New Simply Prepaid plans rumored to be coming on January 24

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T-Mobile has the ZTE Avid Plus launching on January 20 and BlackBerry Priv arriving on January 26. And according to a new leak, Magenta’s got some new plans coming between those two hardware releases.

An image posted to Reddit suggests that T-Mobile will launch new Simply Prepaid plans on January 24. The plans are said to include unlimited talk and text as well as up to 10GB of data, with pricing starting at $25. These plans will reportedly also include goodies like mobile hotspot, visual voicemail, domestic roaming, and Data Maximizer (which is actually the MetroPCS term for Binge On). Plans priced at $40 or higher will include Music Unlimited (Metro’s name for Music Freedom) as well.

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Right now, the Simply Prepaid plans start at $40 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data, with 1GB of 4G LTE data. There are also $50/3GB and $60/5GB options. With the plans that are rumored to be coming later this month, T-Mobile is expanding Simply Prepaid with lower priced options as well as higher-end plans that include more high-speed data. They’re also expected to add features like tethering and Music Unlimited/Music Freedom that aren’t included in the current batch of Simply Prepaid plans, which ought to make the new plans a bit more enticing than the existing ones.

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  • Frankwhitess

    Alex Wagner,… Can you please do a article about at&t and there unlimited data plan….. What I would like you to point out is how AT&T Now Has Unlimited data for tablets that you can add on to the family plan….. No I did not write that wrong,… At&t Now has Unlimited data for smart phones & for tablet !!!!!!! Pretty awesome offer…

    • Acdc1a

      If you are a pay TV customer…

      • Frankwhitess

        At&t said you can even sign up for there $19.99 a Month direct TV plan… Hell,.. I get the 4 lines everything unlimited,… And pay the $19.99 for there Direct TV plan and Not even install the Direct TV at home… Just pay $200.00 a month and get 4 lines with everything unlimited for $200.00 a month….that is Not a bad Deal at all….

        T Mobile is in trouble :) ….. Specially with the unlimited tablet for $40.00….. Am so looking forward to see how John Legere with deal with this… :) ….

        Come on t mobile… Give me that unlimited data for tablet for $30.00 and i won’t move :) …

        • Frankwhitess

          You know what,… Thinking about it… Make it $20.00 bucks for unlimited tablet data and you got me…… I love competition !!!!

          Consumers always Wins!! :)

        • Jose Hernandez

          ??? I have 4 lines everything unlimited with T-Mobile and I only pay $140.00 a month. My coverage is not bad, (I know it is for some). Plus this is a T-Mobile site, Feel free to post this type of comments since It may help some, I just don’t understand why you expect Alex to do such a thing?

        • kgraham182

          Would you pay $180 for 4 lines unlimited everything? Is the extra $40 worth the better coverage? People like Fab think T-Mobile is the only one adding cell sites. Verizon and AT&T are not sleeping their coverages is upgrading too.

        • Jose Hernandez

          Well, since my coverage is good, I would say no. Why pay an additional $40.00 a month when I have everything unlimited on 4 lines already?

          Now, for those that do have really bad coverage service, If it works for them, more power to them. Me? I would probably try to get by with Wifi calling.

          Honestly, if it became a very bad situation, no other way about it, I probably would. but not everyone would I would think.

          You should not be with any carrier that does not meet your needs with coverage, but if they do and you can save some money……..

        • Guest 2

          What you say makes some sense. But i would to see factual evidence about that.

        • Kiwini

          Exactly, there are plenty of mobile sites for that info –

        • Frankwhitess

          Yes there are other sites… But i enjoy talking to you guys and talking about it with you guys… Perfect example look at what you pointed out.. Direct TV raises there prices after 12 months..

        • kgraham182

          This is great for use consumers, now that 3 of the 4 mobile carriers are offering unlimited data. Verizon has no choice but to bite, they could even bundle it with Fios and Comcast.

