T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 9.0 brings simple pricing to business plans

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T-Mobile just took the wraps off its most recent Uncarrier move, and it looks pretty exciting for business customers. Especially small businesses. Instead of having some really competitive rates for huge corporations, and the ability to haggle, there’s a flat rate that’s the only rate for businesses of all sizes.

SIMPLE PRICING

Every line comes with unlimited talk and text, as well as 1GB of data and depending on how many lines you get, the price you pay per line changes. But not by much.

For instance, 10 lines will be $16 per line making it a total of $160. For 100 lines, or up to 1,000 lines it’s $15 per line. Or $1,500 and $15,000 respectively for the account. No extra data access fees, or charges. If you happen to have a business with more than 1,000 lines needed, it’s $10 per line. As for tablets, you can also add a tablet to each line for $10 per line for 1GB data. It’s ridiculously simple.

If you need more data, you can add that too. Either pay for pooled data, or pay to add data per line. If you have certain employees who you know use a ton of data, you can add more data to their lines. It’s $10 for 2GB per line or $30 per line for unlimited 4G LTE data. If you want pooled data you can pay a flat-rate of $4.75 per GB from 100-500GB. If you use more than 500GB, it’s $4.50 per GB and for 1TB or more, it’s $4.25 per GB.

BESPOKE BUSINESS HELP

As well as competitive and simple pricing, T-Mobile is offering tools to help “mobilize your business”. T-Mo has partnered with GoDaddy to offer its business plan customers a free “.com” domain name, and a free mobile optimized website. And, in partnership with Microsoft, they’ll also get free bespoke email addresses.

DISCOUNT FOR FAMILIES

If all that wasn’t enough T-Mobile promises better discounts for families of business customers. So, if you have a phone on a business plan, your family could get up to 50% discount on their phone lines. Essentially how this works is that it treats your business line as the first line in a Simple Choice plan. So your first family line is charged as if it’s a second line, and your second line charged as a third. And so on.

In T-Mobile’s words: “After revolutionizing wireless for consumers, T-Mobile today turned the full force of its Un-carrier revolution to unleashing wireless for American business with “Un-carrier for Business.” With Un-carrier 9.0, T-Mobile is upending how business buys wireless with 100% transparent pricing, guaranteed best rates, business family discounts and more – for businesses of every shape and size.

As always, I’ll follow up with more in-depth coverage as we discover the caveats and T&C’s.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • aLdo

    All i have to say is Im first !!!! That all.

  • Alex Pilaia

    Also mentioned Promotional price lock forever… If you have a promotion on your account, John Legere is promising to keep it on your account for life… Thats pretty cool.. But does this include the “4 lines with 2.5GB per line until the end of 2015” promotion??

    • VJ

      yes he said that specifically.

    • John

      Yes John Legere mention that those on the 4 lines with 2.5 gb per line promo is locked in as long as you’re a customer. I am currently watching the live stream of the event.

      • Alex Pilaia

        damn i missed it. Whats the time stamp of that??

      • BigDawg

        Im still iffy about the 2 for 100 full unlimited plan. Is he mentioned 2 yrs for unlimited but in the same breath mentioned promo being forever. So i assume in two years i would loose my 2 for 100 unlimited plan, assuming all ulimited plans could potentially go away?

        • Hector Arteaga

          Yeah, I wasn’t too happy about that part. I would have liked if he would have made an unlimited data guarantee for existing customers. It could have been just for pricing, I wasn’t quite sure exactly what part he was guaranteeing for two years and which part could change after that.

        • nat x

          It was bound to go away eventually, it will most likely be replaced by larger data caps.

        • gmo8492

          What makes you think they will get rid of all unlimited data? Seems like you guys missed the last of his speech when he was saying that more and more people are using a lot of data especially younger customers. If unlimited data were to go away that would go against everything T-mobile stands for. Worse comes to worse some promotions may end, but unlimited data will still be an option.

      • Tmobil csr

        All promo plans only guaranteed for two years.

    • Cam Bunton

      Yeah, he did. That gets a separate post.

      • Frankwhitess

        Hey cam… Dude.. You rock! Thank you for always posting… I must hit this page 60 times a day catching up to the comments and your posting..

        • Cam Bunton

          Haha. Nice. Thanks. :-)

        • JD

          Hey Cam, go Chelsea FC baby!

        • Cam Bunton

          Err. No. I’m a Tottenham fan. >:-(

        • gmo8492

          LOL

  • S. Ali

    Pooled data needs to come to Simple Choice plans.

