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Breaking News: T-Mobile is killing off the phone call

Breaking News: T-Mobile is killing off the phone call
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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.)

T-Mobile data-only plan

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