T-Mobile to begin new unlimited data plan on September 5th

T-Mobile to begin new unlimited data plan on September 5th
A few days ago, we told you that T-Mobile had confirmed speculation that it was going to be offering unlimited data plans. While AT&T and Verizon have been bending over backward like Gumby trying to remove unlimited customers from their respective rolls, starting on September 5th the nation's fourth largest carrier is bringing back all the data you can eat.

Not only is T-Mobile offering unlimited data, there is no fine print telling you that once you go over a data cap your data speed will be throttled or you'll be charged overages. The carrier calls it the "ultimate worry-free experience". Starting a week from Wednesday, the Classic Unlimited Plan will be $89.99 a month. That means that you merely add $30 to the $59.99 Classic Unlimited Talk and Text. Value Plan customers need to add just $20 a month for unlimited data.

The 4G service that T-Mobile currently offers is their HSPA+ pipeline and it does offer some pretty fast data speeds. LTE will be coming to the operator next year. In the meantime, heavy data users are going to be thinking long about making the switch. The timing of this decision for T-Mobile is perfect considering that Verizon and AT&T have already publicized their shared data plans and can't easily return to unlimited data. T-Mobile still doesn't offer the Apple iPhone though, but still has some potent devices to offer heavy data users, like the Samsung Galaxy S III. And according to the operator, the Classic Plan with unlimited everything will save you $240 a year over AT&T and Verizon's 4GB monthly data plan with unlimited talk and text, and Sprint's unlimited talk, text and data plan.

If you're planning on signing up with T-Mobile for unlimited data, better tie a string around your finger, because so many things are happening on September 5th that it wouldn't be unusual for you to forget about this. On that date, a joint Motorola/Verizon event is expected to result in the introduction of the eagerly awaited Motorola DROID RAZR HD. Also on that date, Nokia and Microsoft are scheduled to introduce the first two Windows Phone 8 powered versions of the Nokia Lumia line. And the next day, September 6th, Amazon is rumored to be introducing the sequel to the Amazon Kindle Fire.

source: T-Mobile via SlashGear



1. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nice to see at least some movement back in the direction of the consumer. Not that I expect greedy Verizon or AT&T to follow suit.

2. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I'd still rather have AT&T or Verizon. They're both way faster. I guess when my contract expires, I'll have to choose which one I hate the least.

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Faster with LTE in an area with low adoption in some cases, but this is future-proofing against when T-Mobile deploying their LTE

6. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Faster for what?? Video game dowwloads.LOL I have metro and its LTE is pretty fast im my area. Pay $35 a month for unlimited everything.($10 off per additional line brought it to $35) Only 250mb of 4g but I still havent gone through it all in a month. Even if I did the 3g is good enough for my purposes. To bad so many people think they need Verizon and At&T and pay almost 3 times what I pay for essentially the same thing. The service really isnt that much better and definitely does not warrant what you pay. So many people are being duped IMO.

9. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I went from Sprint to Metro PCS, and it was a nightmare on Metro's network. Metro LTE is ass, most of the time I am 1xrtt speed or have no network connectivity at all. Now I am with T-mobile and happier than when I was with metro. I've learned my lesson, prepaid is ass and post paid is still the way to go. The bottomline we are all duped, until we vote with our wallets and say enough is enough with so called unlimited data.

14. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

I have had no problems. Sprint and tmo are horrible in my area. Metro has been much better.

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I thought we already knew the 5th as the go date... Thanks for the reminder though

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I think once T-mobile and Sprint get better coverage and gain more subscribers, we can see AT&T and Verizon to do something about their data plan. However, right now they have enough subscribers to not care about the unlimited plan offer by T-mobile and Sprint.

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Once they fix customer service issues as well and over all quality of network

8. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I think my family will be switching to T-Mobile early next year from Verizon. They have a phone every one of us wants, the perfect plan, and all for $130 compared to the $150 we're paying on Verizon now which would turn into $200 with share everything!

16. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

Instead of 'Share Everything' -- it's "Spend EVERYTHING"

10. marcofluff

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

I have sprint now but if t mobile gets the galaxy note 2 first I'm dumping sprint with the new plan

11. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Unlimited you say? Well... Hello Carly!

12. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Would totally jump on this if T-Mobile had better coverage. Sprint isn't any better, but at least there's a truly unlimited data GSM carrier for those of us who prefer it to CDMA.

13. AyBau27

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Sprints 79.99 Everything Data 450 plan is probably what most people would be interested in. The Simply Everything is really only for those running a business through their phone or use it for work a lot. Sprints 79.99 Includes Any Mobile Anytime...so all your cell phone calling to any other cell phone(any carrier) is unlimited. The 450 anytime minutes are for land lines. Plus Night and Weekend at 7pm will cut down on a lot of land line use too. But if you have a business or call land lines "THAT" much, sure the Tmo plan would be better. Though I've had both Sprint and Tmo and I get better service with Sprint. At least here in St. Louis.

15. RGreen

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

unlimited nice

17. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

I hear rumors that Verizon is considering following AT&T 's lead and forcing customers off their grandfathered unlimited data plan onto the more expensive shared plans by with-holding Facebook access unless you switch

18. iSometimes

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

Nice move T-Mobile. This will help bring in some revenue before the iPhone 5 launches, which is great since they won't be offering it. Loved the unlimited data plan option and glad to see someone with it again other than Sprint. The thing that I don't like about T-Mobile is the bands that they use. I hate contracts, so I purchase unlocked international phones, which run with AT&T perfectly, but with T-Mobile you're stuck with 2G. You have to get a pentaband phone, like the Galaxy Nexus in order to take in all the goodness. I can't use Sprint or VZW since they do not have sim cards :(

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