T-Mobile is going to go against the tide joining Sprint, as the company announced that they will be offering unlimited data service to their customers.
Unlike AT&T and Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile has decided to offer a “truly unlimited” 4G data plan that has “no data caps, speed limits or bill shock.”
You will be charged an extra $20 to your text plan and $30 when bundled together with your voice and text plan. The total bill for an unlimited plan which includes unlimited voice, text and 4G data could cost you as much as $89.99.
This is cheaper compared to AT&T’s 20 GB data plan. The latter charges you $200 per month when you add it to your unlimited text and voice calls. Sprint on the other hand is offering an unlimited data plan with unlimited text and calls for $110.
T-Mobile is hoping that this new unlimited data plan could further boost the number of their subscribers. They are currently lagging behind market leaders Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
4G LTE technology is coming to T-Mobile next year so be sure to include this in your decision before you sign up for this service.
This new unlimited 4G data plan will be available to US consumers beginning September 5.
Unlimited data plan subscribers from Verizon will soon be forced to adjust their Facebook habits as the company plans to launch a new tiered offering this coming summer.
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that the company’s 3G unlimited plan that customers enjoyed for about a year now will be switched to a tiered offering. The company will migrate all existing subscribers and 4G LTE customers to a data share plan.
Verizon has previously said that they will be introducing this data share plan this summer. This will allow members of a same family plan to share data each month.
The company terminated their unlimited data plan last July. Their rival AT&T did this a year ago.
Shammo said, “Everyone will be on data share. When they migrate off 3G they will have to go to data share. That is beneficial for us.”
The pricing of the plans have not yet been released. But according to Shammo, this will make it easier for families and small enterprises to connect multiple devices.
T-Mobile USA and Sprint Nextel still offers unlimited data plans to their subscribers. T-Mobile slows down users if they consume big data every month. Sprint on the other hand claims that they are the only carrier in the US that offers the unlimited data plan.