bmobile's largest prepaid package now costs 62% more
Friday, September 01 2017 @ 11:45 AM AST
Contributed by: AleemKhan
Range was $20 (one day) - $99 (one week) - $215 (one month)
Range is now $20 (one day) - $99 (one week) - $349 (one month)
Up until last week's announcement (see links below) prepaid customers of bmobile could access a $215 package that included 3GB of data, 300 minutes of local/international calls, unlimited bmobile-to-bmobile calls (which was really 40,000+ minutes), and unlimited SMS (which was really 4,000 text messages).
That represented great value, and unless you spent your life on the phone, or were live-streaming swimming from Tobago to Trinidad every day, it was more than enough and served the purposes of anyone looking for an 'unlimited package'.
The $215 package is now gone from among the options available via *123# and has been replaced by the $349 unlimited package. That's an over-62% increase in the cost for prepaid customers of bmobile's largest prepaid package. Even if it offers even more data/talk/texts, it cuts out all who were satisfied with the $215 package, and the likelihood of them switching to $349 is low.
LAST WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENT:
View here: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/201708...s-launched
OR here: http://www.guardian.co.tt/business-le...-unlimited
OR here: http://bmobile.co.tt/unlimited-prepaid-plans/
TSTT, parent company of bmobile, was asked about the new development and the Public Relations and External Affairs Department responded as follows:
"The $215 plan is no longer available to prepaid customers.
"With the new plans, the focus is not only the price but the value of the plans:
"Unlimited Plans allow customers at 4G LTE speeds, with lots of data at a reasonable price to complete the following typical activities in a regular week.
500 Emails sent/received (with attachments)
300 Web pages viewed
500 Minutes of video streamed
21 Hours of music streamed
3 Games downloaded
3 Apps downloaded
300 Social media posts (with images)
"Also, note the competitor does not have a comparable data plan with more than 3 GB - https://www.digicelgroup.com/tt/en/mo...epaid.html
To get the same amount of data with the competitor, a customer would pay $1600 month on a prepaid plan.
"The data is available on the fastest local network and customers also have the benefits of unlimited calls to any local number."