T-Mobile Unveiling New webConnect Plans, Including 10GB Plan

Our report that T-Mobile was preparing to introduce and change their existing data plans were met with both excitement and skepticism. Well, we’re excited to introduce, or more appropriately share thanks to one of our ninjas a screen grab showing upcoming webConnect plans that will launch March 13th. Along with the introduction of the new webConnect plans T-Mobile will also introduce system changes that will allow voice and data plans to be pooled and therefore billed on the same account.

Most importantly, T-Mobile will introduce a data plan 10GB that is going to be offered at $79.99. If pooled with a qualifying voice plan, the 10GB plan will cost $63.99 with the 20% discount. The current $49.99 plan offering 5GB will come in at $39.99 and the $29.99 200MB will come in $23.99.

The new 10GB plan is sure to excite T-Mobile customers who are fearful of hitting their 5GB limits every month. With data usage rising every day, the larger the pool of data a wireless company can offer to their customers is most welcome. Nice move T-Mobile, nice move.

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  • http://twitter.com/SayaX Debra Phagan

    Good! My friend complains about the 5GB limit all the time! Now he can stop complaining and just upgrade to the 10GB one LOL

  • http://twitter.com/SayaX Debra Phagan

    Good! My friend complains about the 5GB limit all the time! Now he can stop complaining and just upgrade to the 10GB one LOL

  • Tmoisslow

    Ninja, sminja. I told you all about this last week when I called the CSR and you all poo poo’d it,

    Oh yeah, I will pay 64 bucks for what I can get for free. Blazing fast 2M service. Who hoo

  • Quagmeyer

    What nut job would pay that kind of money when they can go to Clear for the same crappy service!

    • yyevo

      Me, since Clear isn’t available in my area, duchebag.

    • Anonymous

      Lol @ Clear having equal service. Really? Even in NY clear sucks bigtime.

    • remixfa

      clear is horrible service. I live less than a mile from a “4g tower”, and the average speeds around here are 1-3mb. The same as DSL, but it has horrible uploads and huge lag. Why would u pay for that? I can tether my wife’s G2 and get 6-10 consistant, or my vibrant and get 4-6 consistant. If i didnt do all netstreaming of shows, id get this in a heartbeat. Until its true unlimited, its landline internet for me, even though its slower.

    • Anonymous

      You are on the wrong website. Why are you wasting your time reading a T-Mobile fan site if you don’t like T-Mobile service?

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        Because he likes to troll?

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        Because he likes to troll?

      • Quagmeyer

        To make it better. DUH! You must be a college man,

  • Ernie

    Oh do not worry. The fan boys will come out of their holes. There should be no limit for that kind of do ray me.

    They have big ones, I will tell you that

  • Ernie

    Oh do not worry. The fan boys will come out of their holes. There should be no limit for that kind of do ray me.

    They have big ones, I will tell you that

  • Chip

    Google phones rule!

  • Chip

    Google phones rule!

  • My3sons

    My BB will kick your google buttox!

    • Lillamont513

      You can’t be serious.

  • PapaBear

    Guys, quit joking. This is an embarassment to the reps out there. We mess around with the data sticks and know the speed sucks. We cant tell the customers unless they ask.

    It is all a scam. They tell us that the others do it as well. Using bad behavior to justify bad behavior.

    Makes me sick.

    • Remixfa

      yea, u obviously dont work for tmobile, or work in a crap area. Our data sticks average 6-16 depending on the time of day. We cant keep our rockets in stock.. ever.

      The pricing is pretty much the same, its just adding the new data plan on. And concidering the Tmobile 10 gig option is like 5 bux more than the att/vzw/sprint 5 gig offering, and its FASTER, id say thats a darn good deal.

    • TMOTECH

      You are a disgrace sir. if you do work for t-mobile you should keep it to yourself. if you don’t then go home you douche.

