Mar 21st, 2013

Much noise has been made about possible forthcoming changes to T-Mobile’s rate plans, also known as the UNcarrier movement, but we’ve had little to go on until just recently. It seems we might have a clearer idea of what to expect if recent leaks by TmoNews are to be believed. According to them, all UNcarrier plans will unlimited talk, text, and 500MB of high-speed data included.

Beyond that, users can pay $10 for every 2GB of high-speed data they use, and this also includes free tethering. Another option for unlimited data exists on both the individual and family levels, but you will lose the option to tether for free. Tethering options for the unlimited plan include 500MB of free tethering, $10 for 2.5GB after that, or $20 for 4.5GB after that.

The kicker is that these plans are said to be in place for third-party authorized retailers only, meaning folks like RadioShack, Best Buy, Walmart and those pesky mall kiosks will get these plans. Meanwhile, T-Mobile will maintain the same value plans it’s offering right now in its own corporate stores. It sounds like users won’t be forced in either direction, but details regarding grandfathered plans and upgrade conditions have yet to come to the forefront.

With that, this UNcarrier business is still a tad confusing, but rumors suggest T-Mobile will be officially unveiling these new options at the end of this month so it shouldn’t be long before it’s all cleared up. Take a look at the graphics above and below to get the full breakdown of new plans that will be available.

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