Other benefits like unlimited data in Mexico in Canada, in-flight texting and data through Gogo, and T-Mobile Tuesdays are also included at no extra cost. The Uncarrier has just announced a plan that is very hard to beat - they call it T-Mobile ONE Unlimited. If you don't have two lines you want to put on T-Mobile, you'll still save on a single line with the ONE Unlimited 55+, which knocks the single line price down from $70 to $50.
T-Mobile US has an offer for older mobile-phone users with no kids at home - two lines and unlimited data for $60 a month.
"When this generation was getting their first phones, AT&T and Verizon were the only real options-and the Duopoly has been taking advantage of them ever since", said T-Mobile CEO John Legere in the press release. Of the more than 93 million people in the US who are over the age of 55, 74 percent own a smartphone.
Seniors represent a unique business opportunity for wireless companies because they use their phones less than younger subscribers and tend not to watch as much YouTube or upload video clips.
In order to get the $60 price, you do need to sign-up for autopay.
Consumer Cellular's strength comes with its AARP affiliation, as it offers a 5 percent discount on monthly bills to AARP members. Instead, you'll need to contact T-Mobile and make the switch.
T-Mobile's plan - which is frankly a solid deal on its own merits - is a clear update to a market competitors have neglected.
AT&T's "Senior Nation" plan for people 65 or older offers 200 anytime minutes and 500 night and weekend minutes, but no data.