Straight from NYC comes T-Mobile’s press event, in the midst of rains and sun, comes a set of new plans from the outspoken mobile carrier. First comes the JUMP program, which allows for T-Mobile customers to upgrade their device, up to twice a year, whenever they want. The plan also allows for device protection against malfunction and theft, for a monthly fee of $10.
T-Mobile has some goals for 4G LTE coverage: nationwide availability by the end of the year, reaching 200 million people. Currently, 157 million individuals will have access to T-Mobile’s LTE service. This bolsters their ability to serve customers with their new devices, which include the Nokia Lumia 925 and Sony Xperia Z, along with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 receiving a 4G LTE activation update.
As for Simple Choice, a T-Mobile family plan? It’s a no credit check, apparently easy way of jumping onto the magenta wireless carrier starting July 14th, with 500MB of data available for $100 per month plus taxes and fees for four different lines. And for those of you wondering how to get in the Simple Choice plans, sans credit check: just put down single month’s worth of payment.
Starting today, 4G LTE has been activated in 116 metropolitan areas in the United States, which is of course only a fraction of the nation, but also large cities like Miami, New York City, and San Francisco — the LTE service will layer itself over the HSPA+ 42MBps network. The LTE spectrum will hit average download speeds of 10 to 20MBps.