After months of stability, suddenly there’s a price war breaking out for mobile phone service. But this time around, it’s just for customers who pay their bills in advance every month, for so-called prepaid service.

In the latest salvo, this week, T-Mobile


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cut the price of its unlimited data prepaid plan by $10 to $50 per month. The “limited time offer” has a few of the usual mobile plan caveats, too. Streaming video is degraded to DVD-quality, tethering a laptop or other device is limited to 3G speeds, and overall service can be slowed if a customer uses more than 50 GB in a single month.

The price cut comes as T-Mobile is trying to get regulatory approval to merge with Sprint. Some other players in the prepaid market have said the merger would reduce competition in that arena, but Sprint


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and T-Mobile have vowed to continue offering their various, separate prepaid brands.

The move by T-Mobile, the third-largest carrier, also followed recent price cuts by its two larger rivals. By dropping its prepaid unlimited plan to $50, T-Mobile will restore the price advantage it had before AT&T and Verizon cut …read more

Source:: Fortune.com – Tech

      

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