In addition to postpaid 4G plans, T-Mobile offers 3 prepaid mobile broadband plans for occasional use for a higher price. Here, I’ll cover postpaid 4G plans.
T-Mobile 4G Mobile Broadband Plans
|Mobile Broadband Plans||Price||Data||Overage Charges|
|10 GB Web access||$84.99||10 GB + Unlimited WiFi||None*|
|5 GB Web access||$49.99||5 GB + Unlimited WiFi||None*|
|200 MB Web access||$29.99||200 MB + Unlimited WiFi||None*|
*T-Mobile 3G/4G plans have no overage charges. Instead, speeds are throttled (i.e. severely slowed) until the next month until your next monthly billing cycle.
T-Mobile’s mobile broadband plans borrow some of the best elements from other carriers for a slightly better offering depending on your 3G or 4G needs.
Like AT&T 4G plans, they offer unlimited WiFi hotspot access with all plans. This is a win-win situation where they cut costs (WiFi is cheaper than mobile broadband) while offering unlimited service to customers at every Starbucks and Barnes & Noble store in addition to many other locations.
Like Sprint 4G plans, there are no overage charges. The difference between the two however, is that Sprint doesn’t throttle your speed at any point.
Like Verizon 4G plans, they offer a 10 GB option. While Verizon’s is cheaper by $5, T-Mobile’s added benefit of no overage charges may offset that extra cost. However, some users who prioritize speed over cost, may prefer Verizon’s $10/GB extra charge rather than throttling.
Is 10 GB, 5 GB or 200 MB Enough?
It all depends on what you use it for.
While T-Mobile doesn’t offer a chic data calculator tool like AT&T or Verizon, you can use either to get a grasp on how much data you need.
Try using Verizon’s tool first since their data caps are most similar to T-Mobile.
4G speed tests show T-Mobile as the 2nd fastest mobile broadband network. That’s a 226% improvement in speed since last year.
Also in this review:
- T-Mobile 4G Review
- T-Mobile 4G Plans Review
- T-Mobile 4G Speed Review
- T-Mobile 4G Broadband Cards & Mobile Hotspots Review