T-Mobile Introducing New $60 Monthly4G Plan?

T-Mobile is definitely working to keep their Monthly4G plans as one of the best values in all of wireless prepaid with the upcoming $60 plan middle-of-the-road plan. According to this acquired image of a training doc, T-Mobile is set to add a $60 plan that will offer unlimited talk, text and 2GB’s of data. That’s a step up from their current $50 plan which provides just 100MB’s of data and a step below their $70 plan which provides 5GB’s of data. No word on when this new rate plan will kick into action but we hope to see it live soon.

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  • GoTmo

    The $70 plan is only 2GB’s of data currently… There has been alot of debate about this in our market and in community it states its 2GBs. Just FYI :)

    • http://markcarruthers.blogspot.com Mark Carruthers

      That is what I thought.

    • Anonymous

      No it’s 5GB, it’s right In the brochures.

    • Anonymous

      No it’s 5GB, it’s right In the brochures.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

      It looks like this change also bumps up the $70 plan from 2 gig’s to 5 gigs. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

        I guess I was wrong. They must of bumped it up when I wasn’t looking. I always thought it was 2 gig’s. Hmmmm. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

        I guess I was wrong. They must of bumped it up when I wasn’t looking. I always thought it was 2 gig’s. Hmmmm. 

  • Doingme

    Why only prepaid?

  • Doingme

    Why only prepaid?

    • Anonymous

      This is the same thing available to a VP customer. It’s $60 unlimited talk text and web (2GB high speed). Same price except postpaid plans get hit with regulatory fees, government program fees and taxes.

      • Frank

        Why do we postpaid customers get screwed with all those fees? Isn’t it fair to charge them for prepaid also?

        • Anonymous

          They don’t get charged all those taxes… Monthly 4G (PrePaid Customers) are only charged the state and local sales tax for the $50 or $70 or soon to be $60 card.

        • adds cls

          Because we pay upfront .. and u pay after usage.. and sometimes be late.

  • geekev

    This looks great specially bc It’s $60 flat and no taxes involved since It’s on prepaid

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

      Taxes are always involved. I have the $50 plan and no matter if I pay online or at the store I pay about $54′s every month. This is a nice jump though. I will bump up as soon as this is out. Before the $70 was 2gig’s so now they bumped it up to 5. I don’t know which to choose :)

      • Anonymous

        i think he meant t-mobile’s taxes like a regular postpaid account (which is like 18% or something like that). state taxes will always be there.

      • Anonymous

        i think he meant t-mobile’s taxes like a regular postpaid account (which is like 18% or something like that). state taxes will always be there.

      • Anonymous

        i think he meant t-mobile’s taxes like a regular postpaid account (which is like 18% or something like that). state taxes will always be there.

  • Chatter

    This really is a good deal overall. 2gigs of data is plenty for casual usage. And no, I am not talking to customers on older plans – new customers should appreciate this.

  • Lexp88

    This plan is great but if your phone malfunction they require you to send your phone back before replacing it on an exchange outside of buyers remorse

  • Greg

    Anybody else notice the throttle speed is edge!? That’s a big step up from the current dial up throttle speed

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

      Cool, didn’t know that because I haven’t reached a cap yet (well at least in about 6 months). I wish they’d do like Simple Mobile & cap it to “3G” speeds. Simple Mobile doesn’t cap to 3G speeds, but they do have a plan now that is $40 w/ unlimited 3G data. I wish T-Mobile would do that, that would be cool.

      • None

        Um, I’m not sure what cap you are talking about w/ Simple Mobile. I had their service for one day – my data service was completely terminated after I downloaded about 2.5 GB of data while testing out if the data was truly unlimited or no. No 3G for me, let alone 2.5, 2, or 1 G — I had NO data, just a text telling me my data was too high. Also – customer care says there is no GB number for what you are allowed to download – just that the only thing they support is “Web Browsing” — NO DOWNLOADING / STREAMING AT ALL. BS

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

          Do you realize how old this comment is?

        • None

          And your point is? The discussion is not closed, so..

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

          Get over yourself. The point is, it’s months later, clearly, I figured what Simple Mobile now does. I don’t even know why I wasted my time.

    • Anonymous

      They cap to 56kbps. I’m currently throttled.

  • RAWSHADTX

    Metro PCS lost.

  • Mopar6464

    Simple Mobile === No Contract,same plan at $60.00/month with 4G service.
    And there is No extra fees and taxes like T-Mobile charges and it’s the exact same network.

    • Anonymous

      there is no taxes or extra fees on t-mobile’s monthly 4g plan. its just either $50 or $70 out the door no extra fees or taxes! simple mobile uses t-mobile’s towers but its still just a regional carrier not nationwide.

