T-Mobile Now Offering Cheapest Unlimited Data, Calling and Texting Plan

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T-Mobile has just begun offering a new service plan that includes unlimited voice calls, texts, and Wireless Data — including access to this carrier’s 4G network. This plan costs $80 a month, less expensive than comparable plans from competitors.

For comparison, Verizon’s equivalent plan is $120 a month, and Sprint’s is $110. AT&T doesn’t offer a plan with unlimited data, but its “all you can eat” voice and text option with the largest amount of data — 2 GB — is $115 a month. 

Not Exactly Unlimited Data
Those who are interested in T-Mobile’s new service plan should be aware that while there’s no limit on how much data can be exchanged in each billing cycle, consumers who exceed 2 GB of usage in a billing month will have their data transfer speeds slowed down considerably until their next billing cycle begins.

T-MobileThis is not unusual. Verizon also throttles its customer’s data speeds after they have exchanged a significant amount of data, while AT&T doesn’t offer an unlimited data plan at all. Only Sprint has a completely unlimited data plan. 

There are no equivalent limits on customer’s voice calls or texts. T-Mobile’s new service plans apparently allow users to talk as much as they want or send as many text messages as they choose.

Geographic Considerations
Another factor to weigh is that T-Mobile’s cellular-wireless network is primarily concentrated in cities and suburbs. The carrier has relatively weak coverage in rural areas.

The same is true of the rival carrier AT&T, while Verizon’s network is considerably more extensive. Sprint’s network is nearly as large as Verizon’s.  

In addition, T-Mobile is still in the process of rolling out its 4G HSPA+ network. It currently reached about 200 million people nationwide. Also, users must have a 4G-capable smartphone to access this high-speed service.

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