T-Mobile is shaking things up a bit with some new changes to its pre-paid and post-paid cell phone plans, and has kissed unlimited data plans goodbye. It seems to be the direction that most carriers are heading now, and I suspect it’s only a matter of time before all carriers in the U.S. offered tiered data packages. With these new tiered plans, however, T-Mobile just went from being one of the more economical carriers in terms of plan pricing to being right up there with AT&T and Verizon.
For unlimited minutes and SMS, the new plans are as follows:
- Talk and text only – $59.99
- 200MB – $69.99
- 2GB – $79.99
- 5GB – $89.99
- 10GB – $119.99
For those who need 500 minutes or less, the plans are as follows:
- Talk and text only – $49.99
- 200MB – $59.99
- 2GB – $69.99
- 5GB – $79.99
- 10GB – $109.99
Basically, for the 500 minute plans, subtract $10 per data tier from the unlimited minutes plans. For $10 per month, however, it might be worth it to have unlimited minutes unless you’re the type who never goes over 100 or 200 minutes.
How do you feel about these new pricing packages along with the looming uncertainty over the potential AT&T acquisition? Let us know your thoughts!