T-Mobile One undergoing changes, gaining new T-Mobile One Plus add-on

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T-Mobile One has received a lot of criticism since its announcement earlier this month, and so in response, today T-Mobile announced that it’s making some tweaks to the original plan.

First up, T-Mobile One is now launching on Sept. 1, five days earlier than it was originally slated to. When it launches, T-Mobile One will have increased mobile hotspot speeds. The plan originally offered unlimited mobile hotspot at 2G (128kbps) speeds, but now T-Mobile says that it will offer 3G (512kbps) speeds for its unlimited mobile hotspot.

Second, T-Mobile One customers will now be able to buy 24-hour HD video passes. These HD Day Passes will cost $3.00 and give T-Mobile One customers 24 hours of unlimited HD video streaming. The HD Day Passes will launch in October.

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T-Mobile today also announced an add-on to T-Mobile One, called T-Mobile One Plus. This add-on will cost $25 per month per line, bringing the total monthly cost for a single line to $95 per month. T-Mobile One Plus offers unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot usage. Previously, T-Mobile One customers could pay $15 per month for 5GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot.

T-Mobile One Plus also offers unlimited HD Day Passes. That means that you can activate 24 hours of HD video streaming as often as you want.

Finally, T-Mobile One Plus increases the data speeds that customers get while roaming overseas. With T-Mobile One Plus, you’ll get speeds up to 256kbps while traveling in the more than 140 countries and destinations supported by Simple Global. That data roaming normally tops out at speeds of 128kbps.

One detail to keep in mind is that T-Mobile’s network prioritization is still in effect with these plans. That means that customers that use more than 26GB of data per month may have their data slowed. T-Mo also says that if you do use more than 26GB of data per month, “primary data usage must be on smartphone/tablet.”

The revised T-Mobile One plan and the One Plus add-on are improvements over what was announced earlier this month, but some folks may still have criticisms of the plans. For example, T-Mobile One Plus customers get unlimited HD Day Passes, but they’ll have to remember to activate them every day if they want HD video every day. If they don’t, they’ll be streaming at 480p quality.

You should also keep in mind that you can still sign up for T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Unlimited plan if you prefer the current offering. Now that T-Mobile One is launching on Sept. 1, though, you’ve only got a few days to sign up for the existing plan before its replaced by T-Mobile One. If you’re already on a plan that you’re happy with, you can keep it if you’d like.

So what do you make of revised T-Mobile One and the One Plus add-on? Have the changes convinced you to sign up?

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  • taxandspend

    I wonder who there thought that 2G tethering wasn’t going to cause problems? Especially where the current plan doesn’t do that. This isn’t 2002 any more.

    The most recent promotions make it look like T-Mobile has lost its punch. The latest is nothing more than a price increase and a feature decrease. I’m glad they’ve realized this though and have worked to fix it to a degree. But I’m still left unimpressed.

    • Drewski

      Oh my God Bro. Stop crying already still and deal with it. It is so much better than the original plan that they’ve announced in the past Bro.

      • taxandspend

        I’m not crying. I’m sticking with my existing plan. No desire to downgrade.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Drewski has not disappointed today.

          Fun fact: he/Mo’nique used to be very pro Sprint.

        • taxandspend

          He/she/it has a limited vocab. “bro”, “diaper”, “sweetie”.

      • George Salcedo

        These plans suck “bro” and mostly everyone will agree on that “bro.”

        • riverhorse

          I highly disagree with you, as do millions others.
          And you can’t buy much with $100 these days.

        • Drewski

          Someone needs their diapers switched. These plans are phenomenally way better verses the other deal they previous announced. Goodbye and stop Trolling.

      • Fullmetal_Omar

        How is this an improvement over previous plans? Curious..

        • Drewski

          Improvement and very Un-Carrier like you whiner. Go change your tampons Bro. Unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot and 3G data overseas and HD free passes with One Plus? Yes very improved. Go sit down.

        • taxandspend

          For someone who has never been on an airplane, what do you care about the overseas data. And 0.25mbit isn’t 3g

        • Drewski

          I’ve been on planes. 3G is a alot better than 2g. Change your diaper. You smell bad. I’ve been out of the country a plenty of times. Sad to be you there’s sweetie Bun.

        • taxandspend

          Then you can’t like that tethering has been downgraded to 2g from 4g.

        • Drewski

          No its to 3G. Try again.

        • taxandspend

          It is now. It wasn’t originally. Which was my point. When you finish 1st grade and learn to read, you’ll see that.

        • Drewski

          You said from 4G to 2G. Learn to better make sense. False. I was right and you were incorrect. 3G for tethering in which you should be thankfuk for is what I was getting at. Have a nice life. Bye now.

        • Fullmetal_Omar

          Where exactly was I whining? Get over yourself. Nice insults btw are you 14?

    • Moby

      The current limited plans do tether at 2G after you’ve used your high speed data quota for the month.

      • taxandspend

        If you’re like me and don’t come close to using even half of it, then the occasional tethering usage is very nice to have. In the airport etc.

    • mab4285

      Just a question, how is it a price increase and feature decrease?

      One line: $95- Unlimited everything. Current unlimited plan is $95 and only 14GB of tethering….

      • taxandspend

        When you have 4 lines for $120 with 10GB each, and high speed tethering included (for the occasional times I need it). Vs. $160 for 4 lines with 2G tethering, but updated today to 0.5mbit tethering.

        • mab4285

          So….you’re comparing apples to oranges, not apples to apples. Got it.

        • taxandspend

          Right because unlimited 2G tethering is useful in 2002.

        • mab4285

          No….because you’re comparing a limited data plan to an unlimited one….

        • taxandspend

          All their plans are unlimited. Even the new unlimited plans are prioritized once you reach 26GB. When music and video don’t count, 10GB is virtually unlimited anyway. Takes a lot of webpages to use 10GB. I probably use 1/4 of that per month. In what way is the new unlimited plan better than the old one?

  • Sectime

    Thought only politicians flipped flopped. If i want HD on the plus plan then will it cost $120/month? Wow

    • Corey Jalette

      No 70$ for the original 3g tethering speeds and regular video, the 25$ add on making it 95$ is giving you unlimited tethering at lte speed plus the HD video. Alot better than it was when it was announced. If I needed tethering I would think of it. But right now I pay for 2 line 100$ a month unlimited everything and 7 gigs for each phone for tethering. Which always sits at 0 unless we go on a trip.

      • Sectime

        wonder how you will activate the 24 hour HD pass? Why even do that on the one plus plan?

        • Basically, they’d obviously want it off by default, and you’d need to manually turn it on (probably via the T-Mobile app or an SMS command) and it will activate it for the 24-hour period, hoping you’ll not need it again or figure it’s too cumbersome to keep activating every 24 hours.

        • Bryan Pizzuti

          Either that or you won’t notice the difference and just leave it off. Which for some may be possible.

        • Acdc1a

          I have to say it every time it’s mentioned…Netflix pushed 480p (or less) to AT&T and Verizon customers for YEARS and no one noticed it. Sorry guys, I don’t care about your 4K 5″ screen…you can’t tell the difference.

        • Bryan Pizzuti

          I probably wouldn’t notice. Frankly 480p or 720p would probably be a lot smoother on mobile networks anyway, I bet 1080p or better would need to stop to buffer fairly often.

  • StankyChikin

    Stick to my 2 lines 10GB ea for $100

    • taxandspend

      Or 4 lines 10GB each for $120. And 10GB is practically unlimited since most music and video don’t count.

      • Acdc1a

        I use 6-8 GB of my 10 but I still get anxiety. Doesn’t make sense but I do.

        • Haha. Me too, but that’s what data stash is for. :) I’ve used it two times, both times when I went away on vacation. Came in really handy.

      • This was such a good promo. Really glad they offered it. Going to take a lot to pull my five lines off this.

  • squiggleslash

    This resolves 99% of the problems I saw with the plan. Shame Binge-on isn’t enabled with tethered devices, but still a massive improvement. I might switch to it.

    • Acdc1a

      512 kbps will almost get you 480p…when Netflix allows for downloads this will be very handy for those who are patient.

  • tranceformer978

    I’ll wait for the T-Mobile One Plus Two plan.

    • JLV90

      The T-mobile One Plus Three plan will be better.

      • mab4285

        I’m sticking it out for T-Mobile One Plus Four.

        • theforevermachine

          But guys! T-Mobile One Plus X is the plan of the future! Don’t sell yourselves short!

        • AxelCloris

          But what about the One Plus Two Plus Two Plus One?

        • Steve

          that would be 6 :)

        • theforevermachine

          I changed my mind. I want the One Plus Fibonacci

  • Richard Roma

    The irony that T-Mobile now has some of the most fragmented plans of any carrier. No way is this going to go over as well as Uncarrier 1 to 5. A one-fits-all strategy (i.e. unlimited only) is what failed sprint.

    T-Mobile has completely underestimated what the US markets needs and it’s not unlimited everything. We actually want value plan options like those offered by t-mobile divisions abroad. I’m not interest in paying $100s of dollars for unlimited service that I don’t use.

    • Drewski

      Crybaby. You are scaring me. Drink some water and learn to appreciate Truly Unlimited High Speed Data with no slow downs. Please just relax

      • Corey Kinard

        It literally says you will still be throttled and that most of your data must be on the phone or tablet. Unlimited*≠ Unlimited man

        • Drewski

          Troll bye. lol Still Truly Unlimited 4G LTE Data. You just might have a small slow down, due to congestion on a particular tower doing that one to you there Bro.

