The nation's fourth largest wireless carrier, T-Mobile has announced a new 4G data plan that ditches caps and throttling which have drawn criticism from consumers.
T-Mobile says it will be the only nationwide carrier to offer a 4G network with unlimited access when the new plan rolls out September 5. T-Mobile's 4G network relies on HSPA+ rather than LTE technology.
The plan will cost $20 per month when added to a the carrier's Value voice and text plan, or $30 per month when added to its Classic voice and text plan. That brings the bill to $69.99 per month on a Value plan and $89.99 per month on a Classic plan.
Mobile hotspot support for tethering other devices is not supported.
The move is a direct swing at its larger competition. Also different from its competition, T-Mobile has yet to offer the iPhone.
In my testing T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network can perform as well as LTE, but has a smaller footprint.