  • SNorad

    So they are going to raise the 5gb plan by 20% from what it is today and then reduce it by 20%? Hmm… I smell a rat! This chart shows the 5gb @ 49$ and 39$ after discount, but today it’s already 39$. Argh.. Thought I might switch to the plan had it been 39$ w/20% discount, but I guess I’ll just use my phone’s Wifi AP feature.

    • Joe_ek84

      u smell a rat? theyre just keeping same plan and adding alternative for consumers who need more. how can this be a bad thing?

    • vin

      Wow you guys are dumb and just like to complain… the 5gb and 200mb are the exact same as they are right now (actually the 200mb is a bit cheaper with these new options) and before you bi*ch some more get your facts straight. 5gb right now is $50, existing customers (ie customers with voice service already) get it for $40. T-mobile isn’t trying to trick you jacka$$

    • http://twitter.com/Plouis1988 Patrick Pierre-louis

      where the HELL do you see a rise in price? the prices are staying the same for th 200MB/5GB options.

    • http://twitter.com/Plouis1988 Patrick Pierre-louis

      where the HELL do you see a rise in price? the prices are staying the same for th 200MB/5GB options.

  • SNorad

    So they are going to raise the 5gb plan by 20% from what it is today and then reduce it by 20%? Hmm… I smell a rat! This chart shows the 5gb @ 49$ and 39$ after discount, but today it’s already 39$. Argh.. Thought I might switch to the plan had it been 39$ w/20% discount, but I guess I’ll just use my phone’s Wifi AP feature.

  • Anonymous

    Well, now you can get 10GB no problems for all of you that begged for more regardless of the cost. These prices match Verizon’s 3G/4G pricing.

  • Anonymous

    Well, now you can get 10GB no problems for all of you that begged for more regardless of the cost. These prices match Verizon’s 3G/4G pricing.

  • Austin4435

    OK,SO everyone used to have a 10 gigabyte cap! then t mobile cut it in half! now they’re reselling it back to you at a higher price! DUMBASSES!

    • Anonymous

      For Mobile Broadband, unless I’m mistaken, that 5 GB cap was always there. Cell Phones used to have a 10GB cap, and they lowered that to match up with MBB…so they didn’t “screw” over anyone. Plus, its an option. Obviously this 10GB plan isn’t for everyone.

  • http://twitter.com/larrybfred Larry Frederick

    Wait…2 months ago I could get up to 10 GB of data before I hit the wall for $40…now they’ll charge $80 for the same thing (or $64 with the discount)? I fail to see how that’s better for anybody!

    • Anonymous

      Data services used to cost less to provide (less people used data, more people used voice.) Now with more people using data and less using voice services, its going to swap, with internet being costly and voice being cheap. It certainly hasn’t gotten cheaper to provide seeing as everyone wants faster speeds which need brand new infrastructure and technologies. Expect this trend to continue.

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        But remember, more users = more$

        Everywhere else in the world data plans are getting cheaper, and quick!

    • butnakedavenger

      It’s been 5GB for quite some time, and never 10GB.

      You may be thinking of the phone data plans. They used to be 10GB but now they’re down to 5. Of course that happened last fall, so I don’t know what you’re thinking of when you say two months ago.

  • Danny

    Verizon also charges $79.99 ($80) for 10GB data plans on mobile broadband devices to businesses. T-Mobile definitely not trying to be the price leader here.

    • Corey

      Well Danny you obviously cannot read. If you have an existing qualifying voice line its $63.99. If you all are going to bash T-Mobile why do you even come here for news??

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        Because carrier fanboys like to troll too…?

      • Danny

        No you need to read Corey.

        Verizon offers corporate discounts too. ($64 for 10 GB’s with our 19% discount) If priced the same who would opt for T-Mobile?

        I’m as big of a T-Mobile fan as anyone but get real here. People who think like you are the reason why T-Mobile keeps losing hundreds of thousands of postpaid users each quarter.

        Something has to change and change now.

