Poll: Will You Jump On T-Mobile’s Unlimited Data Plan?

With the resurrection of a truly unlimited plan by T-Mobile, we’re already eager to see how the company markets the plan as it approaches the September 5th launch. Before we concern ourselves with that, here’s my question for you — will you jump on this plan? Will you jump on it right away? Will you ignore it and continue with your current rate plan?

With T-Mobile’s unlimited data option, T-Mobile plans to charge $20 for Value Plan customers and $30 per month for Classic plan customers on top of a voice and texting plan. This brings the pricing of a Value plan with unlimited talk, text and data for just $69.99 whereas a Classic plan will cost $89.99. This pricing is actually $5 cheaper per month than T-Mobile’s current charges for their rate plan which slows down data after 5GB of use. However, T-Mobile’s 5GB rate plan also includes mobile hotspot support, which the unlimited plan will not include.

For now, this poll is more geared toward current customers, but in short order we’re definitely going to look at how T-Mobile’s unlimited plan compares to that of Sprint’s, the only other national carrier to offer a “truly unlimited” data plan option. Will T-Mobile’s newly minted unlimited plan sway Sprint customers with the promise of a larger, unlocked GSM phone selection? Faster HSPA+ speeds? We’re already working on that editorial, but first, take the poll below!

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  • Creativebluedot

    T-Mobile offered a pre-paid plan for $50/month for unlimited Talk-Text-Web with no contract. I might consider getting that.

    • Michael Fernandez

       they offer the data at 100 mb on 4G speed , then on 2G afterwards. I think?

      • Fish

        I was wondering about the throttling for that plan. If you buy a 4g data plan do they throttle you back to 3 or 2g?

  • Jose Hernandez

    David, did you change the pic on this poll??? 

  • Michael Fernandez

    If  They will offer unlimitted shared data on family with no overages and no cap and with hotspot capability included, on a reasonable price much less that what I am paying for right now with my 4 lines with all unlimited data on 5 gb cap at $20 each! 

    • No Mames

      ¡Estas Pendejo!

      • Michael Fernandez

        hijo de puta

    • Witor19

      How much are u paying? I have got the same but only 3 lines and paying 240… But as family shared plan… Am I paying to much most of the time I’m also in wi-fi. Only one line isn’t on wifi…. But hardly ever gets to the 4gb cap. Can someone shine some light into this darkness I’m at this moment?

  • BahamasGeek242

    I am going to keep my plan and not upgrade, but I like the fact that T-mobile is making the effort to even offer this to new and current customers

    1000min free nights and weekends 39.99
    300 txt messages$5
    5GB data …$20
    Tax……..$5

    $69.99   every month as long as I don’t buy any apps 

    • conservative_motorcyclist

      for the same price, you can get unlimited talk, text, and 4G data on the value plan….

      • BahamasGeek242

        Thanks for the tip I am going to look into today, if it is the same price with tax included I will think about switching over, I hope I do not have two sign a two year contract.

        • predation

          you’ll have to do 2year. don’t forget you’re going to lose your subsidized pricing ability. 

          i currently have:
          1000 anytime $39.99
          buddy time (unlimited m2m and text) $10.00
          android preferred $20 (5gb soft-cap)
          myfaves $0.00

          i’m not switching over.

        • conservative_motorcyclist

          Unfortunately the value plan requires a 2-year contract extension.

          That’s the biggest reason why I haven’t jumped on it yet. I am out of contract and on the $50 unliminited loyalty plan. Then when I add Unlimited text and web, it adds another $25. Then I get a discount on the text and web portion through my work and it brings the price down to $70.

        • cogareli

          as you mention the loyalty plan doesnt get your employer discount, but if you change it to the classic unlimited talk text and web you get your employer discount on everithing not just on web or text portion, as well it does required a 2yr contract but sometimes they give you one month free by signing in, it all depends on you %of your employer discount to see if is worth it or not.

