We’ve been covering T-Mobile’s plans to move away from a typical contract based business model towards being the first “Uncarrier” in the US. Well today a few details emerged about how T-Mobile’s pricing system will work, you can check out the full list of options in the picture below.
T-Mobile has confirmed that these “Uncarrier classic” plans will apply to its national retailers only, for example Target and Best Buy. The value plans will supposedly be constructed slightly differently in T-Mobile’s own stores, which are rumoured to start $50 and include a $70 unlimited data plan.
Unlimited talk time and texting will be included with all of the carrier’s data plans, and there’s a selection of data options ranging from 500MB for $60 and 12GB costing $130 for individual users. T-Mobile also has a range of family plans for different data and handsets requirements, which all seem quite reasonably price. Under the Uncarrier plans you’ll also be able to use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot without incurring any additional charges.
Unfortunately the unlimited data option excludes mobile tethering, but this plan will only cost $90 for as much data as you want. You can add the ability to use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot back on to the unlimited plan, but there are additional charges depending on how much data you want to use.
Rather than racking up enormous phone bills, T-Mobile has opted to simply cut off tethering once you reach your limit, but your standard mobile data will remain in good working order. You can have 500Mb worth of data for free, 2.5GB for an extra $10, and a decent 4.5GB of tethering will set you back $20.
Working out exactly what your allowances are will be simpler than before, and all of this comes with no contract strings attached, which is definitely an attractive factor when choosing between carriers. What do you think about T-Mobile’s pricing plan for its Uncarrier strategy?