T-Mobile Launches Completely Revamped Rate Plan Selection Including Prepaid Changes

T-Mobile officially kicked off their revamped rate plan selection today with surprisingly little fan fare. At this time of this writing we have yet to hear anything from the Magenta mothership herself regarding the launch. That’s ok as you have TmoNews and we’ve already got the new plans broken down along with the GIANT Frequently Asked Question post for you to explore.

Hoping not to be lost in the rollout of the postpaid rate plans are the new changes to T-Mobile prepaid high end plans. T-Mobile’s $70 prepaid plan now comes with Unlimited Everything and their $50 prepaid plan now includes unlimited Talk, Text and Web for the first 100MB. The $50 plan now includes a reduced speed option for customers where they can continue past the 100MB at a throttled speed.

Check out all the new plans in the gallery below!

Individual Plans

Family Plans

Prepaid

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  • Deke218

    I may have to consider a change in plans.

  • Anonymous

    Good to know they are still making moves, keep it up T-Mobile.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Mora/100000756777182 Victor Mora

    so there is no unlimited web no more? how come t-mobile calls a plan “truly unlimited” in a commercial if at the bottom you see “200MB data plan included.” sucks

    • Detox702

      Amount of data transferred is unlimited, however after you reach your cap the speeds may be reduced for the remainder of the billing cycle.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Mora/100000756777182 Victor Mora

        ohh so thats what it means 

  • Anonymous

     you guys think these plans are good deals? really? you must not have been with t-mobile long enough…cause what i currently pay for 3 lines for unlimited everything is a steal…literally. i ain’t switching…ever.

    • Anonymous

      What do you pay for a 4 line family plan?

      • Anonymous

        i used to have a 4 line family plan actually (now I have 3). but my 4 line did ran me about $165 including taxes. however my current 3 line family plan is about $133 including taxes. i always get my way somehow with loyalty dept.

        • http://twitter.com/borodin1 Eugene Borodin

           Unlimited is overrated.  4 of have 1000 min to share and we use may be 500-600 min.  2 lines with data/messaging + 2 basic lines cost me $140/mo after tax.  Highly doubt I can do better so I’ll stick with what I have.  This is on contract so 4 upgrades every 2 years.

        • Anonymous

          Unlimited is def overrated. 1000 minutes AND unlimited text for only $79 for my family to share is a steal and $20 for a useable 2GB is the cheapest of the big four for the 2nd tier of data.

    • Mike, T-Mobile Rep

      @niididdy:disqus

      Assuming you have the Unlimited Loyalty Plan, which if you’re on a grandfathered plan you have to be, you’re paying $89.98 for the first two lines, $39.99 for the third line; data on that plan is 5GB, No Overage at $24.95 per line; Unlimited Family Texting for the three lines total $24.95, bringing your total to $229.77 before taxes.

      The new plan is $99.99 Unlimited Talking & Texting for the first two lines, $30 for the third line with the option to do $10 instead which gives you 500 minutes if the third line does not utilize the Unlimited usage; $20 for 2GB, No Overage Web per line (95% of all customers do not exceed 1GB bandwidth usage, but if you’re that type of person for whatever reason thinks they need more than that, they can do $30 5GB, No Overage per line); bringing the grand total to $189.99 without taxes.

      If my math ability serves me right, $189.99 is a better savings compared to $229.77. If you did not guess it, I am a T-Mobile rep. No grandfathered Unlimited plan is nearly as cheap as these new plans just launched, that is unless you’ve spoken to the Loyalty department, but even then, they do not have special plans as cheap. These new Unlimited plans are the ones to beat. The only thing that T-Mobile missed on are the minutes plans, which are overpriced and not enough minutes included. (1000 minutes Talk & Text run at $79.99 and the 2000 minutes Talk & Text plan is the same price as the Unlimited, T-Mobile reps are told to upsell to the Unlimited plans).

      • Anonymous

        thanks Mike for the info. i am telling you what i pay for my plan. and let me say that i didn’t get into details. first, i pay an unlimited $69.99 given to me by loyalty dept (don’t ask me how, but i do) for first 2-lines… my third line is an unlimited home line for $9.99. unlimited text for first 2-lines $9.99. unlimited data for first 2-lines $30 (it went from $20 ea to $15 ea last year after they worked with me because i wasn’t working at the time). this is what loyalty dept gave me. this excluding taxes, bro. want me to mail you my bill??