        • Corey Kinard

          If it’s ever slowed to below 4G LTE, it’s not Unlimited 4G LTE. It is, by definition limited. And it wouldn’t only be slowed because of congestion, but also because you’re using too much Unlimited* (limited) data. And God forbid you try and use that on a laptop instead of a tablet or phone. Who knows what would happen then.

        • Drewski

          Again stop crying. Majority of the times you will still go past 26gb of data Bro. Just pray that you are not on a congested tower that time there sweetie.

        • Corey Kinard

          So just pray that T-Mobile won’t throttle me simply for using the “Unlimited” part of my data program lol.
          I don’t know if you’ve ever passed the limit, but congestion or not they throttle the fuck out of you. There’s no congestion at 3am in suburb kid.

        • Drewski

          Yes let’s pray :)

      • Trevnerdio

        Did you honestly just tell somebody to relax? You’ve gotta be kidding…

    • dtam

      exactly, it’s why I’m keeping my 7 lines for $130 with 2.5 gb each

    • Acdc1a

      It was a whole lot more than Sprint’s plans that killed them. In fact the Simply Everything plan itself was fantastic.

      • Richard Roma

        Like most people, I don’t need unlimited everything, all i need is 1000 texts, 1000 minutes domestic and 300 int, and 4gb for $45.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Then prepaid might be for you.

          Or you can keep your existing plan.

    • Fabian Cortez

      Two plans. Actually, one plan with literally a couple add-ons. And that’s somehow fragmented?

      • Richard Roma

        I literally had a new plan for a month before it was scrapped. A month later and the online ordering system is now forcing me to change plans to modify the service in and way,

        All of the awesome original uncarrier plans are gone. In fact, while everyone else has made their plans better, Tmobiles have gotten much worse

        • Fabian Cortez

          All of the awesome original uncarrier plans are gone.

          The un-carrier plans are still there. They’re just incorporated within the plan. Music Freedom, Data Stash, and Binge On are unnecessary when one has unlimited.

          In fact, while everyone else has made their plans better, Tmobiles have gotten much worse

          “Better” is a comparison based off of what they used to have.

  • Those are welcome changes and a sign that TMUS listens to its customers. However, it’s hard to tell One and One Plus from data plans, though the idea was to provide a single plan, ain’t it?

    • (J²)

      It is still T-Mobile One but with a “Plus” Add On. Instead of forcing you to buy additional hotspot data and HD video, both are packaged together as a “Plus” feature add on.

      • Acdc1a

        That usable 3G tethering makes it tempting for me. Now will I lose my corporate discount? That’s the last question.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Unlimited 3G (512 kbps) tethering is VERY appealing.

    • TheCudder

      T-Mobile’s claim is that these plans were to make “everything” simple, but in reality they’re the most confusing when you have to break down what you can and can’t do with your data, how fast or slow your data will be when doing certain tasks or what quality your video will be. I mean seriously, they promote it as “One”, so then why do you need 2 rows & 8 columns to go over the details of it?

      The existing Simple Choice plans were straight forward and made all the sense in the world. Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text, Unlimited Music Streaming, Unlimited Video Streaming…then pick a high speed LTE data bucket which suits you….no gotchas, no disclaimers and no fine print to confuse you.

      • Drewski

        This is all straight forward and broken down in easiest form. The Simple choice plans did not allow Unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot or allow you do use your data at 3G speeds Bro. Relax a bit.

      • Fabian Cortez

        T-Mobile’s claim is that these plans were to make “everything” simple, but in reality they’re the most confusing when you have to break down what you can and can’t do with your data

        There are only two plans…

        And the only difference is speed. I’m not sure what’s confusing about this.

  • francob911 .

    This is not an unmarried move …. My 4 lines for $150 is much better with unlimited data and unlimited so called HD with Binge in turned off

    • francob911 .

      I ment Uncarrier move

      • Drewski

        Yes it is an Un-Carrier move. Unlimited 4GLTE hotspot is an Un-Carrier move, along with being able to access HD Pass as many times as you like with the whole T-Mobile One Plus deal. Crybaby go sit down somewheres please? Thank you.

        • theforevermachine

          They are entitled to voice their opinion, if anything you’re the crybaby because you can’t handle the idea of someone else not sharing your opinion on something.

          Did you stop to think that maybe this plan STILL doesn’t come close to what they currently have? A lot of people, myself included, joined T-Mobile in one of their many promotions (aimed at getting new customers to join and ditch their old carriers).

          When you compare this plan to other carriers, maybe it sounds really good (because their plans are abysmal). Still, this doesn’t even come close to as good as what I pay currently, and I will not willingly give that up for something far less enticing while costing me more.

        • Drewski

          Troll along. Troll along crybaby. Un appreciative and ungrateful. Awww poor Dear This is a T-Mobile move honey Bun. Please get some kleenex and go wipe your tears. You’re worse than a female Bro. Ungrateful and miserable with life. 3G overseas, Unlimited 4GLTE Mobile hotspot and Free access to HD quality as many times as you want. Go change your diaper please. Nobody asked you. Ahahaha. Stop crying. You need your bottle.

        • frankinnoho

          Somebody needs a nap.

        • thepanttherlady

          Or a time out.

        • Drewski

          Maybe your hot breath needs a time out. Buh bye. Have a Good Day now Sweetie.

        • frankinnoho

          Hah! made you look

        • PC_Tool

          He’s campaigning to be featured as the dictionary definition of “FanTard” once Oxford includes it. ;-)

        • Drewski

          Thanks troll. I feel so special hun. Un-Carrier will always be better. Dont hate me because I’m special Hun.

        • Drewski

          Crybaby who asked you to talk to me? Who asked you to address me? What an idiot you are. Lol. Sorry brother but this whole T-Mobile Un-Carrier move here is 1000% times way better than the original announcement they once made on the T-Mobile One plan. I would be an idiot to pass up with not having this brand new T-Mobile One Plus plan, that will also give 3G overseas, Unlimited 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. Come on Bro. Stop crying and go change your diaper.

        • thepanttherlady

          “Crybaby who asked you to talk to me?”

          The same people that asked you to address them, calling them trolls and crybabies. As @theforevermachine stated, everyone is entitled to their opinion and like you, can post it.

        • PC_Tool

          I love how he is calling everyone else a troll. So tempted to post the Inigo Montoya gif. ;-)

        • Drewski

          Hum Sorry, but your statement and opinion is invalid. They came off crying about T-Mobile still coming out with the worst plan ever, and them still not being ungrateful. No one ask the idiot to address me, now did they? Sweetie please have a nice Day and tell your troll doll go change his own diaper. Bye for now hun.

        • thepanttherlady

          My statement and opinions are just as valid as yours. And again, no one asked you to address anyone else here but you do. If you’re going to continue to comment on others comments without their asking you to do so, expect the same in return. If you don’t like what they have to say ignore them and move on.

        • Drewski

          Please girl have a nice day. Well I have mines too. Deal? It’s an open public page, so I say what I like. If they cant handle what I say, then dont post in the first place. Bye.

        • thepanttherlady

          Exactly! Now you’re getting it. ;)

        • Zacamandapio

          Wow,
          I can’t believe you are here. See you around in Anaheim.
          :)

        • thepanttherlady

          I’m still here! Glad to see you still stop by too. :)

        • theforevermachine

          I love how they’re telling me to change my diaper while they continue to take a big steamy dump on this thread. At least with a diaper you keep your shit to yourself.

        • theforevermachine

          Improvement on the last announcement, yes, since the last one was a violation of net neutrality. But, for a lot of people who do not share your “O hail the exalted T-Mobile” frenzy, this plan is probably a downgrade for them. I got in on a promotion for Unlimited Data and 7GB of hotspot for $50 monthly (I don’t really use my hotspot feature much anyways). With this new plan, I would be paying almost double that, which I wouldn’t really be happy about…obviously. So, again.

          Maybe this is a great plan for you, and in that case, that’s awesome and I’m sure it may be an upgrade for LOTS of people out there. But T-Mobile is backtracking on a lot of promos that brought a shit-ton of customers over from other carriers, and I can’t blame them for being upset if they lose the plans that they’re really happy with.

        • Drewski

          Hmm Again stop crying. Be thankful instead of being so ungrateful about stuff there Brother. Come on now, where is your Kleenex? You’re getting awhole lot more features with One Plus, than you would with T-Mobile One. Remember now, Un-Carrier way is: Unlimited Mobile Hotspot 4G LTE Data, 3G oversees and free HD passes as many times as you like.

        • theforevermachine

          Nah I’ll just stick with what I’ve got, but if you wanna keep jerking off in the corner of the room over this new plan, then knock yourself out there, buddy. I’m glad at least 1 person out there loves it, but I’m not willing to pay almost double, especially if half the services are things I don’t use and won’t need.

        • Drewski

          Have a nice Day Sweetie. T-Mobile new deal is the cheapest on the planet right now :)

    • Zacamandapio

      I had this plan.
      :(
      Now I regret getting rid of it. But it’s the best value in my opinion.

  • emcdonald75

    Well the plans are better, and John Legere also tweeted that more changes to the T-Mobile One and One+ plans might be coming in the future. Let me also add that the plans are more expensive too! I understand that T-Mobile needs more revenue from its customers. Deutsche Telekom is basically being carried by T-Mobile US now. I am just hoping that the additional revenue from these new plans boost network coverage, reliability and performance.

