T-Mobile's new Value plans broken down in leaked documentAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Over the weekend, T-Mobile officially added its new UNcarrier Value plan lineup to its website, allowing customers to sign up for a base $50 plan and then add more high-speed data (up to 12GB) and family plan lines as they need. T-Mobile has since simplified the plans page a bit, only showing customers the 500MB, 2GB and unlimited 4G data options, but all of the different add-ons could still be a bit confusing to interested consumers. A new leak from TmoNews may help clear up the situation, as the site has posted an internal T-Mobile document that breaks down all of the new Value plans and the add-ons, as well as their prices. A larger version is available at the bottom of this post.
As we saw yesterday, the base Value plan for individuals is $50 per month and includes unlimited talk, text and data, with 500MB of high-speed data and mobile hotspot included. Customers can then add $10 for an additional 2GB of high-speed data, all the way up to 12GB for $110 per month, or they can select unlimited 4G data for $70. However, customers that go the unlimited 4G data route must add mobile hotspot separately if that's something that they're interested in, with prices ranging from 500MB for $0 per month up to 4.5GB for $20 per month.
Family plans work in a manner similar to the individual offering. The base plan is $80 per month and includes two lines with unlimited talk, text and web, as well as 500MB of high-speed data. Each line must have its own data plan, but the document notes that each line can have different sizes of data buckets. For example, one line could have 8GB of high-speed data per month, while the other line gets 4GB. Additional data is available at a rate of 2GB for $10 per line.
Besides the new Value plan offerings, TmoNews notes that T-Mobile's prepaid plans are getting a bit of a refresh. The cheapest option includes 1500 minutes and messages as well as 30MB of data for $30 per month, and there are also unlimited talk and text options available with 500MB of data for $50 per month, 2.5GB for $60 or an unlimited data option fro $70. The leaked document also points out that, when it comes to signing up for a Value mobile broadband plan, T-Mobile customers that already have a voice plan will receive $10 per month off of the regular plan pricing.
There's not really much in the way of new information on T-Mobile's UNcarrier Value plans in today's leak, but this document does clearly lay out just about every option that a customer could sign up for in a straightforward, easy-to-understand format. It's also worth noting that previous leaks have indicated that T-Mobile's Classic plans will live on after the UNcarrier switch. However, they'll only be available a national retailers, as those stores don't have the systems necessary to deal with T-Mo's Value plans and their associated equipment installment payments. T-Mobile is expected to go into its UNcarrier Value plans, as well as its 4G LTE network launch plans, at an event on March 26.