T-Mobile announces new prepaid plans
T-Mobile's woefully out of date prepaid plans have been updated today. The carrier has introduced three new plans and removed the older Simple Choice and $30 5GB prepaid plans. All of the new plans include unlimited minutes, texts, and music streaming through Music Unlimited, but only the unlimited plan includes a limitless 3G hotspot feature. Data is offered in three tiers: 4GB, 6GB, and unlimited, costing $45, $55, and $75 a month, respectively. Unlimited plan subscribers are really limited to 30GB before T-Mobile has the option of slowing down data speeds due to prioritization, but they do get roaming in Canada and Mexico thrown in for free. Older pay as you go plans and multi-line discounts remain.
Other new prepaid features include Smartphone Equality and Data Maximizer. Smartphone Equality helps customers get the best up-front pricing on phones after they've made 12 consecutive months of on-time payments. Data Maximizer optimizes video for mobile viewing by limiting data streams to 480p. T-Mobile claims this tool can make data last three times as long. Users also have their choice of two international calling add-ons and a tourist plan for those visiting the US for three weeks or less. For more details, be sure to take a look at T-Mobile's website.