T-Mobile Boosting Data Allotment For $50 Monthly4G Rate Plan

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Beginning January 28th, T-Mobile is making some changes to their $50 Monthly4G prepaid rate plan with a boost in data allotment. The 400MB increase will apply to the next renewal and allow for a total of 500MB total data before throttling. The increase in data will automatically apply to customers now on the $50 Monthly4G plan.

This additional data increase comes almost two weeks after T-Mobile boosted their $70 Monthly4G plan to unlimited data. As T-Mobile continues to be a leader in the prepaid market, the additional data allows for customers to feel a little more secure in their data use. This sounds like a nice step in the company’s continued focus on prepaid offerings.

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  • kev2684

    not bad.

  • rob

    I was hoping they would adjust the $60 Value plan and bump it up to 5GB replacing the previous $70 plan…probably in the near future

    • Dakota

      There wouldn’t be much incentive to do them to do that

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    That’s nice of them, now if they up the $60 plan to 5GB…lol. People will jump over to Prepaid quickly…I know I would, lol. Go TMo, keep up the good work.

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      Actually, they just might…

    • psychoace

      If they do then people might jump down from the true unlimited plan down to the $60 plan once they figure out they will never use more then 4 gig’s of data a month. That doesn’t bode well for T-Mobiles pocket.

      • Dakota

        You only need that much I assume if you’re streaming music and movies all day and have no WiFi.. what wise are people using to eat up so much data? The average person uses less than 1GB

        • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

          I use over 20gb a month lol, I’m on the unlimited classic plan right now.

        • bakgwailo

          Thanks for messing it up for everyone else.

        • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

          No problem…

    • Dakota

      Do they care if prepaid cannibalizes postpaid? With contract e plans you’re paying full price anyway so why be on a contact. Save $ now so you don’t need a down payment… If Google continues with affordable nexus phones that’s a great deal for many

      • Jesse James

        i wish other manufacters would sell unlocked phones at reasonable prices like google

  • Richie

    From a sales associate perspective: If a customer brings their own device what incentive is there for them to sign up for a value plan contract rather than a prepaid plan.

    • Dakota

      None..esp now with unlimited on prepaid.

    • samsavoy

      For single lines, not much. Value plans are great for more than 3 lines. I bought a GS2 for $300 from WalMart and added it onto a family value plan for $10/month. It’ll go up to $15/month next January. I can’t get any prepaid line that cheap. I get 1000 mins, unlimited texts, and 2GB of data.

    • worst_rep_ever

      domestic roaming, international roaming, EIP available in case they chose to get a device later on, a real customer support line, mcsa/gsa, take part in sales (valentines day, fathers day etc), tower priority, wifi calling, loyalty discounts and offers, family plan = 1 bill.

      For me personally though I don’t really focus on selling the benefits of postpaid > pre
      rather I focus on the negative “stigma” of having a prepaid account. “Oh those Prepaid accounts don’t require a social security number, so you have to pay for the service in advance every month, and you don’t get any roaming at all” (as I point to the Spanish Monthly4g sign, or I’ll hand them a spanish brochure and say “oops” after they see it)

      if they are bringing an iPhone over, pitch value as our “iPhone plan” and just throw in gibberish about locking in a good rate for 2 yrs etc.

      • danielgee

        Your a good salesman I worked at Tmobile before and all this makes sense

      • http://www.facebook.com/eladts Elad Tsur

        Domestic roaming – mostly worthless for data (cap, throttling) and for voice available also for prepaid
        International roaming – extremely expensive, especially for data.
        Wifi calling – available also to prepaid.

      • UncleFan

        “I focus on the negative “stigma” of having a prepaid account”

        Wow, you really *are* the “worst_rep_ever”!

        “I’ll hand them a spanish brochure and say ‘oops’”

        … and a racist, too!

    • RotaryP7

      Postpaid and M4G (prepaid) accounts have the basically same features & coverage. The main difference is yes, like the person below said. Family plans. Another thing most people don’t know. Caller ID. There isn’t any Caller ID feature on prepaid. Most people who bring their own device do it for a reason. No contract.

    • mobileworld_Tony

      a lot, for starters if they brake, lose , or just want to get a new device they can do EIP right away, the customer service for post paid is much better than the prepaid .

  • Bratty

    This is better than simple mobile and straight talk right? If so, solid move to compete.

    • atari37

      Isn’t the straight talk $45 for all you can eat?

      • Hesster

        All you can eat until they arbitrarily decide you’ve used too much and cut you off.

