T-Mobile Formally Introduces New No-Contract Mobile Broadband Plans

T-Mobile formally introduces their newest offering with 4 new no-contract Mobile Broadband plans debuting on May 20th. T-Mobile customers will be able to enjoy T-Mobile’s “blazing-fast” 4G network across a variety of mobile broadband devices including tablets, mobile hotspots and laptop sticks.

The three plan are pretty good for no-contract offerings:

  • 300MB 1-week pass for $15
  • 1.5GB 1-month pass for $25
  • 3.5GB 1-month pass for $35
  • 5GB 1-month pass for $50


Press Release:

T-Mobile Introduces New No Annual Contract Mobile Broadband Service Passes

New Passes, Available May 20, Offer Flexible, More Affordable Access to High-Speed Internet on the Go on an Advanced Lineup of 4G Tablets, Mobile Hotspots and Laptop Sticks

Bellevue, Wash. — May 17, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced that its new, flexible and worry-free No Annual Contract mobile broadband service passes will debut May 20, making it easier for customers to enjoy access to high-speed Internet on the gowhenever they want. With T-Mobile’s new, more affordable No Annual Contract data passes, customers can experience T-Mobile’s blazing-fast 4G network speeds across a variety of mobile broadband devices including tablets, mobile hotspots and laptop sticks – with no strings attached.

Starting at just $15, T-Mobile’s lineup of No Annual Contract mobile broadband passes delivers a pay-in-advance, overage-free solution that offers an allotment of mobile data, making it possible for customers to choose a pass that best fits their data needs without committing to a two-year contract:

  • 300MB 1-week pass for $15
  • 1.5GB 1-month pass for $25
  • 3.5GB 1-month pass for $35
  • 5GB 1-month pass for $50

“Although most of our mobile broadband customers choose postpaid rate plans for the best device prices and data rates, we know that many of our customers want the flexibility to be able to experience mobile broadband without committing to an annual contract up front,” said Jeremy Korst, vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With better pricing and new features like an auto-refill option and a simpler purchase experience, T-Mobile’s No Annual Contract mobile broadband passes make it easier and more affordable than ever to experience high-speed Internet on the go on a range of devices.”

T-Mobile® offers a variety of 4G mobile broadband devices that, when connected to T-Mobile’s high-speed 4G network, offer customers fast access to the Web, e-mail, gaming, movies and more, while on-the-go.

  • T-Mobile’s lineup of mobile, connected tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the T-Mobile® SpringBoardwith Google,  deliver a premium on-the-go entertainment and Web experience, making it possible to stream movies on a road trip or shop online while the kids play at the park.
  • The T-Mobile® Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot and the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot are ideal for staying connected on-the-go with colleagues and clients or providing Internet on the go for the family on vacation. Providing simultaneous access to T-Mobile’s 4G network for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, customers can use their mobile hotspots to connect their iPad® devices, laptops, music players, portable gaming devices and e-readers, among other devices, to T-Mobile’s high-speed 4G network.
  • T-Mobile’s laptop sticks, including the HSPA+ 42-enabled Rocket 3.0 USB Laptop Stick, are perfect for customers looking for a blazing-fast mobile Internet connection on their laptop.


T-Mobile’s new No Annual Contract mobile broadband passes are expected to be available beginning May 20 at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retailers and online at http://www.t-mobile.com. More information on T-Mobile’s mobile broadband offerings is available at http://mobile-broadband.t-mobile.com.

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  • What I find funny is that T-Mobile states this is better for customers who do not want to sign a 2-Year Agreement, but T-Mobile CAN introduce 1-Year Agreements again, and I frankly think they should, and just charge a little more for the device. I mean, the price of the device can be $50-100 more for a 1 year, or opt for $10 more in their rate plan for 12 months! Easy.

    However, regarding this specific plan, this is a fantastic deal, cause it basically DOUBLES the data at the same price! And still, offers unlimited 2G data afterward. Ive used EDGE on my laptop before and it sucks, but at the end of the day, if that is all you got, Ill take it.

  • dingaling

    Tmobile needs to introduce some phones! Like Samsung Note, SGS3, OR HTC X…….. Just sayin.

    • …have you not read any of the other posts on this blog?

