T-Mobile Offers Limited-Time Deal: 2 Lines, 6GB Data Each, for $80

The T-Mobile "Spring Break" deal is available for a limited time and includes free music and video streaming and other T-Mobile services.  

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T-Mobile unveiled a limited-time mobile plan that includes two lines with 6GB of data, each line for $80 a month on the company's 4G LTE network.

The "Spring break" deal, which T-Mobile unveiled on April 7 for customers who don't require the four lines of typical family mobile plans, includes unlimited talk and texting and a wide range of features, such as the Data Stash monthly rollover for unused data, unlimited Music Freedom music streaming and Binge On video streaming.

Customers can also get a new smartphone for no money down and monthly payments, according to T-Mobile.

The two-line, 6GB-each plans will only be available for a limited time, but customers will be able to stay on the plans for as long as they want to receive the deal. The company is not giving a specific date for when the offer will expire.

"Families who want fewer lines deserve a better option and we're giving them one," John Legere, T-Mobile's president and CEO, said in a statement.

The plan and devices can be acquired through T-mobile.com, T-Mobile stores, authorized dealers or by calling 1-800-T-Mobile.

T-Mobile has introduced a wide variety of mobile innovations over the last few years to attract and retain customers, including its Binge On video streaming services, JUMP! On Demand frequent device swapping options, unlimited Music Freedom music streaming, mobile phone WiFi services for free and its Data Stash monthly data rollovers

In February, T-Mobile reported a profit of $297 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, up almost three times the $101 million it posted in the fourth quarter of 2014. In this interval, revenue rose to $8.25 billion from $8.20 billion. The carrier added 1.3 million new net postpaid customers in the quarter, giving T-Mobile 4.5 million total net postpaid customer additions for the full year of 2015.

Earnings in the fourth quarter of 2015 were 34 cents per share, more than twice the 15 cents per share that was expected by a sampling of analysts by Thomson Reuters.

The fourth-quarter net income of $297 million was up from $138 million in the third quarter of 2015. Full-year 2015 net income rose to $733 million from $247 million in 2014.

The company reported 2.1 million total net adds in the fourth quarter, including the 1.3 million net postpaid additions, and a total of 8.3 million new combined postpaid, prepaid and wholesale customer additions for the full year of 2015. Postpaid customer churn for the fourth quarter was 1.46 percent, down from 1.73 percent one year ago.

T-Mobile officials said the company had 63 million customers as of the end of the fourth quarter. The quarter was the sixth consecutive one in which T-Mobile reported more than 1 million branded postpaid net customer additions. Branded prepaid net customer additions in the fourth quarter of 2015 totaled 469,000, with a total of 1.3 million for the full year of 2015.