If you haven't noticed, T-Mobile is making some big changes to the way it does business this week, including now a move to what is calling "Simple Choice" rate plans. We gave you the low-down on the new plans when they quietly released on Sunday, but T-Mobile is doing one better now by giving customers just three initial options when selecting a plan:
- $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and web -- 2G speeds after 500MB
- $60 per month for unlimited talk, text and web -- 2G speeds after 2.5GB
- $70 per month for unlimited talk, text and web -- no throttle
Each of the plans includes mobile hotspot/tethering, although the unlimited plan will only let you tether for 500MB of usage -- with additional 2GB chunks of data on any plan costing you another $10 monthly. A second line costs $30 a month, with each additional line another $10. The same data plan tiers apply to each additional line in a family plan -- 500MB included, 2GB more for $10 and unlimited for $20 per month.
Of course none of these plans carry a contract, nor are there separate plans for LTE devices or different pricing for postpaid and prepaid. The data costs the same per line no matter how many you have, what devices you choose or when you decide to pay for the service.