T-Mobile Bows $15 Monthly Plan — With Restrictions

With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, T-Mobile March 25 launched its lowest-priced smartphone plan ahead of a previously announced bow following completion of its merger with Sprint.

Dubbed “T-Mobile Connect,” the new plan is half the price of T-Mobile’s lowest priced plan — for unlimited talk and text plus 2GB high-speed smartphone data, including access to T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network.

But there are additional costs in the details. In addition to taxes & fees, a $10 SIM starter kit may be required. Thus, for a $25 base fee, subscribers get 5GB of high-speed smartphone data for use in the United States only. T-Mobile Connect is also offering an “annual data upgrade,” affording subs an additional 500MB of monthly data at no additional cost for the next five years.

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T-Mobile is also launching lower-priced plans and offers for Metro by T-Mobile, including a $15 plan that’s good for 60 days after activation.

MetroSmart Hotspot devices will be half off, and the $35 per month data plan will include 20GB — double the normal monthly data — for the next 60 days.

“Right now, having a reliable, low-cost connection is absolutely crucial for Americans, and with many facing financial strain, time is of the essence,” John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, said in a statement.

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The wireless carrier is also giving all current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile subs (as of March 13) who have legacy plans without unlimited high-speed data, unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).

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