T-Mobile announces new limited-time family plans: 4 people get 10GB LTE for $100, from July 30

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T-Mobile has just announced a new, competitive family plan which it’s going to launch on July 30th. A family of four will be able to get 10GB of LTE data (2.5GB each) until 2016 for $100 per month. The plan includes all the usual Un-carrier benefits, including unlimited talk, text, free international data and unlimited music streaming.

John Legere announced the new offer in a blog post this morning and – in his usual style – calls AT&T out on its so-called “BS”. Big Blue announced “best ever” family plan pricing this morning, and T-Mo’s energetic CEO couldn’t help but make a point about it.

When I pulled up to that ad, I also knew we were about to blow AT&T’s “Best-Ever” completely out of the water.  Because starting July 30 through September, a family of four can get up to10 GB of LTE data – 2.5 GB each – until 2016 on America’s fastest nationwide LTE network with all the Un-carrier benefits for just $100 a month on T-Mobile.

So, here’s the math:  AT&T’s “Best-Ever Pricing” four lines for $160 vs four lines for $100 with T-Mobile—with unlimited talk, text, and data plus up to 10 GB of LTE data on our data-strong network. Plus, their “Best-Ever” deal comes with a boatload of crap – domestic overages, international roaming fees, hidden device subsidy costs, and on and on. “

And just in case you weren’t sure on how pricing compared between the big four, for a family of four, he published a simple comparison table:

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$100 for four people certainly seems like an incredible deal. Saving $60 vs. the rivals is a huge difference. Are you planning on taking T-Mo up on its offer?

Worth noting, before we get carried away, this is a limited time offer. You’ll only get the plan at this price until 2016.

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  • Mike

    This is a response to the AT&T 4 Lines w/ 2.5 gb of data each line & unlimited talk & text for $160

    • domenick

      Tmobile already had 4 lines for 140 3gb each line anyways lol

  • kev2684

    not bad. obviously an answer to AT&T’s $160/mo. offer with those funny commercials on tv.

  • This is not a shared data plan. The offer comprises of 2.5GB per individual line of full speed data. With four lines, 2.5*4=10GB.

    • Cam Bunton

      “A family of four will be able to get 10GB of LTE data (2.5GB each) until 2016..” – Second line in. Title was incorrect, edited it immediately.

  • KijBeta

    This might be more of an answer to the soon to be announced back to school plans for all carriers. Definitely a jab at att, but perfectly timed for back to school sales.

  • Rirruto

    how much extra for the 5th line? Currently playing $150 plus tax for 5 lines and 13GB of LTE

    • Cam Bunton

      For a 5th line, T-Mo charges $10 extra normally.

      • TMOTECH

        Plus the charge if you need more data

    • Charmed79

      I was also wondering that, I noticed it says 4 lines only, so not sure if they will even let you, because I also currently have 5 lines.

  • Luis

    Could I get this plan if I’m a No Credit Check account?

    • Jay J. Blanco

      Yes. This plan I believe is no credit check

  • hanfeedback

    Any plans with less than 4 lines going to catch a break?

    • noc007

      If it doesn’t, I”m just going to add a line just to save money.

      • hanfeedback

        That might be a solution, if I was at 3GB each line for $100 I could add 2 and be very much in the same position, can a phone sim be used in a hotspot for the data portion?

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Nope you have to have a broadband line.

        • hanfeedback

          Kinda figured, well guess Im stuck paying either $80 for 2 lines with 1GB each or $100 if I goto 3GB each line, while not a bad deal, would love to perhaps have that other 4GB to use how I see fit.

  • SB

    1. Increase coverage instead of lowering prices.
    2. Why can’t they just do proper shared data? BIlling system cannot handle it?
    3. Go to the blog. See the fine print. 10 GB per line??????? Someone did not proof read!!!!
    “Offer ends 9/30/14. Pricing for 4 lines only.10GB data per line/month until 1/2/16; then 1GB data per line. Taxes & fees addit’l. Visit t-mobile.com/4for100 for offer and coverage details.”

    • Jay J. Blanco

      So you justify the overage and charging bull crap prices is ok because Verizon and att has better coverage. ???

      Also shared data is bull crap. Completely bull crap. They only have that to make more money and combat congestion in certain markets.

      • How is shared data bull crap? My gf and I are on a shared plan, I use a lot more data than she does so it works out great. We also added my tablet which also doesn’t use nearly as much data. I don’t know the math if we go over our 10GB pool but we’ve never done that so it’s a great plan for us.

        • lordfarquaad

          You’re in a T-Mobile circlejerk forum. Don’t expect anything less.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          1GB= $10

          in some instances it may save pal money but overall it’s designed to crunch every penny you have and limit your data usage. That’s exactly what it does

      • Spanky

        If AT&T and Verizon matched T-Mobile’s pricing, T-Mobile would go out of business very quickly.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Actually it would be the other way around. They have to pay for networks. Plus Verizon is in at least 100 billion dollars in debt.

          AT&T has two businesses to run. So they couldn’t possibly last long.

        • Justin747

          If AT&T and Verizon and ANYBODY else matched prices, we as consumers would all win.

    • TechHog

      They are increasing coverage, fool.

  • Kyjeepbear

    /sarcasm Do you think this could be a response to AT&T 4 Lines w/ 2.5 gb of data each line & unlimited talk & text for $160??

  • Dina Jay

    They say LTE data when all I get is edge while the other 3 providers provide 4G in my area.

    • CRT24

      Then stay with the carrier that works for you…..no carrier has lte everywhere but the point is that if it works for you then it will save you money on the plan itself and possibly more since there are no overages.

      • x646x

        Yeah no, in a country like the US, having 2G coverage sometimes within 100 feet of a large metro area is why Tmobile is still a very distant 4th place. Distant as in AT&T has over double their subscribers.

        Coverage has always been and still is the biggest issue for Tmobile and its still not being addressed accordingly. I like them and I use them but not too many people are going to continue to accept 2G E or no service when they enter their (Metro area) grocery store.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          But yet tmobile is the fastest growing carrier. By 1Q 2015 tmobile will be number 3. In subscriber numbers.

          And All of that is going to be a thing of the past by 2016. Especially after 600mhz auction.

        • TechHog

          They’re actually really close to becoming third. If not for the buyout, they’d overtake Sprint within a year easily.

          Also, it is being addressed accordingly. You just have unreasonable expectations of how much time it takes to improve coverage. They’re making extremely fast progress in their 2G>4G upgrades. If it could have been done faster and for less money that it is now, they’d have done it already.

        • Steven

          Unreasonable expectations? In my area, T-mobile is 13 years old and that is plenty of time to upgrade. Att is the youngest and of course they have 4G along with Sprint, Verizon and US Cellular. The only reason they are finally improving the network is because Deutsch needed the company to perform better before they could sell it. Funny all these fan boys weren’t around before tmo bought metro and was losing a million customers a quarter, oh and added the iphone.