        • Anonymous

          “want me to mail you my bill?”

          Lol

      • Karen

        I too am a T-Mobile Sales Rep, and I encountered the 2000 minute family plan issue today. It’s not that they want us to upsell to the unlimited plan (well yes, they do), it’s that the system was configured to not allow unlimited family texting to be added onto the 2000 minute family plan since it’s the same price as the Unlimited Talk & Text (tried to do it for a customer, the minute plan went through, not the family texting). The 2000 minute plan is $79.99, unlimited family texting add-on is $20, and the Unlimited Talk & Text is $99.99, so I guess they thought it was useless? So the only way you can get a 2000 minute family plan is if you only need talk minutes and no other features. This was confirmed by a rep at the Retail Support Line.
        In addition to this, there is no such thing as an Unlimited Talk only plan now. This is because the new prices are cheaper than what was previously offered by Even More. Previously, Unlimited Talk for two lines was $99.99/mo on Even More. Now for that same price you get Unlimited Talk & Text. While they seem stupid and complicated, they really did a great job lowering prices.
        For example, Unlimited Talk Text & Web (5GB) for two lines on Even More was $179.99 before. Now it is $159.99/mo (Yes, with 5GB of data).
        One thing I am upset about however, is that T-Mobile got rid of that AWESOME promo family plan which included 3000 minutes, Unlimited Text & 5GB Web for $149.99/mo with the $5 add-a-lines.
        I also like that we have options for data plans (2GB and 10 GB) now because I always get those customers that complain about how expensive the $30/mo web features are, and those that complain about the throttling after 5GB and want more data.
        I personally think T-Mobile is in a way “forcing” people to get unlimited so they deal with less cancellations due to overages and bill issues. Their huge focus is to drive down churn, so it makes sense to me.

      • Pamma

        Question for the T-Mobile Reps…. 

        I’m currently on a Unlimited Loyalty Talk plan for $89.98, $19.95 for text, $24.99 for each line for a total of $159.91 before taxes.  I also have corporate discount of 15%, but don’t get the discount on the rate plan of $89.98 just on the additional features.  I was thinking of changing to the $159.99 rate plan to take advantage of the 15% discount for the full plan, called 611 and the rep said since its a promotion plan that I won’t get the 15% discount and would have to extend my contract??

        Is this true??  I don’t want to extend my contract if I don’t have to, aren’t these plans going to stay at these prices or are they just promo for some time?  Or can retention department lower my plan?

        What would be my best bet?

        Thanks

  • phoenix

    Changed my plan! Went from $ 236 a month after taxes to $ 170 after taxes! Way to go tmo! And that’s 3 lines!

    • Anonymous

      Wow I went from $236 to $178.90. Pretty close!!

    • Anonymous

      Wow I went from $236 to $178.90. Pretty close!!

  • Anonymous

    Big big ups to T-Mobile for these changes. I called this morning before Church (awesome service today) and went from Faves 1800 fam plan to the new 1000 minute fam plan (which is compatible with free wifi calling). IMMEDIATELY saved $30/mo followed by switching to the new data rates and saved an additional $25/mo.

    The plan options TMO carries now are the best I’ve ever seen and it will be a shame to lose them to…

  • http://twitter.com/jbjtkbw00 jbjtkbw00

    For those that changed, were you able to do so online?  It’s only showing me the current rate plans when I attempt to do so.

    • lorenzo

      dude, just go to the chat live and ask them you want to change rate plans 

  • http://twitter.com/jbjtkbw00 jbjtkbw00

    For those that changed, were you able to do so online?  It’s only showing me the current rate plans when I attempt to do so.

  • Bleh

    These new rate plans are the freaking stupid! Either the customer gets unlimited or they absolutely shafted. I’m very disappointed with these plans. Revamp would have been offering even more plus prices as the even more.

