Here’s some good news for those of you on T-Mobile or looking to switch. Today, T-Mobile announced that all Simple Choice plans will be getting higher 4G LTE allotments, along with higher tethering limits, and new features for messaging.
Previously, T-Mobile offered 500 MB, 2.5 GB, and truly unlimited data for $50, $60, and $70 per month respectively, plus your monthly device fee. Now users will be getting more data for the same price. Mostly. Here is the breakdown for the old vs. new plans.
These new plans not just for new customers either. They’re also for existing customers as well. Come March 23rd, existing users of the old plans will be automatically upgraded to their new allotments. So if you had only 500 MB of data before, now you will have 1 GB of high speed data.
Now you might be afraid of your old cheaper truly unlimited plan vanishing when these take effect. Thankfully, that won’t be the case. If you currently have the truly unlimited plan with 2.5 GB of tethering, you will remain on that plan unless you want to switch. So you don’t have to worry about losing your plan, as you will keep it.
@matthewmspace Existing customers can keep their current Unlimited plan and pay nothing more or switch to new one with double the tethering
— Mike Sievert (@SievertMike) March 7, 2014
Previously, international text messages cost you a fee every time when it was sent from the US to someone in another country. Now it won’t cost you anything, as that feature is now free for 120 countries. More countries are now included in the global unlimited roaming plans as well, bring the total up to 122.
On March 23rd, these changes will take effect for customers who have had their credit checked and are on the postpaid plans. For customers who passed on credit checks or are on pre-paid, these changes take effect on April 26th. Even users who stick to the old truly unlimited plans get access to the new texting plans as well.
— Mike Sievert (@SievertMike) March 8, 2014
It’s always great to get more data for the same price and further cements T-Mobile as the Uncarrier network. Do these changes sound good to you? Let us know in the comments below.