T-Mobile to revamp tariffs
'Chinese takeaway menu' of options
T-Mobile has confirmed it is to introduce new 18-month and two-year pay monthly mobile tariffs on 1 February.
The contract period missing from that sentence is ’12-month’ – these are expected to be ditched by the cellco.
Instead, the longer-length tie-ins will come with a free “booster” – a choice of unlimited texts, unlimited UK fixed-line calls, up to 1GB of internet access a month, or any of a variety of inter national call packages.
Punters can change boosters on a monthly basis and buy extra ones for a fiver a go.
The contracts will range from 100 minutes and 100 texts for £15 per month to 1200 minutes and 500 texts for £35 a month. An 18-month package will be £5 more expensive that the same-airtime two-year subscription. T-Mobile executive John Fannon told trade paper Mobile News: “The new tariffs are like a Chinese menu – it’s very easy to choose what you want.” A month later, on 1 March, T-Mobile will roll out new Sim-only tariffs, again with a choice of one booster, or more if you’re willing to pay a fiver a throw.
One-year Sim-only deals run from 600 minutes and 500 texts for £15 a month, to 1200 minutes and 500 texts for £25 per month. Month-by-month packages cost between £10 and £25 for, respectively, 100 minutes and 100 texts or 900 minutes and 500 texts. ®
T'missus got a letter from T-Mobile today, stating that the "My Faves" tariff (unlimited calls to 5 numbers) at £25/month was being pulled halfway through her 24 month contract, and she was being moved on to Flext 60 at £60 a month, but there was no option for unlimited landline calls and no option to take any other current tariff.
Contract was cancelled shortly after the postman left the street, along with many other customers according to the customer services staff...
Last time I checked....
Chinese takeaway was a lot tastier than mobile phone tariffs.
Same in UK
If you're already on Flext, you can stay on Flext. Simples.
If you're already on a super duper plan, you can stay on that plan, even if you upgrade your phone!
but that depends on WHEN you signed up to Flext. More than a year ago, and you'll be on the OLD Flext plan, which means you pay for ALL 08xx numbers. Less than a year ago and you'll have signed up to Flext 2009, which includes SOME 08xx numbers as part of your allowance. Time to change plan while you can?