    • AJ2

      $70 for the cheapest plan available for individual is not competitive, esp when surveys still show the average consumer uses less than 2gb of data

      • Drewski

        Still competitive for those that are on a budget. Bro stop scaring us T-Mobile people away. Troll along.

      • Ichigo Uzumaki

        Cricket and Straight Talk offer plans for less with 10GB to 20GB. Taking into account that most people only use 2GB/month with unlimited text and talk.

      • emcdonald75

        Remember that $70 is for an unlimited data plan, forget whether or not we are talking about unlimited HD streaming. Also, if I remember correctly, the two smaller Simple Choice plans will still be available, right?

      • frankinnoho

        “…surveys still show the average consumer uses less than 2gb of data.”
        What the survey is not telling you, because it should be frakking obvious, is that the typical cell phone user is not a T-Mobile customer.
        T-Mobile makes up only 16% of US cell phone users. Ergo, more than 80% of cell phone users likely have capped data plans, and just as likely have learned to limit themselves lest they get overage charges or worse, cut off when they really need it.

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Now THIS I like better…I’m not sure if it’s enough to get me off of my Simple Choice 2 GB plan, but it’s enough to get me thinking about it.

    • Fabian Cortez

      I agree.

      It looks like they’ve finally taken up my suggestion as it relates to increasing the international roaming speed.

      • Walt

        Thanks for whatever suggestion you are taking about oh great one!

      • Phone Guy

        Did John listen to you. Were you the only person who suggested faster international roaming? WOW.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Did John listen to you. Were you the only person who suggested faster international roaming? WOW.

          John can listen to whomever he chooses.

          This is a suggestion I’ve made for quite some time now.

        • guest

          Ask him for proof and if he doesn’t give you any call him a troll. Just for fun of course, I don’t want you to start behaving like that for real, its ridiculous.

      • George

        You do know it’s $25 extra a line right?

  • Dennis P

    they can keep this plan

  • AJ2

    Guess they’ve decided to exclude individuals with low data usage from their plans

    • Acdc1a

      Metro PCS is still there for them.

    • Ya, that was my initial concern, but T-Mobile did confirm that the Simple Choice Plans will NOT be going away anytime soon… with the exception of the Unlimited add-on upgrades to those plans – if one or more family members want unlimited, they will need to start or upgrade to the T-Mobile ONE plans.

      So, if someone wants to join in on T-Mobile after September 1 specifically for the cost savings against the other carriers, and NOT for the unlimited data, they can still do so.

    • Corey Kinard

      Project Fi. You’d have to suffer through using a fast phone that will get constant and direct updates, but whatevs. Fit low data usage/best coverage, who beats it?

      • Acdc1a

        Metro PCS $30 1GB unlimited plan…$25 on multiple lines?

  • Dark enV

    Better but still doesn’t make me want to switch. One question I have is do they still have that stupid autopay requirement to keep the plan at the price they’re advertising?

    • Drewski

      Well then stop crying. How so?? I would jump on this plan if I were you. :)

  • Jay Trainer

    So let me get this right… A current single line is $95 on Simple Choice for unlimited to the phone for everything AND 14 GB of tethering. This new plan is $70 + $25 for literally unlimited EVERYTHING. So $95 for unlimited to the device itself and also unlimited for tethering. Now, it sounds interesting!!!!

    • Drewski

      Yes soooo true Bro. I freaking Love it.

    • frankinnoho

      Yeah… I’m still keeping my 2/$100, but the One+ plan is interesting. Even the new One plan with Unlimited 3G (512kbps) is a big improvement over what they announced two weeks ago.
      My only complaint, Why the hell didn’t they say it like this the first run through?

  • Steve Brea

    Still keeping my simple choice 4 lines with 10gb of high speed each for $120 :)

  • joemail

    it’s beginning to look a lot like sprint!

    • Drewski

      Troll not true. Sprints hotspot is not truly Unlimited 4G LTE though. Try again.

  • Joshua Lapin

    Drewski has something going on in his life I can tell.

    • Drewski

      Yay thanks sweetie Bun. I love you Babe. Much appreciated. I feel so special now Smoochies. I’m always positive.

    • Walt

      It’s very interesting to see how Drewski and Fabian never interact. Aren’t they supposed to be two different people on the same side of the argument? Shouldn’t they be like “I agree with you” to eachother?

      • Fabian Cortez

        It’s very interesting to see how Drewski and Fabian never interact. Aren’t they supposed to be two different people on the same side of the argument? Shouldn’t they be like “I agree with you” to eachother?

        It’s interesting that you’re the same guest troll and you interact with your other accounts.

        That’s a new level of insanity.

        I am not Drewski and I have interacted with Drewski/Mo’Nique before.

        It’s time for you to move on.

  • sean

    THANK YOU John Legere! You are a hero!
    Unlimited hotspot. is a dream come true.
    I live in an area where broadband is not an option and this will be a life saver.
    I don’t care about the 26GB. It makes things fair on the t-mobile network and gives us what we have always dreamed of. Its not as though you will be slowed down to 128k after it.
    Anything greater than a couple of meg is fine for tethering.
    I hope we will all be responsible and fair on our data usage.
    RIP Verizon, sprint and at&t!!!

  • J.J.

    To meet my current needs on my 4 lines this would cost me $50 extra a month, and i would lose hd on 3 lines and gain a bunch of data that i don’t use on those three lines.

    • Fabian Cortez

      Interesting predicament.

      The unlimited 3G tethering and 256 kbps international roaming is appealing though.

      • J.J.

        Yea but I’m sure the numbers are very small percentage of customer tether consistently so still a win for T-Mobile

  • Boo.

    “Since the T-Mobile One plan is heavily discounted to give you the best for your money, it currently does not support the corporate discounts. *AdamB”

    • Acdc1a

      Sucks. Will keep me on my 10GB plan I guess.

  • Bryck

    Does the unlimited tethering add-on have limit cap? If not I’m ready to purchase a T-Mobile HotSpot router and connect my TV to it drop Comcast for good.

    • I think it’s 26GB cumulative across all your usage on a particular line. So, whether it’s tethering for a several hundred hours, or blasting uncompressed video, however you hit it will result in temporary throttling.

      • Bryck

        That’s what I thought. Thank You.

      • Fabian Cortez

        On that cell site only though and during congestion.

        • Khalints

          Have you ever been de-prioritized? It’s basically throttling all the time. It says “during congestion” but that’s honestly at their discretion because last time I was de-prioritized it was throttled even at 1-2 in the morning when there’s no way the network was “congested”.

        • thepanttherlady

          Same here. 4 p.m. in the afternoon I could understand but 1-4 a.m. was pure bs.

        • Acdc1a

          I still found it usable…maybe I was the outside case?

        • thepanttherlady

          I couldn’t get web pages to load for the life of me when this was happening. It was truly frustrating at the time.

        • guest

          you and Khalints must be on the extra special list of frequent excessive users whereby T-Mobile probably throttles you excessively to hope you curb your usage someday

        • Spanky

          If T-Mobile wants customers to curb their use, they shouldn’t sell UNLIMITED data.

        • thepanttherlady

          Unlimited high speed data at that.

        • Drewski

          Bye. Stop ruining it for us T-Mobile-MetroPCS users. Have a nice Day now.

        • Fabian Cortez

          protect yo net?

        • BreakingData

          This really depends on where you live and how congested your towers can get. At home I don’t notice it, at work which is in the city I do

        • guest

          that’s a good thing – have you changed your habits or do you still rack up your data each month without trying to monitor or use wifi as a substitute

        • Khalints

          I don’t mind being throttled, just don’t lie and call it deprioritization when it’s clearly not (at least in my case).

          Deprioritization makes it sound like you’re only throttled sometimes when in my case it wasn’t. Had I known, I would have monitored my usage accordingly to not lose any functionality. Being deprioritized at 3am is BS when you KNOW the network is not congested.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Have you ever been de-prioritized? It’s basically throttling all the time. It says “during congestion” but that’s honestly at their discretion because last time I was de-prioritized it was throttled even at 1-2 in the morning when there’s no way the network was “congested”.

          Then call and complain.

          1-2 in the morning doesn’t mean much. There are sports venues, concert halls, night clubs, etc. that all play a factor into cell site congestion. All cell sites are not created equally. Certain markets has different cell spacing as well. It is quite possible that said cell serving you covers a wide area or is picking up the slack of a cell that is being worked on late at night.

          Handover to another cell cite that is not congested and you’ll be fine.

        • T Redd

          Switch to 3g.. That helps for me most of the time.

  • Josh

    do government discounts apply to tmo one plus?

    • Josh

      I’ve been told that discounts dont apply to some plans that are considered to be “promo” types… When I asked about gov discounts applying to T-Mobile One since they’re a little different that corp discounts no one seems to give a straight answer…

  • AdamThodey

    No. i have a grandfathered plan – 2GB LTE data per line, $20 unlimited on one line (although it will be $30 on the other lines if i switch them to unlimited). i got in on the initial state side international plan for only $5 for the entire account and apparently it’s not compatible with any new plans – rather than pay $15 per line… and my tablets get 5GB of LTE data for $10 each… and i just pay $145. for the unlimited isn’t any less or the same.. it would cost me at least $230 .. and that gets me only 2 lines with the state side international not the whole account and the tablet lines go up by $10 to $20… so i’m not switching i’m sticking to my plan as it is .. at least for now.

