There was a report about T-Mobile trying to launch a data plan which would be called Simple Choice Data Only by tomorrow 30th of March. The plan will include unlimited texting but doesn’t come with any voice service at all.
According to TmoNews.com, the plans will be broken down in many different accounts as leaked below:
2GB = $20
6GB = $35
10GB = $50
14GB = $65
18GB = $80
22GB = $95
These prices and data buckets are the same as T-Mobile offers for its data-only internet devices like tablets.
With the $35 prepaid plan of 5GB of data, unlimited texting and 100 minutes of voice service, this is likely to be the major case of voice for subscribers. But offering the data-only plans at all is a recognition of the fact that the major US carriers all force you to pay for voice service with your smartphone whether you use it or not.
A new service called Charge Mobile Data launched earlier this month with much the same idea. If AT&T and Verizon follow suit, there may be a lot more people in the US that elect to use Skype or Google Voice for the three phone calls they make a month.
source: TheVerge, TmoNews.com