Select T-Mobile customers being offered free upgrades to Unlimited 4G LTE [Update]

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We’ve been informed that T-Mobile is currently sending out texts to select customers offering them a free upgrade to unlimited 4G LTE. Starting April 1st and lasting until the end of 2015, customers who receive a text offering them the promotion will be able to surf and stream as much as they want to for the rest of the year.

In the text is a link to this page which states the following:

“To thank you for being a loyal customer, some lines on your account are being upgraded to Unlimited 4G LTE data, starting April 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015—at no extra cost and with no action required! Surf, shop, and stream with no limits on our nationwide 4G LTE network.

With this upgrade, starter stash and Data Stash will go away because with Unlimited high speed data there’s no need to roll your data forward. To keep your current plans, text “STASH” to 1508 by 3/17. Free message, text HELP for help.*”

As with any offer, regardless of how awesome it is, there are some terms and conditions. Customers who take the offer lose their Data Stash – as mentioned above – and they don’t get the full benefit of being on the highest unlimited 4G LTE Simple Choice plan. For instance, they don’t get access to Rhapsody unRadio and they keep their existing data allowance for tethering. So you won’t get the 5GB allowance for hotspot use that a customer paying the $80 per month would.

Only customers who receive a text message offering the promotion are eligible for the program, so if you’re on a lower Simple Choice plan and are hoping to get in on the action, it’s bad news if you don’t receive the SMS.

We’ve reached out to T-Mobile to ask exactly what the criteria is for specific lines receiving this offer. Just in case some qualifying customers miss out when they shouldn’t. If we hear back from T-Mo, I’ll update this post with the information.

Let us know if you received the offer, and if your decided to opt out or if you’re giving up your Data Stash for completely unlimited data.

UPDATE: Although T-Mobile didn’t get back to us, a source who knows of the promotion did, and they stated only that the company was hoping to “surprise a small percentage of customers” who they thought would benefit from having unlimited access to the carrier’s 4G LTE network.

Thanks, Rhett.

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  • sushimane

    That’s nice of them. I got upgraded to a select choice plan voice,text and unlimited data plus 5gb mobile hotshot for only 60 dollars.

  • Logan C.

    Awesome that theyre giving the chance to opt out

  • sosarozay300

    im guessing people that 3gb and more will get the invite, i have 2.5 though a promotion so i will probably be left out even though ive been a customer since 2007

    • Logan C.

      being a low value customer for a long time doesn’t make you valuable.

      • sosarozay300

        i was paying 220 at some point for like 2 years

        • Logan C.

          For how many lines?

        • sosarozay300

          4 lines, now i pay 180

        • Logan C.

          yeah, I pay twice that for 3. Unlimited across the board and EIP.

        • monkeybutts

          Have you changed your plan lately since all 3 or your lines use unlimited? The 2 for 100 deal. It’s $40 for each additional line, the only catch is each line needs the $40 truly unlimited plan.

          Your bill would be $140 + taxes + EIP. Should be no more than $250 if each of your phones is about $27 per month on EIP.

        • Logan C.

          You assume I didn’t have more lines before this that I’m still paying EIP on, accessories, and I’m not counting my mobile data line ($5, but the device is more than that)

      • AstaLaVista

        I’m curious what T-Mo sees as “valuable”. I was a customer since ’01 @$85/month and they didn’t even try to keep me. :-/ T-Mo is the best of the major carriers but that’s still a very low bar.

      • Joe

        It’s someone who makes them allot of money.

  • besweeet

    Any signs of 1GB users getting this promo?

    • Cam Bunton

      I’m waiting to hear from T-Mo on the details. Not sure who’s being offered it.

      • Golbez352

        3 or 5gb only

    • Judas

      Only those with 3GB or 5GB

  • TMo Is The Bomb

    Read the fine print when you go to the link listed in the article…after 12/31/15 you revert back to your current data plan. So essentially you will only have unlimited high speed data until the end of the year and then starting on January 1, 2016 you lose it and revert back to your old high speed data plan that you had before accepting this offer. By doing this you lose all Data Stash data that you could have collected from April to December when you revert back to your old plan starting in January and your back to where you started from…minus the data stash you previously had before accepting this offer.

