T-Mobile is introducing a new lineup of prepaid plans called Simply Prepaid. Basically, it is a monthly plan that already includes unlimited call minutes, text messaging, and 4G data use. Customers who avail of this plan only need to pay for how much 4G LTE data they expect to use.
Simply Prepaid consists of three different offers. These are:
$40 monthly plan that includes unlimited data, talk, and texts, plus up to 1 gigabyte of 4G LTE use
$50 monthly plan that includes unlimited data, talk, and texts, plus up to 3 gigabytes of 4G LTE use
$60 monthly plan that includes unlimited data, talk, and texts, plus up to 5 gigabytes of 4G LTE use
Once subscribers consume their LTE allotments, they will be throttled to 3G speeds until the end of their billing cycle.
Customers of Simply Prepaid also get to take advantage of a few T-Mobile perks, like Wi-Fi calling (at no additional cost), and with speeds of 8 mbps, subscribers can download a song in a matter of seconds, or a half-hour HD TV show in less than ten minutes.
However, the Simply Prepaid plans will not include the carrier's data exception for music streaming, or low-cost international data use that are usually part of the inclusions of T-Mobile's prepaid Simple Choice plans.
Simply Prepaid is a nifty addition to the Pay As You Go prepaid plan launched by T-Mobile in August of last year. The Pay As You Go prepaid plan starts at a lower $10 rate, but comes with metered call minutes and text messaging, and subscribers are required to purchase costly one- or seven-day data passes.
However, the launch of Simply Prepaid sort of makes the prepaid field more crowded as well. Sure, it provides more options for prepaid subscribers, but it also competes with T-Mobile's prepaid brand MetroPCS, which already has similar existing offers of $40 and $50 monthly plans. MetroPCS's $60 monthly plan may even come as a more attractive offer, with its unlimited 4G LTE data (Simple Prepaid has a 5 gigabyte limit on 4G LTE data use).
And let us not forget that T-Mobile also has its own existing Simple Choice prepaid plans. Simple Choice starts at $50 monthly with unlimited calls, text messaging, and data, including 1 gigabyte of 4G LTE data. But unlike Simply Prepaid, Simple Choice offers an unlimited 4G LTE option that costs $80 monthly. Plus, there are a couple of other plans that go for $60 and $70 monthly with 3 gigabytes and 5 gigabytes of 4G LTE data, respectively.
Simply Prepaid plans will be made available via T-Mobile and authorized dealer outlets starting on January 25th. For more information on T-Mobile offers, you can start browsing plans and phones here.
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