We told you earlier that Verizon was considering shared “family” plans for data but T-Mobile has beaten them to the punch. T-Mobile has also killed off their unlimited data plans in one fell swoop leaving Sprint as the only carrier with them. The data tiers for T-Mobile now go at:
- 200MB for $10/month
- 2GB for $20/month
- 5GB for $30/month
- 10GB for $60/month
Family plans also now have the ability to share not only minutes and text messages but they can also share data plans. The only catch is that data plans shared on a family plan cost twice double what they do for a single user. So say for example to share 5GB on a family plan would cost $60/month. The math is kind of wonky but in many situations it actually does pay off compared to AT&T and Verizon. Also worthy of note is that T-Mobile may have cut their unlimited data plans but they still simply drop you to a miserly 2G connection when you go over your bucket instead of charging you overages. You can either wait for the end of your bill cycle or bump up your data plan to get back on 3G/4G.
Another nice move by T-Mobile is the announcement of two new No Annual Contract unlimited Monthly4G plans across all of T-Mobiles smartphones including BlackBerrys. The plans start at $50/month for unlimited talk, unlimited text and 100MB of web browsing after which it knocks you to 2G. Alternatively they have a $70 per month for talk, text and unlimited Web along with 5GB of data.
Check out www.T-Mobile.com for details