, you are using Sprint’s towers when you connect to it, but that’s where the similarity ends.

      When it comes down the tower, your data is carried on Virgin Mobile’s own hacked-together network. They back-haul all of the data to California on a private network and then run the whole country’s data out a gateway onto the Internet on their own links. Latency is awful and the whole system has a single point of failure. If the gateway in CA goes down or if their link to the Net gets too congested, EVERYONE is affected.

      The first night I had it, the whole damn thing went down like Linda Lovelace for close to 48 hours.

      Then, they have the worlds worst customer non-service. Have you ever called in for a real problem and needed to get past ‘Alex’ to a real human? Nearly impossible. You can try every back door code word in the book and ‘ole Alex keeps dragging you in circles until he finally tells you that you are a bad customer and hangs up on you.

      After 7 calls and about 3 hours of circle-jerking with Alex, I finally did get someone in their state-of-the-art customer service center in Mumbai, only to get someone who kept putting me on hold until she finally came back on and told me that Virgin Mobile does not guarantee the availability of ANY SERVICES WHATSOEVER.

      Try getting a refund or a service adjustment. You will also find out that they don’t give them.

      So, you may think you are outsmarting the rest of us until you find out you can’t even get what you paid for (which isn’t much).

      The only thing that comes UNLIMITED is UNLIMITED FRUSTRATION.

      TMO may not be perfect, but you can always talk to a human and get a real tech who can either fix your problem or get someone more qualified to fix it. Their network is consistently fast and reliable. Best decision I have made in a long time….

  • Elbonix

    do the math 62.99 for 10g is the best plan you can find for 4g web with no overage if combined with a phone rate plan and if any one thinks virgin or anyone else has a better offer read the fire print and you will see the overage will end up costing alot more than the 62.99 and as far as t mobile “misleading ” you really live under a rock @ least TMO has real 4G network not like Verizon who wants you to rule the air with 4g LTE but they dont have one 4g phone and At&t is getting faster with 4g but they never say they actually have 4g and both of those companys have allfull custmer service and out dated 3g networks and they charge 20 to 30% for for the same services Tmo offers so stop bashing and do some home work before you say things you have any clue about

    • ZG

      A period here or there wouldn’t kill you.

    • None

      Are you typing this on a sidekick?

    • SIM_FTW

      It’s 67.99 after the discount and 84.99 without. As a current 5 GB plan TMo webConnect customer I will be going to AT&T’s 10 GB plan. It’s cheaper and I have more choice in choosing a mobile broadband device due to a more universally compatible 3G band.

  • Hanfeedback

    This is probably the stupidest thing I have heard in a long time. Hey TMOBILE! Noone is going to pay you more for your datacard when you have GPRS still and Verizon has 4G LTE in many places and 3G everywhere else.

    • remixfa

      really? Tmobile’s HSPA+ network is multiple times bigger than VZWs fledgling LTE network. In real world speed tests they are nearly identical. So for LESS money than LTE you get identical speeds, better coverage, and its cheaper.

      VZW still rocks 1xRTT in places as well.. which would be the same as GRPS speed wise.

      • Shawn

        Not true. I live in Minneapolis MN where there IS “HSPA+” and I own a MyTouch 4G which IS an “HSPA+” device. Doing a little simple math based on what T-Mobile claims for “4G” speeds, I should be easily getting at least 6-7 Mbps download speed, right? NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!! I get 1 (ONE) Mbps download speed on a good day! My neighbor owns the Droid X with Verizon, and he is getting 4 (FOUR) Mbps download all day long. So, if I am on T-Mobile’s 4G network with my 4G device, and my neighbor is getting 4x the speeds I am getting on Verizon’s 3G network, with a 3G device…… How do you think our speeds will compare when Verizon switches to LTE? hmmmm….

        • MainlandKing

          Shawn ar you sure you know how to operate your phone correctly? I would also suggest reading the fine print. There are many things that will affect the speed of your phone as well…..This is true everywhere you go, not just T-Mobile

        • sheen1

          FYI Verizons cdma EVDO rev A network maxes out at 3.1 mbps someone correct me if i’m wrong. Good luck getting 4 mbps all day long. I am in a tmobile 3g area and get 2.5mbps all day long….

