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T-Mobile discounts its unlimited prepaid plan in response to Verizon

The “Un-carrier” couldn’t let Verizon win.

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Never content to let Verizon flip the script, T-Mobile today announced that for a limited time its Unlimited prepaid plan will be discounted to $50 per month.

Yes, that’s right. Just $50 for all the unlimited talk, text and LTE data you can use. That takes some of the wind out of Verizon’s sails, who yesterday changed its prepaid plans to make them more competitive.

When compared to Verizon’s new plans, which start a $30 a month and work their way up to $65 per month, the new plan Unlimited plan from T-Mobile can save users $180 a year over Verizon’s highest level prepaid plan.

More about the T-Mobile prepaid service

On paper, it looks like T-Mobile is the winner, but depending on needs, your best bet is to look at the extra services to decide if that’s true for you or not.

Verizon does include unlimited calling to Canada and Mexico in addition to the US, which could be beneficial to some users looking at both plans. On the other side of the equation, T-Mobile gives you unlimited tethering at 3G speeds. Verizon doesn’t include any tethering allowance, so if your phone is your main source of Internet, T-Mobile comes in ahead.

There are some limitations worth noting

The limited time offer from T-Mobile has the usual caveats as in its other plans. Mainly that subscribers that use over 50GB of data in a single billing period will have their data speeds throttled “during congestion,” and that the service throttles video streaming quality. The carrier’s website says “video typically streams at 480p” but without additional information, we don’t know if that’s all the time or not.

If T-Mobile’s new discounted prepaid plan is interesting to you, more information is available on T-Mobile’s website.

What do you think of the T-Mobile discount? Is it enough to make you switch from your current carrier? Let us know below.

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