T-Mobile doubles your data when you add a tablet to your Simple Choice plan
0. phoneArena 26 Aug 2014, 10:57 posted on
Most U.S. carriers ask you to pay $10 a month to add a tablet to a shared data plan. The problem with this, is that the amount of data you have to work with doesn't increase. It's like throwing an extra piranha into a tank with a small piece of hamburger. The amount of meat doesn't change, but there is one more hungry mouth that needs to be fed. Having that tablet added to your shared data plan will almost certainly make your data allowance disappear faster...
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1. ikenvape (Posts: 65; Member since: 28 May 2014)
T-Mobile is sounding better and better. With Verizon we're at $170/mo with 2 lines and a tablet and 5gb shared.
5. Salazzi (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
It's phenomenal. They've added new deals this month alone.
-After line 2, all lines up to line 10 start at $10/month each. This comes out to $160 for 10 lines!!
-Adding a tablet plan now mirrors your phone data up to 5GB for only $10/month
-Refer someone to T-Mo and both you and that individual get free unlimited data for 1 year!!!
So, none of that bullcrap the other carriers, including Sprint, are trying to pull where you pay $xxx for x lines to share x amount of data, and then pay $40/month per phone if you're on contract, or $25/month if you're bringing your own phone or financing it from them.
For example, Verizon's $100/month for 10GB PLUS $160 for 4 lines line-access fees, for a total of $260/month for 4 lines to share 10GB data. That's with all 4 lines being contracted in for 2 years.. what a ripoff. And they're forcing everyone onto this crap including grandfathered plans such as the one my family is on where line access fee is $10 regardless of device.
Their new share everything plans though allow you to only pay $15 line access fee ($25 for basic phone). Though you then have to either buy a phone outright, or finance it from them, which is even worse than the previous price!--- $100 for 10GB data, $60 for 4 lines line access fees, then add finance costs, which they conveniently don't include in their statistics, but for this example I will use Galaxy S5's for all 4 lines. It costs $30/month to finance the S5 per line. So we are looking at $100+60+120= $280!!! And they lie to your face and tell you it's better than their just as sh*tty "More everything plan" with the 4 lines being contracted in!! They show you $260 contract price, compared to $160 on Edge plan. Bunch of greedy f***s. Now instead of Verizon subsidizing your phone on their already high cost plans (family of 5 on grandfathered plan with 700 minutes and 2 lines with smartphones comes out to $175 before taxes) they're making you choose between paying that price that was your total before, only as a subsidy fee!! $160 for 4 lines or in my case it'd be $200/ month for 5 lines just for the goddamn line access fee and phone subsidy!!! THEN you pay for the data that both dumb and smartphone now HAVE to have, so for 10GB (otherwise less than 2GB for each line is just ridiculous) is an extra $100! So instead of $220/month total before taxes(if all 5 lines had $30 unlimited data or 2GB data plans).. subsidy and contract included, they're trying to force you to choose between $260 subsidy and contract included or $285 with no contract or subsidy!
T-Mobile is an obvious choice out of all 4 carriers (now including sprint with their plans now more similar to verizon and att, though with more data allowance on their shi*ty network). At $160/month starting, for 10 lines.. no contract, and "line access" fee already included.
10. downbeat4 (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)
TMobile is doing some cool stuff, but you may want to look into the additional costs added to their plans as well...you need to either pay full retail or "finance" the phones on their plans as well. Also, if you want the ability to upgrade after 1year you need to pay $10 additional per line for that ability...and last time I "test drove" their network, the adjective "choppy" came to mind. Maybe in 3 years from now their network will be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with their great industry changing policies. They're forcing some much needed changes to the industry, but their network reliability is a joke... A bad one.
17. Salazzi (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
Not 3 years but by summer 2015, which is when they'll have all their 2G towers upgraded to LTE and will have the 700mhz band generally spread spread out. And I know the finance. Basically T-Mobile keeps their pricing straight. No "line access fees" no overage fees, etc. Phenomenal standards. People say "how can T-Mobile do this?" Simple.. more choices. Their pricing is similar to Verizons old pricing, which as everyone knows was quite profitable though if you go at the basic of everything (which is still unlimited talk and text just throttled data after x amount), it's MUCH cheaper than what most people pay and have paid with the other carriers. They keep it simple and straightforward, while providing a plethora of options (what features you want, how much data, BYOD or finance, etc) meaning no confusion for customers and no "ah-ha!" fees.
6. elitewolverine (Posts: 1952; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
ouch, tmobile would be 80 with 2.5gb each for that limited time then goes to 1gb, includes Hotspot for free. Then $10 for a tablet that would get 1gb as well. Pay 30 for each phone, which would be 140. You would get complete unlimited highspeed on each phone, no throttle ever, with 5gb of tether on the side. Plus 5gb for your tablet. Basically you would have 15gb between all three for tablet use. And you are still paying less than verizon. Of course this is seperate from taxes, insurance and device payments.
2. Kishin (Posts: 637; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Nice, soon data will once again be unlimited with tmobile's help. Just like the old days with no limits.
3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Everyone knows that "shared" plans are just a con job by the telecoms. Glad to see T-Mobile is on the way to fixing that crap.
4. hellonerds (Posts: 265; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
I pay 84$ month unlimited with 5GB of tether but I dont use it much or barely. . Having a note device is great lol..
7. elitewolverine (Posts: 1952; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
I agree the note is great bridge. If it wasnt for me needing a tab/laptop for work i wouldnt tether all that much either if at all. Though it came in handy last night when my cable went out, and i tethered my blue ray wifi to continue my netflix addiction.
14. elitewolverine (Posts: 1952; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
sadly yes, used to work for them too. For the most part they have been good (amazing i know), but with our homes getting fiber and freeway construction it has been in and out at nights during planned 'outage' time.
9. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
DAMN, thats a great deal!!! Ive been debating on staying with AT&T or going to Tmobile, but this deal is making it harder to stay with AT&T when i upgrade to the Note 3 or Note 4. I just dont trust T-Mobile's network here in St. Louis
12. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I'm glad that I'm not the only one that thinks about the inconsistency of Tmobile's network
15. elitewolverine (Posts: 1952; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
it is still growing. St. Louis looks good to me
18. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I saw that, but just not ready to completely leave AT&T. Id have to test drive T-Mobile's network in order to make a decision