      • Anonymous

        some people just look at commercials and say hell yeah lte is billion times faster..oh wait there is such a thing as real world..nooo wayy!!..and people will go to big red V,and their regular base get lte phones.and gets much slower…oh yes they have caps too..oh yeah thats fast baby..ill stick with medium megenta.or know as MED.M.Oh by the way my phone is really fast where i am with tmo..so im ok.

  • Richard Allan Franklin III

    It’s not a price increase. That’s the standard price.. all that stuff you were seeing about a 20% discount was just making it so that the prices would adjust themselves on a single bill instead of having to make adjustments prior to, at the store. It still would’ve been 84.99 if you didn’t have voice plans…

    • ReadingComprehension

      From the article you didn’t read.

      “Unfortunately, the changes aren’t for the better as the higher end 10 GB plan moves up from $79.99 to $84.99 prior to the 20% discount if grouped with a voice plan.”

  • Capoloko

    NEVER leaving T-MOBILE! I signed a 2 yr contract with AT&T (for the ip4) and believe me… their speeds were horrible compared to T-MOBILES. SLOW, SLOW, SLOW! I was gonna pay $109 monthly for 450 anytime minutes (5000 night and weekends), 4gb of Web, and unlimited messaging. Not going to lie.. Iphone 4 is one sexy machine… but it is not worth $109 a month. I canceled today (after 3 days) and went back to TMOBILE $80 FOR UNLIMITED everything! Picked up a Nexus S. I;ll be good til’ Nokia/Microsoft drops their device…. or until Samsung drops the GS2.

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

    Is this for internet to be used on computer or phone data. For regular internet that is way too much. We pay $30 a month for fast broadband from Time Warner + my router, I have Wi-Fi.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6JUK2RDOPHCULTIFWTNRVQ4PYQ JonathanW

      Yeah, its for the “rocket” laptop stick. I would leave in a heartbeat if I had to pay almost a bill a month just for internet on my phone.

  • Rfgenerator

    This is probably a byproduct of the upcoming sale/merger. You can expect to see all sorts of layoffs within the company ahead of the sale as well. It’s SOP for a company on the selling block to cut costs/increase revenue to make itself more attractive to a buyer. Buckle in folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

    • MainlandKing

      Rfgenerator, sounds like you may have been laid off from your job bc your company was bought out….just saying. First and foremost, nothing has been said about a buyout, secondly, these rumors have been ongoing for years, and each time, the big wigs have the same response. Thirdly, it is your type of fallacy and dimwitted remarks without knowing all of the information that people such as myself with common sense, laugh at all day long, so be aware that you don’t know what you are talking about and sounds like you just want something to say for the sake of saying it.

  • MobileComputing

    I was on the fence between AT&T’s 10 GB mobile broadband plan and TMo’s. With AT&T, I could swap SIM cards into different mobile broadband capable devices I have (laptops, UMPCs, tablets, USB modems, MiFi, etc.) and a 10% discount. I can’t really do that with TMo since most of my devices don’t have the 3G AWS (1700) band but it WAS cheaper.

    With this new leak of a more expensive 10 GB plan, I’m going with AT&T for the better 3G band compatibility.

    • James

      If TMo’s 10 GB plan comes out to be $85 I’ll be getting AT&T’s $80 10 GB plan instead. I too like to swap my SIM card into different devices and it’ll be easier with AT&T’s frequency bands.

    • I Love SIM Cards

      The great thing about GSM is the ability to switch devices easily. You kind of lose that with TMo (at least if you want 3G/4G speeds) and their AWS band. Pricing their service higher than AT&T will drive some people away.

      For me, I consider frequency band/device compatibility very valuable. If TMo officially prices their 10 GB plan at $85 and maybe $68 for EM+ then I’ll be going with AT&T with my 10% discount.

