T-Mobile One

T-Mobile is trying to phase out its Simple Choice plans, replacing them with ONE. The tagline:

One price. All unlimited. For everyone.

One Price?

But of course, that’s not totally accurate. It’s $70 per month per line, but tethering is only up to 3G speeds, video is limited to 480p, and international roaming, while technically available, is limited to 128kbps. So how do you get around this?

With a second price, called One Plus. For $25/month/line, you get unlimited LTE tethering, HD video, and international roaming up to 3G speeds – a feature that used to come with Simple Choice plans.

All Unlimited?

So other than the limits above, there’s one other limit. If you use more data than the 97th percentile of customers (currently 26GB), you will see your speed throttled.

For Everyone … Or Else

Sure, you can keep your Simple Choice plan if you want, but you’ll miss out on special offers, and at some point we’ll phase them out anyway. It really is for everyone.

Pretty Sneaky, Sis

I wanted to avoid switching to T-Mobile One, but alas, I took too long trying to decide on ordering an iPhone 7, and they changed their special offer to require the new plan if you wanted the trade-in deal. Hopefully they’ll continue to adjust the plan favorably for customers; international 3G as a standard feature would be a great start.