T-Mobile is really mixing it up in the carrier pricing space. While other carriers have stayed pretty stagnant over the last few years T-Mobile seems to be introducing new plans every few months. They do get a bit confusing but options usually play in favor of consumers. The latest change to T-Mobile’s prepaid plans are enticing and include both plans for smartphones and for USB laptop sticks. The data plans are good for BIS users but BES is not supported. I asked T-Mobile to comment on what BlackBerry services are supported and below is there response:
BlackBerry BES services are not currently available on the prepaid network at this time. Customers can use a BlackBerry smartphone, but will not be able to use an enterprise server and may have limited access to the Web through the BlackBerry web portal on the device. Also note that with prepaid, customers cannot take advantage of EIP pricing for the device.
Prepaid monthly phone data plans will start on October 18th and will include a combination of voice and minutes together up to 1,500. That is a cool idea to count messages and minutes as the same thing though I think its a bit ridiculous to equate 140 characters with a minute conversation. These new plans will include:
- $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
T-Mobile is also launching a new Jet Prepaid USB Laptop Stick & rate plans:
- The T-Mobile Jet Prepaid USB Laptop Stick comes in white, pre-packaged with a prepaid SIM card, user guide, and plug & play connection manager software. Available on T-Mobile.com on Oct. 18 and in T-Mobile retail stores on Oct. 20.
- It will be available with the following plans:
- $10 week pass (100 MB)
- $30 month pass (300 MB)
- $50 month pass (1 GB)
As usual these prepaid plans have no annual contract, no credit check, no overages and can be used with any of the company’s mobile broadband products.