Yesterday, a leaked document from TmoNews circulated online and poked at the idea that a Data-Only plan could be released as an option to T-Mobile subscribers. Clarifying the information, however, T-Mobile shared that the Data-Only plan has actually been available for some time and has been intended for the deaf and hard-of-hearing customers who don't really need or want voice service. The Un-carrier clarifies that the plan is actually available to everyone even though it isn't marketed by the company or sold online.
Now that more people are learning about the Data-Only plans and have shown an interest for it, T-Mobile has decided to talk about it futher. If you are among these individuals, you may head over to a T-Mobile store and get the Simple Choice Data-Only plan. Among the plan options include:
2GB - $20 per month
6GB - $35 per month
10GB - $50 per month
14GB - $65 per month
18GB - $80 per month
22GB - $95 per month
Each plan includes unlimited texting and data with the allotted limit per month. While voice calls are not available, subscribers may make 911 emergency calls. The pricing for the plans are available per-line and is not offered as a typical family plan, wherein additional lines can be obtained for a cheaper price.
If you decide to get one of T-Mobile's Data-Only plans, you could save up to $30 a month. Instead of relying on traditional cellphone calling services, you can make use of the free voice calling options available on apps such as Skype, Facebook, FaceTime, or WhatsApp. If you've already been using these apps, you can save more from your monthly phone service by going for T-Mobile's Simple Choice Data-Only plan.
Apart from T-Mobile, other carriers also offer a Data-Only plan. Sprint offers a similar unlimited data-only $40 monthly plan but exclusively offers it to deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. Meanwhile, Verizon offers a similar data-only plan at $55 for 2GB of data and unlimited texting. By far, T-Mobile's Simple Choice Data-Only plans cost less compared to these carriers.