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    T Mobile $15/mo Connect Prepaid Plan UTT, 2gb data w/500mb Added/Monthly for 5yrs

    Just announced this morning. Further details on this should flesh out pretty quickly but it doesn't appear to be on the T Mobile website yet as an option.

    Sounds as if the added data would come after a year of service so after your first year for $15 you'd have UTT and 2.5gb of data and so on.


    https://investor.t-mobile.com/news-a...D/default.aspx

    With the new T-Mobile Connect, all U.S. and Puerto Rico consumers will get an unprecedented HALF OFF of T-Mobile’s lowest priced plan, and access to the New T-Mobile’s supercharged 5G network. At just $15 per month, the plan will give customers unlimited talk and text with 2GB of high-speed smartphone data. That is an estimated annual savings of $180 per year! For $25 per month, customers get 5GB of high-speed data. And because we know that customers use more data every year, T-Mobile Connect will also have an innovative Annual Data Upgrade to give customers an additional 500MB of data per month, every year, for the next five years! This is the first plan that automatically gets bigger and bigger — every, single, year.

    T-Mobile Connect is another part of the New T-Mobile’s previous pricing commitment, which includes providing consumers access to the same or better rate plans at the same or better prices for three years. And this unprecedented low-cost plan will further spark competition and drive prices down across the industry, for everyone!
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    Wow. That's really something. I'll be looking forward to more details, especially if it includes any international service.

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    Roaming (if included) would also seem to be an advantage over MVNO plans.

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    I hope this is just part of things to come... pricing has been pretty stagnant lately across the board. Everyone doing de-prioritized unlimited with various video qualities at similar prices.

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    https://www.cnet.com/news/hololens-2...day-cost-3500/ :

    A cheaper, but limited plan

    T-Mobile will offer a new $15-a-month rate plan, which is half the cost of T-Mobile's cheapest existing plan. Under this plan, you'll get 2 gigabytes of data. For $25 a month, you'll get 5GB of data. But unlike other plans that will slow you down, once you blow through this allotment, you'll need to pay for more or switch to a higher data plan.

    The other new twist to this plan is that this option will get more lucrative over time. Each year, T-Mobile will add 500MB of data to the plan for up to five years.

    While the new price point looks attractive, even moderate data users will likely shy away, given that a 5G connection means you'll eat through the data in a short amount of time.

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    maybe if it also included the binge-on perks... but not sure binge-on is still a thing anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qt0 View Post
    maybe if it also included the binge-on perks... but not sure binge-on is still a thing anymore.
    Music Freedom is described at https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/free-music-streaming.

    Binge On (video) is described at https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/bing...treaming-video.

    But I have no idea if either of those will be included in the new T-Mobile Connect plans being discussed in this thread.

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    T-Mobile promises a $15 budget Connect plan with 2GB data if the Sprint merger goes through
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/7/2...ited-talk-text

    This plan is only going to be offered if the Sprint merger goes through.

    I hope the merger does not go through but I thought it was already approved.

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    It's 500 MB per year So after year one it's 2.5 GB a month year 2 it's 3 GB per month etc ect

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad4cell View Post
    T-Mobile promises a $15 budget Connect plan with 2GB data if the Sprint merger goes through
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/7/2...ited-talk-text

    This plan is only going to be offered if the Sprint merger goes through.

    I hope the merger does not go through but I thought it was already approved.
    It's was but several states are taking this to court to have it stopped. Why do you not want it? You want Sprint to go bankrupt and have at&t and Verizon get most of it's assets? You don't want a solid 33 competitor that will finally make those guys offer TRUE competitive plans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hagar View Post
    It's was but several states are taking this to court to have it stopped. Why do you not want it? You want Sprint to go bankrupt and have at&t and Verizon get most of it's assets? You don't want a solid 33 competitor that will finally make those guys offer TRUE competitive plans?
    I'm torn on what to think.

    Somehow 4 nationwide competitors seems better than 3.

