T-Mobile reportedly has a big week of promotions coming

T-Mobile reportedly has a big week of promotions coming
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has apparently taken time out from his Periscope addiction to sign off on some new promotions being rolled out by the nation's fourth largest carrier. According to a report published today, starting Monday T-Mobile will send a text to certain customers, offering them a 30-day free trial to Rhapsody UnRadio. After the trial is over, those who received the promotion will have the option of continuing service for $4 a month, or canceling it.

On Thursday June 11th, T-Mobile will announce a new promotion aimed at those who are heavy users of their smartphone cameras. The carrier will put up a website showing subscribers how to set their snappers in order to take the best pictures. In addition, there will be a contest of some sort with T-Mobile customers submitting their photos in order to enter.

The very next day, June 12th, T-Mobile will announce that those on its Unlimited 4G LTE Simple Choice plans will get a 2GB bump in the amount of data they can use while tethering. For example, customers paying $80 a month for the Simple Choice plan with 5GB of data will see their tethering and mobile HotSpot cap raised to 7GB. Once their data cap has been hit, instead of getting cut off, subscribers will be throttled to a speed of 128Kbps. Those using limited data plans, or signed up for the $70 a month unlimited plan, will not be eligible to receive the extra data.

Other changes coming soon are expected to enhance the Simple Global Data feature. While it is unclear what changes are coming to the program, one rumor has T-Mobile allowing subscribers to use their handset as a mobile HotSpot.

This coming week promises to be interesting, if not exciting, for T-Mobile customers. As soon as any of this becomes official, we will let you know immediately.

source: TmoNews

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30 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm about 90% certain i'm going to switch to T-Mobile. just waiting for the next Nexus before i make my move.

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Coverage in my area sucks. Once they get it to the level of AT&T Id switch.. till then AT&T or nothing for me.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

which area is that? also when you switch, ask for their free cellspot

3. dragon76

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

I am still waiting for them to upgrade from the EDGE network in my area..... been hearing about 4G coming for years now

5. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

What state do you live in if you don't mind me asking?

8. dragon76

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

I live in Southwestern Pennsylvania and closest 4G (3.5G) or LTE is about 30 miles away

9. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

That sucks. I was checking the coverage map for T-Mobile to try and see how accurate it is, and Pennsylvania needs more coverage badly. I really hope T-Mobile is serious about imporved all-around coverage at the end of 2015. Pennsylvania has access to the new 700 band but that signal is blocked for now due to Channel 51.

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Depending on actual location, you may be on a refarmed LTE/2G tower. They use the Band 2 frequency and your phone may not support it. This type of tower even though LTE is not 4g tower, so if you have a 4G only phone, it wont work even if it is on 1900 frequency (which is band 2). I do have access to that system but wouldn't recommend posting address lol.

26. shnibz

Posts: 513; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

That sucks man :( I'm about 15 minutes north of Pittsburgh and T-Mobile speeds are Insanely fast here. Hopelly they'll head down your way

4. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

I want to switch to them but they're so damn expensive compared to verizon funny enough

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

T-Mo more expensive than Verizon? What world are you living in?

11. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Let's see if I want a galaxy s6 32gb with 3gb I'm looking at 94 +tax and fees. If I want my exact plan paired with new phone installment plans. 6gb shared Galaxy s6 Galaxy note 4 Galaxy tab I'm looking at 220 a month. I tried so many ways with tmo but they just can't match our even remotely at that. On vzw with the same s**t. I'm paying 157/mo. I have been trying to get away from vzw. Locking boot loaders is complete BS.

13. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The taxes and fees are included with T-Mo. That was part of uncarrier.

14. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thesis well and good but I just ran the numbers again and for the sake of getting the total lower. I added the 3rd line (tablet ) as bringing my own and still hit 174.00/mo. The only way to save on tmobile is to already own the devices

21. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Uh, no.

20. defcon888

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

Keep in mind, once you pay off your Verizon phone...your bill doesn't go down. WIth T-Mo, I have 4 phones (3 android and an iPhone)...I am paying $230.....if I had the money to pay for the phones off upfront, I would be at about $150. Yes, that is only 2.5GB.user per month. But, we conenct to our house wiFi and when I am at work I connect there...I don't go over. I was with Verizon for 10+ years...I had unlimited data....they were good.....customer service sucked. T-Mo while not the strongest coverage.....they are pusihing the limits and making other cell companies stand up and take notice. Where my wife and I live, the signal is bad (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mo)...we connect to our WiFi....no issues. Verizon can't do that, AT&T I believe are about to and I think Sprint is doing WiFi calling.

22. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

2 lines for 100, completely unlimited. Free Tablet line with 200mb/mo (OR 10$/mo for 5GB) Use your phones from Verizon. I dont see the issue youre seeing.

25. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Unless you are paying for the phones the base amount is way cheaper. 100/month for 2 lines unlimited everything. Then for 10bucks the match my data 5gb tablet line. So 110. base price. Sure if you need phones it goes up. But are you being truly fair to tmobile. If you were doing a 1-1, how much would it be for me to switch? i would need to divvy up no less than 700bucks for verzions 2yr contract. That alone is a big no no. Sure i could do the Verizon monthly to, but at that point is it any cheaper? Not by a long shot. in fact, just for me to get the same data i currently use on just 2 phones i would need 20GB shared, that is like a $145 just for data according to their site (unless i was playing with the rates wrong).

28. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

I use t-mobile 2 lines (work and persional) and i dont pay extra for my tablet, I tether it to the phone I get actually unlimited data on the phones and the allow 5gb or tethering on each phone, so with 2 phones Unlimited talk/text/data and a tablet with 10gb of data its $100 note 4 note edge asus transformer

7. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

What u smoking i don't see verizon offering 2 one for 100 umlimited

12. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah? Smoke and mirrors buddy. Add in 2 phones, and they're ridiculous taxes and fees. You have to figure at least 25-30 per line for a decent phone. The access, taxes and fees at the least 20-25. That 100 is looking more like 185. Better yet, go on the site and fill it out up until check out. That large number is excluding the fees.

23. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Taxes and fees vary based on state. Most 2/100 plans are between 115-130

24. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

OK, so on T-Mobile I have 2 phones, one with 3GB data and the other with 1GB, 2 LTE tablets and an LTE-connected laptop. My monthly bill is... $94. Granted, I have a 17% corporate discount and my other devices are limited to 200MB per month unless I purchase or upgrade data, but with WiFi at home and at work and lots of other places, I have rarely needed to. Can't get a better deal anywhere else. Made the switch to T-Mobile in December '13 and have never looked back.

27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You are spreading miss information bud. Every carrier will need phones. Even Verzion. If you have a Verizon phone then you are at an advantage, that is how they hooked you. If you are on Tmobile, they have the advantage. If you go online, select a Verizon S6 plan, with the phone paid off monthly, you will be paying 131 with protection and 10gb of data. Go to tmobile, 80 for unlimited, 10 for protection and 28 for phone. Same price. Difference? Unlimited Data. It is all about how you use it. Working with data plans daily average unlimited user uses 20GB give or take a few. But that is even more on Verizon to match. And if your like some tmobile customers that do 30GB of more, dear lord help you on Verizon.

29. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

verizon's 2 lines with limited data is $80 but you have to pay $15/line plus taxes and fees I have a friend who swares by them on that plan his data gets throttled to near nothing after 2-3 weeks of his bill and his total for the $80 plan $145

10. FM3192

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Tmobile is cheaper

17. tguy1978

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Buddy, you have to compare apples to apples. You need to compare as if you had no devices and then see what plans are cheaper. Obviously if you already have VZ phones the initial cost may be more expensive to switch but over time it will pay for it's self. You can also sell those VZ phones on Craigslist to make up the cost or Trade them in to Tmobile and they will pay your term fee's and give you cash gift cards to switch over when trading in devices. Trust me Tmobile is cheaper I had VZ for 15 years and finally was tired of the high plan costs. $100/m for unlim talk/txt with 2GB data. yes that was for 1 line. I switched to TM and I have unlimited talk/text and 3GB of data for $68/m. I also have Wi-Fi calling and txt, I have free txt and data in 120+ countries without having to do anything. Was just in Mexico on vacation from USA, came in handy, I have free txting when flying on a plane by connecting to GoGo(only available to Tmobile customers). I also have roll over data. Also, TMobile is HUGE oversea's. Verizon is nothing over there. Only big in the USA. I have coverage 99% of wherever I go and I travel a lot for work. If for some reason I don't have coverage I am sure I can find a Wi-Fi to connect to and BAM I an make calls and txt.

30. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

don't forget in those same 120+ countries, if you have wifi you can make FREE Tmobile wifi calls back to the states. Meaning those 20cents/min is out the window.

15. kkkkgc

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

How about allowing sharing of data under a family plan? Sometimes one person uses too much and the others hardly used any data. It would be nice to transfer some data just to get to the next cycle.

16. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

as much as i love tm, They need to hurry up with their coverage. in nice size urban areas it's great services but once you start going out of areas, well good luck... I just took a trip to Sandusky oh this weekends and Few times i had to take my friends phone who as Verizon and use it because my service sucked

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