        • Kiwini

          Note Directv price jumps significantly after 12 months

        • thepanttherlady

          Mine is locked in for 24 months.

        • ThatsMrtoyou

          You have to get a new phone on ATT next plan on top of being a direct TV or uverse customer

        • Stop it. T-Mobile US stock & business is the best in wireless for the last 24 months.

    • william43

      There’s a number of catches to their “unlimited plan”, they are no uncarrier

      • Frankwhitess

        Agreed that there are catches… But come on,… Unlimited data on a tablet with 4 lines for $220 ?? And better coverage?? You get the same limits as with T mobile… Once you get to 25 gigs,… They can slow you down…. But,…. With at&t you also get company discounts!!! T mobile killed that a while back :(

        • A lot of misinformation in your statements. No FAN discounts because you get a Bundle Discount of $10 on this plan unless your an existing AT&T Mobility Subscriber. You’re throttled at 23 GB no matter what. Must finance device on NEXT with inflated MSRP. No SMHS. And a Tablet is $40 a month. I’m not paying that for a Damn tab.
          Lots of other details like signing a 2 year agreement with DirecTV whic has an ETF, etc.

        • Frankwhitess

          Thank you for the info… Am with T mobile for life…. Just want t mobile to make unlimited data for tablets… I’ll pay the $40 ☺

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          oh also you can’t use wifi calling while outside the US with ATT. For absolutely no good reason, like having an internet connection overseas is a network burden lol. ATT will always milk their customers dry

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          yea it’s pretty funny how horrible of a deal it actually is

      • Chris

        Honestly though with how BS the Uncarrier has become. I wouldn’t mind just going back to the old subsidized / contracts. And T-mobile keeps adding new features that aren’t part of the old SImple Choice plans. So now you have, Simple Choice, Simple Choice North America, and the newest Simple Choice. It’s nothing but confusing as heck which is what they were trying to solve in the first place.

    • kgraham182

      AT&T is very competitive to T-Mobile offering. Unlimited data from a company that offers REAL nationwide coverage not wifi calling to full in it’s Swiss cheese pink map is back. DirecTV and U-Verse are good paid tv providers. So its like a win-win.

      • Chris

        Does AT&T offer intl roaming?? Nope! Does AT&T offer free texting while abroad in most countries?? NOPE. Does AT&T Consider Mexico and Canada the same as being in the US? NOPE. The As a avid traveler Tmobile blows the competition away in this field.

        • Acdc1a

          And with the Bahamas added, I’m covered!

      • George

        Well I’m not signing any contract for TV just to get unlimited data. Att is desperately trying to win back some customers and fast.

      • JMccovery

        How is signing a 12-24 month DirecTV/U-verse contract to get unlimited data a ‘win-win’? People complained about being forced to sign a 2-year service contract to get a phone for a reduced price or free, now they ‘carrot-and-stick’ people with “unlimited data” to make their purchase of DirecTV not seem like a bad idea.

        As much as I despise Comcast. I’d rather give them my money, than purchase satellite service, at least my tv would still work in a heavy rainstorm.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        You’d be surprised how much Tmobile’s network has improved in the past 3 years alone. Also wifi calling while international is super basic, but att doesn’t allow it? Why because they will Milk you for every cent you have.

        Under the wifi calling page for tmobile you see: Service Limitations: Not available for use outside U.S., Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands

        womp womp

    • George

      All you have to do is have DirecTV or uverse, that’s a bullshit deal if you ask me. I thought att said no unlimited due to congestion.

      • kgraham182

        Which is probably why T-Mobile is trying their hardest to get people off unlimited data plans.

        • Frankwhitess

          Agreed…. But Now there is a New network that is offering unlimited data… The network that at&t has now compare to the one back in 2010 is not the same… Which I imagine there new network can handle more customers on it….

        • ThatsMrtoyou

          All of the plans are still unlimited data, your talking about download speed….completely different

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          Well they just freed up a lot of network capacity with Binge On for all 50 million subscribers!