    • Klay Jones

      You get to stash the cash you aren’t paying for the full unlimited for 9 months ($180)

      • Brian Perez

        Yur saving 30 dollars a month on data or watnot

    • othercents

      Works well if you continuously hit your limit every month and were thinking about Unlimited or a higher plan. Doesn’t work if you don’t use what you get. T-Mobile hopes you move to unlimited, start using more and when it is time to revert you start paying for unlimited because now you need it.

      • Joe

        Yup that’s not a bad thing they are not tricking you in any way. It’s a very valid business strategy.

        • Addictive Habit$

          Yeah, Drug Dealer Sales Tactics… “hey man try this, if you like it come back to me for more”…

        • Joe

          Ya c the thing is drugs are addictive…Yes yes I know the internet can also be addictive for some but still this is not even close to the same thing.

        • Mike

          Just like the new car smell

    • Judas

      Well the data stash expires every year anyway, so going back to your original data plan next year is still a win. You aren’t losing anything at all.

      • MKashi

        Data stash doesn’t expire all in one go Dec 31 of each year, its a 12 month rollover cycle.

    • Mike

      At least T-Mobile was nice enough to upgrade some loyal customers for the rest of the year so stop complaining. It’s a win for both T-Mobile and the customers in return T-Mobile might get some of them to upgrade down the road. I never heard of AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint upgrading customers plan for free.

      • Spanky

        Both AT&T and Verizon ran similar promotions a few months ago, albeit not with unlimited data. My 2-line 10GB data plan was permanently upgraded to 15GB at no extra cost.

        • Mike

          That was their gimmick to keep customers from going to Sprint or T-Mobile.

        • Spanky

          So when T-Mobile does it, it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. When another carrier does it, it’s a gimmick. Thank you for clarifying that for me!

        • Mike

          T-Mobile is up selling and showing the value. There is a BIG difference between that and a gimmick.

        • MKashi

          up-selling by offering a feature for free with expiry to a small set of customers?

        • Mike

          yes. Thats what up selling is. much like how cable/sat companies give premium channels for a limited time. You offer it to those likely to take advantage of it and upgrade. In this case, T-Mobile must feel that their loyal base is likely to buy in. This should not need to be explained to those who are business saavy.

        • MKashi

          cable companies giving premium channels is based on the calculation that several people forget to cancel their premium subscription as its on auto-renew. It can’t be upsell in T-mobile’s case when its offered for free and it has to be explicitly upgraded by the user when it expires. If the user takes no action it revert to the previous plan. JUMP! would be a better example of an up-sell. This is more a loyalty bonus to prevent churn as the users with lesser line counts who pay for limited data plans are liable to move to other operators who offer better data packages for limited data at the same price point with arguably better coverage.

        • Mike

          Jump isnt an up sell. Its an add on. Im talking about when Comcast, Directv, Dish or whoever open the premium channels up for a weekend or some other limited period of time. But yes, they are promoting loyalty as well.

        • MKashi

          c’mon Mike, the way JUMP! has been pushed on knowing and unknowing users, I don’t think there is a better example of T-mobile Up-sell in recent times.

        • Mike

          Unknowing users? Please explain

        • MKashi

          several users sign up for regular plans at the store and later when they get home and see their plan online they see JUMP! added without their knowledge or permission. I have personally had to call T-mobile and reverse charges for my aunt when they added JUMP! on her $100 phone. This is a common occurrence, it has been discussed here and on HF a few months ago.

        • Mike

          Maybe she she should read the paperwork they gave when she left the store. Jump is a great add on and includes handset protection. To your point, yes, jump isnt needed if she outright paid for the $100 device. Jump is still an add on and not an upsell. They dont give it away in hopes people will buy the program.

        • MKashi

          well, she’s on a fixed income and quite honestly doesn’t really know much about plans or phones. She didn’t have $100 to pay for her phone in full, there is a good chance she was told something that made it sound important or necessary. But the fact remains that T-mobile store reps do force JUMP! on customers, several reps admitted being forced to do it under pressure from middle management. Back to our point, JUMP! is upsell – up sell isn’t something necessarily “given away”, but where a seller induces the customer to purchase more expensive items, upgrades, or other add-ons in an attempt to make a more profitable sale. Addons and Upsell aren’t mutually exclusive, in fact they might be closely tied as addons offer the best potential for upsell.

        • thepanttherlady

          When I bought my Nexus 6, the rep flat out told me she had to add JUMP! since I was using EIP. I told her that it wasn’t a requirement and she’d better not. Then she changed it to she’d never sold a phone without JUMP!. Guess what? I’ll be your first. ;)

          She didn’t add it, not then or later but so many others haven’t had that experience. If I wasn’t a part of this community I might not have known it wasn’t required even though she tried to convince me it was.

