T-Mobile One gets updated with unlimited HD video streaming and high-speed hotspot data

T-Mobile One gets updated with unlimited HD video streaming and high-speed hotspot data
Yesterday, Verizon announced that they would be launching Verizon Unlimited on Monday, February 13 (today). Verizon Unlimited is essentially the carrier's response to unlimited data plans that are already being offered by both T-Mobile and Sprint, and it consists of pretty much everything you've come to expect from these sort of plans - unlimited data access, video streaming at a certain quality, mobile hotspot usage, etc. Verizon Unlimited has a couple big advantages over T-Moible One however (T-Mobile's unlimited plan), but John Legere was quick to take to Twitter today to announce a couple big updates to T-Moible One that will put it on a more even playing field with Verizon Unlimited.

Two main selling points for Verizon Unlimited include the ability to stream unlimited HD video (exact resolution of 720p) and access to 10 GB of hotspot data each month before being throttled down to just 3G speeds. Compared to T-Moible One's unlimited video at a resolution of 480p and hotspot data being limited to just 3G speeds without any high-speed access, Verizon has the edge. That is, at least for a few more days.


T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to Twitter earlier today to announce that T-Moible One would be getting a couple big updates - unlimited video streaming at HD resolution (presumably 720p) and 10GB of monthly hotspot data before getting downgraded to unlimited speeds at 3G - sound familiar? This is undoubtedly a direct response to Verizon Unlimited, and it now evens out the feature set between Verizon Unlimited and T-Moible One with the latter still retaining overall lower monthly costs.

If you still haven't jumped on the T-Moible bandwagon however, the carrier will be introducing a fresh deal that new customers will be able to take advantage of. New subscribers to T-Moible will be able to score 2 lines on T-Moible One for just $100/month. This includes all taxes and fees, and compared to two lines on Verizon Unlimited, it's quite a bit cheaper than Big Red's price of $140 - not to mention all other fees that aren't included with that price.

Existing customers on T-Moible one will get access to unlimited HD video streaming and 10GB of monthly high-speed hotspot data starting on Friday, February 17, and this is also when the 2 lines for $100/month deal will go into effect.

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33 Comments

1. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1025; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Competition is really paying off for Consumers

8. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Consumers are really benefitting off the price war. The real losers are the investors hoping for more dividends from more users coming into these companies.

2. Blazers

Posts: 723; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Now the pressure is on AT$T to respond.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

They'll respond by announcing another $5 increase for grandfathered unlimited data users.

33. civicsr2cool

Posts: 262; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

They are fighting the war with the cricket brand, the AT&T brand is left mostly for corporations.

4. cwilli319

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

I'm a T-Mobile sales rep and as of right now 2 lines on T-Mo One is still $120 a month on auto-pay, not $100

5. Blazers

Posts: 723; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This is a direct response to Verizon, so maybe they haven't updated their systems yet....

7. TasteOfChaos21

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

if you look at the article is says it will be in effect Friday February 17th.. "Existing customers on T-Moible one will get access to unlimited HD video streaming and 10GB of monthly high-speed hotspot data starting on Friday, February 17, and this is also when the 2 lines for $100/month deal will go into effect."

16. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

I can't wait!

26. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

friday it will change

6. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Come on Verizon, don't let T-Mobile walk all over you like that - throw in some more benefits!

9. cwilli319

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

* just got the email, 2 lines for $100 starts this Friday (2/17/17)

10. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I find Verizon suddenly offering unlimited data again to be hilarious, considering no less than two months ago or whatever, the CEO issued a statement claiming that people just don't need unlimited data anymore. Like I've said before...Verizon is doing whatever they can to keep costumers, due to T-Mobile gaining costumers at an alarming rate. It's a good thing really, but it also just shows that Verizon cares more about customer numbers than they do about the actual customers.

13. cwilli319

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

I had the exact same thought when I saw the announcement. How do you go from an ad campaign stating that the average person only needs 5gb of data - then turn around a couple weeks later and push unlimited?

11. djcody

Posts: 226; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

I like that war price a lot, keep throwing guys

12. fyah_king unregistered

Still not better than my simple unlimited with 15GB of Mobile hotspot.:)

14. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Its better than mine with 7 gbs of the hotspot (not that it matters rooted phone and simfree phones) taxes included and no throttle on streaming.

15. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Starting to sound appealing to me

17. matty1323

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

They really need to fix the auto correct of T-Moible.....

18. shnibz

Posts: 508; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I will be on that come Friday

19. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I love competition but it's T Mobile matching Verizon and they are on the back foot in a way. T Mobile needs to get innovating again.

22. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Competition is heating up, and im sure we'll see more innovation from all carriers with the next year, and the customers are ones to benefit from the spoils.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Seriously? This is all because of T-mobile. They reacted to Verizon today, but none of this would have happened if not for T-mobile.

25. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

T-Mobile started this and Verizon responded. How is that not innovative?

20. kevv2288

Posts: 275; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

What happens to the one plus international plan that gives you unlitmed 4g lte hotspot? Will that still be an option

21. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Gotta love competition! Thank you Verizon for giving me 720P streaming on my T-Mobile account :)

23. kevv2288

Posts: 275; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

It says "hd" so i think it's native whatever the app supports

28. JocularJ

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Is this only for new subscribers?

29. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

why dont tmobile just set mobile hot spot at the threshold of 23GB/month...and for those on the simple choice plan, have a tablet plan that includes unlimited data, such as for having atleast 4 phone lines, get unlimited data on your first tablet...then each additional tablet thereafter = whatever fee they decide to charge.

30. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

What's the cost to add a 3 and 4th line to the T-Mo plan when it goes to $100 for the first 2 lines?

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