      • Frankwhitess

        At&t did say that… But when at&t is losing a chunk of customers to t mobile,… There network is no longer congested lol… There are less people on at&t’s network lol.. They moved on to t mobile :)

  • Frankwhitess

    I know I know I know! :) and i am LOVING it!!!!!!!!!!!! Because Now t mobile will strike back!!!! Which means more goodies for us!!!! Come on John Legere!! Give me 4 lines everything unlimited with a tablet with unlimited 4g data and each line with 25 gigs of hot spot for $200.00 !!!! Getting the money ready for the tablet John….lets get this over with.. Lol..

    • patt

      exactly what I was thinking :D this is good for US on T-Mobile. Legere won’t let it go.

    • Guest 2

      Now it will feel like The TMo Empire Strikes Back.
      No, John W Legere! You’re not our father!

  • Kiwini

    What’s difference between Tmobile Prepaid & Metro Pcs?

    • Jay J. Blanco

      I was about to comment something so similar. They are going to be more in line with each other expect Metro gives away phones

    • 412VC on Twitter

      Metro is much cheaper. Truly Unlimited 4g lte for $60. No data caps. No great phones. After 23gb then your data depolarize

    • Frankwhitess

      They say that metro pcs is slower than t mobile and Data is limited to 8mbps top… Is the true ?? And for the t mobile prepay version, there is no cap and you have priority when it comes to network..

      • Rob H.

        MetroPCS is not limited to 8mbps. We get full speeds just like T-Mobile post paid customers.

        • Frankwhitess

          Wait… Sorry… That’s cricket wireless lol..

        • Rob H.

          OK, and we don’t get 2G data roaming on AT&T if we go outside T-Mobile coverage. But 60 bucks a month for unlimited is great. The lower tower priority is not noticeable at all.

        • Trevnerdio

          Should be 3G since the deal they signed way back when…or has that agreement expired?

      • kgraham182

        MetroPCS speeds are not limited to 8Mbps that’s Cricket Wireless. T-Mobile is prioritized over MetroPCS so in a congested area Metro speeds will be slower than T-Mobile.

      • Matt

        I’m on the Metro 60.00 unlimited plan and have never been throttled and routinely see speeds at 10mbit or higher. I’ve been a customer now a little over a year and I’m happy.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        No prepaid tmobile is limited to 8mbps but metro is not. The prioritizing is all a gimic. It’s true but in real world your not gonna notice a big difference.

        • Mike

          Prioritizing does happen. I’ve had times where my MetroPCS data speeds are clearly capped — sometimes as low as 1 mbps or less. But it’s infrequent and well worth the savings. When there is not congestion, I have seen download speeds over 100 mbps

    • Guest 2

      With today’s plans:
      Metro is second priority when there is network congestion; taxes are included; you pay extra $3 when paying at a store; mostly similar phones but cheaper…
      Symply Prepay is limited to 8mbps; first priority: taxes not included; no fees when paying at a TMo store…

      • ThatsMrtoyou

        T-Mobile postpaid is first level priority, metro and T-Mobile prepaid are same level until congested tower, then metro becomes 3rd

        • Guest 2

          From what i know there are only 2 priorities “at times and locations where competing network demands occur”. First priority is for “T-Mobile-branded customers” and the other is for MetroPCS, GoSmart, Univision Mobile and MVNOs.

    • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

      A lot actually. As it stands Metro is a MUCH BETTER choice then pre-paid.

      1. Yes you are lower priority to tmobile regular or prepaid HOWEVER you’re not limited to 8mbps which is a big deal.

      2. binge on data compression is included much like on prepaid none are zero rated but Music Freedom is on metro not on prepaid (yet)

      3. $10 additional option with tmobile and metro pcs for international calling to land lines HOWEVER metro PCS give you 200 mins and 200mb of 4g LTE while roaming internationally. Along with unlimtied 2g which tmobile prepaid doesnt.

