T-Mobile's new UNcarrier plans are now in effect

T-Mobile's new UNcarrier plans are now in effect
Carly, get on your bike and start spreading the news, T-Mobile's new UNcarrier plans are now in effect. As we told you last week, the nation's fourth largest carrier is flipping the switch to "on" two days before a big media event on Tuesday. The new Value Plan is available from corporate owned stores while the new Classic Plan will be found at national retailers like Target and Best Buy. The pricing for both is essentially the same with only difference being how you purchase a new phone. While T-Mobile has not released information on how new phone purchases will be handled, we don't expect too much of a change in the current system where Classic Plan members can buy a subsidized phone with a two-year contract and a Value Plan member makes a down payment and pays off the phone using an Equipment Installment Plan.

Both Classic and Value Plans offer Unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of data monthly for $50 monthly. You can choose from a selection of additional data options that start at 2GB for an additional $10 per month ($60 total) running up to 12GB of data for an additional $60 ($110 total). Those plans include tethering and mobile HotSpot use. If that is not important to you, a total of $70 a month will give you totally unlimited talk, text and data, but will not let you use the HotSpot feature

The new Value Plan is now up on T-Mobile's website. On Tuesday, we expect the carrier to announce the launch of LTE 4G in 7 markets, the names of which leaked out on Saturday. We should also hear more about the new UNcarrier plans, the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 and possibly (don't get too carried away as this is a long shot) a launch of the T-Mobile variant of the Apple iPhone. Tuesday is around the corner so keep your eyes right here!

source: T-Mobile via TmoNews

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44 Comments

1. PeaceB

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

T-Mo really screwed up the "new" Uncarrier plan.. $70 for unlimited everything, while their prepaid service Simple Mobile offers $50 unlimit everything.. $70 is more than what i pay atm on T-Mo.. I expected "real" change and savings, but i guess that wont happen anytime soon in the US.. =.=

2. jfuente11

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Actually with the postpay lines, it is really for customers who want to have 3 to 5 lines on a single account. For Value Plans, 1st line will be $50.00 (Unlimited Talk and Text with 500MB) then if you want to add a 2nd line it will be additional $30.00 then $10.00 for the 3rd to 5th line. If you will open an account for 5 lines, then you will be paying $110.00 each having Unlimited Talk and Text with 500MB. So it is like $22.00 per month per line, plus you have an option to purchase the phone in installment basis.

10. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Unlimited Talk and Text with 500MB?....Wow, this is a data rip off!!...smh

3. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

SImple Mobile is Throttled

41. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Really? You're comparing a MVNO network service to its fully operating network? Then all people at Verizon must be idiots not to use PagePlus, according to your analogy.

42. KennethP4V

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

yes, this thing is beneficial to people on family plan. im currently on AT&T with 3 lines under the contract. 3 smarthones with 200MB each, bill come out 198 a month. I tried adding the Tmobile new plan to cart just for fun. 3 lines, all unlimited talk/text and 500MB data for each, and 2 new galaxy Note2 paying 20 dollars per month each, and 3rd line bring ur own phone over. the bill come out 140 a month. so in another word u get unlimited talk/text/more data and including the phone subsidy/payment bill is still 50 dollars cheaper than AT&T. Especially, Tmobile will be rolling out LTE to my area, so no worries about speed as well.

4. Neurone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Hot photo!!!!

5. akz1112

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

does any1 know will tax and fee be included or extra like contract plan?

8. 3SM.. unregistered

That is actually a good question! I would like to know that as well because that would be a bargain if the fees and taxes areexempted from this plan. I'd only pay $60 a month with the 2GB plan (I rarely go over 2GB since I'm mostly on wi-fi) on T-Mobile compared to paying $80 plus taxes and fees w/ Sprint's whacked up service.

32. ruthayy

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

extra.

6. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

So how the hell is T-Mobfail going to offer classic plans at Target when they are getting rid of them in favor of Sprint come April 1st?

7. evil.sidv unregistered

no contract required on the new value plan. sounds nice

9. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

God I hate people bashing contracts. Unless you don't plan on paying your bill you should never have an issue.

12. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Well what if you want to switch carriers or just cancel service?

13. 3SM.. unregistered

If you switch, then I don't think you'll owe T-Mobile any obligations considering that you're not in a contract; however, if you're paying monthly on a phone and stop paying then I would guess that they would send your balance to a collection agency for the remaining balance you owe on the phone.

27. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Probably not to a collection agency, because the balance isn't considered past due if you've been paying for it every month. I think it'll come to the financial institution that you're paying to. If it's T-Mobile themselves, they may ask the user to pay for the remaining balance. Otherwise, the user could still continue to pay to the financial institution till the balance is paid off. There's no reason to forward an account to a collection agency if the account is active.

29. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Sorry, I misread your comment, you're right, the collection agency will probably come in after 3 attempts from T-Mobile trying to collect unsuccessfully.

20. akz1112

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

U makes no sense. What does that has to do with paying your bill? People bashing contract is because majority of the time those plans are more expensive then prepaid plan even after including the full cost of the smartphone.

23. 3SM.. unregistered

I didn't mention anything about paying a bill. I was referring to "paying monthly on a phone" meaning that if you choose to pay off the phone (not the service) in monthly payments (for those people who don't buy the phone at full price initially) and if you fail to pay it, then you're likely be defaulted by T-Mobile sense you still owe them money for the phone. THINK before you post!

26. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

He's answering to post #9...

35. 3SM.. unregistered

Ohhhh.... #Fail

21. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

You have to pay your bill regardless. It's about pricing, and long term commitments. That's why I go prepaid. Why pay more? $45 a month with Straight Talk and the Nexus 4. I'm winning.

33. ruthayy

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

pretty much

11. alouden unregistered

They say no contract. But why is there an early termination fee? If I brought my phone over, I shouldn't be charged an ETF if I leave, should I? What am I missing?

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

Where'd you read that there is an ETF? From what I understand, there isn't one.

24. alouden unregistered

On their website. It is among the fine print. It reads that: " If you switch plans you may be bound by existing or extended contract term (including early termination provisions) and/or an up to $200 fee. " But it occurs to me that I may be misreading things. It would also be reasonable for them to charge me for the phone if I were to cancel my plan.

34. ruthayy

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

if you are currently under a contract at the moment and want to switch to the new plans, yes there will be an ETF because the new plans are no contract. So you are breaking your existing contract with them.

25. alouden unregistered

No there isn't one. But tmobile would charge for the cost of the phone.

14. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

unlimited data should a must. We over pay for phone calls min alrdy. I mean cable company dont charge data by the GB right

18. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

ATT do charged extra if you go over their 150gb cap

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