Of all the cellphone providers, T-Mobile stands out for being innovative. It's been shaking up the stodgy phone business with some pretty cool plans, including its Binge On deal where you can stream Netflix without eating up your data.
It offers free music from almost 100% of streaming music services, without using any of your data. It's all part of T-Mobile CEO John Legere's Uncarrier strategy, which began three years ago with the end of T-Mobile's two-year contract requirement.
Now, T-Mobile is ditching phone calls entirely. At least for some customers. You now have the option to sign up for data-only plans, where you can text and access the Internet. But, phone calls? Nope.
Subscribers of the new Simple Choice Data Only plan will get 2GB of data and unlimited text messages. You can still make 911 calls, and use apps and VoIP services like Skype to video chat. (See image of leaked data plan details below.)
Simple Choice Data Only starts at $20 a month for 2GB of data. Prices go up to $95 a month for 22GB of data. T-Mobile's basic Simple Choice plan starts at $50 for 4GB of LTE data.
T-Mobile's plan is supposedly intended for people who are hard of hearing, but anyone can sign up for it.
T-Mobile has had a similar plan for a while. For $30, its prepaid plan includes unlimited texting, 5GB of data, and 100 minutes of phone calls per month.
Note: Keep reading Happening Now for updates on T-Mobile's upcoming data plans.