T-Mobile announces its new pricing for business accounts
Resembling T-Mobile's newer plan for the average dude and dudette, the Simple Choice for Business does not revolve around contracts and is priced at $20 a month for 500MB of data to $50 per month for unlimited. Each line will then be allowed access to T-Mobile's equipment financing where a down payment is put down and the rest of the device is paid off in 24 monthly installments.
The business plans are only valid for companies with 6 or more people. Those with less than that will end up with the same fee structure that the carrier uses for its family plans. That means unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data with the first line $50 per month, $30 monthly for the second line and each additional line $10 per month. You can add 2GB to the 500MB of data for $10 per line per month or go unlimited for $20 a line, each month. We should note that only the first 2.5GB of data is 4G. T-Mobile will throttle a company's data speed after that 2.5GB threshold is reached.
Assuming that you are paying off a Samsung Galaxy S III, T-Mobile's Simple Choice for Business Plan saves businesses $240 a year over AT&T and Verizon for unlimited 4G service, and $119.88 versus Sprint's plan. Without paying for the phone, you'd be saving $480 a year over AT&T and Verizon and $359.88 in comparison to Sprint's plan.
1. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
I really don't understand how people don't feel like they are getting ripped off when they see the real pricing of Verizon and AT&T.
3. Doakie (Posts: 1685; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Well it's like this. Your average American doesn't really think of how much money things cost them yearly or over their life time. They think "Can I afford this monthly payment?" So with remembering that in mind and comparing the fact that Verizon and AT&T have vastly superior networks than T-Mobile and Sprint you start to understand that in this situation you get what you pay for and most people can swing it. I own a Sprint HTC One and have been with Sprint for 11 years. I also have a couple T-Mobile phones: a Galaxy S 4G and an Asus Fonepad running on their refarmed network frequencies, I have had T-Mobile service for the last 7 years. Point is that I have extensive personal experience with these budget carrier networks and I really hate to say it because I'm a guy who is all about "bang for your buck", but Verizon and AT&T are a daily temptation for me. I can't wait for our Sprint contact to end because I'm tired of having only a 100 Kbps on my One. In 2013, only 100 Kbps is unacceptable.
5. MartyK (Posts: 732; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
I agree with everything you said...I was going to pull the trigger and got to Verizon, until I realize, the only time I really need internet connection & Speed on my phone ( N-2), I am normally at work or home, and in both place I get wifi connection, thus I stay with Sprint (sero plan) and hoping, soon their 4G gets better now they have a new Owner.
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9876; Member since: 14 May 2012)
T-Mobile doesn't throttle if you have the unlimited plan. They give you 2.5GB of tethering like you mentioned in the first paragraph, but not in the third...