        • TechHog

          So, what you’re basically saying is that it’s already too late and what they do now doesn’t matter because they screwed up in the past. Am I reading this right? If so, I hope you’ve never made any sort of significant mistake in your past. Seriously, what you’re saying is the equivalent of saying that if a kid steals candy from a store, he should be labeled as a shoplifter for the rest of his life. You’re right, this is stuff which should have been done a long time ago. However, they can’t go back in time and change that. They’re working on it now, and they’ll get to your area soon enough. I also love how you’re not including AT&T’s wealth as a factor.

        • Akbar

          He shouldn’t be labeled as a shoplifter but his hand should of been amputated. Stealing candy is a major issue

        • Justin747

          Should HAVE or should’VE

          How on Earth do people not know this?

        • CRT24

          They are upgrading areas that make the most impact for the dollars spent. Everyone thinks their area is most important and how dare they not upgrade my are first! The whole network is being migrated to 4g but it takes money and time……the commitment has been made to have this done by the end of 2015 and it is now under way.

        • CRT24

          This is about the rate plan not the overall coverage. Obviously Att and Verizon have a bigger lte footprint largely because they have unlimited funds but I will say it again……if you have T-mobile knowing they don’t have 4g in your area and knowing that another carrier does then that is your choice and complaining about it just makes you look foolish. But if T-Mobile meets your needs then you can save some money.

  • saucybagels

    t-mobile.com/4for100 gives a 404 error.

  • ac21365

    I think the only thing that would make this more perfect is to have Shirtless Ramsay -actually- throwing things when he finds out how much less he can get the Family deal through T-Mobile for.

  • mingkee

    The major difference of them is
    ATT has “pooled” 10GB for all lines (with overage)
    T-Mobile has 2.5 per line (throttled after that).

    • Jay J. Blanco

      I used 20GB by myself since my billing cycle started on the 19th. My whole family would be mad at me if I was on AT&T lol

      • JJCommonSense

        People act like racking up the GBs is hard to do… I avg about 16 gb per month and thats primarily streaming music in my car 2 and from work… Granted its at the highest soj d quality but thats what truly unlimited is for!

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Exactly I average around that amount too. Especially because LTE data is faster.

        • vrm

          if you are streaming it, it can’t be music. It is 1/10th the resolution of a CD and a CD is at least 1/8th the resolution of original analog sound. And that is not considering WHAT you are listening to, which can be very subjective interpretation.

          To put it in perspective, its like watching a 15×10 dpi video on a 720p screen. What can you possibly even see ?

        • patt

          I think most people downloads torrents.. Seriously how much youtube can you watch on a phone lol.

        • JJCommonSense

          Um… While informative, what I don’t see is the relevance of your response to the topic at hand…. Whatever the perspective or definition, clicking the “high quality” setting in whatever music streaming app i may be using uses more data.. Moving on.. .

        • Goat

          Doesn’t T-Mobile not count music streaming?

        • JJCommonSense

          True.. Depending on the service you’re using… But if you’re on the unlimited 4g plan it doesnt matter anyway. They’ll still show you how much data you’ve consumed.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          It’s only certain applications

        • Goat

          Suggest that they add another exception- problem solved?

        • HothTron

          Stop downloading porn

      • Maximus

        How on earth do you use 20GB of data per month? I can’t even find enough time a month to use that much.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Well I’m a college student lol and I download movies. TV shows. Music.

        • HothTron

          And porn, yeah, we know you do.

        • Trevnerdio

          It’s not that hard. I average 8 or so doing not really anything…downloading 100MB on occasion, but usually just watching a YouTube video here and there and listening to Pandora once in awhile. I don’t do anything extreme.

        • Maximus

          Do you not have access to WiFi?

        • Trevnerdio

          I do, I just choose not to use it sometimes. I usually only do for power saving.

  • Jax

    I think this is fair too because if families decide to subsidize their phones it could work out to anywhere from $120 to $160 (or more) depending on the phones they all get. Yay TMO!

    Also, I hope people realize to use WiFi bc I can use 45gb by myself

    • Ben

      How do you use 45GB a month using a phone? What are you watching/downloading?

      • Jax

        Netflix and YouTube. Plus I’m always online reading something. I only have 3gb tether and that’s the only thing I use for WiFi. Yeah I’m a mess..

      • Paul

        Streaming audio, video, surfing, downloading files on the fly.
        You’d be surprised at how much data you could use when you treat your phone more like a computer.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      I use 50GB last month

  • monkeybutts

    I have unlimited on my line and 1 GB on 4 others do I get anything special?

    • ChristianMcC

      They may allow this change for your 4 lines, but this won’t change your unlimited.

  • I’d like to see TMUS to be even more un-carrier by making this permanent. It’s so carrier to offer good deals with a due date, which becomes a not so good deal afterwards.

    • dtam

      you get an extra free 1.5 gb a month for 18 months, that’s not too shabby and more than likely the caps will change by then anwyays

  • lordfarquaad

    Do you have to toggle airplane mode every 20 minutes on this plan?

    • HothTron

      I’m not getting the joke

      • Justin747

        T-Mobile has an issue with LTE lately where you have decent to full signal, but the data connection won’t work unless you toggle airplane mode.

        My issue with this wasn’t frequent, but it did happen and it was annoying. I haven’t had this issue in a few days.

  • Jeremiah McCurry

    A bargaining tool for the merger. “Dear government, we’ll make this deal permanent if you let us merge.”

  • Spanky

    But will they blow AT&T’s coverage “completely” out of the water?

  • So this is basically just an upgrade to the baseline data cap, for a limited time. TMo’s 4-line Simple Choice Plan is $50+30+10+10, which gives each line 1GB (after they doubled the maxes), while this limited time offer gives each line 2.5GB instead of the 1GB.

  • randian

    A reasonable deal, though the fact that it’s 2.5GB per line and not 10GB per account makes it not so good if there’s a large gap in data usage between lines.

  • Dark enV

    What if you want 2-3 or 5 lines of service? Will they treat like their 1GB plan family plan? Only big differences between this and AT&T’s plan is with AT&T it’s pooled 10GB but also you can have anywhere between 2-10 lines on the plan.

    • ChristianMcC

      It’s $10 per line, the base price for this plan being $80 for 2 lines, thus you choose the price.

  • Maximus

    A true un-carrier would make this plan free…

    • philyew

      Lol!

    • robert

      Lol right? That IS the “un”-carrier move right there

    • johnny_x

      wow

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    19 GB so far with 10 days to go on the billing cycle but I have only used 84 minutes in my defense.

    • steveb944

      That’s really bad defense, you’re just hogging the network.

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        I pay for hogging it Steve. I would pay even more.

        • steveb944

          Ok good, as long as you’re not on some legacy or classic plan. GB on.

