T-Mobile has just launched a new family plan that lets you get unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data on two lines for $100. You can add extra phones to the plan for $40 per month.
That means a family of 4 can get unlimited data for $180 per month.
Of the major US wireless carriers, only T-Mobile and Sprint offer truly unlimited data. Most other mobile operators that offer “unlimited” data put limits on “high-speed” data.
For example, I’m a Straight Talk subscriber and I pay about $50 per month for unlimited data, but if I use
2.5 3 GB in a month, my speeds will be throttled so I won’t get the full benefit of 4G LTE or HSPA+ networks.
On the other hand, my Straight Talk service uses AT&T’s network, and AT&T has better coverage in many areas than T-Mobile, so I’m not sure if T-Mobile’s new plan will get me to move back to T-Mobile… but it is tempting.
Also tempting is the fact that T-Mobile doesn’t charge anything extra for data tethering, and the company offers unlimited data and texting in many international markets.
T-Mobile is also bringing back another plan for folks that don’t need unlimited data. For $100 per month you can get 4 phone lines that will have up to 2.5 GB of 4G LTE data per month throughout 2015. Starting in 2016 the data cap will drop to 1GB, but T-Mobile won’t charge overage fees if you go over that amount. It’ll just throttle your internet connection until the end of the billing period.
just a small point , Straight talk raised their data limit to 3gb a while ago
Now if only Tmobile actually had decent coverage in my area.
Here, in Canada, I wish that we had more options for mobile coverage plans, as an unlimited family plan at that price would cost less than just two smartphones on individual plans currently.
and once again att and Verizon are in a mad ass scramble to come back with an answer to this…but they will fall short as usual…
well if they weren’t so stringy to customers that didn’t want to sell their soul to them then I’d use their service. In this day and age “data plans” of 500mb to 1gb for $40 or more are a total joke ATT and Verizon just don’t appear to get the punchline.
AT&T and Verizon already have the answer to this–coverage area.This is a great plan for someone who happens to live and work in areas covered by T-Mobile. But for people who go to many different areas, T-Mobile simply doesn’t cut it.
It’ funny how cellular data prices are on the same trajectory as cellular phone calls took, and long-distance cellular calls before that, and long-distance land line calls before that.
Huh? It’s exactly what you would expect. How is that funny?
What’s amazing to me is how long some of these companies managed to charge for texting. That should almost by itself trigger an anti-trust investigation.
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