Those holding a grandfathered unlimited plan with T-Mobile will soon be in for a change. It looks like those plans will be going away beginning next month. T-Mobile has yet to confirm exactly when these switches would take place, or how long it would take them to transition all users, however a letter shared on Howard Forums points towards this happening in November.
That being said, there does appear to be a silver lining here. To begin with, T-Mobile has said these changes will "for the vast majority" be able to "provide similar or better features at a comparable price." Granted, we suspect more than a few will simply hear they are losing their unlimited plan and not want to consider anything further. For that, it looks like you will have an out. That T-Mobile letter also touches on canceling your service.
Specifically, it was said that "if you choose to cancel your service, you can do so without penalty until 2/1/2014." Simply put, it seems you can get out without worry of the dreaded and often expensive early termination fees. This all goes back to the UNcarrier approach where T-Mobile is trying to simplify things. In fact, in a statement provided to Engadget, the carrier said;
"Maintaining thousands of rate plans is the norm in the industry, but we think it creates unnecessary complexity. Simple is better, which is why we're reducing the number of older plans in our systems."
While this gives users with older plans something to consider moving forward, we recently saw T-Mobile make the latest move in an effort to shake up the mobile industry. This one arrived earlier in the week and saw the carrier announce free global data and texting for those using a Simple Choice plan.