T-Mobile Offering 4X More Data for $5 for Simple Start Customers
T-Mobile Simple Starter cellular plans are $40 for unlimited talk and text, plus 500MB of data per month. Now, for only $5 more, users can get 2GB of data per month as T-Mobile ups the ante.Since launching its Simple Starter cellular phone plans in April, T-Mobile has been offering customers unlimited talk and text, plus 500MB of data per month, for $40. Now those same customers can quadruple their monthly data helping to 2GB for only $5 more per month, under a new option announced by the company on Aug. 25. The new 2GB data offer is a limited-time promotion, according to the company, and it follows another limited-time data promotion that was unveiled last week, when T-Mobile offered free unlimited mobile data for one year to any Simple Choice customer who gets a friend or relative to move his or her service from Sprint, AT&T or Verizon Wireless. That offer came just two weeks after a long-rumored T-Mobile merger with Sprint was called off. "People who use loads of data use T-Mobile," John Legere, the president and CEO of T-Mobile, said in a statement. "And it's no wonder. The old guard telecoms punish people for using more data on their networks with crazy overage charges and fees. Get Verizon's $50 plan and use just one gig more data, and the price jumps to $65. It's crazy. At T-Mobile, we designed our network data-strong so our customers could use the hell out of it. And that's just what they're doing." The new offer for 2GB of data for Simple Starter customers begins on Sept. 3, according to the company. There are no contracts for customers under the plans.
T-Mobile unveiled the Simple Starter plan in April with the promise of no overage fees ever, according to an earlier eWEEK report. After 500MB, customers are pushed to a slower network.