T-Mobile's latest plan offers two lines with 6GB of LTE data each for $80 a month

T-Mobile is launching yet another limited-time promotion for new customers. This time, the carrier is offering a plan for two lines, each with 6GB of LTE data, for $80 a month.

T-Mobile says (opens in new tab):

"Families who want fewer lines deserve a better option and we're giving them one! Don't let Verizon trick you with their misleading ads. They lure you in with the promise of a 'Large' serving of data for $60, only to sneak in another $20 PER LINE in monthly access fees – to use the data you already own! At Verizon, $60 actually means $100 for 2 lines and 6 GB!" said John Legere, President and CEO of T-Mobile USA. "Even worse, these guys charge you those access fee again and again, every single month. Don't believe the BS; come to T-Mobile where we do data different!"

The $80 plan will be available starting on Friday, April 8, but there's no word on when this promotional offer will end. T-Mobile is also offering a way for new and current customers to get either a LG K7 or Samsung Galaxy Core Prime for $0 down when purchased on an Equipment Installment Plan.

  • When I first read this, I really thought it was two lines each with 6GB for $40 total, not $40 each. It made me seriously consider dropping my two unlimited lines for $100. But that $20/month discount is not worth dropping unlimited data to me.
  • The data is unlimited on all the plans, you are talking about download speed. There is a difference between the two Posted via the Android Central App
  • You know what I mean though. The EDGE-speed limit after you hit your cap is totally unusable in my area. It had might as well be a hard cap.
  • Barely...have you used tmo's 2g?? I have to sit and wait for youtube videos to buffer at 144p before I can watch them. It takes about 2 minute to send an mms over hangouts. Even loading my email takes a minute. And you can forget about using any VoIP on their 2g!! At this point in the game, Tmo needs to up the ante and start offering plans with unlimited 3g after the LTE limit is reached. I'd even pay an extra $10 or $20 a month to get unlimited 3g...it really would be a HUGE leap and everything would be so much easier! Before I switched to the 10gb data-only plan last week I had 2 sim cards, each with the 5gb $30 plan. When I killed the 5gb limit on one card, I'd just refill the other and switch sims, because their 2g really is unbearable!!
  • I have the two unlimited lines for $100 as well and I think I might change to the this $80 plan. I wonder how much hotspot data is included if any. I don't see that in the fine print. I'll have to call tomorrow
  • I'm not going to lie I am considering the same thing too. I love knowing in the back of my mind that I always have that unlimited data should I need it, but in reality I don't think I have actually used more than 6gb in a single month, in over a year. My question now is going to be the same as yours, how much tethering data do you get with this plan. Also how much does it cost per line to add more lines to this plan. Because while they don't now, I have three kids that will eventually "need" phones. Because I think that is going to be the deciding factor on whether or not I make the jump.
  • my main with this is that it's not 12GB shared but instead 6GB each. I used 10 gb+ and my other line never goes above 2gb
  • Nothing will get me off the 2 line / $100 deal.   For those asking how much tether .. It is 6 GB shared with your smartphone data. If you have a non-unlimited plan on T-Mobile you get only that much data (in this case 6 GB) for your phone /tether data. They become one. Like a shared data plan. Only unlimited plans have a separate tether bucket.
  • My god I cannot agree more. I'm holding on to that plan forever as well. Got it a couple holiday seasons ago....I'll also add, for the ppl that have this plan as well and are thinking about switching, well, I wouldn't. 4k will be here eventually, files/apps are gonna get bigger. I think you'll end up regretting it Posted via the Android Central App
  • See that's what scares me. Once I give it up I know that there's no going back. But realistically 90% of the stuff I use my phone for is at home, on Wi-Fi, which obviously doesn't use any of my data. I'm not giving up my home internet service so realistically it shouldn't matter if I have a monthly cap if I never get anywhere near it. Right now my average monthly data usage could double and I would still be just under 6gb per month. The other caveat though is that the main reason that I don't use my phone much at work which is where I spend most of my day, is because I have very weak service in my office right now. But T-Mobile is rolling out band 12 in our area, so soon I may have a reason to start using more data away from home. Ugh, decisions, decisions.
