T-Mobile more than doubles the data it offers on 4-person family plans

T-Mobile is back on the attack against AT&T with a new family plan promotion. From July 30 to September 30, the Uncarrier will offer 10GB of 4G LTE data to families of four who sign up for a family plan for just $100. The data will be shared between all four people, averaging ~2.5GB per person.

Currently, T-Mobile offers a $100 four-person plan with 4GB of 4G LTE data to share for the same price. Once the family runs out of data, they could still keep going, but their download speeds would slow significantly. If your family wanted more than 1GB of 4G data per person, they’d have to pay $140 for 12GB of 4G LTE, averaging 3GB per person. The new promotion offers more than double the original data amount for the same price of $100.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the promotion with tons of fanfare and targeted AT&T, mocking its “Best-ever pricing” for families promotion. Legere says that AT&T’s four-person family plan with 10GB of data costs $160 a month, which is $60 more each month, amounts to $1,440 more over the course of two years. Legere was also quick to point out that AT&T doesn’t offer unlimited data after you run out of those 10GB either and that they’ll most likely slam you with overage charges.

T-Mobile Family Plan Promotion

Based on the data we complied while writing our Family plan comparison article, it seems that Legere is basing his numbers off of an AT&T Next plan for four people without a two-year contract, which includes 10GB of shared data. Our research shows that such a plan does indeed cost $160 a month.

He also mentioned that Verizon’s prices for a similar plan are in the same ballpark as AT&T’s. Our data shows that Verizon will charge a family of four between $150 and $170 on the More Everything plan with Edge, which does not have a two-year contract. On this plan, $150 will get you 8GB of data to share, while $170 will get you 12GB of data. Based on our research, Legere’s claims about the difference in price are accurate.

Legere also highlighted other T-Mobile promotions, such as unlimited international data and text, as well as its “Unradio” campaign, which allows users to stream music from most popular apps over the network without siphoning off users’ data.

What’s the right Family Plan for you? Read our easy to follow Family Plan comparison chart before you decide.

Computing

How 5G networks will make low-latency game streaming a reality

Faster speeds and more bandwidth are some of the many promises that 5G can deliver, but for gamers, the most important thing is low latency. To achieve low latency, carriers like AT&T and Verizon are exploring hybrid models for game…
Computing

T-Mobile goes after big cable companies, pilots wireless home internet service

In a shot at big cable companies, T-Mobile is launching a new pilot program to bring an unlimited wireless LTE home internet service to up to 50,000 homes across the United States by the end of 2019.
Product Review

The Ferrari Portofino is the super stallion you’ll want to drive every day

With the introduction of the Portofino, Ferrari addresses the California T’s stylistic shortcomings while improving comfort, convenience, and performance. There’s little “entry-level” about this super stallion.
Mobile

Google Fi: Phones, plans, pricing, perks, and more explained

Google's wireless service, formerly Project Fi, now goes by the name of Google Fi, and it's now compatible with a majority of Android phones, as well as iPhones. Here's everything you need to know about Google Fi.
Product Review

4 Lenses, 40 megapixels, and 400k ISO. Huawei’s P30 Pro is a photography freak

Huawei’s P-series phones place an emphasis on the camera. That’s why the company partnered with Leica on the camera tuning. The latest phone is the Huawei P30 Pro, and it must fill the big shoes of last year’s stunning P20 Pro. Is it…
Product Review

Compared to the P30 Pro, Huawei may have stripped too much out of the P30 phone

Has Huawei pulled all the best parts out of the P30 Pro to make the P30, its cheaper, smaller sister phone? Yes, but the answer is more complicated than that. Here’s our look at the 6.1-inch P30.
Wearables

Carbon fiber is making Casio’s new connected G-Shock watches even tougher

Casio, a master of tough watches, has introduced carbon fiber to the construction of several G-Shock models, making them stronger and lighter, and allowing for some interesting design changes too.
Mobile

Huawei P30 Pro vs. Mate 20 Pro vs. P20 Pro: Which Huawei flagship is best for you?

If you're after a Huawei smartphone, but can't pick between this year's flagship and the previous two, or maybe you're looking to upgrade, we're here to explain what makes the P30 Pro, P20 Pro, and Mate 20 Pro different.
Mobile

Huawei P30 Pro vs. Huawei P30: Should you go pro or save some dough?

The latest phones from Huawei are seriously powerful, eye-catching devices, but what sets them apart? We take a look at the Huawei P30 Pro and compare it to the Huawei P30 in various categories to uncover the differences.
Mobile

The 13 best iPhone 7 Plus cases to protect your Apple phone

The iPhone 7 Plus is big and beautiful, but you need to wrap it up if you want to protect it from damage. We’ve rounded up some of the best iPhone 7 Plus cases and covers available. Get some protection or a new style today.
Mobile

Huawei’s Eyewear smartglasses aim to fuse fashion and tech

At its launch event for the new P30 and P30 Pro smartphones, Huawei surprised us with a pair of smart glasses. Created through a partnership with Gentle Monster, these glasses are designed to be stylish and act like a Bluetooth headset.
Mobile

Galaxy S8 owners on Sprint start receiving the Android Pie update

Android 9.0 Pie has been released. But is your phone getting Android 9.0 Pie, and if so, when? We've done the hard work and asked every device manufacturer to see when their devices would be getting the update.
Mobile

Huawei P30 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 2019’s biggest flagships clash

Huawei launched the powerful P30 Pro. It's a beautiful phone with tons of power and some extremely capable cameras. But you could also describe the Galaxy S10 Plus that way — so which is better?
Mobile

Huawei adds a new, smaller Elegant size to the Huawei Watch GT range

Huawei launched two new versions of the Huawei Watch GT. The first, the Huawei Watch GT Active, comes with two new colors. The Huawei Watch GT Elegant comes with a smaller frame and a more elegant and stylish look.