T-Mobile announces new Simply Prepaid plans: Unlimited talk and text, plus up to 5GB 4G LTE data

simply prepaid

T-Mobile, this morning, announced a new set of prepaid plans. Dubbed Simply Prepaid, the plans start at $40 per month and are similar to Simple Choice post-paid plans, in that they all offer unlimited data, talk and text, with a set allowance – up to 5GB – of 4G LTE data. The aim: To cement its position as the No.1 prepaid carrier.

There are three Simply Prepaid plans, outlined below:

  • $40 per month – Unlimited data, talk and text (1GB of 4G LTE data)
  • $50 per month – Unlimited data, talk and text (3GB of 4G LTE data)
  • $60 per month – Unlimited data, talk and text (5GB of 4G LTE data)

These plans come with “fewer bells and whistles” than Simple Choice, but the core allowances are the same, and customers can use Wi-Fi calling at no extra charge. However, there’s no mention of any of Simple Choice’s other benefits like music streaming or international data. So it would seem that these are very stripped down versions of Simple Choice. Nevertheless, the allowances are competitive.

The fine print reveals that Data Stash, Simple Global, Music Freedom and other Simple Choice features are not included. What’s more, the speeds are restricted too. Even in areas with wideband LTE, your speed is restricted to 8Mbps maximum.

“There’s a reason the Un-carrier continues to be #1 in prepaid, and it starts with our willingness to break the rules and give customers better choices,” said John Legere, president and CEO for T-Mobile. “We will never stop eliminating customer pain points.  The 1.2 million net new prepaid customers who joined T-Mobile last year already see that value, and we have no plans to stop there.”

The plans will be available from T-Mobile.com and in retail stores from January 25th, 10 days from now.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Andrew Finkenbinder

    The official statement mentions 8Mbps speeds – do these have a Cricket-like speed cap?

    • Salvatore Bonello

      Yes Speed caps betweeen 6-8 MPS

  • Similar to MetroPCS plans, but Metro’s $60 plan is truly unlimited lte.

  • I was worried for a moment when I read the headline and saw the words “new” and “prepaid” — worried that T-Mobile was phasing out the awesome $30 prepaid plan that millions (including me) have been using for years.

    These new plans might be appealing to those who talk a LOT, but for everyone else, the classic $30 prepaid plan (walmart/online-only price) is still the best deal 3+ years running.

    For comparison with the bullet points above:
    * $30 per month – 100mins talk, unlimited text and data (5GB of 4G LTE data)

    • James

      I hear you, I’ve been on the 100 minutes plan since it was first introduced, don’t think I’ve missed a single month of service. I got this plan back when tmobile still had GPRS at my house and I still thought it was a good deal, now I have LTE and it’s incredible. Not giving this plan up for the price.

      I just hate the terms on the new plans limited to 8mbps and no music freedom no tethering and such, I enjoy my music freedom on my plan.

    • 21stNow

      I agree that the Walmart plan, by far, is the best deal for my prepaid needs.

    • MarylandUSA

      Agreed. I’ve been the “$30 for 30 days” plan for 2 years. Since Google began letting all Google Voice calls be routed to Hangouts, I haven’t used any of my 100 minutes. But with Hangouts, I can’t play the call through the phone’s “loudspeaker.” I hope that’s remedied.

  • TK – Indy

    Yeah, this is a step backward – they get crushed at every level except the $30 plan.

  • VG

    T-Mobile’s offerings are getting unwieldy. Simple Choice, Simple Starter, Simply Prepaid, etc. Some plans have all features, some have limited ones. Getting to be very confusing.

    • SB

      Simple starter gone starting the 25th no more $40 dollar simple starter with 500 MB and no more 45 dollar plan with 2GB of capped data. Now just simple choice and simple prepaid…….. Kinda not complicated

      • VG

        Didn’t see any mention of the elimination of the Simple Starter plans in the press release. If true, then you have info the rest of us don’t have. So, OK, it makes things easier if T-Mobile really does eliminate some of their prepaid plans while introducing this new Simply Prepaid option,

        • SB

          Oh fyi $2 dollar a day plans and $3 dollar a day plans end Too the 25th…… Just helping you guys out don’t wanna give too much away. This blog is an inside job probably works at tmobile. Surprising this article got posted a couple of minutes after I got my email………

        • VG

          Wow, that’s huge news! T-Mobile eliminating the daily plans!!!! If true, there will be many upset people (unless they are grandfathered in). I know a few people who use the Daily Plans for occasional use (spare phone in the car for emergency purposes, people who live outside the USA but visit semi-frequently, etc.).

        • SB

          Of course tmobile Grandfathers you in. Tmobiles not a monster lol. The people that come from aboard that stay for a week a two will be affected

        • jdubtrey

          For all practical purposes, how can you be “grandfathered in” to a daily plan? The obvious use case is for people on other plans to switch over to a daily plan as needed, but then switching back later. Are you saying that someone who only occasionally uses the daily plans will still be able to use them occasionally after the 25th?

        • SB

          If you have the daily plan before the 25 yes your grandfather in. The way it works is you add let’s say $10 dollars that’s only good for 5 days on the $2 dollar a day plan. After the 5 days your still good you still have your number and that rate plan is still the $2 dollar a day plan just that it dosent work. The way you would lose it if you don’t refill it within 3 months of the day you refilled it. So before the 3 months up you put a minimum of $10 dollars for another 3 months. You don’t even after to use it you could have your phone off and your money just sits there until you actually use it as long as you keep renewing it ever three months

        • jdubtrey

          What I do now is I switch my softcard only phone between the $2 plan and the $40 plan. My phone doesn’t work on the $40 plan, but it doesn’t draw down any funds either. Every 3 months, I simply switch to the $2 plan, and I get another 3 months before expiration. That method is now gone.

          You’re scenario doesn’t compare that favorably to simply staying on the $3 monthly plan and adding data as needed ($9 per 90 days then $5 per day for an add-on). The phone can at least make calls over the entire 90 days too.

          Thanks for the info, though. I wonder why they just don’t tell us that they are getting rid of it now.

        • SB

          Yeah your switching rate plans that wouldn’t work. Yeah and tmobile dosent tell me when things end either I’m surprise I got 10 days advanced notice before it expires. AND IF ANYONE ELSE READING THIS THE TWO PROMO PLANS RIGHT NOW 2 for $100 UNLIMITED EVERTHING, YES EVERTHING DATTA TOO (usually it’s $140 dollars for 2 people) and the 4 for $100 2.5 GB PROMO until 2016 when you get back 1 GB could end any moment now. Last time the 4 for $100 promo it lasted three months, it’s already been a month, knowing tmobile it could end next week who knows. Hurry people

  • Salvatore Bonello

    These new simple prepaid plans don’t have international texting, no tethering, no music freedom (music apps affected data), and the 6-8 MPS cap download speeds. But guys it’s a great deal.

    • The current prepaid plans, at least the $30 one does, do include unlimited international texting. These new plans are a step backwards.

      • SB

        Yeah buts it’s a Walmart plan only we don’t offer those plans at tmobile stores….

        • Indeed. Never quite understood why not.

    • Jose Mendoza

      It’s actually not that great because cricket has it for the same price same features, just better network. Still throttled, but better coverage.

    • Mike

      The MetroPCS plans are a better deal in most cases, if for no other reason the lack of throttling.

      • SB

        Your right but most people just look at the image and the name. So they pefer T-mobile over metro

        • Mike

          True. It’s small percentage of people who BYOD high-end devices to MVNOs and bother researching which network they use, whether they throttle or even care about latency.

          For me personally, I got over any prepaid stigma a long time ago.

  • kev2684

    should be simple choice prepaid:
    $30 1gb
    $40 3gb
    $50 5gb
    $60 10gb
    $70 Unlimited

    25mb/s speed cap + tethering included on tiered data and 5gb tethering on unlimited $70.
    no international data services like postpaid, no rhapsody, tax inclusive.

    cricket’s plans (after $5 auto-pay credit):
    $35 1gb
    $45 5gb
    $55 10gb
    8mb/s LTE and 4mb/s HSPA+
    unlimited international texting to 36 countries, tethering included, tax inclusive.

    why launch something cricket already has better a better deal on plus MUCH better coverage (AT&T)?
    i thought they’re trying to simplify their plans?

    • SB

      T-mobiles cricket is Metro Pcs

  • mattdistro

    And here I thought only AT&T was daft enough to cap LTE at 8mbit.

  • jonathan3579

    Seriously disappointed with this announcement. With all the great strides they’ve made in improving the customer experience with “uncarrier”, this feels very carrier-lik.

  • David Tyler

    I guess these plans are for those who really hate AT&T/cricket.

  • Why would anyone get these plans, very similar to the ones offered by MetroPCS, but without discount and with a speed cap? It seems that T-Mobile is getting more and more un-un-carrier.

    • CG

      T-mobile has to make money some way. Let’s see if pricing changes once this increase of LTE coverage happens. Oh well I have the plan I want from them so I doubt for years they will force me to change.

    • Dakota

      It flies in the face of their strategy of simplifying plans. Makes no sense. Use metro as prepaid.

  • Bryck

    People are conplaining about the new prepaid plans not being as equal to the postpaid ones. What??!!
    That wouldn’t be fair to the people that dish out the extra money.

    • What extra money T-Mobile gets from postpaid customers that it doesn’t get from its prepaid ones?

      • Bryck

        It isn’t fair for postpaid customers.

        • Guest

          Then migrate to prepaid. It’s not a “fairness” issue. There is no rational way to frame T-Mobile offering additional options as a bad thing.

        • Fair, as in a child throwing a tantrum and whining that it isn’t fair? Or fair, as in an immature young adult envious of others?

        • Bryck

          Agustine, you’re a douche bag.
          You didn’t get what I was trying to say.

  • TK – Indy

    Sad thing is that the Prepaid customers have no EIP to pay off, so they will bolt.

    • 21stNow

      Why is this sad? Prepaid inherently has no long-term commitments from either the carrier or the customer.

      Why is the carrier-hopping behavior assumed? I have both postpaid and prepaid lines with T-Mobile with no EIP on any of my lines and have been with T-Mobile for four years.

      • My only commitment is to a good deal. If T-Mobile were to become as consumer unfriendly as the other major carriers, I’d bolt in a heart beat. The freer the market, the better for consumers.

  • kgraham182

    T-Mobile should get out of the prepaid game, and direct their customers to MetroPCS. MetroPCS has similar rate plan (better if you asked me), wifi-calling, and rides on the T-Mobile network.

    Is there any negative picking MetroPCS over T-Mobile prepaid?

    • TK – Indy

      Local store support better on T-mobile. Metro stores not in the best areas.

      • Does anyone still go to stores?

        • 21stNow

          Yes.

        • SB

          Metro pcs stores are mostly authorized deals unless your coming in to activate there not helping you. I’m pretty sure your guys been to authorized dealers, they just wanna make money

      • kgraham182

        I agree the local and online support is horrible, changing phones is time consuming. I have a windows and android phone calling them to change phones is ridiculous.

        • What do you mean? I got several new phones, always unlocked, and never haunted a store.

        • kgraham182

          With MetroPCS when switching phones, you have call and give them your IMEI # for the phone to be active on the network. My only complaint with them.

        • I think that this is needed only in the old CDMA network that’s being phased out. GSM networks and phones work differently.

        • kgraham182

          Any carrier can limit what device is on there network, when you insert a SIM the IMEI is sent to the carrier and they allow you to access their network. If any phone would work on a GSM network without the carrier allowing it, why blacklist a phone? For whatever reason MetroPCS just choose not to auto allow access and you must call them to give your phone access.

      • Mike

        MetroPCS’ stores are hit and miss for service — it helps to know a corporate store or a quality independent — but there are plenty of MetroPCS stores in quality, middle-class areas near me.

    • MetroPCS has no thetering.

      • TK – Indy

        This is wrong. You can pay for tethering on anything except unlimited.

        • Are you sure? When considering them as an alternative, their customer support said that no plan has tethering.

        • kgraham182

          There is tethering for a fee on all plan except unlimited with BYOD.

        • SB

          Metro PCS website has no features of tethering on there website

        • TK – Indy

          Mobile Hotspot: Certain restrictions apply. MetroPCS Mobile Hotspot service and feature only available with certain phones and certain MetroPCS service plans. For data capped plans, full available speeds apply up to monthly data allotment; then speeds slowed to average network speeds for remainder of billing cycle. For unlimited data plan, hotspot data is limited to 2.5GB per billing cycle. Additional high-speed data for hotspot and phone usage (for data capped plans) or hotspot data (for unlimited data plan) available for $5 per GB.

