T-Mobile has a major press event scheduled for this coming Tuesday, and if you wanted a clue at what the carrier may be revealing, take a look at this. The so-called "UNcarrier
" has revealed some new pricing plans early, and they're actually fairly compelling coming from a postpaid network operator. The company, which is set to merge with MetroPCS in the coming months, has been on a rampage of late, attempting to boast about its lack of restrictions and competitive pricing compared to the likes of AT&T. Humorously, T-Mobile and AT&T were set to merge as well not too long ago, but since that didn't go through, the rivalry is obviously back in high gear.
It looks as if T-Mobile is going to take a note from prepaid carriers and simplify pricing dramatically. Basically, unlimited text and talk will soon be a given, while data packages will be the thing that moves the pricing needle. The plans will start at $50/month, which includes 500MB of data, and it'll climb in 2GB chunks. For instance, 6.5GB + unlimited text and talk will run you $80 per month with a single smartphone. Beyond that 6.5GB, you'll still get data, but it'll be throttled heavily (to "2G speeds), which makes it near-useless.
We still think prepaid carriers may offer a better deal, but given that most of those run on Sprint's network, we can't say that it'll be the best fit for everyone
. We're guessing things will get extra official on the 26th.