T-Mobile details its data pricing for 5G

T-Mobile details its data pricing for 5G
With all of the talk about 5G being the next big thing and carriers not being shy about discussing the massive investments they're making to build out the next-gen networks, there hasn't been a lot of discussion about whether or not carriers will try hiking prices for customers getting the improved service. Today, T-Mobile clarified its plans somewhat.

Fighting back against rumors that the carrier might bump prices, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray -- who had recently discussed T-Mobile's 5G rollout plans -- confirmed in an interview that rate plans would remain unlimited with 5G which is good news. As far as pricing, the news is a bit more mixed. Ray said prices wouldn't go up... at first. He did leave open the possibility that after three years, T-Mobile could raise prices.

That's obviously not great news, but carriers do usually grandfather in existing customers at the price when they joined (as long as you don't change your service too much). So, presumably current customers might not have to worry. Although, it's also very possible that T-Mobile's pledge to not raise prices for three years isn't so much about 5G as it is about the pending merger with Sprint. Anti-trust advocates worry that this sort of consolidation in the wireless market will raise prices for users, so it would make sense that T-Mobile would be keeping prices steady anyway in order to get the deal approved.

source: PCMag

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3 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's reasonable to increase price for faster speed. Tmobile has very good pricing on family plans, so a minor increase of price still make it the affordable.

2. tuminatr

Posts: 1104; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Pricing probably has more to do with data caps than anything else. As for pricing T-Mobile is middle of the pack these days

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Prices are gonna go up. Let's all come back to this article, when they do.

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