  • philyew

    The footnote under the table in Legere’s original blog post still says:

    “Offer ends 9/30/14. Pricing for 4 lines only.10GB data per line/month until 1/2/16; then 1GB data per line. Taxes & fees addit’l. Visit t-mobile{dot}com for offer and coverage details.”

    That’s “10GB data per line/month”, which must be a typo, but will doubtless result in some debate/dissatisfaction/disappointment/disillusion.

    It’s amazing how many times over the years TM have managed to screw up this type of announcement. Doesn’t anyone proof-read anymore?

  • Mystery Man

    Can existing customers sign up ? Can I sign up 4 of my lines and keep my 5th line with unlimited data?

    • johnny_x

      Yes, but normal data tier pricing applies. For example, if you have 4 lines but one of them wishes to have unlimited data, the base MRC before taxes, devices, and other features becomes $130.

  • purgatory71

    I have T-Mobile and live in the Socal – LA area and coverage is spotty to say the least. When is works it is great – but when you have no service it sucks. Palm Desert – no service all weekend, San Manual Amp theater camping all weekend no service, spotty on the 15 heading to Vegas, Blacks Beach San Diego no service, so when you really need your phone sometimes cheap packages don’t always work. And they need to add Soundcloud to the unlimited data free music. Ok my two cents – all carriers have their problem areas but I think T-Mobile leads the pack.

    • Melissa Cardenas

      i also live in LA ela 90022 im sure u know were that is .. tmobile like u said when it works it works . But most of the time its signal is messed up full bars lte standing outside but cant even load fb or an app . Go inside stores no service. i miss there plans so much im starting to hate at&t im paying 130+ for 1 phone and no unlimited data ridiculous! But then again att works much better .,i was scared to get em cuz they have a bad rep but suprisingly it works better than tmobile all over LA , lte always works and get signal deep in buildings.

      • Justin747

        I drive around LA for work. What areas and buildings are you in where T-Mobile drops down to no signal?

        There are very few places where I have this issue. And if I do run into this issue, it’s a CELLULAR issue and not just a TMO issue. If i’m in a building and my TMO phone has edge, it’s also likely that my Verizon work phone is on fringe 3g or 1x.

        • Melissa Cardenas

          The clinic on feterly i been working here part time tmobile DEAD zone tried galaxsy s5,iphone 5s nAda if they would upgrade there crappy wifi i would of kept them for i could of use wifi calling. Tmobile get nada inside i was there 5 hours a day without being able to call or send a text come visit me bring your tmobile phone and see how it dont work , att gets 2 bars 4G i dnt get Lte but those 2 bars 4G work to call , send text and use data. Tmobile was ok outside but it would pisse me off i had to turn on n off airplane mode just to use data even tho i had full bars lte nothing came tru pretty darn frustrating.Now att that never happens it always works.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Don’t worry by next summer when tmobile launches it’s 700mhz network. Tmobile will no longer have these issues in California. Tmobile service will match and beat Verizon and AT&T.

        • Melissa Cardenas

          if that does happen i will deff dump att n go back to tmobile if they keep the same plans they have now. att is messing me up fiancially lol only reason i dnt go anywere else its cuz signal is good real good .

        • Jay J. Blanco

          It’s not a if… its going to happen

        • Ashton3002

          Look at the 700mhz and then get back to me..it very limited and when i say very i mean very.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Ive looked and researched.. obviously you havent. att and Verizon owns most of it. But it’s still some small companies that owns 700mhz… ex.. U.S. Cellular

        • johnny_x

          Well then you didn’t research how frequencies, in regards to wireless transmission, work to carry signals. If you had, then you’d understand that when people talk about a certain frequency (e.g. the much deliberated 700 MHz), they’re not describing one frequency channel that every carrier uses. This particular frequency is split up into 5 “blocks”, each containing signal licenses, or bands, for network operation; each block has their own set of frequencies ranging from 698-793 MHz .

          And it’s limited because of license and spectrum auctioning, among other things.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Don’t you think I know that. Tmobile purchased Block A. just like 1900mhz. 850mhz and every other frequencies.

          That doesn’t mean tmobile can’t buy any of the sepctrum. And launch a more reliable network with the spectrum.

        • johnny_x

          o….kay?

      • Ordeith

        You should maybe look into Cricket. AT&Ts network at T-Mobile prices. Its not a bad deal.

        • Melissa Cardenas

          thnks ill do that

    • Justin747

      I live in SoCal. I have a Verizon work phone and a T-Mobile personal phone.

      It’s VERY well known that T-Mobile is primarily a carrier for MAJOR METROPOLITAN areas.

      Palm Desert is about 120 miles away from San Diego, and 130 miles away from LA. If you frequent these areas, TMO is NOT for you right now.

      But in LA, I’m calling BS on T-Mobile being spotty. I drive around most of LA for work. Very few weak spots. Meanwhile, the mighty might infallible Verizon is spotty in the entire area between the 10, the 405, the 105 and the ocean

      As far as leading the pack with problems, Sprint is about to announce that they lost almost 900,000 subscribers in Q2. I’m gonna go out on limb and say they have the most problems right now.

      • Ordeith

        T-Mobile has been very spotty for me in the LA Area.

        • Justin747

          Gotta be more specific than that.

        • Ordeith

          throw a dart.

        • Justin747

          Throw A Dart, California?

          Never heard of it…

        • Erm1001

          It is more than adequate for me in LA, Orange County, and San Diego. Verizon signal is keeping dropping inside my house. The other day one of my worker want to do a speedtest me with using verizon from my cubible. He got 3 bar LTE, I got one bar of LTE his speed 5 MBit my is 12Mbit. He went away with mumbling something that I won’t allow to post here

        • Ordeith

          At least your friend can stream Pandora through Oceanside and Carlsbad. He likely would be able to make a phone call from the beach in La Jolla as well. So he is probably winning overall. :)

    • Jay J. Blanco

      Don’t worry by next summer when tmobile launches it’s 700mhz network. Tmobile will no longer have these issues in California. Tmobile service will match and beat Verizon and AT&T. So just hang in there. It’s coming

      • Ordeith

        I can’t count the number of years I have been hearing that empty promise. Eventually you just move on.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          This is not a empty promise. Google “tmobile purchase 700mhz spectrum from Verizon” they are buying low band spectrum so they can have Better indoor coverage. Tmobile now owns 700mhz spectrum that covers majority of California and some other metro areas around the country.

        • Ordeith

          “Coverage will improve” is the empty promise.
          It was wait for spectrum, wait for towers, wait for HSPA that will fix it, your area just needs refarming, wait for LTE.. well no, no, no, no and no. T-Mobile has improved from awful to terrible to just bad, but the other carriers have been improving faster and my expectations for using a smart phone just keep getting that much harder to meet.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          It’s not a empty promise because tmobile is looking into buying more low band spectrum that pentrates and travel farther. Coverage is awesome where I live so no complaints for me.

