New Value Plans Made Official

I’m Pretty sure we have beaten this to death had you covered on this one for a while now, but now it’s official and it’s what we thought it was.  T-Mobile has issued their midnight press release regarding the new Value and Classic Plans that will be available on the 24th of this month.  Feel free to look over the details, or our breakdown, and you should be set to go.  Hey, maybe you, or someone you know, will end up saving some good money!

 

T-Mobile Unveils Affordable And Worry-Free Unlimited Data Plans

New T-Mobile Value plans make the latest 4G smartphones

and wireless services affordable for all

BELLEVUE, Wash. — July 20, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced new Value plans, making it more affordable than ever to step up to data on America’s Largest 4G Network™. Featuring flexible pricing for unlimited data and available with affordable monthly payments on any of T-Mobile’s phones and mobile broadband devices, including the latest 4G smartphones and tablets, the new Value plans could save customers hundreds of dollars annually.

Slated to be available beginning on July 24, the new plans build on T-Mobile’s commitment of offering affordable, consumer-friendly plans in tune with the evolving needs of wireless customers. Available with a two-year agreement for new and existing customers, the Value plans offer single-line and multiline options with a range of price points for talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB, 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data — with no data overage charges. Customers can choose from a variety of monthly plans and only pay for the high-speed data they need.

“T-Mobile is committed to making the always-on benefits of smartphones and tablets more accessible and worry-free for all Americans,” said John Clelland, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Customers want to enjoy all that the mobile Web has to offer, but they don’t want to pay for more than they need or worry about bill shock. Our incredible value comes from the combination of our nationwide 4G network, exceptional device portfolio and affordable plans that offer unlimited data access without overages.”

With the new Value plans, customers are empowered to purchase any product in

T-Mobile’s innovative device lineup or bring their own device and have access to the company’s best pricing. With no overages on the new unlimited plans and flexible terms, customers can pick the wireless data plan that best fits their needs and choose how they want to pay for their device. Value plan customers who purchase a device can pay an upfront down payment on a new device and make low, interest-free payments for the full price of the product while still getting T-Mobile’s best available rates on monthly service.* T-Mobile will continue to offer its traditional plans under the new T-Mobile Classic plan brand, previously called Even More™ plans.

For example, T-Mobile’s new Value family plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB of high-speed data is just $49.99 per line for two lines. Even with the addition of purchasing two smartphones, such as the T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide, on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan, customers may yield savings of more than $800 annually. *

“Families are looking for ways to affordably include mobile data so the kids can communicate via social networking, watch YouTube and surf the Web without parents breaking the bank,” said Tole Hart, senior analyst with Yankee Group. “Plans that help them get more while paying less will get a lot of attention.”

T-Mobile also will offer a robust lineup of mobile broadband service options under both the new Value and Classic plans. For instance, customers could add an overage-free mobile broadband Value plan to their voice service for $19.99 per month with 2 GB of high-speed data for products, including laptop sticks, tablets and the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot, which allows a family to share their 4G mobile connection with up to five Wi-Fi devices using a single mobile broadband connection.

T-Mobile’s new Value and Classic plans are expected to be available beginning July 24. In addition to the unlimited Value and Classic plans, T-Mobile also will introduce new Value plans for small business customers this summer with additional details available in the coming weeks.

T-Mobile continues to offer no annual contract plans with itsMonthly4G plans, as well as Pay As You Go plans for as low as 10 cents per minute for voice calls. More information on T-Mobile’s service plans is available at http://www.t-mobile.com.

* Based on comparison of $99.98 Unlimited Value — Plus Plan (two lines), with a $15 per month smartphone payment per line, against comparable post-paid family plans for smartphones from Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless; does not include taxes and fees. T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide is available for a down payment of $249.99, with 20 additional monthly payments of $15; O.A.C., 0 percent APR. Plan features and limitations may vary among carriers. Data as of July 2011.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details athttp://www.t-mobile.com.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2011, approximately 128 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+/HSPA+42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G products, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.


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  • Not4dabs

    Their internet is falsely advertised. Saying that its unlimited but yet they reduce your speed. At least sprint does what they say and offer unlimited net without the reduced speed.

    • http://twitter.com/miamijuan juan leal

      expect sprint is already slow all the time…and 4g is spotty at best. So they are limited by coverage. its all the same BS.

    • steve w

      You claimed that they falsely advertise their clearly stated stipulations all because they do not match up with your desired definition. You rock.

    • steve w

      You claimed that they falsely advertise their clearly stated stipulations all because they do not match up with your desired definition. You rock.

    • gerry frawley

      lemme guess…you’ve got a macro programmed on your keyboard so you can post that whenever a new article goes up…..

