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New T-Mobile plan? Examine your bill!

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September 20, 2016

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T-Mobile recently rolled out new “unlimited” plans that are designed to simplify wireless plan shopping and remove many of the pain points that customers experience. After grumbling from customers about limits placed on tethering and video streams under the new T-Mobile One plans, T-Mobile responded by unveiling T-Mobile One Plus.

The plans offer a lot of high-speed mobile data (26GB)  at an excellent price, especially if you’re activating three or more lines, but are the marketing messages too good to be true? The answer is a conditional maybe; if you don’t activate auto-pay, you could easily pay an extra $20 per month on a four-line plan.

Also, as this article in Techaeris.com points out, incentives are delivered as credits many weeks, or months, after activation. So that free fourth line? You’ll probably be paying for it for a few months before you see a credit on your bill.

What does this all mean? Well, it means you should be sure you have enough money to cover the costs out of pocket with no incentives until the credits kick in. It also means the cost of T-Mobile One and One Plus plans is actually $5 more per line until you activate auto-pay.

Better yet, upload your bills to Wireless Butler for iOS or Android to get a detailed view of how you are being charged, along with recommendations and assistance in keeping your bill under control. The free Wireless Butler app is just one of the ways we make wireless simpler. You can also connect with us anytime on FacebookTwitter, or via email!

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New T-Mobile plan? Examine your bill!

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