Jul 20 AT 12:18 AM Alberto Vildosola 17 Comments

T-Mobile officially announces new Value plans, available July 24th

Good news to all who like saving money. T-Mobile just announced a handful of new plans that should make some of you happy. As you might remember, T-Mobile canceled its $59.99/month Even More Plus plan way back in April. Fast-forward a few months, and Magenta is now bringing back the same plan with a different name.

Meet T-Mobile’s Value plans. In a nutshell, these Value plans are pretty similar to most prepaid cell phone plans out there. They’re quite affordable, but you’ll have to pay more for the phone. However, going with T-Mobile has the added benefit that its network is mostly considered to be superior to the prepaid carriers’.

Now for the bad news, these Value plans require a 2-year contract just like the Classic plans. This is kind of surprising, since you’re paying for the full price of the phone. Those of you who buy a phone with a Value plan will have to pay the same price as those on a Classic plan, plus an additional $10 or $15/month for 20 months. But, as you can see on the pictures below, even after you add those extra $15 a month, Value plans are still cheaper than Classic plans.

The savings are not that great compared to those already-affordable plans from T-Mobile, but I believe there are some people out there who will love to be able to sign up for a data plan for just $45/month. Especially those people who already have a phone and don’t need to buy a new one. So, how many of you will be singing up for one of these on July 24th?

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T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced new Value plans, making it more affordable than ever to step up to data on America’s Largest 4G Networkâ„¢. Featuring flexible pricing for unlimited data and available with affordable monthly payments on any of T-Mobile’s phones and mobile broadband devices, including the latest 4G smartphones and tablets, the new Value plans could save customers hundreds of dollars annually.

Slated to be available beginning on July 24, the new plans build on T-Mobile’s commitment of offering affordable, consumer-friendly plans in tune with the evolving needs of wireless customers. Available with a two-year agreement for new and existing customers, the Value plans offer single-line and multiline options with a range of price points for talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB, 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data – with no data overage charges. Customers can choose from a variety of monthly plans and only pay for the high-speed data they need.

“T-Mobile is committed to making the always-on benefits of smartphones and tablets more accessible and worry-free for all Americans,” said John Clelland, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Customers want to enjoy all that the mobile Web has to offer, but they don’t want to pay for more than they need or worry about bill shock. Our incredible value comes from the combination of our nationwide 4G network, exceptional device portfolio and affordable plans that offer unlimited data access without overages.”

With the new Value plans, customers are empowered to purchase any product in
T-Mobile’s innovative device lineup or bring their own device and have access to the company’s best pricing. With no overages on the new unlimited plans and flexible terms, customers can pick the wireless data plan that best fits their needs and choose how they want to pay for their device. Value plan customers who purchase a device can pay an upfront down payment on a new device and make low, interest-free payments for the full price of the product while still getting T-Mobile’s best available rates on monthly service.* T-Mobile will continue to offer its traditional plans under the new T-Mobile Classic plan brand, previously called Even Moreâ„¢ plans.

For example, T-Mobile’s new Value family plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB of high-speed data is just $49.99 per line for two lines. Even with the addition of purchasing two smartphones, such as the T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide, on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan, customers may yield savings of more than $800 annually. *

“Families are looking for ways to affordably include mobile data so the kids can communicate via social networking, watch YouTube and surf the Web without parents breaking the bank,” said Tole Hart, senior analyst with Yankee Group. “Plans that help them get more while paying less will get a lot of attention.”

T-Mobile also will offer a robust lineup of mobile broadband service options under both the new Value and Classic plans. For instance, customers could add an overage-free mobile broadband Value plan to their voice service for $19.99 per month with 2 GB of high-speed data for products, including laptop sticks, tablets and the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot, which allows a family to share their 4G mobile connection with up to five Wi-Fi devices using a single mobile broadband connection.

T-Mobile’s new Value and Classic plans are expected to be available beginning July 24. In addition to the unlimited Value and Classic plans, T-Mobile also will introduce new Value plans for small business customers this summer with additional details available in the coming weeks.

T-Mobile continues to offer no annual contract plans with its Monthly4G plans, as well as Pay As You Go plans for as low as 10 cents per minute for voice calls. More information on T-Mobile’s service plans is available at http://www.t-mobile.com.

* Based on comparison of $99.98 Unlimited Value – Plus Plan (two lines), with a $15 per month smartphone payment per line, against comparable post-paid family plans for smartphones from Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless; does not include taxes and fees. T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide is available for a down payment of $249.99, with 20 additional monthly payments of $15; O.A.C., 0 percent APR. Plan features and limitations may vary among carriers. Data as of July 2011.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at http://www.t-mobile.com.
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  • BiGMERF

    Pay for my own phone and then sign a contract too? Really? Common

    • http://Website Exynos

      It makes sense as long as you don’t think about it!

