We’ve arrived upon T-Mobile’s 10th anniversary in the U.S and to celebrate the carrier is launching its new Unlimited Nationwide “4G” Data Plan. It’s available today and I’m sure many of you have already seen it in you’re emails or account notifications. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s some details as to what you can expect with it.
You’ll notice that the data plan actually has no caps, speed limits or any sort of overage, and also includes an extra discount on newer devices like the HTC One S when signing on for a brand new two-year plan. The data plan cost essentially will be depending on your core voice and text plan. If you’re already on the value plan, the new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will be costing you around $20/month, while it will cost $30 if you’re on the T-Mobile Classic plan. If you choose to get unlimited everything on T-Mobiles network and a subsidized phone, it’s going to cost you around $90/month or $70 without the new phone.
This new unlimited plan was announced earlier this summer, and should be doing very well to compete with Sprint (the only carrier in the United States that continues to boast of unlimited plans for quite some time now) for the back-to-school rush. Sprint has also added a bonus of LTE connectivity for now, but if you look at it this is only a selling point if you live in their coverage area. Sprint has less then 15 LTE markets across the United States, so chances that you’ll be getting LTE connectivity is very minimal. I wonder with both T-Mobile and Sprint waving their Unlimited Data plans in everyone’s faces, what are the chances that Verizon and AT&T will be revisiting this idea? What would the chances be of either carrier starting to include Mobile Hotspot or even tethering with the data plan? While they offer a very expensive Mobile Hotspot plan, it’s limited to 10GB’s of high speed internet, if you go over, they’ll reduce your speeds. They didn’t say how much they reduce speeds but it should be a notable difference. I’d at least assume they’d switch you over to 3G, which really isn’t bad per-say, but a truly unlimited hotspot plan would be pretty amazing and a really competitive move on T-Mobile’s part.
Is anyone actually interested in this new offering from T-Mobile or are you just not so sure on the idea? Personally, I like the idea of their Hotspot plan, but it’s way to expensive to even think about getting it. You can expect to pay around $150 a month per handset on the plan which as you can tell, is very a very pricey amount. That said, would you be interested in switching over from AT&T or Verizon, Sprint even, to take advantage of this new plan that T-Mobile is offering?
I’m kind of on the fence about it. I personally would have to wait and see how the plan is working out for everyone before thinking about switching. Not like T-Mobile is in my area or anything though.
source: Android Central