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The latest shot fired in the wireless pricing war has T-Mobile upping its Simple Starter data plan to 2GB from 500MB for $5 more.

T-Mobile Offers 2GB of Data for $5 Add On

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BELLEVUE, Wash. -- T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) again set a new bar for Americans looking for better value in wireless. The Un-carrier announced a new option for Simple Starter customers to quadruple their data to a full 2 GB of LTE data, for just $5 per month.

Back in May, the Un-carrier made waves with the Simple Starter plan, an entry-level solution with unlimited talk and text, and 500 MB of LTE data for just $40. Starting Sept. 3, these customers can get a whopping 2 GB of LTE data for only $5 extra per month – and still no annual service contract and no domestic overages.

By comparison, other entry-level plans come with data overages that penalize customers for using more data.

“People who use loads of data use T-Mobile,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “And it’s no wonder. The old guard telecoms punish people for using more data on their networks with crazy overage charges and fees. Get Verizon’s $50 plan and use just one gig more data, and the price jumps to $65. It’s crazy. At T-Mobile, we designed our network data-strong so our customers could use the hell out of it. And that’s just what they’re doing.”

T-Mobile US Inc.

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