        • monkeybutts

          you can pay for tethering on unlimited up to 3 GB

    • Dakota

      I thought that was the strategy all along. If Tmobile wants to simplify plans, having postpaid and prepaid with different speeds and features and exclusions is going to be more confusing

    • tmo guy

      Metro PCS is also getting rid of international plans. Also, they piggyback, which means if the towers get congested, then they kick off metro pcs people and prioritize tmobile customers

      • Mike

        Where did you see they are getting rid of international? It’s nowhere near as good a deal as Tmo, but last I looked it was still available.

    • Rob H.

      No data roaming on AT&T with MetroPCS, like roaming on AT&T does any good anyway.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    T-mobile needs to come up with a way to retain prepaid customers. Sprint trying to steer customers away

  • Rick Rudge

    I sure hope that they continue having the $100/year plan, that I’ve got. I’m okay with having data on WiFi. I didn’t see that on T-Mobile’s pre-paid section of their web site anywhere.

    • SB

      Rick not going to see it until January 25 on the site

    • Guest

      That plan and four for $100.

    • TK – Indy

      Ah, the Gold Rewards. Don’t see them getting rid of that, except for new customers.

  • Jesus Rosales

    Did you guys see the fine print it said they can only get 8mbps max

    • maximus1901

      Yes same as cricket aka att. See post below for even worse news

  • maximus1901

    These prices are horrible.
    Cricket – att network – has following (with autopay)
    $35 – 1GB
    $45 – 3GB
    $55 – 10GB

    and the new TMO simply prepaid plans throttle to 8mbps which is the same as cricket so why wouldn’t you pick more data for a lower price with att’s 300mil lte and lowband spectrum so you can get lte inside almost all buildings?

    • VG

      Discounts are also better with Cricket if you have multiple lines on the same account. Poor offering by T-Mobile.

      • monkeybutts

        I’m surprised T-mobile doesn’t have a prepaid family plan discount outside of MetroPCS. Yes they have Simple Choice NO Credit Check but nothing else.

        • maximus1901

          The better question is why do they have this new prepaid plan when they have metro?
          Seems like they’re confused with their narketing

        • Acdc1a

          Simple, some people want the brand. It’s like asking why AT&T has branded prepaid when Cricket is a better deal.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          The fact Sprint has 2 Prepaid arms t-mobile has to have 2 to compete for customers

        • maximus1901

          Than why not have 3 or 4 if more is better? Lol
          Tmobile already had 2: gosmart, metropcs.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Family Mobile also.

      • Mike

        Partner with someone and go on the unlimited plan for 2 lines at $100 a month with no credit check. Its simple. It seems that everyone wants all the bells and whistles, but nobody wants to pay for it.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Exactly. Well said. If you want the bells and whistle get 30 unlimited data with 80 dollars unlimited talk and text and pay full price for your phone geeshh

        • VG

          The argument against these new plans is that they pale in comparison to what Cricket offers. Nothing to do with paying more for bells and whistles. Both Cricket and T-Mobile are offering similar plans with 8 Mbps throttle, but Cricket pricing with their AT&T network is far superior to these new Simply Prepaid plans.

        • Mike

          Then go to cricket. Postpaid on TMO is the way to go and why not? No credit check and no contract. Its simple hence the name Simple choice. why go prepaid based on that alone? Its a no brainer

        • VG

          You are missung the point. Many of us have no interest in prepaid. We are simply commenting that T-Mobile’s new Simply Prepaid plans with 8 Mbps max speed puts it in direct competition with Cricket’s offerings, and Cricket is the better deal for those who want prepaid with rock-bottom prices, 8 Mbps max speed, and a more extensive network. T-Mobile is better off keeping their Sinple Choice prepaid options with all the bells and whistles, and maintain that as a premium prepaid offering, rather than try to compete on price and offer less than the competition. These new T-Mobile plans contradict the “Data Strong” marketing the company continues to push.

          Most people who have commented on this blog have no desire to join these inferior Simply Prepaid plans.

        • Mike

          You are missing my point. The folks that would consider taking prepaid plans need to consider the Simple Choice postpaid plans as that’s the push T-Mobile is making with the “Uncarrier” movement. Wasn’t no contracts and no credit checks the premise of prepaid?

    • Chris

      Because T-mo wants people to sign up with their post-paid.

      It’s like going to grocery stores, why do you think the milk is all the way at the back? It’s so people go through other stuff and get to “possibly” buy stuff before getting to necessities such as milk or meat or poultry, etc.

      It’s just so people think twice when their in store and they can say “why don’t you just sign up for our post paid plans?”

      If people really wanted prepaid, they would’ve gone to Cricket, MetroPCS, etc. like you mentioned.

    • SB

      Tmobiles gonna hit 300 million by the end of year. Yeah we around 250 million now. And later on this month if you check Tmobiles website there gonna have updated maps showing our future 700mhz band

      • Spanky

        “Future” and “end of the year” being the operative terms. T-Mobile’s network still has a long way to go until it matches AT&T’s.

  • monkeybutts

    Just go to MetroPCS for these rates you get the same network with the same features but no speedcap of 8 mbps

  • Phillip

    So T-Mobile is going to throttle these customers twice. Once with their allotted data for up to 8mbps then after they pass their limit they get hit with another throttle of 128kbps??? We have a data strong network so it should be able to handle it correct? What’s the tea Legere, is the network slowing down some?

    • kgraham182

      It’s funny when the 4G LTE data is used up, y’all limited to 2G speed which they call 3G.

      • besweeet

        Where do they say that they consider 128Kbps as 3G?

        • jonathan3579

          Hell, it’s hardly even 2G. It’s GPRS at best.

        • besweeet

          It’s rare to find T-Mobile 2G that gets any data transmitted at all.

    • besweeet

      Well, it’s a prepaid account… The high-speed throttling is just another thing to try and get people to pay up for a postpaid plan.

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  • dm33

    Hotspot or not?

  • VG

    I have a problem with a carrier calling something “4G LTE” when they throttle you to 8 Mbps. Even if 8 Mbps is good enough for most purposes, it’s not really “LTE” if you are artificially throttling the data speeds. What’s next: “4G LTE” with a 1 Mbps throttle for $25 a month?

    Even AT&T GoPhone is a better deal. $45 a month for 1 GB un-throttled 4G LTE (throttled to max 128 kbps after 1 GB on the AT&T network), tethering included, international texting included (international MMS extra). Get your 10% off refills during the monthly CallingMart sales, and you end up paying $40.50 per month. The $60 per month GoPhone plan gets you 2.5GB per month (same benefits as above), and only $54 if you get the refills through the CallingMart sales.

    • Dakota

      Straight Talk is better $45 for 3gbof LTE.. (cheaper if you buy several months in. Depending what part of town I’m in, I get 20-30 + mbps. I didnt realize Tmobile only allowed up to 8mbps…thst is pretty misleading. Ive been with them for almost 2 years now since leaving Tmobile and have no problems

      • Jay J. Blanco

        8mbps is just fine. No need for a prepaid user to congestion a nnetwork that postpaid customers pay for

        • maximus1901

          Ummm prepaid users are also paying in case you forgot. They’re not getting free service.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Postpaid always have priority

        • Bryck

          Lol, you’re absolutely right. I argued the same facts to another tmonews nember, and he called me an immature adult lol.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      Postpaid get priority so if they want faster speeds they need to switch to a postpaid plan.

    • 21stNow

      The network type doesn’t change based on the speed; LTE is the type of network. Even if it comes in at 56kbps for whatever reason, it is still LTE.

    • Anthony S Jennings

      Remember, this is the same company that heavily marketed 3.5G as “4G” because the speeds exceeded the slow 4G Wimax available at the time from Sprint.

  • Dakota

    So does prepaid mean lower fees. Still $5 more than my Straight Talk LTE 3gb for $45…BTW, you’ll be seeing Tmobile logos on the set of HLN new flagship show The Daily Share as its a major sponsor. The logo is actually on the set as the network adjusted its programming to focus on social media

  • Ĵϵṟϵṃψ Ψαñ

    This seem pretty outrageous and VERY CARRIER.

  • TMobile Cares

    I’m just glad they didn’t get rid of the $30 plan Augustine would of went ballistic and there would of been a hostage situation at the local wishing well after all the quarters were counted

    • Fabian Cortez

      Some people are so cheap.

      They’re just waiting for T-Mobile to start paying them to use the service.

  • bronxlcswr

    Tmobile in nyc is averaging about 50mbs download. wideband lte is really fast. and . Have unlimited lte so even after using twenty mbs . Never get throttle.

  • Fritz

    The download capspeed. Is that something to be concerned about for a Midlevel (tumblr,youtube,web) user?

    • TK – Indy

      It would only be a problem if you are using your connection as your home broadband, or doing torrents or something. These are things that they are trying to curtail in any case.

    • SB

      No 8MPS IS ENOUGH

    • Mr Paul

      Nothing exact, but:

      For basic web browsing, you need 1 down.
      For media-rich and speedier web browsing, social media and music streaming, you need 3 down.
      For standard quality video, you need 5-6 down.
      For HQ/HD video, you need 8/12 down.

      95% of smartphone users don’t need more than 8-10 down and 3-5 up.

      • Fritz

        If that’s the case of whats to be expected then i think ill be ok with this plan. Currently i have the $45/m 2GB capped. I wouldn’t mind paying $50 for 3GB. I don’t stream music or movies because i keep them on my sdcard and i have never, not even once used more that 2.5GB of data in a single month so i really don’t need data stash because it makes no difference to me really. Im just a very media heavy webpage viewer sites/apps like tumblr and feedly ( which is JPEG/GIF/mp4 heavy) is what im on 80% of the time. So having speeds where i’m not waiting 5 minutes for a picture to load is mandatory. If i can still expect that, im still good w TMO.

        • Mr Paul

          So long as your coverage is currently fine, you’d be fine with 8 megabits. Like I said, you need more like 3 for those sites, but having enough bandwidth for practically streaming HD video will certain ensure a speedy connection on media-rich social media, yes.

  • Mike

    If you go prepaid, there will always be a caveat. Period. why not go postpaid without a credit check, any caveats, and get the full perks of postpaid? I have 2 lines on postpaid, unlimited talk, text, and data. Its $100. No overages, no throttle, no limited network access, and free roaming. Most prepaid plans you stay on the carriers limited network.

  • Mike

    If you go prepaid, there will always be a caveat. Period. why not go postpaid without a credit check, any caveats, and get the full perks of postpaid? I have 2 lines on postpaid, unlimited talk, text, and data. Its $100. No overages, no throttle, no limited network access, and free roaming. Most prepaid plans you stay on the carriers limited network.

  • stluser

    the 8MB/S data speed cap is a DEAL BREAKER. These are not bargain plans. they are full priced plans. to limit data and offer less than what post paid customers receive doesn’t cut it.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      At least your not charged $20 for 1GB of data for running over. At least the data isn’t cut off. unlimited prepaid is 80 dollars a month.

      • maximus1901

        So is unlimited postpaid

        • Jay J. Blanco

          85

    • bob90210

      The prepaid plans are $10 cheaper than the corresponding postpaid plans. So if you more, you pay more. If you want to pay less, you can get less.

    • Mr Paul

      It is prepaid to be honest. This goes to show T-Mobile cannot afford to give anymore than AT&T or Sprint give for prepaid. IMO, this is basically two things. 1.) Competing with the latter two, and 2.) Forcing people who want better speeds, the features, etc. to go to postpaid.

      I laugh that the “Uncarrier” is doing this, but it doesn’t lack sense; it IS prepaid and if you want more features and more speed, you need to pay for postpaid. That’s a reality that T-Sheep will now realize.

  • stluser

    1gb data plans should be included for free. no one should have to pay for a measly 1gb of data. 3gb of data should become the standard and I want to see 5gb data plans with unlimited talk/text for $50 a month

    • maximus1901

      If TMO can make more money off of stupid people who could be on cricket, I’m all for that. #stupidtax

      • yankeesusa

        Well, to me the stupid person is the person who lives in an area covered by both cricket and tmobile and choosing cricket. It’s known that tmobile LTE in a good coverage area is faster and more reliable. Of course you choose cricket if all you get with tmobile is 2g but that’s just common sense.

        • jdubtrey

          However, Cricket is $5 cheaper and the speeds are the same now that cricket is over some of their growing pains. Cricket has family discounts as well for 3 or more lines.

          Cricket also has good phone deals for new subscribers….and gives you twice as much data on the $55 plan as TMo does on their $60 plan.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      With postpaid 1GB is free. I added a line over Christmas and 1GB was complementary

    • SB

      Realistically if you own tmobile you can’t be doing that. How we suppose to compete with Verizon and att. We need to make money. For what tmobile offers you can’t complain

      • stluser

        its already being done. that’s why mvno’s are so popular. Offering more for less is the reason T-Mobile has become profitable. They were never competion with verizon or at&t so by slashing prices they had nothing to lose. KEEP SLASHING!

