T-Mobile has quietly added the Simple Starter plan to its prepaid service, which will let prepaid customers that want to ease into T-Mobile service the option of paying either $40 or $45 monthly for service without worrying about data overages, as both plans feature a hard data cap at 500MB and 2GB respectively before needing to purchase additional data passes.
The plans otherwise feature some key features from the Simple Choice plans such as Music Unlimited support, HotSpot access and international text messaging. Curiously, the $45 plan features an additional 1GB of monthly data compared to the standard $50 prepaid plan, though currently neither of the Simple Starter plans are formally listed on T-Mobile’s prepaid slate – they must be chosen during initial activation of either a new device or new SIM card.
In related news, T-Mobile has extended its popular penny SIM sale until September 10th with the coupon code SIMDEAL. The kits, which include a SIM and an activation code, are available in regular, mini/micro combo and nano sizes. Mobile broadband SIMs for tablets and other hardware in the aforementioned sizes are also on sale under the limit of 3 SIMs per order and a 5 SIM order limit per household over a period of 30 days.