T-Mobile Debuts Low-Cost Data Plans

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Last week it was just speculation, this week it’s true: T-Mobile has launched low-cost data plans and tethering services for folks looking for value in their mobile data capabilities. T-Mobile customers now have two options for wireless data: with a two-year agreement, users can get up to 200 MB of data a month for $10, or pay-as-the-go without a contract for $15 a month for the same 200MB. An unlimited plan is still available for $30 per month.

“We’re heading into this holiday season with [..] low-cost data service plans and even easier ways to give T-Mobile products as gifts, and we believe families will make the move to smartphones—enriching how they communicate in the new year,” said T-Mobile USA chief marketing officer Cole Brodman, in a statement.

In addition to dat plans, T-Mobile is also offering a new tethering service plan that enables Wi-Fi devices to use a T-Mobile 3G device for Internet access. Customers who subscribe to the $30/month “Web—Unlimited” plan can add tethering capability for an additional $14.99 per month.

The service plans may be particularly appealing to data mavens since T-Mobile has rolled out high-bandwidth HSPA+ (so-called 3.5G) service in many of its coverage areas, giving T-Mobile devices a bandwidth bost over services from competitors.

T-Mobile hasn’t announced when the new services will be available to consumers save to say they’ll be available “this holiday season,” but it would be logical if the comapny introduced the plans at the same time it rolls out new phones. Coincidentally, T-Mobile is doing that very thing this week with the T-Mobile Comet, LG Optimus T, Motorola Defy, and the Motorola Charm. Unsurprisingly, all those devices run Android and will have prices under $100 with a two-year agreement, and the Huawei-made T-Mobile Comet (with a 2.8-inch 320 by 240-pixel display, 3.2 megapixel camera, Android 2.2 and a 528 MHz processor) will come in under $10 after rebates

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