  • Yes, it would be nice to be grandfathered in once the option for unlimited data goes away. Still could be a lot of money wasted waiting for a general increase in the size of things and/or my usage habits to reach a need for more than 6 GB/month.
  • I have the 2 for 100 plan as well, and won't get rid of it. T-Mobile is most likely doing all of this, and adding Binge-On to get people off of the unlimited, because as time goes on the unlimited plans that don't use the Binge-On video option, are going to eat up a ton of data. Even if they aren't used to the max. If you have unlimited and can afford it, I would do whatever you can to keep it for the future.
  • With limited plans you can tether as much as you want. However, the data comes from your total pool. So, you'd have 6GB of data total to split between phone data and tethering. If you used 4GB on your phone in a month, you'd have 2GB left for tethering and vice versa. It's the fairest way to do tethering.
  • Thanks!
  • The wife and I have a family plan with 10GB each (4 lines) and we barely go over 3GB/month for the each of us. We pay $250/month for 4 lines (that includes the EIP = Equipment Installment plan for a V10, LG G4, Iphone 6 and an Alcatel). Without the EIP we would be paying about $130.....we have a great deal. Also, I like that T-mo doesn't use data to stream audio (spotify, pandora etc.) and video (if you have binge on it does). I have wiFi pretty much everywhere I go...work, home and I connect automatically when I am within range of those locations. I have 20GB in my stash account as well.
  • I don't know what T-Mobile did, but their coverage map shows 4G, or whatever they call it, in my area. Just a few months ago it showed no coverage at all here. Did they add new towers or something? I'm picking up a prepaid SIM to give it a try.
  • I've been seeing ads that they doubled their LTE coverage in 2015. No idea how true that is.
  • It really depends per area. Where I live and travel it is being Sprint and AT&T. In which Sprint has the exact same Identical coverage as AT&T. T-Mobile and Verizon advertise that they have coverage, but it isn't as good as they say it is.
  • They definitely did in my area (Western PA). I mean, around where I live, there has been great coverage for years, but whenever I used to take I-79N to visit my parents, I was always EDGE or GPRS the whole way barring a few small blips of LTE. Now I'm at strong LTE for the entire trip. Now if only they could get I-70W from Washington,PA to Denver totally covered because I'm taking a road trip this summer. At least one of my copilots has Verizon...
  • They definitely have been improving their coverage. I can get signals inside big box stores like Target that I could not get before. I used to have to go outside! Not anymore. I also used to have horrible problems at Disneyland, especially on busy days and now that has been getting much better too. Not quite perfect there yet, but much better than it was. I still have one dead spot a few miles away from me but I haven't checked it in awhile. So it might be fixed too by now. My mom's house still is a trouble spot, but she lives around a bunch of hills off the beaten path in an almost rural area so I am not sure that will be changing anytime soon. Overall I'm really happy with T-mobile. Anyone that had a problem in the past should probably try them again and see.
  • my wife and I live in the boonies and rely on satellite internet and we use WiFi calling.
  • That's probably due to their new band 12. If you have a phone with that you will get way better LTE coverage Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is the truth. I have seen it myself. If you are in an area where band 12 is active, you will see it. I see the light, and because of it, I'm done buying phones without the band. In my experience where I am, coverage goes from Good to Excellent. This exposes itself the most when coverage isn't great in an area already. An example I'll give is the following: My dad has a band 12 phone, he can make calls at work inside the building without issues. A coworker of his has T-Mobile too, but he has to step out to make calls (I don't know why he doesn't just use wifi calling, but eh).
  • problem is, only the iPhone 6 has band 12 that I know of. Maybe the newer android phones (S7, V10, G5) have it...don't know.
  • Nexus 6/6P/5X also support Band 12
  • duh...how could I miss the Google branded phones.....I am hoping the Note 6 will have it.
  • The iPhone 6 does not have band 12. The 6s does. Any smartphone released by T-Mobile in 2015 and beyond has band 12 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Their coverage is improving definitely, but don't trust their map at all. The whole north east chunk of my county has supposedly had full LTE coverage for over a year according to their map. I can't even pick up any signal at all, voice or data, and Sensorly agrees. Pretty much everywhere else is fine though, but the map is definitely not accurate.
