To give you some context, T-Mobile’s cheapest 4G plan is priced twice that amount, so it’s actually interesting that the carrier will be making its 5G plans even cheaper. However, it seems that these plans will come with an asterisk next to them, and that it appears to be largely dependent on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger going through.
According to the carrier’s CEO John Legere, “We have definitively put a stake in the ground around the kind of company the supercharged Un-carrier will be and the ways we can put this radically better 5G network to work doing GOOD for this country — good for consumers, good for competition and good for innovation! Only the New T-Mobile’s transformative 5G network will FINALLY have the capacity and reach to make the BOLD moves we announced today that are squarely aimed at SOLVING inequities that have huge impacts on our society.”
T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger was recently given the greenlight by the FCC, but it has yet to be officially concluded, but so far it seems that it is well on its way to being official, so it’s really only a matter of time.