T-Mobile has a big announcement in the pipeline for next week, most likely preparing a major overhaul of its main plans in anticipation of a Sprint merger predicted to finally wrap up early next year, but until then, the “Un-carrier” seems to have recently made a small and discreet change to its prepaid lineup.
Naturally, the new Plus plan costs extra, starting at $60 for one line of service and setting you back an additional 30 bucks a month for lines number two through five. That’s only $10 more than the pricing scheme of the non-Plus option, which feels pretty fair.
Interestingly, the T-Mobile Simply Prepaid Unlimited Plus features are not perfectly mirrored by any of the unlimited options available over at Magenta’s Metro “flagship” prepaid brand. Instead, Metro by T-Mobile can hook you up with 5 gigs of hotspot data starting at $50 a month or a 15GB monthly tethering quota in exchange for $60 and up. Meanwhile, Verizon’s $65 unlimited prepaid plan may come with no mobile hotspot perks, but at the same time, it does include unlimited calling to Mexico and Canada, which costs extra at T-Mobile. In other words, it’s all very complicated, but more choice is always a good thing.