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Offers 20-percent discount on USB-stick data when paired with a voice plan

There is good news for T-Mobile customers who want more options with their webConnect USB laptop sticks: the carrier is rolling out new data plans beginning March 13.

According to TmoNews, T-Mobile will introduce a monthly 10GB plan for $79.99, doubling its previous allotted monthly data amount. The 5GB plan will still be offered at a price of $49.99. The low-usage 200MB plan will remain at $29.99 per month.

Another positive change along with the new plans is the ability to pool voice and data plans on the same account. In the past, webConnect sticks were required to be on a separate account and billed separately. The new move will eliminate the need to for customers who have both voice and data plans to pay two bills. It will also give voice customers 20 percent off their webConnect plans when paired together, making the 10GB just $63.99, the 5GB plan $39.99, and the 200MB plan $23.99.

Here's the catch; when comparing non-discount prices, Verizon offers a 10GB plan for $79.99 and a 5GB plan for $49.99 for high-speed 4G LTE data

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Yay first post lol.
By Silver2k7 on 3/8/2011 8:27:16 AM , Rating: 3
Im not sure what this is about... but $80 a month for a measly 10GB seems very bad...

RE: Yay first post lol.
By Drag0nFire on 3/8/2011 5:06:18 PM , Rating: 2
It's all about businesses. I don't think there are many of us consumers with that kind of discretionary budget available. But businesses use it to "increase productivity for their employees". In fact, I have a friend who uses her company-provided Verizon access on her laptop to watch videos on hulu and Netflix.

$30 for 200MB?
By Shadowmaster625 on 3/8/2011 9:03:50 AM , Rating: 3
Who the hell keeps feeding these beasts? That is an insane ripoff. Any company with the balls to run such a ripoff should be out of business.

RE: $30 for 200MB?
By kmmatney on 3/8/2011 7:09:41 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed. I think 1GB for $30 is the sweet-spot.

The Virgin Mobile plan seems like the best deal (uses the Sprint network).

These prices are ridiculous
By MABManZ on 3/8/2011 8:56:56 AM , Rating: 2
Why does it cost this much when you can get "unlimited" (5GB soft cap and then it gets slower) data plan from Virgin Mobile for as low as $25 a month, and that includes some talk time too and unlimited texting.

By spamreader1 on 3/8/2011 9:16:38 AM , Rating: 2
Virgin mobile isn't available in many places, at least not here. Then again tmobile's coverage isn't that great here either, it's pretty much att and verizon.

By chunkymonster on 3/8/2011 10:45:33 AM , Rating: 2
About time they consolidated billing for voice/data. T-Mobile is releasing this plan in anticipation of the LG G-Slate anticipated to be for sale on 3/23.

10GB is a lot of data for a MID or smartphone. You can stream around 2-3 hours of music and SD video a day, web surf, and email/text and use just under 10GB in a month.

This may open the door for actually using a Galaxy Tab or LG G-Slate as a cell phone like the rest of the world can. I would gladly sign up for a 2 year unlimited data/voice plan if I could actually use a US carrier branded Galaxy Tab, Xoom, or G-Slate as a cell phone.

Sure you could buy a EU version or flash an American tablet with the european ROM to enable phone functionality but why should the American consumer take a chance of voiding their contract and/or device warranty because American carriers are greedy.

Less for more is better?
By rhuarch on 3/8/2011 12:52:05 PM , Rating: 2
In what universe could this news possibly be considered positive? When I signed up with t-mobile to get my Samsung smart phone they offered an unlimited data plan for $29.99 a month. What this news reveals is a major degradation in service, not an improvement. At this point the only reason for the mobile companies to roll out faster networks is to help us reach our caps earlier in the month. They are all shifting to a business model based on collecting overage fees. Does anyone else feel like we're going back to the early 90s?

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