        • Mike

          Exactly. There are dishonest reps at all 4 carriers that are just looking to make money anyway they can

        • thepanttherlady

          I agree that this practice is not isolated to T-Mobile.

          For about a year I tried out Verizon and had a rep add something to my line without asking me or telling me. It might have been insurance but I don’t recall right now. When I got my bill and saw the charge I had to call in to have it credited and removed. I think in all it took me 2 months billing to get it removed permanently.

        • MKashi

          “she tried to convince me it was” – if this isn’t upsell mired in deceit, then what is? Whether new users sign the agreement or not is not the point when “helpful” reps insist JUMP! is mandatory for EIP. An unknowing user isn’t someone who necessarily doesn’t read the fine print before signing in this case, it could be someone who was lied to and was told it had to be done or no phone installment plan.

        • Mike

          People are not forced into Jump. Its offered to those who qualify for it and are on EIP. She signed the paperwork right? I have had great coversations with you in the past and would like to keep it that way. Shall we agree to disagree so we can continue to have great conversation? Im sorry you aunt may have dealt with a dishonest rep. It happens at all 4 carriers.

        • MKashi

          sure, it happens on all carriers. let’s give it a rest.

        • philyew

          There have been many reported examples of customers finding out after the event that Jump was added to their account without approval or the appropriate paperwork being issued. I know for an absolute fact that it happened to me.

          Sales staff have freely admitted that they felt under pressure to push Jump because of the performance targets issued. Some clearly went too far.

        • Mike

          Yes, all four carriers have the problem of dishonest sales reps. To end it, I challenge all 4 to pay salary and not comission

        • orlando duran

          If you had a clue about cell phone business, you would understand the reason for commission, until then….sit and shut up and you just might learn something

        • Mike

          If you only had a brain you would understand why commission is bad in ANY form of sales. You must be one of the dishonest reps paid on commission for you to post a comment like that.

        • Mike

          Also for her to even be on JUMP, she would have to have a device on EIP.

        • Spanky

          When I was with T-Mobile, I had insurance added on to my account on at least two occasions, despite explicitly telling the sales rep that I don’t want insurance. It’s not just JUMP!

        • orlando duran

          On jan 1 2016, your plan reverts back to your original plan. READ THE GOD DAMN ARTICLE !!!!

        • MKashi

          “If the user takes no action it revert to the previous plan” – try to follow the full conversation thread

        • Spanky

          The extra 5GB per month that AT&T gave me are mine to keep as long as I wish. Permanently. T-Mobile’s offer expires in less than a year. Which one of the two is the gimmick again?

        • Mike

          Exactly. Feeling the heat from competition, they gave you the extra 5 gigs as a gimmick to prevent you from looking elsewhere. T-Mobile is trying to upsell unlimited data to existing loyal customers.

      • Brian Perez

        that’s what I’m saying

    • Austin

      The data stash expires at the end of the year. Also, you can opt out of this if you don’t want to lose your data stash.

      • TK – Indy

        Data Stash is a rolling 12-month thing. Only the oldest month drops off after 12 months.

        • Austin

          I’m talking abut the free 10 GB stash that T-Mobile included.

        • Deihmos

          There is nothing rolling over until the 10gb is used up.

        • orlando duran

          Thats is not true, think about what u said….its stash

        • Deihmos

          I have no clue what you are talking about.

    • dtam

      meh, if you actually needed the stash, you are probably always going over anyways. don’t get me wrong, it would be nice to have something in the bank but in all likelihood, you’ll be collecting your stash starting next jan again.

      also, if this is for “loyal customers” that means they’ve already been on data stash since inception which would be January anyways. Dec 31, 2015 is probably your 10 gb expiration date anyways.

  • fhritp

    Happy April fools!

  • Philip

    Come on man. I just hell with all these and just go for $100 for 2 lines. Got my aunt 3rd line for $40. Life too short to nickle n dime. I am now enjoying life streaming video and other bad things on my phone.

    • TK – Indy

      Yeah, that is a great deal.

    • Deihmos

      I don’t like this plan because there is no 15% discount and 40 for an additional line is too much

  • TK – Indy

    This is a temporary way to match unlimited for $60 that other carriers are offering. Problem is it goes away at the end of the year. They must be starting to bleed customers a bit or they wouldn’t have done this.