  • I switched to them 3 months ago. It was $100 for 6GB for two lines. Last month they had a new plan that was $100 for 10GB for two lines. Now, this month, I'll switch back to 6GB for each line but it will only be $80 per month. I can't believe how often I have been changing my plan with them, lol.
  • Yeah I'm gonna call tomorrow and snag this plan for sure. Posted via what ever tickles me at the time.
  • Doo it! I like that with them, you can change your plan anytime.
  • You can on Sprint too. Just sayin'.
  • That's one of the things I love about not being locked into a contract with T-Mobile. When a better deal comes out you can just jump on it. Originally our plan was setup where I had unlimited data on one line and my wife had like 4GB on her line and that was $110 a month. Then they came out with a deal that had two unlimited lines for $100 a month and I switched us over got more data and saved money in the process. Now I am actually seriously switching to this plan too because honestly I don't think we ever go over 6gb a month as it is, so why not drop our bill.
  • well, the good thing with T-Mo, their customer service is outstanding (IMHO). Of the many times I have called or chatted with them (say 20 times) I have only had 1 problem with customer service. They have a facebook presence as weill and can even answer your questions via FB messenger.
  • I'm so glad I hopped on the 10GB per line for $30 some 5 months ago... Haven't seen a deal that good since then.
  • I pay 160$ with Rogers for 5gb of data shared....damn lol
  • Sounds like Verizon pricing here.... Posted via what ever tickles me at the time.
  • I pay $120 before corporate discount for 16GB with VZW so not sure where you get those prices.
    After corporate discount I pay $103
  • 10gb with corp discount is $160 for me and that's without phone payments
  • With subsidies or phone installments maybe. The T-Mobile plan doesn't include a phone so I'm comparing STRICTLY non contract plans.
  • Not to bad. I know my wife's line she wouldn't ever get to the 6GB,but I float close to that. We signed up in November when it was the 2/10GB/$100 deal. I have gone over 10GB once during a vacation and I used alot of data with the GPS and maps and such. I'll give it a few more months to see, and I'm sure they will do another deal. But this is much better than the 2/6GB/$100.
  • I might drop my 2 lines unlimited for 100 if this plan includes a couple gigs of tethering. I'm suspecting no tethering though since it isn't listed.
  • Replying to myself because I just got an answer. 6 GB per line includes personal hotspot so you are free to use the 6gigs on your phone or as a tether. And yes all the perks of tmobile apply to this, music freedom, binge on, data stash etc... I'll be signing up since I'm barely using a gig per month since binge on started.
  • Thanks for figuring that out as I forgot to add tethering to my question. This is a pretty great deal relative to similar plans on other carriers. My only hesitancy is coverage. We've had T-mobile before (about a year ago was the last time) and the coverage wasn't worth it. Yes, LTE was fast, but inside certain buildings service would drop out altogether. And rural coverage (where some of our family lives) was also non-existent - i.e. no calls or texts, not just no data. So this deal is tempting, but I'm extremely skeptical despite their claims of improvements.
  • I know T-Mo has a "try before you buy" policy. If you get a phone and you don't like it or the coverage isn't great where you are....you have I think 8 or 10 days to take the phone back and pay $50 for restocking fee. That is a lot cheaper than signing up for a contract.
  • thanks for clarifying
  • Do all the "perks" of T-mobile apply to this plan? Music Freedom, Binge On, Data Stash, etc? This is a pretty good deal comparatively speaking.
  • I don't see why it wouldn't be. They are going with the un-carrier stuff pretty much across the board. Posted via what ever tickles me at the time.