    One other thing.. the video shows this available Sept 1 but the drop down menu still says september 6… which is it? i’m confused.

    • Everything is bumped up to September 1. Apparently, they’re trying to quell the surge of people grandfathering themselves into the Simple Choice plans.

  • Steve

    so everything I’ve read on this says $70 first line and $50 second line and then $20/each additional line up to 8 lines…. So what if you have more then 8 lines like myself?

    • kendolink

      30 for after 8

  • Android_God

    This seems like it’s going to be a big winner for T-Mobile!!

  • Ichigo Uzumaki

    The $3 HD pass equates to $90 to $93 per month just to watch videos on HD every day. I still say that’s a ripoff.

    • PC_Tool

      That’s a bit disingenuous, since they covered the people who would use the passes like that with a much cheaper option.

      I’m not saying you’re wrong, but that they kinda figured that out themselves.

    • Phone Guy

      Its meant for the person who may use it 2 or 3 times per month, not 31 days a month. Fuzzy math. By the way, T-Mobile also has 10 cents a minute plan, so you could figure your minutes that way too. Not.

      • Ichigo Uzumaki

        how is that fuzzy math? Many watch videos at HD resolution and they’ll have to pay for that “fuzzy calculation.” This is a new plan but not a good plan for many. I don’t see how anyone will want to watch videos on their QHD res display at 480p? For that they might as well buy phones from 2010 or the horrendous cheap phones that some companies are still making with 480p or 560p resolution display. You’re trying to tell me that out of 28 to 31 days most people are only going to watch HD videos 2 to 3 times a month on their phones? Sure Phone Guy, keep telling that to yourself and defending such a horrendous plan.

        • squiggleslash

          It’s fuzzy math presumably because the screen is fuzzy if it’s big and you’re watching stuff in SD…

          In any case, HD video costs $25 a month, not $90! It’d only cost $90+ if you’re silly enough to buy a $3 pass every day, rather than sign up for the monthly $25 HD video option.

        • JB

          Then they can pay the $25 for the unlimited HD passes?

          Or perhaps wait until they’re in a wifi area to stream in HD?

          I’d reckon frugal folks will do the latter and if they’re in a situation where they won’t be near a wifi spot, then they’ll pony up the 3 dollars. It’s that scenario where I would see one buying a HD pass maybe a handful of times in a month.

        • JMccovery

          If someone knows they’re going to watch HD quality video pretty often, wouldn’t the One Plus add-on make more sense?

        • PC_Tool

          Of course it would – which is why his entire argument is meaningless.

        • Ichigo Uzumaki

          Why would anyone have to pay extra just to watch HD video. That’s my point.

        • Ichigo Uzumaki

          My point is that you still have to pay extra to watch HD videos…

  • Laciel

    It’s just slightly less terrible, and they act all high and mighty while trying to restrict customer’s internet access, whatever happen to t-mobile support net neutrality, that’s false advertisements.

    • Acdc1a

      Restrict it how? Pony up that $25 if you don’t like your video or tethering speeds.

      • Laciel

        Why do i have to pay extra on top of my “unlimited” plan to watch stuff in HD? And the old plan didn’t have this bs on it, the whole binge on thing was also sketchy, it restricted EVERYONE to sd without consent and I actually have to turn it off myself, even when my plan is unlimited, binge on shouldn’t even be there.

        • Acdc1a

          It’s really simple. Why does ComShaft only give 3 Mbps on their economy plan? Pay for what you want.

        • Laciel

          They advertise it as economy plan, t-mobile isn’t, t-mobile is marketing it as the best thing ever, while stripping down features from it, punish you $5 per line if you don’t autopay and “fix” it with insignificant changes when consumer realized the plan is fishy af.

  • Khalints

    Well if there’s anything good about this is that people will hit the 26gb deprioritization limit faster than before and will (hopefully) make the average go up for the rest of us.

    • ltnstar

      My issue is never knowing if there is a tower issue or your being restricted after hitting that cap. A few times I have called C’s, to my surprise there had been a tower issue.

  • Bryck

    I’m going to keep my $72 tax included simple choice plan with 6 GB of data stash, with America without out borders.

  • emcdonald75

    T-Mobile’s coverage and reliability better improve soon now that Verizon is really starting to become competitive on the network side, but not so much with their plan prices. I just saw Verizon’s LTE-A (Advanced) announcement promising up to 225Mbps or 300Mbps data speeds with two or three channel carrier aggregation. Sounds like more of their 2G and 3G spectrum is being reallocated to their LTE network.

    • ltnstar

      They can announce 1 gig speed and it doesn’t mean anything. Real customer experience will very. Remember Verizon will not guarantee service inside a building. One of the reasons I left them.

      • emcdonald75

        Well I didn’t think any carrier guaranteed service within a building or anywhere. Even the coverage maps for all carriers present falsehood. I have used all four carriers, and Verizon had the best coverage, but T-mobile in areas where they present strong coverage have the faster data speeds and best plan prices. I’m hoping that T-Mobile’s coverage and reliability tops Verizon soon. I have experienced some terrible T-Mobile customer experience in the store; customer service has always been great over the phone. I completely will not go into one store here in Jackson, MS, because the workers are evil, which was seconded by the workers at another T-Mobile store. There are many complaints and nothing has been done, so I just go to the one store for anything that I may need. I complained one time so badly that T-Mobile gave me a credit to my account that the store was suppose to honor for a promo but refused to. I don’t go to the store often for anything, but I would rank T-Mobile’s customer service better, but Verizon may have changed for the better or the worse. That was 3 years ago when I had Verizon as my wireless carrier.

        • ltnstar

          The thing is Verizon brand is about reliability. So let’s say your at home or at work and you have always had good service. And one day or two at the same spots you don’t. So you call cs, the way Verizon acts as if they don’t have a bad day and they will tell you their service is not guaranteed inside buildings. That’s fine, but when your brand is all about that and you charge those prices.
          T-Mobile had promises, I at this point am becoming disappointed with the service. Areas before band 12 and now have not completely improved. I have issues with calls and data. And Everytime I’ve called cs they have u on hold a long time or have a call back due to high call volume.smh

        • emcdonald75

          T-Mobile doesn’t have Band 12 in my area, it is owned by C-Spire. Services have actually improved in Jackson, MS, (PCS+AWS spectrum only) but once I leave out of Jackson, that’s when service becomes hit or miss; especially when I drive to Laurel, MS, to visit my parents and family. I just keep my phone on me with the hope that in certain spots I would have service. It all depends on what side of town I’m on, in a small city of less than 11K people.

    • Acdc1a

      What good is 300 Mbps data if it blows through your minimal data bucket in mere minutes?

      • slybacon

        Not if you’re downloading something that is only 5 MB in size…

        • Phone Guy

          So, if you are downloading 5MB, it now will take 1.5 instead of 3 seconds. Hmm, still don’t see the advantage on a tiny phone.

      • emcdonald75

        Just because the speeds are faster doesn’t mean that you will hit your data bucket any sooner. What will make you hit the data cap sooner is the content you are streaming. If you are browsing the Internet or streaming music, I don’t think it causes you to hit the data cap sooner, but HD video streaming will make you reach the data cap sooner. I think people on those plans understand that there is a cap to their high speed data allotment before they are throttled. Cost, coverage and then speeds were always for me prioritized in that order. I want coverage and a lower cost plan, but I don’t travel that often so I can wait until T-Mobile improves coverage or offer better roaming options. I hit 40Mbps in Jackson, MS, so I’m good with that. If I can stream data, I’m good. I hit those speeds even during lunch time. There was a time I hit 75Mbps, but it has slowed down with the additional customer adds. T-Mobile’s stores are always packed. Plus, I don’t care if the speeds are 10Mbps, just as long as I can stream music and videos. This is why coverage, cost and consistency are so important to me. Verizon’s plans would not be so bad if it wasn’t for those device fees. T-Mobile is the only carrier that doesn’t have device fees.

        • Acdc1a

          “HD video streaming will make you reach the data cap sooner.”

          BINGO…

          And you give the average consumer WAY too much credit. Had a friend drop T-Mobile for Verizon because he kept getting text messages about using his allotments of data and then half way through the month the internet would become unusable. Now he gets that same text message and a giant bill at the end of the month. People not hanging out places like here have no clue.

        • emcdonald75

          But your friend had an unlimited plan option with T-Mobile, that’s not even possible with Verizon. I don’t understand. He could have called or used the online account management to change his plan if he felt that he needed more data, then poof the messages will go away. I never had trouble like that. Now what I do hate about T-Mobile, other than the coverage in some places, is the billing management. I hate when you want to pay extra money towards your EIP, it reduces your monthly cell bill, which makes people believe that they paid money towards their bill. If you want to make an extra payment towards your EIP, then it should not change your monthly bill and only reflect a reduction in your total EIP balance. That’s just my opinion.

        • Acdc1a

          He’s an idiot and doesn’t listen but I believe he represents the general public. I’m certain he couldn’t tell you the difference between 480p and 4k and just as certain he’d never be able to tell how much data each would use.

        • emcdonald75

          Lol

        • PC_Tool

          “Just because the speeds are faster doesn’t mean that you will hit your data bucket any sooner.”

          This.

          Why is it the moment speeds increase so many people automatically assume their usage must also increase?