        • yankeesusa

          And you own a business and know this personally?

    • Mike

      They are running a business. I’d like unlimited, unthrottled everything for $15, but it’s not going to happen. Using wifi and only streaming occasionally, my wife does fine on 1 GB through MetroPCS GSM.

    • yankeesusa

      Tell that to att and verizon then. Like someone posted below, they are a business and are here to make money, plus they need funds to continue the expansion and upgrade.

  • stluser

    Isn’t volte/text/web ALL DATA? If so, stop treating unlimited talk/text as a separate thing. there should be price plans based on data usage tiers and that’s it.

    • UMA_Fan

      So you’re saying you want tmobile to count data use when you make phone calls?

      • MrMullen

        Why not? Why not just make it all one metric and then give you a lot of that metric? 15G of data and put everything under data. If I rarely call, then I get to use 15G a month of data. If I talk a lot, then I don’t get to surf the web much.

        • The majority of T-Mobiles costs with VOLTE aren’t the data between the device and their network, it’s the cost of delivering the call to the other party (and that’s pretty cheap these days). That’s why voice and SMS are still separate benefits, the costs to T-Mobile are different, they also use next to no bandwidth compared to data traffic.

      • Ted

        I use the $30/mo, 5 GB, 100 minute plan and already voip all my calls. I talk well beyond 100 min/mo but rarely use the 100 allowance. Instead of 1-min billing increments, my voip usage stops immediately when I hang up. Millisecond billing anyone?

        Plus I can reduce the codec and trade voice quality for diminished data usage, allowing me more “minutes” per unit data.

        So yes, count my voice calls against my data pool.

        • I used SIP services before Google enabled voice calls on Hangouts. My experience was mixed with SIP, though it’s rather well integrated in Android and resulted in no noticeable increase in battery drain.

    • SB

      VOLTE isn’t counted against your data

    • yankeesusa

      how are they treating it differently? Data is data, text is text and talk is talk. How does this plan change things or make this differently?

  • UMA_Fan

    They already have MetroPCS and should have launched these price points with them. This adds to the confusion.

    • Mike

      MetroPCS is a better deal with unlimited, unthrottled data for $60/month. And at least until now, data speeds are not capped on any MetroPCS plan.

    • yankeesusa

      It doesn’t really add to the confusion. Metro pcs is considered separate from tmobile as they cater to those that don’t want to spend much on a phone and still be off contract.

  • stluser

    I will stick with my $30 a month 100 minute/5gb data plan. I would use 2 sim cards and 2 phones on this plan before I would choose that $60 option.

    • MrMullen

      Agreed. The $30 plan is awesome and the best deal out there.

  • yankeesusa

    I don’t understand why pick 8mbps as the threshold. Why not 10 or 15mbps? I guess their trying to steer people who use more to the regular postpaid plans. The good news is that 8mbps is actually decent and will chew through your data a little slower.

    • 8Mbps makes no sense to a carrier which calls its network “Data Strong” and labels itself a “Mobile ISP”.

      • yankeesusa

        That is very true. Don’t go on saying data strong and “8mbps” in the same sentence. I really hope tmobile didn’t bite more than they could chew. I’m rooting for them as this means better choices for everyone even those that aren’t with tmobile.

      • Mr Paul

        Because Legere has come to realize even though AT&T isn’t the most honest or value-friendly company on the earth, they do everything right in terms of balancing offering wholesome service and making money. Plus, AT&T doesn’t throttle their GoPhone LTE if you want to pay a little more for postpaid with the speeds, but we have the choice. Now all’s AT&T has to do is keep pushing out promos and waiting for the chunk of T-Mobile’s customer base with unlocked or unlockable GSM phones that realize they won’t be getting coverage anytime soon to get tired of waiting.

  • 2015: the year when T-mobile gives up on being the uncarrier.

    • Mr Paul

      Yes! LOL!!! Now Legere has got his minions, he’ll now stop the fun and games for those who don’t want to fork it up and go to postpaid, and who knows what games and fineprint Legere is going to start playing with the postpaid customers.

      • Fabian Cortez

        Yes! LOL!!! Now Legere has got his minions, he’ll now stop the fun and games for those who don’t want to fork it up and go to postpaid, and who knows what games and fineprint Legere is going to start playing with the postpaid customers.

        Settle down now.

        Augustine complains about many things and is still waiting for T-Mobile to send him a check every month for the service he uses.

        That’s not an invitation for you to go ballistic.

      • Fabian Cortez

        Yes! LOL!!! Now Legere has got his minions, he’ll now stop the fun and games for those who don’t want to fork it up and go to postpaid, and who knows what games and fineprint Legere is going to start playing with the postpaid customers.

        Settle down now.

        Augustine complains about many things and is still waiting for T-Mobile to send him a check every month for the service he uses.

        That’s not an invitation for you to go ballistic.

  • Bill Berry

    It’s like a slow brainwash…remember T-Zones $2.99 a month? Unlimited T-Zones $5.99? Why can’t T-Mobile offer a 2G/EDGE plan for those of us who are not receiving the love it seems all the rest of you are?

    • Mr Paul

      Exactly. Also, why can’t T-Mobile offer non-LTE plans, for those who are uninterested in data and or have basic phones? Very sleazy moves they make.

      • Romdude

        Probably because there are MVNO that offer way cheaper rates. For basic phones, you don’t really need the top 4 carriers, just an MVNO under the one carrier’s network that works best for you.

    • Fabian Cortez

      T-Zones was device-specific. Specifically phones that did not have HTML browsers.

      You had to step up to the $19.99 total Internet package if you wanted full, non port blocked, Internet access.

    • Fabian Cortez

      T-Zones was device-specific. Specifically phones that did not have HTML browsers.

      You had to step up to the $19.99 total Internet package if you wanted full, non port blocked, Internet access.

  • SB

    Guys this is just a prepaid service i don’t know why everyone’s going all crazy data capped blah blah. Tmobiles just trying to compete with sprint and att. If anyone notice sprint actually beat us in prepaid last month by ALOT. If you complaining about the data capped then don’t sign up for that plan. Hello remember postpaid……. And the year just started im pretty sure T-mobile gonna come out with more uncarriers. And If anyone wants to know lets just say I have a meeting this month. I don’t know what but it could possibly be a uncarrier meeting. Who knows but tmobile has been doing great in the past two years. 2015 not gonna be any different. Remember T-mobile is looking at customer pain points. If there’s a need to change something t-mobile will be the first. Hello data stash….the copycats ATT data rollover what a joke

  • colonelcasey

    What’s the pros and cons between this and the Simple Choice Starter plans? Those already don’t include most of the regular Simple Choice perks.

    • SB

      Simply Prepaid vs. Simple Choice Pay in Advance

      Features
      Simply Prepaid

      Wi-Fi Calling Yes
      International Text No
      Music Freedom No
      Tethering No

      Optional Add-on Features
      Stateside International Talk & Text
      Handset Protect

      Data Speeds
      Typical Download Speed 6 – 8Mbps

      Simple Choice Pay in Advance

      Wi-Fi Calling Yes
      International Text. Yes
      Music Freedom. Yes
      Tethering Yes

      Optional Add-on Features
      Stateside International Talk & Text
      Handset Protect

      Data Speeds
      Typical Download Speed 6 – 21 Mbps**

  • Nick

    The current prepaid plans have music freedom so I wouldnt think these would be any different

    • TK – Indy

      Please read the press release. The new plans have NOTHING.

      • Nick

        Yeah. Just saw that. Thanks. I think I’ll stick to my $30 plan

  • Mr Paul

    LOL! Now T-Mobile prepaid = useless. Cricket throttles are the same, AT&T is sometimes a little lenient and gives you 9-10 down and up to 10-20 up, and the offers you 5 bucks cheaper with autopay, and double the data for 60 bucks. Looks like the Uncarrier movement is going in reverse; they want everyone on postpaid to have any features now, so they can charge them more and tax them on top of the rates. Clever, T-Mobile.

    • Fabian Cortez

      LOL! Now T-Mobile prepaid = useless. Cricket throttles are the same, AT&T is sometimes a little lenient and gives you 9-10 down and up to 10-20 up, and the offers you 5 bucks cheaper with autopay, and double the data for 60 bucks. Looks like the Uncarrier movement is going in reverse; they want everyone on postpaid to have any features now, so they can charge them more and tax them on top of the rates. Clever, T-Mobile.

      Everyone pays taxes and no carrier makes their prepaid more desirable than their postpaid plans. It’s branded postpaid that makes the most money. Also, AT&T’s network isn’t all that it’s cut out to be. It is oversold in many markets throughout this country so you’ll be lucky to ever see 8 Mbps.

      Let’s play off of your avatar now with regard to your un-carrier comment: At least T-Mobile’s postpaid subs. are growing organically at a record pace versus AT&T and Sprint combined.

      I might add, Sprint brought in twice as many prepaid than T-Mobile but only 3% of their postpaid.

      • Cairo

        I have Cricket and I constantly get 8 Mbps in the city and I live in the middle of no where and I get 5 mbps consistantly with 2 bars. I also pay 35 a month without any taxes.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I have Cricket and I constantly get 8 Mbps in the city and I live in the middle of no where and I get 5 mbps consistantly with 2 bars. I also pay 35 a month without any taxes.

          Exactly, “middle of no where.”

          Tell me how that counters my argument about an oversold network again?

        • TK – Indy

          Your argument is baseless. AT&T has ample bandwidth almost everywhere.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Your argument is baseless. AT&T has ample bandwidth almost everywhere.

          I see AT&T’s marketing is working wonders on you.

        • Ordeith

          I see T-Mobile’s marketing is working wonders on you.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I see T-Mobile’s marketing is working wonders on you.

          Please don’t troll with unnecessary comments.

          I am fully aware of the limitations of the service that I pay for unlike you and your friend here who are naïve and ignorant in regards to AT&T.

        • Ordeith

          I am neither naïve nor ignorant, but thanks for playing.
          You on the other hand, I have my doubts…

        • Fabian Cortez

          I am neither naïve nor ignorant, but thanks for playing.
          You on the other hand, I have my doubts…

          So then you agree AT&T has capacity issues.

          Great, so there was no need for you to interject with your unnecessary comment.

          Moving along now.

        • Ordeith

          Sure they do. Everyone does.
          But I also know they have far fewer capacity issues than T-Mobile most places.
          and far, far fewer coverage issues.
          So there’s that.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Sure they do. Everyone does.
          But I also know they have far fewer capacity issues than T-Mobile most places.
          and far, far fewer coverage issues.
          So there’s that.

          So far, they have more capacity issues than T-Mobile.

          Coverage issues is a nobrainer.

        • Mr Paul

          No, so far, T-Mobile doesn’t have capacity issues where no one but a couple of kids are speedtesting them, and they tons of issues making LTE practically useless where they are getting used. More, and more, and more people on T-Mobile support forums, on here, on YouTube, and other places are getting really fed up with T-Mobile being just as bad a Sprint where they are. Some people are switching back to, or for the first time to Sprint, and those that do seem to be very happy. Others like me tried it, laughed, and switched to a real carrier.

        • Fabian Cortez

          No, so far, T-Mobile doesn’t have capacity issues where no one but a couple of kids are speedtesting them, and they tons of issues making LTE practically useless where they are getting used. More, and more, and more people on T-Mobile support forums, on here, on YouTube, and other places are getting really fed up with T-Mobile being just as bad as the old Sprint where they are. Some people are switching back to, or for the first time to Sprint, and those that do seem to be very happy. Others like me tried it, laughed, and switched to a real carrier.

          Fortunately for me, I don’t subscribe to your B.S. and instead rely on the quarterly reports. Which, I might add, blows your subjective opinion out of the water.

        • Rob H.

          It really depends on the market. In metro Detroit at&t has to be oversold and their network is anything from the strongest signal. On the same device at&t can’t get me LTE in my office at work where I get 3 to 4 bars on Tmo/Metro. Of course YMMV. I see always over 30mbps down at home and 20+Mbps up. The throttled 8mbps on cricket is a deal breaker for me. Even though they increased their data buckets on the tiers. As for Tmobiles coverage their 700mhz rollout will clear a lot of it up. And ch.51 interference is not that big of a deal since its in areas where they already have LTE. This is coming from someone who got tired of playing Sprints 4G waiting game.

        • Romdude

          Dunno bout you guys, but sensorly and rootmetrics basically supports what I see in Honolulu. The other 3 don’t even come close to t-mobile so I’m staying where it’s good for me. I don’t even understand why people troll forums on services that they don’t even use. If it doesn’t work for you, switch, easy. Did speed checks with my friends on at&t and verizon, it was pitiful. Only reason why my verizon toting friend is not switching is his parents pay for it.

