T-Mobile to Offer True Unlimited Data. Really!

Posted Aug 22, 2012 at 8:54 am in Threads > News

T-Mobile has announced yesterday that they will be releasing a data plan with truly unlimited high-speed data on September 5. The unlimited data feature will run $30/mo for classic talk & text customers, and only $20/mo for customers on a value plan. This is a great deal for all T-Mobile contract customers!

Just to throw a simple scenario out there that many of us might fall nicely into, you could sign up for a 5-line Family Value Plan for just $59.98/mo with 1000 shared minutes and unlimited SMS/MMS. Then add $20 to each line that you want to have unlimited data on (presumably all 5) and you would then have your entire family running on unlimited data for only ~$160/mo. Just for clarification, they also have $5 (200MB), $10 (2GB), $25(5GB w/tethering), and $55 (10GB w/tethering) options for less-than-unlimited caps if the unlimited option isn’t right for everybody. And frankly, that 2GB option is right for MANY people.

A couple more scenarios (all value plans):
1 line, unlimited minutes/text/data: $69.99
1 line, 500 mins, unlimited text/data: $59.99
3 lines, 1k mins, unlimited text/data: $99.98

Many people have been looking to change carriers and this new unlimited data announcement makes T-Mobile a company that everybody must really consider seriously. Unfortunately, there are some places where T-mobile reception isn’t the best, so you should really do your homework before making the jump. And one very great way is to consider a month-to-month option where you can test it out in person for a full month with 100 minutes and 5GB data for $30 (plus finding a T-Mobile phone to use for a month).

The full press release:

T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced an industry first – a truly Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan. Featuring no data caps, speed limits or bill shock, as well as fast, dependable nationwide 4G coverage, T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan offers the ultimate worry-free experience. The new plan is designed to satisfy both data-hungry customers who want to experience all their smartphones are capable of and those wanting the peace of mind of never having to keep track of their data usage.

Today’s smartphones offer amazing experiences, and consumers are increasingly relying on them for everything from navigation, entertainment and shopping to just staying connected. With the introduction of the Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, T-Mobile® is the only U.S. carrier to empower customers to do what they want, when they want, with their smartphones by making fast, nationwide 4G data accessible for everyone – without limits and at a great value.

“We’re big believers in customer-driven innovation, and our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan is the answer to customers who are frustrated by the cost, complexity and congested networks of our competitors,” said Kevin McLaughlin, vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Consumers want the freedom of unlimited 4G data. Our bold move to be the only wireless carrier to offer an Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan reinforces our value leadership and capitalizes on the strength of our nationwide 4G network.”

For customers seeking an unlimited experience on their smartphones, T-Mobile offers several ways for new and existing customers to take advantage of its Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan. New customers can purchase any smartphone in T-Mobile’s robust lineup of innovative devices or bring their own compatible smartphone and have access to a worry-free unlimited data experience on T-Mobile’s fast nationwide 4G network. Current T-Mobile customers on Classic or Value plans can simply upgrade their existing service by adding an Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan.

The Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will cost $20 per month when added to a Value voice and text plan or $30 per month when added to a Classic voice and text plan. For example, a single line Value plan with unlimited talk and text combined with unlimited nationwide 4G data will cost $69.99 or a single line Classic plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited nationwide 4G data will cost $89.99.

Available starting Sept. 5, T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will provide smartphone customers with uncompromised, dependable access to data on the blazing-fast speeds of T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network. The Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will be available at T-Mobile retail stores, on http://www.T-Mobile.com/unlimited-data-plan and through select dealers and national retail stores.