If straight-up data is more your thing, you'll want to check out the T-Mobile Jet (pictured), T-Mobile's first dedicated prepaid data stick. The new modem commemorates the launch of a handful of prepaid data options, including $10 for a weekly allowance of 100MB, $30 for 300MB monthly, and $50 for 1GB monthly. We'd hoped that T-Mobile would resist the urge to cap data and follow through with the bandwidth throttling option instead, but then again, we suppose things work a little differently in the prepaid market. Look for the Jet to hit retail online on the 18th of this month, followed by in-store availability on the 20th. Follow the break for the full press release.
Prepaid Monthly Phone Data Plans
On Oct. 18, T-Mobile plans to introduce a suite of new prepaid plans that include voice and text messaging service, as well as several options for prepaid data service. These plans include the first prepaid that allows customers to use any combination of minutes or messages up to 1,500 from a major carrier in the U.S. Plans include:
$70/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 2 GB of Data
$50/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 100 MB of Data
$30/month 1,500 Talk and Text (mix and match voice and text messages) with 30 MB of Data
Unlimited Text and $0.10/minute
$1.49/day Web DayPass
T-Mobile Jet Prepaid USB Laptop Stick & Rate Plans
Next week, T-Mobile will also launch its first prepaid mobile broadband offerings, including the new T-Mobile Jet Prepaid USB Laptop Stick, in white.
The T-Mobile Jet Prepaid USB Laptop Stick comes in white, pre-packaged with a prepaid SIM card, user guide, and plug & play connection manager software. Available on T-Mobile.com on Oct. 18 and in T-Mobile retail stores on Oct. 20.
Customers interested in trying mobile broadband or those who aren't frequent users can take advantage of several prepaid mobile broadband service options:
$10 week pass (100 MB)
$30 month pass (300 MB)
$50 month pass (1 GB)
T-Mobile's prepaid mobile broadband plans have no annual contract, no credit check, no overages and can be used with any of the company's mobile broadband products.