Apr 09 AT 11:16 AM Alex Wagner 8 Comments

T-Mobile’s new $40 ‘Simple Starter’ plan promises no data overages


Ready for a stream of T-Mobile news? If not, you’d better prepare yourself, because T-Mo says that it’s got three big announcements coming in the next few days.

The first of the trio is T-Mobile’s new Simple Starter plan. Available beginning April 12, the Simple Starter plan includes unlimited talk and text, 500MB of 4G LTE data and tethering support. T-Mo says that there are no data overages associated with its new plan. Instead, consumers will be alerted when they hit the 500MB threshold and then will be given the option of buying a 1-day data pass with 500MB of usage for $5 or a 7-day data pass with 1GB for $10.

The Simple Starter plan is compatible with T-Mobile’s early termination reimbursement offer that it launched back in January. Simple Starter customers can also enroll in Magenta’s JUMP early upgrade program.

While 500MB isn’t exactly a boatload of data, it’s certainly manageable if you frequently find yourself around Wi-Fi hotspots. The good news is that even if you do manage to hit that threshold, you’ll have the option of sticking to Wi-Fi for your data needs for the remainder of the cycle or buying some additional megabytes for $5 or $10. Hooray choices!

What do you all think of T-Mobile’s Simple Starter plan? Is anyone planning to sign up for it later this week?

Source: T-Mobile

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