T-Mobile confirms free tethering on pre-paid plans

T-Mobile confirms free tethering on pre-paid plans
Just the other day, we told you how some of T-Mobile's pre-paid customers were noticing on their T-Mobile My Account app, that they were receiving free tethering for up to 5 devices at one time. These customers were surprised because the carrier had been charging $15 a month for the service. Was this a glitch that would be gone in the blink of an eye, or was T-Mobile about to introduce another innovation?

As it turns out, it is the latter. A published report on Friday said that T-Mobile is now offering pre-paid customers free mobile HotSpot service. Those signing up for the $70 per month unlimited 4G data plan will receive 2.5GB of free HotSpot data for the month. That plan includes unlimited talk and text along with 50MB of domestic data roaming.

The $60 monthly plan offers unlimited talk, text and 2.5GB of 4G data. Once you surpass the cap, your data speed is throttled. This plan comes with 2.5GB of free mobile HotSpot data and 50MB of domestic data roaming. The $50 monthly plan comes with unlimited talk and text and 500MB of data. Use up your data for the month and you will find your data speed throttled. You also get 500MB of free mobile HotSpot data and 10MB of free domestic data roaming.

This week, T-Mobile continued its recent string of announcing new innovations by offering T-Mobile account holders 200MB of free data a month for a tablet with cellular connectivity. Next month, the carrier will also start moving grandfathered customers off of legacy plans. In a statement, T-Mobile said that it wants to keep things simple. "Simple is better, which is why we're reducing the number of older plans in our systems."

source: T-Mobile via FierceWireless


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