T-Mobile recently implemented some major changes to their international service: they expanded their international plan from 154 countries and destinations to 210+. Increased the cost of international calls from 20 cents per minute to 25 cents per minute. Which was bad news.
Then T-Mobile announced that they were introducing a new $5 Global Pass, where for $5 per day you can get high speed data and calling abroad. You receive 512MB of up to 4G LTE speeds and unlimited calls for just $5 per day.
Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced a new, lower-tier service plan: T-Mobile Essentials.
Uncarrier is going to remove the T-Mobile One Plus International plan from today, August 10, and T-Mobile didn’t give any specific reason for its intention to remove the plan, other than it’s looking to simplify its line-up.
“We simplified and made almost all of the features from ONE Plus International available on ONE Plus. We still offer Stateside International Talk as its own separate add-on option for customers and customers who have ONE Plus International can keep it for as long as they keep their plan.”
The One Plus International plan includes every perk that T-Mobile offers:
- Unlimited talk, text, and data (throttled after ~50GB)
- Free Netflix for accounts with two lines or more
- Taxes and fees included
- 1080p quality video streams
- Unlimited in-flight texting and data
- Unlimited LTE mobile hotspot data
- Unlimited international calls to landlines and mobile lines
- Unlimited 4G LTE data in Canada and Mexico
- Fastest international data available
International plan was its most expensive offering: the cost of the One Plus International plan was $95 per month for one line.
To make up for the removal of this feature, the rumor is that T-Mobile is going to bump the 4G hotspot data of the One Plus plan from 10GB per month to 20GB per month. This, allegedly, won’t result in a price increase for current subscribers.
With the One Plus International plan’s removal, there will be three core plans from T-Mobile: Essentials, One, and One Plus. One line on each will cost $60, $70, and $80 respectively. However, the Essentials price of $60 doesn’t include taxes and fees in the price, while the other two are flat rates.