Jan 15 AT 10:24 AM Nick Sarafolean 4 Comments

T-Mobile Simply Prepaid plans offer more for less


T-Mobile has gained huge ground in the past two years, revamping its entire strategy and focusing on making bold moves that benefit the customer. While T-Mobile has long been the  number one prepaid carrier, it’s making a new move to keep that title. T-Mobile Simply Prepaid is a new set of plans for prepaid customers that offer more for less. Similar to Simple Choice plans, they offer unlimited talk, text and data with a set amount of 4G LTE data. The options are:

  • $40 / month for unlimited data, talk and text + up to 1GB of 4G LTE
  • $50 / month for unlimited data, talk and text + up to 3GB of 4G LTE
  • $60 / month for unlimited data, talk and text + up to 5GB of 4G LTE

As you can see, the plans are extremely simple and very affordable, offering a lot of bang for your buck. They are, however, lacking some of the perks that make T-mobile’s Simple Choice plans so appealing. For example, free music streaming and international data both seem to be missing from Simply Prepaid plans, which isn’t surprising. T-Mobile likely wants to keep a few things exclusive to its postpaid crowd.

Notably, the Simply Prepaid plans limit your data speeds to 8Mbps, which is unfortunate. That’s still enough speed to easily stream music and do general Internet-related tasks, but those looking to stream video or download music might run into some slowdowns. If you’re in that camp, you might want to look into becoming a T-Mobile postpaid customer.

There’s a reason the Un-carrier continues to be #1 in prepaid, and it starts with our willingness to break the rules and give customers better choices. We will never stop eliminating customer pain points. The 1.2 million net new prepaid customers who joined T-Mobile last year already see that value, and we have no plans to stop there.John Legere, CEOT-Mobile

The plans are a great option for prepaid customers and should help to keep T-Mobile on top in the prepaid market. That’s obviously T-Mobile’s goal, as can be seen from the above quote by T-mobile CEO, John Legere, who is credited with reviving the company from a steep decline. Everything that T-Mobile has been doing seems to be working, as 2014 marked T-Mobile’s best year ever in terms of customer addition.

Have you switched to T-Mobile? Why?

Source: T-Mobile

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Illrigger

    We switched because for our usage patterns we could save $70 a month vs our AT&T plan. We are light data users (3 out of 4 of us use less than a gig each month), and they way our old plan worked we were stuck paying for 10 gigs because of they way the logistics worked out for the one of us who did need more. If we had gone for a lower plan, the discounts dropped to the point where you were paying more for less, and risking overage charges. The day T-Mo started covering ETFs, we were out of there.

    The other thing to remember on T-Mo is that if you run out at the end of the month, you still get data at 2G speeds, which is enough to limp by for the most part, vs the $10 fee you would accrue on other carriers.

    • Paxmos

      Don’t be so cheap. So, you can limp by with 2G? LOL

  • Techrocket9

    Huh. My $30 T-Mobile prepaid plan isn’t capped at 8 Mbps. I hope this announcement doesn’t change that.

  • Paxmos

    Fuck T-Mobile.