T-Mobile has just announced revamped mobile broadband data plans for business users allowing them to choose whether they or not they want to be throttled when reaching their data cap. T-Mobile is now offering “overage-free” and “high-speed” data plans for use with its tablet, mobile hotspots, and USB data stick lineup.
The “overage-free” data plans allows businesses to control the cost of monthly data usage with plans that slow data speeds down when users reach their data allotments instead of incurring overage charges. The “high-speed” data plans do not slow speeds, instead applying overage charges ranging from $0.02 to $0.10 per MB depending on the data plan choice.
T-Mobile’s business data plans are available in 500MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB variants with “overage-free” plans having a slightly higher price. Price starts at $29.99 per month for 500MB of full-speed data service, along with 2GB for $37.99, 5GB for $47.99, and 10GB for $77.99 per month. Business customers on T-Mobile’s Value Plan selections will save $5 per month on any of the “overage-free” data plan options.
For business customers opting for the “high-speed” option, plan start at $24.99 for 500MB of data with $0.10 per MB overage fee, $34.99 per month for 2GB of data and $0.03 per MB overage fee, $44.99 for 5GB of data and $0.02 per MB overage fee, and $74.99 for 10GB of data and $0.02 per MB overage fee. As with the “overage-free” plans, business customers on T-Mobile’s Value Plans will save $5 per month on “high-speed” data plans.
The “overage-free” plans are available to T-Mobile business customers now, with the “high-speed” plans expected to be unveiled later next month. Both sets of plans are only available to T-Mobile’s business customers, standard customers will continue to enjoy throttled data options only.
Full Press Release:
T-Mobile Rolls Out New Business-Focused Mobile Broadband Data Plans
New Plans Allow Businesses to Choose Between Predictable Monthly Costs and High-Speed Data Access
BELLEVUE, Wash., June 27, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today introduced two suites of mobile broadband data plans to address the growing use of mobile broadband devices (tablets, laptop sticks and mobile hotspots) and the increasing demand for data among business customers. T-Mobile’s new 500MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB overage-free and 500MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB high-speed data plans address the desire of customers to select the plan that best serves their business priority – whether that is predictable monthly billing or access to high-speed data for a reasonable cost. Pricing begins as low as $19.99 per month for 500MB on the high-speed data plan. This is an attractive entry point for low-volume data users and in line with T-Mobile’s strategy to provide disruptive pricing for business customers.
For many businesses, predictable monthly costs are paramount. T-Mobile’s new overage-free data plans allow businesses to control the expense of monthly data usage with plans that slow data transmission speeds when users have used their data allotments instead of incurring overage charges. However, if maintaining the fastest possible data speeds available on T-Mobile’s network is the priority, the new high-speed data plans do not slow speeds as the allotment is reached, but instead apply overage charges ranging from $0.02 to $0.10 per MB depending on the data allotment selected.
“Over the past five years, the amount of data crossing T-Mobile’s network has grown by 146 times. This growth in data usage and the associated cost is top of mind for our business customers – from small businesses through large multinational corporations,” said Frank Sickinger, vice president of business sales at T-Mobile. “In combination with our portfolio of compelling 4G mobile broadband devices, the availability of our new overage-free and high-speed data plans empowers our customers to not only choose the right amount of data, but, more importantly, choose a plan that best addresses their business priorities.”
When connected to T-Mobile’s fast and dependable nationwide 4G network, T-Mobile’s portfolio of 4G mobile broadband devices provide business customers with fast access to the Web, e-mail, and other corporate assets and productivity tools while on the go. T-Mobile offers compelling 4G-capable tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.0 Plus and the T-Mobile® SpringBoard™ with Google™. The company also offers a selection of Hotspot devices and laptop sticks, including the T-Mobile® Sonic™ 4G Mobile Hotspot, the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot and the HSPA+ 42-enabled Rocket™ 3.0 USB Laptop Stick.
T-Mobile’s new business-focused 500MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB overage-free data plans are available now. The 500MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB high-speed data plans are expected to be available to business customers by the end of July. More information about T-Mobile’s offerings for business is available at http://business.t-mobile.com/.