    • Mike

      Much like how sprint cuts the bill in half?

      • TK – Indy

        This is inaccurate. Sprint’s deal doesn’t end in a year.

        • Mike

          Still a limited time gimmick to attract customers and stop their hemorrhaging of customers is it not?

        • Logan C.

          No, but their 100 dollar 20 GB family share plan does and they never clearly communicated that your bill will balloon to $250 at the end of the year either.

    • xmiro

      They aren’T, it is given at random to a pool of costumers who are on 3 or 5GB plans and use less than half of their data

      • TK – Indy

        Ok, I’ll buy that. So they aren’t really giving anything away, just trying to lure people who might be considering downgrading anyway with a carrot to keep data add on.

        • xmiro

          I think of it as more of an enticement to let customers see what it’s like being on unlimited. They probably know what their conversion ratio is, how many will keep vs how many will drop the service.

          They also had a free 1 month unlimited data w/5GB tether until recently.

    • monkeybutts

      I think it’s more of a way of getting people hooked on unlimited data, they are already paying more for the 3 GB or 5 GB plans gotta get a few more bucks out of them if they want it later on

    • Tmobile csr

      No they are just trying to edge AT&T in jd power

    • orlando duran

      Bleeding customers ? LoL. Thats beyond stupid to say, you aLso think obama is the king….lol

  • Brian Perez

    people make it sound like it’s a bad thing oh I don’t get the Rhapsody unradio or the five gigabyte hotspot be grateful that you’re getting unlimited data I have unlimited data and I have 3 gigabytes of hot spot and im paying like 94 a month that I’ve barely even use unlimited data is all I need but the greed of people just is beyond me

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    I was offered this yesterday

  • Jay J. Blanco

    I just upgraded from the 20 grandfathered unlimited data. And got the 30 dollar unlimited plan.

    • GersonT1000

      Why? I’m not changing out of that $20 unlimited data as long as I’m a customer.

      • Justin

        You get 2 more GB’s of hot spot data and free Rhapsody subscription.

        • MuthaFuckinStephen

          Hey the likes music. If it works for him then more power to him.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        More Hot Spot data and a little surprise you get Rhapsody for free which is 4.99 a month

    • TK – Indy

      So – you are paying $80 just for the plan, plus add phone and maybe JUMP? Well over $100/mo for a single line? Maybe you have a Family Plan, at least? For $85 you can get a subsidized plan someplace else, $60 without the subsidy. I thought you were a smart guy.

      • Mike

        No, he pays 30 a month for a data heavy plan that doesnt have much talk time

      • Jay J. Blanco

        I have 3 voicelines, 1 tablet 80/3 = 26.66
        My line 30 dollars of data, Jump, 14.75 for phones.
        2nd lines 3GB of data 10 dollars. EIP paid off as of Nov 2014
        3rd Free 1 GB -bought phone straight out
        Tablet 20 for 1GB -bought tablet straight out
        totaling 160 before 14.75 I pay 180 not bad at all comparing to the other big 3.

        • TK – Indy

          Thanks, my faith in you is restored.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        I’m almost on year 3 so I’m staying so I can get better deals on phones

    • JBLmobileG1

      Why did you decide to upgrade your plan? Did you just want the extra 2GB of tethering and the Rhapsody radio? To me that’s not worth the extra $10. Now if it was unlimited tethering I would upgrade in a heartbeat even though I hardly ever tether now with my 3GBs. I guess knowing that I had it if I needed it would make it worth the extra money.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        Sprint charges like 70 for 5GB of Hotspot so I look at this as a very good deal.

        • TK – Indy

          Nobody pays for that on Sprint. (Wink, wink)

        • Jay J. Blanco

          I see why they dont pay for It.
          Well I don’t want to void my warranty for the wink, wink. lol I’ll do it the legitimate way.

        • monkeybutts

          Warranty voided lol

        • Mike

          Sprint still does charge extra for hotspot though

        • TK – Indy

          True for postpaid, but they have stopped charging for it on Sprint Prepaid. T-mo/Metro charge for it on prepaid. Nobody offers unlimited tethering, though. If you want that (and most do), ya gotta break the rules.

        • Mike

          Very true.

        • Mike

          I wonder what the carriers do if they catch people breaking the rules? I never use my 5GB because of wifi at home and at work

        • TK – Indy

          Nastygram if they catch you. Doesn’t happen unless you get real crazy. Can search an xda thread for a T-mo tether guy that hit the 2TB real cap on unlimited, he just got cut-off till next cycle.