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile isn’t raising prices though for the current 200MB or 5GB plan. It was always those prices for customers who had or did not have a cell phone on a different account. The only difference here is the addition of the 10GB plan.

  • t2

    except the current 5 gig plan is overage free for 39.99…. who cares if it slows to 3g after 5 gig?

    • Kirkbranson

      it slows to dial up speed when throttled

    • Taks

      It’s rendered useless with the 0.05 Mbps throttled speed.

    • Taks

      It’s rendered useless with the 0.05 Mbps throttled speed.

  • Anonymous

    Here is a catch:
    If you have calling plan associated with same account number or SSN, you will pay $64 after 20% discount.

  • Evanpik

    It’s called wifi turds. Use it!

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

      There is no wifi on the bus, in the subway, while im walking to work, on the train.. all the places i go with my phones and tablet.

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

    Nice…very nice.

  • Anonymous

    Can someone explain why I should pick up an additional $40-$60 bill when I can just use my G2 as a hotspot and pay just an additional $15 a month?

    • Anonymous

      That could be part of the idea. Here is to hoping that your extra 15 dollars gets you 5 more gigs.

    • Anonymous

      That could be part of the idea. Here is to hoping that your extra 15 dollars gets you 5 more gigs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

      You have to pay $15 on top of $25/$30 smartphone internet, so it’s $40 (EM+) or $45 (all other plans).
      The only exception is EM+ 3 in 1 plan or $20 preferred smartphone or Android options.

    • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

      You have to pay $15 on top of $25/$30 smartphone internet, so it’s $40 (EM+) or $45 (all other plans).
      The only exception is EM+ 3 in 1 plan or $20 preferred smartphone or Android options.

    • Me

      or you can root your phone and not pay

  • Kvaldes29

    Y do I pay 29.99 ? I have 4g

  • the_truth

    If you want it–pay for it.

    If not–then go without.

    No free rides today kiddies…but you can still complain if it does something for you.

    • Bratty

      Bingo! Listen to the_truth. Why the hell are you people whining? Don’t like it or don’t need it, then don’t buy it.

    • jarjon76

      Exactly. T-Mobile isn’t forcing you to pay for your cell phone service. They didn’t force you to sign a contract, if you did. YOU made the choice and know exactly what you’re getting into. Some people just like to complain and moan. Makes them feel important, I guess.

  • Sam

    Is there still going to be an Even More Plus option or is TMo getting rid of it?

    • Tots

      I hope so. I have the EM+ 5 GB webConnect plan and would like to get an EM+ 10 GB one. I have phone service through a different carrier since my 25% discount makes it cheaper than T-Mobile.

      • Jackson

        I’m in the same boat. I’ve been considering Verizon’s 10 GB 4G plan because I need more data. I could get a 15% corporate discount with Verizon. If I could upgrage my current EM+ 5 GB plan to an EM+ 10 GB one then I’d stay. Otherwise I’m switching to verizon.

      • TechGuy

        I’m considering something similar except thinking about going with AT&T’s 10 GB plan since I can get a discount on it too (I don’t get a corporate discount with T-Mobile). I also have several devices I could switch the SIM card into but only one of them supports AWS (Rocket modem).

        If I can get a discounted EM+ 10 GB plan then I’ll stay too.

        • UMPC

          Thanks. I didn’t know AT&T had changed their mobile broadband plans. I’ll be switching back to AT&T from T-Mobile.

          I really like swapping my SIM card into different devices and T-Mobile’s AWS band makes that difficult. Right now, I’m using a Viliv N5 and its built-in 3G only works with AT&T. It’s inconvenient to carry it and a modem around.

      • switchola

        Why has no one offered you a webconnect 5gb for $50 and a second 5gb for $40 on no annual contract? That’s the best way to get 10 gb today.
        For that matter, why stop there? Sky is the limit. Just switch up SIMS when you need more web. Its $40 per 5gb account on no annual contract.