  • AdrianMT4G

     More like “Truly a Rip-Off” plans. I’m glad I got the 1500 minute plan with the 5GB data cap for $80. I don’t think I’ll ever hit that cap again now that the wifi is fixed in my home. But these individual plans aren’t what’s up.. The family plans are better though.

    • Jay

      So your same plan with unlimited mins instead is 10 dollars more.. nothing rip off about that 

      • TypicalWhitePerson

        But he gets 5GB of high speed data. Thats a winner compared to the “unlimited” with the 2GB plans in my honest most humbled opinion.

        • AdrianMT4G

          Thank you! I had considered switching to the “Truly limited unlimited” but the 2GB cap was a deal breaker. No thanks! 

        • TypicalWhitePerson

          Yeah! Tmobile knew that 1500 5GB plan was too sweet, that’s why they came with the $79.99 “Truly Unlimited” crap. 

      • AdrianMT4G

        Everyone doesn’t need unlimited minutes, me being one of those people. I care more about the data. I’ve been with T-Mo for over a year now and never had or even went over my minutes. Mobile to mobile, free nights and weekends and a landline can keep me from doing that. And now with the new free wifi calling, I don’t have a worry in the world when it comes to talk. 

    • TypicalWhitePerson

      I get what you saying a little bit. $79.99 for 1500 minute plan with 5GB data cap is a lot better than that $79.99 “Truly Bullshit* Unlimited” minute 2GB plan. With free nights and weekends, mobile to mobile, and free wiFi calling,… I can’t see how anyone can go over 1500 day time minutes, unless you have absolutely no life. Anybody on the not-so “Truly Unlimited” plans (EM or EM+) are total idiots!!

      • bigbudha

         i use 3000 to 7000 minutes a month. i am sales my phone rings all day long. most of those minutes are during the day.

      • AdrianMT4G

        The free wifi calling keeps me from going over although  I never went over before so my plan is winning! Lol 

  • FreddyR

    Switch to simple mobile unlimited everything for 60$ and it uses t-mobile antenna… best decision I’ve ever made..

    • Mopar6464

      Simple Mobile limits data to 1GB. 

      • Mopar6464

        Update , at 100MB my friends data got shut off on Simple mobile. 

        • TypicalWhitePerson

          Yeah, but if I had too, I would still take Simple Mobile over AT&Trash! But VZW is still winning. 

        • theking_13

          Data is definitely an issue, might as well take Boost Mobile instead. 

        • TypicalWhitePerson

          Agree… or even Virgin Mobile! BM gives unlimited everything for $50 and VM gives unlimited everything for $60.  

        • Anonymous

           And from what I’ve read, no compatibility issues with phones and BM or VM. So many people complain about not being able to use data or receive MMS on Simple Mobile.

        • TypicalWhitePerson

          My mom has VM and she loves her Optimus V and says the 3G data seems faster when she had her HTC Hero on Sprint. She only pays $25 for unilimited data, text, and 300 mins. I also have a friend who is using the EVO 4G on Boost… paying $50 for everything a month.

        • lorenzo

          BM phones are shitty :-P 

        • Anonymous

          But Sprint phones aren’t. My friend flashed an Epic to Boost, works perfectly.

  • FreddyR

    Switch to simple mobile unlimited everything for 60$ and it uses t-mobile antenna… best decision I’ve ever made..

  • Schippma

    I am just mad that these new web features are not compatible with older rate plans. For older accounts, such as Family Time, you can only add the $30 5GB throttled web, not the 200MB or 10GB plans. Also, the Free Wi-Fi Calling feature is not compatible with these plans, it is a $10 add on for individual and Family accounts. Oh well, I guess I have to live with it.

    • Alfonso Arriaga

      Obviously, NEW plans are compatible with NEW features. Should a 2010 Honda Civic’s parts be compatible with one from 1997? No, everything changes. 

      The 200 MB and 10 GB plans are also throttled, or do you mean that some members use more web than others?

      • Schippma

        I mean that those limits are not available on these plans. I understand the philosophy, however, the web plan 5GB is now throttled for Family Time accounts just like the new plans that started today. So by your thinking, I should be able to sign up for T-Zones $5.99 plan then since that is what these plans used to have for web, but now have 5GB throttled web for $30. The new web features should be compatible with all rate plans. But my only option now is either 5GB $30 throttled or (only through a supervisor) get a $15 200 MB plan.

