T-Mobile has decided to update their data plans for Android phones. Gone is the $24.99 plan that included unlimited data and 400 text messages. It has been replaced with a newer plan that is the same price, but does not include any text messages bundled in. The $34.99 plan remains unchanged and still includes unlimited data and unlimited text.
The following is the latest pricing from T-Mobile:
- Unlimited Web: $24.99
- Unlimited Web + Unlimited Messages: $34.99
Text Messaging Plans
- 300 Domestic Messages: $4.99
- 1000 Domestic Messages: $9.99
- Unlimited Domestic Messages: $14.99
- Unlimited Domestic Messages for Families: $24.95
It appears the changes are only taking place for new T-Mobile customers. Existing customers will be allowed to keep their $24.99 plan with 400 text messages. There is no official word if the older plans with 400 messages will eventually be phased out. We are waiting to hear from T-Mobile and will updated you if we get a response.
With the new plans in place, customers who choose the lower $24.99 plan and want basic texting can add on the 300 messages for $4.99. This brings their monthly total to $30. I’m sure T-Mobile will just use this as an opportunity to upgrade you to the $34.99 plan to get unlimited texting. Overages for text messages are still running at $0.20 per message.