To mark its 10th. anniversary, T-Mobile U.S. has launched its new Unlimited Nationwide "4G" Data plan, available as of today.
The plan has no data caps, speed limits or overages, and includes an extra discount on new devices like the HTC One S when signing on for a new two-year plan. The data plan cost depends on your core voice and text plan; if you're on the Value plan, the new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan costs $20/month, while it costs $30 if you're on the Classic plan. So, to get unlimited everything on T-Mobile and a subsidized phone, it'll cost $89.99/month - $69.99 without the phone.
The plan was announced earlier this summer, and should do well to compete with Sprint (the only carrier to continue boasting unlimited plans for awhile now) for the back-to-school rush. Sprint has the added bonus of LTE for now, though that's only really a selling point if you're in a coverage area. With T-Mobile and Sprint waving the "Unlimited" flag high, what are the odds that Verizon and AT&T will revisit their decisions to nix those plans?
If you're interested in signing up, you can check out the details of T-Mobile's new plans over here. Any takers?
T-Mobile Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation With Launch of Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plans
From the iconic Sidekick to industry’s only national Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, T-Mobile continues to reinvent the mobile experience
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sept. 5, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. marked the 10th anniversary of its T-Mobile brand in the United States by making its new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan available in stores today. The plan underscores T-Mobile’s longstanding focus on delivering customer value and service excellence through constant innovation.
“Since our inception, we’ve always strived to shake up the industry with plans, network capabilities, and innovative products and services for our customers,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “Today’s release of our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan continues our tradition of bold moves that enhance the customer experience and change the way wireless is done.”
T-Mobile USA established its nationwide brand in September 2002 and has been quietly innovating ever since, beginning with Sidekick®, the first all-in-one wireless device with an unlimited data plan for consumers. The company is now one of the largest employers and best-kept secrets in the Seattle area, built on a legacy of wireless industry firsts, including these:
- First Personal Coverage Check (2005) – Provided consumers with transparent view of network coverage where they live and work
- First Wi-Fi Calling Service in U.S. (2007) – Allowed voice calling over Wi-Fi
- First Android phone – T-Mobile G1™ with Google™ (2008) – Kicked off wave of subsequent Android offerings
- First U.S. carrier to launch an HSPA+ network (2009) – Today, T-Mobile’s fast and dependable nationwide 4G network is available in 229 markets, reaching well over 220 million people
- First to break from Subsidy Model (2009) – T-Mobile’s Even More plans and later Value Plans allow customers to pay for their devices over time or to bring their own devices to T-Mobile
Today marks another first: T-Mobile becomes the only carrier with a nationwide 4G network to offer unlimited nationwide 4G data. Featuring no data caps, no speed limits and no overages, as well as fast, dependable nationwide 4G coverage, T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan offers the ultimate worry-free experience for data-hungry smartphone customers. The Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan is available at T-Mobile retail stores, on http://www.androidcentral.com/ext?link=http%3A%2F%2Ft-mobile.7eer.net%2Fc%2F159229%2F187812%2F3290%3FsubId1%3Dd_ac%26subId2%3Dd_ac%26u%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.T-Mobile.com%252Funlimited-data-plan%252C and through select dealers and national retail stores.
To help customers quickly take full advantage of all the cool things smartphones can do — without limits or overages — T-Mobile customers who activate a new two-year contract on an Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will be able to benefit from a sale on select 4G smartphones, including the HTC One S with $0.00 down payment, after $50 mail-in rebate card.1
For more information on the Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan and accompanying device sale, visit www.t-mobile.com/unlimited-data-plan. For more information about T-Mobile’s decade of innovation, see the timeline and supporting fact sheet.
1 $449.99 total. Remaining balance paid in 20 monthly installments of $20. 0% APR on approved credit.