  • TypicalWhitePerson

    Is it just me, or do the Monthly Prepaid 4G plans looks A LOT more attractive than the Even More postpaid plans, EM+, and anything els Tmo has attempted this year. Unless roaming is a huge issue for some, I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to jump on that $70 plan with EVERYTHING is unlimited and no data throttle. Haha I see why T-Mobile is losing their contractual customers. The Prepaid route is T-Mobile’s last shot at trying to stay a-float in this business. Because at the end of the day, when it comes to “postpaid”… Verizon and their wonderful iPhone is still winning!!!

    And who cares about Simple Mobile? From what I hear their data has a 1GB cap on it. 

    • Anonymous

       Is unlimited with 3G speeds? Or 2G after X amount of GBs? Haven’t found an answer to this yet.

      • TypicalWhitePerson

        Same here, but I think with 3G devices they cap it after 10GB to 2G or EDGE speeds. I use my iPhone mostly with this $70 plan so I’m on “2G” all the time anyway except for when I’m at home on WiFi. 

  • Wolfepakt

     I changed today.  I figured that on two of my phones we average less then a hundred minutes…. Two lines on unlimited, two on 500 each, changed from the phone data plan to the 200MB (I live in a 2G only area, don’t care about throttling!)
    Dropped my total cost by 15 a month.
    And locked in a good rate plan for 2yrs come Hell or AT&T (….I mean High water!)

  • Anonymous

     ial stick to my 7 year old cheap ass family plan lol

  • theking_13

    I have the new $70 “Unlimited” Everything Prepaid plan, had the old Unlimited Talk & Text and 2GBs of data. Perfect plan for me, but now use my Samsung Vibrant constantly (battery life is amazing). 

    Anyways, I talked to a CS rep yesterday, and I asked her if there was any cap (I was almost certain there was one, just wanted to know it) and she told me “There is a cap on the 4G data. What kind of phone do you have?” I of course, said “Samsung Vibrant” and she said “Oh, there is not cap on 3G only devices, yours included”. 

    Can anyone confirm this? Or the opposite? I read through the plan about 5 times, practically memorized it, and the T&C. Nothing about it either. Thanks to anyone that helps!

    • TypicalWhitePerson

      Really? Im on this same plan (ended my contract in January, did EM+ for 2 months then switched to this $70 plan). I don’t have a 4G device but I do have a Nexus One and a Blackberry 9780 laying around somewhere, but I’m using my wonderful iPhone 4 with this plan. The terms and condition doesn’t state anything about 3G or even 4G cap. 

      • Anonymous

        And you use the iP4 over the N1????

        Shame on you. :) 

        • TypicalWhitePerson

          LOL yeah! What is the N1 again? 

        • Anonymous

          Wanna sell it? I was going to get one, but got a Vibrant since they didn’t sell them anymore (Unless you’re a dev).  

        • Sapphire3g

           I own an N1.  You still interested?

        • Anonymous

           Yeah, what condition is it in?

        • TypicalWhitePerson

          Sell what, my iPhone? 

        • Anonymous

          No, the N1, since you’re too busy eating apples. 

    • Chatter

      The way it is phrased, there is NO data cap. There is a SPEED cap though. After 2 gigs, you will be slowed down to edge (or worse) speeds. So you can use as much data as you want (no overages) but after 2 gigs, the speeds are deadly slow. I’m sure others can chime in and explain too.

      • Anonymous

        I know, I’ve read the other plans. Switched to EDGE on my phone to test it out, horrible, wanted to cut my phone. But she said no unlimited 3G data (speed), unless you’re on a 4G phone. Not sure why this would happen, probably going to call them tomorrow to make sure. 

        • Chatter

          I am guessing that she misspoke. Obviously you should call and confirm but unless you have a special deal, it seems like the company policy is to throttle. Now if you do have a special deal – enjoy it man and stay on the dl!

  • Anonymous

     I’ll be waiting for the FREE G2X sale on Wednesday and going on a 200MB data plan. A week in to my billing cycle and I’ve only used 12MB because I’m constantly on wifi. These new plans are pretty cool because they allow you to mix and match the data plans and they drop the add a line cost for unlimited minutes.