    • http://Website TGeezy86

      Things like this are precisely the reason why I’m not giving up my Even More Plus plan until I can’t anymore. They keep sending me texts stating my eligibilty for a contract but after a conversation with a rep in a store and learning that I’d end up paying $10 more a month for the data I have now, I’ll pass.

    • http://Website aantoine87

      i’m sorry but are you people serious?

      are people that so into fancy lights, pictures and advertisements that that anything that you have to read a little bit of to understand is a crime.

      phonescoop breaks it down for those to slow to understand words other than their own
      http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=8518

      yes you have to pay for the phone in the long run just like all of the major carriers, but in this case you can use an existing phone which means your plan is only going to be the base price, so if you want the unlimited everything plus 2gb of data then you only pay $59.99

      if you want a new phone and its one of the more expensive ones like the mytouch slide 4g then you pay $250 up front and $15 per for 20 months then your only paying the $59.99 plan payment

      verizon plan is set in stone………expensive somewhere around $130 for the same thing

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    • http://Website hellno

      Otherwise known as the EvenMoreOutTheAss Plan

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    im debating between t mobile and sprint which one guys i need help

    • http://Website SmokinPiff

      that depends on where you live. check who has the better coverage in your area…

  • http://Website SmokinPiff

    the math on this new plan doesn’t make sense… so I have to pay full price for a phone $500, plus pay a “fee” of $15 for 20 months which brings my monthly bill up to $75 (only $5 cheaper then ppl on a classic plan)… now a person on a “classic” plan pays $200 for their phone and over the course of 20 months only spends $100 more then the person on a “value” plan. now add that $100 to the $200 they spent on their phone and that equals $300… $200 dollars less then what the person on the value plan paid for their freaking phone. WHERE IS THE VALUE!!!??? or am I missing something, plus you have to sign a contract for this crap, gtfoh!

    • http://Website Billy

      You dont have to get a new phone with these planes you can just keep your current phone. All they do is offer you the option to purchase a new phone and pay part of it up front and pay the rest over 20 bills. So basicly 0% intrest finance on the phone for 20 months. Once the phone paid off back to the regular monthly bill. So in the long run this saves you money unless you get a new phone all the time. With a regular plan u pay more all the time it doesnt get cheaper after 20 months because you paid for the phone up front. And im sure with these new plans if you want to pay the full price of the phone up front you can avoid that extra 25 on your bill each month. Basicly all the new plans do is offer you a cheaper monthly bill if you pay full price for the phone and they let you finance it if you want over 20 months.

  • http://Website Miguel

    Maybe someone can tell me here. I have the Loyalty for Family Plan. I pay for 2 lines:

    $89.99 for unlimited voice & text
    $34.99 for data (x2)
    Total monthly bill is usually around $176.00 with taxes for both lines.

    Any chance I could get this cheaper now?

    • http://Website Billy

      Seems if you switch to this new family plan of 99.99 a month you will have same thing you have now plus unlimited minutes for a good bit less, but thats if you want to sing a new two year agreement while keeping your current phones.

    • mike

      T Mobile is the demon. I got the cheaper plan a couple days ago. My phone is now a paper weight, and I cannot connect to Facebook. It is bad enough that you cannot connect to Facebook at work, now my “Smartphone” is a $500 “Dumbphone” 20 bucks a month is worth it to me to get online wherever/whenever you want…. All hail T-Mobile for being smarter than the dumbest guy in the room. You barely passed.. Consider this just a distraction, but T-Moblie is going to shove it up your A** without you knowing it… Just sayin

  • http://Website Cece

    i called tmo one day and asked them whether or not i can upgrade to the sensation w/o having to change anything on my plan. he said i would be able to keep my plan but pay an additional $5 (or so) for the new data plan. right now i pay about $61 for 300 mins, unlimited data and txt (which i know it’s not “unlimited” data). what gets me is i have to pay for 4G data plan and i live in a 2G area (sad i know). is there really a difference in my old data plan and the new data plan if it’s still going to be 2G? why pay a little bit more for that? (just thinking out loud)

  • http://Website billy

    Sounds like a scam to get more people under contract for when AT&T takes over. You cant beat the price but you are stuck with AT&T for atleast the remainder of that two years once they take over which it seems they will. To me it isnt worth it Ill stay on my no cotract even more plus family plan and keep paying what im paying until T-mobile dies then Ill be shopping for a new company and it wont be AT&T.

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