The game “T-Mobile versus the rest of the world” is in full swing and the current round is about AT&T. Earlier today, T-Mobile’s charismatic CEO John Legere revealed that the carrier has announced a new, competitive family plan and didn’t mince words comparing it with AT&T’s “Best-Ever Pricing” for families. Legere suggested that T-Mobile new plan for families would “blow AT&T’s plan out of the water” and when we go over the details, it becomes obvious that he may actually have a point.
New T-Mobile’s Family Simple Choice Plan
Probably the best part of T-Mobile’s new Simple Choice plan is its price to benefits ratio. The plan is aimed at families of four and costs only $100 per month, while other carriers charge $160 for similar plans. For that money users get 10 GB of LTE data which is a whopping 2.5 GB per line per month. AT&T and Verizon offer the same amount of data but Sprint subscribers get only 4 GB. If you use up your allotment of data before the end of the billing cycle and still need more, there will be no overages.
In addition to 10 GB of data, the plan also includes unlimited talk and text, not only domestic but also in over 120 countries and destination at no extra cost. Last but not least, subscribers get unlimited music from all the top music streaming services. For comparison, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint charge for international roaming as well as music streaming. The new plan goes live this Wednesday, July 30th.
It all sounds great, but there a few downsides. First of all, the offer is time-limited and expires September 30th meaning that you will have exactly two months to jump on the new plan. Moreover, the plan is not for life. A family of four will get 10 GB data per line per month until January 2nd 2016 and after that day the allotment of data will be reduced to 1 GB per line. However, if you and your family would be satisfied with of 10GB data for a little over a year for just $100 per month, then T-Mobile’s new plan might be the best choice at the moment.