    • Mark Meytin

      I was waiting for G2x to go on sale as well – but do you know if existing customers will be eligible at all?  The past “midnight” sale on other phones was only for the new customer, AFAIK.

  • Rayymann

     Im currently on the 200mb plan, will my data plan just switch to the new one without overages? 

    • Anonymous

      On prepaid?

    • Kevin

       I had to call to request it. The rep didn’t know about the plan changes, and I had to walk her through it, but it came out better than I had for the same price.

      • Rayymann

        I’m currently on one of the new plans though, I got the phone about 2 months ago. Do i just have to call to request the new 10 dollar one or will it just change automatically?  

    • Mppartypoker32

       I was just told that the website incorrectly listed the 200mb plans as unlimited data (throttled past 200mb).  They are correcting the rate plan pages now, that’s why they are down right now.  They should be back up soon. 

    • Anonymous

      no, you will have to call and change, but it WILL extend your contract, your plan has to be eligible for it. 

  • Anonymous

    A few months back I renewed contract with the 3000 min Talk-Text-Web plan and with my discount thru my employer (10%) I pay 143.99 for 4 lines.  2 lines with 5GB data, one line for teen (no data), one line grandfathered @home line.  A cursory look didn’t make me think switching to any of these new plans would be of any benefit.  Am I right?

  • NardVa

    What does T-mobile throttle at for the individual prepaid unlimited everything for 70.00? That may be the best deal. The postpaid equal is 79.00 with 2GB of data and 89.00 with 5GB of data before throttle. If the 70.00 prepaid plan is with 5GB that may be the better plan.

    • Kareempopal

      It throttles at 2gb

      • TypicalWhitePerson

        How do you know? 

      • Anonymous

        Isn’t stated in any documentation so far, not even T&C, which is where is usually says “We will make you want to cut your phone after X amount of GBs of data”… 

        • Anonymous

          it doesnt cut, it throttles, there is a difference, and it’s 5GB. 

        • Anonymous

          Never said it was cut, I said it would make us want to cut our phone (ie, throw them, yell, something in anger due to the insanely slow data speeds, which is EDGE).

    • YaddaYaddaSomething

      The $70 Unlimited Prepaid will be throttled at 2 gig of internet. The reason post-paid is more expensive is because you have partner roaming available (IE: More coverage) and you get a phone discount (Unless you opt out to do a no-contract plan). Also there are more available features and flexibility with post-paid accounts.

      • Anonymous

        5GB homie…  

      • TypicalWhitePerson

        $70 plan throttles at 5GB. Go back to work and learn something, moron! 

    • Anonymous

      Both of these people below me are incorrect, with the new Monthly 4G plans that launched today, $50 is throttled at 100MB, $70 is throttled at 5GB. <—- makes no sense, but it's true. 

  • Pamma

    Question for the T-Mobile Reps…. I’m currently on a Unlimited Loyalty Talk plan for $89.98, $19.95 for text, $24.99 for each line for a total of $159.91 before taxes.  I also have corporate discount of 15%, but don’t get the discount on the rate plan of $89.98 just on the additional features.  I was thinking of changing to the $159.99 rate plan to take advantage of the 15% discount for the full plan, called 611 and the rep said since its a promotion plan that I won’t get the 15% discount and would have to extend my contract??Is this true??  I don’t want to extend my contract if I don’t have to, aren’t these plans going to stay at these prices or are they just promo for some time?  Or can retention department lower my plan?What would be my best bet?Thanks

    • YaddaYaddaSomething

       I didn’t work today, so I cannot answer your question regarding the 15% discount with 100% accuracy. I would assume yes because these are our “normal” plans. These aren’t “Promo” plans.

      As for extending your contract, it will. What you have is sort of a quasi-promo plan. IE: Only customer care can give you that plan, us normal reps cannot. This will renew your contract if you do switch over to the new plans. Even the Even More/Even More Plus customers must renew their contract as their plans are now “Grandfathered”.