          The reason why tmobile 4G network is less reliable because of the high bands. They are good for speed not pent ration or coverage period.

        • Ordeith

          T-Mobile has earned themselves a more “I’ll believe it when I see it” response from me. I have learned not to trust them until after they actually deliver.

        • Jay J. Blanco
        • Justin747

          Not trying to debate, but I’m seriously curious where you have trouble in LA. I’ve been driving around LA all morning. I’m currently in Century City getting about 35-40 mbps in a fairly large building.

          I’ve seen really good improvements in the LA area since I moved here. I was always getting 15+ mobs but now I’m seeing 30s and up. Peak at about 60 mbps.

          The “don’t believe them til they deliver” carrier for me has always been Sprint. Literally YEARS of unfulfilled promises nationwide. Their Q2 results back up what I’m saying.

        • Ordeith

          My big trouble spots are the 91 corridor, the I-15 north of Redlands (not really the LA “Area” but still), and seemingly anywhere there is “coverage” but a sufficient number of people to what I can only assume is overwhelming the service.
          Places like Universal City, The Grove in Hollywood, Disneyland in Anaheim, all show that they have coverage but nothing ever works. Data doesn’t get through, calls get dropped, it’s been this way for years. There’s more to coverage than just getting a signal, if the tower is so overwhelmed that it can’t provide service you may as well not have coverage in the first place.

        • Justin747

          REDLANDS?!?!

          Cmon man… That’s 80 (EIGHTY!!) Miles away from LA proper. T-Mobile is a metropolitan carrier. No way the Redlands is gonna be considered a major metro area. If you frequent this area, you shouldn’t be using T-Mobile. You have to know this by now. Don’t even waste time complaining. Just get somebody who works in this area. I can’t defend T-mobile in this area.

          I also agree with you on Disneyland, but most of that issue is just crowds. This goes back to my other point earlier, this is a CELLULAR issue and not just a T-Mobile only issue.

          But as far as The Grove and Universal City goes, I have zero issues there. I go in those areas almost daily. The Grove isn’t really Hollywood. That’s more Miracle Mile/Central City. Sure it’s only 5 miles from Hollywood, but in LA that can be a 20 minutes drive.

          To me, what it’s sounds like is you live in the Redlands and you occasionally dip into the city on special occasions. If you are coming into LA on a weekend/holiday and going to a major tourist attraction, there will be crowds and almost every carrier will have congestion issues. This isn’t just a T-Mobile issue.

        • Ordeith

          I have never had an issue since switching to AIO.
          and no, I don’t live in Redlands.
          I also go to lunch at the Farmers Market pretty regularly. When on T-Mobile I have never once had acceptable service while there.

        • Justin747

          Wait… So you already switched? You already won then. T-Mobile didn’t work so you got somebody who does. Why even come here and complain?

          Also, how do you know your criticism is even accurate if you don’t use t-mobile currently? How can you speak on any network improvement without first hand experience?

          What you are doing right now is the equivalent of complaining when your ex makes an improvement after you broke up even though you got with somebody better for you.

          Again, I’m not trying to attack you, I’m just saying some of your criticism doesn’t make sense here.

        • Ordeith

          To think I am not continuously exposed to T-Mobile is rather naïve on your part. Not continuing to assess the competition in case the “best value” changes in the future would be stupidity on mine.

        • Justin747

          To not specify is rather vague on your part. With little information, all I can really do is assume. With information you provided, I disagree with the claims.

          All I’m saying is your complaints are the first I have heard in the areas you claim. I frequent those areas almost daily. I’m actually headed near The Grove in about an hour.

          I’ll admit that I don’t have much experience with AT&T/Cricket/AIO but I can tell you of problem areas with Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The areas in LA proper you have issues with are not common from my experience and the people who I associate with.

          Also when you say OTHER carriers have made improvements, have you used Sprint or Verizon in SoCal?

        • Ordeith

          That are common from my experience and the experience of the people I associate with.
          I have been exposed to Verizon, which honestly is pretty good, but I don’t really count Sprint as a carrier much anymore. They have so oversubscribed their network their service is almost universally bad. T-Mobile at least has a few bright spots where the network isn’t too congested and coverage is available. Sprint seems to have none.

        • notyourbusiness

          Don’t feed the troll.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Since you don’t believe me do your research. Google “tmobile 700mhz purchase from Verizon”

          It’s also on the tmobile website about what they plan to do with the new low band spectrum

    • PiCASSiMO

      Ditto for SoundCloud

  • Ordeith

    Interesting plan. Shame about the coverage. Hopefully a carrier with better coverage feels some pressure to respond. :)

  • blokeinusa

    The related article says you can save $1440 over two years, but the offer is only good for 16 months at best!

    It doesn’t take a genius, right? That’s $60 in your wallet every month
    for a family of four —or $1,440 over two years. What would your family
    or small business do with those savings?

    So in actuality your only saving about $960. May still be worth it though in the long run.

    • Jermaine Coakley Sr.

      @blokeinusa:disqus I was about to say the same thing! Someone’s math is WAY OFF!

  • VernonDozier

    I tried it, and well, Magenta John isn’t the same since AT&T bought Cricket.

    If you own a phone, the Cricket Family Plan is a better option. If you choose it,you get great AT&T coverage. Also, previous AT&T phones will accept Cricket SIM without needing to be unlocked.

    When I had T-Mobile, the coverage is real patchy at my home. YMMV.

    • Ordeith

      In fairness the Cricket family plan for 2.5GB each line for 4 lines is priced at $140.
      T-Mobile adds taxes and fees on top of the $100, making it closer to $130 out of pocket. Cricket’s price includes all taxes and fees. Still, T-Mobile comes out a bit cheaper here if you are willing to live with the coverage issues.

      • VernonDozier

        We only needed two phones. So we get 10GB of LTE data and get service that works.

        Also, i noticed that AT&T has call forwarding features in the menu which T-Mobile disabled.

        Still, it’s worth evaluating both services.

        • rhondee

          T mobile allows call forwarding! If you need help just call 611

      • Chad Vincent

        $30?

        I pay $12.45 in taxes and fees on a $102 bill. Either your state has high taxes, or you were misinformed somewhere…

        • Ordeith

          The state has high taxes, and some of those fees are per line – not percentage. Read the fine print sometime.

        • Chad Vincent

          I did. Per-line charges on my bill are about $2 / line. Everything else is percentage.

        • Ordeith

          and is your $102 bill for 4 lines?

        • Chad Vincent

          2 lines, so add $4, making it $16.45, still not near $30.

        • Ordeith

          Where I am it would be about $10 in plan taxes, and about $5 per line in federal and state fees.

  • 21stNow

    Clarification on Legere’s quote, the Mobile Share Value plans don’t contain hidden subsidies at the advertised price of $160 for a family of four because that requires either BYOD or Next purchases like T-Mobile’s plans do.

