T-Mobile's Simplified Mobile Pricing Plans Go Live Early
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.