New T-Mobile prepaid unlimited talk and text plans start at $40

T-Mobile announced on Thursday that it’s introducing a new class of prepaid plans called Simply Prepaid. It’s a monthly plan that includes unlimited minutes, texts, and 3G data — you simply pay for how much 4G LTE data you expect to use.

There are three Simply Prepaid tiers, starting at $40 per month, which nets you 1GB of LTE data, all the way up to $60 per month, which comes with 5GB of 4G LTE data. Once you’ve used up your LTE allotment, you’ll be throttled to 3G speeds until the end of the month.

While Simply Prepaid customers can tap into some T-Mobile bells and whistles like Wi-Fi calling,  these plans don’t include T-Mobile’s data exception for music streaming or cheap international data options that come with T-Mobile’s postpaid Simple Choice plan.

Simply Prepaid joins T-Mobile’s Pay As You Go prepaid plan, which starts at a much less expensive $10 but has metered minutes and texts, and users have to buy expensive one-day or seven-day data passes. Simply Prepaid plans will become available through [company]T-Mobile[/company] and authorized dealers on January 25.