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T-Mobile quietly rolling out promo data bundled with free mobile hotspot from Jan 25th?

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T-Mobile quietly rolling out promo data bundled with free mobile hotspot from Jan 25th?
T-Mobile already offers the most affordable plans and for some plans - the best value for the buck, and this recent promo is going to make things even better. Starting January 25th you’d be able to get 5GB “Unlimited-Premium” or 10GB “Unlimited-Ultra” data bundled with free Smartphone Mobile Hotspot and MobileLife Album Plus services. Mobile Hotspot allows you to beam your 4G data and use your smartphone’s Internet on other devices like your laptop, while the MobileLife Album is a platform for you to upload and save your pictures and videos to. The services alone run for an additional $20 a month, so we’re talking about big savings here.

But don’t expect to hear much about this promo - T-Mobile wants to run it under the public awareness radar. Why? This really seems like the plan that can make people switch to the carrier, but it seems that it won’t affect TMo’s revenue well:

“To protect T-Mobile revenue, do not proactively offer the bundled features to customers already on a 5GB data feature who do not want additional data.”

So the catch here is that you’d need to be pro-active about getting the plan. The promotion is available to new and existing customers on a contract with the classic and value plans.

source: TMoNews

T-Mobile quietly rolling out promo data bundled with free mobile hotspot from Jan 25th?

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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 09:23 1

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

Great Special.. now advertise darn it!! I dont know why they are being so secretive. Most android phones can tether whether the carriers like it or not. It just allows them to do it above the radar and not under it. Besides, most people are on the 2 gig plan, not the 5 or 10 gig plan, so its increasing revenue regardless if they switch to this.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:51

2. buddah (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

I agree advertise it unless there coming out with something else, heck I have the tmobile prepaid $60 pan and bought my G2X out right and didnt need to root it at all to use it as a hotspot. I also run my media play and laptop off of it at the same time with no issues...

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 12:35 1

3. torr310 (Posts: 1071; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

Bravo T-mobile! My contract with Verizon is ending soon. Good timing, T-Mo!

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 18:09 1

4. benzb (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

Wow, this is awesome! I will now be able to utilize my 5GB of data by tethering with my Mac for no additional cost. Pretty cool!

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 06:59

5. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Seriously, I woud advertise this, shout it from the rooftops and do if for the 2GB plans too - basically anything above 200MB. Infact, why not even do if for 200MB. If i tether and burn through my data in 20 minutes, I am willinig to say it's my own fault.

T-Mobile should be proud to be the only national carrier not charging extra for tethering, and I'm sure that would bring a nice subscriber jump. I'd even understand if they mitigated lost profits by adding $5 or so to their data plans. The fact is there are plenty of people i the world for who this would be good selling point. I hope word gets out into the mainstream and it forces t-mo's hand into being big and bold about it.

Here's the other thing - People who might otherwise have only got 2GB, might get 5GB plans as a 5GB plan would be cheaper than 2GB + tethering.

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