    • Phershey128

      Unlimited means no overage charges. Check the definition in the dictionary. Boy ppl are stupid. Most ppl have wifi at home and use 200mbs when not connected to home wifi. This is ideal for families. And think of the savings. Vzw costs $50 for5gb of web and go over that and ouch on your bill. Would have to take out a second mortgage. Tmobile $30 for 5gbs and if you go over that slower speed but no overage charges. Yeah Tmobile

      • Anonymous

        un·lim·it·ed
         adj -?li-m?-t?d
        Definition of UNLIMITED1
        : lacking any controls : unrestricted 2
        : boundless, infinite 3: not bounded by exceptions : undefined 

      • Anonymous

        un·lim·it·ed
         adj -?li-m?-t?d
        Definition of UNLIMITED1
        : lacking any controls : unrestricted 2
        : boundless, infinite 3: not bounded by exceptions : undefined 

      • Anonymous

        An excellent point, that “unlimited means no overage charges.”  However, people are not stupid (your words) because they don’t understand or accept T-Mobile’s redefinition of “unlimited.”

        To be sure, T-Mobile’s usage is problematic as indicated by class action litigation over T-Mobile’s “unlimited” advertising; that there’s fine print on T-Mobile’s ads advertising unlimited data; and that this issue is still heatedly debated on boards like this (with the usual arguments and name calling).

        Dictionary definitions are OK, but the trump card to such is consumers’ understanding of a word or term. T-Mobile advertising “unlimited data” is inapposite to what consumers understand “unlimited” means, when describing retail products and services.  (Consider Netflix’s unlimited DVD rental plans; or the significance between a limited or unlimited warranty on a product you purchased.)

        In wireless, consumers have come to understand “unlimited” as referring to advertised speed and usage. In other words, if one signs up for 4G data, he understands that the word “unlimited” is referring to using a 4G connection, not that there’s no risk of overage charges. 

        While “no overage charges” is one of the benefits of T-Mobile’s plan policies, it’s not related to the common understanding of the term “unlimited.”  T-Mobile should stop using the word “unlimited” and simply say what they offer, data plans without the risk of overage charges. 

      • Not4dabs

        since your a genius you would’ve known people like me have jobs and cant stay home all day. and milk the government for assistance like you! so there for i cant be in wifi hotspots all day so if my internet is reduced then im stuck with that.. FYI Unlimited means Not limited or restricted in terms of number, quantity, or extent. So you look it up B*I*T*C*H!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • CharlieSheenisaMoron

      Of course Sprint doesnt care if they have a cap or not. When your data is as slow as snail stuck in molasses then its unlikely that enough users will use enough data to warrant a cap. When you have one of the fastest networks in the nation like tmobile, then you have to be a little more concerned with that, and be able to ensure network consistency for all users, and a data cap helps accomplish that. 

  • Guest

    how much slower is your internet if you go over?

    • steve w

      excruciatingly slow as to make it not worth use. (my brother streamed netflix without wifi)

  • sweetmaryjane

    if ur on a 4g cabable phone and u go over the data they will put you on 3g for the rest of the month, if ur on 3g phone they will put u on edge i think

    • http://twitter.com/WillieFDiazSF William Diaz ?

      Its stated on the plan page that if you go over your plan allotment speeds are reduced to 2G speeds. 2G is NOT EDGE, but GPRS. Many people in forums have stated this means a maximum of 60kbps. 

    • http://twitter.com/WillieFDiazSF William Diaz ?

      Its stated on the plan page that if you go over your plan allotment speeds are reduced to 2G speeds. 2G is NOT EDGE, but GPRS. Many people in forums have stated this means a maximum of 60kbps. 

    • http://twitter.com/WillieFDiazSF William Diaz ?

      Its stated on the plan page that if you go over your plan allotment speeds are reduced to 2G speeds. 2G is NOT EDGE, but GPRS. Many people in forums have stated this means a maximum of 60kbps. 

  • Lprd

    Hmm, is it just me, or is this picture pointing out that the T-Mobile plan is better than AT&T’s plan, almost like they’re saying that AT&T is some sort of competitor or something…  

    As a former T-Mobile employee, the hell that Philipp Humm put myself and my colleagues through in the months leading up to the merger announcement is unforgivable, and I hope that some smart senator opposed to this deal uses this document as a way to slap a perjury charge on that prick for his lies before congress.  And Stephenson too.

  • DADDY

    I hope they arent doing the migration fee BS anymore!!!

    • Anonymous

      they are depending on tenure

      • Tgastt

        Sucks. I upgraded in October and just wanted to have a 2gb data since I never hit the cap. F this, my migration fee is probably gonna end up as much as what im supposed to be saving.

      • Tgastt

        Sucks. I upgraded in October and just wanted to have a 2gb data since I never hit the cap. F this, my migration fee is probably gonna end up as much as what im supposed to be saving.

      • Tgastt

        Sucks. I upgraded in October and just wanted to have a 2gb data since I never hit the cap. F this, my migration fee is probably gonna end up as much as what im supposed to be saving.

