T-Mobile Launches Contract-free Data-only Plans

Thanks to our growing array of gadgets with cellular capabilities, our need for data grows by the day. However, signing up for a data plan often involves committing to as much as two years with a specific carrier, which doesn't suit everyone. Wireless carrier T-Mobile this week announced the addition of contract-free data-only passes to its portfolio of plans. 

T-Mobile's no contract mobile broadband service passes debuted this weekend and will start at $15 for a one-week 300MB pass. The rest of the options are monthly passes that range in price from $25 (for 1.5GB) to $50 (for 5GB). The passes are available for customers boasting the Sonic 4G or T-Mobile 4G mobile hotspots as well as the Rocket 3.0 data stick. The Galaxy Tab 10.1, 7,0 Plus and SpringBoard are also covered.

"Although most of our mobile broadband customers choose postpaid rate plans for the best device prices and data rates, we know that many of our customers want the flexibility to be able to experience mobile broadband without committing to an annual contract up front," said Jeremy Korst, vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. "With better pricing and new features like an auto-refill option and a simpler purchase experience, T-Mobile's No Annual Contract mobile broadband passes make it easier and more affordable than ever to experience high-speed Internet on the go on a range of devices."

These no contract mobile broadband passes are available as of yesterday, May 20.

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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    1) Contract-free data plans are the norm for the rest of the world. Welcome to the present, US.

    2) $15 for 300 MB? I find you funny, T-Mobile. Over here, it's $17 for 3GB per month. $25 gets you 5GB. Also, these prices are considered outrageously high here and some service providers offer better ones.

    3) Oh, and did I mention that here it's available no matter which device you're using?

    :D

    You're still behind, US. Lame.
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  • Godlover1133
    @asamarz Stop taking offense to the truth. We are paying way to much in general for data packages. Its not bashing to say that $15 for 300MB is stupid, IT IS. Wake up and look around you, when it comes to the mobile sector, we are paying outrageous prices in comparison to the rest of the world. However, if you were to show me that the performance level is much better for these prices than the rest of the world, then your argument would make sense. Until then, stop defending high prices. Thanks.
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    1) Contract-free data plans are the norm for the rest of the world. Welcome to the present, US.

    2) $15 for 300 MB? I find you funny, T-Mobile. Over here, it's $17 for 3GB per month. $25 gets you 5GB. Also, these prices are considered outrageously high here and some service providers offer better ones.

    3) Oh, and did I mention that here it's available no matter which device you're using?

    :D

    You're still behind, US. Lame.
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  • asamarz
    @amk-aka-Phantom way to compare apples to oranges. Over here in the U.S., while we may not have everything set up the same as other counties, T-Mobile is one of the only U.S. companies to offer this much of a variety of no-contract plans. Also, you say the prices of these plans are outragious. Have you seen AT&T's prics? Or Verizon's? Talk about overpriced. T-Mobile is one of the least expensive nationwide carriers. They offer very competetive pricing out here. So next time you start bashing something, try to learn some facts first. Thanks.
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  • existencenow
    Since when is ~ 75$ Minimum Per Line Competitive, Let alone your LOCKED into said contract with upwards of 325$ Fines for breaking contract. This is one of the most tempting feature sets to come to the smart phone market. With the 50$ dollars saved by having a data device, using a service like Skype for "phone" calls and offloading most of the usage to personal in home WiFi. This is a fantastic feature.
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