T-Mobile’s Simple Choice – Is It Really All Unlimited Everything?
Did you also hear that T-Mobile is no longer requiring 2 year contracts for service for a high-end smartphone? What is this simple choice they're offering consumers? Did you hear about T-Mobile and Metro PCS merging? Don't get confused, this does not mean that they are a prepaid service carrier. Let's breakdown what T-Mobile recently announced and what that means for future service.If you caught the event, you might have seen President and CEO of T-Mobile John Legere go on and on about how wireless carriers screw over their customers. He tried to explain the complexity of contracts and what they mean. He even went on to say unless you're part of the industry, you just won't get how it works. So instead he decided to officially announce T-Mobile's new way of providing service and how that is going to work. They called it T-Mobile Unleashed. And what they were unleashing was their new "Simple Choice" service (includes monthly plans and device purchases).
What Does T-Mobile's Simple Choice Mean?What T-Mobile is doing with Simple Choice is killing their contract requirements. One of the major points of the event was the emphasis that even though they were no longer requiring contracts, the carrier did not go prepaid. You have a choice in which device you get, how you pay it off, what plan you choose, and how long you stay with T-Mobile. Is that simple enough in your book?
How Does T-Mobile Simple Choice Work?
Simple Choice Plan: Individual Line - Unlimited Talk + Text + WebT-Mobile has always been very generous with their plans in my book. Yes, I know they didn't really have any flagship devices and they don't offer 4G LTE. But their pricing was a steal compared to other carriers. Now with Simple Choice Plans, you get unlimited talk, unlimited text, unlimited surf, and the (downloadable) data varies on your pricing point.
- $50 Simple Choice Plan: Besides the unlimited talk, unlimited text, unlimited surf, you get 500 MB of high speed data. Smartphone Mobile Hotspot (SMH) and Tethering are no extra charge. But if you pass the 500 MB limit, you're brought down to 2G speed (edge).
- $60 Simple Choice Plan: You get everything the $50 plan offers plus 2 GB more of data for a total of 2.5 GB of data. This plan also includes After the 2.5 GB you're going back down to 2G
- $70 Simple Choice Plan: With this plan you get unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data. However you do not have the Smartphone Mobile Hotspot / tethering feature at no charge. You can tether for up to 500 MB. You can pay extra for more SMH coverage.
Simple Choice Plan: Family Line - Unlimited Talk + Text + WebIf you'd like to transfer over multiple lines to T-Mobile, it will be anywhere from $10 - $50 more per line.
- If you're adding a line with 500 mb of data, it's $10 more.
- If you're adding a line with 2 GB of data, it's $30 more.
- If you're adding a line with unlimited data, it's $50 more.