T-Mobile started offering its new tier of data plans, with completely truly unlimited data, today. The previous unlimited plans were capped and throttled at 2GB. To sweeten the deal T-Mobile is offering it's second top seller for free while an online retailer is offering free activation and discounts.
The first announcement was unclear and we contacted T-Mobile to find out how the upgrade process works. Say for example you already hide a 2 GB unlimited data plan and you wanted to upgrade to the truly unlimited data plan here's the official statement:
“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."
After checking at our local store, we were able to confirm that new T-Mobile customers with a two-year contact, will get the HTC One S for free after a $50 rebate card when you buy it online at T-Mobile. In stores the price is $149.99 and a $50 rebate. We tried to call T-Mobile customer service and the line was busy. You have click on the HTC One S to buy it and also get the rebate form in the process.
Features of the HTC One S include Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) , HTC Sense 4,1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen, Beats Audio enhancement, 1650 mAh battery 4G (HSPA+ 42) technology.The high-definition (HD) 1080p camcorder offers the ability to capture HD video and still images at the same time. It is the second top best seller at T-Mobile.
Wirefly has cut prices for the T-Mobile customers even further for some devices with free activation in an exclusive deal. they say you can save $35 per line up to five lines Wirefly through 9/9 midnight. Wirefly is selling plans with subsidized smartphones.
- Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile - is reduced greatly depending on the type of plan you buy to the tune of slightly more that 25% off and in the $35 free activation and it's a pretty deal for the most popular smartphone at T-Mobile. (Read Review) The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 3 comes with 50GB of free drop box storage and this is one the best cheapest current deals. BUY
- HTC One S for T-Mobile - is $149.99 for new and upgraded accounts, it is second top seller at T-Mobile, BUY
- Samsung Exhibit II 4G is free for new and upgraded accounts. BUY
As we noted previously, you want to consider upgrading if you are using over 2GB of data per month. The unlimited plan does not include mobile hotspots or tethering.
The new unlimited data plans run about an extra $10 per month, depending upon the plan you already have. The best deals can be had if bring your own phone . T-Mobile offers a free T-Mobile SIM for compatible T-Mobile phones and unlocked GSM phones.
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.
We read the fine print at the T-Mobile website "Credit approval, $35/line activation fee or $18/line upgrade fee, and qualifying plan on 2-year contract (with up to $200/line early cancellation fee) may be required for advertised price. Mail-in rebate card may be required." Supplies may be limited.
T-Mobile will not let you buy a phone or plan without a credit check.