With the T-Mobile One Plus add-on, $25 extra will get you HD video and unlimited LTE mobile hotspot

With the T-Mobile One Plus add-on, $25 extra will get you HD video and unlimited LTE mobile hotspot

Last week, T-Mobile surprised a lot of people by introducing a new and rather controversial unlimited plan. In the days that have passed since the T-Mobile One plan was officially unveiled, numerous wireless service subscribers and net neutrality groups have criticized the plan for two of its fine prints: videos limited to 480p and mobile hotspot usage at 128Kbps. In what's likely an attempt to calm waters, T-Mobile today has announced several modifications to the T-Mobile One plan.

One of the changes affects mobile hotspot usage, as the carrier has boosted the speed of unlimited mobile hotspot to 512Kbps. With the initial T-Mobile One plan, the carrier promised unlimited mobile hotspot usage at a speed of 128Kbps. That's four times the initially announced speed, and something that many future T-Mobile One subscribers will surely appreciate. 

T-Mobile also announced that it will offer HD passes for $3 for 24 hours. What this means is that customers will be able to stream as much HD video as they want for 24 hours after activating the $3 add-on.

The biggest news from T-Mobile today is the introduction of a T-Mobile One Plus add-on. Costing $25 per month for each line, the add-on includes unlimited mobile hotspot data at LTE speeds as well as an unlimited number of HD passes. The interesting bit is that users will have to activate each one individually; in 24 hours, the HD pass will expire and video streaming will return to 480p quality. 

The T-Mobile One Plus add-on costs $25 and basically replaces the old HD pass, which T-Mobile initially planned to sell at $25 per month per line. Furthermore, the add-on also includes what T-Mobile calls 3G-like data roaming speeds when traveling abroad.

T-Mobile also announced that it will start offering the new T-Mobile One plan, which will become the only plan that the carrier offers to its new customers, starting September 1st. Initially, the T-Mobile One plan was scheduled to launch on September 6th.

The T-Mobile One plan will cost $70 per month (for the first line, discounts apply to additional lines), but only if you have autopay set up. Otherwise, the plan will set you back $5 extra per month.

What do you guys think of the amped up T-Mobile One plan?

source: T-Mobile

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5 Comments

1. cwiley5045

Posts: 23; Member since: May 07, 2010

I thought T-Mobile was about simplicity. With them now back tracking and trying to fix something they tried to sell as revolutionary and everyone called them out on that lie, now looks to be just confusion. Bootom line is there expansion is costing them big money and there looking to pads that on to the customer. I get it but don't try and fool me you just make yourself as a company look silly.

4. Acdc1a

Posts: 465; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

One plan with 2 add on options is not exactly confusing.

2. kevv2288

Posts: 269; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

The only part that is false in this article is that the tmobile one plan will be the only plan for new customers September 1st. That is false phonearena check the faq on tmobile.com https://explore.t-mobile.com/t-mobile-one-faq

3. tgom222

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

So the if you want actual unlimited on your unlimited plan it's another $25.

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

they had me sold at unlimited LTE hotspot

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