  • Anonymous

    I hate that I have had a contract with these guys for years and yet I can’t catch a damn break because I want to have a discounted handset

    • BennyBoom

      If you’ve been with TM for a few years, and are currently eligible for an upgrade you can get a discounted headset, unless your definition of discounted= free newer model phone (Mytouch 4g sidekick, sensation, etc).

    • JustAmazing87

      If you want a free smart phone you will have to get it online. Tmobile has deals for different phones at different times. The sensation was just offered for free

    • JustAmazing87

      If you want a free smart phone you will have to get it online. Tmobile has deals for different phones at different times. The sensation was just offered for free

    • JustAmazing87

      If you want a free smart phone you will have to get it online. Tmobile has deals for different phones at different times. The sensation was just offered for free

    • Anonymous

      Customers like you can go over board with the word FREE. nit to mention there are plenty if web promos.

    • Anonymous

      Customers like you can go over board with the word FREE. nit to mention there are plenty if web promos.

    • Anonymous

      Customers like you can go over board with the word FREE. nit to mention there are plenty if web promos.

  • Makoute

    If you buy your own phone outright from somewhere else, do you still have to sign a 2 year contract for these plans?

  • Makoute

    If you buy your own phone outright from somewhere else, do you still have to sign a 2 year contract for these plans?

    • JustAmazing87

      Yes you will have to sign a contract to get one of these plans. Nothig

    • JustAmazing87

      Yes you will have to sign a contract to get one of these plans. Nothig

    • JustAmazing87

      Yes you will have to sign a contract to get one of these plans. Nothig

      • Marcus.Johnson226

        I could be wrong but the article that says there is no upgrade fee for the value plans picture shows that  upgrades renew your contract. So they  may be a work around if you buy your own phone

      • Marcus.Johnson226

        I could be wrong but the article that says there is no upgrade fee for the value plans picture shows that  upgrades renew your contract. So they  may be a work around if you buy your own phone

      • Marcus.Johnson226

        I could be wrong but the article that says there is no upgrade fee for the value plans picture shows that  upgrades renew your contract. So they  may be a work around if you buy your own phone

    • Blkbear

      Yes, because they are plans, and not month to month.   Buying your phone outright or bringing it from another source allows you to go month to month without a plan.

      Add a plan, and you are going to be entering into a 2 year contract.

  • Mopar6464

    They better go back and reprint the ad again , Verizon don’t have unlimited data anymore.

  • Bigmerf

    ok 4 days until these plans take effect… is it possible to get into a plan now and get a discounted phone? then move to tht plan?

    • Anonymous

      Wait. Customer care won’t sell it before its launch date…

  • Bigmerf

    ok 4 days until these plans take effect… is it possible to get into a plan now and get a discounted phone? then move to tht plan?

  • Bigmerf

    ok 4 days until these plans take effect… is it possible to get into a plan now and get a discounted phone? then move to tht plan?

  • Bigmerf

    ok 4 days until these plans take effect… is it possible to get into a plan now and get a discounted phone? then move to tht plan?

  • TonyJohns

    OMG! The data is unlimited. No matter the speed of the data you are still getting data. The flow of data never stops. Even though at a certain point the data is throttled, you are still receiving data.

    Its like if someone offers you an unlimited supply of m&ms for a month. The only stipulation is after a certain amount of m&ms fill your hand, they will slow down the flow of m&ms pouring into your hand. The flow of m&ms NEVER stop. So there is no limit to the amount of m&ms you get as the flow never stops.

    • Marcus.Johnson226

      Very well put

    • Marcus.Johnson226

      Very well put

    • Marcus.Johnson226

      Very well put

    • Mopar6464

      No it is Restricted !
      Your not getting the full data speeds after the cap and it’s useless data speeds on top of that.
      So it’s not technically a unlimited flow.
      Therefor your M&M comparison is useless.

      • TonyJohns

        @mopar

        Again open your brain just a little. Just a tad. Even those its useless data speeds (as you put, some beg to differ). Its still data being pushed to your phone. The flow IS unlimited even if its a “useless” speed. So TECHNICALLY it is an unlimited flow.

        Its ok if you don’t understand.

        • Mopar6464

          @e32e2b55aa79abecd0c611d69a64c5b6:disqus  , please lay off the T-mobile Koolaid and take your meds.

          Unlimited means Not restricted , Not Limited.
          Spend some time and actually look up the definition in the dictionary before blowing hot air.

          It’s ok if You Can’t Read the dictionary and understand what it reads.

        • Mopar6464

          @e32e2b55aa79abecd0c611d69a64c5b6:disqus  , please lay off the T-mobile Koolaid and take your meds.

          Unlimited means Not restricted , Not Limited.
          Spend some time and actually look up the definition in the dictionary before blowing hot air.