    • johnny_x

      You can still sign a contract to receive a subsidy with their mobile share value plans, it just won’t return a small monthly discount for line access to the plan.

      • 21stNow

        I know, which is why I specifically referred to the advertised price of $160. If four lines get subsidized devices on that same plan, the monthly cost is $260.

        • johnny_x

          Just adding to your original statement for clarification.

  • Steve Brea

    Can existing customers sign up for this? I have 4 lines all with the extra 3 GB. I will save $40 if I switch to this

    • anonTmo

      yes you will be able to.

      • kekel1123

        I have 3 lines and one mobile internet line. the rep on tmo chat says i do not qualify . You got to have 4 voice lines.Hopefully pretty soon , they will add internet data line as well. I do not want to add another line for now (because i do not need one right now) just to qualify.

        • johnny_x

          Add a fourth as a “backup” option if it’ll save you the cash dough.

        • kekel1123

          That was I am thinking right now. I will get another sim for bring your own device, then after the promotional period ends i will cancel it . do you think I can do that?

    • LakeFish

      My Advantage rep said yes, just call 611 on 7/30. And the Advantage discount applies.

      • Steve Brea

        Thank you

  • Cindy

    I live in Dallas and T-Mobile has excellent coverage all around the metroplex, and you can’t beat these prices :)

    • VernonDozier

      Yes. T-Mobile’s network is much better in Texas; and this is likely because people in Texas grew tired of AT&T’s extra fees on the bills; and poor customer service, making it difficult to negotiate tower locations. Back in the 2010 timeframe, T-Mobile’s Texas network was the only network which AT&T was originally going to purchase.

      If the original acquisition would have gone through, T-Mobile wanted to re-build the network in Texas. However, AT&T decided to make an offer to buy the entire company instead. As a result, T-Mobile made available all its tower locations in Texas to AT&T (Crown Castle Deal), and also negotiated airwave swaps.

      • In Texas large metropolitan areas, yes, but not everywhere in Texas. One is lucky to get 3G along the busy I35 and I10 corridors, 2G, if any, is more likely. Lucky me I don’t travel often.

  • Alex Pilaia

    what if you only have 2 lines on your plan? Can we get the 2 lines with 1/2 the data and 1/2 the price???

  • PiCASSiMO

    How about for 2-family lines? Can you give me a break on that with 2.5GB each of data for $50?

    • That’s what I was thinking.

    • johnny_x

      It’s mind bottling to me, really, that more people don’t add their friends to the same plan and split the cost. I do this – It takes an extra 5-10 minutes to calculate individual costs but it saves evryone, on average, about $40 a month. We all know math is hard, but I’ll take $480 a year for an hour of work any day.

      • Jesse James

        mixing financial responsibility and friends is ALWAYS a GREAT idea! (sarcasm)

  • Brendan

    What if you have 5 lines? Can you add another line for $10/month?

    • Macano

      No.

    • yiyi

      It would probably better to get an extra $30/100min/5GB plan

    • Tmo1082

      You can have a total of 5 lines the 5th line will cost $10 and include the same features as the other 4 lines.

      • Brendan

        Right now it is $110 for 5 lines, and with the new plan it would be $110 for 5 lines.

        So basically the same price except the data will go up from 1 gb to 2.5 gb for each line.

        • Tmo1082

          Yes, until the start of 2016 and then it will go back to 1GB of high speed data per line unless you add more.

        • Brendan

          My guess is that they will probably have something better by the time 2016 rolls around. Sales rep is calling me back on 7-31 to switch to the new plan.

      • The Man

        Is this true? I have 5 lines and this would be great! Have you spoken to a rep? Thanks in advance.

        • Brendan

          Yep, I called them and he confirmed. He’s giving me a call back on the 31st to switch over to the new plan.

    • johnny_x

      Yes

  • tekmonkey

    Will (3) line plans have new pricing also?

    • Macano

      No

      • tekmonkey

        So it would be cheaper to add a line and not use the 4th line.

        • Marc

          I will probably add two lines and it will be cheaper for me. Also, you can just pop one of the unused SIM’s into an LTE tablet and you are good to go… :)

    • kekel1123

      I do have 3 lines as well. plus one mobile internet line. the rep told me you need to have 4 voice lines to qualify. I do not want to add one more line for now for i do not need to….

  • Vladmir4

    Staying in Shelby, OH for now. NO TMO CONNECTION AT ALL! What $100 you are talking about if I can’t use my phone at all?! Forced to use Wi-FiCalling via Verizon LTE modem (!?). That really sucks.

    • Macano

      Relax your tits troll, if TMO doesn’t work for you, it does not mean it sucks just stay with Verizon and stop your whining

      • johnny_x

        ha!

    • PiCASSiMO

      If you were of a major Highway, I would have sympathy for you, but Shelby, OH with a population of less than 10,000 people is in the middle of no where.

      • Ordeith

        Oddly enough Mendota, CA is also in the middle of nowhere – but it has the best 4G and LTE T-Mobile coverage I have ever experienced anywhere.
        It’s too bad the coverage all but disappears just before getting to the I-5. It was just a weird experience. 4G LTE for a bunch of lightly populated farmland, and nothing on I-5 where there are people that could actually use it.

        • jp

          CA is slightly better off due to tmo having the 700mhz band out there i believe. everywhere else they only have high frequency which means to get the same coverage as the other companies would require many more towers in a given area. TMO can’t afford it yet though

        • Chad Vincent

          700MHz isn’t getting turned on until 4Q, and even if it was on now, almost no phones support Band 12 yet.

      • TheVorlon

        …”population of less than 10,000 people.”

        And rapidly declining it seems.

  • Joe

    Awesome deal.

  • vlv723

    I like the plan. It would save us some money in our currently family plan. However, the deal breaker is the 10GB being 2.5GB each line and not shared all around. My brother, his wife, and his in-laws are not data savvy smartphone users.

    • johnny_x

      You can add unlimited data to one line and it’s still $30 cheaper than the competition.

  • Jared

    Now if only we could get a reasonable amount of domestic roaming…something entirely up to T-Mobile yet they blame it on other carriers when I call to ask about it. I get unlimited data in Afghanistan but I can’t send an e-mail in Michigan.

    • GinaDee

      That’s the irony.

      T-Mobile’s CEO would rather heckle the carriers that spend the money to build out nationwide high speed networks because it works with the inner city crowd kids.

      He’s not stupid. He used to be a part of the AT&T conglomerate that he tries to villanize on social media. He knows good and well that his company has poor data performance outside the cities but his marketing style works so he’ll keep doing it.

      T-Mobile is great… until you need to use your phone’s data connection on a road trip or step inside a large building. That one time is enough to sour the mood for anyone.

      It’s getting a little better in spots but it can’t come soon enough. Even where they move from 2G to LTE the speeds are still slow.