        • Ordeith

          Not at all. I was a T-Mobile Customer for over 7 years before moving to Cricket. Cricket may be throttled to 8mbps but that speed has been consistent and generally faster than the speed I would get on T-Mobile most places.
          I have friends and family on all of the major carriers and when we get together it is always T-Mobile that gives the most problems. I can’t begin to describe how frustrating it has been for them to get 4 bars of LTE on the phone with only a trickle of data sometimes getting through. It’s been terrible for them.

        • Fabian Cortez

          The T-Mobile coverage issues are a nobrainer…

        • Mr Paul

          I agree. The people who argue for T-Mobile also regurgitate the same arguments while using the same coward and subject-changing tactics as Legere and Ray.

        • Mr Paul

          Fact and marketing are two different things. He stated a fact.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Fact and marketing are two different things. He stated a fact.

          I’d like to see you prove the negative (AT&T doesn’t have congestion issues).

          We’ll all wait.

      • Mr Paul

        You or those you claim live in areas where AT&T doesn’t cover sufficiently. It’s not a secret there are some areas and a few states they don’t cover well at all. You are not the majority.

        Regular AT&T can throttle to 8, then 6 under extreme loads. Because these are the speeds that are NEEDED for most applications you are supposed to use your phone for, so it makes sense so long as it only happens when a tower is getting bombarded.

        Otherwise, AT&T SAYS you’ll get up to 20 during peak hours. You can get more, you can get less. I almost always get 6-8 on my phone using Cricket, and most of the time it is trying not to exceed the throttle, meaning I would easily get 10-15 down. Also, when you get reduced speeds on Cricket or AT&T Postpaid, you can break 200 kilobits down, and almost 1.5 megabits up. The download is useless, but the upload is nice for being throttled, meaning you can still do things without paying the price.

        That might sound unimpressive to you, but in my area, Verizon seldom often sees past 3-5 down if that, and 2 up. Almost always, Verizon’s 3G is faster than their LTE. This is not the case with Sprint; their LTE is slightly faster than their 3G. Sprint is usually around 1 for 3G and 5 for LTE and give or take 1 up, and T-Mobile’s average for my area is 0.8 down and 1 up, and you can expect to see this in general, or about 5/1 on H+ and 20/5 on LTE where it is and isn’t out like it is half the time. So considering my area’s situation, AT&T is stellar.

        It is not a secret, it is not that hidden. Otherwise, you can get about 50-60 down and 15-20 up next to a tower on their common 700MHz channel 17.

        In any area where AT&T officially is, Cricket is now a better deal.

        • Fabian Cortez

          In any area where AT&T officially is, Cricket is now a better deal.

          AT&T is “everywhere.” At least they should be if they claim 300 million POPs of LTE.

          So no, your statement is not entirely true considering AT&T congested network in many markets.

        • TK – Indy

          They are not congested in many markets, on the contrary, it must be the data strong bunch that are feeling the pinch as evidenced by this unnecessary throttling.

        • Fabian Cortez

          They are not congested in many markets, on the contrary, it must be the data strong bunch that are feeling the pinch as evidenced by this unnecessary throttling.

          Independent third party tests disagree.

          And unnecessary throttling? Cricket throttles too. So nice try.

        • TK – Indy

          No, you disagree. You can’t make up facts, this isn’t Fox News.

        • Fabian Cortez

          No, you disagree. You can’t make up facts, this isn’t Fox News.

          In an effort to not reinvent the wheel, I’ll let milanyc school you via proxy:

          http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/analysts-market-undervaluing-dishs-spectrum-holdings/2014-12-22

        • Mike

          AT&T sucks. Simply put. Need I say anymore? #Randall is a moron. Good luck getting fast speeds in the City of Chicago or a busy area like Six Flags Great America. I almost forgot! In the state of Wisconsin, you spend a lot of time roaming on carriers like Bug Tussel in which they acquired because they suck so bad. When will AT&T ever give value? The answer is easy. Never. They will just continue to copy cat and and offer bogus promotions to maintain the count of customers they overcharge next month. Come on AT&T. Start treating your customers right!

        • Mr Paul

          Who cares about the rust belt? T-Mobile does, so switch to them. AT&T tests great in RootMetrics and on crowsource maps in Chicago, as does Sprint in many areas, so I have no idea where you’re getting those results from. I’d bet it’s your phone before I believed it coming from a troll like you.

          http://www.rootmetrics.com/us/rsr/chicago-il/2014/2H
          “T-Mobile’s median download speed decreased from 18.9 Mbps to 14.6 Mbps.” You see this a lot in RootMetrics Markets. The “Data Strong” network is already starting to collapse. There are markets here and there where every carrier declines, but T-Mobile is becoming an Uncarrier in different ways.

          “AT&T’s median download speed increased from 10.7 Mbps to 15.2 Mbps since April.
          “Sprint’s median download speed increased from 7.4 Mbps to 10.5 Mbps since April, and Sprint’s median upload speed increased from 3.7 Mbps to 6.5 Mbps.”

          Data strong, huh?

          I hate the duopolists, but at least AT&T nearly as low and insane as Verizon. They don’t sell my information to the government, they don’t rape more for every last penny, I’ve never had a single problem with my service or dealing with them, and I get great service in my area and everywhere I go.

          In the real, biggest, and most important metro areas of the country like NY or LA, AT&T has us fully covered, OUTSIDE of the biggest cities and their direct suburbs, and T-Mobile does NOT.

        • Fraydog

          How about you tell us where you live so we can see what lines up with RootMetrics in your area? That would be a good starting point.

      • TK – Indy

        How does this pertain to this topic?

        • Fabian Cortez

          How does this pertain to this topic?

          Read my comment again.

        • Mr Paul

          It doesn’t. He’s another frequent troll who moderates anyone who doesn’t believe in his or John Legere’s Uncarrier religion.

        • Fabian Cortez

          It doesn’t. He’s another frequent troll who moderates anyone who doesn’t believe in his or John Legere’s Uncarrier religion.

          Says the troll trolling on a T-Mobile-theme site with anti-T-Mobile dreck.

          Man I sure would like what you’re on.

    • tony

      uh sprint charges $9.99 administrative fee which no other carriers charge. then sprint forces you to go on easy pay if your not on easy pay thats another $7.99 for 2 years extra surcharge.also the unlimited $60 plan from sprint sounds good right? wrong they add $25 charges on top of your $60 plan and add nithose surcharges your paying way more then verizon or at& t.

    • tony

      oh i forgot to mention sprint also charges$36 activation line, while t mobile charges $15 sim card per line.

    • tony

      then when your a new customer they charge you an extra month on your first bill which no other 3 carriers does.

    • tony

      so whos ripping off new customers certainly not t mobile.

  • Matt

    This move doesn’t make much sense because it doesn’t really offer anything of value. MetroPCS offers more value than Simply Prepaid.

    • nain

      then go to metro, easy solution…

      • Matt

        I’m already there.

        • Kyle m

          You’re poor it obvious

        • TK – Indy

          Or just intelligent.

        • nain

          Then stop complaining about T-Mobile prepaid pricing when you have metro, it’ll benefit you more than it will us. Since your all about customer benefits and not the business’s benefits. Bye.

  • pp

    the worst thing about this is the removal of Pay By The Day plans

    • Has there been any confirmation that they are removing these plans? I don’t see anything about this in the press release, I know a lot of people with limited usage patterns use these plans so I can’t really see them getting rid of them.

      I’ll actually be rather disappointed if they do, we have a prepaid Lumia 635 on the $2/day plan for my grandfather to use when he is in town to visit since no-one has a home phone he can call on anymore.

  • seeker

    why is everyone comparing these offerings to cricket? the direct comparison obviously is parent company prepaid offers, in which case these are absolutely a better financial response to at&t’s current prepaid. apples and oranges much?

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    they removed prepaid unlimited data?

    • SB

      Yes

    • monkeybutts

      no these are extra plans they are adding in addition to simple choice prepaid

  • shamatuu

    “The fine print reveals that Data Stash, Simple Global, Music Freedom and other Simple Choice features are not included. What’s more, the speeds are restricted too. Even in areas with wideband LTE, your speed is restricted to 8Mbps maximum.” Why have this plan when those are very beneficial? I feel like they are cheating taking those out just because it’s a prepaid plan. it should be on those plans too.

    • rolando

      t-mobile isn’t cheating. if a customer wants to take advantage of all the benefits of simple choice plans, they can pay the extra $10 to get those benefits.

      • Romdude

        I don’t think this includes taxes or does it? If it doesn’t, then it is cheaper than just $10.

        • Mr Paul

          Nothing postpaid includes taxes. T-Sheep are doing the same false advertising as every carrier does.

          On at least a single line, if Unlimited is 80 dollars, it’s actually nearly 93 dollars with taxes, at least in NYS with county, state and federal cell taxes.

          I’d pay 15 dollars less after tax for 3 GB of data from AT&T, without a contract and get way, way, way better service and plenty of data for most uses. If anyone has never ever heard of Wi-Fi (Sprint and T-Mobile users don’t know what this is, except T-Mobile users when they have no cell service), the thing you’re supposed to use at home, friend and family’s houses, and whenever you can get decent 15/5 public wifi.

          Decent public Wi-Fi, even if you can’t get it much, automatically saves you up to 1-2GB a month, and your home internet saves your phone 5-10 GB of data a month. That makes having a 3GB cap from a carrier virtually painless, not to mention they’ll all (except Verizon) eventually be offering more.

        • Fabian Cortez

          If anyone has never ever heard of Wi-Fi (Sprint and T-Mobile users don’t know what this is, except T-Mobile users when they have no cell service), the thing you’re supposed to use at home, friend and family’s houses, and whenever you can get decent 15/5 public wifi.

          Decent public Wi-Fi, even if you can’t get it much, automatically saves you up to 1-2GB a month, and your home internet saves your phone 5-10 GB of data a month. That makes having a 3GB cap from a carrier virtually painless, not to mention they’ll all (except Verizon) eventually be offering more.

          Successfully brainwashed and scared out of his mind by the twin bells. Bravo AT&T and Verizon!

          The irony here is that the networks (AT&T and Verizon) are so good that they have the nerve to say they don’t need Wi-Fi Calling. Yet when it comes to data, they’re the first to encourage their users onto Wi-Fi as much as possible.

          Yet your argument is that T-Mobile’s network is terrible (2G only) outside of the cities. So going by your logic, why would I be on the twin bells’ networks if I can find a decent Wi-Fi hotspot for my data and continue using T-Mobile’s 2G network for voice? Why have an all-LTE network with covering 300+ million POPs if you’re meant to spend 99% of your time on Wi-Fi? Oh and continue to pay the expensive monthly bill as well.

          You’re spinning out of control and you’re not making much sense. Maybe you should step back think hard about/analyze (hello, critical thinking) the twin bells’ marketing before you spew it.

        • Mr Paul

          AT&T and Verizon are similar in that they are big and greedy corporations, they both also play games that are on a different level from Sprint and T-Mobile, yes. But anyone who puts AT&T on the same exact boat as Verizon is a little ridiculous. Verizon takes EVERYTHING to a level that AT&T does not. Until Sprint builds way more for the next couple of years, and T-Mobile has an actual network in a couple years, there are simply no other choices for many like me. I don’t even have Verizon as a reliable choice, even if I was somehow stupid enough to use them. Neither have brainwashed me.

          My 3GB of data with AT&T costs exactly 5 dollars more than it would with T-Mobile. My bill is the same every month, I have never been charged for absolutely anything for anything I haven’t done or don’t have with my service.

          Wi-Fi calling is never a need on AT&T or Verizon. You have coverage, or you don’t. If you don’t, there is a 99% chance there is sure as heck not going to be Wi-Fi where you don’t have coverage. At any rate, AT&T is going to have it this year, and so will Verizon although I doubt it will be free with them or without tons of stipulations.

          What will your argument be, “What took them so long?” I could say the same thing about Data Stash. Why can’t Legere and Bros be quicker at their whole amazing UnCarrier movement if they’re so worried about “customer pain points”. He likes to space them about to put more spotlight on himself, that’s why.

          Why should one not use Wi-Fi when they can? WHY would you not use Wi-Fi at home? Just for far less latency? You think I like slaving to Wi-Fi like fearful Verizon users do? That is not the case, I am just not inconsiderate like Sprint and T-Mobile users. Some are so greedy, they even cancel their internet service to leech off of their carrier’s towers, just because they have unlimited data. I use data whenever I want to, I even spend some on crow-souring 3 different maps, and flat out speed tests. I practically waste data half the time, when I could just use Wi-Fi that’s available but know it’s not the speeds I prefer.

