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T-Mobile to allow existing Simple Starter subscribers to get a total of 2GB of LTE data for $5 more

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T-Mobile to allow existing Simple Starter subscribers to get a total of 2GB of LTE data for $5 more
It seems that the fourth largest carrier in the USA, T-Mobile, is once again pushing hard to surpass its closest rival, the still-ranked third Sprint. The merger between the two companies became a fiasco and Sprint got a new CEO, who quickly decided to introduce several new aggresively-priced Sprint Family plans. The latter, however, were the subject of a pretty harsh media onslaught by T-Mobile CEO John Legere himself, who usually makes no bones about his rivals and their products.

Probably in order to keep up with its competitor, T-Mobile just announced a new option for its entry-level Simple Starter plan, which got launched earlier this year. Initially, it allowed the clients of the fourth largest carrier in the USA to benefit from unlimited talk and text, as well as some 500MB of LTE data for $40 a month.

Well, from September 3 onwards, all those customers who decided to jump on the bandwagon will be able to get four times as much data – 2GB – for $5 more each month. As per the original terms of Simple Starters, T-Mobile won't require users to sign an annual contract. Legere also compared T-Mobile's new offer to the similar one of its rivals and claimed that for smaller amounts of additional data Verizon will charge its subscribers $15 more.

“People who use loads of data use T-Mobile,” John Legere claimed. “And it’s no wonder. The old-guard telecoms punish people for using more data on their networks with crazy overage charges and fees. Get Verizon’s $50 plan and use just one gig more data, and the price jumps to $65. It’s crazy. At T-Mobile, we designed our network data-strong so our customers could use the hell out of it. And that’s just what they’re doing.”

Are you a Simple Starter user? Is T-Mobile's new offer appealing to you? Tell us below!

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:54 5

1. Salazzi (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


$45/month for 2.5GB? Not bad, T-Mo.. not bad.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 11:52 1

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3745; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Certainly a move in the right direction and not bad.

That said, it's still not quite as cheap as ATT. For $66/mo, I get "unlimited" data and a subsidy. Put in T-Mobile terms, that works out to about $46/month as the T-Mobile plan comes without a subsidy. But I get "unlimited" data vs. 2.5GB and a network that, at least for today, is clearly superior to T-Mobile's.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 20:07 1

13. Lokulan (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Or you know. If you don't do voice call much. Do the T-mobile $30 unlimited text + data plan with 100 minute call? every minute after that is just $0.1

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 21:34

15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3745; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


That particular T-Mobile plan is a very good value. I think it is 5GB data for $30.

If I were going to switch from ATT, that would be one of my top choices. Hopefully T-Mobile can really expand their network over the next year or two.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 20:58

14. jdubtrye (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


it is 2GB with a hard cutoff.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 09:02 1

2. wilsong17 (Posts: 1094; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


I got my wife tmobile bad imei note 3 on straight talk $45 3gb

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 09:31 1

3. 13Elves (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)


Tmobile is awesome! But too bad I have a windows phone on their plan :(

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 09:56 3

4. xtroid2k (Posts: 462; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I gotta be honest. T-mobile is on FIRE!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:22 1

5. nikhilrathi10 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


No unlimited music streaming here..atleast does not show in my account..better to stick with 50$ 1GB

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 12:10 1

10. Planterz (Posts: 1084; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Depends on what you need. It's nice that they give their customers the choice.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 16:01 1

12. elitewolverine (Posts: 2068; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


It is all of usa, it wont show in your account, the servers they use are whitelisted and don't get capped when your phone connects to it.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:35 1

6. Pattyface (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Why does this guy look so creepy in photos? He has a huge head too!
Anyways tmobile needs more work on their coverage before I would give them a second thought, nor would I recommend them to anyone

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:37

7. NateAdam8 (Posts: 225; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/t-mobile-disguising-throttling-with-new-speed-test-data-cap-exemptions

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:51 3

8. 13Elves (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)


Tmo doesnt throttle normal users gtfo with that bullcrap

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 15:58

11. elitewolverine (Posts: 2068; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Disguising speed tests? Nah. What happens is the public uses their high speed up, then gets mad when it gets reduced. They except them mainly for their techs. Because they get calls daily for slow speed and they can say they are capped. And yet show them that the network is performing fine by letting them speed test.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 21:40

16. Salazzi (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


They don't disguise. Speedtests aren't throttled because speedtests are there to show network capability. It's not like you're lied to and told you have unlimited data. You sign up knowing how much data you get at full speed. Period.

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