T-Mobile Confirms Monthly4G Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plan Going Live Tomorrow

Just as we previewed, T-Mobile has confirmed the availability of a new Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan for no-annual-contract customers beginning tomorrow, January 9th.

“As the ‘Uncarrier,’ we’re doing the unthinkable,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer of T-Mobile USA. “We’re directly confronting the frustrations of American consumers fed up with the cost, complexity and congested networks of our competitors. Our Unlimited 4G Data plan means 4G speeds, no caps and no overages on a smoking-fast, nationwide, 4G network. What this means is simply that T-Mobile customers are going to be able to enjoy everything a 4G smartphone is actually designed to do without limits and without a term contract.”

The $70 per month plan replaces the current $70 Monthly4G offering which caps data at 5GB. The new plan will be available through T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and national retailers.

Hit the full press release for all the details:

 

T-Mobile Shakes Up the Wireless Industry by Expanding Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data to No-Annual-Contract Customers

Today at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced an industry first — its popular Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will be available with no annual contract starting tomorrow, Jan. 9. T-Mobile is the only U.S. carrier to offer an unlimited, nationwide, 4G data plan on a fast, dependable, nationwide, 4G network, giving customers the ultimate worry-free experience with no data caps, overages or bill shock.

“As the ‘Uncarrier,’ we’re doing the unthinkable,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer of T-Mobile USA. “We’re directly confronting the frustrations of American consumers fed up with the cost, complexity and congested networks of our competitors. Our Unlimited 4G Data plan means 4G speeds, no caps and no overages on a smoking-fast, nationwide, 4G network. What this means is simply that T-Mobile customers are going to be able to enjoy everything a 4G smartphone is actually designed to do without limits and without a term contract.”

Consumers today are demanding more choice and flexibility in how they purchase wireless, along with the freedom to take advantage of everything their 4G smartphone has to offer without having to keep track of their data usage. Since its introduction in September, T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan is by far the most popular plan choice among T-Mobile customers. In fact, nearly half (46 percent) of new customers opted for the new data plan in December 2012.

“Simply put, consumers want their data to be blazing fast, without limits and without overages,” said Mike Sievert, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “With our new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, that’s exactly what we’re giving them, and for the first time, we’re offering it without an annual contract. Other carriers want to lock customers in; we’re going to earn our customers’ business with an amazing 4G experience every day.”

Wireless data usage on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network continues to grow as consumers increasingly step up to a fast and unlimited experience on the latest 4G devices. In total, T-Mobile customers stream 32 million songs and visit Facebook 1.8 billion times per day. T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan helps these customers power a variety of 4G experiences — from on-the-go gaming to streaming music and video — all without limits on its 4G network.

Beginning Jan. 9, T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will be available with no annual contract for $70 per month online at www.t-mobile.com, at T-Mobile retail stores or through select dealers and national retail stores.

To kick off the Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan with no annual contract, T-Mobile will have a new offer on one of its latest smartphones. Starting Jan. 9, the LG Optimus L9 will be available for $199.99 with no annual contract. Featuring a stylish design and a stunning 4.5-inch qHD touch screen, the Optimus L9 on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G data network delivers amazing 4G experiences, including streaming movies, searching the Web, online gaming and more.

For more information regarding T-Mobile’s lineup of no-annual-contract smartphones, visit http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/.

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  • daver12

    can u have wifi hot spot thingy with this plan?

    • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

      i’d put my money on no.

    • Hesster

      The page specifically says hotspot is not available.

      Not that it’s going to stop people who know how to get around the upsell page.

      • the boogeyman

        How do you get around it?

        • Hesster

          Their tethering detection system reads the user agent information sent from your browser. If it detects a PC browser like Firefox, Chrome or IE, it sends you to the tethering upsell page. I use USB tethering through PdaNet since it has a setting to strip out the user agent, but you can also change the user agent manually or via browser plugins. Just google the name of your browser and “user agent”.