      • Mopar6464

        Not Nationwide , well i have tested Simple Mobile from Ohio to California and have no difference in service than my other lines on T-Mobile which i’ve been on for over 8 years.

    • Anonymous

      there is no taxes or extra fees on t-mobile’s monthly 4g plan. its just either $50 or $70 out the door no extra fees or taxes! simple mobile uses t-mobile’s towers but its still just a regional carrier not nationwide.

    • Bob

      I assume Simple Mobile roams off at&t? Am I wrong or right since they use T-mobile? I looked at their website and it doesn’t sound too bad.

      • Mopar6464

        When not in an T-Mobile area , yes the phone will roam off of AT&T.

        • Guest

          Ummm, no. Simple Mobile is a T-Mobile MVNO, and their coverage is T-Mobile native coverage. Nothing more, nothing less. You do NOT get to roam on AT&T. I believe on T-Mobile prepaid, you get AT&T roaming where available. I live on the east coast, so Roaming coverage is nonexistent here anyways. 

          Simple Mobile is awesome if you’re happy with your T-Mobile service. (Bear in mind though, their $40 “3G” plan is currently being capped at about 128kbps, according to folks I know that have the plan already. You also don’t get WiFi calling, which I miss when I visit people in fringe areas… 

          YMMV.

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

          128kbps? hmmm, I’ll test it out when I’m back in USA, if that’s true, then it’s not good….

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

          128kbps? hmmm, I’ll test it out when I’m back in USA, if that’s true, then it’s not good….

  • Mopar6464

    Simple Mobile === No Contract,same plan at $60.00/month with 4G service.
    And there is No extra fees and taxes like T-Mobile charges and it’s the exact same network.

  • CallmeKhan

    This article is inaccurate. The current $70 plan provides 2Gb of data, not 5. Please don’t mislead the public.

    Thanks.

    • http://tmonews.com David
    • http://tmonews.com David
      • Luke88

        You really gotta love how many people love to correct you.  Doesn’t it get annoying and especially when they are wrong??? :)

      • Luke88

        You really gotta love how many people love to correct you.  Doesn’t it get annoying and especially when they are wrong??? :)

      • Luke88

        You really gotta love how many people love to correct you.  Doesn’t it get annoying and especially when they are wrong??? :)

      • adds cls

        well were is the… $60 dollar plan on this site u linked to?

        • http://tmonews.com David

          As I said in the post, it hasn’t launched yet.

    • Anonymous

      The current $70 plan provides 5 Gigs of data. That’s the plan I use. I can upload a pic of my throttling text TMO sent me two days ago.. ;-) Lol

    • Anonymous

      The current $70 plan provides 5 Gigs of data. That’s the plan I use. I can upload a pic of my throttling text TMO sent me two days ago.. ;-) Lol

  • CallmeKhan

    This article is inaccurate. The current $70 plan provides 2Gb of data, not 5. Please don’t mislead the public.

    Thanks.

  • CallmeKhan

    This article is inaccurate. The current $70 plan provides 2Gb of data, not 5. Please don’t mislead the public.

    Thanks.

  • Justinjohnson

    There are taxes on prepaid epins!!!!! If your bill is $50 a month you pay $50 a month. Thats it.

  • Justinjohnson

    There are taxes on prepaid epins!!!!! If your bill is $50 a month you pay $50 a month. Thats it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

      I have not paid $50 in a long time. No matter if I go online or if I go to the store it’s always $54. Only one reseller that I went to charged me $50 without taxes. They are not out of business. Unless you mean some kind of cell phone tax. Sales tax still applies.

      • Justinjohnson

        I dunno maybe in certain states there is a sales tax on prepaids, but in Nevada there is none. Whatever your plan is, that’s what you pay. And as another rep said, yes this is gonna cut down our postpaid lines…. but it could drive up our total activations in general… so I dunno I’m whatever about it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

      I have not paid $50 in a long time. No matter if I go online or if I go to the store it’s always $54. Only one reseller that I went to charged me $50 without taxes. They are not out of business. Unless you mean some kind of cell phone tax. Sales tax still applies.

  • Justinjohnson

    Oops i meant NO taxes… Its early folks.

  • tmofasho

    As a rep this sucks…before I could leverage the $60 value plan because of more internet. Now the only real benefit of value is that you don’t pay the entire amount of the phone UPFRONT and you have the option to pay more for insurance and extended warranty. So when is T-Mobile switching exclusivity to prepaid.

