Earlier this year, T-Mobile raised the data buckets on their $50 and $60 plans from 500MB and 1GB to 1GB and 3GB respectively. We all thought that was great, and well we still do. But now it makes even more sense as to why they did it. Today, T-Mobile announced a new plan that's dubbed the "Simple Started Plan" which is priced at $40. And is essentially the old $50 Simple choice plan. For $40/month you'll get unlimited talk and text, as well as 500MB of high-speed data. After you hit that 500MB limit, you will be throttled to 2G or EDGE speeds. Which aren't ideal, but if you're someone who is always on WiFi, then the $40 plan is a great choice. If you're like me, and work from home, this new plan is amazing.
So now T-Mobile has four amazingly priced data plans. For $40 you get 500MB of data, $50 gets you 1GB, $60 gets you 3GB, $70 gets you 5GB, and $80 gets you unlimited data. All of these plans include unlimited talk and text as well. The $40, $50, $60, and $70 plan throttles you once you go over the specified limit, while the $80 unlimited does not throttle at all – well technically it throttles after around 10TB but good luck hitting that.
Don't forget that the $40 is on top of the monthly price you are paying for your phone, unless you bought it unlocked or at full price. So for instance, if you were to buy the Galaxy S5 on "credit" you'd be paying $0 down for it and $27.50/month. Which would bring your total per month on the new plan to about $67.50 before taxes. Still not a bad price, and almost impossible to match with the other carriers.
T-Mobile continues to be aggressive with their pricing, and it won't be long before we see their competitors get more aggressive as well. Which we've been seeing over the past few months. T-Mobile's new $40 Simple Starter Plan will be available beginning on April 12th.