          It’s ok if You Can’t Read the dictionary and understand what it reads.

        • TonyJohns

          4G Data is restricted? Yes, it is.
          All Data restricted?  No, it isn’t.
          Point is….your….phone…is…still…receiving….data.  The speed of data is subjective, but nonetheless DATA is still going to your phone.  The FLOW of data never stops.  And when something does not stop.  We call that unlimited.

          But there is no point with me trying to explain to someone whose mind may not be able to handle it. :)
          As you were.

        • TonyJohns

          4G Data is restricted? Yes, it is.
          All Data restricted?  No, it isn’t.
          Point is….your….phone…is…still…receiving….data.  The speed of data is subjective, but nonetheless DATA is still going to your phone.  The FLOW of data never stops.  And when something does not stop.  We call that unlimited.

          But there is no point with me trying to explain to someone whose mind may not be able to handle it. :)
          As you were.

        • Mopar6464

          It’s such a shame you can’t read a dictionary and learn something from it.
          If your data is restricted to 2G or less , that cannot be unlimted data. That would be Restricted data after the cap which is not part of the definition “unlimited” , bonehead.

        • OKDave

          Mopar, if you’ll actually *read* the data plan, the *amount* of data is unlimited. The *speed* at which you receive it changes when and if you exceed the threshhold you’ve paid for. Some carriers charge you a per-megabyte overage if you exceed your paid tier. There is *zero* additional charge for exceeding your tier – you just get throttled to a lower speed. Hope that’s clearer for you now.

        • Mopar6464

          Yes i agree with what you are saying and what happens after the cap but TonyJohn’s comparison with the M&M to the unlimited is BS.
          The amount of unlimited data after the cap is restricted so bad you can’t use it so how can they call that unlimited ?
          T-Mobile should state unlimited data until cap is reached , afterwards restricted data with no over charges.

      • Guest

        The speed after the cap really depends on the area you are in. I only go down to 2g after the cap, which is very much not “useless”.

        • Mopar6464

          My 3G HD2 drops to GPRS .
          Useless data for me.

        • Mopar6464

          My 3G HD2 drops to GPRS .
          Useless data for me.

        • Kaytay06

          With all the complaining about data being decreased after a certain amount of usage here’s a thought! Clear your phone out! If you throttle your data and it slows down reason or it’s not working at all is user error! It’s a smartphone people you still have to take care of it yourself, does your car change it’s own oil? Don’t think so, don’t put gas in your car, do you expect it to keep going when it’s empty? Stop and think about this people, it’s a cell phone t-mobile don’t charge you if you throttle, they could but they don’t! Just take the time to think about things before getting all PO’d about internet speeds. Face to Face interaction, it’s what they did in the 80′s :)

        • Frigadroid

          I agree my throttle speed has increased drastically lately as my area is getting better 3.5g coverage.
          Good job tmob just like since the powertell days appears to be getting better overtime, you just need a lot of patience.
          I have to admit I luv my Vibrant a little more now that shes bringing down 5+ on a good day.

      • Guest

        The speed after the cap really depends on the area you are in. I only go down to 2g after the cap, which is very much not “useless”.

    • Mopar6464

      No it is Restricted !
      Your not getting the full data speeds after the cap and it’s useless data speeds on top of that.
      So it’s not technically a unlimited flow.
      Therefor your M&M comparison is useless.

    • Mopar6464

      No it is Restricted !
      Your not getting the full data speeds after the cap and it’s useless data speeds on top of that.
      So it’s not technically a unlimited flow.
      Therefor your M&M comparison is useless.

  • TonyJohns

    OMG! The data is unlimited. No matter the speed of the data you are still getting data. The flow of data never stops. Even though at a certain point the data is throttled, you are still receiving data.

    Its like if someone offers you an unlimited supply of m&ms for a month. The only stipulation is after a certain amount of m&ms fill your hand, they will slow down the flow of m&ms pouring into your hand. The flow of m&ms NEVER stop. So there is no limit to the amount of m&ms you get as the flow never stops.

  • tktv

    ok, all this said, what does it mean for blackberry users?  i have 2 blackberries on a 5-line plan (the old loyalty plan from 2007 that they offered only to loyal tmobile customers — it now seems like it was just undone by this new value plan.)

    I have unlimited talk, text on all 5 lines
    family allowances
    unlimited data on 3 lines — 2x blackberry and 1xG2

    I’m paying with all the fees, taxes, etc., more than $400 a month.

    If I wait a few days and recalibrate my plan to this new value stuff, it looks like I’m saving $200 right off the bat (so much for having the ‘loyalty’ plan…)

    anyone heard anything about the BB fee on these plans?

    thanks.
    tom

  • tktv

    ok, all this said, what does it mean for blackberry users?  i have 2 blackberries on a 5-line plan (the old loyalty plan from 2007 that they offered only to loyal tmobile customers — it now seems like it was just undone by this new value plan.)