  • Yup Posted via the Android Central App
  • Straight. Talk just just braught out new plan for $55a month you now get unlimited talk unlimited tex and now 10gb high speed 4lta and then goes down to 2g which is not bad for $55 a month ....for T-Mobile ware i live in freedom ny 14065 no coverage yet but can't wait till t-mobile finally comes out to my area in the southern tier of western ny so I can sighn. Up
  • Maybe a dumb question as my service is provided by my work so I don't usually pay any attention to this stuff. Since there aren't any contracts on T-Mobile anymore, do these prices/deals change when the promotion ends or are you locked in as long as you want? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Once you sign up for the plan, that's your plan as long as you want it. The lack of contracts just means that if a better plan comes out you can switch to it immediately without any penalties or anything. For example when I originally signed up with T-Mobile I had a two line plan with Unlimited on one line and 4gb on the other that cost $110 a month. Then about a year later they had a deal where you could get two unlimited lines for $100 so I immediately switched over to that. I got more data and saved some money. Now with this new plan I an seriously considering switching again because in reality we never use anywhere near 6gb per month so it would be worth it to save us a little more money every month.
  • As long as you call and change it, you are locked in at thY price unless you find another promotion. Posted via what ever tickles me at the time.
  • Am I the only one who thinks we need more plans like this? Not all of us have spouses AND a child. "D.I.N.Ks" (dual income, no kids) are becoming really common.
  • It makes sense for young families too. I'm married and have 3 kids but none of them are anywhere near old enough to need their own phone yet, and won't be for a while. And being a single income family being able to save money on anything on a monthly basis is extremely helpful.
  • Nope, I agree with you. Glad that is becoming more common, because that's perfect for me.
  • TMob's refusal to have any shared data plans is a non-starter for me. My son used 8 GB last month. My wife used half a gig. Having to pay for high data limits on every line because one line needs it is absurd. Aside from that, Sprint is $100 a month cheaper for me, with unlmited data, than T-Mob's 4GB plans, and t-mob's coverage is worse than Sprint's. That so many people fall for t-mob's phoney deals is a sad commentary on our educational system.
  • T-Mobile's coverage is worse than Sprint's? I always thought Sprint was the worst... I need to do some more research evidently.
  • For my area its VZW > AT&T > T-Mo > Sprint.
    It will vary from area to area
  • They claim they do this as a favor, so one line can't use all the shared data. What I'd like to see is shared data, but the ability to set soft limits per line so if say your son goes over his 6GB, you can then give him some of your wife's allotment of data.
  • With all due respect to the fact I don't know your family's data usage habits, but with Binge On, isn't it conceivable that your son's data usage would drop drastically, and you wouldn't have to pay for the higher data limit options. Isn't that the "uncarrier" option that makes T-Mobile? I use about 5GB a month, but if I removed video and audio streaming from the equation, I'd be hard pressed to hit 2GB.
  • What if his son is just streaming a lot of porn on pornhub? Posted via Galaxy S7 edge
  • This
  • I'd pay the extra few bucks to be on Verizon and be able to place and receive calls. Any time I've tried the tmobile network I've been sorely disappointed.
  • Nobody's fault you live in the middle of nowhere Posted via Galaxy S7 edge
  • Does anyone know what is the cheapest T-Mobile phone which supports the new 12,band 700 mhz still no service in my area freedom ny southern tier ny 14065 but herd it's coming in a year or so ...ps ..would not mind picking up phone if cheap enough to see ware 12 band 700 mhz is expanding in my area
  • Check our the Blu Vivo XL, it might not be THE cheapest by its an AMAZING phone for the price! I got it for my mom and its smoother opening apps and scrolling than my Note 4, also has Band 12 way better reception than Verizon in my area.
  • They can give u 6g speed Internet but no marshmallow for the s6 edge+ , note4 come on tmobile
  • 20GB on cricket here for $60. I'm always proud to state it! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have thought about looking in to cricket. They use AT&T network so should get good coverage like I do now since I am on AT&T now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Straight talk at Wal-Mart not Wal-Mart family plan now offers newer plan for $55 plus tax around $60 you now can get unlimited talk unlimited tex and first 10gb high speed 4lte then it goes back down to 2g speed ...not bad deal and straight talk can allow you to choose from Verizon .. at&t and even T-Mobile not sure about Sprint used a while back ....this is what I use because there is no t-mobile service in my area freedom ny 14065 ..Only wish there was ....often I go over my ten gb high speed and still able to use my Google maps no problem ......... not to bad for only $55 dollars if you can't get T-Mobile or metro psi or cricket in your area