    • LC

      Even More Plus should still apply, you’re obviously just still paying for the device up front. I don’t think you’ll see a price difference though, you just won’t be under contract because you purchased the device outright.

      • Alex

        Right now, EM+ is 39.99 (a discount from the $49.99). If they get rid of the EM+, people who don’t have TMo for phone service will have to pay $79.99 for the 10 GB plan. I have EM+ for $39.99 right now and would like to get the 10 GB plan on EM+ for (I assume) $63.99.

        If not, I’m in a similar situation as TechGuy where AT&T would give me a discount and using their network would give me more device compatibility. I like buying UMPCs and tablets that have 3G built-in and they usually aren’t compatible with T-Mobile but are compatible with AT&T. I’ll wait till March 13 until deciding on switching to AT&T’s mobile broadband service.

        • MobileGuy

          This was the main reason I switched to AT&T a few weeks ago (new 10 GB plan and 3G band compatibility). I too buy mobile broadband capable devices and hardly any of them have the AWS band for 3G.

  • Hanfeedback

    Anyone have a list or know what voice plans qualify so you can get the 20% discount???

  • Findones22000

    most of the definders on this are tmobile investers, its only for the rich, i say onless your rich will who cares, now for the hard working family man dont do it its not a good deal its a rip off and it will hurt your familys income, the rich investers are hoping you will fall for it so thay can make there money out of the hard working man or women, theres free wi-fi every were and its going to get better.

    • the_truth

      A cell phone is a luxury. If it affects your families well being to pay for phones–you’re a fool.

    • Danny

      Believe me when I say most of us who comment here are T-Mobile enthusiasts NOT investors

    • jarjon76

      You don’t HAVE to have a cell phone, you know. Perhaps you should look into how much you’re paying and trim down the costs. Or maybe budget your money better? Granted, cell phone bills can get pricey, but if it’s affecting your family’s income that badly, then maybe you don’t need a cell phone. You can get a prepaid phone to use only for emergencies, so that takes away that excuse.

    • LC

      No one is forcing anyone to sign up for the new plan…For some people it works, for others it’s not a right fit for them. But there’s not a problem with having options for those who need/want it. Clearly, it’s not a right fit for you so it shouldn’t matter one way or another. The prices for the other plans are staying the same, it’s just the addition of the 10 GB plan that’s new.

      • Me

        soooo Demand and Supply!

  • jarjon76

    If you’re using more than 5GB of data a month, perhaps you should put down your device and take in some fresh air. At the very least, give your fingers and eyes a break.

    • ATL guy

      You should educate yourself on Just how fast you can hit 5gb
      http://www.t-mobile.com/Tools/MBCalculator.aspx

      • jarjon76

        Again, I stand by my statement, if you go above 5GB a month you spend way too much time with your device. Get out and enjoy the fresh air.

        • https://profiles.google.com/fugitivealien fugitiveALiEN

          I can go through roughly 1GB per 2 hours streaming a video youtube, netflix, etc. In fact just listening to pandora at the premium 192kbps quality you would hit in a month you could easily use up 5GB, and not spending “too much time” with my device. It’s a tool that allows me to do what I would like to do and we pay for it.

      • jarjon76

        Again, I stand by my statement, if you go above 5GB a month you spend way too much time with your device. Get out and enjoy the fresh air.

    • JaridJonesisFVH

      You spend every day of your life flaming and acting like a 13 year old girl in a KISS newsgroup.  Shut up Jarid Jones.

  • jarjon76

    If you’re using more than 5GB of data a month, perhaps you should put down your device and take in some fresh air. At the very least, give your fingers and eyes a break.

  • Anonymous

    so the 5 gb is going from 30 $ to 40 $ ? am i missing something here ?

    • LC

      I’ve always seen it as $39.99 for mobile broadband (not for phone data), but if you somehow got it for $30 a month then that won’t change unless you move to a different rate. In other words your rate would be grandfathered in until you chose to change it, and then you wouldn’t be able to go back to it after the change.