          I have never had one overage, and if I did, I could get it removed because it has never happened. There are countless examples like someone who was with AT&T for years, and somehow went like 5GB over and they gladly removed it, or someone who called Verizon to complain how he was misinformed and made up a whole load of lies and nonsense and got his entire bill credited.

          Legere has brainwashed people like YOU to think there aren’t workarounds, like we’re always a slave or target of something, when in fact they are nary the evil thing you and most people put it out to be.

          All’s I do is get way better service for 5 bucks more a month postpaid, and 5 bucks cheaper prepaid. How am I getting raped?

          They are just too greedy with data, and like texts, and then minutes, that will eventually pass. Then I can waste more data just because I can.

          I never choose to use Verizon’s services, nor do I root for them (I was on a family plan when I was younger), and I will never use them again. They have the worst call quality, and their LTE is practically useless as is their 3G. I was always against Verizon, so your “twin bell brainwash” nonsense makes no sense.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Wi-Fi calling is never a need on AT&T or Verizon. You have coverage, or you don’t. If you don’t, there is a 99% chance there is sure as heck not going to be Wi-Fi where you don’t have coverage. At any rate, AT&T is going to have it this year, and so will Verizon although I doubt it will be free with them or without tons of stipulations.

          “Never” huh? People who deal with absolutes like that tend to be quite ignorant. It is also clear that you don’t work in an industry where people work in old buildings. Like the thousands upon thousands of buildings in this country where no carrier’s signal is able to penetrate. Most of these same buildings have Wi-Fi which they provide to their employees. Guess what? Anyone on T-Mobile with a Wi-Fi Calling capable handset is staying connected. By the way, Wi-Fi Calling/UMA that’s been around since 2007…

          What will your argument be, “What took them so long?” I could say the same thing about Data Stash. Why can’t Legere and Bros be quicker at their whole amazing UnCarrier movement if they’re so worried about “customer pain points”. He likes to space them about to put more spotlight on himself, that’s why.

          You try so hard but always fail in execution. Why not look at the other side? Where are the counter offers [from the other carriers] that match T-Mobile’s un-carrier offers? Again, we will all wait. The quarterly numbers do no lie.

          Why should one not use Wi-Fi when they can? WHY would you not use Wi-Fi at home? Just for far less latency? You think I like slaving to Wi-Fi like fearful Verizon users do? That is not the case, I am just not inconsiderate like Sprint and T-Mobile users. Some are so greedy, they even cancel their internet service to leech off of their carrier’s towers, just because they have unlimited data. I use data whenever I want to, I even spend some on crow-souring 3 different maps, and flat out speed tests. I practically waste data half the time, when I could just use Wi-Fi that’s available but know it’s not the speeds I prefer.

          Again, you still don’t get it. Who cares? Who cares when you don’t have caps or have to deal with overages? Why should the consumer have to worry if they’re on the cellular network or Wi-Fi? They pay for the service after all. And if it was that big of an issue, then T-Mobile will takes steps to enact policy changes to quell such behavior, which they haven’t I might add.

          But it’s clear that you care because you have a cap that will prove pretty pricey once you exceed it. I don’t live in fear and millions every quarter agree.

          If anything, I find the twin bells to be pretty inconsiderate since they have data networks and plenty of spectrum but encourage their customers to offload onto the cable companies’ networks. But you didn’t consider that did you?

          I have never had one overage, and if I did, I could get it removed because it has never happened. There are countless examples like someone who was with AT&T for years, and somehow went like 5GB over and they gladly removed it, or someone who called Verizon to complain how he was misinformed and made up a whole load of lies and nonsense and got his entire bill credited.

          Not even drops in the bucket.

          Legere has brainwashed people like YOU to think there aren’t workarounds, like we’re always a slave or target of something, when in fact they are nary the evil thing you and most people put it out to be.

          Why try to defeat the system? I’ll just not subscribe to it, lol. You really enjoy making your life difficult for no reason.

          All’s I do is get way better service for 5 bucks more a month postpaid,

          $5 more, much less value, and overages. Yay, let’s pay more for less! That always works.

        • Mr Paul

          If you’d get it through your thick head that I am buying what I need, and never fear of going over, have gone over, or will go over, you’d realize that T-Mobile’s more expensive plans are not worth anything to me. You act like people who do not use T-Mobile are getting ripped off, period. They are not, almost always. The best value is technically Sprint, but we all know their coverage situation, although they do obviously have a bigger overall footprint than T-Mobile, at least in the Eastern portion of the US.

          “Why should the consumer have to worry if they’re on the cellular network or Wi-Fi?”

          I don’t. AT&T prepaid users don’t. Sprint users don’t and never did. People on T-Mobile who do not pay for the pricey unlimited plan still have to worry as well, instead of getting charged, they get their speeds massively raped. I agree no charging is way, way more fair and modest, but I’d rather get charged 15 dollars, then get it credited and not even pay it, than deal with EDGE speeds while having to wait for the billing cycle to reset, or being FORCED to dish out an ‘overage fee’ to T-Mobile to give me another 512MB or 1GB to hold me over. I also don’t even have to deal with overages as I don’t currently use their postpaid plans.

          Again, I’d still be glad to deal with overages I will never incur, because I know how much data I use, and I like many have dealt with the big two carriers before, and they are not nearly the monsters everyone claims they are. I can upgrade once every 12, 18, or 24 months with AT&T plans. That’s an excellent selection. AT&T also still allows you to pay part of your bills without penalty if you can’t manage to pay it all. Lol, try that on Verizon

          Yes, they are corrupt, but you can easily deal with them if you don’t have T-Mo or Sprint coverage and have to use them. If you have a functioning brain, you can very easily reap the benefits of the excellent coverage at sane prices by making the right choices. In the future, I plan to use Sprint, because they have a real plan and a real network to be built and they already.

          Most people are still forced to get Cable internet. Do I get Verizon DSL instead of FiOS because they don’t offer [massively overpriced] fiber optics where I live? No, I get cable or I don’t get internet at all. It sucks, but it is the situation of this country, and instead of insulting others for not dealing with it in a foolish way, I make a sacrifice. Where I am living might have lower taxes, utilities and cheaper gas than an area with a better deal for Internet, so I am really not loosing much money anyways. Welcome to life. Same thing with T-Mobile; if they can’t give me LTE and good saturation, I don’t get them, I get AT&T or whoever is best.

          Overages only apply to AT&T’s postpaid plans, which yes, is wrong, but is still easily avoided by using Cricket or GoPhone. You always have a CHOICE with AT&T. You have no choice to avoid throttling on T-Mobile, except paying, guess what, 10 bucks, 3/4 as much as an AT&T overage charge, to buy more data. Again, T-Mobile’s plan is indeed far more modest, because you only pay if you want, but I could care less, doesn’t affect me, and consumers should have the brains to understand the situation, and choose a plan that doesn’t effect them or cause them fear either. Not run to T-Mobile and wait a year for coverage.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I agree no charging is way, way more fair and modest, but I’d rather get charged 15 dollars, then get it credited and not even pay it, than deal with EDGE speeds while having to wait for the billing cycle to reset, or being FORCED to dish out an ‘overage fee’ to T-Mobile to give me another 512MB or 1GB to hold me over.

          Oh is that how it happens? For every single individual huh?

          So why do they even have overages in the first place if they’re just going to remove the charges? Why did they both bring in over $1 billion in overages in 2013 alone? You’re a very confused individual.

          Yes, they are corrupt, but you can easily deal with them if you don’t have T-Mo or Sprint coverage and have to use them. If you have a functioning brain, you can very easily reap the benefits of the excellent coverage at sane prices by making the right choices. In the future, I plan to use Sprint, because they have a real plan and a real network to be built and they already.

          That’s because some people have no choice in select markets. So no, I wouldn’t say people can “easily deal with them.”

          Also, good luck with Sprint if you feel “they have a real plan and a real network to be built and they already” LOL. That’s one of the funniest things I’ve read today. Unfortunately for you and your weird sense of what is real and what isn’t, none of that is true. Third party tests and Sprint’s own quarterly numbers prove my point.

          Every thing you ramble on about affects you personally, yet you insist on applying it onto the masses, as if your life is the only thing that matters. It’s that terrible “me me me” complex that Americans suffer from. You see Sprint as having the most value only due to their price. Just because something is cheap doesn’t mean there’s value. Not all carriers are the same, sir.

          There’s “value” in a bag of Oreos purchased from Walmart because it’s probably cheaper than anywhere else. Why the value? Well because that bag of Oreos I purchase at Walmart is the exact same bag (in terms of what I’m getting) I’d purchase at Whole Foods or any other “expensive” grocery store.

          Step back and think next time before you offer your subjective advice as fact onto others.

        • Romdude

          It’s true, I actually only use about 3gb to 5gb per month but I live in Honolulu and we get wideband LTE here. Most of the time, I don’t use wifi anymore since it’s faster than my cable connection. I also got lucky enough to get grandfathered unlimited highspeed data. I don’t even use it that much but I like the fact that I can use it when I want to. In Honolulu, tmobile is now better than the other three (check with sensorly and rootmetrics). It used to be only better than Sprint and they aren’t even done converting all to wideband LTE yet. So here, it’s a no brainer to get tmobile, cheaper, faster and more extras like free overseas data and text (2g usually but becomes 3g or 4g sometimes), no overages, free 3gb tethering (old simple choice), free AC router and grandfathered jump (I can switch phones every six months without paying off 50% of it). Also, I still work for a company that gets the corporate discount.

    • The benefit is that these plans are prepaid, you can easily switch between them, the $2/3 per day prepaid plan, the $30 walmart prepaid plan, etc. This is beneficial for customers with variable usage patterns, many months they may not use their phone much and the next it may be daily, or they’re willing to make the tradeoffs to save $10/mo over the postpaid options.

      T-Mobile offers Simple Choice plans with no credit check, for the customers who want the whole shebang, of course they don’t get JUMP and EIP with no credit check, but that’s to be expected.

      Also, prepaid plans still include Music Freedom per the T-Mobile site.

  • William Burr Winans

    What’s next Tablet Prepaid?

    Double data compared to Postpaid Plans?
    $20 = 2 GB
    $30 = 6 GB
    $40 = 10GB
    With restricted data speeds!

    • SB

      Speaking of tablet service, tmobile is going to come out with some new services for tablets. No yet tho…..sometime this year

      • William Burr Winans

        I would love to see unlimited data on Tablet but I don’t know if it will happen or not

        • SB

          I can’t see that happening. You can abuse data on tablets. Bigger screen watching movies like crazy. Blah blah not happening

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          With things like mhl and screen mirroring there is just as much potential for abuse on a phone

        • guest

          Screen mirroring generally requires a shared wifi network, so that puts cellular data out.

        • Romdude

          Generally, but some phones just need a cable.

        • Romdude

          Yup, it’s hard being limited to just my 5gig mobile hotspot.

    • Mr Paul

      What’s next, the Uncarrier is going to openly throttle LTE in areas where it is being overused worse than Sprint, so people can actually use LTE and stop having to fall back to H+?

      Uncarrier 9.0: Data Strong QoS – Giving you JUST what you need at the expense of our previous lies about being Data Strong and the fastest!

      2013 – Actually being to build LTE, get a few customers here and there, a few perks starting uncarrier, yet almost no one still knows about us.
      2014 – Reel them all in with ETF offers, good LTE speeds in a few random areas with freshly built towers that no one is using, and then throw #DataStash at the end of the year, like we invented the idea and patent of rollover anyone and AT&T didn’t
      2015 – UnCarrier in reverse: End the extra value, force everyone onto postpaid, and built 700MHz in the very few areas we can like mad to help meet enough of a quota for LTE and actual coverage because we still won’t have squat outside of most cities and suburbs by out deadline in June, and we’ll have to create a now promise deadline for the end of the year and find a way to mickey mouse our network to meet that goal.

      • Fabian Cortez

        Ladies and gentlemen: The above is what data overages does to people.

        • Mr Paul

          I’ve never had any. I always use data when I need it or don’t have Wi-Fi. Try again, T-Sheep. I’ll wait until you’re done with your threesome with Legere and Ray.

        • Mr Paul

          I’ve never had any. I use all the data I want. Try again.

  • Ordeith

    Less data than Cricket, Less coverage than Cricket, more expensive than Cricket.
    Gee, thanks T-Mobile.

    • Stefan Naumowicz

      You’re comparing T-Mobile branded service to an AT&T mvno…

      • Ordeith

        And the ATT mnvo comes out on top. Crazy, huh?

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          The point is mvno’s (not mnvo) are cheaper than their branded counterparts. For a fair comparison, compare cricket to metro PCS,where you get true unlimited for $60.

