T-Mobile “ONE Ups” Verizon, adds HD video and Mobile Hotspot data

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The upgrades to the T-Mobile ONE plan will be available to new and existing T-Mobile customers starting on Friday, February 17th.

Of course, you knew that once Verizon announced their Verizon Unlimited plan, John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, would come out swinging. It didn’t take long at all, and Legere has added HD video, 10GB of high-speed Mobile Hotspot data, and introduced two lines on T-Mobile ONE for $100USD.

“I don’t blame Verizon for caving. They just lost their network advantage. T-Mobile and Verizon’s networks are at parity, and Verizon knows it … and more importantly, more and more customers know it. Their back’s against the wall,” said John Legere, president and CEO at T-Mobile. “This is what the Un-carrier does—drag the carriers kicking and screaming into the future. Next up, we’re going to force them to include monthly taxes and fees. Mark my words.”

When people started looking at Verizon’s new unlimited plan, it didn’t look as good with the extra line fees and taxes on top of the unlimited plan rate. The upgrades to the T-Mobile ONE plan and addition of the two lines for $100 per month — which includes monthly taxes and fees — will be available to new and existing T-Mobile customers starting on Friday, February 17th. Existing customers will need to activate HD video streaming and the high-speed Mobile Hotspot data options through the T-Mobile app or on my.t-mobile.com. The Mobile Hotspot data will allow you to tether a laptop or other device through your smartphone, and after you’ve used up your 10GB, you can still tether and get unlimited data over 3G connections for the remainder of the month.

T-Mobile has also compiled a handy chart to show the differences between T-Mobile ONE and Verizon Unlimited.

1UNLcomparisonChart

Courtesy T-Mobile.

Now if only Canadian telcos would actually compete instead of just falling in line with each other…

What do you think about the new additions to T-Mobile ONE plans? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: T-Mobile
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