T-Mobile customers who subscribe to their “Simple Starter” plan will soon be able to quadruple the amount of data available on their plan for just five bucks more a month. The company made the announcement on Monday.
Currently the company’s Simple Starter plans start at $40 for unlimited talk, text, and 500MB of LTE data. Starting early next month, the carrier will let customers on the plan bump up to a total of 2GB of data for just an extra $5 per month. T-Mobile is promoting the option as a better alternative to overage fees charged by other carriers.
T-Mobile CEO chimed in about the new option:
“People who use loads of data use T-Mobile,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “And it’s no wonder. The old guard telecoms punish people for using more data on their networks with crazy overage charges and fees. Get Verizon’s $50 plan and use just one gig more data, and the price jumps to $65. It’s crazy. At T-Mobile, we designed our network data-strong so our customers could use the hell out of it. And that’s just what they’re doing.”
The deal is a limited time offer, so Simple Starter customers who want to take advantage of the deal will need to move fast. The promotion takes effect on September 3rd.