    I have unlimited talk, text on all 5 lines
    family allowances
    unlimited data on 3 lines — 2x blackberry and 1xG2

    I’m paying with all the fees, taxes, etc., more than $400 a month.

    If I wait a few days and recalibrate my plan to this new value stuff, it looks like I’m saving $200 right off the bat (so much for having the ‘loyalty’ plan…)

    anyone heard anything about the BB fee on these plans?

    thanks.
    tom

  • tktv

    ok, all this said, what does it mean for blackberry users?  i have 2 blackberries on a 5-line plan (the old loyalty plan from 2007 that they offered only to loyal tmobile customers — it now seems like it was just undone by this new value plan.)

    I have unlimited talk, text on all 5 lines
    family allowances
    unlimited data on 3 lines — 2x blackberry and 1xG2

    I’m paying with all the fees, taxes, etc., more than $400 a month.

    If I wait a few days and recalibrate my plan to this new value stuff, it looks like I’m saving $200 right off the bat (so much for having the ‘loyalty’ plan…)

    anyone heard anything about the BB fee on these plans?

    thanks.
    tom

  • tktv

    ok, all this said, what does it mean for blackberry users?  i have 2 blackberries on a 5-line plan (the old loyalty plan from 2007 that they offered only to loyal tmobile customers — it now seems like it was just undone by this new value plan.)

    I have unlimited talk, text on all 5 lines
    family allowances
    unlimited data on 3 lines — 2x blackberry and 1xG2

    I’m paying with all the fees, taxes, etc., more than $400 a month.

    If I wait a few days and recalibrate my plan to this new value stuff, it looks like I’m saving $200 right off the bat (so much for having the ‘loyalty’ plan…)

    anyone heard anything about the BB fee on these plans?

    thanks.
    tom

  • tktv

    ok, all this said, what does it mean for blackberry users?  i have 2 blackberries on a 5-line plan (the old loyalty plan from 2007 that they offered only to loyal tmobile customers — it now seems like it was just undone by this new value plan.)

    I have unlimited talk, text on all 5 lines
    family allowances
    unlimited data on 3 lines — 2x blackberry and 1xG2

    I’m paying with all the fees, taxes, etc., more than $400 a month.

    If I wait a few days and recalibrate my plan to this new value stuff, it looks like I’m saving $200 right off the bat (so much for having the ‘loyalty’ plan…)

    anyone heard anything about the BB fee on these plans?

    thanks.
    tom

    • CRT24

      Based on what you have, your bill should be $325 plus taxes, fees, insurance, etc…..if you switch to the new classic plan right now and you want to keep all of your lines unlimited then your hollow would go to $250.00 before taxes and fees with the 2gb web or $280.00 before taxes and fees with the 5gb web and if you can get away with 500 daytime minutes on 3 of your lines then knock another 60.00 off for $190.00 or $220.00 respectively….There is no additional charge for BlackBerry devices unless you operate on an enterprise server. The value plans will be even more of a savings but if you are planning on going to these plans then don’t extend your contract now.

    • CRT24

      Based on what you have, your bill should be $325 plus taxes, fees, insurance, etc…..if you switch to the new classic plan right now and you want to keep all of your lines unlimited then your hollow would go to $250.00 before taxes and fees with the 2gb web or $280.00 before taxes and fees with the 5gb web and if you can get away with 500 daytime minutes on 3 of your lines then knock another 60.00 off for $190.00 or $220.00 respectively….There is no additional charge for BlackBerry devices unless you operate on an enterprise server. The value plans will be even more of a savings but if you are planning on going to these plans then don’t extend your contract now.

    • CRT24

      Based on what you have, your bill should be $325 plus taxes, fees, insurance, etc…..if you switch to the new classic plan right now and you want to keep all of your lines unlimited then your hollow would go to $250.00 before taxes and fees with the 2gb web or $280.00 before taxes and fees with the 5gb web and if you can get away with 500 daytime minutes on 3 of your lines then knock another 60.00 off for $190.00 or $220.00 respectively….There is no additional charge for BlackBerry devices unless you operate on an enterprise server. The value plans will be even more of a savings but if you are planning on going to these plans then don’t extend your contract now.

    • CRT24

      Based on what you have, your bill should be $325 plus taxes, fees, insurance, etc…..if you switch to the new classic plan right now and you want to keep all of your lines unlimited then your hollow would go to $250.00 before taxes and fees with the 2gb web or $280.00 before taxes and fees with the 5gb web and if you can get away with 500 daytime minutes on 3 of your lines then knock another 60.00 off for $190.00 or $220.00 respectively….There is no additional charge for BlackBerry devices unless you operate on an enterprise server. The value plans will be even more of a savings but if you are planning on going to these plans then don’t extend your contract now.