      4. $5 additional for unlimited 4g roaming in canada or mexico. not an option with Tmobile prepaid.

      5. With all the above plans are generally $10-15 less with the option for unlimited metro which tmobile pre-paid doesnt.

      Honestly I don’t know why people would go with Tmobile Prepaid if they know Metro is the exact same network.

  • jonathan3579

    I’m on the same one! *high five*

    • Frankwhitess

      Listen,… You guys lucked out BIG!!!

      • maximus1901

        Yep me too. 3 lines for $140 UNLIMITED!!!!

        I’m keeping it FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lomsha

    Dont u have to bundle with direct tv or uverse to get that?

    • kgraham182

      Yes.

    • Adam

      When brussels sprouts don’t sell well, it’s best to package with steak.

      • lomsha

        Might not be a viable option for a lot of people. For example me being with dish network, with the upcoming 16 tuner dvr, I’m not leaving them anytime soon lol.

      • william43

        Nice metaphor lol

  • Jose Hernandez

    Nice, now I get it. lol it makes sense…. :)

  • Matt

    It only applies to DirecTV or Uverse customers.

  • patt

    +1 3rd line (I am add-on) line +40$

  • RLB63

    Actually, there are a few is is left on grandfather plans that DO have a better deal than that…..

    :p

    • (J²)

      I think he’s meant in comparison to current plans not previous plans.

      At one point, unlimited data was dirt cheap (due to a lack of interest in feature phones and no market for smartphones at that time) so of course older plans were typically cheaper.

    • Cruise Guy

      $45 for unlimited (based on your having 4 unlimited lines) is a pretty good deal. At least for at$t.

  • TK – Indy

    Data options up to 10GB, goodbye prepaid unlimited. Can postpaid be far behind?

    • Acdc1a

      This is the Simply Prepaid product not the Simple Choice Prepaid product.

    • Guest 2

      Let’s be real, real Unlimited doesn’t exist. I’d prefer they come up with a 20 gig plan rather than “Unlimited”. Remember that people abuse the tether option.
      What the new plans are missing is data stashing.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        They took away everyone’s “unlimited” stash whom didn’t opt out of zero rated binge on and replaced it with a 20gb limit. I doubt they are ever going to bring that back. With 10gb4All there is plenty of data left over per month. I think they realized with such data buckets people could in theory reach a consistent 100gb stash bucket within a year, ESPECIALLY with binge on. So bye bye stash.

    • ThatsMrtoyou

      The data is unlimited still, that has never changed, you are talking about download speed. There is a stark difference between the 2

    • Stefan Naumowicz

      Simply prepaid never had unlimited. Simple choice prepaid plans are unaffected, meaning unlimited is still available

  • Phone Guy

    UNLIMITED at at&t is back! at&t just announced 4 lines unlimited for $180 total. ($100 first, $40 second, $40 third, $0-FREE for the 4th) That’s $45 a month for unlimited on at&t network when you have four lines. The catch (of course there is one) is that you also have to be a subscriber to UVerse or DirecTV. But if you are, it’s a pretty good deal. Comes out tomorrow.

    • Mike

      what’s the catch and plus a lot of ppl including me have cut the cable cord. If there’s truly no catch or secret charges this could be a good deal for current Uverse and Directv customers tho.

      • kgraham182

        Only catch is you must be a DirecTV or U-verse customer.

        • Mike

          besides that AT&T always has something up their sleeve.

        • ThatsMrtoyou

          And u must buy a new device with ATT next program

    • Acdc1a

      Cord cutters are the ones on unlimited plans. This is counter productive. It may force T-Mobile to compete on unlimited again though.

      • Matt

        I don’t think so because it will be a relatively small percentage of AT&T’s customers that will qualify.

    • gmo8492

      That’s a pretty big catch, especially how bad uverse and direct TV are.

