T-Mobile lets Simple Starters quadruple data for just $5 more

T-Mobile is offering a new option to one of its plans, this time for customers on the Simple Starter program. Those users can now increase their monthly data allotment from 500 MB to 2 GB for an additional $5 a month.

The Simple Starter plan was first announced in May, which gave users unlimited talk and text, and 500 MB of data, for $40 a month. Starting September 3, that data plan can be expanded to four times that amount and customers will only pay $45 a month for Simple Starter.

This new change comes on the heels of a number of other T-Mobile announcements last week, including a new six line family plan and offering users one free year of unlimited data if they convert customers from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. What do you think of this latest change to Simple Starter?

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T-Mobile Simple Starter plan gets quadruple the data for just $5 more

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*unlimited, 2.5 GB at full speed, the rest is throttled*
Had to fix your comment there bud. Don't want to fool the masses.

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Actually, all of you are wrong. It was recently bumped up to 3gbs of data a few months ago. A quick look at the straight talk website would show you that. It was also covered by Android Central as well. I'm also using this carrier and plan too. It's a better deal for the price.

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Lol, even with that being true, you know what I mean. For the most part, AT&T has better coverage than both T-Mobile and Sprint. That's not up for debate. Sorry.

True.
All of my friends who are over the road truckers, praise Straight Talk coverage. First they would test it and compare w their Vzw, Att or Sprint (T-Mobile is still a joke for rural US- I recently tried again) and eventually just dump them if they are on capped data plan. The only reason I'm still w Verizon is "grandpa plan", but as soon as they change the terms , I know where to go, for sure.

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Actually no it's 3 gb for straight talk before is throttled with much better coverage. Had to fix your comment there bud. Don't want you to be misinformed.

You happen to be lucky though. I tried straight talk just outside Chicago. I would rarely get more than 2mbps...

I had Straight Talk on T-Mobile for 1 1/2 years. While you do save money compared to T-Mobile you do give up conditional call forwarding. That means no visual voice mail. Google Voice also only works properly if someone calls your Google number. If they call your real number the system can't forward to Google Voice. Interestingly Straight Talk on AT&T does support conditional call forwarding. I ended up switching to MetroPCS a few months back to get this functionality back.

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I am with you on same plan, the only thing is that I stream google music all the time in the car and use 2gb on it. Tmobile on the other hand, does not charge for streaming music for most apps and google music may be coming. Where straight talk wins, I get good reception at my sisters where tmobile fails there.

Ian B

But you don't tmobilr benefits like free music services not counting toward data and WiFi calling(a must for me)

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Also I use harbormobile pay 30$ for tmobile service all benefits and 1gb lte or pay 40 for 3gb

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OMG that logo! I thought they were the Uncarrier! My Sprint phone has none of that horrific branding.....and better service!

Am I doing it right?

Decent plan for a low data usage kinda person.

Really? I'm glad Sprint works for you. Sprint works for me also but T-Mobile also works in my area. Sprint lte can barely keep up with my T-Mobile lte.

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It was a joke but ok I will play along.

Tmo cannot hold a candle to the Sprint service in my area. Not a big deal, go with what works...

You forgot to say "rural coverage" and "too much 2G WTF!!!"

This plan might not be that good for most of us, but it might be great for older family members. Good job T-Mobile.

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My bad, i will do better next time. Thing is you screwed up as well, instead of 2G you have to say EDGE.

Yeah it is a good plan for someone in that demographic. Not many around here will get into it, but I can see great grandma doing this kinda plan

It was a dig on those that complain about the verizon logo and think that T-Mobile is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

That being said, I had no branding on my note 3 (day one purchase from sprint) or my SGS3 (initial phone when I signed up) so what phone are you talking about the branding on?

Well my phones were the older ones of course but my Galaxy S3 had it .. It is like T-Mobile .. some phones are branded and others are left alone. Not all T-Mobile phones have the logo just like not all Sprint phones have their logo. Personally logos don't bother me .. it is no different than the branding on my TV, washer, dryer, car, etc.

Also they can think it is the greatest thing since sliced bread if they want right? You think Sprint is .. so why can't they T-Mobile? Just because you disagree? :).

You know what you are right. I forgot that I had to get a replacement back and that the "stock" SGS3 from sprint had that logo.