        • vec

          I have the 30$ 5gb plan and whenever I tether I get the message to get T-Mobile hotspot If I use Firefox, internet explorer or chrome, but I don’t get the message when I use opera browser and can surf the web just fine.

  • veesonic

    I just signed up for a contract last month after buying an unlocked Nexus 4 online. This makes me salty :(

  • pbxtech

    I tried to explore where the limit on T-Mo Unlimited Nationwide 4G last month by initiating a download in the backgound with linux kernel, from distrowatch.com and also streaming netflix movie, the longest day, on the foreground and could only consume 200GB last month.

    Anyway, the gripe now is that for some reason, after side loading Adobe Flash, and browsing Youtube in desktop mode, I’ve been flagged as Tethering, kept getting upsell message.

    Tech support are clueless, was adviced to call Samsung maybe my Galaxy Note 2 is defective.

    Streaming youtube video in desktop mode on T-Mo network is block. Works on my wifi though.

  • the boogeyman

    David I’m on the 70 dollar prepaid plan already for the 5gb. will I have to call and say I want unlimited or will it already be placed on my phone?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      You always need to call to change the plan!

  • JRT

    how do we go about activating this? I just got off the phone with T-Mobile prepaid customer service and they said they didn’t know anything about it…even tried to tell me that I am wrong…I did however see, that on the T-Mobile prepaid website they are also already advertising…I am so confused right now, and quite annoyed…any help or info is greatly appreciated!

    • Hesster

      They launched it a few hours early, so the agents may not know about it yet. I’d wait until after midnight Pacific time to change, so it won’t count Tuesday as the first day.

      • Guest

        it is now 0:15 AM PST….still unable to switch!

        • Hesster

          I called and switched. The rep assured me it was the truly unlimited, but my online account still says the 5GB limit. If it’s still saying that tomorrow I’ll call them again.

          I’m just so happy over the prospect of not having to watch my data like a hawk and not having to make sales calls on a PBD line. I just wish the information had come out a day earlier so I wouldn’t have paid for January on the 100 minute/5GB plan. Oh well.

        • JRT

          the reps have no idea what they are talking about…I have called and chatted numerous times, all of them told me there was no such plan…after referring them to go to newsroom.tmobile.com and to read the statement and to inform themselves that I am actually right and they are wrong, they all got quiet said they don’t know…I just got off the phone and was told it was the 10th….(which is not the case)….if logging in to my.t-mobile.com change plan, I do not see any $70 plan anymore right now, it has been removed, the website has also been offline a couple of times….they are in fact doing something and I am hoping it will be available shortly!!

        • JRT

          as of 4:06 AM EST, I just logged in to my.t-mobile.com again, went to “change plan”, now it does not list a $70 plan anymore at all…will post an update as soon as its up! yes, I am waiting on this tonight! ;)

  • Siarhei Hushchyn

    Shame on T-Mobile for charging $15 for mobile hotspot without doing anything.

  • yanivc

    What about post customers?
    I’ve been a customer going on 6 years now… do I have to call in and change my plan? And if so wouldn’t that cause an early termination fee?
    This makes no sense for loyalty customers.

    • Hesster

      Yes, going to prepaid will cause an ETF if you are under contract, but postpaid customers already have essentially the same deal. Just call and have them add the truly unlimited feature. If you’re on an old rate plan, you’ll need to switch to one of the current plans to get it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/BITW1985 Will Phelps

        yeah but its more expensive we get the same thing but for far more

  • http://twitter.com/YepiimGS_Blanco Jay J. Blanco

    Give it some time ppl its just been launched. They may have not put the info in the whole system yet. I would wait a week.

  • VBE

    T-Mobile Confirms Monthly4G Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plan Going Live Tomorrow……….NOT.

  • aaron

    It works my 4g came back on two days ago after i used up all my 4g and it’s not even the 28th of the month yet. Now I’m satisfied. TY TMO!!!! By the way I’m at like 10g of data and 4g speeds are still going.