      These plans are here to stay until we come out with new regular plans. Which, my best uneducated guess, would be around near AT&T buyout time to coincide with AT&T’s normal plans. Get ‘em while you still can!

    • Anonymous

      all of what she said is absolutely correct, I am not a rep, but I am extremely familiar with the plans and policies… 

      • Pamma

        I thought these plans are not promo plans?

        • Anonymous

          They are here to stay but remember when tmobile switched to Even More, switching to the plans extended your contract, same rule applies. The data SOC requires you to change your plan.

        • Pamma

          will corporate discount still apply? or was she correct in saying that I won’t get corporate discount?  I don’t mind doing the contract extension if I can get a new phone at a later date and not have to extend contract again when I decide to get a phone since I’m not in a contract for 1 of my lines. Will the line that I upgraded a few months back have to get the contract extended also?

        • Anonymous

          So to answer them linearly, I’m not 100% certain on the first question about the discount so i don’t want to bs you, all contracts will be extended as of the date you switch, when you upgrade/renew that line will extend 2 years from the date you take the device.

          Sent from my Windows Phone

        • http://profiles.google.com/jjwagner33 J.J. Wagner

           Corporate/Govt discount will work on these plans, just like all the other contract post-paid plans.

    • AdrianMT4G

      I have the 1500 minute promotional plan and still get my corporate 12% discount so I’m gonna assume you can get it too. 

  • Anonymous

    WWe just changed our family plan to one of these, and saved damn near $50 a month, now that’s what I’m talking about.

    • Ben Stiller

      was it vince mcmahons idea?

      posted from my iphonec4 on americas best network, AT&T

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

     this was good for us, we saved about $40 per  month by changing. 

  • Mppartypoker32

    The website incorrectly listed all of the 200mb data plans as unlimited (but throttled past 200mb).  Apparently these are actually capped plans and you have to pay for overages.

    Was anybody able to get them to honor what the website had earlier today?

    • Anonymous

      200MB is unlimited, just throttled after 200MB, all plans are unlimited, 4G speeds are just limited to the amount you sign up for.  It’s basically tiered data done right, no overage.  It’s $10.

      • Mppartypoker32

        That’s not what the rep told me earlier.  Said that there was a mistake on the website and they are correcting the 200mb plans so that they are capped at 200mb with overage charges.  She got the info from a manager.  I’m speaking to another rep right now who is giving me a different story (saying it IS unlimited), so they are upgrading my account right now.  I have a pdf of the rate plan page as evidence, so I’m hopeful that I can plead my case should things change.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah as others stated, its definitely possible the first person you spoke to didn’t know what they were talking about… But its definitely unlimited.

          Sent from my Windows Phone

        • TypicalWhitePerson

          you should post that pdf link. There are a lot of idiots switched to that 200mb plan thinking they will still have unlimited data after the speeds is throttled at 200mb. HA! 

        • Myexperience

          Different T-Mobile “customer service” reps giving you completely different stories?  That’s T-Mobile business as usual from my experience.  Every rep and “manager” gives you a different answer, and none are held accountable for what they tell you.  Charges then appear according to their system, not what the reps or manager “promise” you.  I simply keep my service as minimal as possible because I can never get the same answer twice about anything from T-Mobile customer service or their managers.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen more than a few people post this incorrect and dont really care to go through correcting every single thread, so just repeating something that is clear to see if you go into a store and pick up a Monthly 4G brochure.  The $70 plans throttles you at 5GB, not 2GB anymore.  The changes went into effect today.  $50 plan still throttles you at 100MB.  

    these new rate plans are great though, you could do 2 blackberries unlimited everything for $120.  That’s like Metro prices but you STILL get subsidized handsets. 

    Well played tmo…

    • TypicalWhitePerson

      Because people are haters and are very in denial over this great $70 plan that is not postpaid. I talked to a rep and I was told there is no speed cap at 2GB either. The monthly 4G no-contract plans are winning!! 

      • Brians Android

        Too bad there is no 4G where I live! Heck even my edge doesn’t provide a decent speed. What good is a data plan when there is no speed to begin with? Mobile, Al > G2, BB-Bold. 

  • Bboo

    You need the 20 dollar or higher to qualify for a rebate with data keep that in mind when you pick the 200 mb plan.

