T-Mobile debuts Family Time Unlimited plan

T-Mobile debuts Family Time Unlimited plan
T-Mobile rolled out a new unlimited family plan today, a move that will likely spark more change in the industry. Starting at $149.98 users get two lines of unlimited talk, text, picture, video and instant messaging. Up to three additional lines can be added for $49.99 each. It's not exactly a cheap solution, but if your family really needs it can be a money saver.

Currently Sprint and Verizon both have unlimited family plans as well, but they offer nowhere near the discount this T-Mobile plan does.  Verizon users on the Select and Premium plans can add a second line for $10 less than the normal price, and each line after that is just $99.99.  For Sprint, additional Simply Everything plans can be added at a incremental $5/line discount (line 1 is $99.99, 2 is $94.99, line 3 is $89.99...) though their plans offer unlimited everything, including GPS, data and TV as well. Sprint is also rumored to be bringing out new Talk/Message/Data Share Plans on June 15, a move that was referenced in fine print of the Instinct movie trailer, but those may or may not be unlimited. Game on, boys!

source: T-Mobile

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11 Comments

1. T-Mobile Sucks unregistered

Great now I can get unlimited family plan, but I still don't have any reception. Can't wait until no contract is up so I can go to a real cell phone company like Verizon. I tired of using my friends cell phone to make phone calls.

2. unregistered

i love capitalism!!!

3. THUFF unregistered

TOO BAD DOING THIS ISN'T GOING TO INSPIRE ANY OTHER PROVIDERS TO DROP THEIR UNLIM FAMILY PLAN PRICES EXCEPT FOR MAYBE SPRINT WHICH WILL DO ANYTHING IT CAN TO TRY TO SURVIVE ANOTHER 5 YEARS. AT&T AND VERIZON BOTH KNOW THEY DON'T HAVE TO MATCH THESE PRICES BECAUSE IT REALLY WON'T MAKE A HUGE ENOUGH DIFFERENCE IN SALES AND NEW ACTIVATIONS TO DO SO.

4. unregistered

you have to realize that the price wars will affect the big two sooner or later if the economy doesnt get better. consumers are not going to be paying premium prices cuz of the most reliable network commercials. If sprint and tmo keep slashing prices eventually ppl will switch. just check out how ford trucks are being outsold by honda cars, comsumers arent going to luxury these days.

5. unregistered

But if you cant make a call then whats the point of having extra money in your pocket. People pay for realiable service and thats why VZW and AT&T dont have to compete with these prices

6. THUFF unregistered

THATS A GOOD POINT #6. WELL SPOKEN SIR.

7. unregistered

i have a tmo in nyc for few years and i am very happy was unhappy with att and verizon tmo has many cool features and they exchange you phones under warranty without a fuss i love tmo also i worked for cingular and i hate them most dissorgonized company in the world about verizon cdma sucks gsm is better if you travel so guys there is no need to put tmo down

8. JoeyStyles

Posts: 78; Member since: May 11, 2008

To Me This is a very good plan but this is not going to force any of the other majors to follow suit because they arent big enough but att might because of the verizon alltel merger yesterday. Att might want to steal as miny customers as they can from the new super big red so they can at least try to even the score with there customer base

9. unregistered

too bad the article does not have correct information. Verizon Wireless started a family share unlimited plan February 19th when it initiated the Unlimited plans.

10. unregistered

Yeah, but the price for it is way too expensive. 2 lines for 269.98 3 lines for 389.97 4 lines for 509.96 5 lines for 629.95 The T~Mobile plan is much better, you save quite a bit. Sprints Simply Everything deal comes in second for it.

11. unregistered

T-mobile isn't all that bad. I have it, and I'm okay with it so far. The reception isn't all that bad, and they have good deals. This unlimited family plan is awesome, because it's way cheaper having unlimited call/messaging for two people with this plan then it is having different text plans for each person, plus a bunch of minutes and my faves. And that verizon wireless plan is just way too expensive. It's rediculous!

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