    • CRT24

      Based on what you have, your bill should be $325 plus taxes, fees, insurance, etc…..if you switch to the new classic plan right now and you want to keep all of your lines unlimited then your hollow would go to $250.00 before taxes and fees with the 2gb web or $280.00 before taxes and fees with the 5gb web and if you can get away with 500 daytime minutes on 3 of your lines then knock another 60.00 off for $190.00 or $220.00 respectively….There is no additional charge for BlackBerry devices unless you operate on an enterprise server. The value plans will be even more of a savings but if you are planning on going to these plans then don’t extend your contract now.

    • CRT24

      Based on what you have, your bill should be $325 plus taxes, fees, insurance, etc…..if you switch to the new classic plan right now and you want to keep all of your lines unlimited then your hollow would go to $250.00 before taxes and fees with the 2gb web or $280.00 before taxes and fees with the 5gb web and if you can get away with 500 daytime minutes on 3 of your lines then knock another 60.00 off for $190.00 or $220.00 respectively….There is no additional charge for BlackBerry devices unless you operate on an enterprise server. The value plans will be even more of a savings but if you are planning on going to these plans then don’t extend your contract now.

    • CRT24

      Based on what you have, your bill should be $325 plus taxes, fees, insurance, etc…..if you switch to the new classic plan right now and you want to keep all of your lines unlimited then your hollow would go to $250.00 before taxes and fees with the 2gb web or $280.00 before taxes and fees with the 5gb web and if you can get away with 500 daytime minutes on 3 of your lines then knock another 60.00 off for $190.00 or $220.00 respectively….There is no additional charge for BlackBerry devices unless you operate on an enterprise server. The value plans will be even more of a savings but if you are planning on going to these plans then don’t extend your contract now.

  • Anonymous

    My T-Mobile bill is $731.94…

    I switched from MyFaves1800 down to the new Even More Family 1000 minute plan and after 2 weeks realized that we would go over that by about 400-500 minutes so we decided to go up a notch to the 2000 minute plan.  

    Not one time did they the rep mention nor did I see in writing online that you CANNOT add Unlimited text to the 2000 minute plan.  More importantly though is the fact that when I called and spoke to a rep and changed to the 2000 minutes, she DID NOT tell me that she was removing my unlimited text(which is why the bill is $731) but she did tell me that she was backdating the plan to cover the over 1000 minutes that may occur.  

    Until I get a call back from a manager, my only two options are to take the 1000 min + unlim text plan and minute pinch like a mother!&#$%^ or bump up to 2 lines of unlimited minutes and add 2 lines of 500 minutes.  The problem with that is that I end up spending the same amount of money that I was spending on MyFaves1800…

    I hope this helps at least one person with their decision on leaving a grandfathered plan…

  • Anonymous

    My T-Mobile bill is $731.94…

    I switched from MyFaves1800 down to the new Even More Family 1000 minute plan and after 2 weeks realized that we would go over that by about 400-500 minutes so we decided to go up a notch to the 2000 minute plan.  

    Not one time did they the rep mention nor did I see in writing online that you CANNOT add Unlimited text to the 2000 minute plan.  More importantly though is the fact that when I called and spoke to a rep and changed to the 2000 minutes, she DID NOT tell me that she was removing my unlimited text(which is why the bill is $731) but she did tell me that she was backdating the plan to cover the over 1000 minutes that may occur.  

    Until I get a call back from a manager, my only two options are to take the 1000 min + unlim text plan and minute pinch like a mother!&#$%^ or bump up to 2 lines of unlimited minutes and add 2 lines of 500 minutes.  The problem with that is that I end up spending the same amount of money that I was spending on MyFaves1800…

    I hope this helps at least one person with their decision on leaving a grandfathered plan…

    • CRT24

      Depends on how many lines you have as to how you want to configure this but the unlimited talk and text family plan is less that the 1800 faves plan with family texting…..the reason that there is no 2000 talk and text is that if you were to add text to the 2000 min plan it would be the same as the unlimited plan…..you can add 10.00/ line text to that plan but there is no family texting option for the 2000 minutes so if you had 5 lines on the 2000 plan and wanted text on all lines it would be 50.00 for text instead of 20 for the family text but the rep who changed your plan should have caught it none the less.

      • Anonymous

        “the reason that there is no 2000 talk and text is that if you were to add text to the 2000 min plan it would be the same as the unlimited plan”

        You’re absolutely right.  I went ahead and went with the Unlimited plan which ends up being a mere $5 cheaper for the plan comparable to the MyFaves I had set up.

        “the rep who changed your plan should have caught it none the less.

        You are right there again because had the rep said “since you will be losing unlimited text, you should move up to the Unlimited plan which will be the same cost to you” then I wouldn’t have this jacked up bill or confusion.

