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T-Mobile Customers: Get Ready for a $2 or $5 Per Line Price Increase

T-Mobile Customers: Get Ready for a $2 or $5 Per Line Price Increase

If you’re an iPhone or Apple Watch user on one of T-Mobile’s older plans get ready for the Magenta carrier to dig a little deeper into your billfold. The carrier is increasing its monthly rates by $2 or $5 per line.

CNET shared a memo from Jon Freier, president of T-Mobile’s consumer group. The memo says T-Mobile will begin notifying affected customers on Wednesday.

The note doesn’t list which plans are affected, but Freier specifically says that those on the carrier’s latest assortment of Go5G plans will not see their prices increase. The same goes for the “millions of customers” who are covered by T-Mobile’s Price Lock guarantee, which he says will continue to be in effect for those people. 

Freier says in the memo that T-Mobile is raising prices on older plans “for the first time in nearly a decade” and that the increases are designed to “keep up with rising inflation and costs.”

Users who have free lines through the carrier will not see any changes on those lines, says T-Mobile.

The Mobile Report confirmed the move after getting their hands on an internal presentation deck.

The increases are set to take effect on the June 5th billing cycle. Customers impacted by the increase will receive texts beginning at 9am Eastern, and will arrive by 7pm Pacific time. These texts will likely be staggered throughout the day to lower volume of customers calling and visiting stores.

Meanwhile, I received notice of the price increase via a text message earlier this afternoon:

T-Mobile: For the first time in nearly a decade, we’re changing the price of some of our plans. Starting on your June or July bill, your voice plan will increase by $2/line per mo. and your other connected devices by $2/line per mo.  You’ll remain on the same plan with the same benefits and bill due date. For more information visit…

T-Mobile floated raising its rates in 2023 when news leaked that the carrier was planning to move customers from older phone plans to more expensive plans. Once customers expressed that they were less than happy with that plan, T-Mobile pulled back, claiming it was only a small-scale test and did not plan to raise rates after all.