      • Wilson

        Well, you’ll be finding out tomorrow but from the looks of it, you won’t be leaving AT&T for T-Mobile’s webConnect service unless there was another update to the above image after March 7th that made the prices significantly lower. I doubt it given T-Mobile’s recent trend in increasing prices for new customers on the smart phone data side of their services.

    • Pete

      I’m keeping up with TMo’s mobile broadband offerings in case they offer something that would make me switch from AT&T.

      TMo has to price their mobile broadband significantly cheaper than AT&T for me to give up the ability to switch between my mobile broadband capable devices. Not all of them have WiFi so a MiFi is out, plus I’d rather not carry another thing that needs charging.

      If only TMo used a more widely used frequency band…

      • Anderson

        I wonder what T-Mobile’s delusional reasoning is behind pricing their 10 GB plan above their competitors. Looking at their 4th quarter results and DT considering selling T-Mobile USA, it isn’t exactly a good time to drive away potential customers.

        • Wilson

          I too am wondering what T-Mobile is smoking for them to think this will bring in mobile broadband users.

        • Philip

          DT should sell TMo USA fast before they dig themselves into a deeper hole.

    • Pete

      I’m keeping up with TMo’s mobile broadband offerings in case they offer something that would make me switch from AT&T.

      TMo has to price their mobile broadband significantly cheaper than AT&T for me to give up the ability to switch between my mobile broadband capable devices. Not all of them have WiFi so a MiFi is out, plus I’d rather not carry another thing that needs charging.

      If only TMo used a more widely used frequency band…

  • Anonymous

    I am wondering is T-Mobile losing the mind.
    Except you have calling plan or go for EM+, it’s $5 more expensive than VZW.

  • AlSharpton

    This is redick. 80-discount = 67.

    67- discount= 59. One get me 2M the other 4M minumum. Duh!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6JUK2RDOPHCULTIFWTNRVQ4PYQ JonathanW

    Those prices are ridiculous!

  • Anonymous

    vipshopper.us

  • Anonymous

    When they throttle you, they throttle you hard. I’m talking 56k. Since the difference is only $5/10GB, then I have a better idea TMO. Just charge me the extra $5 when I go over my 5GB, then throttle the 10GB after. Makes a lot more sense to me, and more business sense for you. Make a case for it and see what management thinks. You could always back peddle. Either way, just set the throttle to 256k at the very least, this dial up is annoying me.

  • Tmoisslow

    Can it. I am checking put LTE toay thanks to this headsup. I already tried TMO and Clear. Clear/Sprint really bad and unreliable unless you are in the max signal area. TMO avg 2.5M, Clear 1.5 and .5 up. LTE was clocking 4M in the store and .5 up.

    I was going to get the mifi. Now I will make my own if LTE holds up inside buildings. The EVDO 3g goes thru walls no problem but that does not mean squat.

    And I have to say that Verizon has made huge inroads in CSR. Their reps were just as good as TMO and the did offered up an extra twenty off the stick because we had a good conversation.

    If this works out I will have the best of both worlds. I will have VOIP when TMO craps out.

    • Anonymous

      *cough*troll*cough*..troll..yeah love how phone models work..dont worry wait til how fast it becomes once it gets flooded..enjoy the cap.

  • Tmoisslow

    Can it. I am checking put LTE toay thanks to this headsup. I already tried TMO and Clear. Clear/Sprint really bad and unreliable unless you are in the max signal area. TMO avg 2.5M, Clear 1.5 and .5 up. LTE was clocking 4M in the store and .5 up.

    I was going to get the mifi. Now I will make my own if LTE holds up inside buildings. The EVDO 3g goes thru walls no problem but that does not mean squat.

    And I have to say that Verizon has made huge inroads in CSR. Their reps were just as good as TMO and the did offered up an extra twenty off the stick because we had a good conversation.

    If this works out I will have the best of both worlds. I will have VOIP when TMO craps out.

  • Ajdiaz67

    TMO is super slow once you reach the 5g cap. its crazy when you sign up for the service they dont tell you how slow its going to be. anyone have a throttle fix?