Yesterday, we were confused about the new unlimited plans coming from T-Mobile. Today, we have an official statement from Kevin McLaughlin, vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. The new unlimited plans are an addition to existing plans. We were also able to confirm how the upgrade process will work.
Here's how the new plans will be working when they go into effect September 5. The new plans are actually, another new separate option. The Unlimited (2GB throttled) plans will still be available for those who don't use a large amount of data.
We wanted to know how the upgrade process will work. The new unlimited plans with completely unlimited data will not include Wi-Fi hotspot or tethering. How upgrading to the new plans will depend on what plan you presently have:
“New and existing T-Mobile customers will be eligible for T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan. Existing Value and Classic plan customers can simply migrate to the new Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan without extending their two year contract. T-Mobile customers on grandfathered plans who choose to migrate to the new Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan will be required to sign a new two-year contract," said McLaughlin.
Grandfathered plans are those customers have that are not longer offered, when upgrading to the new unlimited plans those customers will have to sign a new contract.
For smartphone mobile hotspot for up to five devices T-Mobile customers can buy existing T-Mobile Value or Classic unlimited data plan with options for 2GB, 5GB or 10 GB of data.
New T-Mobile customers will be obligated to sign a contract for Value and Classic plans.