T-Mobile simplifies its Pay as You Go plans, adds optional LTE data

T-Mobile simplifies its Pay as You Go plans, adds optional LTE data
The Un-carrier keeps going with its user-conscious efforts and changes. While it was recently proclaimed number one in the US prepaid market, T-Mobile now looks to further simplify its Pay as You Go plans. Come the 17th of August, T-Mo's new prepaid option will cost a $0.10 flat rate for a minute of talk time or single text message. A simplified rate should make it easier for users to pre-plan on how much they want to charge their card for, T-Mobile says. Also, that would make Pay as You Go cheaper for those customers, who used to buy the smallest refills, as their cost used to amount to around $0.30 per minute.

In order to keep an account active, a user would have to pay a $3 monthly minimum, which includes 30 minutes of talk time or 30 text messages. Just as before, there are no deposits and no contracts to sign.

Another change is the ability to take advantage of T-Mobile's high-speed 4G LTE data connection. Pre-paid users will be able to get data access for 1 day (up to 500 MB) or 7 days (up to 1 GB), at the cost of $5 or $10, respectively.

source: T-Mobile via iMore

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9 Comments

1. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

T-Mobile is looking to ditch users like me. I have a back-up phone on T-Mobile pre-paid with Gold Rewards. It only takes a $10 refill to keep the account active for a year. I generally use it when travelling as a back-up option in case my main phone doesn't have service. I don't know how I'm going to use my money up though, T-Mobile has no service at my current house.

4. jimjam unregistered

Try truphone.com - tmobile mvno with att roaming. I think you have to make a call every 90 days but I never do and they never cancel my account. No minimum top up per year required.

8. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Sounds similar to LycaMobile. I don't actually need another SIM, I have more SIMS than phones. I just kept the T-Mobile account active because it only cost $10 per year and they used to unlock 2 phones per year for free. Now they require $100 of refills after a phone is first used to unlock.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I thought it took $100 to get minutes that didn't expire for a year. Is your $10 amount because of Gold Rewards? Now, total expenditures for a year of service will be $36 for 360 minutes. While the monthly billing is a hassle, that's not bad for an emergency or light use phone.

9. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Gold Rewards does require $100 of refills, either cumulative or all at once. I started my account with a $100 card to get Gold Rewards and because that gave me the best cost per minute. I've used T-Mobile as my main phone in the past and my total refills on that line are $470. I don't need the line as a back-up, I just kept it active because the cost to do so was only $10 per year.

2. wilsong17 unregistered

Wish they would introduce a unlimited let plan with no talk or text just data

3. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

The closest right now is their $30/5GB/LTE ( then throttled afterward) with 100 minutes per month: Still a great plan!

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This is a great plan, perhaps the best value in (US) mobile today.

5. jimjam unregistered

try redpocket gsmt sims. Runs on tmobile $10 for 1gb, $30 for 3gb, $50 for 5gb for 30 days

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