        • Mike

          Tehehehe. I wonder how much porn he was watching to get to 2 TB!

        • TK – Indy

          Probably was a seed for torrents. 100 people upload 1GB a day from you, that is 100GB/day.

        • Mike

          Makes sense. You would think they would try to fly under the radar if they are cheating

        • orlando duran

          If tmobile catches u illegally tethering, they will close your account and blackball your phone. Thry can tell when you are tethering immediately. They wouldn’t cyt u off at 2 tb…….the max limit is 9.99 TB, not posdible on a mobile device

        • monkeybutts

          T-mobile generally doesn’t care unless you use extremely excessive data. Sprint threatens to cut you off somewhere between 100-200 GB

        • orlando duran

          Not true at all……i get 5gb of high speed data, then it gets throttled, but that does NOT mean the access is cut off, so yes data usage is unlimited

        • JBLmobileG1

          I mean it is a good deal regardless, especially when you compare it to the competition. I guess if I didn’t have my Google music for $7.99 I’d probably upgrade as well since it’s only a couple more dollars for 2 extra GBs of tethering. But I prefer Google’s music service over Rhapsody.

        • orlando duran

          And using sprint is like using dial up

      • Jay J. Blanco

        Oh yeah I don’t have WiFi at home lol

  • steverino

    Just got the offer. I’m using the Nexus 6 (lovin it!) and have Google Fiber here in KC. Wonder if they are trying to convince me not to go with the new Google Phone service (whatever it will be called) that is coming – and is rumored to only start with Nexus 6 owners??

  • kbiel

    I received the text last night.

  • xmiro

    FYI this who gets offered this is random, to qualify customers need to have a minimum tenure with T-mobile and use less than half their monthly allotment of data

    • RLB63

      Which means that most won’t use it anyway. They must be hoping to push people to get use to using a lot of data. Once they do it will be hard to go back to unlimited…

  • monkeybutts

    wish they would waive my unlimited data fee for the rest of the year would be pretty cool

    • Naruto44

      Iwish!!!

  • Dragion

    I receive one yesterday…I’ll be taking advantage of their offer. Will have to determine by the end of the year if I will continue with the plan.

    • CPPCrispy

      Do you get throttled by going over you data allotment? I am asking because of the statement in the update about T-Mobile giving it to people they think will “benefit from having unlimited access”.

      • Mike

        You go to EDGE like speeds when you hit your cap

        • corona10

          Wrong, its says unlimited. Which means just that. There is no throttling cuz you’ve nothing to go over.

        • Mike

          We we talkining about plans with limits if you would actually READ. So you are WRONG.

        • corona10

          I did read, and no need to give me attitude. And no i’m not wrong. Unlimited doesnt get throttled, which is what I was talking about. You might need to step off your soap box and just calm the heck down Louise. On a regular plan with limits yes you do get throttled. But thats not what I was referring to. And i realize thats what he was asking now, but I certainly dont need your attitude and all caps to figure that out, stay in your lane.

        • Mike

          Then don’t tell people they are wrong until you understand the scope of things. Your comment was rude and I will say what I want when I want and there is NOTHING you can do about it. Now slow your role.

        • thepanttherlady

          @corona10:disqus & @disqus_3npNOt14BO:disqus

          Let’s end this conversation here and get back on topic.

        • Mike

          Agreed.

        • corona10

          Ended. But I’m not going to let some douchebag with an attitude tell me how to answer on a forum.

        • corona10

          Yours was rude too. And I apologize for sinking to your level and hurting your feelings. I too can say what I want when i want as well. I admitted I was wrong in understanding and i still dont need your approval, agreement or input to admit it. See, rudeness goes both ways, you give what you get. If you can’t take it don’t dish it.

        • thepanttherlady

          Stop commenting just for the sake of being the “last” one to get a word in. I’m deleting your comment and have deleted your response to me. There is no need for name calling.

        • corona10

          Like he did? Actually that wasnt my intent at all.

        • corona10

          And nothing you can do about it me saying what I want to say either. Like I said before, if you cant take rudeness coming back to you, stop dishing it out.

      • orlando duran

        No the unlimited plan is unlimited highspeed data, no throttling

  • CPPCrispy

    The statement in the update makes me think that they are offering this to people that regularly exceed their data allotment (get throttled).

