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T-Mobile offers unlimited phone family plan

updated 01:45 pm EDT, Wed June 4, 2008

T-Mobile Unlimited Family

T-Mobile USA on Wednesday hoped to increase competition with the launch of a new unlimited family plan it hopes will lure subscribers to rival carriers. The service requires T-Mobile's existing unlimited individual plan but halves the price of unlimited access for each family member that signs on; each extra line costs $50 to add the same unlimited national calling and messaging services (including instant messaging) as the parent account.

Plans can be added effective immediately, T-Mobile says.

The change signals a renewed level of competition in US cellular access. While four out of the top five cell carriers all offer unlimited phone plans, most focus almost exclusively on individual users and only offer slight discounts on multiple users on the same account. Sprint's Simply Everything plan, as an example, drops the price for extra lines by just $5 each.

by MacNN Staff



  1. herbert68

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Confusing on purpose?

    Your article is almost as confusing as most of the cellular rate plans. How shall we understand "... will lure subscribers to rival carriers"? Or this one, "drops the price for extra lines by just $5 each" - drops by $5 to how much?

  1. herbert68

    Joined: Dec 1969


    More on unlimited

    Let's say we are a family of 5, T-Mobile will charge us for unlimited calling $300 per month for these 5 lines! Here is the link to their site:

    I don't think this is cheap at all!

  1. Haroscarfel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    i hope att does something

    we are planning on taking our unlocked iphones to the darkside(att) from t-mobile contract in ending in September. we have 2 and would love some sort of deal on unlimited.

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I think T-Mobile has better rate plans for families then AT&T. I am also enjoying my iPhone on T-Mobile. Finally, T-Mobile's customer service is much nicer to deal with.

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