T-Mobile Evolves Prepaid Mobile Data with New Plans

Evan Selleck - Oct 13, 2010, 12:15 pm CDT
T-Mobile Evolves Prepaid Mobile Data with New Plans

Even as prepaid plans get better, it’s the post-paid and contract-based plans that seem to get all of the attention. But, as prepaid plans look better and better, especially with their unlimited offerings in one capacity or another, it’s no surprise that T-Mobile would be aiming to “evolve” the mobile data plans for prepaid customers, by bringing them new plans that include voice and text messaging, as well as options for those who need mobile data plans.

The new plans are set to roll out on October 18th, and include five different options. The first, at the top of the list, is the $70 per month option, which includes unlimited minutes and text messages, and gives the customer 2GB of data to consume for the month. The other unlimited option is $50 per month, which brings unlimited talk and text, and offers 100MB of data. Customers will also be able to choose a plan that includes unlimited text, with voice calls costing $.10 per minute.

But, that’s not all. T-Mobile is also announcing that, beginning next week, T-Mobile will be offering their first mobile broadband prepaid plans. Customers will even get the opportunity to pick up the wireless carrier’s Jet Prepaid USB laptop stick. It will be available to order from T-Mobile’s website beginning October 18th, but if you want to wait to pick it up in a store, you’ll have to wait until October 20th.

There are three plan options for the Jet prepaid USB laptop stick: $10 for a week pass, which will give customers 100MB. Or $30 per month for 300MB of data per month. Finally, customers can choose the $50 per month plan, which will give them 1GB of data per month. You can see the full official statement below.

Official Statement

Prepaid Monthly Phone Data Plans
On Oct. 18, T-Mobile plans to introduce a suite of new prepaid plans that include voice and text messaging service, as well as several options for prepaid data service. These plans include the first prepaid that allows customers to use any combination of minutes or messages up to 1,500 from a major carrier in the U.S. Plans include:
$70/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 2 GB of Data
$50/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 100 MB of Data
$30/month 1,500 Talk and Text (mix and match voice and text messages) with 30 MB of Data
Unlimited Text and $0.10/minute
$1.49/day Web DayPass

T-Mobile Jet Prepaid USB Laptop Stick & Rate Plans
Next week, T-Mobile will also launch its first prepaid mobile broadband offerings, including the new T-Mobile Jet Prepaid USB Laptop Stick, in white.
The T-Mobile Jet Prepaid USB Laptop Stick comes in white, pre-packaged with a prepaid SIM card, user guide, and plug & play connection manager software. Available on T-Mobile.com on Oct. 18 and in T-Mobile retail stores on Oct. 20.

Customers interested in trying mobile broadband or those who aren’t frequent users can take advantage of several prepaid mobile broadband service options:
$10 week pass (100 MB)
$30 month pass (300 MB)
$50 month pass (1 GB)

T-Mobile’s prepaid mobile broadband plans have no annual contract, no credit check, no overages and can be used with any of the company’s mobile broadband products.

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