After unlimited post-paid plans made their rounds in the news, and all the way up the ladder to Verizon, pre-paid plans are now getting some attention from T-Mobile with the arrival of new $45 and $55 unlimited Simply Prepaid plans. Both plans give you unlimited talk and text, and the ability to stream as much music as you want with Music Unlimited. The only difference being that on the $45 plan you get up to 4GB of 4G LTE data, and on the $55 plan you get up to 6GB of 4G LTE data. Also, for $5 per month you can add unlimited calls to friends or family in Canada or Mexico, and for an additional $15 per month you can add unlimited calling to landlines in over 70 countries and unlimited calling and text messaging in over 30 countries. If 4GB or 6GB of 4G LTE data is not enough, T-Mobile also has a $75 a month plan that gives you unlimited text and talk with Canada and Mexico included, unlimited 3G Mobile Hotspot and unlimited 4G LTE data. You can also stream as many HD videos as you want with T-Mobile’s On-demand ‘$3 HD 24-hours passes.’
In many cases, a pre-paid plan works out to be cheaper for the customer with no contracts to sign and adds increased flexibility allowing you to pick up and move to another carrier at any time. It may just suit a customer’s budget better or help them to reel in their usage, but with new pre-paid plans offering unlimited talk and text, the lines are narrowing between the pre-paid and post-paid plans. For those that are on a very strict budget, T-Mobile still has a ‘Pay As You Go’ plan that cost $3 per month to belong to, and gives you up to 30 minutes of talk and 30 text messages with additional minutes and texts at $0.10 each. Your data or smartphone mobile hotspot must be purchased through a separate data pass.
One thing is constant, and that is the ever-changing mobile phone plans. T-Mobile likes to stir the pot and get things rolling, then Sprint typically make a counter move, and even AT&T is quick to react, although they have the power of DIRECTV to further sweeten their plans. Verizon has typically adopted the stance that having the best network is worth the extra money. Which while a true statement previously, the other networks are starting to close in. In either case, you can find out more about T-Mobile's new $45 and $55 plans by heading through the link below.