T-Mobile launches Even More $79.99 unlimited plan
Looking to get rid of overage charges? T-Mobile’s new unlimited plan with an Even More contract for two-years will run you $79.99 a month while offering unlimited nationwide calling, texting and data. Or should we say unlimited calling, texting and almost unlimited data as your speeds will be throttled when you hit 2GB for the month, something we can imagine doing easily with HSPA+ speeds nowadays.
T-Mo's new Even More unlimited plan claims to save you more than $350 a year over competitors' options, which translates into nearly $30 a month. In comparison, the previous T-Mobile Even More Unlimited plan ran at $99 a month. The Magenta carrier also notices that it now caters HSPA+ 4G to 167 markets and some 200 million Americans. The nation's fourth largest carrier also offers one of the most affordable standalone data packages running $10 a month for 200MB. What's interesting is that T-Mo compares its current offer to AT&T's unlimited plans making us wonder if now indeed isn't the best time to sign up as those differences might well disappear in the long term when AT&T acquires the carrier.
1. agentoj (Posts: 93; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)
What about the "confirmed" $59.99 plan? Throttled data speeds after 2GB? Not thanks. Where I live Sprint coverage is solid so I will stick to my $70 a month for unlimited everything (including the premium data fee). I hit 6-8 gb a month so yeah...
17. sixtoeightgigs? (unregistered)
And what exactly are you burning up 6-8 gigs on? Porn, pirating music and videos?
2. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Ive been looking to get rid of verizon, but i really like their coverage and they dont throttle u till 5gb.
4. agentoj (Posts: 93; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)
Verizon has a solid line -up of phones and coverage. I got rid of Verizon because I kept getting charged the $1.99 "phantom data charge" on three fo our lines. They had the audacity to say it was my fault, it took a lot of complaining but they reversed the charges (while still saying it was my fault somehow). A couple months later they send out apology letters to their customers and reverse teh charges.
This would be enough to piss anyone off.
3. CHEFJEFF (Posts: 142; Member since: 22 Sep 2009)
So what happens to your $79.99 plan if stupid ass AT&T buys T-mobile?
I have been thinking about switching but I want nothing to do with AT&T.
5. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Chances are your plan and contract will be grandfathered in; similar to when Altell was bought by Verizon, and those Altell plans were grandfathered in
7. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 201; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
Alltel plans may be grandfathered in, but AT&T dicks them around hardcore. There will probably be a requirement to update your device and eventually AT&T will phase out the T-Mobile network. Like it did recently with the AT&T Wireless Network. (The current AT&T was really Cingular, who bought AT&T Wireless and went with the AT&T brand name.)
6. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
1) they still have the traditional unlimited plan for 79 off contract and 99 on contract with no throttling till after 5 gigs. Thats still cheaper than ATT/VZW. This plan will cover 90% of customers who arent heavy users.
2) NOW IS A GREAT TIME to go to Tmobile. Unlike the scare tactics in the original post, ATT CAN NOT force a change on your plan. It will be grandfathered in.
When the merger happens, there will be 2 types of customers on ATT's network. Those that came in through Tmobile and have unlimited plans that are 40% cheaper than ATTs 4gig plan with overages and have access to 42mb/s networks, and OG ATT customers that pay more for the plan and only have access to 12mb/s networks. Who would u rather be??
8. CHEFJEFF (Posts: 142; Member since: 22 Sep 2009)
Sorry but I doubt that will happen. From what I've read so far, T-mobile phones are not even going to work on AT&T's network, so you will have to get a new phone, and start a new contract, and pay AT&T prices.
Do you really think AT&T will allow all T-mobile customers to keep their old plan rates?? I DON'T THINK SO!
10. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i dont know what comic books you are reading but its wrong.
Tmo and ATT share the same voice signal now. It will automatically give everyon better service when the merger happens.
ATT and Tmo DO NOT SHARE data signals. Tmo's hspa signals will still be operational after the merger.. hence my "would u rather pay less and have acess to 42mb/s data, or pay more and only get 12mb/s data".
They are going to use the Tmo spectrum to build their LTE network on, but that doesnt mean that they will shut off the Tmobile 3g/4g signals the moment the merger happens. If they did that they would have to offer some heavy compensation to get people to go to ATT plans and not just leave for sprint.
If ATT forces a change to their plans/equipment,it voids the contracts and people will be free to leave. ATT isnt going to let that happen.
16. CHEFJEFF (Posts: 142; Member since: 22 Sep 2009)
Your obviously an AT&T fanboy, hence you don't know what the HELL you are talking about.
18. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Or, I work for Tmobile and know exactly what im talking about. I also worked for VZW when the Alltell merger happened so I'm pretty experienced in this type of situation from the inside.
12. FlavaDave (unregistered)
In the areas where Verizon could not merge with Alltel, Verizon sold those properties to AT&T. Which is complicated because Alltel was CDMA and AT&T is of course GSM. They have offered phones for free to current Alltel customers and they would be able to keep their current plans even ones with unlimited data. I am a current Alltel customer and an indirect dealer (i do not sell Alltel, but will sell AT&T when the activation date comes [only Verizon and Sprint at the moment]).
13. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
that is correct. And that will probably happen with parts of Tmo being divest to vzw/sprint/metro/whoever.
As for the customers merging directly into att, their vibrants and mytouches will still run off the tmobile internet, seperate from the ATT internet. They will share voice signal though. the Tmobile internet will not be shut down immediately.
9. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Thank you Chefjeff. Ur 3G phone wont work on at&ts 3G unless its like Quad ban. So worry about getting a new phone first before worrying about the plans.
11. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
luis, ATT's 3g will include Tmo's 3g after the merger. Tmo's 3g isnt just going to dissapear or get turned off. OI... lol
14. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Actually it is. Look it up on phonedog phonescoop or here somewhere.
19. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Actually.. ITS NOT. ATT said that they want to use Tmo's AWS spectrum to build out its LTE network. ATT never said "we are going to turn off Tmobile 3g the moment the merger happens". One doesnt automatically mean the other. The spectrum is sharable at least in the beginning.
Yes, eventually Tmobile's 4g is going to get turned off, but ur talking a few years, not immediately. And in the interm, merged in tmobile customers will have the best deal on the biggest network. Then when the network does eventually get shut off, merged Tmo customers will probably get a sweet deal to move to an ATT phone (and presumably off that old Tmo plan and onto an ATT one) so they dont just jump ship to sprint or VZW. Since ATT will be the one cutting the service, Tmo customers wont be bound by their service agreement and will be free to leave. Tmobile customers win twice then (once for the cheaper plan, once for the sweeter deal)
If you dont believe me, just look at Tmobile shutting down the Danger servers for the sidekicks. sidekick customers will no longer be bound by the contract on the day of the shutdown, which is end of May.
20. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Reread what you said "Actually.. ITS NOT. ATT said that they want to use Tmo's AWS spectrum to build out its LTE network" So 3G phones are going to work on LTE??? Exactly STFU
15. T-Mobile DJ (unregistered)
Fact of the matter is this, based on what I have witnessed in this industry for over 10 years, the customers will be able to keep their current rate plans. And guess what, the smart comsumer would come to T-Mobile now and get locked into an affordable rate plan. If the AT&T deal does go through, they can always buy a full priced handset from AT&T without switching their rate plan, and the beauty of it is the fact that there are many non-AWS unlocked phones you can buy also. I'm sticking with T-Mobile and keeping my rate plan for as long as I can!