  • Petey

    If the iphone comes to t-mobile, and t-mobile offer these plans available for iphone user, I think t-mobile will gain alot of subscriber back.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

       iPhone on a cheaper network is an American Dream

  • Domino

    On the lower end, there really is not much here that I can recommend to friends.  It’s interesting that as years have passed, T-Mobile’s lower end plans really have not improved, and in some cases even cost much more. Remember when the 3000 minute plan was dirt cheap?  Remember when 1000 minutes for $39.99 with included nights and weekends was a standard promotion?

    Interesting how a technology that should cost much less over time is actually getting more expensive for many.  After all, the voice network is largely built.  Yes, it needs huge improvements, but a significant amount is already constructed.  One would think that years later (now) the cost would be going down for a  chunk of voice minutes.

    By the way, if the merger goes through, this highly unusual trend might even get worse as there would be less downward pressure on market prices due to fewer competitors.

  • Domino

    On the lower end, there really is not much here that I can recommend to friends.  It’s interesting that as years have passed, T-Mobile’s lower end plans really have not improved, and in some cases even cost much more. Remember when the 3000 minute plan was dirt cheap?  Remember when 1000 minutes for $39.99 with included nights and weekends was a standard promotion?

    Interesting how a technology that should cost much less over time is actually getting more expensive for many.  After all, the voice network is largely built.  Yes, it needs huge improvements, but a significant amount is already constructed.  One would think that years later (now) the cost would be going down for a  chunk of voice minutes.

    By the way, if the merger goes through, this highly unusual trend might even get worse as there would be less downward pressure on market prices due to fewer competitors.

  • Kelly

    T-Mobile web site is currently down.  Trying to buy a plan and device from them.  Their site is broken.  Getting “Processing Errors” server errors while I am trying to sign up for service.  So lame.  Their server error page says to call customer service, but they no longer work 24/7, so there is no one that can help.

    Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T sites are all working fine, however!  Would prefer to work with T-Mobile, but if they can’t even get their website working, I have to seriously question their commitment to customer service and their ability to maintain a reliable network.

    Would love to be a customer, but if this is the level of service I can expect while trying to buy their service, I can only imagine what it will be like if I am locked into a contract.

    • Anonymous

       Ya, their “update” totally borked their website since at least when this article was published.  As a “soft-launch”, it’s probably going badly.

  • Nicholaskresky

    Looks like anything over 500 min/data is going to cost an arm and a leg… I’m going to keep my current plan as long as humanly possible.

  • Mopar6464

    What i find odd is all the people here running out to renew their contract for two years to get these new data plans but they are also the ones bitching and complaining they won’t have anything to do with AT&T when they take over .
    Why extend your contract for another two years if you don’t want to be part of AT&T.
    I know there are some hear want to believe T-Mobile will break off and keep going , but T-Mobile is done and want out of the U.S. market very soon and AT&T will have a different data plan all together than what T-Mobile is offering when they assume T-Mobile.
    So unless your ready to be part of AT&T in a few months , why sign a new two year contract now.

    • pulled pork

       This merger isn’t a lock . AT&T is starting to sweat it .

      • Mopar6464

        AT&T is not sweating it,they have the money and lawyers.

        • TypicalWhitePerson

          Nobody is thinking about AT&Trash right now, except you!!  

        • Mopar6464

          Wow, you really do speak like your title states,”TypicalWhitePerson”.
          Or maybe you should call yourself “TypicalWhiteTrashPerson”.

        • Stevejaye

          @Mopar6464 Maybe before you call someone
          white trash, you should check your spelling and grammar.

    • http://www.facebook.com/alexander.inniss Alexander Inniss

       Ppl are doing that because of the early statements t-mobile released that AT&T will honor the t-mobile contracts with their perspective rates until the 2 yr contract is over.  

      • Mopar6464

        I get what your saying but AT&T does’nt have data plans anywhere near what T-Mobile is offering.
        So how are they going to honor a data plan like T-Mobiles if they don’t have any plans like that with their own customers.
        I think they will offer T-Mobile customers plans the 2GB data plan they offer themselfs and if that’s not good enough they will let T-Mobile customers leave with no strings attached. All AT&T really wants if the deal gets approved with the FCC is the towers and radio bands the most.  