        • Dakota

          If you need all you can eat, an unlimited plan is way to go and many carriers still throttle heavy users. I’d rather pay $45 and get 2gb of 4G than pay $5 more and be stuck in edge after 500mb. When I’ve been in Edge, my phone might as well be dead.. Nothing works

        • Hesster

          I agree, unlimited is the way to go. Just pointing out that Straight Talk’s unlimited doesn’t come without drawbacks.

          If you want truly unlimited prepaid, the Monthly4G $70 unlimited everything is the only way to go IMHO.

      • Bratty

        Yup, you are right. This makes it a little more of an even playing field then. Save $5 or get a little more data.

      • Dakota

        Well it’s not really unlimited but they won’t tell you how much u can use. Rumors online say 2-2.5 GB. I’ve used less than 2 and am glad I switched.. Save service and save $15 a month from the $60/2gb plan on prepaid and boatloads off contact plans plus benefit of no fees

      • iamnumbersix

        Straight Talk is great, except if you need customer service which is useless. Straight Talk is great, unless you want to port a number over which they screw up always and lose numbers. Straight talk is great unlimited – err 2gb, err if they determine you used too much that day and they throttle you until the next bill period. Straight talk is great, unless they lose your number and give it to someone else the next day even though you have auto renewal and they took your money and closed you account and gave your number away. All you can eat indeed. Straight talk is great, as long as you never have any problems.

    • jose cruz

      SImple mobile everything unlimited $40 2 Gb at 4G speed,NET10 everything unlimited perfect service in NYC

      • jose cruz

        $45**NET10

      • mobileworld_Tony

        simple mobile does not give everything unlimited for $40 jose, unl talk text & international text unl. data is ONLY 250 MB THEN its shuts off

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  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    I know this seems like a small move, but T-Mobile is seriously making numerous moves for the better and are really shaking up the industry if you ask me. Finally being BOLD and not only saying it like in the past. I like this new CEO, Magenta’s plan for 2013 is just incredible and has really for the first time gotten me excited.

    • http://www.facebook.com/stormcityusa Storm Millenium

      I saw this coming. But I think this is a good move for T-Mo. Anyone else complains about it should just cough up that extra $10 for 2GB of 4G. Meanwhile I’m satisfied with my $30 5GB of 4G plan. Haha!

  • spritemoney

    Yes!! I have been waiting for this day. 100mb was way too low, I’m glad they’re raising it to 500mb.

  • galaxydude

    Hopefully they will bump the 60$ to 5gb and the daily 3$ a day to 300mb instead of the 200mb they are offering now.

    • Dakota

      They probably should do 3GB.. make it more than straight talk allow… But not sure how many of T-Mobile prepaid users really shop around. I’ve found using the tmobile sim on strait talk to be no change from using tmo prepaid (or even postpaid).. Less money if you don’t need more than 2gb & don’t do lots of streaming. The customers d service of both are mainly in Philippines too

  • Alex

    Any changes to their mobile broadband plans?

    • mingkee

      My grandfathered webconnect looks like 100% unlimited now.
      I used around 6GB and I have not received warning text nor got throttled yet.

      • Marc

        I’m not grandfathered. I wonder if I sign up I’ll get unlimited or you’re just experiencing a system error.

        • mingkee

          It’s too soon to tell.
          I always go under 5GB with $40 webconnect (I signed it up once the “no overage” is available), but I had very high usage this billing cycle due to vacation. My data option on voice line is 100% unlimited and I used 16GB so far.
          I will observe for couple more months to verify.

  • achusaysblessyou

    Awesome, but I’d like to see 500 mb for the lowest tier of data for the value and classic plans too.

  • Dakota

    this is long overdue. 100 megabytes was not nearly enough. What customers with still be better off getting a team Mobile SIM card and joining Straight Talk for 45 dollars and get a lot more 4 G speed

  • Verizonthunder

    In my opinion the $50 plan should be 2 gb’s of data and $60 5 gb’s of Data

    • Guest

      The $60 Value Plan with a 2-year contract gives you unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data. Why would TM offer a better plan to non-contract customers?

      • Verizonthunder

        They could implement that offer on both value plan and prepaid

        • philyew

          Well yes, they could…but dropping the base price on the data plans would have a domino effect on the pricing for all data. Cutting $120/year per data customer would cost TM almost $1.5 BILLION a year. That’s more than the cost of the first two years of the modernization program

        • Verizonthunder

          They are bleeding customers already that is why the drastic shift for better improving their prepaid market as they are loosing so many post paid customers , I am strongly considering the switch to t-mobile but want to see what their LTE network speeds are, more faster networks in edge only area’s and better phone selection I mean they were supposed to get the HTC one X+ but sadly never happened

        • philyew

          TM already offer a significant saving over AT&T and Verizon, but that hasn’t stopped the loss of post-paid customers. Reducing their income substantially by further widening the price gap isn’t likely to be the best thing they can do when they need funds to address the main issue that is held against them – their network coverage and reliability.