      • Anonymous

        Ohh thanks i misread the document.

        • LC

          Yeah, it can get confusing with all of the different rates :) This is simply for MBB, they’re still at just the two price levels for the phone data plans.

  • lensovet

    you say “The current $49.99 plan offering 5GB will come in at $39.99 and the $29.99 200MB will come in $23.99″
    unfortunately those prices are wrong, current offerings are $39.99 and $24.99 for the plans, respectively.
    so this “new” pricing is actually nothing new, but rather will raise prices for those who have no voice service and keep them the same for those who do have voice service.

    • LC

      It’s all a marketing thing, really. People like the idea that they’re saving money, but if they already have a voice plan they had these prices (or ones VERY close to them) available to them. That’s why essentially, it’s just T-Mobile adding the 10GB plan and nothing more.

    • Straitedgx

      Wrong. Existing customers are offered 39.99 and NEW customers with NO voice plan are brought in at 49.99 for 5GB. Same as it’s been, unless a rep is really ambitious and calls in activations and finagles the call center to put a new customer on a 39.99 plan, which rarely happens.

      • lensovet

        alright, i just went on the site, chose a new plan with the USB Rocket, I get two options, which have the prices I listed above. I don’t know what you guys are talking about.

        • LC

          That’s because this “bundling” doesn’t take effect until March 13th, and I’m not sure how or if it will work if you simply add it online. It’s my understanding that it’s the RSA that is able to bundle it when you’re adding it to your current account. But again, this isn’t happening until the 13th.

        • lensovet

          but see that’s my point, the current *standalone* pricing that you can just get by signing a contract today without any voice service is what the “new” *bundled* pricing will become. so no, nothing is going to go up, but nothing is going to go down either. but *new* customers signing up after this change will see a hike in prices.

        • LC

          And plus, if you already have the service, your rate isn’t going to suddenly increase. It will be grandfathered in unless you choose to change it. That’s how it’s always worked with T-Mobile. You could have the same 1500 minute plan that was $29.99 from however many years ago, and unless you chose to change your rate plan, you will continue to have it even though it hasn’t been offered in years.

  • Yamomma

    I could of swore it said webconnect dummys

  • Straitedgx

    To make it even more simple than T-Mo news broke it down, the plans have always been structured the same. New customer with no voice plan pay premium rates, i.e. 49.99 for 5GB instead of 39.99 for existing customers., already activated voice plan customers get Mobile Broadband cheaper.

    Now T-Mobile is just adding a 10GB plan. Again cheaper for existing voice subscribers and more for someone who only will use T-Mobile for the MBB. Still not bad either way compared to others…..

    • LC

      Exactly. Plain and simple :) What I REALLY don’t understand are the companies like Sprint that are charging customers $10 more a month as a premium for access to 4G speeds. T-Mobile has always done a solid job of offering some of the lowest, if not the lowest, rate plans around. One of the reasons why I’ve always been with them.

      • Skozsert

        Of course Sprint also has true unlimited data. Tmobile also cut the cap in half for phone users in the middle of their contracts. It doesn’t really matter to me since I don’t hit the cap right now, but it does leave a bad taste in your mouth. Especially now that they’re adding a 10GB webconnect plan.

  • SnittyKitty

    There’s no need to sugar coat the obvious; it’s a price hike with one lone exception; if you’re an existing customer using 200MB; it’s a whopping one dollar savings. I can’t imagine being a new customer and having to pay these prices. Speeds maybe getting faster; right along with the price tag to pay for them. It makes you wonder what all this is going to cost in a few more years and who then can afford the continuing up tick in prices. I will say this, the fact that carriers allow folks to grandfather existing plans is a blessing; not that my family abuses their data plans; am I ever thankful for the number of businesses providing free public Wi-Fi/HotSpot services. All you folks who have access to 3G and 4G speeds; be thankful; where we live not a chance in hell of getting either but then again what’s next; alloting data usage on DSL subscribers?

