New data plans were announced by T-Mobile for US customers include data tiers for laptop sticks, tablets, and mobile hotspots at a time when most carriers have revised their data plans for gadgets. However, these plans do not apply for smartphones. The new data ‘passes’ are- 300 MB for $15 for one week, 1.5 GB for $25, 3.5 GB for $35 and 5 GB for $50 all for one month.
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The new ‘passes’ do not mean that the unlimited data plan has been erased the monthly unlimited data plan comes at $70 for prepaid customers. Going with the current trend, the plan has a 5 GB limit beyond which the speed is limited.
Verizon Wireless and AT&T also have monthly data plans. Sprint even has an unlimited data plan that it plans to provide for the to-be-launched smartphones. Verizon’s old $30 unlimited monthly data plans will be forgone once users shift to the 4G LTE network.
Verizon has also planned to introduce a ‘shared’ data plan slated to launch this summer itself- the plan details were not announced. It was not clear right away, how long Verizon Wireless plans to allow customer in its 3G network. Anyway, shared data plans will bring a new era in data sharing.