        • eanfoso

          Only in big cities, plus you don’t get group discounts, plus cricket doesn’t throttle at all upload speeds

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          Who cares about upload speed?metropcs doesn’t throttle at all

        • eanfoso

          oh you know, people who are constantly sharing stuff, like large files “uploading” them on dropbox, or pictures on facebook/instagram, and that’s good glad that metro pcs doesn’t throttle, but my point still stands about only in big cities, for I am not in a big city and LTE is available in a 25 minute drive, don;t get me wrong I love t mobile and I hope they can up their coverage and they’ll have me again

        • Ordeith

          The point is you can get better coverage and more data for less money on Cricket. Who really cares what they call themselves when the product is better? Go for the product, not the name.

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          My point exactly, that’s why I pointed out MetroPCS. T-Mobile network for less money, and true unthrottled unlimited for $60. Cricket doesn’t come close that

        • Ordeith

          And that’s where coverage comes in. T-Mobile’s network doesn’t come close to ATTs for coverage. What good is having all that data if you aren’t able to access the network to use it. If coverage is important, Cricket wins. If you value data more than coverage, Metro wins. T-Mobile isn’t the best choice for either if you are in the market for pre-paid.

        • Austin

          By the end of this year, tmobile’s network will be 300M POPs, (comparable to AT&T)

          At this point, MetroPCS is WAY better than cricket

        • Ordeith

          You really think ATT is just standing still?
          And Metro PCS is hampered by T-Mobile’s network, so not better, no.

        • Austin

          Not sure if you’re really clueless or just acting.

          T-Mobile network the size of Verizon and the speed of T-Mobile I hardly a burden on MetroPCS customers…

          Which, is what we’re looking at within the next 12 months

        • Mr Paul

          Dream on. PCS can’t penetrate 3/4 of buildings even if they did convert all their towers to LTE, and T-Mobile still have tons of service partner areas and gaping holes in their coverage.

        • Austin

          By the end of this year, tmobile’s network will be 300M POPs, (comparable to AT&T)

          At this point, MetroPCS is WAY better than cricket

      • monkeybutts

        to an AT&T MVNO that AT&T owns. It’s basically the same as T-mobile & MetroPCS

      • Mr Paul

        Wrong. He’s comparing T-Mobile’s coverage AND service partner coverage to AT&T’s native coverage only. That’s more than fair for T-Mobile.

  • TK – Indy

    Add $5 to the $40 plan and you can get the same amount unthrottled on Verizon. These are plans for idiots.

    • Fabian Cortez

      Add $5 to the $40 plan and you can get the same amount unthrottled on Verizon. These are plans for idiots.

      Except that these plans are prepaid and have zero overages.

      You’d fly through the 1 GB plan on Verizon and be hit with their very lucrative $15/GB overage charge.

      • TK – Indy

        You would have to add the same amount to these plans to have any usable data beyond 1GB. Set your phone to cutoff – poof – no overages.

        • Fabian Cortez

          You would have to add the same amount to these plans to have any usable data beyond 1GB. Set your phone to cutoff – poof – no overages.

          If it was that simple, then why did AT&T and Verizon bring in record overage profit last year? To the tune of over $1 billion.

        • TK – Indy

          I don’t know, maybe they know how to make money?

        • Fabian Cortez

          I don’t know, maybe they know how to make money?

          That over $1 billion in profit was from data overages alone… Nice try though.

          The point being that if it was so easy to cutoff one’s data after their allotment like you so casually stated, these profits would exist.

          So please choose one side of the fence.

        • TK – Indy

          An intelligent person who can figure out how to change settings on their phone need never pay an overage. There are some that don’t care if they have to pay the overage, or won’t take a small amount of time to prevent it.

        • Fabian Cortez

          An intelligent person who can figure out how to change settings on their phone need never pay an overage. There are some that don’t care if they have to pay the overage, or won’t take a small amount of time to prevent it.

          Congratulations. You just accounted for, at most, ~1 million wireless subscribers.

          What about the other 299 million who contributed to the over $1 billion in data overages (all profit) in 2013?

        • eanfoso

          You realize that 299millon people would also include t mobile, sprint, and their respective MVNOs, as well as Cricket, h2o, and any other att MVNO that didn’t have overages, right? Here is where your argument becomes flawed, everyone in the united states is NOT with Verizon and att, and besides, Cricket totally beats all of these, I live near an area where t mobile only has edge and I did a speed test with throttled cricket and t mobile edge, with throttled cricket I still got better ping and faster download speed than on t mobile edge,(.14 mbps vs 76kbps, ping of 145 ms vs 746ms) plus I found out that cricket doesn’t throttle at all upload speeds, not even compared with the att customers

        • Fabian Cortez

          You realize that 299millon people would also include t mobile, sprint, and their respective MVNOs, as well as Cricket, h2o, and any other att MVNO that didn’t have overages, right? Here is where your argument becomes flawed, everyone in the united states is NOT with Verizon and att, and besides, Cricket totally beats all of these, I live near an area where t mobile only has edge and I did a speed test with throttled cricket and t mobile edge, with throttled cricket I still got better ping and faster download speed than on t mobile edge,(.14 mbps vs 76kbps, ping of 145 ms vs 746ms) plus I found out that cricket doesn’t throttle at all upload speeds, not even compared with the att customers

          Don’t cherry pick and please pay attention to my comment.

          But I guess according to you, because a sub. is on an MVNO or another carrier, then he or she is excluded from overages even if they ventured to AT&T or Verizon.

          And why are you even comparing throttled Cricket LTE to an EDGE-only T-Mobile area? Apples to oranges. With that kind of thinking, maybe I could sucker you into buying one these plans.

        • Mr Paul

          No, he compared AT&T to T-Mobile coverage, period. I didn’t hear service partner so MNVO doesn’t make a difference. Stop defending your carrier’s lack of coverage.

        • Fabian Cortez

          No, he compared AT&T to T-Mobile coverage, period. I didn’t hear service partner so MNVO doesn’t make a difference. Stop defending your carrier’s lack of coverage.

          Yet he said:

          I live near an area where t mobile only has edge and I did a speed test with throttled cricket and t mobile edge

          EDGE coverage is still coverage. The same coverage that will be LTE in 6 months.

          Please quit while you think you’re ahead and stop upvoting yourself.

        • Mr Paul

          A guest vote is not me. I’ve never upvoted any of my comments as a guest, any I have I’ve done myself. When I log into disqus every 8-12 hours on average, about half to three-quarters of my notifications are guests up-voting me and nothing else.

          We all know you have a huge ego to protect, so I can understand why you’ve gone as low as that.

          When flaming, trolling comments against me seem to get 10-20 upvotes very quickly, that’s when I’d or any other normal person would suspect a person of your monstrous ego and nature of going through the trouble of making comments against me look as if they are widely accepted by viewers of this forum.

          I never publicly claim in my replies to people trolling me I think they or anyone does this, because I am not a troll and low-life as you have just proven. The only thing you do on this forum is attack people who do not agree with your views. Half of my posts are responding in a neutral nature to people with valid questions or arguments. And no, I said I’d suspect you would; I didn’t accuse you of anything, except what you’ve already proven yourself to be.

          You have no proof T-Mobile will upgrade his area to LTE in 6 months, as T-Mobile has never stated ALL LTE will be upgraded by June, they only said a substantial amount will be upgraded, and substantial can mean 51% just as much as it can mean 91%; it just depends on who’s saying it.

          And coming from a tiny carrier like T-Mobile, that would be far closer to 51% pops covered with LTE than 91% pops, as T-Mobile barely covers 75% of their pops with anything better than EDGE, let alone all American pops, which only Verizon and AT&T cover with any significance, and even Sprint covers far more pops with 3G/LTE combine than T-Mobile does; easily proven fact..

        • Fabian Cortez

          You have no proof T-Mobile will upgrade his area to LTE in 6 months, as T-Mobile has never stated ALL LTE will be upgraded by June, they only said a substantial amount will be upgraded, and substantial can mean 51% just as much as it can mean 91%; it just depends on who’s saying it.

          And coming from a tiny carrier like T-Mobile, that would be far closer to 51% pops covered with LTE than 91% pops, as T-Mobile barely covers 75% of their pops with anything better than EDGE, let alone all American pops, which only Verizon and AT&T cover with any significance, and even Sprint covers far more pops with 3G/LTE combine than T-Mobile does; easily proven fact..

          Remember when I told you quit while you still thought you were ahead? Yeah, you should have taken my advice.

          It is widely known and has been announced that by mid year, all remaining 2G sites will be converted to LTE. Likewise, as of the initial fourth quarter results from T-Mobile, they stated that they cover 265 million POPs will LTE. That’s more than Sprint’s 260 million.

          Debunking your AT&T not lacking capacity. Check.

          Derailing your silly LTE mythology about T-Mobile. Check.

          At this point, you’re nothing but a troll without ammo and decent grammar and spelling.

          No more food for you from me.

        • Mr Paul

          After that ego-feeding and pointless post, let’s just see if you’re going to try to have the last word or not. Hopefully not; I never ask that people humiliate themselves.

        • IceMan

          Every wonder if people actually want the extra data and not be stuck with unusable 2G?

        • Fabian Cortez

          Every wonder if people actually want the extra data and not be stuck with unusable 2G?

          It’s not unusable. It’s LTE and/or HSPA that has been slowed down. That’s very different than a GPRS or EDGE connection.

          Also, it’s only $10 more for the next tier of data on T-Mobile, versus $15 for each GB you go over on AT&T and Verizon. And if your allotment is 3 GB, the moment you go over that 3 GB (3.000001 GB), they’re hitting you with $15.

  • doubleatheman

    Interesting, but I feel like these new options add to the noise…

    Gosmart: $35 for 1GB (up to 8mbps also, but usually 1mbps) (double data promo)
    Gosmart: $40 for 6gb (On double data promo)
    Metro PCS: $40 1GB Unthrottled!
    Metro PCS: $50 3GB Unthrottled
    Metro PCS: $60 UNLIMITED

    These new t mobile plans are not competitive, and don’t fit in at all… The new plans don’t even stack against Cricket $35 for 1GB.

    • SB

      When it comes to metro pcs there is actually a difference your probably not realizing it in terms of service. lower priority on the network for example, if a cell tower is at capacity with one “slot” for phone calls left, and a T-Mobile and MetroPCS customer both start a phone call at the same time to take that slot, the T-Mobile one is going to get it. Any MVNO under tmobile, priority is tmobile everytime when network gets conjested tmobile service won’t be as bad as a MVNO (METRO PCS) T-Mobile does have roaming agreements and such so you might get better coverage…..

      • TK – Indy

        I cringe everytime I see someone with this perception. Phone calls are subject to Title II of the FCA, and can’t be prioritized, outside of those for emergency/government purposes. Broadband data is not subject to Title II. Your phone calls are the same as postpaid T-mobile on Metro.

        • SB

          Alright then the data gets prioritized.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          yep

        • TechHog

          For someone who claims to “work for T-Mobile”, you spread a lot of misinformation.

      • Mike

        I think too much gets made of tower prioritization regarding data, especially in the case of T Mobile, which has a lot of capacity. I have MetroPCS GSM, and have never had a case where I experienced a sustained data connection problem. Speeds are fast, unthrottled and latency is low.

        The only time I have ever witnessed a tower priority issue was when I had Sprint contract and my wife had Virgin Mobile prepaid. I could connect my phone to the slow 3G network, but my wife could not.

        Since Tmo has plenty of capacity, getting bumped off a tower is unlikely to happen. In the fine print of the customer agreement, Tmo notes that his postpaid priority should be noticed by customers rarely, if at all.

      • Mr Paul

        Yes, another point people don’t get. As you know but for those that aren’t aware: when you go on an MVNO, you get low priority. This is never for people who use their phones professionally or liberally. This means you get a chance of both not being able to make, or receive a call if a tower is too busy. It also means your data will not be as fast, and will get capped first if a tower becomes under load. And the least significant, your texts can take 5-10 seconds longer to send and receive. This means, unless you’re in an area with tons of new T-Mobile towers that only yuppie kids are using and speedtesting; you’re going to pay the price for being with a MVNO.

        This is another reason why Cricket is such a good deal; AT&T has such a great network that you barely feel the MVNO loss by being on Cricket, making it a great deal for prepaid service when you need it.

  • ChitChatCat

    The headline on the press release says that this “expands choices” for prepaid customers and these plans “compliment” Simple Choice, and the press release never mentions that these are replacing Simple Choice for prepaid.

    I imagine that those plans will also be available for prepaid customers if they want them, these will just be additional offerings.

    There is a lot of jumping to the conclusion that Simple Choice on prepaid is going away in the comments.

