T-Mobile to introduce unlimited plans on April 13th?
There is a catch. Remember, the word "unlimited" has nothing to do with speed. If you exceed 2GB of data usage in 1 month, your network speed will be throttled lower. And there is one last thing. The Unlimited plans are good for individual accounts only, no family plans can apply.
1. jaysee (unregistered)
i am in a even more + plan now. am i able to change to this plan? anyone know
2. ricky (unregistered)
Yep u have to upgrade your phone and you can change to the even more plan
3. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you dont have to upgrade your phone.. read the article. EM+ plans are 60, and EM plans are 80. Concidering it saves u 480 over 2 years, there is almost no reason to be on the contract version unless you like really cheap smartphones.
5. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
So, jailbreak your AT&T iphone and enjoy EVEN MORE with MAGENTA!!!
6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
...for now at least...
10. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yea,, or you could waist your money and stay on ATT. If/When Tmobile and ATT merge, Tmo customers will keep their contract pricing while on the bigger voice network (and our faster data). We will have all the benifits and the cheaper service. ATT customers will still just... pay more. :)
ATT can not force Tmo customers to change their plans.
Anyone who is on ATT should be jumping to Tmo to get the benefits of cheaper plans and faster data. When ATT merges, you will have us on $80 unlimited everything with HSPA+ up to 42mb/s, and you on $140 with a 4 gig cap + overage fees as well as HSPA+ up to 12mb/s. Who wins? :)
14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
How does moving to T-Mo get 'unlimited everything'? The PA article stated that unlimited did not apply to data. Use more than 2Gb in a billing cycle, and you get throttled.
That sure doesn't sound like unlimited data....
20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
its unlimited as in it never gets turned off and you never get charged overages like you do on ATT and VZW.
If you use more than 2 gigs (90% dont), you can still do the original Unlimited everything for 80 off contract or 100 on contract so there isnt any throttling. That is still way cheaper than ATT's plans that max out at 4gigs then charge you massive overages.
22. Goose Gosich (unregistered)
Still delusional, I see.
Since when does Verizon have overages when their data plans on smartphones are unlimited?
Maybe if you were foolish enough to pick up the promotional pricing for 150MB for $15 when they did it for a few months or have Mobile Broadband.
Last I checked, this discussion was about SMARTPHONES, though.
25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
If theyve finally gotten rid of the overage charges for real, good for them. They sure as hell used to charge. And dont tell me they didnt, because I used to work for them.
So.. .delusional?? not hardly.
And what exactly does that have to do with my arguement about it being cheaper to get on Tmobile and have the better plan when the ATT merger happens? Yea, i mentioned VZW in passing, but it doesnt change my arguement one bit.
17. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
'I love it when a plan comes together' ~ Hannibal
7. MorePhonesThanNeeded (unregistered)
Get it while it's good, who knows what will happen in a year time. Hopefully people on T Mobile will get a good out of them until AT&T takes the air out of T Mobile. I'm wondering if AT&T will keep T Mobile around as their budget line? Seems like a god idea, they will have T-Mo's network and can use T-Mo structure since there really isn't anyone else big enough challenge them on GSM in the US. AT&T might have made a wonderful decision with the purchase of T-Mo. I would hope for the latter as it would still give less fortunate folks a place to still get pretty decent Android phones with good backing behind them.
8. Kyraa (unregistered)
This system is standard to very much all carriers in Germany. I think in most European Countries it is as well. Enjoy it fellow Americans. ;) Interesting enough though that such contract terms aren't available in the US at all.
One example from Germany: If you choose the contract "Blue 100", offered by "o2", you get: 120 min per month free for talking, unlimited SMS to every carrier, unlimitied data (throttled if you exceed a certain amount) and pay only 20 Euros per month. Thats when you choose the 24 month contract. You can just sign up for 1 month, but you wont get the unlimited SMS.
Next week I will buy the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc on contract. It's vodafone and I will have unlimited talking time to vodafone, unlimited SMS to all carriers, unlimited MMS to vodafone users, unlimited data and I can choose a second carrier I wish to be able to have unlimited talking time as well. I'll only pay 25 Euros. The phone will cost me 210 euros, but it isn't branded and completely free of SIM-lock and netlock.
11. sscorp99 (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ask how many Americans are willing to spend over 400.00 USD for their phone and 99% would laugh at you.
12. Kyraa (unregistered)
Pay 10 Euros a month more and you get highend smartphones for 1 lousy Euro. With o2 Blue you will pay a bit more, but tbh where is the difference in paying 45 Euros for a contract where 20 is the actuall contract and 25 the phone and paying 59 dollars for the contract only? The Blue contract is actually quite expensive when it comes to phones, but for vodafone you pay 10 Euros a month more and get most phones for 1 euro. I think that is worth thinking about, don't you think?
I chose the "pay 210 Euros"-version, because paying 10 per month more would cost me more than paying 210 as a whole in the first place on a 24 months contract.
13. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
ask americans if they would rather pay 2000 to get the phone for free, or 1000 and buy a 500 phone.
Unfortuantely most americans never do the math, and realize that cheaper no contract plans save them money in almost every situation.
The difference between these 2 plans on and off contract is 20 a month.. thats $480 in savings over 2 years for the no contract version. The galaxyS 4g for example is 200 after rebate, which means ur spending 680 more to be on contract to get that "cheaper phone. Even if you buy the GS4g at full retail of $500, you still saved $160 over 2 years. Its not much, but why pay more if you dont have to? Especially since Tmobile allows most people to bill the phone to the account for free so they dont have to pay it all upfront?
18. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I always buy my phones at full price...
21. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
ya.. once i am no longer an employee, its no contract only and phones from craigslist or wherever is on sale. Im not gonna spend an extra 500 a year just to save 200 on a phone.. lol
9. DigitalMD2 (unregistered)
SO then I'm sure that T-Mobile will be filtering out all of those unwanted ads and other junk we didn;t ask for in our data streams so we are not unfiarly penalized for comsuming TOO MUCH data on their HIG SPEED 4G blah blah network? AM I right??
23. Goose Gosich (unregistered)
1. Only Tmobile does the cheaper-monthly-rate-with-your-own-phone-thing.
2. AT&T isn't buying anybody until the government approves it, so dance with that.
24. warlin-Atrix (unregistered)
Put me in with my atrix4g,,,, bye bye at&t.