    It seems like T-Mobile is already making the other 3 be more competitive.

    Of course a merger would be better than Sprint going out of business, but do we know for sure that Sprint would go out of business without the merger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hagar View Post
    It's 500 MB per year So after year one it's 2.5 GB a month year 2 it's 3 GB per month etc ect
    Thanks Jack, edited to reflect that - I posted this story before my first coffee, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hagar View Post
    It's was but several states are taking this to court to have it stopped. Why do you not want it? You want Sprint to go bankrupt and have at&t and Verizon get most of it's assets? You don't want a solid 33 competitor that will finally make those guys offer TRUE competitive plans?
    If Sprint goes bankrupt the government does not need to allow the other big 3 to buy it.

    The government should stop the merger and force T-Mobile and Sprint to sell the same assets to enable dish as a 5th carrier.

    The government should help create more competition not less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad4cell View Post
    T-Mobile promises a $15 budget Connect plan with 2GB data if the Sprint merger goes through
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/7/2...ited-talk-text

    This plan is only going to be offered if the Sprint merger goes through.

    I hope the merger does not go through but I thought it was already approved.
    "IF" lol. So they basically didn't announce anything new & this is just a teaser of what might happen, no doubt trying to ramp up public support for a cheap plan that they could've implemented at any moment instead of having their cheapest traditional plan at $30 minimum. Shameless self bump.

    Seems shady tbh and if this is how they're gonna operate, maybe a merger shouldn't be allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hagar View Post
    It's was but several states are taking this to court to have it stopped. Why do you not want it? You want Sprint to go bankrupt and have at&t and Verizon get most of it's assets? You don't want a solid 33 competitor that will finally make those guys offer TRUE competitive plans?
    First, ask yourself why those states want it stopped, perhaps...

    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. When T-Mo is one of the "big" carriers, they'll act like one of the big carriers. That's just how mergers and business works.

    T-Mo and Sprint are competitively priced carriers now *because* they are smaller than the big 2. To paraphrase the old saying, "number 3 (or 4) has to try harder..."

    Once the merger happens, and New T-Mo is one of the behemoths they once pretended to despise (but are really jealous of), they have little to no incentive to be an "uncarrier" any longer. Sure, they'll remain a little cheaper at first, because even post merger, it'll be quite awhile before their network catches up to AT&T's or Verizon's. Eventually, though, they'll just be "one of the boys", in rate lockstep with their peers, like United, American, and Delta are with air travel. Except in cellular, there won't be any smaller low-priced disruptors left to apply competitive pressure- no wireless Frontier's, Southwest's or Spirit's to help keep the big guys honest.

    Oh, sure, T-Mo will honor all of the devil's deals they made with the government to close the merger, but will sabotage them any way possible (to make them less attractive) until they expire in the 5 years they've promised to honor them. This ensures that these new $15 and $25 plans will not include unlimited slow 2G data, domestic or international roaming, music freedom, binge-on, or any other perks that "real" T-Mo plans include. Mrs. Legere didn't raise any foolish children, so T-Mo will not let these low-priced plans cannibalize the sales of their higher priced and more profitable plans, just as AT&T and Verizon cripple their prepaid plans to various degrees so as to not cannibalize their postpaid plans.

    These new low-priced plans will fill the space that MVNOs have been filling to compete with T-Mo's and Sprint's more aggressive plans, since the real threat of the merger is that three more or less equal carriers will not need to compete as aggressively in the low-cost space via their MVNO proxies, and may not offer the same terms to MVNOs as they do today. This means the sad part is no one will know if this merger was a bad idea for five years- because these new plans will force the other big two to continue competing (via prepaid and MVNOs) for the five years T-Mo has promised to offer them. Worse, these plans might even temporarily kickstart some additional competition, making the merger seem like it increased competition in the shirt term. After that, if (when) T-Mo pulls the plug on them in five years, the cellular landscape could be a lot less competitive in 2025 than it is today, but by then it'll be too late to undo it.



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