T-Mobile announces prepaid Android phone, tethering plans

T-Mobile introduces a new Android phone for the prepaid market called the T-Mobile Comet and also reveals pricing for its Wi-Fi and tethering plan.

T-Mobile Comet
T-Mobile Comet T-Mobile

November 3 is going to be a busy day for T-Mobile. That's the day the carrier will launch the LG Optimus T and the Motorola Defy , and now, a third device called the T-Mobile Comet has been added to the mix.

The T-Mobile Comet is actually a rebranded version of the Huawei Ideos and will be offered as a prepaid option at $200 without contract. You can also get the Android 2.2 device on contract for just $10. Though more of a lower-end smartphone, it features a 528MHz processor, a 2.8-inch touch screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and Wi-Fi hot spot and tethering capabilities.

In addition to the Comet, T-Mobile announced pricing for its new data and Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing plans. In the case of the former, customers will have several options. There's the 200MB plan, which goes for $10 per month with a two-year contract or $15 per month without contract, and the Web Unlimited plan, which goes for $30 per month.

To add tethering capabilities (allows you to use your smartphone as a mobile hot spot), it's an additional $15 per month on top of the $30 Web Unlimited data plan. These plans will be available this holiday season.

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.


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