  • Ben

    The business discount for the workers’ family sounds like the first line is $30 second through tenth line is $10, rather than the first line being $50, 2nd being $30, 3-10 $10. That would give a two person family the 50% discount he says this goes up to ($30 + $10 vs $50 + $30), and would give a 4 person family a 40% discount ($30 + $10+ $10 + $10 vs $50 + $30 + $10 + $10). The discount gets progressively lower until a 25% discount at 10 lines ($120 vs $160)

    • Logan C.

      oh no, only 25% off the already cheapest or close to cheapest plan of the big four, whatever will one doooooo?

  • So they got rid of corporate discounts to create discounts for corporations?

    • gmo8492

      Makes it simpler for T-mobile to manage it’s costs so it doesn’t have to give X percentage of discounts depending on each company. As far as I’m aware government employees and military families still get the traditional business discounts.

      • Oh, I don’t disagree (and they do). I just thought that the “sales pitch” when eliminating them was to make “discounts” available to everyone, not every corporation.

        Some of the latest “perks” are starting to annoy me because they are of little benefit to the average existing customer, especially the long-standing ones.

        My brother recently switched to AT&T because of coverage issues and he’s paying the exact same price. They made no effort to retain him. I’m not suggesting that some loyalty perk would’ve satisfied him, but it wouldn’t have hurt. The way he looked at it was: T-Mobile Services and Cost = AT&T Services and Cost, but T-Mobile Coverage < AT&T Coverage, therefore, AT&T.

        • gmo8492

          Depends on what you need from your wireless service. Generally T-mobile has always been cheaper than the other 3 carriers, but when business discounts come into play it’s a whole nother story. Alot of the perks Tmobile offers for free At&t charges for and while they have great coverage they always find a way to lure customers to plans that don’t benefit them. If coverage doesn’t work out then people are welcome to leave and go somewhere else. Sometimes customer support has their hands tied and really can’t offer any other perks other than a temporary reduction on your next bill for poor coverage.

        • MKashi

          didn’t he get the “Try Wifi calling to gain additional coverage” spiel?

        • No… :- . He may have mentioned it’s especially bad when he travels (from DC to western PA), in which case wifi wouldn’t be of much benefit. He just told me he was pretty surprised that they basically said “we’re sorry to see you go” and that was it.

          So many places have protected networks now too, which puts a damper on that when it’s an indoor issue. This is my issue at the moment. I work out-of-state and the building in which I work has a protected network, forcing me on to either EDGE or no signal. I take six steps and a step ouside and I have LTE. I’m just getting antsy for the newer phones this year, hoping they take care of this issue with the newer band frequencies.

    • fentonr

      I’m not sure I see what discounts on personal lines have to do with this article which is about new business plans. Can you be more specific?

      • It’s just kind of weird that I can pay $150 for 2 lines, one JUMP, and one unlimited, while a small business can pay $190 for 10 lines with one unlimited. It makes me feel like I’m overpaying so that they can pay less, benefitting the wrong people.

        • Kentucky

          If you have two lines ($50 +$30), one JUMP ($10) and one unlimited data plan ($30), your bill should be $120, not $190…..

        • I’ll have to look into it. My bill is $220 per month after taxes, up from $140 after they eliminated corporate discounts. We have 2 EIPs, but they are less than $20 each because I make down payments of 20% or more to ensure it. My G3 (one of the EIPs) for example is an additional $18 because I made a down payment in the neighborhood of $200 last year. If you are correct, then I’m paying $60 in taxes.

        • Kentucky

          You didn’t mention the EIPs before. That is likely what is making up the difference along with your taxes

        • I need to thank you for this conversation. It turns out that they’ve been charging me for my old G2 that I jumped from last year, which they’re not supposed to do under JUMP 1.0. I’ve been paying an unnecessary $25 / month. It will be interesting to see how this gets resolved, considering that phone was confirmed to have been received by them and was brand new (long story).

        • Kentucky

          My pleasure. Good luck!

        • Thanks! It was quick and painless. There was an apology, my account is getting credited, and my bill is dropping $40. Woo hoo!

        • I feel like an idiot for my initial comments. I dropped my bill by an additional $20 last night by switching over to the 2 for $100 promo. Now my wife gets unlimited as well. So I’m paying LESS and getting MORE. How is that possible? Legere is crazy (in a good way). I just wanted to share. From a single cordial conversation, my bill went from $215 to $150, from one unlimited line with 7gb hotspot to two unlimited lines with 5gb hotspot each and an an additional 5gb hotspot with the Match My Data promo (15gb total).

        • Kentucky

          Glad to hear it, and happy to help.

        • Paperless billing has made it much more difficult to catch these things. I seldom log in to my account, assuming good faith on their part. It happened around the termination of corporate discounts last year and I just assumed that that was the new cost for me.

