T-Mobile Launches $40 ‘Simply Prepaid’ Plan, Throttles You After 1GB Of LTE Data
T-Mobile may not have snagged third place just yet, but that hasn’t broken the carrier’s stride. Fans of the self-proclaimed “un-carrier” T-Mobile are getting another prepaid choice when the company launches the Simply Prepaid service on January 25. The plan starts at $40 per month, which nets you unlimited data, talk and text, on its 4G LTE network, though your data “bucket” is 1GB. Exceed the 1GB limit and your data speeds will be throttled (to 128 kbps speeds) until the end of the month. That’s actually not a bad deal.
T-Mobile also offers Wi-Fi calling, which lets you use nearby Wi-Fi hotspots for calls and text. Wi-Fi calling doesn’t work with all phones, but by most recent models and all of the phones that T-Mobile currently offers. If you buy a phone when signing up for one of the Simply Prepaid plans, you can expect Wi-Fi calling to work.