T-Mobile is upping the ante on the competition again. This time, they’re bumping all Simple Choice plans up in data allotment — sometimes doubling what they’re currently getting — but not raising prices. The change takes effect March 23rd, and affects all Simple Choice plans.

The basic $50 plan will bring us a full 1GB of data monthly, which is double what’s currently on offer. You can still add more lines for the same price, and everyone has the option to chip in another $10 month for additional data. That data add-on will now be 3GB, whereas it was once 2.5GB. If you end up needing more data, there is also a $20/month option which gets you 5GB data. A $30/month add-on gets you unlimited data along with the unlimited talk and text you get standard.

All data included in the plans is high speed, while going over puts your into 2G. This adds a new twist to T-Mobile’s push for unlimited data when everyone else is steering customers toward shared plans. T-Mobile CEO John Legere said “In the mobile age, wireless data caps and overage fees are just this side of extortion”. He went on to describe the basic plans offered from Verizon and AT&T as “the classic shakedown”, likening it to loan sharking.

The best part is, we still get to keep all the satellite stuff like tethering and international calling. More data helps, and as CMO Mike Sievert put it “In a couple weeks, every single one of our millions of Simple Choice customers will wake up with more value without lifting a finger”. Classic T-Mobile.

Source: T-Mobile

T-Mobile Simple Choice update

  • robamcclellan

    Am I the only one noticing that they are changing the cheap unlimited data plans to 5gb allotments!? They offer cheap unlimited to get people to switch over and now they are already bumping up the prices. I’m pissed!

    • Bonedatt

      The Unlimited data for $20 with 2.5GB free tethering is being bumped up to unlimited high speed data but now with 5GB tethering for $30.

    • Mc-Taz

      According to the press release, anyone with unlimited data for an extra $20 a month will continue to get that with 2.5 GB tethering. If they want the additional 2.5 GB of tethering they can opt in for an extra $10 a month. After the new plan setup takes effect you’ll have to pay $30 for unlimited. It just seems like a price hike to me. I’d suggest getting unlimited before they change it if you want it, so you don’t end up paying more.

  • Bonedatt

    The best part for me is the free unlimited international txt message from the U. S to Any country. Oh and they doubled their entry level high speed data to 1GB. T-Mobile is doing it big.

  • Brett

    Seems a bit shady, I’m happy since I have 2.5(now 3) but the people that have unlimited just dropped to 5 or they have to spend another $10. Funny how they don’t mention it of course.

    • bigdawgx

      I was thinking the same thing! How is that good for the people who were already unlimited when you are essentially paying $10 more?
      Yes! the lower end plans get 500mb of extra data, but that’s it.

    • Severo Rivera

      Actually no. People on the $70 unlimited plan will be grandfathered into that plan. So if your paying $70 a month for unlimited data, you’ll keep it.

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