T-Mobile Intros 'Simply Prepaid' Plans
T-Mobile today announced a new series of plans called Simply Prepaid. The trio of plans offer unlimited data, text, and talk with scalable access to LTE 4G (the "unlimited data" applies only to 2G access). The entry-level plan costs $40 per month and includes 1GB of LTE; the mid-tier plan costs $50 per month and includes 3GB of LTE; and the high-end plan costs $60 per month and includes 5GB of LTE. Customers who exceed their LTE allotment will be throttled down to 128kbps for the remainder of the billing period. The Simply Prepaid plans are limited to a maximum speed of 8Mbps, even on LTE, and don't include Data Stash, tethering, Music Freedom, or Simple Global features. Taxes and fees are extra. T-Mobile's Simply Prepaid plans will be available beginning Jan. 25.
Cricket Adds More Data to Low-Cost Plans
Cricket Wireless today added more data to its bottom two prepaid service plans in a bid to keep up with similar offers from Boost Mobile and MetroPCS. With Cricket's auto-pay discount, the Basic plan costs $35 per month and now includes unlimited talk, text, and 2.5GB of high-speed data per month (up from 1GB).
T-Mobile Gives MetroPCS Unlimited Music Streaming, Too
MetroPCS today announced a handful of new features that mirror services offered by its parent company, T-Mobile. First, MetroPCS customers now have access to Music Unlimited, which, like T-Mobile's Music Freedom, lets customers stream unlimited music over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment.
Verizon Debuts $80 Unlimited Plan for Prepaid Service
Verizon Wireless today added an unlimited data option to its series of prepaid plans. According to Verizon's web site, the new $80 plan includes unlimited high-speed service without a contract, though video is capped at 480p and prepaid customers may see slower speeds when the network is congested.
T-Mobile's GoSmart Mobile Debuts $30 Facebook Plan
GoSmart Mobile, a prepaid business operated by T-Mobile, introduced a new entry-level plan today that offers unlimited LTE access to Facebook. The plan costs $30 per month and also includes unlimited talk and text and up to 1GB of 3G data.
Further cannibalization of MetroPCS market...
They have plastered the T-Mobile name on EVERYTHING: In-store marketing, TV/Radio spots, to even the splash screen when you startup a Metro phone. They've adopted Metro's 4for100 holiday promo plan but then offered more data. Now they've adopted Metro's regular plans. Couple that with shoveling their year old leftover phones/Tablets (Galaxy Light, ZTE Z-MAX, etc) and the picture seems pretty clear.
T-Mobile has opened up new Markets for MetroPCS and get the occassional shout from John Legere but it seems to me that...
Simply more expensive
Try again John Legere; you're looking like the guys you slam.
if I'm reading that article