    • SB

      I work for tmobile and from the looks of it yeah, they are getting rid of the simple choice on prepaid. And I think there getting rid of unlimited for prepaid. Will know the 25th…..

      • Moby

        From the looks of “it”? What is “it”?

      • TechHog

        You’ve been proven a liar. http://www.androidcentral.com/t-mobile-clarifies-position-simply-prepaid-confirms-current-plans-are-staying-put

        I bet that you don’t even work for T-Mobile. In fact, you’re probably a shill for one or the other carriers.

        • SB

          Relax ass. I do work at tmobile. The email that corporate sent out didn’t say if simple choice for prepaid was canceled.

        • TechHog

          Then you shouldn’t have said that it “looks like” it’s cancelled, huh?

        • Mr Paul

          He said from the looks of it, that means he is implying without proof. It doesn’t mean he stated anything.

        • TechHog

          Then the question is, “from the looks of what?”

        • Mr Paul

          “from the looks of it yeah, they are getting rid of the simple choice on prepaid”

          Of what they are doing with their prepaid plans.

          See this is the problem, people flaming us non-T-Sheep can’t even read or interpret anything we say.

        • TechHog

          He was implying that there was information pointing at them possibly being replaced when there wasn’t. Adding that he’s an employee makes it seem like he knows more than us, so misleading information becomes believable. Also, nice job pulling the T-Sheep card. Good to know that you’re not good at making actual arguments.

        • Mr Paul

          Who cares what he calls himself. This is the internet, I never believe people who claim titles without proof like official accounts or badges on forums. I take that with a grain of salt and move onto what he said.

          If someone felt mislead because some random person who claimed to be an employee said something, they are retarded, literally, very slow in the head, and should simply not be using the internet before they hurt themselves.

          You just misinterpreted what I said. I said I wasn’t a T-Sheep, I didn’t call you one.

          “us non-T-Sheep”

          And, I said this is the kind of unintelligence that people like me are dealing with, as you do the same thing again.

        • Mr Paul

          Funny the article says a T-Mobile spokesperson claims:

          “Simply Prepaid is a complement to T-Mobiles popular Simple Choice Prepaid Plan (it does not replace it). It’s designed with the same simplicity, fairness and value in mind.”

          For the sake of T-Mobile, I hope the quote is wrong or something. In other words the same throttling and pricing as AT&T is what T-Mobile considers simple, fair, and value-friendly.

          I mean, how doesn’t this throw the entire reputation of Uncarrier out the window? They better clarify again. T-Mobile is saying their definition of simplicity, fairness, and value is the same as AT&T. After all the trash-talking and bashing their CEO has done to AT&T, LOL! Oops!

  • Tyler Kirchman

    They should havd just eliminated simple choice starter with these.

    • SB

      They did

  • landmarkcm

    Is call forwarding for apps like youmail finally going to be added?? & if Lte is capped at 8 what is HSPA+ going to be..?

    • Mr Paul

      That’s true, we haven’t heard about that yet. AT&T caps H+ at 4, and if T-Mobile is copying AT&T for that too, that’s give or take what you can expect.

  • Stephen J Ketchen

    Simple Prepaid is a terrible step backwards for T-Mobile’s prepaid! I have the $30 per month T-Mobile prepaid plan with 100 minutes Talk Time and 5GB of UNTHROTTLED LTE!! I get 50 to 75 Mbps download speeds in Albany NY. These new plans cap speeds at 8 Mbps. That’s an AT&T move!! HUGE MISTAKE!! T-Mobile has downgraded their prepaid service to be a more expensive version of Cricket Wireless with much worse rural coverage! They have essentially made every other prepaid option a better choice! MetroPCS, Straight Talk and Cricket all offer better value and service.

    • Laststop311

      So they are getting rid of the 30 dollar deal with 5GB unthrottled LTE unlimited texts and 100 minutes? My bro is on that deal he loves it as it gives him the perfect excuse to never have to talk to anyone on the phone. Tells everyone to text him he only has 100 talk mins a month and now he gets no 1 buggin him with voice calls. Really the only times you cant text some 1 is if you are calling a business (pretty rare) for some reason or like triple a cause you got a flat tire (super rare) or if u know some 1 without texting like a land line only (pretty rare these days). Hope they dont kill the awesome 30 dollar plan.

      • SB

        It’s a walmart plan there not getting rid of it, only getting rid of $40, $45 plan, and the $2 a day plan and $3 a day plan

      • monkeybutts

        no they aren’t getting rid of any old plans, they are adding extra plans for people who want to save $10

    • Moby

      Some people need more than 100 minutes of talk time though.

      • Stephen J Ketchen

        Their previous prepaid plans were not throttled at all and you could get unlimited talk, text with 1GB data for $50 per month, or 3GB of data for $60 per month. And Music Freedom and international roaming was included. If they keep those plans that aren’t speed capped too then it’s understandable, but if they replace their existing plans with the speed capped plans then T-Mobile is going to have a lot of pissed off customers!

      • Mr Paul

        Yeah, like 10% of smartphone users?

        • Mo

          Plenty of people still talk on their phones.

        • Mr Paul

          How many use more than 100? Not a lot.

      • Bill Berry

        Agree…I would think they’d make a killing on that plan if they through in free wi-fi calling; heck, I use Skype now on it wherever I have HSPA+ and/or Wi-Fi now!

      • Windycity

        I have had that plan for 2 years now. I go around a minute usage by using Google voice number. It uses internet for incoming and outgoing phone calls. I use cellular network when Internet connection is bad. The best plan for the money. $30 – that is it. No other fees and taxes.

    • Bill Berry

      Frankly, I’m amazed T-Mobile does not sell their $30 100 minute, Unlimited Text, and 5GB 4G LTE to everybody and advertise the hell out of it. Now that 2G EDGE has been upgraded to 4G LTE; it makes Skype and other VoIP apps viable, though T-Mobile not upgrading their towers to allow legacy devices to run on HSPA+ was a great disappointment.

  • I feel like T-Mobile was trying to simplify their pricing structure and then started making it complicated again. Why don’t they eliminate pre-paid altogether and leave that to their other brands like MetroPCS?

    • Moby

      Because they make a lot of money selling prepaid under their own name.

  • bhsizemo11

    Anyone notice Data Stash coming to Simple Choice Prepaid soon? https://twitter.com/TMobile/status/555766138664022016

    Also, I didn’t see where they’re eliminating any other plans – just adding “Simply Prepaid.” Are people assuming they’re getting rid of other plans? Or did they post something I missed? It looks like they’re using the Simple Choice Prepaid as the premium service (hotspot, no throttle, etc.) and adding cheaper price points under Simply Prepaid. No mention of the “Pay as You Go” plans or anything else going away.
    Not sure how this is a step backward if it works for you as it’s cheaper than current options and the vast majority of customers won’t notice a speed difference. If not, keep what you have on Simple Choice prepaid. I like having the hotspot option on the $30 plan, but don’t use it that often. Doesn’t appear they’re going after prepaid group discounting, at least yet.

  • AA-Ron

    Why is everyone crying so much. Just link up with a friend like I did and get on the 1$00 for 2 phone line plan. Then you’ll only be paying 50 bucks for unlimited everything, talk, text, data, unthrottled, international text/data, rhapsody music, 5 GB hotspot etc…

    • Mike

      Finally……..someone who gets it!!!

    • That’s what I did. But I must admitted, these prepaid plans kinda suck. I don’t really get the purpose of them. Like there are better plans, elsewhere. Whether on T-Mobile itself, or on other prepaid carriers and mnvos.

    • eanfoso

      well as much as I hate to say it, I did this back a couple of years ago, and well my friend ended up not responding, ruined my credit (back when they still had contracts) and it was just a horrible mess, so hopefully to whomever does it it’s instead someone really close or there are like no balances on the account for the phones.

  • LUIS ESPINAL

    Rokmobile 399 for a year. ..unlmtd talk text and 5gb data with free music. Or 49 a month…u can be on sprint or tmobile

    • MarylandUSA

      Wow. It appears that TMobile’s $30 prepaid plan is no longer the best deal in America.

      • LUIS ESPINAL

        I’m loving the plan…my 1st fear was that I wouldn’t have LTE on an unlocked or tmobile branded phone…but u will. Now as far as choosing Sprint vs Tmo..u actually have to choose either….can’t get both. I thought u could get both at 1st glance..but then I started wondering what phone coukd do that besides the Nexus 5. I chose the Tmobile route..because I can’t bear to pay Sprint’s network for anything…in my opinion they deserve a slow crawling death..but that’s just me. As fAR as what happens after the 5gb are up, you’re basically throttled to 250kbps…really slow 3g. My partner is on rokmobile with the Sprint side…LTE shows up on the HTC ONE MAX with their band 2 and band 25…band 2 is worthless never reaching above 1mbps in Connecticut and band 25 when it happens to grab onto it in Bridgeport CT goes up to 6mbps….not sure if rokmobile is throttled even on the high speed portion but it seems so. The tmobile side uses band 2 because I saw it in lte discovery app in and around Cincinnati and it grabbed onto band 12 in DC for a few minutes but quickly went back to band 4 as I stepped outside.

        • 9to5Slavery

          I thought throttling was 128kb?

        • LUIS ESPINAL

          Dunno..every time I’ve checked it’s been at 256kbpd

        • Mr Paul

          That’s the most common throttle. 64kb and 256kb are also sometimes used, it depends on the MVNO. When I went over on Cricket (on purpose at the end of the second month), I got a hard 128 on H+, but broke 200kb on LTE and the upload wasn’t throttled.

  • Mike

    I have coverage EVERYWHERE thanks to Wifi calling and txt on my iPhone 6 Plus. The call can even be handed off to the VoLTE coverage we have here. Try doing that on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. (The nowhere network)

    • Mr Paul

      Wi-Fi calling does not count as cell coverage, sorry Legere’ son.

      • Mike

        I don’t care how it works. If it works, it wins! Also, is it true you are Randall’s yes ma’am?? If you want to resort to name calling like that, I can too. Clearly your mother had poor parenting skills. Good day! :)

    • Mr Paul

      Wi-Fi is not cell coverage, John Legere’s son. If you can’t get Wi-Fi, or there isn’t Wi-Fi where their coverage is not, or say your power at home goes out, etc., you’re SOL.

      Also, if you go hiking or on backroads and rural areas/highways, there is virtually never Wi-Fi.

      Yes, Wi-Fi calling could technically be useful, but it is more of a band-aid for the uselessness of a PCS network with limited towers as it is an actually useful feature. It didn’t help me much at all on T-Mobile.

      I’ve never needed Wi-Fi Calling once on AT&T, and neither has anyone virtually ever on Verizon either. There was only one time on T-Mobile where I had Wi-Fi where I didn’t have cell service.

      No thanks, I’ll choose a real network.

      • Mike

        Wow! You must live in the middle of nowhere. You must be in that 4% of Americans that T-Mobile doesn’t reach. Is that where you vacation with Randall? If you wanted the best network, you would have Verizon. That’s who I would have if T-Mobile didn’t work in the places I go. I’m nearly 70 miles away from Chicago and get download speeds up to 70Mbps and upload speeds of around 18Mbps. So much for TMO only having coverage in urban areas, right? You also like Sprint? Their network is a laugh around here. Let’s see how long it takes SoftBank to get tired of investing in Sprint. T-Mobile and Verizon are the best carriers and have the better brand image. AT&T and Sprint are bottom of the barrel.

        • Mr Paul

          If you think T-Mobile covers 96% of pops with HSPA+ or LTE, you’ve never traveled. Most of T-Mobile’s overall coverage is still 2G; dream on T-Sheep. There are also huge holes in their coverage, where towers need to be build. I live in under an hour from the biggest city in the country; NYC. How is that in the middle of nowhere, retard?

          Verizon is also not the best network, why would I want 2 megabits down and up? That’s all Verizon gets where I live. AT&T is the only carrier that offers consecutive double digits.

          So much for you knowing squat about things differ from market to market. Verizon is only good for reliably being able to call, and they by far have the worst call quality out of any carrier. Most people with Verizon even have trouble texting sometimes, as did I. I ditched that lame carrier, and I’ll never look back.

      • tony

        volte. hd voice just saying.

        • Mr Paul

          You can only use it with other T-Mobile users. Most areas have virtually none. Not even all cities have high percentages of T-Mobile users.

  • jdubtrey

    Isn’t GoSmart a better buy than this?

    • Sean

      I don’t think you can even get LTE with GoSmart…those users are stuck on the 2G and 3G legacy networks.

      • Mr Paul

        No, you get LTE and full speeds, which is why some might want to choose GoPhone over Cricket, where you’re capped.