  • tmofasho

    As a rep this sucks…before I could leverage the $60 value plan because of more internet. Now the only real benefit of value is that you don’t pay the entire amount of the phone UPFRONT and you have the option to pay more for insurance and extended warranty. So when is T-Mobile switching exclusivity to prepaid.

    • CM Punk

      PHP is a huge seller, as is getting a phone like the Sensation for $230 upfront versus $530 upfront and then upgrading whenever.  If you’re a rep and you’re REALLY worrying about this, I feel bad about your commission…

    • Ross

      If you’re a rep can you tell me why Tmobile keeps calling me and  hanging up without leaving a message?  I assume if they want to contact me they can send me something via postal mail, email or text.  Instead calling and hanging up doesn’t make them look very professional

  • Anonymous

    This is a home run. Now all that needs to happen is for the DeathStar buyout to be denied.

    • M7

      …DeathStar…LOL

      I personally call them CrapTT, but DeathStar has a nice ring to it as well.

      I do not think that the buyout will go through.

      • Anonymous

        To me they are AT&Terrible.

  • Anonymous

    Nice trick to cut the 200MB line in half. 100MB is too easy to use up comparatively (with lots of WiFi usage even) so low/moderate users will eventually upsell.

    • CM Punk

      $50 has always been 100MB…

      $70 used to be 2GB, looks like they cut $10 out and then changed the $70 one to 5 GB

      • J. Williams

        You are right.

      • Droidsoup

        but why not look to get my simple mobile for $40/mo unlimited talk, text, and data at 3g speeds hmmm.

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

          So what 3G speed are you getting? Some claims to be cap at 128kbps.

  • Ross

    Whats the diff between pre paid and  post paid – just the choice of phones or something else.  Everytime I call Tmobile I get different answers and usually they are wrong.  (One rep told me you get charged roaming – and that apparently is not true)….I also don’t understand why Tmob won’t offer that 49.99 unlimited promotion for single customers in addition to those getting 2 lines .Dont your individual customers count too?  realize we provide free marketing for you to our friends.

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

      PREPAID:
      -Can’t apply discounts-Can’t get phone discounts or payment plans
      -Different level of customer support (it may be outsourced – cheaper for T-Mobile)
      -[Pretty sure that] your plan price changes when any change is made to prepaid pricing. No grandfathering.
      -No international roaming or calling
      -No high tax like in postpaid. Just pay sales tax when purchasing minutes.
      -Less options for roaming

      I can’t think of much else, but there are plenty of differences. Whether they apply negatively or positively in each situation is up to you.

      • Ross

        Just had my typical frustrating conversation with TMobile – this time with live chat…and as usual, they have no clue what they’re talking about and give me wrong information constantly.  About what a prepaid plan covers, whether you can bring your own Tmobile phone or have to buy a special prepaid phone (Ive gotten 3 diff answers to this question now so I have no idea)…and now the rep was trying to convince me that on postpaid plans, you have to pay extra to RECEIVE phone calls from foreign countries.  I don’t know if this has changed (but even so, he should know) – I have a talk only plan and I DO NOT PAY ANY EXTRA to receive international calls – it just comes out of my minutes – or is free if a night or weekend – and I have friends & family who call me from overseas all the time.  Th is rep kept telling me that was impossible.  I told him he was wrong but he told me I was wrong – Ok..Im wrong when I get my bill and Im not charged extra for receiving overseas calls…..So this is why Tmobile service lately drives me crazy

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

          You can use any unlocked GSM phone as you like on T-mo or ATT’s prepaid/postpaid plans.
          No, you do NOT pay any extra receiving international calls, it just use your mins as if you receive calls from USA#s, again…prepaid/postpaid plans.

        • Ross

          So do I believe Ash or do I believe Tmobile…Before I sign up , I want to know what Im getting into – and so far, 2 Tmobile reps have told me that you cannot use any phone on prepaid…and that you cannot make international calls on a prepaid plan…not to mention that everyone pays for receiving intl calls – which I know to be false.  I guess if IM going to use an unlocked GSM phone, then that Simple Mobile plan for $40 unlimited everything include international texts on the Tmobile network sounds more attractive.  Unfortunately for Tmobile, We’ve emailed their customer support and their PR department, and neither has responded in a week so that makes me worry.  But then the Tmobile small business rep for my state didn’t respond for a month…

        • Guest

          I used to have t-mobile contract plan. International calls did not come out of my mins I was billed seperately for those(I dont recall how much it was but it was high…same goes for international txts. This pricing is different from their regular pricing if you go over the txt or call mins). I’m not sure how this works with their prepaid or monthly4g plan.