        • Thepanttherlady

          If you go from a Classic Plan to a Value Plan you wont be allowed to go back.

      • philyew

        Are you sure? The Value plan page says unlimited talk, text and 5GB data with mobile hotspot is $74.99 plus tax…

        • conservative_motorcyclist

          As of today, you are correct. After September 5th, when this data option is launched, it will be $70 a month for unlimited talk, text, and web since the unlimited plan is $5 a month cheaper than the currently-offered 5GB plan.

        • predation

          yes but bahamas is on a classic plan which allows for subsidized device. 

  • eric42

    Not if I can’t use wifi hotspot, no.  I use that for Wifi-only tablets and other devices.  I don’t abuse it, but if I can’t use it at all, that’s a deal breaker.

    • Nehemias Rodriguez

      You can use it with a new free app call FOX-FI. it turns your Android into free WiFi Hotspot (no root)

      FoxFi enables WiFi or Bluetooth Hotspot on your Android phone – no tether plan or rooting required!
      This is a new Android app with great reviews
      in Android Market.
      Bluetooth mode works for all phones. WiFi mode currently works on most Samsung/Motorola/LG phones and new HTC phones with Android 4.0 (HTC One etc).
      WiFi mode does NOT work on Motorola Droid 1, Motorola Triumph, Samsung Admire, LG Revolution or older HTC phones, use Bluetooth mode instead.
      Connect your tablets, computers or game console with WPA security.
      FoxFi usage is covered under your phone’s existing data plan.

      FoxFi is much better than other tether software on Android. The advantages are obvious:
      No rooting required, avoid hassle and risk of bricking
      No need to install anything on the computer
      Supports connection from any tablets including iPad, Kindle, Nook etc.
      Supports connection from PS3, XBox, WII etc.
      Supports multiple connections at the same time
      Secured with WPA2. Avoids the security risk of enabling USB debugging.

      • Trevnerdio

        No root required AND gets around stupid carrier blocks?? I’m in!! Still love me my rooting to get rid of this stupid bloat but that sounds awesome!

        • JBLmobileG1

          Too bad it currently doesn’t work with the S3.

        • Trevnerdio

          Aw of course that’s what I have lol oh well, I have wireless tether for root users

      • J Solan68

        Fox-Fi is great.  I have had it for 5 mos, and it works like a charm!  My kids get to use my iPad when we are on road trips and get high speed access!  I do not get the head ache of listening to them bicker!  And no additional charges!

  • http://www.kdmstance.com BiGMERF

    hmmm, i tether from my Galaxy Nexus all the time. This unlimited option might be the icing on the cake. I love having a non TMobile phone

    • Mattcat03

      I’m with you on this.  I just can’t wait for the new Google phone releases at the end of this year.  I hope it’s as good as the hype. 

  • Littlesis1774

    I might once refarming is done and when I don’t use iphone 5 on edge. 

  • Unknown

    Can someone tell me what’s the difference between classic and value plans plx ?…

    • Trevnerdio

      The value plan doesn’t lock you into a contract. You pay $20 less a month, but have to get phone at full price. Classic charges $20 a month more but you can get phones much cheaper with a 2 year contract.

      • Ksdjf

        Value plan is a contract just so you know.

        • Trevnerdio

          But not on the phones themselves

        • Michael Hunt

          The contract is on both. You pay full price on the phone, but you can make payments. If you cancel your contract early, you have to pay an ETF and pay the balance of the phone.

        • Trevnerdio

          Well that sounds like the way to go

        • Mattcat03

          The classic plan only works to your benefit if you plan to keep upgrading your phone every time you are eligible. It even works better if you have a family plan with multiple lines because you can upgrade even more frequent. That really is a preferrence.  I know for sure once a new phone is released, 6 months later it’s hardware is outdated and new Android version is created every year.  You will save money on the value plan only when you  keep your phone beyond the contract period but by then it is outdated and you start to salivate when you see these new phones that come out.

