Thing sare looking better in September, especially for data hogs who live in T-Mobile network areas. On September 5, T-Mobile will begin offering unlimited 4G data plans for smartphones starting at $20 a month which seems like a deal for heavy data users but could cost more for medium data users. We took a look at the current web pricing and for some plans it will be a $10 a month increase and more expensive.
Starting, September 5, it will cost an additional $20 per month to add unlimited data to T-Mobile's value voice and text plans(which customers pay full price or use their own unlocked phone) and $30 more a month when added to a classic voice plan.
The news release stated that a value plan with unlimited talk, text and data will be $69.99 a month and Classic unlimited voice, text and data will be $89.99 a month but does not show calculations for plans without text or limited minutes.d text plan.
There is apparently something crazy going on with the T-Mobile website with some very special deals before the change over to unlimited data.
A T-Mobile rep contacted us and clarified the situation.
We called and talk to a T-Mobile rep said that adding a 2 gigabyte of unlimited data, now, is currently $20 per line for the value plan and $30 for the classic plans. However, we found much cheaper deals on the T-Mobile website.
We found the least expensive value plan is $34.99 for 500 minutes and up 2GB unlimited data is $44.99 a month. The same plan with completely unlimited data will be $54.99 a month. The present value unlimited -Plus (2GB) talk, text and data is $59.99 per month, while unlimited data will be $69.99 per month, according to the press release.
Currently, unsubsidized smartphones "Unlimited Plus with up to 2GB) with unlimited Talk and Text plan $79.99 in the future with unlimited data it will be $89.99 per month or an additional $10 per month or $120 per yer.
For 500 minutes with unlimited 2GB data is is currently $69.99 and with 500 minute Talk only will remain the same.
Here's where it gets confusing, T-Mobile has always called its data plans unlimited but throttled them after going over a cap. T-Mobile offers a free T-Mobile SIM for compatible T-Mobile phones and unlocked GSM phones.
The present data plans will still be available and news plans we be a separate option.
We have a call out to T-Mobile to find out the official word on the discrepancies. If you are a medium or average data user the present cheapest plans will be the best deal for you.
As we noted previously that we'd had great success buying pre-owned recent model smartphones for around $200 through CowBoom for the best deal