    • Mike

      Im on the 2 Line, Unlimited all for 100 a month. At that price, how can you go wrong? For those not on unlimited plans, T-Mobile doesnt charge overages either.

      • Deihmos

        That plan does not nice me my 15% off and each additional line is 40.00 and not 10.00.

        • Mike

          Huh?

        • Deihmos

          Huh?

        • xmiro

          no sh*t sherlock, you’re getting unlimited data, do you want it for free?

        • Austin

          You’re getting $40 off the regular price of having unlimited data on all of your lines. The only way the 15% discount would be better would be if your rate plan and data plans combined totaled more than $275, which would require 6+ lines.

        • orlando duran

          I added 2 people on mine…100 a month for 2 lines, they are only 10 a month each

        • Deihmos

          I don’t know what plan you have but the unlimited data plan tmobile is currently offering cost $40 for each additional line.

        • Guest

          I have that plan too… got it right before Christmas last year!

      • abolds4397

        I have that plan also!

  • Bill Berry

    I’m curious as to whether any of you use T-Mobile LTE as your “main” Internet provider and is it reliable enough to use for example to stream via a Roku device or stream to a PC which I currently do since at another home we have the Dish Hopper which works wonderfully from our other home via the Internet? At $80 a month it’s tempting to give it a go, but not before I hear back from those of you who use the hell out of T-Mobile’s network; thanks in advance!

  • Chris Hilbert

    I would like to see the utlization on these users with offers.

    • xmiro

      a Tmobile employee on reddit said they’re picking out from users that have 3GB or 5GB plans and use less than half their monthly allotment

      • fentonr

        Which makes sense. People on limited plans often use less because they know they’re on a limited plan, even though they won’t get charged for going over. Letting them have unlimited data for the rest of the year to see how they use it seems like a nice offer.

  • jj201367

    i hope it get the txt cuz i would like to have unlimited

  • I got the text don’t care much for the Rhapsody Unradio and Tethering anyways Good Deal!

    • KM

      Right? I love how Cam said they’re “Terms & Conditions”. Sure you have to lose stash because you don’t need it and secondly it just tells you that you are getting unlimited data…

  • Cxoakes

    Hope I get that text. Oh yeah, I live in Cincinnati so it would be useless. They should offer it to everybody in Cincy!

  • Common Man

    I am not sure this is a good thing for some profiles like me. Thinking of opting out.

    If you use most of your data quota for tethering, then it seems you would lose with this offer.

    This year I have been using the free stash along with a 3GB plan to tether as much as I want to until the stash is finished and then limit myself to 3GB or less with unused data rolling over for future tethering and valid for rolling 12 months.

    With this change, I would only be able to tether up to 3GB a month max (no way to build a reserve for unexpected use) and unused data would not roll over.

    My non-tethering usage has been very small (less than 1GB a month) which is probably why I received this offer. So this “loyalty upgrade” seems like designed to reduce tethering use that the data stash idea encouraged before. :-)

    It provides no benefit unless I changed my habits on the phone without a need.

    • fentonr

      I don’t think its trying to do anything, there is nothing in it for Tmo if you tether less, that’s one of the ways that they get people on higher data plans. Its not for everyone though and if it doesn’t fit for you, then just opt out.

    • liveTexas

      IF you have 2 lines the Simple Choice plan gives Each Member Truly Unld. Data, Voice and Text. That includes 5gb hotspot for Each line. In addition, if you go overseas All Hangouts are FREE because it’s Hangouts to Hangouts, unlimited data. Just download the Hangouts dialer along with Hangouts. FREE Video calls to Europe and beyond with chat and text!

  • Pete

    April fool?

  • The Real Alpha2

    I got this text just now, and I’ll probably opt out. I rarely hit my data limit and I’ve long since given up on the idea of tethering altogether because it’s a built in feature of Android that cell providers hold for ransom.

    The biggest reason I don’t trust this is that the wording is vague on a few things, first unlimited never really means “unlimited” (the last time they told me my plan was unlimited they later bumped my “unlimit” up to 4 or 5 gb to compete with AT&T’s data), and 2nd they instantly take away the plan you had… forever (no going back if you don’t like it) and don’t tell you exactly how the plan changes on Jan 1, 2016. For all we know they jack your bill up 10 bucks or more after the promotion is over because they don’t explicitly say it, leaving you trapped with a more expensive plan that you might not even need or changing your plan to a lower one that’s probably not as cost effective as the one you had.