      • xmiro

        child please, Verizon’s margins are over 50% they aren’t bleeding red ink because their network is large

      • CB

        AT&T employee

        • Spanky

          Again…anyone who’s not fellating T-Mobile is an AT&T employee? You must be John Legere, then!

        • CRT24

          If you read Gina Dee’s post they are nearly always critical of T-mobile……doesn’t indicate she is an employee of any certain carrier but her opinions certainly appear to be agenda driven.

        • Spanky

          You’re correct on that. However, there are already plenty of people on here who spin everything T-Mobile-related in a positive light (i.e., oh, you are still on EDGE? Give them time, you’ll get LTE eventually), so I find the criticism refreshing.

        • CRT24

          Everyone including T-Mobile knows about the shortcomings if the network and that is being aggressively adressed. However those like Gina Dee who bring up the network in response to every bit a good news that is reported are not going to have much to say when the LTE footprint is updated, and the fact that all they can do is bash T-mobile about the network and ignore all of the positive things that are happening indicates they have an agenda.

      • UMA_Fan

        You realize they need low band spectrum to build out there right?

        Yeah, when you’re out in the middle of nowhere Verizon might cover you with LTE but do you think it’s because Verizon has built towers upon towers surrounding you? No that would be foolish. It’s because they have low band spectrum and tower that’s giving you service is actually many miles away.

        T-Mobile WOULD need to build tower upon tower to cover the areas you’re talking about (due to their higher band spectrum) which is just not feasible and even verizon and at&t DON’T do that because there’s not a high enough population out there to justify it. I expect California to be solid one day since pretty much that entire state is covered with the 700mhz band they got from Verizon but for the most part T-Mobile needs a lot more low band spectrum.

    • Medion

      Domestic roaming rates are atrocious. T-Mobile can afford the international roaming because the EU limits how much can be charged for roaming, and because so few customers travel overseas anyway .

      So T-Mobile is correct, it is somewhat out of their hands.

    • philyew

      TM can do reciprocal deals with overseas carriers to optimize the value for their international customers, but a domestic roaming deal has no benefit for AT&T and so the latter were able to impose very unfavorable terms when the last 3G-roaming deal was done. There are still around four years to run on that deal and AT&T have absolutely no incentives to do TM any favors now.

      Of all the concessions that TM got from AT&T as part of the break-up deal for the failed takeover, this was the least important to the future of the company. The money and the spectrum helped TM survive.

    • HothTron

      Why would you wanna be in michigan anyway?

  • Dark enV

    I have 5 lines and all of us started with unlimited everything, will it be possible for 2 people on my plan to switch to this pricing? To me it’d be the same as if they switched to the 1GB plan. I only ask because they were about to switch to the 3GB plan and this would be $10 cheaper than that and only half a GB less on data.

    • Marc

      I am thinking about moving my two lines as well. Right now I have 3GB and my wife has only 1GB. But since they don’t charge you for streaming music anymore the billed data usage went down for both of us as well, even though 1GB for my wife isn’t a whole lot. I am basically thinking of her and giving her more data while end up paying the same. And if I have my family comes over to visit they can just pop in a TMO SIM and are good to go.

  • The Man

    How would this work if you have 5 lines?

    • Marc

      Doesn’t. If you need five lines you have to look into the regular pricing.

    • waldo143

      It allows for five lines.. Just like a regular family plan you can add the 5th for $10 more and it gets 2.5GB also.. But the base plan is 4 for $100 so if you drop below 4 lines after you get it it will still be $100 base unless you switch back to the standard Family Plan.

      • The Man

        Okay thanks! Where did you hear this though? Did a rep tell you? Just curious

    • rhondee

      You can get it with 5 lines also it will just be an additional $10.00 per month. You can also add larger web buckets to other lines as needed at the original prices.
      To have the plan though you must have at least 4 voice lines.
      I’m a CSR an had the training today.

      • The Man

        Okay, I see. Thanks!

  • GinaDee

    Legere will keep attracting the price conscious that’s for sure!

    Simultaneously he is killing margins for his own company and causing profit losses for those who try to emulate his prices. Employees will feel it with lower wages and less perks. Customers will feel it with poorer customer service.

    He doesn’t care. He’s in a “I’m going to sale the company,” mode. I think his strategy is to lose money now and hopefully it’ll pay off in the long run.

    AT&T’s plan was a killer deal and was wildly popular but as was previously shown in their financials their revenue took a major hit. T-Mobile needs to be careful otherwise they’ll have no money for LTE expansion.

    • xmiro

      TMUS has 30-35% margins, ATT and VZ are 45-50%+

      T-mobile isn’t losing money any more than Amazon is. It’s spending it mostly on capex, you know upgrading the network so people don’t bitch about shoddy coverage, that takes money

    • Jesse James

      T-Mobile has been attracting the price conscious way before Legere was ceo.

      Welcome to T-mobile!

      • John

        Yes but now the perks and network keep getting better and the prices aren’t going up. Plus the competition has been forced to follow suit to some degree so it’s a win win situation in my view.

    • CRT24

      Has T-mobile ever done anything that YOU thought was a good thing? Before Legere arrived, T-mobile was bleeding customers but was profitable and now they are gaining customers and losing money largely because of the massive investment in the network as well as programs to attract customers. Anyone knows you cant charge the same or more for less network coverage so T-mobile does the smart thing and offers other perks to make up for the lack of network coverage and charges a lower price to boot. Then when the network is updated, which is ongoing and supposed to be nearly complete by then end of 2015, then all those subscriber adds will be giving that return T-mobile is expecting…..kida how investment works isn’t it??

    • CB

      I think GD is a AT&T employee

  • loui

    if you already have 4 lines with 1gig of data on the new simple choice plan will you automatically get 2.5 gigs or do you have to sign up for it?

    • mike

      yes!

      • Loui

        Yes it’s automatically on or yes you have to sign up?

        • Praveen

          You don’t have to sign up. It will automatically update. I just spoke csr

        • Yardie D

          And I was told otherwise by CSR earlier today, so what is it?

        • waldo143

          Its a separate plan code that has a minimum of 4 lines so you will need to switch to it. If a CSR told you otherwise they did not read the training on it and is making bad assumptions.

        • rhondee

          I’m a CSR you have to call and request the plan, it is NOT automatic!

  • MuthaFuckinStephen

    Omg I think I will update my plan now. I’m still on the Even More Plan. It’s still cheaper than Simple choice. I just don’t get unlimited streaming.

  • Jesse James

    “unlimited from all the top music streaming services” <~ T-mobile should be sued for false advertising. Spotify is clearly the top service as far as subscribers and it counts against your data.

    • HelloGello

      You should call T-Mobile and figure that out. Spotify is advertised as to not count against your data allotment given that it is a part of Music Freedom.

      • Jesse James

        since when? as of like 2 (or maybe 3) weeks ago the rep told me it wasn’t included.

