T-Mobile’s new plan promises unlimited 5G data without slowdowns


A T-Mobile employee wearing a black t-shirt with the T-Mobile logo.

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  • T-Mobile has launched a Magenta Max plan that provides unlimited 5G data with no throttling.
  • You’ll additionally get 4K streaming, unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi and different perks.
  • It shall be obtainable on February 24 at $57 per line with three traces.

Do you miss the times when unlimited data plans have been really unlimited? T-Mobile is betting you do — it’s launching a new Magenta Max plan that provides unlimited data with zero throttling or de-prioritization, letting you benefit from 5G’s elevated speeds.

Pay $57 per line for 3 traces ($47 monthly throughout a promo) and T-Mobile will mate that unlimited on-device data with 4K video streaming and unrestricted Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi. You’ll additionally get perks like a regular Netflix plan for households (fundamental Netflix for people), premium rip-off safety and quicker 256Kbps data when touring outdoors of North America. Max is changing Magenta Plus, so you may anticipate the identical $85 monthly pricing for a single line.

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T-Mobile can be introducing a new normal plan that provides ‘unlimited’ data with full velocity for the primary 100GB you employ, 480p streaming, 5GB of hotspot data, one-hour use of Gogo Wi-Fi, and fundamental Netflix for households. It’ll usually price $47 per line for 3 traces, however it’ll drop to $40 per line for a “limited time.”

Magenta Max shall be obtainable beginning February 24.

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There’s no thriller to T-Mobile’s technique for its new unlimited plan. It’s hoping to reel in AT&T and Verizon clients (disclaimer: this writer additionally writes for Verizon-owned Engadget) who use large quantities of data and are prepared to pay for a premium for it. The pricing, not less than, seems to favor T-Mobile. AT&T and Verizon each cost extra per line for his or her greatest plans, and nonetheless have tender caps of 100GB and 50GB respectively.

It’s not fairly a decisive victory, although. While T-Mobile does supply true unlimited data AT&T and Verizon additionally supply bonuses like HBO Max and Disney Plus as a part of their plans. You might find yourself paying extra for those who have been already inclined to make use of these media companies. Magenta Max can nonetheless be compelling, however it makes essentially the most sense for those who’re primarily enthusiastic about general-use data or don’t thoughts separate subscriptions.


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