    • JE_25

      Wireless companies have always done discounts for companies. T-Mobile was the worst when it came to it though. Going after small business and corporations is important for them to compete in the wireless industry.

  • NYHeel

    I assume the free 1 year of unlimited LTE data I got from their referral promotion is not included in the promotions price lock, right?

    • SP_Jon_M3

      I have a similar question, I have the referral promotion that cuts my bill by $10/month for a year (I already had the unlimited data plan). Does this mean that I now get to keep that same promotional rate for the rest of my time with T-Mo?

    • SP_Jon_M3

      I have a similar question, I have the referral promotion that cuts my bill by $10/month for a year (I already had the unlimited data plan). Does this mean that I now get to keep that same promotional rate for the rest of my time with T-Mo?

    • Csr

      All promo plans are guaranteed from two years after activation

  • Ben

    The pop-up ads and banners are really beginning to ruin my experience on this site. I find myself reading between ads (pacman?). I’ll pay to subscribe but please let me read with minimal annoyance.

    • ABPPP

      Use ABP on chromebook/desktop

      Use Firefox with ABP on android.

    • ABPPP

      Use ABP on chromebook/desktop

      Use Firefox with ABP on android.

      • Ben

        ABP blocks WebEx from popping up a new window. It does the same when I tried to access secured government sites using my CAC card. Otherwise I’d use it in a heartbeat.

    • Cam Bunton

      You need to share images with me, send me an email. I don’t see anything from here in the UK. I believe they’re U.S. targeted ads.

    • Cam Bunton

      You need to share images with me, send me an email. I don’t see anything from here in the UK. I believe they’re U.S. targeted ads.

      • besweeet

        Here’s a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/UXdRpsq.jpg

        If you start reading actual content without closing it, the ad will eventually go away, but everything slowly slides up on the page. Bad.

        • Cam Bunton

          Thanks man, I’ll pass it on to the people who can fix it.

      • AdDelivery

        The ads for both regular browsing as mentioned above as well as the mobile version with bottom banner ad that never goes away when you hit the X are too in your face. It is quite frankly very frustrating.

        I intentionally don’t block the ads to support you. We need some help to get the advertising back to a reasonable state.

        • Cam Bunton

          Send me some pics: cam(at)tmonews

    • notyourbusiness

      I second that. I just got on here minutes ago and the page keeps scrolling up and down as though trying to shove the ads right in my face. It’s beyond obnoxious.

  • VG

    Hmmm, the business lines are a little confusing. John said every line comes with 1GB of data. What happens after you hit 1GB in a month? Throttled? Cut off?

    • gmo8492

      Throttled, T-mobile has always promised never to charge overages for their data. John said something to that affect towards the end of his speech.

      • VG

        But the consumer plans have always been marketed as “unlimited data” with first xGB at 4G LTE depending upon your data tier. I didn’t see or hear the words “unlimited data” when he talked about the business lines. And there was definitely mention of an extra charge for a business if they exceeded the “pooled data” amount of a business chose that option. However, it is not clear about what happens to individual business lines of they exceed the 1GB of data for businesses that don’t choose the “pooled data” option.

        • Kentucky

          Every line has unlimited data, but comes with 1 GB of high speed data. No difference between consumer and business in this regard. Once your high-speed data is used, you are throttled, but never charged overages.

        • gmo8492

          He mentioned it when he was answering questions, the data is unlimited but only up to a certain point you get “high speed” data. People with 1GB of data will be throttled after they hit their limit, I think pooled data would be the same, but need more details on that since T-mobile has never done that. But John did mention that you can upgrade individual business lines with more data and eventually just get unlimited data with no data cap just like their regular consumer plans.

        • Kentucky

          Once you use up your purchased minimum in a pooled plan (like 100 GB), you just get charged the same rate for additional GB used without any penalties or punitive charges. Sort of an open-ended data plan at a discounted rate.

        • Kentucky

          Once you use up your purchased minimum in a pooled plan (like 100 GB), you just get charged the same rate for additional GB used without any penalties or punitive charges. Sort of an open-ended data plan at a discounted rate.

        • gmo8492

          Good to know. Thanks.

        • Ben

          They had a screen behind him at one point that said ‘no overages’ when he was discussing business data. I’m assuming that it is throttled rather than capped as it slightly increases customer satisfaction with very little cost (a business person would rather have slow email than no email).

        • Giraffe

          Carriers cannot advertise throttled data speeds as unlimited, per recent regulations on definition of broadband.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Discount through my work count?

  • brybry

    Are there details on how to get discounts on consumer plans if you’re on a business plan?

