T-Mobile to offer truly unlimited data plan September 5th

Remember when it was the norm for wireless phone carriers to have unlimited data plans, with no overage fees? That started to change a couple of years ago, as Verizon and AT&T dumped those plans and made customers pay more if they went over a certan cap. T-Mobile also changed its unlimited plan and forced its users to deal with reduced data speeds once they reached a certain cap.

Until today, only Sprint had a truly unlimited data plan for its phones, with no data caps or throttling. Now it looks like T-Mobile will be joining Sprint in that regard. The company announced today that it will launch the Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data starting on September 5th.

T-Mobile says that this new plan will have "no data caps, speed limits or bill shock, as well as fast, dependable nationwide 4G coverage." In terms of pricing, T-Mobile will charge both new and current customers $20 a month if the new data plan is added to a customer's Value talk and text plan or $30 a month when it is added to a Classic plan.

This new move by T-Mobile is clearly an attempt to take some customers away from Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. T-Mobile is the fourth largest wireless carrier in the US but has seen its market share and customers go down in recent years.

Source: T-Mobile press release
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