        • John

          The Rep told you wrong. Spotify is included.

          http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/free-music-streaming.html

          from their website:
          How does Music Freedom work?

          It couldn’t be easier! You don’t
          have to do anything to get the Music Freedom offer as a Simple Choice customer. Stream as much music as you want on your smartphone from top streaming services, including Pandora, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify and Milk Music – and it won’t count towards your 4G LTE data plan. Music Freedom is included in your Simple Choice
          rate plan at no extra charge.

        • epsiblivion

          http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/free-music-streaming.html

          at the bottom, expand “what is music freedom” and it lists spotify. I used it myself and didn’t see data usage increase

        • Manny

          Since they started, it was one of the big services they included that didn’t use up data.

          Although I did read an article a few weeks ago about people being charged for the data usage. It looked like a bug or glitch in the network when they switched networks from and to LTE or something. I can’t recall but I do recall all it took was a phone call to customer service and boom, adjusted!

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        It counts on mine as well but I have the unlimited plan so it doesn’t bother me but if I had the 1 GB or 2.5 GB I would definitely call them.

    • Ordeith

      T-Mobile should be sued for net neutrality violations for even conceiving of the concept of unleveling the playing field for music services. Shame on them.

      • Billz

        Net neutrality isn’t a law in the US, so there is no violation. Furthermore, it would only be considered a violation if the free music streaming came at the sacrifice of slower data speeds elsewhere (youtube, Netflix), but it does not. Also, perhaps if T-Mobile were making these music companies pay for the “music freedom” of its customers, there could be an argument, but T-Mobile is firing the bill…..so where is the net neutrality violation?

      • UMA_Fan

        It’s not a net neutrality issue because the companies aren’t paying T-Mobile to ‘whitelist’ them. T-Mobile is making an exemption for all music to count as data and they’ve promised to cover all services eventually. They still offer unlimited data if you need it where all data is treated equally.

        It’s no different than the days calls during nights and weekends were unlimited and didn’t count towards your minutes usage.

        • Ordeith

          There are numerous articles on why this is a net neutrality issue no matter how much the T-Mobile fans would like to spin it. There are some good ones on ars technica if you need help on where to look.
          Regardless, if T-Mobile were serious about being fair they could have just raised their throttled rate to something that would have allowed music streaming without favoring services like they are doing. But they didn’t do that, they still want to control for some reason.

        • UMA_Fan

          But that’s essentially what they did. Exempt music from throttling. The data plans were always ‘unlimited’ use at every tier

        • Ordeith

          No it isn’t. Stop being thick.

    • Michael

      Spotify is included in Music freedom, click on this link and go down to the bottom, and click on “How does music freedom work?” http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/free-music-streaming.html?icid=WMM_TM_BRRCD_CX2CE18VXT361 also, where did you find out that Spotify counts against your data?

  • YABD

    Sounds good, but what about coverage area? once you get out the metro area you are done, no data, no voice calls. I struggle everyday in rural areas with tmobile. What tmobile have to do is install a tower next to every verizon tower and let’s talk about data and all that thing. verizon only cost 20 dollars extra than tmobile. Please don’t respond me with “well, jump to verizon” I am sick of those comments. Let’s ask tmobile to improve the coverage.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      What tmobile needs is low band spectrum. It travels farther then 1.7ghz and 2.1ghz. thats why coverage struggles in rural areas

      Hey if tmobile had 20 to on 45 billion to tackle that issue. Im mm sure they would right now we just have to wait

    • no2apple

      I think t-mobile is not for rural people..

      • Ordeith

        T-Mobile: Filling the metro area agoraphobic niche since always.

    • Stefan Naumowicz

      Then don’t use them. Problem solved

    • Manny

      The problem is you are asking a company that is in the process of growth to grow faster. This is the equivalent of blaming any company in any industry for not being as nice and shiny as it’s competitors. T-Mobile doesn’t have the customer base and influx of cash to drop on such a large venture. (Atleast from what I’ve read and can infer.) What it can do is try to be competitive. It doesn’t pay as far as competition and uniqueness to do what everybody else does and thankfully T-Mobile gets that. They may not be perfect but they don’t follow the crowd. I won’t tell you to jump to Verizon but I will ask you to stop telling T-Mobile to be more like Verizon, because if you like Verizon so much… you should marry her and stop making other girls feel insignificant… wait wrong line of thought. You get it, right? T-Mobile simply is doing something to be good at something instead of mediocre at everything. Something other companies fail to address, example… Sprint. Not much of anything. I don’t see Spring winning awards for high end phones, low prices, great coverage, customer satisfaction, and such. I do see ATT and Verizon winning at network footaces… and then I see T-Mobile sacrificing a bit at the 100 meter dash with a goal to have a comeback victory in the longer relay race.

  • mingkee

    How about my situation?
    I have 4+1 and I want my number keep unlimited and the rest are 2.5 per line except MBB.

    • chris

      Great question. I’d love to sign up my four family members under this plan and keep/add my fifth line which has unlimited data.

      • mingkee

        Current setup is
        Unlimited+1+1+1+3 (MBB), and unlimited also has 3GB for share, so actually I have 6GB available for tether.

    • Dan Cook

      Just talked to a rep. The 5th line is $10 more. I am sure you can pay maybe $20 for or so for a total of $30 for that 5th line with alot of data…maybe not unlimited, but they don’t charge for overages, they just slow the data until the end of the month.

  • no2apple

    I already have 4 lines legacy which I pay $90.. Legacy plan.. Unlimited on all 4 lines..

    • tekmonkey

      When did Tmo ever have unlimited everything for $22.50 a phone?

  • Raiterio Patterson

    T-Mobile is going after the jugular! If this isn’t a reason to switch I don’t what is!

  • steveb944

    So essentially I’ll be getting an increase from our 1GB up to 2.5GB for the same price. Sweet.

    • chris

      I think you have to upgrade to the plan, not automatically just so you know.

  • JBrowne1012

    Great for them that is really good pricing

  • Stefan Naumowicz

    And ARPU goes even lower

  • Mike

    It sounds like a great deal, however, look again. 1) TMO has crappy LTE in the Philadelphia suburbs. Most of the time I’m on the edge system. 2). Since most of us live and work in WI FI just how much of that data will you really be using. 3). Do we need all of this unlimited mins? I live and work in wifi zones and TMO is pushing GMA calling as a benefit. heck it doesn’t cost them a penny. Look at just how many minutes you’re actually using in call time vs calls over wifi. You might be surprised. Now that music is free do we really need all that data? Legere is smart like a fox pushing unlimited, all you can eat services knowing that most people are in wifi most of the time. Wifi costs TMO nothing. So if I’m out and about and can’t get Data on the LTE network will I get a credit of data use that does across as EDGE or will the data not on the LTE network not counts against the 10 GB limit? Remember the offer is for 10GB on the LTE network- not 10 GB on EDGE!