        • Mopar6464

          If i decide to sign a two year extension with T-Mobile to lock in the great data plan i would do it just before the take-over is a done deal. That way you get a full 24 months locked in with AT&T before they can make you sign on with them.

        • Joze

          ATT HAS to honor whatever contract your locked into if the merger goes through. It’s the law. If they don’t they’ll have the government swarming over them in 24 hours.

          And because they did not honor the contract signed, you don’t have to honor it and can walk away without an ETF.

        • Mopar6464

          That’s what i just said !
          If AT&T don’t have unlimited data plans then they can’t honor your T-Mobile plan and will let you leave with no ETF.
          So all these new data plans T-Mobile is cooking up right now will be pointless when AT&T takes over because they don’t have those types of plans for their own customers.. As a T-Mobile customer your choice is to agree with their current data plans or you can leave.

  • Dannyc1976

    I think I will keep my old plan 125 for two lines 1000.00 min myfave 5, unlimited text to all my lines, unlimited data ….. I never go over 600 min . Since i have 5 fav

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Michael

     No thanks! I’ll keep my 300 min MyFaves, Unlimited Nights/Weekends and 300 txt msgs for 70 bucks (W/Android data @ 5gigs) over any of these news plans :) 

    • http://www.nateonamission.com Nathan

      haha. I have 300 minutes, MyFaves, Unlimited Nights/Weekends, Unlimited TXT, 5 gigs of Data for 60 bucks a month. bam!

    • Jayq330

      I have 1500 minutes unlimited text pics & video with 5 good of data! Booyah!

      • Jayq330

        My bad, for 75 bucks!

  • http://twitter.com/orchlonb Orchlon Bold

     $59.99 EM+ all unlimited with 2GB data cap. Beat that. I am totally keeping my plan and keep shopping on craigslist for devices as long as I can.

    • http://www.volkswagen.de Michael

      lol :) Good deal there :P

      Ebay is my friend for new phones  

  • Merit3162003

    So are even more plus plans still available or not? I use to have a 39.99 blackberry unlimited data plan, is that now finito? Am i no longer able to get a stand alone data plan from tmobile?

    • Manuel Ruiz

      EMPlus plans are still available

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IXZIHJZHUXUFWWRFPK5CEIZR2U dt

    anyone else’s mytmobile account acting weird?  my plans/services isn’t tallying up total cost correctly…same with my gf’s account

  • Anonymous

     its official, Sprint $80 a month for text, call and REAL unlimited data. Is the best carrier deal now.

    • Jayq330

      IM going to sprint as sin as they get the galaxy 2! I can’t wait for that to get here.

      • Cholito5911

        Sprint has the epic, which happens to be galaxy II, check it out!

  • Anonymous

    Those new plan are horrible and confusing.

  • Anonymous

     15 $ 200 MB option gone for older plans. 5 gb is still there from what i see 

  • http://twitter.com/orchlonb Orchlon Bold

    EM+ is still available for current EM+ customers only, who doesnt want to change to a postpaid plan. That $59.99 deal was a one day deal on 4/13, before they decided not to continue the promo.

  • Jayq330

    Thats why I stood with the 1500 minutes & unlimited text, picture, video & 5 gigs of data for $75…& its thanks to tmonews that I saw the 2 gig scam & didn’t switch to the “unlimited” everything for $85.

  • http://www.AllSanDiegoComputerRepair.com AllSanDiegoComputerRepair

    *WARNING* — NO INSURANCE! – 

    okay.. check this outi called *two* TMo stores – so i could talk to a PERSONand they BOTH said “no” to insurance on the $70/mo pre-pay plan — ie: buy the ph outright, non-contract, month-to-monthso unless i can be shown otherwise, as far as i can tell there is NO INSURANCE AVAILABLE if you are going to be signing up for the “unlimited” (in great big air-quotes) $70/mo pre-paid/off-contract plani am sure this is a change – i am sure that UP UNTIL NOW TMo customers were able to purchase insurance on pre-pay plansbut not anymore :(