T-Mobile is upping the ante with its latest Magenta plan, Magenta MAX, featuring unlimited 4G and 5G with no throttling.
T-Mobile is currently the leader in the US 5G race. The company has a wealth of 5G spectrum, thanks to its merger with Sprint, and it has been using that spectrum to take a commanding lead over its rivals. The company has unveiled a new plan designed to take full advantage of its 5G network: Magenta MAX.
Magenta MAX takes the place of the existing Magenta Plus plan, bringing many of the same upgrades over the basic Magenta option. The MAX plan, however, also includes a number of major improvements over its predecessor.
One of the biggest improvements is the removal of any throttling. While all carriers provide unlimited data, they do reserve the right to throttle speeds once a certain threshold is crossed. In T-Mobile’s case, that threshold has been 50 GB. If a line uses more than 50 GB of data in one month, and is currently on a congested tower, T-Mobile reserves the right to throttle that line’s data speeds.
With the MAX plan, however, that throttling limit is completely removed. In addition, even the base Magenta plan sees its throttling threshold go from 50 GB to 100 GB. The new limits, or lack thereof with the MAX plan, apply to both 4G and 5G data.
The MAX plan also includes 40 GB of hotspot data, up from the 20 GB the Magenta Plus plan, or the 5 GB of the new base Magenta option. The plan also includes unlimited Gogo in-flight texting and WiFi, 2x international data speeds in 210 countries, Scam Shield Premium, Netflix Basic on a single line and Netflix Standard on a family plan. Max also includes unlimited UHD streaming, with up to 4K UHD resolution.
The new plan normally comes in at $57/mo for three lines with autopay active but, for a limited time, T-Mobile is offering it for $47/mo. As usual, that includes taxes and fees. The plan will be available starting February 24.
“We just joined forces with Sprint, and we’re already America’s 5G coverage and speed leader. Magenta MAX is just a first taste of what our network capacity allows us to do!” said T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert. “When you’re a heavy data user with a super-fast 5G smartphone, you don’t want to be hit with speed bumps. It’s like having a Ferrari and being forced to drive it in the school zone. Well, now it’s time to open ‘er up on the wide open magenta road! And we are just getting started. Buckle up!”