Printed from http://www.electronista.com

T-Mobile springs $30 prepaid plan with unlimited data, text

updated 09:35 am EDT, Mon October 3, 2011

T-Mobile tries to catch data crowd with 30 plan

T-Mobile started off the week by launching a new phone plan targeted at an audience much more focused on messaging than calls. A $30 prepaid plan will have just 100 minutes of voice but 'unlimited' data and unlimited text. It will support full HSPA+ speeds for the first 5GB and will cost 10 cents for every US minute over the included 100.

The carrier hasn't said if smartphones will support the feature, although it's presumed this will be limited to basic feature phones that don't shrink T-Mobile's average revenue per person.

Its option will be available only through Walmart stores and should take effect October 16.

The plan is likely a direct response to Virgin Mobile. Even with a price hike, Virgin for $35 provides 300 minutes, unlimited text, and real unlimited data with no speed drops. Virgin's lineup also allows the plan to be used with smartphones like the Motorola Triumph or LG Optimus Slider and not just simple phones.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

DoxieGo Portable Scanner

Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relativ ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News