If you’re jonesing for a T-Mobile G2 (check out our excellent review) but can’t see yourself committing to two, long years, T-Mobile has your back with a slate of new prepaid voice and data offerings.
The fourth-largest U.S. carrier is now offering multiple prepaid monthly phone data plans and these are pretty well-priced:
$70/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 2 GB of Data
$50/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 100 MB of Data
$30/month 1,500 Talk and Text (mix and match voice and text messages) with 30 MB of Data
Unlimited Text and $0.10/minute
$1.49/day Web DayPass
So, this could come in handy if you have a T-Mobile phone already and just want to get service without a long-term deal. Heck, I’m considering buying the Dell Venue Pro and using these plans with it. Of course, that Windows Phone 7 device won’t be capable of HSPA+ speeds, so I’m still on the fence.
The company will also begin offering prepaid plans with its webConnect Jet stick and I think this could be more useful to people. The prepaid version will be available online Oct. 18 and in stores Oct. 20.
The T-Mobile webConnect Jet stick will come with plans that include a $10 week pass with 100 MB, $30 monthly pass with 300 MB and a $50 monthly plan with 1 GB. I could see using that on occasion when I need some connections on the go but do think the data limits are a bit on the low side.
By comparison, Virgin Mobile has recently revamped its prepaid mobile data offerings for its Broadband2Go Plans. This includes a 10-day, $10 plan for 100 MB or a monthly plan which costs $40 and comes with unlimited data.
Both Virgin Mobile and T-Mobile will not require a long-term contract but you also won’t get a subsidy on the equipment. What do you guys think about these new plans?