        • emcdonald75

          I see that misconception everywhere on the Internet. I think some people are confused. If anything, I would think you would use less data because you won’t impatiently refresh sites or click multiple times for some website or music/video to actually load. To me HD video streaming or gaming is the only think I can think of that would make a person use so much data. I don’t even think streaming music uses so much data, unless you are doing it all day long. But some people’s jobs let them listen to music all day at work, unfortunately mine does not. lol

        • PC_Tool

          “To me HD video streaming or gaming is the only think I can think of that would make a person use so much data.”

          …and these two activities are time-locked. Streaming a 1-hour show, or gaming for one hour takes an hour – it doesn’t affect the amount of bandwidth one uses – so unless they are suddenly spending *more* time gaming/watching, this would have zero affect on their data usage.

          The only thing I can think of is that their “normal usage” is limited by speed rather than dictated by time – but I cannot really think of any legitimate application where that would be the case on a mobile device plan.

        • emcdonald75

          I thought these two activities, game and video streaming, were being used the most for mobile hotspot data and on their smartphones/tablets? That’s why you see people posting that they have used X amount of data for the month without throttling, unless the tower is congested by the number of users requesting data sessions.

    • Bud

      So your willing to pay triple the price for something that’s not really needed. In the real world 10mbs enough for almost everything you do on the go.

      • emcdonald75

        I’m a T-Mobile customer, but let’s be real here, Verizon has more coverage, network reliability and now they are suggesting that they present more data speed on their current plans. I think that some people are willing to pay more for those 3 things alone. Coverage, network reliability and data speed performance is what everyone wants and needs. Isn’t that what us T-Mobile customers keep asking for each time T-Mobile releases a press release indicating more POPs are covered by LTE? We want coverage and speed so let’s not pretend that it is no longer important because the price is too much for some of us and the company that offers better network performance possesses some poor customer business practices.

    • gmo8492

      The only reason anyone would want speeds higher than 15mbps is if you either download or upload a lot things online. Streaming video only requires a decent enought speed and a stable connection. But hey, I’m all for the fastest speeds possible, yet it’s pretty much useless for Verizon customers with restricted data caps. Unlimited customers may be happy tho.

      • emcdonald75

        Which is why I always say that T-Mobile should focus on coverage and reliability first, and data speeds second. Speeds are great, but they mean nothing, if you are in an area of No Service. Verizon, for the most part, has coverage, reliability and now fast data speeds, even with having the most wireless customers of any other U.S. wireless carrier. That, in itself, is remarkable! I hope T-Mobile is doing great in the current auction. I wish the current 600MHz spectrum auction can viewed in real time, like the billion dollar horse race it is. :-)

  • donnybee

    What if T-Mobile knew this new plan (with changes) wouldn’t be the most enticing shift from Simple Choice, so they announced a terrible one first to make this one seem better?

    I’m still not sold on it. I don’t use hotspot enough to make that a higher priority than HD video.

    • For now, Not Enticing…

      Well stated, I agree!!

  • Walt

    Drewski or Fabian?

    • kevev

      lol

      The 3G unlited tethering is very welcomed. I still believe that throttling certail services like video are illegal according to net neutrality. But I also understand that T-Mobile’s network is being crushed by users who stream lots of HD video. What can be done? I think that if T-Mobile had an unlimited plan with Max speed of 6mbps/6mbps with no prioritization, no restrictions, and no tether restrictions it would satisfy those who are for net neutrality.

      • Acdc1a

        Clowns complaining about 480p video are going to be very upset when speed tiers make all but the slowest tiers are outrageously priced.

    • Fabian Cortez

      Drewski or Fabian?

      And you would be Guest, Guest 2, Fabian, kevev, VN, Walt, and any other guest troll on here as of late.

      Troll someone and somewhere else.

      • kevev

        I have been a voice stream/tmobile customer for 17 years sir. Not trolling. :-)

        • Fabian Cortez

          I have been a voice stream/tmobile customer for 17 years sir. Not trolling. :-)

          An unstable one at that. But that’s good to know Guest, Guest 2, Fabian, kevev, VN, and Walt,

        • Drewski

          Troll bye. Leave my Bro Fabian Cortez the hell alone.

  • Johnnola504

    I’m really been pro T-Mobile to all my friends. However, these new plans seem real complicated. I understand that they need to make money, but these new plans seem to fly in the face of what T-Mobile has bragged about, simplicity. I will stick with my 2 lines unlimited everything with 7 gb of tethering and free Rapsody for $100. I chatted with a T-Mobile rep who said in writing that T-Mobile would never take away the plan I’m on. I’m grandfathered in. Good to know. I travel a lot and have had only minor issues with coverage.

    • Walt

      I agree, so confusing I prefer the original T-Mobile ONE instead. LOL

      Thanks for the entertainment T-Mobile.

      • Drewski

        I prefer Both. T-Mobile One Plus has more advanced features, that’s the difference.

        • Walt

          Sorry, I don’t talk to sock puppets and trolls.

        • Drewski

          Have a nice Day now Sweetie.

    • Agree

      agreed. Simplicity

    • slybacon

      How do you “say something in writing???” Did they read something to you that was written?

      • Johnnola504

        It was through a chat session which I had with the rep and saved. :)

  • Walt

    What about tablets and hotspot plans, how bad and confusing are those now?

    • Acdc1a

      Not sure what’s going to happen with hotspots but tablets are $20 for unlimited…

  • krztov

    was excited for new plans, especially the intl roaming not being as slow

    but right now i get 4 lines at 10gb for 120 a month, so basically for 40$ more than i currently pay I can lose HD video, full speed tethering but otherwise have most of the same stuff, will definitely be holding off on changing plans.

  • Ascertion

    I’ve read you have to enable HD streaming on a daily basis on the +$25 add on? Kind of tedious, but the unlimited 3G tethering is a plus. I still prefer my 14GB hotspot however.

    • Fabian Cortez

      Tedious, but definitely the way they plan on tackling congestion due to the wasted data from HD video.

      • Android_God

        Ya, because people are too phuckin cheap to have home internet OR they can’t afford both services. In which case they probably shouldn’t have either service.

        • Drewski

          Goodbye. Stop telling people that John Legere is leaving T-Mobile within the next 18 months which is so not true.

  • Uri

    I’ll just take to mine 2/$100 unlimited everything thank you T-Mobile

    • frankinnoho

      Yep… Though I must say this is a big improvement over the last announcement.

  • alan

    Simple choice plan is still the way to go. Unused data gets rolled over music and video freedom so won’t use up your data when streaming music on spotify, Apple music, napster, etc. or streaming YouTube videos. I think T-Mobile is heading in the wrong direction here. So I’ll be grandfathered to my current plan until then.

    • Drewski

      Aww poor Dear so sorry you feel that way. You seem un appreciative. Simple Choice is vague.

      • alan

        Lol stating my opinion and obviously you see it differently. To each their own.

      • Harsh

  • vplaza

    Guess I’m staying with my 4 lines with 10GB per line for $120.

    • PiCASSiMO

      Ditto.

    • Me too (five at $140).

      • RE

        6 at 160, will the option to change the 10gb to unlimited (for an extra 30$ for any line that chooses to add more data) always be there for us? When you go to change data, the unlimited option appears. I am not sure if that will go away sometime.

      • Mike Thaler

        And 6 lines for $120 (+ taxes/fees) w. 2Gb a line. No one exceeds the 2Gb.

    • Phone Guy

      27 Lines at .99 cents per line. Why do you all keep repeating your rate plans. Yawn. Focus on subject, not spewing everyone’s well publicized rate plans.

  • Thenextmove

    Check out the difference between SD and HD on the t-mobile network

    https://youtu.be/XXbTtAHHr1I

    • Acdc1a

      All I saw was glare because someone was trying to record from a device…

    • Joe

      That video was no good. It was out of focus and a hand was in the way. It is really hard to make a video online showing video quality. You are better taking screen shots from HD and SD and posting the difference. Good luck.

  • Panzer

    Someone reminded me the other day that I used to pay $36 for my T-mobile bill.

    • Acdc1a

      I remember paying $33 including tax for 500 minutes during the week ant 1,000 on the weekend. That didn’t include any text messages and it was before meaningful mobile internet. Then I remember going with the $39.99 3,000 minute plan which cost me $44 after taxes…then I had to add text messaging at $5 per 500 and T-Zones for $5.99 at which time I took my business to Sprint to get a better price…

      • Memories

        WOW, great Stroll down T-mobile memory lane (smile)!

      • NardVa

        Those were the days. There are still a few people holding on to T-zones.

    • Yep. I was upsold time after time, willingly so.

  • Craig

    Quote from TMo 1 FAQ:

    “Will new customers be able to get Simple Choice after 9/1?
    Yes, for now Simple Choice will still be available except for Simple Choice Unlimited, which will be replaced with T‑Mobile ONE. We will eventually stop offering Simple Choice because we don’t believe customers are going to want to buy data buckets once they experience the value of having unlimited data with T‑Mobile ONE.”

    Wrong, TMo. Some of us out here don’t want or need unlimited data, and we don’t want to pay more to get something we won’t use. I have 2 lines with 6GB each, which is plenty for us. Currently paying $70/month on the promo rate. But even if we were paying the full price of $100/month for that plan, that’s still $20/month less than 2 people on the ONE plan. If TMo is really planning on having their single user entry level plan priced at $70/month, I think they are going to lose some potential customers. Seems crazy that they don’t realize not everyone wants unlimited at a higher cost.