  • Guest 2

    Okay, AT&T now has Unlimited*****, I got it, enough already!
    Yet I can’t even use their website without shutting down NoScript. That website is full of scripts and cookies.

    • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

      you also have to pay for direct TV. Not a great option in my mind

  • Mike

    Wow $25 for unlimited text and talk is a good deal. Not one to watch movies or listen to music so 25$ is a bargain. If I want to watch or listen I just use WiFi. Wtf we are in WiFi all day. Who needs massive data plan.

    • maximus1901

      Cricket had that for a long time.

      These new plans are just to match cricket:

      $35/45/55 for 2.5/5/10gb with autopay

      There’s no music or video zero rating though with cricket.

  • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

    Music freedom is already included in prepaid according to this site

    https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-10969

    However the rest makes sense as right now metropcs is a better deal For no reason

    • You’re referring to Simple Choice Prepaid, which is different from Simply Prepaid.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        right you are. hopefully they’ll also give the international option metropcs has (200 mins and 200mb intentional usages)

  • Cole

    I was at Metro PCS the other day and they told me after your 1gb of LTE is gone then speeds drop down the 3g and you get unlimited of that. I think she was wrong. Just trying to get the sale I thought it was 2g speeds after the LTE ran out because T-Mobile’s 3g is fast enough. It’s way faster than Verizon and Sprint’s 3g. It’s faster than Sprint’s old wimax network. Could someone please verify this for me.

    • maximus1901

      After your high speed data, it drops to 128kbps except for the stuff that TMO zero rates with music unlimited and whatever the name for metros bingeon is.

      You’ll still be connected to lte so you’ll get consistent 128kbps

      • Cole

        Have your experienced this first hand? If so what does it say your status bar? E, 2g, 3g, H, H+ or still LTE? The lady at the metro pcs store told me it drops to 3g speeds. I even asked her if she was 100% sure that it doesn’t drop to edge or 2g. 128kb/s is equivalent to 16KB/s Wait so if you have T-Mobile and are using binge on and your past your allotment of high speed data are you still able to watch? Cuz @ 16kB/s you’re not going to be able to stream anything.

        • maximus1901

          At one point wife had a non unlimited tier and it stays on lte even after you go over your bucket.

          You’ll get throttled to 128kbps but to see this is true, uou have to see speedtest app that is NOT two of following: ookla, fcc.
          All other speedtest apps will always show you your true speed.

          I also recommend testmy dot net
          It’s a browser based speedtest

          Regarding streaming: doesn’t metro have music freedom and bingeon (some other name probably)?

          Then when you use those services, you don’t use up data.

          Now bingeon is slightly confusing: all video is slowed/throttled to 480p but not all video is zero-rated. I don’t know which services are zero rated on metro

        • maximus1901

          It appears that on metropcs there NO zero rated video services.

          This means that ALL video will use up your data.

          This is different from postpaid wherein certain video simply doesn’t count toward your bucket ie you can watch unlimited hulu, netflix, hbo as long as you have plan with 3GB or higher.

          If you have the basic 2GB plan, video will still be shifted down to 480p but Hulu, Netflix etc will all count against your 2GB

        • Cole

          What were you saying about ookla speed test? I just ran a speed test from then and pulled in 10mb/s down and 14mb/s up. But then I tried testmy.net I got .779kb/s down and 8mb/s up. I’m confused.

  • Judy

    I have unlimted talk and text (Select Choice 25) $25.00 and unlimted 4G lte $20.00 for only 45.00 a month

    • drago10029

      ummm how? with t-mobile or a mvno?

      • Guest 2

        And, in what alternate universe?

      • Guest 2

        I did a search and find out that Select Choice is a T-Mobile plan they may offer you thru the loyalty department for your years and years of loyalty if you ever get to talk to a rep that knows about the plan.

  • I can’t find the plan on their site. Anyone find it yet or get it?

    • alwaysonthemove

      They just posted it/updated their page.