So, what’s new under the Sun today? Not much, actually. The world keeps on turning, people go on about theirs usual business and the price war between carriers continues fueled by the guys wearing magenta T-shirts with huge “T” on the front. In case you didn’t get it from this somewhat flowery description – we are referring to T-Mobile’s aggressive politics and its ambition to be the leader on the wireless services market. On Monday the carrier made another bold move to secure its position and launched the cheapest plan that gives users 2GB of data at an incredibly cheap price.
T-Mobile modifies its Simple Starter plans.
Actually, it’s not a new plan but an update to the Simple Starter plan which has been available since May. The original plan was priced at $40 and offered unlimited talk and text plus 500 MB of LTE data. Now the plan is a tad more expensive – it costs $45 per month – however, you get a massive 2GB of 4G LTE data which is four times as much as previously. Of course, unlimited talk and text are still included in the deal.
Sounds almost too good to be true? Well, all the above is true; however, there is one “but” you might want to consider before you sign up for the plan and it’s especially important if you rely heavily on data. T-Mobile won’t charge you overage fees for exceeding data allotment; however, once you use up the 2GB included in the plan, you won’t be able to use data at all for the remainder of the billing cycle. That said, if you prefer unlimited access to data at all times and don’t mind paying a bit more, you probably would be better off with the entry-level $50 Simple Choice plan package which includes 1GB of high-speed data but won’t cut you off if you need more than that and only drop the speed.
To prove that the new Simple Starter plan is one of the best deals currently available on the market, T-Mobile compared it to Verizon’s plan which costs $50 for just 1 GB of data. The new plan will be available starting September 3rd. T-Mobile says it will be a “limited-time” offer but didn’t mention any specific dates so at the moment we don’t know when it expires.