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T-Mobile gearing up for price increase on data features

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T-Mobile gearing up for price increase on data features
T-Mobile is gearing up for some rate increases on some of its data features. TmoNews obtained a copy of a notice to employees which states, “Beginning April 4th, T-Mobile will increase the price of the Premium 5GB Promotional Bundles and Ultra – 10GB Promotional Bundles Classic data features by $5 per month. The currently available Classic 5GB and 10GB promotional bundles will be replaced with new plans and a $5 monthly rate increase.”

While these plans are changing, there will be no change to the price of the Value Plan data features. Like most rate increases, the new price will not affect customers who have already added one of these plans prior to the effective date. Moving forward, T-Mobile will also continue to include the Smartphone Mobile Hotspot and MobileLife Album Plus services on both the Unlimited-Premium 5GB and Ultra – 10 GB Promotion Bundles at no additional charge. That promotional offer is valued at $19.98.

T-Mobile states that it is adjusting the prices of these services to “better align Classic and Value plan pricing which will help [it] achieve Value mix targets and the company’s financial goals.”

T-Mobile gearing up for price increase on data features
T-Mobile gearing up for price increase on data features

source: TmoNews

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posted on 26 Mar 2012, 20:50 4

1. gameday78 (Posts: 48; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Ok, T-Mo try to stay afloat by firing employees and raising prices! yep if i remember correctly the FCC said that if ATT was able to buy out T-Mo that customers would lose a low cost carrier as a choice. Looks like they they stopped the sale and well customers still lost that lower cost carrier. Looks like everyone loses in the end!

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 20:58 6

2. Nonono (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

It would have been worst if they merged

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:07 1

3. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)

because you have insider info detailing how that would have happened right?

this is due to the fact that t-mobile still has a terrible reputation from earlier experiences.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:15 3

4. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I expected them to do this.

1) they threw in tethering completely free before raising the price, which loses them $15 a month from tethering

2) they are pushing value plans, not classic. 95% of all activations in my location are on value plans. It just helps push the point of savings on Value plans vs Classic plans. Unl talk text, 5 gig 4g web with tether included and no overage is still only $75 on Value plan. Beat that.

in fact the only people i know that are still buying on classic are people trying to get free phones on line because they dont realize how much cheaper the value plan is.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:39 2

6. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)

Yep, we're fresh and happy Value plan subscribers with 5 lines and a saving of about $2800 over 2 years. Unbeatable!

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:24

5. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

Hurry up what a bargin....

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:41 1

7. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Even with the price increase they are still the cheapest, I would jump to tmo in a heart beat if they had better service in my area.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 21:50

8. 14545 (Posts: 1671; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Soooooo, let me get this straight, they want to "align the classic and value" plans? But with the classic you get a subsidized phone, and the value you don't? (correct me where I'm wrong) and they raise the price on you after you took the hit to pay for the phone outright? T-mo, let me know before you make that bankruptcy call, we'll see if ATT is still interested and if the FCC will actually approve it this time. I guess sprint is the only remaining cheap national carrier, and the iPhone is soon to sink them. I guess that just leaves two. Duopoly anyone?

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 06:32 1

10. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

do you know the difference between the classic and value plans??? obviously not.

you save $500 a line by being on Value compared to classic. That more than makes up for any phone you can buy on the classic plan... and then some.

get an education before you rant.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 13:27

12. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Is that with or without the equipment subsidy per month?

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 02:54 2

9. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Lol, this is what happens when the government interferes - everyone loses.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 10:57

11. Samot9 (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)

This CEO is just losing it. The reason peopled liked TMO was cost (compared to the other 3), Customer service and a network that wasn’t cricket. Now there raising prices, striping plans and scavenging the spectrum from there 2G (the only part of their network that works well in buildings).

Just useless
I going to end up over at the Devil (Verizon) if they don’t play there roll correctly.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 12:29

13. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)

@_box_ thats WITH the phone subsidies

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