T-Mobile's New Unlimited Plans Are Only For Baby Boomers

T-Mobile is back to calling out the other carriers today, and this time around, it's focusing on pulling in a major source of revenue for Verizon and AT&T: baby boomers. T-Mobile has introduced a new version of its ONE unlimited plan that is exclusively available to customers who are 55 and older. If you think I'm joking about that, then you should know that T-Mobile is actually going to check your ID when you try to sign up for this plan.

If your ID does, in fact, state that you are 55 or older, then you stand to save a fair amount of money on T-Mobile's unlimited plan. With T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+, you can get two lines for a grand total of $60 per month. Taxes and fees are included in that price, though it's worth pointing out that this price also assumes that you sign up for Autopay (as every other unlimited plan does).

T-Mobile's ONE plan typically costs $120 for two lines (before any discounts you may qualify for), so this is actually a pretty solid deal. If you don't have two lines you want to put on T-Mobile, you'll still save on a single line with the ONE Unlimited 55+, which knocks the single line price down from $70 to $50. That's pretty decent, but it's clear that the biggest savings are to be had on accounts with more than one line.

T-Mobile is basically launching an offensive on the "senior" plans offered by Verizon and AT&T here. In the video you see above, T-Mobile CEO John Legere specifically calls out AT&T's Senior Nation plan, which only offers 200 anytime minutes and 500 night and weekend minutes with no data in sight. The assumption that boomers and older don't need or want data is patronizing, Legere says.

If this sounds like something you want to take advantage of, you can hit up T-Mobile on August 9 to sign up for a plan. While there are a lot of similarities between T-Mobile's unlimited plans and the plans from the rest of the big four carriers, I have to say that this is a pretty excellent deal if you happen to find yourself in the right age group. What do you think of it? Head down to the comments section and let us know!