    • Kentucky

      Just call customer support if you are already a customer or go into a store. They’ll handle it for you. That was stated in the announcement this morning

  • det_b

    I have a business line with TMo. My wife has a personal line with super low rate (I got her the Unlimted+2GB for $45 that was offered for like a day which has since been upped to 3GB and renamed Select Choice Unlimited TT 35).
    I’m on the phone now. I was told that her plan does not qualify for the new family discount. Only “Simple Choice” plans or other standard multi-line plans.
    I was offered to change her plan to the Simple Choice 50 + 3GB which would be $60. I would then get a $20 discount for a total of $40 a month. I whopping $5 a month savings.

    • brybry

      Are your lines billed together under the same account #? Or Do you have two different accounts?

      • det_b

        Separate. My line is pooled with my business accounts. Her line is a personal line that she has had for quite some time.

        Call the business service number. Give them your business line info, then provide the family member’s info. The discount will be directly applied to the personal account.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    All the announcements are great. Did they say anything specific about network improvements at all?

  • Manny

    I love the announcment of promotions becoming permanent!

  • steveb944

    I wish my company would switch to this, but that’s too smart to do.

  • Ѕροη†αηεους Μιхх ♪♫

    Do NOT call and ask anyone at Tmo anything about this plan before it launches. The person I spoke to on the phone basically had no clue about any of this. Basically told me that this was nothing new and they’ve “always” offered these options. Tried to sell me on business advantage. Complete horse shit.

  • lsuisme69 .

    Please no one smash me.. But I hope this doesn’t backfire on tmo…. I’ve been a customer for 4 years with Tmobile I love my 35 mbs unlimited data download speeds where I live and I’m definitely not thinking about switching anytime soon.. But that is kinda the problem.. Where I live its awesome but 5 minutes from my house between two 100,000 population wise cities in Louisiana 15 miles apart it’s a dead zone for the majority of the drive… All over south Louisiana there’s dead spots galore.. I’ve tried telling technical support but it’s falling on deaf ears…. They tell me according to there maps I should have lte everywhere lol. I can just imagine some company down here switching thinking they’ll be covered cuz of the maps and ditching at&t or Verizon and then bam they’ve missed that important call or message and lose a customer.. Plz John legere give Louisiana 700 mhz spectrum band 12 quickly… I so don’t want to go to verizon… Been there done that.. Excellent coverage and speeds but no unlimited data and I would have to pay an arm and a leg again…. Mr John Legree you have a goldmine with Tmobile plz expand quick

    • awatt

      Where in Louisiana do you live? I too live in Louisiana but I don’t have that many dead spots the only one off the top of my head I can think of is Donaldsonville.

      • lsuisme69 .

        Yes I live in between Lafayette and new Iberia area… It’s bad there.. Also in cypremort point and burns point and also south of kaplan going all the way to Texas it’s horrocious.

        • awatt

          I see. You’re in Southwest Louisiana. I’m in Southeast Louisiana. That’s the difference.

      • lsuisme69 .

        Crowley and Jennings is bad also…. But the map shows all these areas as good or better. But I promise you theyre not

  • vbs

    ok, i don’t see where it specifically says in t-mobile’s literature that validates your comment: “For instance, 10 lines will be $16 per line making it a total of $160.” It only says 10 lines is $160. I don’t see anywhere individual line pricing. Are you presuming that $16 figure or can you show me (and my small company of four people) where we can get each line for $16….(I’m making a visit to a store tomorrow to look into us switching.)

    • I think 10 lines is the minimum needed to qualify for these plans.

    • bt84

      vbs, you can see the details here. http://b2b.t-mobile.com/landing/business-plans.html?icid=WMD_TM_UC9_WX66RJDQ36K1962
      10 lines minimum ($160), up to 19. Once you hit 20 lines, then price goes to ALL LINES 15 each.

    • bt84

      vbs, you can see the details here. http://b2b.t-mobile.com/landin
      10 lines minimum ($160), up to 19. Once you hit 20 lines, then price goes to ALL LINES 15 each.

    • Corey Harrell

      It would still be a better value for him to get the ten lines than pay 160 for lol. Time to hire some new peeps lol. Hopefully you took advantage of the 4 for 100 family plan they ran a month ago. Turn the others into office phones, google voice them together i hope you find a good solution.

    • Kentucky

      1 line $50, 2 lines $80, then $10 for each line through 10. When you reach 10 the average is $16/line. Then it’s $16 until you hit 20, when it drops to $15.

  • awatt

    So I guess if you are a small business without ten lines you’re SOL?

  • John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt

    All I have/need is one line. Would be nice to drop my $50 bill to $16.

    • David RSA T-Mobile

      No. If you get 1 line it will be the regular MRC starting at 5 lines, You get the $16 pricing when you do 10-19 lines.