Unlimited Everything Plan (sort-of)
T-mobile has some pretty impressive lines of service. I’ve been a customer since Android hit the market and I can testify to that quality of service. At one time it did offer a whopping 10 Terabytes of streaming data per month, but nothing is perfect (even for T-mo). But is it truly unlimited data?
The data, T-mobile claims, is Unlimited (sort-of). I really dislike putting that condition in but it’s worth noting that offering unlimited tethering has not been on the plate of any carrier in a very long time (if ever). You do get Unlimited Talk, Text messaging, and Data on 2 lines. Each additional line is $40 and you get the same deal. You get Unlimited Texting from the US, Unlimited Data in over 120 countries, and Unlimited Data on flights via GoGo. What more could you ask for?
What about Unlimited Tethering?
There are probably multiple good reasons that T-mobile has for not allowing unlimited Tethering. The one I can think of first is abuse, but what about those who only ever use tethering for home purposes and never exceed more than 10 GB? Sorry, the Unlimited Everything Plan has one limit, and that is Tethering at 5 GB LTE speeds per month.
A Good Deal
Yes, it is a a good deal. I currently pay $70 per month for the unlimited everything plan. I have 2 additional phones one at $30 and another at $10. Each of these phones gets 1 GB of LTE speed data. When I take this new plan I will get the first two phones for the same price, but the 2nd one will get unlimited data. The 3rd phone doesn’t use much more than 250 MB per month, so it won’t need more data.
T-mobile is still breaking records and picking up customers left and right from its competitors. And the only way to get ahead is to do something that the competition is unwilling to do. But until data is either more accessible or deregulated, we may never see a “truly” unlimited data plan. Until then, T-mobile has a pretty good deal and is certainly setting a new standard.