Mobile launches low-priced data plan in response to coronavirus

Yolanda Curtis
March 25, 2020

With this in mind, T-Mobile is rolling out a new low-priced 5G plan for smartphones that will surely get your attention due to its price. T-Mobile Connect was to have launched once the T-Mobile-Sprint merger was finalized, but neither wireless carrier expects that to happen before April - perhaps longer, now that the COVID-19 outbreak has ground the economy to a halt.

T-Mobile Connect will be available starting March 25th. For 60 days after customers activate, it's just $15 per month for unlimited talk and text plus 2GB of high-speed smartphone data. This is a new low-priced plan that offers unlimited talk and text plus 2GB of high-speed smartphone data for $15 per month plus tax. Like the T-Mobile Connect plan, it'll include unlimited talk and text, plus 2GB of high-speed smartphone data.

The T-Mobile Connect plan was part of T-Mobile's merger settlement with various levels of government, including the state of California. This includes unlimited talk and text, along with 2GB of high-speed data. It also includes an offering called Annual Data Upgrade that will give an additional 500MB of monthly data, at no additional cost, for the next five years. T-Mobile's prepaid Metro subsidiary already offers a 10GB plan for $40 per month.

"Because communications infrastructure, like wireless networks, are classified as 'essential services, ' network engineers from T-Mobile and across the industry are out there day in and day out working to ensure critical communications services are there for our customers", wrote Ray. Which puts it at half the price of its current cheapest plan. Originally expected after the finalization of the Sprint merger, the new option arrives at an all-important time. "So everyone can stay connected". The offer is half the price of the previous one and was scheduled to launch after the company's takeover of Sprint is completed next month.

As the novel coronavirus pandemic forces businesses to shutter, T-Mobile claims Connect is ideal for Americans who are struggling financially. In New York City, Ray said T-Mobile has seen an 86% increase in subscribers with limited mobility, "meaning they connect to cell sites only in their primary location". The first of those benefits, launching tomorrow, March 24th, will be a free two-month subscription to YouTube Premium if you're an Un-carrier subscriber.

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