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T-Mobile’s new Go5G plan gets even more expensive and offers faster phone upgrades

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

T-Mobile announced it’s offering a yearly phone upgrade plan called Go5G Next for $100 per month for a single line. It’s a pricier companion to the $90-per-month Go5G Plus plan with bi-annual upgrades the carrier debuted earlier this year.

The prices from T-Mobile’s announcement assume you’re using automatic payments, which come with a $5 discount per line that’s separate from the company’s $5 fee for in-store payments.

Every other aspect of the plan looks to be the same as that lower-tier “Plus” plan: it offers unlimited calls and texts, Netflix Basic (or Standard if you’re on a family plan), Apple TV Plus, unlimited mobile data, and 50GB of broadband-quality data.

There’s a caveat, though. T-Mobile won’t deem you “upgrade-ready”…

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