“T-Mobile is changing how we think about carriers, there’s no doubt about that,” Nate Swanner reports for TNW. “But Uncarrier 12 — which brought us unlimited data — is like most of the company’s other moves: it’s smoke and mirrors.”
“The highlights of the latest move by T-Mobile are unlimited LTE data, talk and text as well as free roaming in Mexico and Canada. Individuals pay $70 per month, and those on a family plan pay $40 per line,” Swanner reports. “My problem with Uncarrier 12 is that these aren’t optional plans. Moving forward, all new and ‘upgrading’ customers will be pushed onto these plans. The plan also comes with unlimited tethering — at 2G speeds. That’s stone-age. If you want LTE tethering, you’ll have to pay an extra $15 per month.”
“And all that video you watch? It’s limited to 480p resolution, now. If you want 720, 1080 or 4K video, it’ll cost you another $25 per month,” Swanner reports. “The company calls it ’T-Mobile One,’ and the announcement video is ripe with John Legere’s typical bullshit. He says (emphasis mine) ‘you should have the freedom to just use your phone however the heck you want to use it.‘ Except it’s exactly what the plan prevents us from doing… If you want to get real, T-Mobile just turned $65 into $95 — or $110 if you tether.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: As always, read the fine print (and between the lines) of these carrier “deals.”
So, what’dya have for us, AT&T, Verizon, and – *gulp* – Sprint?
T-Mobile kills data plans and goes all in on unlimited data – August 18, 2016