T-Mobile is making big changes to its unlimited data plan


New and existing T-Mobile customers are going to be affected by changes to the wireless provider’s unlimited data plan.

The new plan starts June 2 and will be called Magenta. It replaces the T-Mobile One plan. Aside from the new name, here’s how Magenta is different from T-Mobile One…

T-Mobile introduces new unlimited data plan

  1. Mobile hotspot: Magenta adds 3GB of high-speed smartphone hotspot per line before being slowed to unlimited 3G tethering. T-Mobile One had no LTE hotspot.
  2. Netflix on Us benefit: Magenta includes Netflix Basic for families, not Netflix Standard. This comes after Netflix raised prices earlier this year. Starting in July, existing T-Mobile One customers with the Standard plan can pay $2 a month to keep it. To avoid paying extra, they can either turn off Netflix on Us or change to Magenta.

The price of T-Mobile’s unlimited plan is staying the same. Magenta starts at $70 per month for a single line. Taxes and fees are included.

“You’ll still get unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE smartphone data and all the Un-carrier benefits like taxes and fees included, weekly discounts and free stuff from T-Mobile Tuesdays, free data and texting in 210+ countries and destinations, an hour of Gogo inflight Wi-Fi and unlimited texting all flight long on domestic flights, and more,” T-Mobile said in a news release.

T-Mobile also announced that it will begin matching or beating discounts from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Examples include corporate, affiliate, military or senior service discounts. Learn more here.

Again, these changes go into effect June 2. See Clark’s guide to the best cell phone plans and deals for other plan options!

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