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T-Mobile changing prepaid plans

Somehow I missed this last week. I have no idea how. It kind of changes the results of yesterday’s prepaid showdown. According to information obtained by, T-Mobile will change its prepaid rate plans this month. These include two tiers of unlimited plans, plus a high-usage offering that will compete with Straight Talk. They’ve also made a minor change to their pay-as-you-go plans, which I can’t remember changing at all since I started editing this site.

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As the image above describes, there are now four monthly prepaid options. The big one is the $70 plan, which includes unlimited talk and text plus 2GB of data. This certainly signals that T-Mobile will start to offer better phones for prepaid. The $50 plan remains the same, but will now include 100MB of data, which is perfect for QWERTY feature phones.

I expect the $30 plan to be the most popular. It provides 1,500 minutes or messages. Users can use those 1,500 units however they see fit. That comes in a bit below Straight Talk’s offering, but T-Mobile has the name recognition behind it. There is also something to be said for the flexibility. The $30 plan includes 30MB of data.

In terms of the pay-as-you-go side, T-Mobile has made a slight change. They have simply changed the $25 card to $30, raising the number of minutes from 130 to 160. That actually works out for the user. With the $25 card minutes were 19.2 cents per minute; with the $30 card they’re 18.75 cents.

It sounds like this will be coming in a week, on Wednesday, October 20.

2 Responses

  1. Ike Denvers Says

    They are are reported to be getting rid of
    1)Sidekick plan
    2)Hourly Pass Data plan (replaced with Daily Pass unlimited data for 1.49)
    3)Pay the the day.

    I’ll miss numbers one and three. Two, not so much.

    Posted on October 13th, 2010 at 1:09 pm
  2. Bill White Says

    I have been useing T-Mobile a little over a year.I’m not sure about the future. Why wouldn’t T-Mobile contact me about there new pre-pay plan. I spend a $100.each time. Wonce in awhile $50.. This dosen’t look good for T-Mobile doe’s it ? I don’t want text, but I think I was charged from some out side sorce.So far I haven’t seen a recit

    Posted on January 2nd, 2011 at 6:08 pm

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