• T-Mobile introduces 100% unlimited data plan

    T-Mobile has just introduced unlimited data plans. They cost $20 per month when added to a Value voice and text plan or $30 per month when added to a Classic voice and text plan.

    So, anyone want to get one of these plans to see how much data they can transfer?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: T-Mobile rumored to introduce 100% unlimited data plan started by Antenna View original post
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    1. MrObvious's Avatar
      MrObvious -
      I think it makes sense because they are upgrading all their towers or most of them to fiber. That is easily upgradable in speeds without recabling.

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    1. jgrobe's Avatar
      jgrobe -
      Probably it will be like the current "unlimited" plans where the restrictions are in the Terms of Service--like Straight Talk which prohibits watching video...
    1. TheCellphoneGuy's Avatar
      TheCellphoneGuy -
      Hmm, maybe this could explain why my speeds have topping at 8mbps (at the most) everywhere I go. The speeds even stay like this late at night. I could see them offering unlimited data and capping users at say 8mbps as in not to impact network performance due to those that would normally use up gigabytes a day, once they got onto this offer.
    1. Scottish Skyedance's Avatar
      Scottish Skyedance -
      Wirelessly posted (Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/533.16)

      I can live with 100% unlimited with 5Mbps. Do y'all think T-Mobile will offer home internet?
    1. Nardva's Avatar
      Nardva -
      It would be a smart move on Tmobile's part to go truly unlimited while AT&T and Verizon go tier. It will also make them a little better than prepaid. I say everything unlimited at 79.99 would be fair.

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    1. mpapple10's Avatar
      mpapple10 -
      I'd jump all over an unlimited data plan

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    1. jamssx's Avatar
      jamssx -
      Last time I got one of those "let's review your account to see if we can do better" calls, the rep tried to sell me home internet using one of the hotspots. When I mentioned just how much "Wonder Pets", "Yo Gabba Gabba" and "Kipper" is streamed on Netflix (let alone what myself and wife use) she quickly withdrew that suggestion. That said if it were unlimited for home use it would have to compete with the rate (speed and price) from the cable company....
    1. i0wnj00's Avatar
      i0wnj00 -
      So this is an unlimited data plan without the throttling or other annoying restrictions?
      Like AT&T does and the current T-Mobile USA offering?
    1. robertcccc's Avatar
      robertcccc -
      Unlimited uncapped 4g. I don't think they would do it unless the monthly bill was at least $150.
    1. Wireless Junkie's Avatar
      Wireless Junkie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Antenna View Post
      http://www.tmonews.com/2012/08/rumor...-4g-data-plan/

      Could a 100% Unlimited HSPA + data (later LTE?) be around the corner?

      Finally Sprint may stop showing those annoying ads with "truly unlimited data"
      What's annoying are the false ad's T-Mobile finally stopped showing like America's largest 4G network. And the one's they still show by advertising *unlimited* data.
    1. billm261's Avatar
      billm261 -
      Quote Originally Posted by robertcccc View Post
      Unlimited uncapped 4g. I don't think they would do it unless the monthly bill was at least $150.
      Why?

      If Sprint can do it for 79.99 why can't T-Mobile?
    1. Morphling27's Avatar
      Morphling27 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billm261 View Post
      Why?

      If Sprint can do it for 79.99 why can't T-Mobile?
      Completely agree. We've been had coming and going for too long. We've paid for the landline phone network, the cable/dsl network, and the wireless networks many times over. These companies keep crying wolf to us and yet they laugh all the way to the bank. Ironically, Sprint is the only one not posting profits. VZW, ATT, and Tmobile are all in the black for wireless.

      I know many people who sit by and accept this outlandish prices and practices. These absurd limits do no good for anyone. Short of the few times ATT mismanaged their own network in San Fran and NYC, we've never witnessed any of these 'wireless phones all came crashing down and didn't work'. Same goes for the landline internet services.

      So, yes, we should get unlimited voice, data, and texting for like 40-50 a month. That'd be fair and reasonable. Also, just charge whatever the local sales tax is, the rest of those fees are completely bogus. Roll them into the 40-50 a month prices like most other services do and stop with the false advertising.
    1. jet1000's Avatar
      jet1000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billm261 View Post
      Why?

      If Sprint can do it for 79.99 why can't T-Mobile?
      You mean how Sprint gives you unlimited 2g speeds for 79.99? Lol . Tmobile ALREADY does that and for less than 79.99.
    1. dutchtender's Avatar
      dutchtender -
      Quote Originally Posted by Morphling27 View Post
      Completely agree. We've been had coming and going for too long. We've paid for the landline phone network, the cable/dsl network, and the wireless networks many times over. These companies keep crying wolf to us and yet they laugh all the way to the bank. Ironically, Sprint is the only one not posting profits. VZW, ATT, and Tmobile are all in the black for wireless.

      I know many people who sit by and accept this outlandish prices and practices. These absurd limits do no good for anyone. Short of the few times ATT mismanaged their own network in San Fran and NYC, we've never witnessed any of these 'wireless phones all came crashing down and didn't work'. Same goes for the landline internet services.

      So, yes, we should get unlimited voice, data, and texting for like 40-50 a month. That'd be fair and reasonable. Also, just charge whatever the local sales tax is, the rest of those fees are completely bogus. Roll them into the 40-50 a month prices like most other services do and stop with the false advertising.
      it's insane to believe you're going to get unlimited data for that price. tmo would be Asking for abuse because there are people, I won't name names, that will abuse tmo like a boxer pounding a heavy bag. if you think people won't do that, you don't understand human nature. businesses don't give unlimited anything unless it's paid for. expect to pay a lot. because most people that want unlimited data have big plans for that big pipe.
    1. jarrodpd's Avatar
      jarrodpd -
      Quote Originally Posted by billm261 View Post
      Why?

      If Sprint can do it for 79.99 why can't T-Mobile?
      I thought it was $89.99 because of the $10 premium for smartphones.
    1. billm261's Avatar
      billm261 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jet1000 View Post
      You mean how Sprint gives you unlimited 2g speeds for 79.99? Lol . Tmobile ALREADY does that and for less than 79.99.
      Sprint will continue to offer unlimited data even when LTE arrives.

      It's not a provider comparison like your trying to make it be.
      T-Mobile has plenty of EDGE and GPRS also.
      Poke them all you want, they are burying T-Mobile right now with subscribers.


      T-Mobile needs something to help differentiate themselves and offering unlimited 4G (no matter what flavor) will help.

      If they can do it for under the 79.99 Sprint charges, all the better.

      Sent from my Incredible 2
    1. bluesamg's Avatar
      bluesamg -
      But they also need to make 2G coverage 3G, so that they can maintain or add customers.
    1. Nardva's Avatar
      Nardva -
      Per Tmonews unlimited data is coming to Tmobile for 30.00 if you are on a classic plan and 20.00 if you are on a value plan. 9/5 is the date it goes live.

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    1. elimcgrubber's Avatar
      elimcgrubber -
      Quote Originally Posted by jarrodpd View Post
      I thought it was $89.99 because of the $10 premium for smartphones.
      No, they changed it to include it I think.
    1. jarrodpd's Avatar
      jarrodpd -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nardva View Post
      Per Tmonews unlimited data is coming to Tmobile for 30.00 if you are on a classic plan and 20.00 if you are on a value plan. 9/5 is the date it goes live.

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      Im on a promotional plan from almost two years ago this December and my web plan is 5gb high speed for $20, I wonder if I would qualify for it. The only downside is that I would lose tethering, but my dads company is going to give them an allowance for iPads and he is going to take my 2nd gen and buy a 3rd gen cellular.