        • CRT24

          I hear you…not sure.who changed your plan but regardless of whether it was a customer care rep or a store rep, I would go into a retail store and have them call care on your behalf….if you always had family text messaging and it was left off after you changed your plan then that is pretty easy to get fixed (or should be) and they will remove all of the overage associated with text messaging.

        • Anonymous

          I had no doubt that they would remove the text overages once I found out that they were the problem.  What I don’t know is how much they will take off my bill considering there is no text option for the 2000.  I’m hoping they just don’t charge me at all for text last month.  I’ll see pretty soon though.

        • CRT24

          The unlimited is a better plan IMO and the same price as the 2000 would be if you could get family text with it……you will have 2 unlimited lines and 3 with 500 daytime, unlimited n&w, and unlimited m t m. If you are worried about overage on the 500 minute lines then you can add family allowances and limit the extra lines to 500 daytime minutes and you have no risk of overage.

        • Anonymous

          I had no doubt that they would remove the text overages once I found out that they were the problem.  What I don’t know is how much they will take off my bill considering there is no text option for the 2000.  I’m hoping they just don’t charge me at all for text last month.  I’ll see pretty soon though.

        • Anonymous

          I had no doubt that they would remove the text overages once I found out that they were the problem.  What I don’t know is how much they will take off my bill considering there is no text option for the 2000.  I’m hoping they just don’t charge me at all for text last month.  I’ll see pretty soon though.

    • Lprd

      Um, if the rep did not tell you that the text was being removed, that was a t-mobile error and should be fixed.   Call in and talk to retention, which unless they’ve been completely neutered in the 5 months since I left working for T-Mob, should be able to straighten stuff out and possibly even get you your old plan back.

    • Lprd

      Um, if the rep did not tell you that the text was being removed, that was a t-mobile error and should be fixed.   Call in and talk to retention, which unless they’ve been completely neutered in the 5 months since I left working for T-Mob, should be able to straighten stuff out and possibly even get you your old plan back.

  • Ryan

    I wonder if the cap is a hard limit.  i.e., if you’re in a major market that has bandwidth issues, you’ll see the cap, but if you’re in a rural area, you may not?  Seems like it’d be in their interest to not cap you if they don’t need to.

  • Ryan

    I wonder if the cap is a hard limit.  i.e., if you’re in a major market that has bandwidth issues, you’ll see the cap, but if you’re in a rural area, you may not?  Seems like it’d be in their interest to not cap you if they don’t need to.

  • Brbbk2

    So can I get a family plan with 2 phones for a lowered price under the classic plan and then migrate to the value plan? How do they determine the migration fees? What’s the most they can charge me?

    • Jay23

      they determine the migration fees from how far along you are in your contract…. like if you just renewed you contract you’ll pay the highest out of contract no migration fees

    • CRT24

      You can but you will have to pay migration fees of some amount until you have 6 months or less left on your contract….then you can switch for no extra charge. Reason being is that you would have just received full discount handsets which you only get with the classic plan and the value plans you have to pay full price for the phone and get the lower price plan which in most cases will be less total cost than the classic plans over 24 months anyway.

    • http://profiles.google.com/aantoine87 akil antoine

      migration fees 
      24-7 months $200
      6-4 $100
      3-31days $50

  • Brbbk2

    So can I get a family plan with 2 phones for a lowered price under the classic plan and then migrate to the value plan? How do they determine the migration fees? What’s the most they can charge me?

  • Anonymous

    Why are they going to charge a migration fee (basically the ETF) for switching from Classic to Value if you are still going to be under contract? Stupid AT&T-Mobile.

    • CRT24

      Again this has to do with phone discounting……the value plans don’t come with phone discount because they are much cheaper….so say you just upgraded to 2 sensations a month ago, it would he foolish for T-Mobile to just allow you to switch to a plan that is 40.00 less per month when you just got a discount on a phone….the migration fee is to recoup some of that cost. I will say this though, it should jot he bases solely on the contract date but more about when your last phone discount was…..some people have extended their contracts with rate plan changes and not phone discounts but it is based on the contract date none the less.

  • http://thedavechronicles.blogspot.com OKDave

    My previous question regarding these plans was deleted – not sure why – so I’ll ask it again: Is the tiered data level shared among all data-capable devices? If not, how are data costs allocated among >1 data device on a single plan?

    • Anmcqueen1987

      The data is per line, not shared. So for example, one line can choose 200 mb for $5, second line could have 2 GB for $10, etc.The bundled family plan of 99.99 is including 2 gb of data on each of the first 2 lines.

      • http://thedavechronicles.blogspot.com OKDave

        Thanks – that’s an important distinction. However, having only two data-capable phones, those will be the two base phones on the contract and the rest will just be add-a-lines with the texting. That should work, if I decide to switch to the new contracts rather than ride it out and go to Verizon.

    • Anmcqueen1987

      The data is per line, not shared. So for example, one line can choose 200 mb for $5, second line could have 2 GB for $10, etc.The bundled family plan of 99.99 is including 2 gb of data on each of the first 2 lines.