      • dingaling

        Those are called rumors and not actual official introductions to any up coming phones being released or announced by Tmobile. 

  • knightsray

    I feel like T-Mobile is slowly coming back. They have some of the lowest prices for pay as you go and contracts. They recently launched 3G/4G service in my whole county. All they need now is newer and better phones. By 2013 we should see they become great again

  • this may sound good.. but is it really?.. I guess if you are not on contract and dont want one its good.. you can add wifi hotspot to your plan, make your phone a hotspot. here in houston clear has a $50 unlimited 4G package..no contract, you buy the device $50/first month $50.. free shipping.. right now they are giving you a 100 visa card as a rebate… NOW THATS A DEAL… 

    • Aaron Peromsik

       No, I don’t think you can add these to your phone plan — they are for dedicated mobile broadband devices. I /wish/ they could be added to prepaid phones (without affecting voice minutes, and without auto-renewal).

      • Yeah, they need to not discriminate against devices. If I want an internet only plan on an unlocked phone, they should just sell me the SIM.

        • Aaron Peromsik

          They do sell data-only SIMs. I would assume that these plans would apply to them, though I could be wrong. But I would like to see them support the same data plans on phone SIMs, in parallel with the phone plan.

  • Christopher Grandell

    And those of us existing customers who don’t want a contract, but want mobile broadband still don’t get the discount we should.  What is it with Cell Phone carriers?  I don’t think there is a better one out there, but still.  Six months ago I had a classic plan, no contract.  Cancelled it.  Now I wish I hadn’t…

  • tim

    30 a month plan gives 5 gigs plus 100 min voice for 20 less if you have mobile hotspot.

    • Jj

      Monthly plan vs pay as you go.  That one costs $30/month minimum  This one costs $0 minimum.  There is value in that for the casual user.

    • Marc

      Yes, but mobile hotspot now costs $15 a month, plus, as noted, the new plans are pay as you go, which is a huge advantage for many.

  • michael costello

    For someone in a strong HSPA coverage area, these plans make it very tempting to go data-only on a handset, and use GV + Talkatone (or similar) for voice. Combine that with a 2 month limit if purchased from Walmart and that gives a really attractive price.

    • Jj

       t-mob seem to know what phone you are using … would they block say an android phone using this?

  • Prices listed here: 
    http://mobile-broadband.t-mobile.com/plans are higher.

    7 days, 100MB, $10
    30 days, 1GB, $30
    30 days, 3GB, $50

    Or am I looking in the wrong place?

    • YaddaYaddaSomething

       Those are the current prices for M4G Broadband. 3 more days until the new prices kick in.

  • Wpriest

    I think it’s great seeing how every other carrier wants $50 for 1gb for there 3G connection for prepaid customers

  • Joe Doe

    Why not unlimited. 5 gb for fifty bucks that is a rip off.

  • exibitsman

    This is exactly what exibitsman has been looking
    For his new galaxy tab 10.1

  • exibitsman

    I just received my brand new unlocked galaxy
    Nexus today that I purchased from Googleplay on
    Tuesday this is a awesome device for only 399.99

  • Simcoe

    What happens when you hit the data limit? Is the speed reduced (as is the case with the current plans) or do you simply lose internet access regardless of the pass expiration date?

  • exibitsman

    Exibitsman has invested in some outstanding device’s. This week. My new galaxy nexus and my new. Galaxy. Tab10.1 its been a great week for exibitsman

  • TritonX

    Has anyone replaced their home internet with mobile broadband from Tmobile?  Any major drawbacks? Currently using DSL and I’m tempted to pick up a HSPA 42 hotspot device and drop DSL.  Checked the tmobile site and i should have excellent coverage here in Philly.  Any info appreciated.  Thanks!

    • I trialed it for a month and had no problems. I was surprised at the speed and absence of dead spots. I cancelled it because I was getting cable TV and was able to save by bundling. I definitely would recommend it. I had 3 PC’s running on it, one upstairs with never any signal loss. I especially liked dropping the stick in my pocket and using my tablet on the subway and in the park. It streams movies without lag.

    • Richardthegrape

      I don’t think the throttled data caps would be worth it if you’re a heavy internet user… ;)

  • Aww1157

    I’m just wondering if the laptop sticks can be used on tablets also?