U.S. mobile carrier, T-Mobile, announced today that they would be adding to their Simple Starter plan with a new data option, where users can quadruple their data for less money than other competitor companies. This is apparently a limited–time deal and can change at any time. The offer is supposed to start on Wednesday, September 3rd. Just a few days ago, the company announced an offer of one year of free LTE data to new customers that will begin on August 29th.
The starting price of T-Mobile’s Simple Starter plan is $40, and that includes unlimited text, talk and 500MB of LTE data. Starting September 9th, for an additional $5 per month, customers can get 2GB of data. This addition is supposed to serve as a better option for overage fees charged by competitor carriers. John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile stated:
People who use loads of data use T-Mobile. And it’s no wonder. The old guard telecoms punish people for using more data on their networks with crazy overage charges and fees. Get Verizon’s $50 plan and use just one gig more data, and the price jumps to $65. It’s crazy. At T-Mobile, we designed our network data-strong so our customers could use the hell out of it. And that’s just what they’re doing.