    • Mr Paul

      Yes, but only if you use less data. You get GoPhone at the expensive of getting 500/2.5GB of data but at full speed. You get Cricket with far more data at the expense of getting throttled at 8 down for LTE and 4 down for HSPA+

      • CJ

        Gophone is unlimited data now, but the speeds just slow down

        • Mr Paul

          Correct, but I never considere “2G” worth a crap in my book, but yes, AT&T’s GoPhone is overage-free like Cricket.

  • PowerTel

    Why is T-Mobile copying Cricket with adding data throttling with less data, higher prices, and no multi-line discount? How un-carrier is this? This seems like an AT&T/VERIZON move…

    • maximus1901

      Except cricket has a multilingual discount.

      • eanfoso

        Multilingual discount?

        • David Tyler

          Multi line discount

      • Mr Paul

        Cricket’s 3GB/10GB plans and AT&T’s GoPhone plans also throw in international texting to most countries.

  • JT

    Ha! AT&T has roll over data now. Looks like TMO pushed their hand…again.

    • Mr Paul

      The only irony is that AT&T is being greedy and not duplicating the plan, as they hold the patents for rollover anything. T-Mobile didn’t come up with anything, they just decided to execute it first.

      • Fabian Cortez

        The only irony is that AT&T is being greedy and not duplicating the plan, as they hold the patents for rollover anything. T-Mobile didn’t come up with anything, they just decided to execute it first.

        AT&T holds the trademark for the names “Mobile Share Rollover,” “Rollover Data,” and “Family Rollover” but not the idea. They filed for those trademarks back in November.

        Your comment implies that AT&T is greedy and didn’t duplicate the plan because the trademarks, as if they should have somehow implemented it in a specific manner. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

        Man, you’re not very good with facts, are you?

        And no, T-Mobile wasn’t the first as C-Spire was first to launch it in this country. Albeit, T-Mobile’s offering is the best of the three.

        And the irony about this all is that your post attempts to debunk JT‘s comment yet instead it simply shows that you like to post just to post.

        • Mr Paul

          Yet you reply to everything I say and argue against it, because you think you know all. You also consistently misinterpret what I say, and argue about what you misinterpret. I never said they didn’t duplicate the plan “because the trademarks”

          I said it is ironic how AT&T didn’t just offer the same thing as T-Mobile, being the applied for the patent first, but they didn’t because they are greedy. The poster was implying T-Mobile did this first or caused AT&T to do this, which is not true because T-Mobile was not the first to do rollover anything. Rollover data in this case, or even rollover minutes, back in the day.

          Would you like to argue T-Mobile is covering nearly as much as the other three carriers? Or that their CEO and CTO aren’t lying through their teeth? I mean literally take everything that is wrong with the screwed up mess of a carrier like T-Mobile, and glorify it. You are so confident they are so wonderful. Tell me now, do you live in a completely LTE T-Mobile area? I bet you do, because it’s easy to love things that you have.

          The funny thing is, you are so angry at me for not worshiping your carrier, and consistently not doing what you want me to do, that you choose to argue things that pertain to other people, and direct them at me while trying to insult me like a 12-year-old.

        • TechHog

          Okay, quick question. Looking through your comments, are you one of those people who comes here for the sole purpose of exposing the flaws and lies of T-Mobile?

        • Mr Paul

          I come here, for the time being, to vent (there is no real anger, I just find it stupid, honestly) at what a disgusting cult T-Mobile has formed, all the while they have less of a network than Sprint. I do not appreciate how people think they own this space, so I reply to them and give them a taste of their own medicine. No, this in and of itself is not trolling, as trolling is getting a rise out of offending people and saying over-the-top things for no reason. I get no “rise” out of this, but it is amusing.

          If people don’t like what I say and cannot contribute something that doesn’t involve trying to dismantle me and call me wrong and stupid and a thrill and this and that, all’s they should do is ignore it. I would end arguments way quicker if there were more 16+ year-olds on here instead of 10-12 year olds boys and tweens. That is lesson one of being an adult, not replying to what they think is a fool, by being a fool themselves. You never reply to someone doing something you think is out of context in the same manner as they replied. If you do, you make yourself look as bad, and then possibly even worse.

          Same thing with you, on the thread ChitChatCat created, all’s people had to do was ignore his thread, but instead, people think they should attack him because he claims to be a T-Mobile employee, calling him a liar. He never made a direct claim. Then as I reply, you misinterpreted everything I say, just as they misinterpreted what he even initially posted!

          So, yes, that basically includes what you say, but my goal is not to come here and just nitpick about T-Mobile. I do post and talk about other things. If people acted like adults, almost all my comments would be like the ones that pertain to certain issues or actually addressing things.

          I do not waste much of my personal time doing this, and I do not care, I am indifferent, as to what people say or how the feel about me. This is the internet, no one cares and nor do I. If anyone doesn’t want to ignore me, go ahead any waste your time. Everyone is welcome to.

          Who cares about the level of what I contribute? Just look at that Fabian Cortez guy. You’d think he’d get the hint I won’t just stop replying to comments I wish to on his command, and just stop wasting his time. His choice.

        • TechHog

          Ah, okay. I’ll just add that I hold employees to a high standard. The second you say “I’m an employee,” you make yourself known as a representative of your company. Thus, you should never say anything that isn’t supported by your knowledge, even if it’s not a direct statement. He had no info which supported his assumption (quite the contrary in fact, based on later statements), so he shouldn’t have said that. I’m picky like that with employees of any company, though even more so with companies with products I personally use. I’ll admit that I overreacted a bit, but I’m standing by my statement that he should not have said that. To each his own.

        • Spanky

          I couldn’t agree more about T-Mobile creating an obsessive, cult-like following. It’s just a cellular carrier. The Kool-Aid is definitely strong here.

        • Mr Paul

          Even Verizon to an extent; mainly because a ton of liberals, hipsters, clueless old people, and federal/state workers use Verizon coupled with hearsay and a time where they monopolized areas and people still swear they’re the only carrier that covers those hard to reach places. I virtually never see AT&T and Sprint users making a religion out of their carrier.

        • Spanky

          In the interest of full disclosure, I am a current AT&T user who switched carriers after over 7 years with T-Mobile. There is definitely no idol worship at AT&T. I picked them as my wireless carrier because I wasn’t satisfied with the service T-Mobile provided in my area, which really should be the main basis for selecting a wireless provider. If T-Mobile ever comes close to matching AT&T’s coverage, believe me, they’ll earn my business again.

        • Mr Paul

          I fully agree with you. My problem with not considering T-Mobile is, even if they had LTE and built 10 towers in my area, my entire area is embanked in a channel 51 zone that cannot receive low-frequencies, and still has not moved, meaning likely a year before any 700MHz even comes to the tri-state area, and I do not prefer to deal with PCS-only, as I’d be better off with Sprint, who has way more coverall coverage and LTE in my area.

          AT&T’s coverage is just fantastic, so for the time being, that’s why I also happy use them, because like I said, they even offer plenty of prepaid/postpaid choices for different needs and budgets as well.

        • Spanky

          I’m in the tri-state area as well (Brooklyn, to be exact). I get a 25% discount with AT&T through my employer, so it’s really a no-brainer.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I said it is ironic how AT&T didn’t just offer the same thing as T-Mobile, being the applied for the patent first, but they didn’t because they are greedy. The poster was implying T-Mobile did this first or caused AT&T to do this, which is not true because T-Mobile was not the first to do rollover anything. Rollover data in this case, or even rollover minutes, back in the day.

          This is about rollover data. Do not generalize it as rollover anything. As I mentioned, T-Mobile was not the first (see C Spire). However, I honestly believe that they did have a hand in making AT&T get it out to the market faster than they would have.

          Would you like to argue T-Mobile is covering nearly as much as the other three carriers? Or that their CEO and CTO aren’t lying through their teeth? I mean literally take everything that is wrong with the screwed up mess of a carrier like T-Mobile, and glorify it. You are so confident they are so wonderful. Tell me now, do you live in a completely LTE T-Mobile area? I bet you do, because it’s easy to love things that you have.

          Via LTE, the facts are that both AT&T and Verizon cover 300+ million POPs. Sprint covers 260 million and T-Mobile covers 265 million.

          Every single T-Mobile 2G site will be converted to LTE by mid 2015 and they will then expand the network to cover 300 million by the end of 2015. T-Mobile has historically met or exceeded their goals so there is no reason for them to not meet them this time again.

          If you don’t like those facts then that’s your problem. But do not dismiss them because you don’t agree with them.

          The funny thing is, you are so angry at me for not worshiping your carrier, and consistently not doing what you want me to do, that you choose to argue things that pertain to other people, and direct them at me while trying to insult me like a 12-year-old.

          I don’t have any anger. But if you’re going to post rubbish, I will correct you with the facts and call you out.

        • 9to5Slavery

          Before C Spire, PureTalk did roll over data. =]

  • sharti24

    Cam, Do you know if this news will effect the Walmart (100 min 5GB Data) $30 plan in anyway? i.e. throttle to 8 mbps or getting rid of that plan completely? Thanks

    • TechHog

      It doesn’t affect any other plans.

      • SB

        “What’s Changing
        Beginning January 25, the following plans will no longer be available to new customers:
        $40 and $45 Simple Starter monthly plans,
        $40 Simple Starter postpaid and SCNC rate plans
        $2 and $3 Pay by the Day plans
        Note: 500MB and 2GB Simple Starter data features will still be available to add to existing Simple Starter rate plans.

        Cuz that’s not happening right?

    • davidwal

      I heard from a rep from Tmobile yesterday that Walmart did not sign the contract for that plan so it is going away. It sucks because it was perfect for international travelers. I believe that a customer will be grandfathered into the plan if they get it before the cut off period. I think that T mobile is trying to push Uinvison Mobile for international calling on prepaid. Walmart is trying to get more customers on it’s Family Mobile plans. Walmart is trying to focus more on family plans than on individual plans like with Virgin. I heard that some Walmart’s carry Simple Mobile and already have Net 10 and their exclusive deal with Straight Talk.

      • Fernando Vallejo Jr

        How sure are you about this? I called in prepaid and they went over the new plans with me but did not say anything about discontinuing this Walmart exclusive offer?

  • UncleFan

    Nothing wrong with these plans, but what consumers REALLY need are better PAYGO options.

    • Mike

      Paygo has become such a small part of mobile, I doubt that will happen.

  • Hiram Rosa Jr

    Really good plan pricing but service still sucks, fix service and ill jump on board

  • WA Mike

    Just cancelled t-mobile after nearly 10 years. Went with a free cell phone plan as I’m a very light user, maybe an hour or two talk, 100MB data and a handful of texts per month. No more bills, ever. The best part is not having to call t-mobile nearly every month to get the bill credited down after bogus charges and fees were added.

  • tk3000

    The most absurd insane situation just happened to me whilst I was using my smartphone teethered to my notebook, it simply asked me for my money to use my data plan for what I already paid for to be able to do something that is inherently present in my smartphone which I fully own. Whatever device used with my connection and whatever internet service (email, ssh, ftp, web browse, etc) it is my business and my business only. Trying to control what end users do with their paid allotment of bandwidth is not only morally and ethically wrong, but also represent an illegal attempt to extort money by capitalizing on patterns and standards of usage that clearly is none of T-Mobile business. The whole situation is absurd and obnoxious.

    To make the matter much worse once I contacted t-mobile I was told that I had used over 2GB of date for a service that I barely used and had just subscribed few hours before. At most, I should have used few Megabytes. That really amounts to stealing and criminal activity from t-mobiles part.

    Save yourself some grievance and headache moving on to a service provider whose plans are legitimate ones, and not a pretext for objectionable and abject extortion practices against customers basic freedoms in the context of fair use of a commodity service.

  • stacey

    Having been with TMobile for over ten years, I decided to make the leap to prepaid for the pure convenience and price. I bought the best phone they had at the time (Galaxy S4), paid for the replacement warranty (that starts after the manufacturer’s warranty expires), etc. When the phone dies under warranty due to a defective charging port, I take it to the local TMobile store and they start a ticket. They tell me that the replacement phone will be mailed to me and I’ll just have to use the return label included to send back the defective phone. Three days later, I call to find out when to expect the phone (the store rep told me it would be there in a day to two days). They tell me that since I’m a prepaid customer, I have to return the phone first THEN they’ll send a replacement. It took it EIGHT DAYS to get from Atlanta to Texas then another 2 days to get to the TMobile warehouse. I was told I would have my replacement no more than seven days from the date it was received back in the warehouse. Ten days later, they are no closer to having the phone shipped out, with no idea how long it will take. They start to offer a loaner phone then pull the rug out from underneath when they realize that GASP! I’m a prepaid customer. They have to withdraw that offer. Telling me it will be an additional eight days before they can even consider having a ship date. And they’re surprised when I tell them I’m changing carriers. GASP!