T-Mobile's prepaid plans now come with much more data at the same prices
posted by Mihai A. / Jan 27, 2016, 4:53 PM
Earlier today, T-Mobile announced a revamped prepaid plan structure, essentially offering (a lot) more data at the same prices.
T-Mobile's prepaid plans will continue to cost $40, $50, or $60, same as they did until today. However, the $40 plan now includes 3GB of high-speed data, up from just a single gig previously. The $50 and $60 plans, which contained 3GB and 5GB of data, respectively, have been now updated to include 5GB and 10GB.
All of T-Mobile's prepaid plans come with unlimited talk, text, and data (speed gets slowed at 128Kbps once you use up your high-speed quota) and also include access to the carrier's Music Freedom and Binge On programs. The two controversial programs allow customers to stream music and movies from certain partners without the data being counted towards your quota.
Needless to say, T-Mobile's new prepaid plans now offer a lot more value for the money, and it will be hard to find a better offer in the US. Earlier today, we took a deep look at the postpaid plans offered by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, and concluded that T-Mobile generally has the most affordable plans, although indoor coverage may prove to be unsatisfactory for some.
What do you guys think of T-Mobile's new prepaid plans? Excited about the data quote upgrades?
T Mobile is moving in the right direction. I hope they take all of Rip-Off Verizon's customers.
posted on Jan 27, 2016, 5:14 PM 1
Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012
Unfortunately, Verizon user what a dependable network. In fact, the quarterly reports indicated Verizon gained more subs. This is good news for Cricket subs. They might respond and increase the allotted amount.
posted on Jan 27, 2016, 5:38 PM 0
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Dependable on what accounts? How do you even quantify this without providing side by side, current to the minute accounts as of say...right now. In my city all 4 carriers have 0 differences, and over the last year LTE has spread like a plague in rural areas for TMO. But this is my area, so everyone would need to choose. I think TMO's offer of their 14day network test is awesome (when it was available), it lets users truly test the network for their usage.
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 3:55 PM 0
Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010
"Until the carrier rolls out its 700MHz spectrum, however, indoor coverage will continue to be unreliable at times." - What the hell is wrong with you, almost all their 700 Mhz Band 12 spectrum is deployed and active, and in other areas it is waiting activation.
posted on Jan 27, 2016, 5:40 PM 4
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Now if they can add some more minutes to the $30 Walmart TMO plan. 100 minutes isn't alot. Although you can use something like Google Voice/Hangouts Dialer if you want more talk.
posted on Jan 27, 2016, 6:02 PM 2
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tmoble coverage and speed were great in december, then starting jan 8 i lost coverage and speed. In the living room i get band 4 lte which is ok, in the bedroom on my feet or sitting up i only get 4g whiich is pathetic. Laying on bed i get band 12 lte which is not fast but its allright. needless to say i am moving to cricket.
posted on Jan 27, 2016, 9:25 PM 1
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Their LTE spectrum regardless of band should not affect the speed. Maybe quality in terms of lost packets but not the actual speed. Call them, get a booster, either the 4G LTE cellspot (requires internet) or the 4G LTE signal repeater (stand alone device)....or simply have them do a network check with their engineers, considering it was working before it means there might be a tower issue.
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 3:56 PM 1
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