Thrilled with the news from T-Mobile this morning about their new (additional?) introductory $40 Simple Starter plan. I’m currently on the $50 Simple Choice plan which includes 1GB of data and unlimited text and calls. About a month ago, they bumped the data allotment from the original 500mb. Since I rarely surpass 300mb of data each month, today’s announcement means I can return to my regular 500mb plan and save $10.
Under T-Mobile’s Simple Starter plan, a customer loses data access at 500 MB. Once a customer gets near the 500 MB limit, a message pops up offering the ability to pay for additional data. A customer can pay $5 for an additional 500 MB for the day, or $10 for 1 GB to be used over the next week.
One of the biggest difference with this new $40 plan is how T-Mobile handles your data cap limit. On Simple Choice, your data speeds are “throttled”. Practically speaking, you can’t do anything at this speed. You’re better served searching for your nearest Wi-fi hotspot.
Today’s Simple Starter plan will instead prompt you to buy additional data. I only wish that it would allow you to use this purchased data until the end of the billing period, rather than expire in 1 day or 1 week.