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T-Mobile Launching New Hush Hush Promotional Plans On January 25th

Now this is the kind of promotion we can get behind as T-Mobile prepares to silently launch two new promotional data feature bundles, available for a limited time. Beginning January 25th, T-Mobile will launch the Unlimited-Premium 5GB and 10GB data plans that will add in the Smartphone Mobile Hotspot and MobileLife Album Plus services for free. That’s an additional value of $19.98 for the customer. Smartphone Mobile Hotspot provides the ability to share a … [read full article]

T-Mobile And Walmart Upgrade To “Unlimited” Web On Family Mobile Plan

T-Mobile and Walmart’s Family Mobile plan is now better than ever, adding Unlimited Web to their already affordable offer of Unlimited Talk and Text. Rolling out now, the new Walmart Family Mobile plan is only $45 per month for the first line and $35 for additional lines and is available at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com. According to the T-Mobile email that just hit our inbox, 44% of first-time smartphone buyers in 2012 … [read full article]

T-Mobile Backpedals, Will Offer Credits For Unauthorized Pay Per Use Data Use

In a move that will be welcomed by T-Mobile customers upset by the addition of a pay-per-use feature to smartphone plans without a current data feature, T-Mobile has decided to credit any unauthorized data charges. This afternoon our report ran surrounding T-Mobile’s unwillingness to return any unauthorized charges due to customers being notified (through multiple methods) about the changes ahead of any data access on their smartphone. This is a welcome … [read full article]

T-Mobile Customers Upset About Pay Per Use Data Plans

At the end of August we were able to obtain a screenshot indicating that T-Mobile was adding pay-per-use data plans to all T-Mobile smartphones that did not currently have an active data plan. The effective date for this plan change was September 15th and T-Mobile customers were supposed to receive notification through one of three methods, sms notification, bill insert or email notification regarding the account change. As it turns out, a … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Add Pay-Per-Use Data To All Smartphone Accounts On September 15th

T-Mobile is set to make a sweeping change to 11.4 million smartphone accounts with the placement of a Pay-Per-Use data feature added to all accounts that do not currently have a data plan. Customers will receive a notification that the feature has been added prior to September 15th with additional details being sent out with September billing. It will take up to eight weeks after September 15th to ensure that all customer accounts … [read full article]

T-Mobile Confirms Upcoming Change To 200MB Plan Overages

T-Mobile has confirmed in a short statement to the Wall Street Journal their intent to change the low-end data plan to incur overage charges rather than throttling customers who hit the limit. “Customers will incur overages of $0.10 per MB when they exceed 200MB of data ($10 for 10MB) up to a maximum monthly payment of $40 with Value plans or $45 with Classic plans for data including the 200 MB add-on … [read full article]

T-Mobile Changing 200MB Data Plan Away From Throttling To Overage

According to this leaked image which hit our inbox T-Mobile is set to make a change to their lowest data plan offering by removing the throttling and returning to overage charges. This represents a major shift in T-Mobile’s data policy even if it only affects the lowest price offering. T-Mobile’s marketing approach to competitive data offerings in recent months has been their “no overage” plan so this change is definitely one to … [read full article]

(Updated!!) T-Mobile To Enforce Data Plan Contracts Beginning August 8th

Update: As a quick update to the post we wanted to ensure clarity so that people don’t start freaking out over the verbiage in the image. A loophole exists in T-Mobile’s systems that allows for employees to remove data features a before customer fulfills the required contract term. This will NOT force a customer to have a data requirement if they do not want…if some representatives in the comments are correct in their … [read full article]

Things To Look Forward To…AT&T To Implement Data Throttling

In what can only be described as a taste of things to come provided the AT&T/T-Mobile takeover deal goes through AT&T is rumored to begin throttling data plans come October. AT&T will work to curb data congestion on their network and begin to recoup some of their reputation. The throttling plan will be pretty standard with data heavy users being curbed to a specific speed once they hit a predetermined threshold … [read full article]

Sprint Picks On The Competition For Shaky Definitions Of “Unlimited”

As it turns out I’m not the only one who thinks the use of the word “unlimited” is getting out of hand in the marketing game these days. Sprint is ready to pick a fight with the competition by calling out their misuse of the word through at least one marketing effort as shown by this commercial. I’ll let you watch it for yourself and decide if Sprint is making a valid point or if this … [read full article]