T-Mobile tweaks Simple Choice plans with more data, international texting

By , Mar 9, 2014

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T-Mobile announced this weekend that it would be making some changes to its existing Simple Choice plans. All of the plan options will now include more data and unlimited international texting from the US, in addition to unlimited domestic talk, text and data.

Pricing tiers still start at $50 per month, except now you get a full 1GB of LTE data at this price, instead of just 500MB. And it goes on from there. You now get 3GB of unthrottled LTE data for $60 per month, instead of 2.5GB, and you get  5GB for $70 per month…

From the press release:

“Today, we’re doubling down on Simple Choice. With these announcements, we’re delivering even more high-speed data to Simple Choice customers.  Every existing Simple Choice customer will automatically get more and not a single existing customer will have to pay more – that’s Un-Carrier.  I’d love to see our competitors try that.

Simple Choice plans still start with one line at $50 per month for unlimited data, talk and text on the T-Mobile network.  You only have to decide how much high speed 4G LTE data you want.  And now on the core plan, you’ll get a full 1GB of 4G LTE data and tethering – double the previous amounts.  Additional lines continue to be $30 for the second line and $10 for up to three additional lines for unlimited data talk and text, and now 1GB of 4G LTE data. 

If you want more 4G LTE data on any of your lines, you can opt for getting 3 GB of 4G LTE data including tethering for an extra $10 a month per line (that’s up from 2.5 GB before). Or you can get 5 GB of 4G LTE data including tethering for an extra $20 a month per line (a new offer).  And you power users also still have the option to get totally unlimited 4G LTE data, now with 5 GB of 4G LTE tethering , double the previous amount for an extra $30 a month per line (unlimited 4G LTE plans with 2.5GB of tethering were previously an extra $20 per month).

Note that the final tier—the one that includes unlimited 4G LTE data—is actually going up in price from an extra $20 per month to an extra $30. The good news is that customers who have the current unlimited LTE plan for an extra $20 will be grandfathered in.

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In addition to the data plan changes, T-Mobile will also be adding unlimited international texting from the United States at no extra cost to all of its Simple Choice plans. The data changes take effect on March 23 and the international texting will begin in early April.

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  • http://twitter.com/swxrve Jay

    unlimited data and texting in 100+ countries does that mean i can go to Europe from the us and use my data plan and not get charged???

    • Justin

      Yes, it’s been like that for a while now, and I’ve used it on two trips so far. It’s awesome!

      • http://twitter.com/swxrve Jay

        Thats awesome!!! i used my data on at&t, when i traveled to paris and I was billed a little bit over $2000 in data roaming charges.

    • PghMike4

      I used it in Montreal, again without any problem. It’s at 128KBits, but still easily handles email, maps, yelp, etc.

  • Antzboogie

    My respect for T-Mobile just went up the roof. They already are sending my money to pay off me breaking my contract to join them.

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Wow! Only thing stopping me from jumping on this is that I’m in Canada. If the unlimited international stuff adds calls to the list, I would gladly get a US number with T-Mobile and use it here in Canada regardless of currency exchange rate!!