John Legere

T-Mobile announced on Thursday a new prepaid plan titled Simply Prepaid that delivers unlimited 2G data, talk and text for $40 per month – along with 1GB of LTE. Like all of T-Mobile’s plans, the number four wireless carrier doesn’t require a contract – just a smartphone with a capable SIM-card.

For customers that want to upgrade their plan with 4G connectivity for some added speed, T-Mobile will charge $50 per month for unlimited data, talk and text and up to 3GB of 4G LTE or $60 per month for unlimited data, talk and text and up to 5GB of 4G LTE.

If you see yourself being connected to Wi-Fi often, the $40 unlimited plan seems like one heck of a deal. Simply Prepaid plans will include Wi-Fi calling at no additional cost and up to 8 Mbps speeds.

“There’s a reason the Un-carrier continues to be #1 in prepaid, and it starts with our willingness to break the rules and give customers better choices,” John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, said. “We will never stop eliminating customer pain points. The 1.2 million net new prepaid customers who joined T-Mobile last year already see that value, and we have no plans to stop there.”

The new Simply Prepaid plan will be available online and in T-Mobile retail stores, Simply Prepaid dealer locations, and all other authorized retailers starting January 25th.

In August, T-Mobile moved away from a tiered prepaid approach and simplified it. If you don’t like the new plan offered Thursday, T-Mobile offers prepaid plans for as low as $10 per month. After a $3 monthly minimum charge that includes 30 minutes, a single minute or text message costs $.10. If you’d like data, $5 gets you a one-day pass with 500MB. There’s a $10 option for a seven-day pass with 1GB of LTE-eligible data as well.

Update: A previous version of this article said the plan uses 3G data, not 2G.

Source: Press Release

  • Manuel Molina

    And the wheels continue to move forward T-Mobile.

  • Clearly an attempt to kill off Simple Mobile and GoSmart..

  • Nex

    I got the $30, unlimited texting and data (5GB LTE) with 100 calling minutes

    • MICKEYBLACKEYES

      What is the name of that plan??

      • Nex

        It says the $30 unlimited text and data plan. It’s exclusive to Wal-Mart though, it’s hard to find

  • Kevin Osborne

    I wish T-Mobile got even 3G where I live. 🙁 AT&T & Verizon are the only two with LTE. T-Mobile is just 2G here in central NYS.

    • Seth

      This should change by this Summer. All that EDGE you’re getting will become either 4G or LTE in the near future. Already happened in my county in NY.

      • Kevin Osborne

        That would be great! Schoharie, Otsego & Delaware here.

      • Seth

        Yea all of TMobile’s 2G is being upgraded by Summer 2015. So not only will you see this change in your area, but it will be nationwide as well. I went from unusable five bars of EDGE, to blazing 30mbit LTE overnight.

  • Tom

    This is crazy when you see where I live, in France, you can easily have the unlimited plan (calls, texts, 5GB of LTE data), tethering allowed, 2nd-SIM option (to share your plan with an iPad cellular for i.e.) and some cools stuff like free texting in all Europe/USA/Canada.

  • Seth

    I don’t see anything that says unlimited 3G data. Can anyone else find this?

  • Oliver

    Wow, mobile plans in the US sure are expensive… I pay about 30 dollars for 12GB LTE data, unlimited texts and 60 calls/month here in Sweden.