Like you, i really couldnt care any less about logos. It is a fact of life (like you said again, TVs are a huge one that puts the logo front and center)

Sure I have no issue at all with anyone going with what works for them but the amount of love for T-Mo has gone way overboard. Hell if you looked up overrated in the dictionary you would see two pictures, One of Darren McFadden and the T-Mo logo.

The love has gone overboard due to the CEO and how he is .. and some people take it to far .. But overrated is an opinion once again. So bashing people because you don't agree with their opinion doesn't make you any better than them...

You say it is overrated but honestly T-Mobile has said "we will do this by this" and has stuck to it. Regardless if they are the best or not they're telling people what and when it should be done .. and are sticking to it. I guarantee if Sprint put their upgrade plans out and stuck to them .. People would be way less angry since they would know... But many heard "it is coming X" and it never did .. And they just kept being told to wait.

So overrated is an opinion .. T-Mobile has up'd their network and done things they said they were going to do .. that is just a fact .. But are they the best? Of course not .. No carrier is .. since it depends where you live... 

I am not bashing anyone, mocking T-MO, sure I am. I always say go with what is working with you. As far as them following through, we shall see in a few years. I still say they cannot sustain what they are doing, and if I am wrong that actually will be great. It means that the carrier landscape is changing for all of us.

Sprint IS TOTALLY going slower than anyone thought they would. But with any project you have that and it is not an easy thing to totally revamp an infrastructure of that size. I get the delays but in the end, those that stuck with it will be rewarded for at least a decade or more (every carrier will have to go through this sooner or later). Sprint is moving faster than T-Mo in my opinion with regards to network. I have been waiting for t-mo do do something in my area for at least 4 years but all they seem to be interested in is the cities and high density areas. Makes sense from an overall point of view but eventually you have to expand to the 'burbs, even if it is little by little.

Bottom line

You go with the network that works for you and for your wallet and you buy a phone for what it is today and not what it could be 2 years from now.

My day job is exactly this (well there is some coding involved) so I am right in my comfort zone. Kinda like when you get to say "Would you like fries with that?"

I can't help but notice sarcasm in every one of your posts. I also notice that you despise T-Mobile and defend Sprint tooth and nail. Obviously Sprint is working for you and T-Mobile is working for others. So why get so worked up about it? Like you say, "Go with what works"

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90 percent of your posts are T-Mobile is horrible and they are overrated and Sprint is the bestest. I have read your posts anytime a T-Mobile topic comes up. It's interesting to see if you will actually come up with any valid points. You are basing your distaste on what exactly? Opinions? But isn't that how you determine your experience with Sprint? Is it not an opinion? I have had Sprint for my work provided cell and it was OK. I had att on my personal and had great coverage except in the hills. Sprint was nonexistent and att was edge. However sprint is great at my home with blanketed LTE coverage. But so is att. I have a corporate discount so I went with them. You have great coverage with sprint so that is your choice. Stop carrier hating. If people want to kiss T-Mobile's ass let them. Your head is so far up sprints ass it's like a chocolate covered lemon. Stop trying to piss in everyone else's cheerios and worry about yours.

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No I comment on whatever the topic is. If it is t-mo, then it is t-mo. If it is OPPO, then it is OPPO. I am not Richard who shoe horns one theme into every conversation. With regards to T-Mo I generally end whatever the conversation with "go with what works"

WARNING!!

This starter plan has NO DATA SERVICE AT ALL after you hit your limit. The non-"starter" plans will still give you data access, just at slower speeds. Plus, you can only have ONE line. Check out the website for this important info:

"*No data overage charges, because there are no data overages
* Unlimited talk and text
* Data service suspended after 500MB
* No annual service contracts
* Not eligible for discounts"

You would think by now the "Sprint ain't sheet! " "No! T-Mobile ain't sheet!!" back and forth would be over in these threads.. How hard is it to understand BASED ON WHERE YOU LIVE a particular service is simply going to work better for YOU.. If you are one of the Lucky Ones ( Like Myself..) that can take advantage of T-Mobile's services at their fantastic prices then great.. If the other carrier's in your neck of the woods works better.. then great, that's the service for you.. Some have money to blow on telephone service.. others would rather spend it on something else ( Or Bank It..) everyone's needs are different... why all the back and forth? we don't all live in the same city.