    I understand I can keep my plan. My point is for potential new customers after Sept 1.

    • Acdc1a

      I see them doing 2 for $100 again on this plan and probably buy 3 lines, get 1 free. As a base plan this seems to fit the bill. Throw some inevitable promos on it and we’ll probably have some great options.

      • Craig

        I hear you, but consider the single person who uses less than 2GB monthly (which I am, I rarely use more than 1GB). Today, I can sign up on TMo for $50/month. Whenever they decide to stop offering the Simple Choice plans, I can sign up on TMo $70/month, with no apparent benefit. I don’t see how fewer choices works in this case.

        • Acdc1a

          Unfortunately T-Mobile has proven time and time again that they’re just not interested in the low and moderate usage single lines. They have prepaid plans and Metro as the options. I guess they feel it’s good enough.

        • Fabian Cortez

          The increase in international roaming and unlimited 3G tethering might entice some to switch over from the $70 and $80 unlimited single line plans.

        • Acdc1a

          If Metro offered a global travel add on I’d be on that side of the house AND I have multiple lines.

        • Isaiah

          Problem is with Metro PCS and other pre paid options do not allow device financing or third party billing which some people use to pay for their service or device on their monthly bill. So the only other choices would be Verizon or AT&T. These plans are designed to get rid of single line, value oriented, and poor/bad credit customers.

        • Drewski

          They are not getting rid of single lined plans sweetie. Never that. So stay tuned.

        • Isaiah

          They are making it too expensive for single line customers to justify T Mobile’s price point considering their are other wireless providers that have cheaper rates for single line customers.

        • Drewski

          Never too expensive sweetie. Never that. In your dreams. T-Mobile has by far been the most innovative/low cost/very friendly/helpful/sweetest carrier that you could ever ask for. Better congratulate. Please do not ruin it for T-Mobile/ I here. That scares us. Just dont ruin it. It is not that serious.

        • Drewski

          Isaiah what is the matter? You seem very angry all the time? lol Lighten up bud. lol Simple Choice Plans are not going away no time soon. Who knows, there could be cheaper plans that wont ever have to worry about the whole tethering deal and still maintain the Truly Unlimited High Speed Data format. So please relax bud. Drink some water please.

        • Isaiah

          Stop being a troll. All I was saying that their plans may not make sense for single line users. Since their are cheaper options avaible in the wireless market.

        • Android_God

          NO DOUBT!

  • Android_God

    “don’t believe customers are going to want to buy data buckets once they experience the value of having unlimited data with T‑Mobile ONE” ROFL!!! LOL!!!!! LMAO!!!! This is an attempt to make them profitable. John is on his way out. I give him 18 months max.

    • Drewski

      Don’t lie. Stop trolling. Why are you trolling for Bro?

    • Drewski

      You are going to make me cry Bro. Stop scaring all of us away.

  • Walt

    Drewski is an idiot. People please ignore him and his insults. He isnt even a t-mobile customer. He has metro pcs

    • Fabian

      And he’s phone is a Coolpad.

      • Drewski

        No you guys are incorrect. T-Mobile-MetroPCS is the same network/company. Try again clown. I do not have a Coolpad. My phone is an ZTE Avid Plus. Wow you feel really pathetic. Chew on rocks.

      • Drewski

        No that is falsem I do not have a Coolpad. I so happen to have a ZTE Avid Plus. I was going to switch to the Coolpad, but decided that I will either go with the Alcatel One Touch TRU or Alcatel Fierce 4. Get your facts straightened out about what I do, have, don’t have or don’t do, okay Sir?

    • Drewski

      Liar. You are incorrect. I do have T-Mobile services Bro. You sound pathetic and tired. Try again buddy.

      • Walt

        Then why you always posting on metro and cricket’s facebook? Dont deny it, i can prove you post on there all the time “bro”

        • Drewski

          Not true, I also post on T-Mobile too. What’s your point?? Does not mean that I’m not a T-Mobile user Bro. Cry along.

        • Drewski

          Check this out, I post on whatever carrier I feel like commenting on Sir. What’s your deal?? Does not mean that I don’t think that T-Mobile-MetroPCS is not #1000 in my book, knowing they really are #1000 in my book.

    • Drewski

      Incorrect. I do have T-Mobile-MetroPCS services. How do you know if I have T-Mobile-MetroPCS or not? You feel really pathetic right about now.

  • perturbed(means anxious)

    I like this new re-carrier 2 /s. oh well, i still have my old plan that they will have to rip out of my cold dead hands

    • Phone Guy

      They will in time. They say they won’t but they have the right to. For example, your plan probably says unlimited 4GLTE so hypothetically they could stop you from using 5GLTE and relegate you to 4G as they slowly shut down 4G towers leaving only a few left. They can and will in time possibly.

  • fromtheright

    Important Questions: What’s the International data rate going to be for a tablet only Unlimited Simple Choice plans? Will add on tablets coupled to a phone account be discounted in the new One Plus plan? Will add on tablets with plus account smart phones have all the plus benefits? Can tablet only plans buy a plus account?

    What has not been fully explained is the T-Mobile statement that says “making T-Mobile the first and only provider to offer . . . an unlimited LTE tablet plan.”

    What unlimited LTE tablet plan? Give us details, details, details.

  • gmo8492

    T-Mobile almost redeemed themselves, but the day passes are going to be a pain to constantly enable.

    • Phone Guy

      I give it a few weeks or months before the switch thing goes away.

  • livewire1981

    I have three lines and two of my users don’t even use a half a gig. With that said, this plan is not affordable or useful to me. Right track but it seems like they are really out of line with pricing.

    • Paul

      T-Mobile will still be keeping their simple choice plans for customers that do not want unlimited.

      • Craig

        Until they don’t. Read the FAQ:

        We will eventually stop offering Simple Choice because we don’t believe customers are going to want to buy data buckets once they experience the value of having unlimited data with T‑Mobile ONE

        • Moby

          Read their press release:

          “And, for existing T-Mobile customers, the Un-carrier is standing by its Un-contract
          – the company’s long-held commitment that only customers should have
          the power to change their plans, not wireless companies. Existing
          T-Mobile Simple Choice customers can keep their plan as long as they
          want and we won’t raise your rates. “

        • Craig

          Who said anything about existing customers? Only you. TMo FAQ is clearly talking about about new customers.

        • Moby

          livewire1981 who started this chain is an existing customer “I have three lines and two of my users don’t even use a half a gig.”

          You posted, “We will eventually stop offering Simple Choice”

          And I made it clear that your statement does not apply to existing customers. And no, the T-Mobile FAQ was not clear (at least the part that you quoted.)

        • Craig

          Nobody in this thread is worried about getting kicked off their plan and forced onto ONE. That’s what your quote is referencing. It’s commonly known that TMo is not forcing people off their old plans. Therefore, most people understand my quote only applies to new customers.

          Not sure what the argument here is. Both our quotes were accurately quoted from TMo and apply to different situations.

  • Genecio

    T-mobile’s One+ plan should’ve been announced first. Basically it is virtually identical with the same Unlimited they have now at $95.00. The T-mobile ONE plan is the basic version where for those who don’t WANT/Need HD video or High Speed tethering…they get a $25 discount. They should however keep the basic $50.00 basic plan and include DataStash for that .

    • FILA

      Except now you’ll have to hit a god damn HD switch each day you wannt play YouTube. Thats BS, and hardly worth it. Yes going into a app each day and tapping a switch is not worth it. Maybe someone will make app or T will get smart again and not turn it off after midnight

      • Genecio

        Very true, the HD should be activated by default. All-in-All this new plan isn’t bad. Yes I understand some have better plans….however they seem to forget the premise of said plans. They were promotional and are no longer offered to new or current customers looking to switch. T-mobile is honoring them in Good Faith….although they don’t have to as there is no service agreement. I myself am on the Grandfathered Unlimited $70 plan with 5gb of Hotspot. Yes the One(+) plans would be an increase for me so I am going to stay put. But I do see the value in them for new subscribers.

    • emcdonald75

      This T-Mobile One+ plan comes with unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot, no longer the 14GB limit?

      • Rob

        Yeah, up to 26GB. If the majority of your usage is tethering they’re going to contact you and push you into getting a separate data line with a data bucket or you’ll have to agree to the throttled 512kbps for tethering. T-Mobile isn’t going to tolerate abuse of the hotspot feature.

        • emcdonald75

          I really hate these companies twisted definition of unlimited; they might as well say you have a 26GB data plan that’s unlimited 3G after you reach your 4G LTE data cap.

      • Genecio

        Exactly, no longer the 14GB limit. Which means unlimited tethering. Even the basic ONE plan offers unlimited tethering albeit at 512kbps….still decent to say the least.

  • pmichos

    I’ll stick with my current plan, $170 for 10 lines 2.5 GB data each and unlimited overseas calling to land lines and cell phones from all 10 lines! $17 per phone!

    • Phone Guy

      But you never get any of the new features. Mobile without borders. Roaming, and all the new stuff to come, but hey, if it works, why not. (For now)

      • pmichos

        I do get roaming, Was in Mexico last summer and had free data and texting. Just got back from a 35 day trip to Europe and had unlimited LTE data. My 2 kids alone used about 20GB each! I used about 20-25GB too!