  • Anonymous

    Can someone please clarify since I think I missed it…

    Once these Value/Classic plans go into effect on 07/24, are all Even More Plus plans immediately no longer available to switch to (if you’re currently off contract and wish to switch to an EMP plan by either calling in or asking for it in a store)?

    Or will EMP plans continue to be available “behind the scenes” after 07/24?

    Thanks in advance for any answer to this.

    • Tni

      Evermore plus will no longer be offered. Starting on the 24th it is either Value or Classic plan.

      • Jtam2

        what happens to the EMP that I am currently on?  Does that go away?

        • http://profiles.google.com/aantoine87 akil antoine

          only if you change your plan

  • Dovidlevi1

    Will the free unlimited WIFI calling be available in the classic plans?

  • David

    One more question is the pricing for the classic plans going to be the same as the Even more Family plan

  • DADDY

    Sucks. I upgraded in October and just wanted to have a 2gb data since I never hit the cap. F this, my migration fee is probably gonna end up as much as what im supposed to be saving.

    • Tmobile

      You don’t have to switch to the value plans.

      • DADDY

        U got a cookie smart ass

    • Tmobile

      You don’t have to switch to the value plans.

  • Anonymous

    Haven’t seen this asked yet, what about discounts?  I currently have a 14% AAA discount and I know from before EM+ was not eligible for discounts, but since your still under contract with these new value plans are discounts still applicable?

  • Anonymous

    Haven’t seen this asked yet, what about discounts?  I currently have a 14% AAA discount and I know from before EM+ was not eligible for discounts, but since your still under contract with these new value plans are discounts still applicable?

    • Jaygqitalia

      how did u get that because im a AAA member. I have to option to jump on a contract in the next 3 days. How do u go about getting that discount

      • Anonymous

        Have had it for a few years, I’m not sure that they even offer it still, but maybe call CS and ask if they do.

      • Anonymous

        they offer it still Ive had it since last year. the guy who signed me up asked me if I was AAA showed him my card and got the 12% discount monthly.

      • Anonymous

        they offer it still Ive had it since last year. the guy who signed me up asked me if I was AAA showed him my card and got the 12% discount monthly.

      • Lprd

        They stopped offering discounts to AAA members last year.

      • Lprd

        They stopped offering discounts to AAA members last year.

  • Anonymous

    ok, so Ive had my bold 9700 for a year and a half, 1 month ago I re-signed a new 2 years since they offered me unlimited txt, min and 5gb data for 79.99 a month, will I be able to switch to the 2gb data and unlimited, txt, min and keep my phone? will I have to pay fees if I wanna do this? 

  • Anonymous

    ok, so Ive had my bold 9700 for a year and a half, 1 month ago I re-signed a new 2 years since they offered me unlimited txt, min and 5gb data for 79.99 a month, will I be able to switch to the 2gb data and unlimited, txt, min and keep my phone? will I have to pay fees if I wanna do this? 

  • Anonymous

    ok, so Ive had my bold 9700 for a year and a half, 1 month ago I re-signed a new 2 years since they offered me unlimited txt, min and 5gb data for 79.99 a month, will I be able to switch to the 2gb data and unlimited, txt, min and keep my phone? will I have to pay fees if I wanna do this? 

  • Anonymous

    ok, so Ive had my bold 9700 for a year and a half, 1 month ago I re-signed a new 2 years since they offered me unlimited txt, min and 5gb data for 79.99 a month, will I be able to switch to the 2gb data and unlimited, txt, min and keep my phone? will I have to pay fees if I wanna do this? 

  • tmorules310

    I just bought an HTC Sensation through Tmobile for $199 and they offered me a another Sensation for free for staying with them and signing a new 2 yr agreement.  I called the cancellation Dept.

  • Camonjjr

    i guess im glad i got the sensation las week, ima return the phone, cancel the contract and get one of these better deals there gonna offer

    • Anonymous

      You should get a better phone while you’re at it.  Maybe something that isn’t based off of a last gen modified Cortex A8 architecture (hence the poor performance).

  • Camonjjr

    i guess im glad i got the sensation las week, ima return the phone, cancel the contract and get one of these better deals there gonna offer

  • Jonathon

    Anyone else find it amusing that AT&T and T-Mobile kept telling the government that they aren’t competitors even though AT&T is a competitor target on the graphic above?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6WLD3NBS7P6IF2KRRDNZQ2SYBU Amy

    On June 25th 2011 I opened a new 2 year contract with T-Mobile with the 1000 Talk, unlimited text and web (200MB), family plan, if I wanted to swtich over to the Unlimited Talk, Text, Web (2GB), for $49,99 per line (1st 2lines) + how ever much it is for the extra line, will I have to extend my contract or pay a fee?