          They have a $4 billion network modernization program under way, with the first $1.4 billion addressing the migration of 3G/HSPA+ services to the PCS band and the deployment of LTE to the top 100 or so markets. It’s unlikely there will be any significant reduction in pricing while that spending is going on.

          I never saw anything more than speculation that the One X+ was coming to TM. The simple fact is that TM don’t make enough money from their service plans to continue with competitive subsidies on top-end devices. That’s why the Classic Plan will be gone very soon, but they will continue to offer installment plans to recover the full price of devices, offset by the lower Value Plan pricing. When that is in place, there won’t be any reason to avoid any top-end device.

      • jrebeiro

        Because non-contract customers pay full price for their phones.

        • Nearmsp

          so do value plan customers.
          I am not sure if prepaid get wi-fi talk options and international roaming? Anyone care to comment?

        • Verizonthunder

          Spoke to a sales rep today yes you can use wifi calling prepaid and for $10 more a month international calling and text

        • http://www.facebook.com/stormcityusa Storm Millenium

          I get Wi-fi calling on my GS2 but I don’t use it because its not unlimited and uses my minutes. I think postpaid only gets Unlimited Wi-Fi calling feature. But there are reports of ppl on Monthly 4G even with the $30 plan where some was able to get a few stupid reps to turn that feature on for them.

        • http://www.facebook.com/eladts Elad Tsur

          Why to you need unlimited Wi-Fi minutes if you have a plan that includes unlimited minutes anyway? Makes no sense at all.

        • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

          Only Postpaid gets Free Wi-Fi calling. Postpaid also gets roaming privileges domestically. Not sure about international roaming.

        • philyew

          I cited the value plan because the customer pays full price for the phone, same as pre-pay.

    • droidsoup

      I believe that they should do a $10/mo. plan of 500 minutes talk and text, a $20/mo. 1,000 minutes talk or text a $30/mo. plan of 2,000 talk or text and 500MB data, a $40/mo. plan of unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of data, $50/mo. plan of unlimited talk, text, and 5GB of data, and then do the $60/mo. plan of unlimited talk, text, and 10GB of data. Also, pre-paid data of 5GB for $30 like the current one then have a $50/mo. plan with 15GB of data unlimited text sms and mms and any instant messaging like facebook or skype!

  • mr_meow

    did anyone notice that they took away the $15 hotspot add on option from the monthly 4g page?

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

      Yeah I noticed. They should have kept a 5GB option for those who wanted the hotspot add-on. I understand the reasoning for no hotspot with truly unlimited 4G.

  • archerian

    in addition to making changes on data allotment on prepaid, T-mobile should adopt multiple tiers on Value Plan minutes, the two options of 1000 min and UL are too restrictive from a family account perspective. Perhaps an incremental 1000 minutes per line added.

  • jose cruz

    i used to have t-mobile i was paying $50 100Mb 4G sucks i ate that in half of day. now i pay 45 in NET10 everything unlimited 4G plus unlimited international text

  • Jay J. Blanco

    This is awesome news but 700MB would have been better lol but not complaining its better then 100MB

  • gaih

    gonna leave tmobile things getting crazy over there no longer family company

  • doubleatheman

    This lines Tmos offering up with MetroPCSs latest changes too.

  • Mark

    I have heard that T-Mobile is doing another big revamp of their rate plans and data offerings when they convert to Value plans only. Does anyone yet know of the details of the new offerings?

  • Dion Mac

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    http://androidheadlines.com/2013/01/lg-takes-second-place-over-apple-in-us-market-share.html

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  • GOODASGREEN

    GOOD 100 MB IS JUST NOT ENOUGH…

  • Lawrence

    So if my plan renews this 1/26, I wont have my extra 400mb until I renew again in 2/26?

  • http://www.prepaidphonenews.com Dennis Bournique

    It’s now Jan 28, the date this change was supposed to go live but http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/monthly-4g-plans is still showing only 100 MB of 4G data on the $50 Plan. Change of plans or web site not getting timely updates?

  • TyRetr0

    This is great for those on this plan. Because I could use 100 mbs in about 3 minutes

  • Mystery Man

    Why don’t I see this on their website? I am going to switch plans on feb 13th when my classic plan expires but it still says 100mb for $50