        • guest

          I don’t know what happened to tmob, I get the same misinformation each time I call.

        • Ross

          They’re totally incompetent is what happened.  And they took away the ability to email customer service so you can’t really get anything in writing to prove what you were told (I guess you could copy the live chat but Ive yet to have a live chat person who could answer simple question)  My latest attempt was to pose as a reporter and email their PR department. You’d think they could answer those types of simple questions and reply…and instead I got an email that said “we will talk to our prepaid team and get back to you” – we’ll see how long that takes.  Service from all these companies has really gone down hill.  But also the marketing departments (and yes Ive worked in PR and Marketing at some of the top global brands) have failed.  The web pages don’t give accurate information and don’t explain the details that customers need to know to make decisions.

      • TmoFish

        actually you don’t pay sales tax even when purchasing at store… don’t know about purchasing a card from wal mart or something.
        and there is international roaming and calling options now on prepaid.

    • Anonymous

      The reason for the $49.99 per line is to give customer’s incentive to get multiple lines, therefore the $10 per line discount when you get an extra line.

      • Ross

        I realize that but people are only going to get a second line if they need one.  You have many single people who would take advantage of this if you offered it.  It would enable Tmobile to compete with companies like MetroPCS, Boost, Virgin Mobile, etc…and you’d think they’d want the larger customer base…and especially to build loyalty among younger, single people.  Do the promotion for a couple weeks and see if it would work.

      • Ross

        I realize that but people are only going to get a second line if they need one.  You have many single people who would take advantage of this if you offered it.  It would enable Tmobile to compete with companies like MetroPCS, Boost, Virgin Mobile, etc…and you’d think they’d want the larger customer base…and especially to build loyalty among younger, single people.  Do the promotion for a couple weeks and see if it would work.

    • TmoFish

      funny you should ask as i just did some research on this today and wrote an email to my team. some differences are:
      - no bill and no option for call log history
      - no access to roaming (you are not charged for it, you just can’t use it)
      - no wi-fi sharing/tethering
      - no wi-fi calling
      - no call forwarding
      - no corporate discounts
      - different customer care
      - no PHP (insurance) options — you break your phone you are screwed
      - blackberry services cost extra $10 on prepaid

      I’m sure there are some others but these are the biggest ones

      • Ross

        I think Ive made a decision – Ill either go for the iPhone or if I go the money saving route will go with Virgin Mobile.  Ive been reading really good things and for $45, I can get an Android Plan with 1200 Minutes and unlimited text and data…that sounds like a pretty good deal, and some or their phones have actually gotten really good reviews — and for only $150 for the phone.  Btw, Boost is boosting their Android prices to $55 next week.  Tmobile prepaid for $50 is not as good a deal as Virgin Mobile..and since that uses Sprint Network, I figure its better to pay Virgin prices than Sprint prices.  Sorry Tmob…Btw, is anyone else getting Tmob hangups?  I guess Customer Service is finally trying to reach out but they keep hanging up without leaving a message.

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

          VM slows you down to 128kbps when you reach 2.5GB.

        • 21stNow

          Be in the “try-out” mode when you first try Virgin.  I have a BlackBerry on Virgin.  I never see 3G, only 1x for data, and I live in a major metropolitan area.  I don’t get a voice signal at home, and I live about 2000 feet from I-95.  Where I do get a signal, call quality is not that great. 

          This is the first BlackBerry phone that I have had.  I don’t know if other problems that I have are related to the VM service or the BlackBerry.  Data is unusable at times, due to the speed or the processor.  Emails come in most of the time, but sometimes, it stops syncing.

      • Ross

        I think Ive made a decision – Ill either go for the iPhone or if I go the money saving route will go with Virgin Mobile.  Ive been reading really good things and for $45, I can get an Android Plan with 1200 Minutes and unlimited text and data…that sounds like a pretty good deal, and some or their phones have actually gotten really good reviews — and for only $150 for the phone.  Btw, Boost is boosting their Android prices to $55 next week.  Tmobile prepaid for $50 is not as good a deal as Virgin Mobile..and since that uses Sprint Network, I figure its better to pay Virgin prices than Sprint prices.  Sorry Tmob…Btw, is anyone else getting Tmob hangups?  I guess Customer Service is finally trying to reach out but they keep hanging up without leaving a message.

      • LuisOrnelas2

        I’m on prepaid and i do get roaming, wifi calling, and wifi sharing

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

          international roaming.

        • Magmaspawn

          you wont get roaming on prepaid. wifi calling cant set up e911 address on prepaid account database. no blackberry (at least with tmobile) supports wifi sharing. tether via usb or bluetooth only.

