T-Mobile USA to offer unlimited data plans

Reuters

Wireless telecom firm T-Mobile USA (Bellevue, Wash., U.S.A.) said it will begin offering unlimited data service plans starting July 24. The unlimited plans will be available with a two-year agreement for new and existing customers.

T-mobile said the plans offer single-line and multiline options with a range of price points for talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 gigabytes (GB), 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data-- with no data overage charges.

“Consumers want more value and flexibility in how they purchase wireless,” said a T-Mobile spokesperson. “That’s why today, T-Mobile is unveiling its new Value plans, offering consumers, flexible, affordable options.”
This move comes after both AT&T and Verizon stopped offering unlimited data plans.

AT&T, who stopped offering unlimited data services to smartphones last year, used to offer an unlimited plan for $30 a month. Now AT&T offers two plans: a $15 per month for 200 MB of usage, and a $25 per month for 2 GB of usage.

Verizon Wireless just recently stopped offering unlimited data services to new customers in July. According to Verizon spokesperson, Brenda Raney this allowed customers to “pay for what they need.”

Verizon now offers three data plans: $30 per month for 2 GB of usage, $50 per month for 5 GB, and $80 per month for 10 GB. A $10 charge is issued to each addition gigabyte of data used over the plan.

(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore; Editing by Vinu Pilakkott)

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