T-Mobile is making a few changes to its Simple Choice plans that will give most subscribers more data, more tethering, and bring free international texting to everyone on March 23. According to T-Mobile’s press release, the International texting will be available in 120 countries worldwide. They have also increased their roaming to 122 countries.
The new plans increase the amount of data a subscriber gets across the board. In their new system, the data caps will be 1GB for $50, 3GB for $60, 5GB for $70, and unlimited will see a $10 price bump to $80. This is compared to 500MB and 2.5GB respectively, with 5GB being a brand new option. Of course, calling and texting remain unlimited at all prices. If you’re among the T-Mobile subscribers who are currently paying $70 a month for unlimited data, T-Mobile will give you the option to remain on that plan if you so choose.
It’s also worth noting that the data increase isn’t limited to the usual phone data but also to tethering. Under the new pricing system, each plan will have an equal amount of phone data and tethering. So if you get the 1GB data plan, you’ll also get 1GB of tethering. Unlimited data subscribers will have up to 5GB of tethering on their plans. Note, if you currently hold the $70 unlimited plan, your data will not go up. You’ll have to upgrade to the $80 unlimited plan in order to see that extra 2.5GB of tethering.
It’s hard to find anything wrong with this move because there’s really nothing wrong with it. T-Mobile is giving each tier a little more data which is never a bad move. The pricing is going up as well but it was only a matter of time before T-Mobile’s prices got a slight bump. If you’re one of those with a $30 per month plan, we are unsure at this time if T-Mobile will continue to have that super cheap option for people who just need phone service.
Other than the price bump, the rest of these changes should be a pretty welcome arrival for T-Mobile subscribers. Will any T-Mobile subscribers be going all the way up to the $80 per month plan for that 5GB of tethering? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.