T-Mobile to start offering new truly unlimited data plans September 5

By , Aug 22, 2012

The unlimited data plan, for all intents and purposes, is dead on two of America’s largest wireless carriers. Both AT&T and Verizon recently switched to Shared data plans, and they’re not looking back.

But while other operators are eradicating the unlimited plan, T-Mobile is embracing it. The carrier just announced that it is going to start offering new unlimited, unthrottled data plans next month…

From the press release:

“T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced an industry first — a truly Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan. Featuring no data caps, speed limits or bill shock, as well as fast, dependable nationwide 4G coverage. T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan offers the ultimate worry-free experience.”

The new Unlimited 4G Data plan will cost just $20 per month when added to a Value voice and text plan, or $30 per month when added to a Classic voice and text plan. It will be available starting September 5.

And now the big question: will T-Mobile finally land the iPhone this fall? Probably not. Apple’s smartphone is usually costly for carriers, especially up front. And for T-Mobile, who’s struggling to stay afloat financially as it is, it doesn’t seem likely it could pull off an iPhone deal and these new unlimited plans.

That being said, the carrier has announced that it is going to be rolling out iPhone-friendly network enhancements this fall. So even if it’s not an official partner, you could still activate an unlocked device.

It’ll be interesting to see how this strategy plays out for T-Mobile. The only other major nationwide carrier that offers unlimited data plans is Sprint. And it’s maintained that that could change at anytime.

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  • Latinpride011

    I’m guessing on iPhone it will be on 3 or 4G and not on the Edge right?

  • Manuel Molina

    The have the Galaxy S3. Might be the only good phone in my opinion.

  • http://www.GoldenGateDomains.com/ Golden Gate Domains

    I’m sooooooooooo looking forward to getting my hands on an unlocked iPhone 5 and taking it over to T-Mobile if this is actually true!!! YEA!!! :-)

    P.S. Doing the math – it is FARRRRRRRR cheaper to purchase an unlocked phone outright, and pay a much lower monthly phone bill than it is “financing” the phone with one of these 2-year AT&T / Verizon / Sprint “plans”……

  • chjode

    Come on, T-Mobile frequency refarming… get here soon!

  • anasiatka

    Did you read the article? In case you didn’t, or missed previous articles T-Mobile allows you to use an iPhone on their network, and now they will also extend the higher speeds instead of just the EDGE connection that used to be the limit to your speeds if you were unlocked and on their network.

  • ryan

    if tmobile gets the new iPhone I’m staying if not time to jump ship

  • http://twitter.com/Ghost7wee7er Ghost Tweeter

    T-mobile UK has an unlimited data plan, 2000 any network minutes and unlimited t-mobile to t-mobile and unlimited texts all for £36 a month and they also have the iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 available on this plan. I have the iPhone 4 and never have I got a shocking bill lol and as far as I know they will have the iPhone 5 on this plan too.