Personally I don’t talk on the my cell very often at all so unlimited plans are useless to me. On the other hand I know quite a few families who are horrified by their ridiculously large cell bills each month from their chatty kids. They all got suckered by the “add a line for only $9.99” until they remembered how much teenagers love talking on the phone.
Well T-Mobile has come to the rescue. They are now offering a $49.99 (steep) plan for each additional line after the first $99.99 unlimited plan. The catch seems to be that at least two lines need to be unlimited so unless your plan is already costing you more than $150 a month your better off sticking with it.
The plan gives you unlimited calling, text, picture messaging, and instant messaging. Sadly, unlike Sprint, BlackBerry service & internet is not included. Check it out
Check out the full press release after the jump:
T-Mobile ‘Frees the Family’ with a New Unlimited Family Plan
for Calling and Messaging
Breakthrough $49.99 Add-a-Line Offer Empowers T-Mobile Customers
with Limitless Connections to the Important People in their Lives
BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 4, 2008 – Continuing its efforts to give families the freedom to stay connected on their terms, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced a new unlimited family plan that meets the wide array of communication needs for parents and young adults alike. An unlimited plan created especially for families, T-Mobile now offers unlimited nationwide calling (with nationwide roaming and long distance) and unlimited nationwide text, picture and instant messaging (SMS, MMS and IM), for a flat rate of $49.99 monthly access* for each line added after the first line.
To take advantage of this plan, new and existing T-Mobile customers would subscribe to the first line for $99.99 monthly access; customers can add up to four additional lines at $49.99 per line after the first line (plus taxes and fees).
“Mobile phones are a lifeline for busy families today, and T-Mobile wants to be right alongside them whether at home or on-the-go to help them stay connected,” said Robert Dotson, president and CEO, T-Mobile USA. “This new unlimited calling and messaging plan for families delivers great value, and frees families to connect the way they want to for all their important relationships.”
While unlimited calling delivers significant benefits for many family members, including not having to watch their minutes, unlimited messaging is a defining feature of this new T-Mobile family plan. Additional information and qualifying family plan details are available at T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.t-mobile.com. For street-level detail of T-Mobile’s coverage where you work, live and play, visit T-Mobile’s Personal Coverage Check at www.t-mobile.com/coverage.