T-Mobile tweaks prepaid mobile broadband pricing

T-Mobile USA revamped its prepaid mobile broadband plans by cutting prices slightly and also introducing new, higher data allotments. The nation's No. 4 carrier, which has banked on prepaid and mobile data to keep it afloat amid postpaid subscriber losses, said the new plans will go into effect May 20.

T-Mobile said its new prepaid mobile broadband plans are as follows:

  • 300 MB per week for $15
  • 1.5 GB per month for $25
  • 3.5 GB per month for $35
  • 5 GB per month for $50

Under T-Mobile's existing prepaid mobile broadband plans, the company charges $10 per week for 100 MB, $30 per month for 1 GB and $50 per month for 5 GB.

The new pricing scheme will apply to a number of T-Mobile devices, including the Samsung GalaxyTab 10.1, the Huawei-made T-Mobile Springboard tablet, the T-Mobile Sonic mobile hotspot and the HSPA+ 42-enabled Rocket 3.0 USB Laptop Stick.

T-Mobile lost 510,000 branded contract customers in the first quarter, a figure smaller than its losses in previous quarters. T-Mobile added 249,000 branded prepaid customers during the quarter and 262,000 M2M customers.

Currently, T-Mobile offers an HSPA+42 network covering 184 million POPs in 185 markets, and its HSPA+21 network covers around 220 million POPs. The company plans to launch LTE service in 2013.

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