TmoNews has obtained a screenshot that shows that T-Mobile is upping the ante with its pre-paid Value and Classic Simple Choice Plans by including its tethering feature in its Unlimited Data Plans. Currently, customers who have a Value or Classic Simple Choice Plan must pay extra to add SMHS, or Smartphone Mobile HotSpot functionality to its smartphones. If this rumor turns out to be true, T-Mobile customers will have the SMHS features bundled with their Unlimited Data Plans on April 24th.
For those customers with an Unlimited Data Value Plan, 500MB of SMHS is already included in the service. The new plans will provide unlimited data with 500MB of SMHS for $20 a month, 2.5GB for $30 and 4.5GB for $40. Customers with an Unlimited Data Classic Value Plan will receive 500MB of SMHS for $30, 2.5GB for $40 and 4.5GB for $50 a month.
This is an important move for T-Mobile, which recently released its “un-carrier” pre-paid plans in an attempt to create a new model for U.S. carriers. This move simplifies things for customers, and aligns with T-Mobile’s rebranding as a fair and simple wireless carrier.