  • disqus_lf8Qw4mMGV

    . T-Mo also says that if you do use more than 26GB of data per month, “primary data usage must be on smartphone/tablet.” What exactly dose this mean? What would happen if I tried to use the mobile hotpot as my home isp? Say I use like 250gb month.

    • themak

      Your question is worded a bit oddly….The 26GB used to be even less, its based on average data use from (the bottom 97%) of unlimited customers and increases as the average increases, it could also decrease, but that has yet to occur. Essentially, if you use 26GB of high speed data, t-mobile can de-prioritize you, meaning you will still get 4G, but other postpaid 4G customers will have higher priority over you. Regardless, the mobile hotspot will always be de-prioritized compared to smartphone/tablet use and the majority of your data use must always be on your smartphone/tablet. So if you use 20GB on your phone and 25GB via hotspot, you would be violating their ToS as the majority of the data is used via hotspot and not via smartphone/tablet.

    • Moby

      It says in their terms what they will do:

      “The T-Mobile One service is designed to be used
      primarily on smartphones and tablets. The T-Mobile One mobile hotspot
      features are intended for personal mobile connectivity, not intended to
      be a complete broadband replacement for multiple users over an extended
      period of time. If a customer is in the top 3% of data users during a
      billing cycle (over 26 GB/mo.) and using their device as a mobile
      hotspot for the majority of their use over an extended period of time –
      we may contact you to discuss your plan and your options.”

  • themak

    This all seems cool, but this whole unlimited day pass, but you have to remember to activate it each day is a bit stupid. At the very least, offer people the choice to activate up to a week’s worth at a time.

    • Phone Guy

      Or how about a month. D’oh. Wait, that would be like a regular plan. HeHe.

      • Fabian

        There should be a 30-day switch for a fee of $5, just to make our lives easier.

        Wait T-Mobile, I’m kidding, don’t implement it please!

    • Moby

      If you don’t like the day pass, choose another carrier.

  • mreveryphone

    I’ll never let go of my unlimited data for $20…!!!

    • Philz

      Same here!
      I’m on a 25.00 Unlimited Talk/Text plan & 20.00 Unlimited data. I will never give them up

      • mreveryphone

        Nice!

  • troll

    Drewski, please stop trolling. You’re scaring us all and we get scared easily. Besides it is boring, you say the same things over and over, nothing new. Many are just ignoring you, I think that’s unfair, you deserve some attention, it’s not your fault. We understand, it’s okay.

    • Drewski

      T-Mobile will always be the top notch carrier. People just need to appreciate the new plans/services coming up, instead of not appreciating them. Get over it people.

      • Walt

        Do you honestly think t-mobile has better coverage than verizon or att? If you think So, You’re wrong!

        • Drewski

          Better network, Better Speeds, Better Call Quality, Better customer Service, People that actually care for your well being. I Love you T-Mobile-MetroPCS. I’m Pro T-Mobile-MetroPCS.

        • Walt

          You must work for t-mobile and get paid per post.

      • troll

        What if we don’t do as you say, are you gonna call us crybabies?

        • Drewski

          Get over it already. There’s no changing the fact that T-Mobile-MetroPCS will soon phase out Data Buckets on favor of Truly Unlimited Data plans now. Deal with it. T-Mobile-MetroPCS power.

        • troll

          Dude, who’s talking about Metro pcs?

        • Drewski

          I was saying T-Mobile-MetroPCS as an whole company Bro. Learn to read correctly. Gosh. You must be blind.

        • troll

          Thanks for the correction. I have one for you:

          *… as a whole company …*

        • Drewski

          I was saying T-Mobile-MetroPCS as a whole company Bro. Learn to read correctly. Gosh. You must be blind.

  • FILA

    Remembering to switch HD video on each day isnt going to fly either.

    • Moby

      Isn’t going to fly with who? You? You’re probably not going to even get the plan so why do you care?

      • Fabian Cortez

        Precisely.

        Just a different user name from the same person in guest mode trying to start some trouble.

    • Fabien Cortet

      They don’t want you to remember to switch on HD everyday. It hurts their network. This is just one more unfriendly move they have added to the list!!

  • Sean Murphy

    The new plan is simple compared to every other plan ever launched. Let me break it down for you.
    $70 first line
    $50 for second line
    $20 for 3rd line to 8th
    $30 for the 9th line and upup
    To add $25 for the tmobile one plus per line. Once the day pass comes out witch is $3. You would need to enable it to take beyond 8 times to make it wroth the one plus pass.
    The old plan is more complicated with the addons. If you dont know how much data you use you might buy too much.
    The new plan only has one option.

    But for me i would take advantage for the tmobile one with plus. The main reason why if the hotspot. I play video games on the ps4 and stream content from home. I want hd content when i stream to the tv. Currently i dont use the hot spot for the ps4 but when i travel it would be convenient to have a real good Internet connection compaied to the hotels i stay at.
    Tmobiles network has come a far compared to most.

    • fromtheright

      Is an add on tablet considered a separate “line”?

      • Julio

        Generally, yes, but they typically offer those lines at a lower rate. Each tablet has a phone number associated with it, though it doesn’t serve much purpose besides identifying which line you’re calling about if you get more than 1 tablet on an account.

  • Joe

    I pay $85 a month for three lines, 6GB each, with rollover. That’s with my grandfathered discount. I already have 20 gigs in my rollover that I can’t even use because I’m mostly on wifi and I stream free data music when I travel. I think I’ll stick with my plan.

    I just hope when the time arises that I need to add another line to this plan that they let me do it. Because if they don’t, I’ll be looking for another carrier.

    • Acdc1a

      They’ve been allowing people to add to grandfathered plans for years…even my old 4 lines with 10GB for $120 plan. I can add for $20 per line and have added a fifth.

    • SirStephenH

      You can keep grandfathered plans as long as you continue to meet the minimum requirements for said plan. For instance if your plan requires you to have two lines then you can add and subtract lines as you wish as long as you keep two lines. There can also be a maximum number of lines so keep that in mind although they just won’t allow you to add lines beyond that limit.

  • Roger Sales

    No thanks, keeping my 70$ Unlimited+5GB hotspot.

    • Acdc1a

      Wow, in your shoes for my usage I’d be all about this plan.

    • Corey Jalette

      Keeping my 2 for $100 unlimited with 7gb data each line.

    • SirStephenH

      Are you sure you have only 5GB hotspot? All plans should have been upgraded to at least 7GB over a year ago.

      • Roger Sales

        thats….not correct. the 70$ plan was originally top tier and only offered 3GB, then they raised the price to 80$ and got rid of it and made it 5GB hotspot. Then they added 2GB to both that plan and the grandfathered 70$ plan, which brings up the total to 5.

        • The boogeyman

          I have the unlimited plan from2012 and get 5gb hs monthly. I make sure I tell them to not touch mine every time my wife call up there to do something with hers or the kids line.

      • emcdonald75

        I have the old $80 Unlimited Plan and mine has 7GB mobile hotspot. The older $70 unlimited plan has 5GB mobile hotspot data.

  • Fabian

    This new plan and it’s add-ons are expensive, limiting, deceiving and complicated. The ‘one size fits all’ idea is a horrible one.

    • Drewski

      Not expensive. It’s worth the get.

    • Fabiana

      They have to limit the plans. Their network is inferior and cannot handle modern demands like HD video and HD music, RootMetrics doesn’t lie. Reducing usage by increasing prices or throttling in order to keep the whole thing together is about the only thing they have left.

  • Bob Archer

    I’m curious what videos people watch on a phone (5inch ish screen) where the difference between 480p and 1080p is that noticeable.

    • Corey Jalette

      If I’m on YouTube watching something I can definitely tell the difference from 480 to 1080. Maybe because I have horrible eyes? Idk but I can definitely tell.

      • Corey Jalette

        Above 1080p though I start to not see a difference.

      • Bob Archer

        Perhaps it’s cause you have better eyes than I do. Frankly, I don’t watch much video on my phone, so the few times I do it wouldn’t bother me.

        I can certainly tell the difference on my 24inch PC monitor of course.

      • Brad C

        Even on my iPad the 480 is quite palatable, it’s not HD, but is still fine for a mobile device. I use it a lot on the road and it’s fine for what I need.

    • Acdc1a

      Watching on 5.5″ I don’t notice a difference at all. Watching on my 65″ TV it’s quite noticeable…but it’s watchable. Often times Netflix will get 1080p even with BingeOn enabled, just not consistently.

    • Dennis Mak

      It’s only noticeable to those who wants to pick on it, like me. Still, I’m not complaining, esp I don’t watch a lot of videos anyway.

    • SirStephenH

      If you have at least adequate eyesight the difference is definitely noticeable. There is a blocky softness to images in 480p and you lose a lot of detail, something that’s not noticeable in full HD.

    • I have a lot of eye problems and the higher the quality the better I can perceive the picture and read any text in the video.

  • Bob Archer

    Why not just include 5GB hot spot date in the base One price? Most people won’t use it, and for those that (need to) use hot spot all day long will be willing to pay the extra for more hot spot data (or they’ll just root their phones and T-mo won’t even know it’s another device using the data).

    • Drewski

      That right there is a good suggestion to be made there. Who knows T-Mobile might come out with a plan that cost 50 Dollar Unlimited Talk, Text n Truly Unlimited Data with 5gb of Mobile Hotspot plan/ a 60 Dollar Unlimited Talk, Text n Truly Unlimited Data with 14gb of Mobile Hotspot plan. We shall see what happens in the near future there.

