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T-Mobile removing international plan, might bump hotspot for One Plus plan
- T-Mobile will terminate the T-Mobile One Plus International plan tomorrow, August 10.
- The International plan is the carrier’s most expensive offering at $95 per month.
- To compensate for its removal, T-Mobile might offer a hotspot data bump to One Plus subscribers.
Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced a new, lower-tier service plan: T-Mobile Essentials. While the new plan isn’t the best deal for one line, users who need two or more lines could save quite a bit of money with Essentials.
It appears the addition of a new plan wasn’t the only change T-Mobile had in mind for this week. We just found out – via Android Headlines – that the Uncarrier is going to remove the T-Mobile One Plus International plan, which is (as of now, anyway) its most expensive offering.
T-Mobile didn’t give any specific reason for its intention to remove the plan, other than it’s looking to simplify its line-up.
The One Plus International plan includes every perk that T-Mobile offers:
- Unlimited talk, text, and data (throttled after ~50GB)
- Free Netflix for accounts with two lines or more
- Taxes and fees included
- 1080p quality video streams
- Unlimited in-flight texting and data
- Unlimited LTE mobile hotspot data
- Unlimited international calls to landlines and mobile lines
- Unlimited 4G LTE data in Canada and Mexico
- Fastest international data available
The cost of the One Plus International plan is $95 per month for one line.
T-Mobile says that those who are already on the plan will be grandfathered into the price and features, but new sign-ups for the service will stop starting tomorrow, August 10.
If you compare the features of the One Plus plan (which isn’t going anywhere) to the One Plus International plan, the three significant differences are the ability to make unlimited international calls to landlines and mobile lines in various countries, unlimited 4G LTE hotspot data, and unlimited 4G LTE data in Canada and Mexico.
So really, if you aren’t constantly traveling internationally, the One Plus International plan only offers one benefit: unlimited 4G LTE hotspot data.
To make up for the removal of this feature, the rumor is that T-Mobile is going to bump the 4G hotspot data of the One Plus plan from 10GB per month to 20GB per month. This, allegedly, won’t result in a price increase for current subscribers.
With the One Plus International plan’s removal, there will be three core plans from T-Mobile: Essentials, One, and One Plus. One line on each will cost $60, $70, and $80 respectively. However, the Essentials price of $60 doesn’t include taxes and fees in the price, while the other two are flat rates.
Read more about the new Essentials plan here.