New pre-paid calling plans from T-Mobile

New pre-paid calling plans from T-Mobile
Trying to provide the "best value for its customers", T-Mobile is now offering new pre-paid plans. For $15 per month, users get charged 10 cents per minute for domestic calls with free, unlimited text messages, video and picture messaging. For a flat rate of $50 per month, calls, texts, video and picture messaging are unlimited with no other charges. The carrier is also offering a "Pay As You Go" service with calling rates as low as 10 cents per minute. Texts cost 5 cents to receive and 10 cents to send. With this plan, when you refill $100 worth of time, you get 15% more minutes for free. For those of you who don't want to get locked into a contract, the nation's fourth largest carrier is giving you some choices to keep you connected.

source: T-Mobile 



1. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

FYI...if you want pre-paid NEVER go with a carriers rates! the end they get pricey!!!

2. ostranderterry

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

so what would you go with? Even if they're not a big carrier they're still a carrier - straight talk is a carrier - virgin mobile is a carrier - boost mobile is sprint and they're a carrier - just b/c a phone company doesn't offer post paid services doesn't mean they're not a carrier

3. oz505

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I think what jcrow means is go with a reseller-straight talk, virgin mobile. The essential characteristic that defines a mobile network operator(carrier) is that they must have acquired a radio spectrum license from the government before they can offer mobile phone service within a country, which a reseller does not have.

4. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

I assume you mean carrier rates for pay as you go/daily but it only gets pricey depending on your plan. Monthly plans usually have more value for those who use there phones monthly. The daily prepaid plans are meant for those who rarely use there phone. but most if not all carriers that have prepaid actually offer more value to their plans than contract rates.

5. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

No data? bummer

6. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Well, most prepaid carriers feel like if you're using prepaid, then you don't use the phone as heavily as users on a 2-yr contract. That's why most carriers don't usually offer a prepaid data option OR they usually limit on how much data is used. The only prepaid carrier that seemed to real let people take advantage of data is Virgin Mobile with their new BeyondTalk plans.

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