T-Mobile has revamped their Simply Prepaid Plans for the better. All plans now include more data and features while keeping prices the same.
The new data allotments are as follows:
- $40/month 3GB of 4G LTE data (up from 1GB)
- $50/month for 5GB of 4G LTE data (up from 3GB)
- $60/month for 10GB data (up from 8GB)
Previously the Simply Prepaid Plans had their data speeds capped at 8Mbps but today that restriction was lifted. This helps give T-Mobile an edge feature-wise against similarly priced and rival Cricket Wireless which still speed restricts its plans to 8Mbps download.
The plans also include Music Unlimited so that you don't have to use your high speed data allotment up while listening to streaming music from select providers. It is unclear how Music Unlimited differs from Music Freedom which T-Mobile still says is not included with its Simply Prepaid Plans
One area these plans generally lag behind Cricket Wireless, aside from geographic area the network covers, is that T-Mobile is charging $5/month to get unlimited calling to and from the USA to any number in Mexico and Canada. The $5 add on allows you to use your phone, including 4G LTE data while traveling in Mexico and Canada. Cricket's plans include international roaming and calling from within and to those countries on its $45 and up plans.
In addition to these changes, T-Mobile has also dropped the cost of its unlimited talk and text plan with no data to $25 down from $35.