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T-Mobile adds One Plus plan for more tethering and HD video

This add-on covers unlimited 4G tethering, HD video and faster international speeds.

In the never-ending mobile phone data plan arms race, T-Mobile recently announced it was ditching conventional plans altogether in favor of a simpler unlimited data, voice and text plan called One. But unlimited means different things to different people, and there was an immediate backlash against the new plan's limitations on device tethering and HD video playback.

Higher-speed tethering and HD video "day passes" are available for an extra a la carte cost, but T-Mobile is now adding a single One Plus plan add-on that covers unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot data, unlimited HD video streaming (still in the form of day passes) and speeds that are twice as fast when travelling abroad to more than 140 countries. If you opt not to add the One Plus level of service, tethering speeds under the standard One plan have been bumped up from 2G to 3G speeds.

The new plan add-on will cost an extra $25 per line per month, and will now launch on September 1, five days earlier than previously reported.