Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

T-Mobile’s new Magenta Max plan offers truly unlimited 5G data, 40GB of hot spot

T-Mobile is adding another phone plan to its lineup, and it’s the plan you may want to go for if you’re a heavy data user with a 5G-compatible phone. Why? The company says that it won’t throttle users — no matter how much data they use.

The new plan is called Magenta Max, and T-Mobile says it’s the first plan to allow for unlimited 5G data use without being throttled based on how much data you use. Not only that, but you won’t be limited in other ways either — you’ll be able to stream 4K video, and you’ll get a hefty 40GB of hot spot data per month to share with other devices. (And of course, if you find yourself in a 4G-only area, you still get unlimited data.)

Related Videos

It’s important to highlight T-Mobile’s wording here. T-Mobile says you won’t be “throttled based on how much data you use,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t be throttled for other reasons — like network congestion in your local area. On a 5G network, congestion should be limited, and speeds would likely still be exceptionally good, but it’s still possible.

Magenta Max replaces the existing Magenta Plus plan, and will likely serve as the go-to for T-Mobile customers who want no limitations on their data usage. The company is also updating its existing Magenta plan, which doubles the amount of unthrottled so-called “Premium Data” to a massive 100GB. The new Magenta plan also ups hot spot data from 3GB to 5GB. Most users will never use anywhere near 100GB of data per month, and as such won’t really need to pay extra for the Magenta Max plan, unless you want the extra perks, like the Netflix Standard subscription instead of Netflix Basic, and the extra hot spot data.

It’s rare that users will need more than 100GB of data in a month, however, the move also kind of future-proofs T-Mobile’s 5G plans. When 4G first launched, we didn’t have apps like Netflix and YouTube streaming 4K content so effortlessly, and it’s expected that 5G will make for similar changes. Already, services like game streaming are set to boom thanks to the expansion of 5G networks.

Pricing remains enticing for those who have multiple lines, but starts to get steep for a single-line user who wants Magenta Max. The new Magenta plan now costs $47 per month per line for three lines (with auto pay), or $70 for a single line. The Magenta Max plan raises that price to $57 per month per line for three lines, or a hefty $85 for a single line. Of course, prices will vary depending on how many lines you have, and whether or not you add wearables, tablets, or hot spots. The new plans will be available starting on February 24 for all of the 5G power users out there. You can also look into T-Mobile 5G internet as a potential replacement for Wi-Fi.

Editors' Recommendations

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 ushers in the next era of 5G connectivity
Qualcomm Snapdragon X75.

Qualcomm has just announced the Snapdragon X75, the company's sixth-generation 5G modem that promises to push smartphones and other connected devices into the next phase of 5G technology.

The Snapdragon X75 is the successor to last year's X70, which is the modem found in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that powers this year's most powerful 5G smartphones — including Samsung's recently unveiled Galaxy S23 Ultra and the OnePlus 11. However, it's more than just an evolution of that earlier modem system, as Qualcomm has packed in support for next-generation 5G Advanced technology along with an entirely new architecture and powerful AI features that will allow mobile devices to access better coverage and achieve even faster speeds.
5G grows up big-time

Read more
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X35 will bring 5G to your next smartwatch
Qualcomm Snapdragon X35.

Qualcomm is poised to deliver 5G capabilities to a whole new class of mobile devices with a new modem chip that bridges the gap between today's best smartphones and much lower-bandwidth devices like payment terminals and home accessories.

Announced today, Qualcomm's Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF system is the world's first to adopt NR-Light, a new 5G standard for midtier devices that don't require the power and performance of a 5G-capable smartphone or tablet — but can still take advantage of the lower latency and power consumption offered by 5G technology.
Filling the 5G void

Read more
Here’s another big reason why T-Mobile 5G dominates AT&T and Verizon
T-Mobile smartphone.

T-Mobile continues to command a massive lead in offering the best 5G experience among U.S. carriers. A few weeks ago, a report from Ookla revealed that T-Mobile is leaving its rivals in the dust; now Opensignal has confirmed that not only is the Un-carrier’s lead increasing in raw speeds, but it’s leading the way in taking 5G into the mainstream.

According to Opensignal’s latest 5G Experience Report, T-Mobile not only offers the fastest 5G experience in the U.S. by a sizeable margin but on average, customers on T-Mobile spend nearly 50% of their time on the carrier’s 5G network.
Reaching for the best 5G coverage

Read more