    Legere should announce that data not on LTE network is free. That would be remarkable since LTE in so inconsistent in so many areas.

    • JTrip

      I do work all around Philly get fast LTE speeds and haven’t dropped coverage.

      • Mike

        I live in Exton and work in Devon and have really crappy service. I’m told by TMO has excellent LTE coverage in my area but when looking on detailed coverage map and view the data speed test results it’s clear theses areas totally lack LTE coverage. Good on EDGE but super slow…I was in Hunting Park area of Philadelphia today and did have good voice and GREALY data service. The City may have great coverage but suburbs of Philadelphia have inconsistent cover that seems to have gotten worse since late April/late May. Phone says LTE but download speed would suggest Its more like EDGE speeds or slower. Related to the deployment of LTE ??? Is it Iphone related??? NEtwork issue???

        • Daniel Marchand

          Is it a T-Mobile branded device? It may lack the AWS bands if not which would take a chunk out of 3g/4g coverage and explain why your on EDGE in excellent 4G coverage areas. If it is branded check settings or have T-Mobile look at it, something isn’t right.

    • mazdajdavis

      It is absolutely false that WiFi calling cost Tmobile nothing. You obviously have very little knowledge or just common sense. Over the air or through a WiFi data network the call still goes through Tmobiles network. Dont pass false information, how do you think your Tmobile phone connects and makes a call, magic? No Tmobile has systems in place that route calls through the WiFi data network to their call network that uses bandwidth and very much does cost them money. Just think for a second about what your saying. Im sure if your honest you’ll realize your very incorrect.

  • noc007

    As part of my commute I drive by a T-Mo owned store. They already had the sign out for this today. I didn’t bother going in to see if they could change my account. I’ll probably wait till Wed for the site to be updated.

  • bucdenny

    Sprint has a new Family plan shared 20GB of data for $160 for 4 lines. The 4GB Framily for 4 lines is not a good comparison.

    • maximus1901

      Has sprint made available that plan?

      • bucdenny

        http://imgur(dot)com/zdphFMW
        Screenshot from Sprint website. They have 1GB to 60GB shared plans. Mobile Hot spot included with share.

    • Mike Palomba

      Yea but Sprint sucks. I just switched from them to T-Mobile this month and I now have LTE that works as well as great call quality and amazing customer service. I would not go back to Sprint even if their service was free.

  • Laststop311

    family plans are boring news for anti social people like me that live by themselves and will never have a family tho.

  • vcdlmp

    Are families of 5 eligible? serious question

    • LakeFish

      Yes. 5th line is still $10 and gets the 2.5 GB.Call 611 tomorrow.

  • Randall Lind

    10gb seems low but since music streaming is free now then it should be great if you are into that. I use 10gb a month my self doing other things.

  • SeungMin Cho

    Is there a away to have 1 of the 4 lines unlimited for like 20-30 bucks more?
    I really need unlimited, because it seems like I go through about 20 gb of data per month.

    • The Man

      I’m pretty sure you can. From what I’ve heard.

    • OZ

      On the call with CSR now. 2.5 GB for each line on this plan. No option for unlimited. If you want unlimited on any of the lines, you need to stick with the Simple Choice Plan.

    • mazdajdavis

      I just made the switch, i got to keep my unlimited LTE on my 2 main lines for my grandfathered $20. So my other 2 lines gain 2.5GB and my bill went down $20. If they tell you you cant have unlimited get a manager because you absolutely can. $30 if your not grandfathered into the old price, $20 if you are. i had no issue with my rep and it shows it as available online. Any rep that says no is not knowledgeable get a manager, Also you can bump any line from 2.5gb to 4.5gb for $10. Hope that clears it up.
      I just got off the phone 10mins ago and then checked the pending changes through MYtmobile. Always check online after a rep makes changes to make sure they did it right and watch your account closely for a few months. Reps mess it up sometimes if you don’t catch the mistake quickly you may have trouble getting reimbursed if you’ve been paying it for 6 months, so catch it quickly don’t just assume its right.

  • peralta61

    Guys one question I have a galaxy note 3 and and unlimited data for 20 a month and also have and iPhone 5s with unlimited data for 30 and a iPad no data my bill comes out at 246 is that correct I thinks that’s a lot of money please let me know

  • Jamie Yoak

    What is the experience of anyone who has this plan with T Mobile?

  • Julian Chan

    this is good news. I’m a TMO biz customer, I get unlimited voice/text, up to 5GB of data for $50 a month which is super great(this is a plan from 2 years ago)
    but I gotta say their coverage is nowhere near AT&T, whenever I’m in a big building like a car dealership, restaurant, my data is completely gone while my wife’s Straight talk(AT&T signal) is running strong.
    So I’m planing on switching to AT&T’s $160 for 4 lines since it came out. After seeing the $100 for 4 lines is tempting, but honestly I rather go with AT&T. I hope the new TMO $100/4 line will make AT&T lower their price even further.

  • Jasmin

    I wish it is 10GB shared data…It will give us more flexibility….

  • OZ

    Changed my plan. 5 lines, $110. 2.5 GB each line. CSR is expressing that I cannot add unlimited data to any of the lines on the “Simple Choice Family Unlimited”. However, I see the option online.

    Anyways, 2.5 GB should suffice as most of my streaming is with Spotify. For this plan you need at least 4 active lines.

  • kekel1123

    What happens after Jan 2016? Will it go back to the same plan like first 2 lines for $80 then additional line for $10 each? Will it also go back to 1 GB data of 4G/LTE speed then will be throttled to 2G speed afterwards per billing period?

    • yup thats what i was told.. same price but 1gb.. hopefully by then there will be something else to change too

  • Mike Palomba

    Was just about to switch to this plan and I thought to myself, Why would the end it in 2016? Then I thought about it and realized that if tmobile coverage gets better in the next few years what says their prices wont go up? And in 2016 when the plan ends and they bring me down to 1GB of data what if their prices are now similar to what ATT and Verizon charge? My current plan would no be available then so I would either have to pay the higher prices or switch. Ill stick with my current plan 1GB x2 and 3GB x2. And if Im wrong and their prices are still low in 2016 whats $900 bucks over 16 months? No that big of a deal and its not worth the risk of loosing my plan in 2016. I still pay less then I did with Sprint so Im happy

  • starkiteckt

    Bait and fucking switch. WHY ARE LOYAL CUSTOMERS PUNISHED??? Why can’t we get a bit more data as a reward for staying? It makes me furious to see companies doing this kind of meaningless plan shuffling. Disgusting.

    • mohammad

      Sprint rewards it’s loyal customers

  • ChicagoBummed

    Just called and was told that this is for new customers only.

  • AJP

    Considering some carriers charge $15.00=$20.00 per line in additional fees and some carriers charge 0…. this information really isn’t useful unless you disclose all of it.