    • butnakedavenger

      you’re an idiot.

    • LC

      It’s not a price hike. If you were to have walked in two weeks ago, bought a galaxy tab and signed a contract for the 5gb plan with no overages, you would have paid $39.99 a month, just like you see now. But the only exception is that you would have had to create a separate account for it. Now you can have just one account, and you have the option of 10gb and nothing more. It shouldn’t be this confusing people!

  • Anonymous

    Uh oh everybody. This is getting a little serious now.http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/08/sprint-in-talks-to-acquire-t-mobile-usa-report-claims. Please god no….

  • Anonymous

    Uh oh everybody. This is getting a little serious now.http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/08/sprint-in-talks-to-acquire-t-mobile-usa-report-claims. Please god no….

  • Anonymous

    Uh oh everybody. This is getting a little serious now.http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/08/sprint-in-talks-to-acquire-t-mobile-usa-report-claims. Please god no….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZN4R26AZIYQ5HOYLIO4RENMGEE Wayne
    • http://tmonews.com David

      Please check the newest article on the blog.

  • Quagmeyer

    this would rock!!!!!!! can you image dual tech phones.

    gigity
    gigty
    goo

  • Quagmeyer

    this would rock!!!!!!! can you image dual tech phones.

    gigity
    gigty
    goo

  • Anonymous

    Too little too late Tmobile, Metro PCS here i come. I think there commercial goes something like 60 bucks for 1500 min talk and unlimited text and web, with no data caps.

  • Anonymous

    Too little too late Tmobile, Metro PCS here i come. I think there commercial goes something like 60 bucks for 1500 min talk and unlimited text and web, with no data caps.

    • nest11

      good luck with you coverage and crappy phone and speed web.
      This plan is only for broadband internet on a computer, not in a phone, moron! metro doesnt have that service… what ignorant people around this blog…

    • Somenun

      hahahaha go to metro u get what u pay for wack ass service

    • Anonymous

      Can you make any suggestions if Tmo takes a dump. Where would you guys go.

    • Anonymous

      Can you make any suggestions if Tmo takes a dump. Where would you guys go.

    • Anonymous

      Are you stupid or something?
      MetroPCS DOES NOT have computer-based service and their LTE is junk compared with VZW.

      • Anonymous

        I was asking your mother that same question, as i was jizzing in her mouth. She said its cool my son does it all the time.

        How’s that for stupid or something. LOL.

  • Kirbi182

    So what will this do for the people… Most low knowladged consumer wont understand the difference in what their getting with tmo”4g” network, all their gonna look at is the price tag and their gonna turn their heads and look at att with their 1gb data plan for 15 a month. Another thing thats bugging me is the 200mb for 24 bucks a month and the giant jump to 5gb for 40 bucks, They should have introduced more options, for ex. 1gb 2gb than 5gb what the hell am i gonna do with 200mb…. I’m glad I have the 30 a month with the 5gb cap limit. But looking at it from a different angle like new customers it wont be as inviting like metro 4g or not. Not everyone can afford 40 bucks a month for data when gas is almost 4 bucks a gallon. Smh tmo

    • Kirbi182

      I take my comment back I just realized this is webconnect for tablets and ect. I appologize

    • Lisaco1

      what plan is the 30 a month data plan with 5 GB cap limit ?

    • Lisaco1

      what plan is the 30 a month data plan with 5 GB cap limit ?

  • Somenun

    t mobiles web connects suckkkkk really bad

  • Kenneth

    So since they’re changing plans, can I cancel My contract without paying the early termination fee?

  • http://twitter.com/mbwinfield Mary Winfield

    What is weird….is that four years ago our business account combined voice and data (Total Internet data broadband) on the same account. Seems like that was a better idea – why TMo abandoned it is beyond me.

  • Keismith81

    Why would they put a limit on data with new powerful phones coming out people will want unlimited data I will take my service to sprint if this happens