T-Mobile’s Uncarrier event in New York City today is ongoing right now. Their first announcement was business plans. John Legere showed us how the other carriers do business plans, and they aren’t really cheap. T-Mobile’s business plans are $16/month per line on up to 20 lines. Once you get to 20 lines, it drops down to $15/month per line. So that means if you have 20 lines, you’re paying $300 per month for all 20 lines. That price includes unlimited talk and text, along with 1GB of data (which is throttled afterwards).
But that’s not all. T-Mobile is also allowing you to buy data by the line. So you can get 2GB of data for one line, 1GB for another. T-Mobile is offering 2GB for $10 per month extra, and unlimited data is $30 per month extra. You can also get pooled data. But unlike other carriers when you go over that pool, you don’t get overcharged. For instance, with Verizon and AT&T when you go over your data limit, you’re charged $10 per gigabyte or more. T-Mobile is going to sell you 100GB of data for $4.75 per gigabyte. If you go over, it’s still $4.75 per gigabyte. If you hit 1 terabyte, it’s $4.25 per gigabyte.
Again, that’s not all. T-Mobile is also giving out a free .com domain and an email address for each line powered by Microsoft. This is powered by Godaddy. Legere stated that many businesses do not have a website, and many potential customers do not trust a business that does not have a website. So T-Mobile is helping out small business owners on that side of things.
When it comes to families of these employees, T-Mobile is offering up to 50% off for those plans. Which is a much bigger discount than what the other competitors provide. Typically they provide about 10-20% in discounts. With business plans, T-Mobile is offering up to 50% off their monthly bill.
No word on when these plans will be available just yet, but we should know more from T-Mobile pretty soon. Not a bad way to rewrite the rules of wireless from a small business perspective. And for those that have families on the same carrier.