      • Fabian

        Truly Unlimited!? What do you mean?

        Anyway, my idea is better:

        $55 for talk, text, unlimited data at 1.5Mbps with 5GB of full-speed data.

        Full-speed add-ons:
        $15 5GB
        $25 10GB
        $35 20GB

        2nd line $40
        3rd – ?ntd $25

        • Drewski

          My way is better. 50 Truly Unlimited Data with 5gb or at least 8gb of mobile hotspot Data plan/ 60 Truly Unlimited Data with 16gb of mobile hotspot Data plan. T-Mobile-MetroPCS is the only company with Truly Unlimited Data 1000%.

        • Dennis Mak

          I forgot where I read it, but Metro PCS has restriction with their unlimited as well. Maybe it has to do with 4G speed. I will have to look it up later tonight to back me up

        • Fabian

          There’s a hotspot limit and when you reach 20 something gigs of total data usage you’ll be throttled where there’s congestion, how much? I don’t know and I think T-mobile doesn’t say that either.

        • Dennis Mak

          When you hit 26GB in a month, it will de-prioritize your data until the next cycle kicks in

        • Fabian

          $50 for unlimited at full speed?! You are kidding, right?

        • Drewski

          Yes Unlimited at full speeds Bro. Not kidding you. Learn to read. I was think about the future, not necessarily talking about what’s going on right now.

    • Fabian

      5GB of full-speed for tethering is what Sprint is doing and for $60, I think.

    • SirStephenH

      That’s right. The main reason for including full speed hotspot data in the first place was to eliminate workarounds. I foresee an increase in individuals rooting their phones in order to receive hotspot data once again.

  • TK – Indy

    They’re going to have to go back to discounted phones or find some other way to put some lipstick on this pig. These plans are plain ugly.

    • David Firebaugh

      Agreed!

    • Drewski

      Sorry you feel that way. Better luck next time around.

    • Julio

      For people like my mother who lives in a rural part of Arkansas, her only options for broadband are: satellite internet (TERRIBLE…. I mean just the worst!) and cellular hotspots. For people like her, 95 a month for unlimited high speed data and cell phone service to boot is a good deal. So there are those that this plan is ideal for. We have 4 lines Simple Choice, 6 GB each line with BingeOn enabled and pay around 140 a month, so I won’t be switching since we never go over. Thank goodness for BingeOn though, cause my nephew used 78 GB last month, but only 3.5 counted since the rest was YouTube and Netflix.

  • MIke

    I’m going to stick with my 4 lines and 2.5 gb for $100. In wifi most times and have never hit 2.5. I have binge on turned off and use iPad to watch Netflix and YouTube. Better quality resolution. I don’t understand the need for unlimited data when most people are in wifi most of the time. I use network data to fill in the gaps. Not sure how the new plan will be received seems overly expensive.

    • David Firebaugh

      The only problem is some people are not in wifi area all the time or they may not have it available to them. I really wish I had my old unlimited data plan now. Because for me being a business owner and being gone all the time. I rely heavily on my data.

    • Brad C

      I am one of those people who rarely have decent WiFi available. I work in the airline industry and it’s either LTE or crappy 1Mbps hotel WiFi that’s sketch. Guess what one i’m gonna use?

    • Dennis Mak

      You only get the Binge On feature when you have 3GB of data or more. FYI.

      You are one of those people that might stay indoor a lot. For people that need data on the go, 2.5GB is simply not enough, especially HD contents are everywhere. I usually update all my apps and backup on WiFi. I use Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, email, Groupme, some Web browsing and occasional gaming on the go, I average 8GB easy in a month.

  • Mirad77

    TMo didn’t think this one through before letting it out.

  • maanshu

    Ill stick to my older grandfathered unlimited plan.

  • Sean Murphy

    T-Mobile’s network prioritized 26 GB on unlimited is only on but in a cungested area. If you live in a non congestive area you will not see slow speeds. The big example is at a sports game or car race. The cell towers do get jammed up.

  • mingkee

    +$25 to add LTE sharing is a killer deal.

  • David Firebaugh

    It’s so dam funny! When I’m in the Philippines on vacation. Everyone is on their phones same as here. But over there in the Philippines data is cheaper than making phone calls. Just goes to show you how American consumers are getting screwed over.

  • BadBatz

    The next step will be a truly revolutionary return of measured minutes and data usage clocked in 10 minutes and 1MB increments. Yep, there’s a fine line between “Uncarrier” and “Idioten Netz.”
    You know, DT in Germany (parent of T-Mob USA) has MagentaEINS so this obsession with “One” is not unique to the US.

    Thank GOD for the grandfathered “all you can eat” plans, including unlimited 4G data and 5G tethering. Although I’m almost positive that T-Mob will find a way to make us pay more for less… Say, they will no longer offer 4G (rename it to IV G) and poof! the old plans go away!

    • Drewski

      That’s false. Limited minutes won’t be returning period. No need to scare people away form T-Mobile.

      • Mike

        It would be easy for me to go back to limited minutes and I’d probably save money. I live and work in wifi and use wifi calling when in wifi zones. If project FI or Republic Wireless had apple phones I’d do it in a heart beat.

        • Julio

          I’d rather go back to paying for x amount of minutes and getting unlimited data instead of the current model which is the other way around. It’s the 21st century. This is how it should be already IMO!

        • Corey Jalette

          Using wifi calling still counts towards your plans minutes.

      • BadBatz

        Well, reset your irony fuse…

        Seriously, T-Mobile made only only a meager profit on each subscriber in the last accounting period. AT&T and Verizon beat T-Mobile by leaps and bounds per subscriber for the some period. It might be unsustainable for a very capital-intensive business like cellular, so something gonna give and T-Mobile are making changes in a hurry to increase a per-subscriber profit and are trying to frame it as a benefit to customers. As usual, some will benefit but the vast majority of new subscribers will pay higher prices for less “generous” plans and/or face surcharges. C’est business…

        Look it up, interesting stuff…

        • Drewski

          Sorry, but you cannot always have your way. T-Mobile-MetroPCS is better with the new model they have going on there. Be appreciative. Why scare all of us away from not having Unlimited Everything? You sound like Donald Trump in all of this. Stop taking our privileges away from us Bro.

        • Drewski

          It does not give you the right to sit there and scare people off with your false statements about how T-Mobile/John Legere will make everyone do limited minute calls Bro. Get over yourself with that false statement.

  • Macario

    I’m happy with my 4 lines for $150 Unlimited talk+text+data and 14GB of hotspot. Cheaper than Tmobile One!

    • Lawrence Ferreira

      same here

  • nycplayboy78

    OK I am confused I have the Simple Choice plan with the following:

    Unlimited 14GB SMHS per line
    Unlimited Talk & Text
    More T-Mobile benefits
    Free video streaming
    Free music streaming
    Unused data rolls forward
    No annual service contracts or overages
    Free overseas texting & roaming
    Wi-Fi calling
    Gogo in-flight benefits
    Mobile hotspot

    As an added benefit I travel around the world alot and during the summer of 2016 I was able to use my 4G LTE service in Europe and I didn’t have to buy a data pass. I don’t see any comparison table for the new T-Mobile One plan vs Simple Choice plans. I am sticking with the Simple Choice and I have a Family Plan for me and my son so two phones on the plan…..

    • Tom

      I would keep your old plan. It’s much better

    • flashjh

      I have the same Simple Choice plan, 4 lines $150 per month flat–unlimited everything. Couldn’t be happier and keep in mind the tethering is 4G LTE up to 14GB per line! How could 3G speeds on the new plan compare, even if it’s unlimited it’s still not good enough for videos. So glad I got the Simple Choice plan!

      • Leonard Chung

        Yup. Don’t change it!

    • Stick to Simple Choice for now.

  • Sean Murphy

    The tablet stand alone is $75 on the new plan.
    With phone $20 to add tablet

  • Josh

    Any one have any luck with exisiting gov. discount applied to T-Mo one?

    • Tom

      It will not apply to tmobile one plans.

      • Josh

        Are you sure? some claim they have had luck…

        • Leonard Chung

          Yup. No coorporate/Gov disco. works on T-Mo One.

        • Josh

          ok

    • They have nothing like that anymore anywhere.

  • Troy Compton

    Man I am keeping my Grandfatherd plan, 3 lines Truly Unlimited Data, Talk, Text, each with 5GB of tethering and NO THROTTLING ever for $135 a month.

    • Clifton K. Morris

      Our family switched to an AT&T Cricket rate four months ago…. No need to upgrade to new iPhones for Band 12 Support…

      I called today, because I still haven’t received a billing statement.. And we still have a negative balance ($575 in credits)…

      Eventually, we will start paying for service, (sounds like your satisfied with paying for yours) The bill will be 5 lines of service; $100 per month, including all taxes and fees.

    • Unlimited LTE with 14GB tethering high speed. 5 lines 190+ all fees comes to 210 dollars. BingeON off. No stuttering and never had a problem being an excessive data user. I might top out of 20GB a month but never any issue. Really upset at the ethhics of TMobile adding BingeON to Unlimited LTE as opt-out. But any case it is reasonable. I get service where I live but service is poor in many places.

  • TMo10

    Customers want options even if the options are horrible for the customer. T-Mobile is only offering T-Mobile one to new customers and for some it might be great, but others will want the option to chose from. It will be interesting to see how this goes.