      • Anonymous

        Btw call forwarding and wi-fi calling does work just fine , roaming works just fine data and calling, also you can call internationally by paying per min or subscribe to international plan  and roam internationally in canada and mexico just no data roaming

      • Magmaspawn

        bb rim relay services dont work for prepaid. your post is garbage

      • Anonymous

        they have a bb plan on pre
        Full use of BIS and BES

    • Raufinn

      Being an INDIVIDUAL, actually the Pre-paid plans from all companies are starting to get better.  I think the carriers are realizing with the economy they need to give back to the people or eventually the PEOPLE will not be able to give to them.  Even the Dish and local TV companies have now lowered their rates- Guess they finally realized people can and will do with out TV when it comes to deciding EAT or watch TV Hmmm -survival instincts kick in. 
      Just a thought but I wonder how many SG2′s they are selling in Greece now…
      Even with a contract people will get out of a contract in a bad economy and start forcing carriers to subsidize free phones and service to people as a rule for doing business.  But I am looking forward to the new arrivals coming out and hoping the prices get lowered as well as the plans.  

      • Ross

        Well Ive decided – unless I get a new iPhone, I will not sign another contract and will definitely not go with one of the major carriers when I get get an unlimited everything (or more than enough minutes, texts and data to serve my needs) for $40-50 on a 2.3 Android Phone.  My preference was to get an iPhone on Tmobile but that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon.  You’re right about the TV too; I got Directv because over a 2 year span, it was a much better deal than my cable – offered many more channels an services for a much lower price…With coupons and discounts, I didn’t even pay anything for the first 9 months..But now when my contract ends, I am exploring cutting it all off.  With the internet, you can get news…watch a few shows and really I could do a lot by watching less TV.  Theres nothing that is must watch- and I could actually go out and live life to its fullest!!!!

      • Ross

        Well Ive decided – unless I get a new iPhone, I will not sign another contract and will definitely not go with one of the major carriers when I get get an unlimited everything (or more than enough minutes, texts and data to serve my needs) for $40-50 on a 2.3 Android Phone.  My preference was to get an iPhone on Tmobile but that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon.  You’re right about the TV too; I got Directv because over a 2 year span, it was a much better deal than my cable – offered many more channels an services for a much lower price…With coupons and discounts, I didn’t even pay anything for the first 9 months..But now when my contract ends, I am exploring cutting it all off.  With the internet, you can get news…watch a few shows and really I could do a lot by watching less TV.  Theres nothing that is must watch- and I could actually go out and live life to its fullest!!!!

        • Nest11

          How could you prefer an ipoop device over the a megaphone with Android? Huge difference lady, there is an activity called reading, you shy try before letting marketing get into your hollow head…

  • Ross

    Whats the diff between pre paid and  post paid – just the choice of phones or something else.  Everytime I call Tmobile I get different answers and usually they are wrong.  (One rep told me you get charged roaming – and that apparently is not true)….I also don’t understand why Tmob won’t offer that 49.99 unlimited promotion for single customers in addition to those getting 2 lines .Dont your individual customers count too?  realize we provide free marketing for you to our friends.

  • Raul

    I hope this is available when the ss2 comes out if not il have to buy the phone cash n get prepaid- $70

  • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

    Wow, and our government is broke?? wth?

  • http://www.livingwithmac.com/ Macbook Pro

    Wow, this plan sounds like a really good idea. I still don’t like that you have to pay an extra $30 a month for data package on smartphones, but it is what it is.

  • Ross

    I was wondering about taxes as I was comparing Tmobile prepaid with Sprints version in Boost or Virgin Mobile which Ive seen some good reviews on and they seem to have some good phones for $35-45 a month.  Some articles said prepaid taxes are much lower – just a sales tax on minutes; is that right?  With no other regulatory fees?  Thats where MetroPCS gets me interested with a $50 tx included fee -if thats legit.  I know Tmobile adds about 20% surcharge to my cell phone plan with taxes so it becomes very misleading.  

    • http://openid.zoltu.net/micah Micah

      I just switched from EvenMorePlus ($75/month + $10 in taxes and fees) to T-Mobiles new pre-paid service.  I now pay $60/month + $0 in taxes and fees and I added texting to my plan (I didn’t have texting previously).

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

    I liked the old purpose of prepaid as basically pay as you go. Now it’s monthly with less features than regular billing. 

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

    I liked the old purpose of prepaid as basically pay as you go. Now it’s monthly with less features than regular billing. 

  • Anonymous

    What happens with these plans in regard to downloading apps on Android phones? It says unlimited talk, text, and web. But nothing about data in general.