Mobile Launches $15/Month 5G Wireless Plan, But There's A Major Catch

T-Mobile Launches Cheap New Plan With Limited Data for COVID-19 Era

T-Mobile Launches Cheap New Plan With Limited Data for COVID-19 Era

The coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout it's causing are pushing T-Mobile to get a head start on offering a new low-priced smartphone plan.

New and current Metro by T-Mobile customers with any voice line can also get a free 8-inch tablet with a $15 unlimited tablet plan.

With this in mind, T-Mobile is rolling out a new low-priced 5G plan for smartphones that will surely get your attention due to its price.

The less expensive phone plans were supposed to launch once T-Mobile's merger with Sprint was finalized, but the operator said it made a decision to offer early starting tomorrow (March 25) in response to COVID-19 to ensure affordable plans when people may be faced with financial stress. MetroSmart Hotspot devices will also be half off and the $35/month hotspot data plan will include 20GB - double the normal monthly data - for the next 60 days.

Starting Wednesday, T-Mobile is offering a pay-as-you-go plan with 2 gigabytes of data for $15 a month.

As for why T-Mobile has pushed up the launch of Connect, I think we all know that there is an at-risk population in this country that could certainly benefit from a less expensive cell plan.

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If you're trapped at home, these are good plans to pick, and because they're month to month, they can be easily dropped or switched.

T-Mobile network data shows that more Americans appear to be heeding government and health officials' advice to stay home to help curb the outbreak's spread. NFLX content already offered by the firm, T-Mobile's latest upgrade has been specifically designed for its Un-carrier customers.

T-Mobile says that Connect is a prepaid plan. Presumably, that means your data speeds could be slowed should T-Mobile's network get congested.

Launching its T-Mobile Connect plan before the Sprint merger closes isn't the only change T-Mobile is making in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The company says its weekly T-Mobile Tuesdays customer appreciation program will include two months of YouTube Premium starting tomorrow (March 24). YouTube Premium is an $11.99-a-month service that includes ad-free videos and the ability to play videos in the background, among other perks. In addition, the telecom behemoth is also giving a free 4-week online course from Shaw Academy, which is an online education organization based in Dublin, Ireland.

In addition, Metro by T-Mobile will adjust its plans to cut the monthly rate on its 2GB plan to $15. With seamless roaming access, T-Mobile has also taken necessary steps to ensure that schools and families connected to Sprint's network have access to its expanded coverage.

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