    • liveTexas

      This has not been my 13 year association with Voice Stream, now TMo. I called back a few times to Make Sure it Was Truly Unlimited and sure enough I went to 13gb in 2 weeks, called in and was told I could go to 50 Every Month with LTE (and that $100/2 lines Is Real!).

      • The Real Alpha2

        I’ve been with Voice stream/Tmo just as long. My experience has not been as favorable with a single line costing me 84 bucks. And it’s only that low because I only took them up on service upgrades two or three times. I honestly feel like the older plans benefit me more over the long run.

  • Rick McClenthen

    Been with T-Mobile for
    only a few years, and this is the first time I feel like T-Mobile is trying to
    get me to agree to something that will not be good for me. I mean, to tell me
    that I get this great deal, but they will take away another feature if “I DON”T
    RESPOND”. Up until now, I have been happy with T-Mobile’s
    UN-Carrier image, but the way they handled this offer seem to be just like what
    I would expect from the other mobile providers.

    I
    generally don’t go over my plan’s monthly high speed data limit, so eventually
    I will start stashing data allowances that for me will be like having unlimited
    data that will last for a full year, not just till the end of 2015.

    I will be staying with my Stash!

  • Pete

    It’ll be cool if i can have unlimited 3g instead of limited lte and unlimited 2g.

    • liveTexas

      The new Simple Choice for fabulous is 2 lines TRUE Unlimited LTE (or below… My HSDPA gives me 20 gbs down so I rarely turn on the LTE even though I average around 30gbs) but the “3.5” HSDPA uses Much Less battery. Just my 2 cents …

  • Steve

    On my account, only the plans that are stashing lots of data got the offer

  • fencepost

    Odd, I went in to get a new SIM on Saturday evening (switching to a
    newer used phone) and was offered an upgrade to a “promotion for
    $100/month that upgrades you to unlimited 4G LTE data” which will kick
    in at my next cycle which is at the beginning of April. I went ahead and
    took it, but we’re definitely not heavy users of data – I’d actually
    just scheduled a downgrade of mine from the 7GB plan to 3GB because I’ve
    only been using ~1GB/month and had ended up on the 7GB plan after being
    auto-switched to Simple Choice.

    The notable thing is that I was told then that I’d be able to keep up to 5GB of tethering with that unlimited data.

    • liveTexas

      True.

  • liveTexas

    I just called them last week and got the family plan for 2 lines, Truly Unlimited LTE Data plus unl. voice and text. Total is 100 + taxes and fees of $11 bucks. Simply Unlimited Family Plan is all over the TV adverts. Plus Free Rhapsody and the Best : free Google Play Music All Access including the new YouTube Streaming Service !!! That’s $50 per line! And Wonderful coverague and Speedy Fast LTE. Even the “3.5” hsdpi (so?) approaches 20 gbs. Not bad at all. Just call.

    • H

      how did you get Google Play All Access youtube Straming for Free. we have same plan I dont see it can you share some inside?

  • Uu

    Please God send me a text!

  • Guest

    I’am working from comfort of my home, by working simple jobs that only requires from you a PC and access to internet and it is a life-saver for me… 6 months have passed since i started this and i made in total $36k… Basicly i make about $80/hourly and work for 3-4 h on daily basis.And awesome thing about this job is that you can work when it’s convenient to you and the payments are weekly.—>

  • Bilbo

    Got the text. Will probably try out the offer. Have a Nexus 6, and 3GB plan. I use less than half of it every month. I never use tethering. I do use Google Play All Access, which was unlimited anyways. We’ll see how it goes.

  • Lighthalzen

    My brother just got the text.
    Looks like the criteria might be users who constantly run close to their data limit.
    My brother constant runs out of 2GB (though just a month ago our data bumped up to 3GB) 4G data 2-3 days right before our billing cycle ends.
    I usually idle around 1.5 so I didn’t get the text.

    Not sure if his applies per line or to the whole account. If it was the whole account, the account owner should have gotten the text but I didn’t.

  • Jeremy C

    I just reecived the text (after it was supposed to end?) and I can tell you my data usage pretty easily: 3GB plan, was always at my cap until music was made unlimited. Now I barely use 300mb a month. So long as Pandora stays cap-friendly I don’t think I will ever use up the stash or unlimited. Make it count and I’m hurting again.

  • NEO2U

    They just extended till 2017!!