        • Trevnerdio

          That sounds like my kind of plan. I’m on a grandfathered 3000 minute, 5 gigs of data family plan. Where would that fall you think?

  • pops87

    Hmm I’m gonna go with no, I have that $20 preferred Android plan that caps at 10GB, and that’s more than enough for even my data-hogging behind.

    • Archerian

      Doesn’t the Preferred Android Plan cap at 5GB?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1521685174 Austin Quesenberry

         Yes it does. I am on it and have been throttled many times.

        • pops87

          Not for me, I average 7 gigs a month and pay 20.

  • ticket

    The throttle speed of the $20 5GB is EDGE or 2G.

    TMO wants to get people off their  2G to free up space for HSPA+ and eventually LTE.

    What will the throttle speed be in the near future ?

    If the future throttle speed is to be  3G it may be wise for with limited amounts of minutes and 5GB throttle to keep those plans because it cost more then just $10 to update to unlimited data because you will also need to update your minutes to unlimited which will cost an additional $20 more if you presently have the 1,000 minute plan

    • JBLmobileG1

      You know, I was actually thinking the same thing. Eventually 2g will be gone so the next thing for throttling would be 3g speeds, which would actually work for tethering if I ever were to go over.

      • WillieFDiaz

        Tmobile throttles based on speed, not on network type. If you’re using 3G or 4G they can throttle you to “2G-like speed”, its all based in software in network, they don’t actually drop you back to the EDGE network. And in actuality, T-Mobile doesn’t offer EDGE speed as throttle, it is GPRS speeds of 50kbps over any network, EDGE, UMTS or HSPA.

  • Monthly 4g please

    Add this to monthly 4g PLEASE!!!

  • Hu

    I have unlimited data for $10 mo… I’ll keep what I have

    • Ladykaya10

      is that a grandfathered web2go?

  • jimmiekain

    I’m 100% sure I will get a T-Mo phone… But rather or not I keep it depends on the coverage. About 6 years ago I switched to T-Mo and got the sidekick (i was younger LOL) and I no coverage anywhere! It was horrible. I had it for a week before I returned it and saw bars of coverage 2 times out of the 7 days I had it. 

    From what I understand though T-Mo has made some major improvements here in southern California so if it works well at my house, church, job and GF’s house I will port my number from sprint. If not, I guess I will return it and cancel it again. 

  • Neto

    What about tethering?

  • Winski

    NO.

  • YoureProbADumbass

    good idea, but i’m going to jump on the walmart prepaid deal once one x+ comes out

  • kahlayoh

    Why not?? I’m already paying $30 for 5gb. I won’t be paying more if I do!!

  • JBLmobileG1

    Well, I am honestly thinking about going to the new unlimited plan from my 10gb plan now with the tethering. This month alone I am already nearing my 10gb and when they throttle anything major that I do on my phone is useless. While I will miss my tethering I don’t use it enough to pay an additional $30 a month.
    The questions I have though… does anyone else think this unlimited data plan has restrictions? Maybe not as fast and taking full advantage of. Tmobile’s HSPA+ network? Why offer other plans with tethering that are limited data but they cost more… The 10gb plan being double? I am still debating on it all but after being throttled these past few months because my usage. I am thinking it would be the right choice. The last question I have is must you have an unlimited minutes plan or can I add it to my old 1,000 $39.99 plan? Personally I don’t see why not considering I was able to upgrade to the 10gb deal from my old Android data plan from the G1 days. Any help to my questions would be appreciated.

    • JBLmobileG1

      On an added note I do have the 300 messages too for $4.99 since I don’t use too many messages, so unlimited would be useless to me. I know these plans do require voice and messaging, I just won’t have unlimited except for hopefully the data.

  • http://twitter.com/uglyboyed E-Dizzle

    The 14.99 charge to share your data with other devices makes it not even worth it. This unlimited plan doesnt even allow for it. Can I have a unlimited plan with free tethering to my other devices?