T-Mobile's new family plan: Unlimited talk, text, data (10GB of 4G LTE each) as low as $30 a line
posted by Alan F. / Jul 14, 2015, 3:30 PM
But from now through Labor Day, sign up for the plan and the fourth line is free, with no expiration date. That means a family of four is getting unlimited talk, text and data (with the first 10GB being 4G LTE data) for $120 a month.
T-Mobile has been going on the offensive against Verizon recently, offering Verizon customers a taste of the upstart carrier. Today's announcement by T-Mobile was accompanied by a chart showing that to obtain the same unlimited talk, text and 10GB of data would cost Big Red customers $360 a month. Verizon's More Everything Plan allows four users to share 10GB of data. Including the overages required to match the amount of data offered by T-Mobile, Verizon customers would be paying $240 more each month.
The plan starts tomorrow and includes Music Freedom, Wi-Fi calling, Data Stash and the new Mobile without Borders, which gives T-Mobile customers in the U.S. free roaming in Mexico and Canada.
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Who cares if T-mobile service sucks? I can't get a call or text in my home with Sprint after TEN YEARS.
posted on Jul 14, 2015, 4:02 PM 4
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So you want the lesser of 2 evils in this situation. I dont know what else to say....if T Mo works better for you then great. If not...or the service sucks just as bad might as well look at other factors. In my area its either Verizon or AT&T. I do hope it forces those 2 to compete in price.
posted on Jul 14, 2015, 4:15 PM 4
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T-Mobiles services doesn't suck. It depends where you live and where you travel. Bottom line T-Mobile is better than Sprint. Better phones, Unlockable phones, No CDMA crap, Unlimited that isn't hot garbage with speeds around my area of 60 mbps max on LTE. T-Mobile is the underdog that is working hard to become better everyday. Verizon & AT&T can't get it together with the plans, prices, and throttling data. Sprint has terrible data speeds. Absolutely pitiful. For the $80 I give T-Mobile I have Unlimited LTE through my entire city, that's unthrottled, reliable and never dips below 3Mbps. I had data caps before and those are the days I call the suffering.
posted on Jul 14, 2015, 6:54 PM 7
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I left sprint and went to t-mobile, Sprint service had gotten so bad during thier slow network upgrade early last year.....The first thing I noticed was how fast tmobiles data was, the second thing I noticed (2months later) was the lack of coverage.....Went on a 3 hour road trip and I was the only one without service the entire trip. 9 months later I switched back to sprint, First thing I noticed was the fast data speed 2nd thing I noticed was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better servce..... I travel alot and have been to many cities, and with sprint I aways get my calls and have data, with tmobile that wasnt always the case.......so no Tmobiles network is not better than sprints...Rootmetrics agrees
posted on Jul 15, 2015, 1:35 AM 1
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Like i said it depends where you live and travel. T-Mobile gets spotty coverage when i travel on some highways outside the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh area. But in the city and pretty much every "city" I've been to on east coast (lol) the LTE is bumping. So it really all boils down to if you have the coverage.
posted on Jul 15, 2015, 3:57 PM 0
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That's fairly expensive in my opinion USA network costs this much?
posted on Jul 14, 2015, 4:07 PM 0
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US networks are huge monopolies and function like organized crime. This cell phone revolution has forced quite a few changes over the last few years and things are getting better. While these prices may seem absurd to the rest of the world they are generally becoming affordable now to US customers.
posted on Jul 14, 2015, 4:55 PM 6
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Try living in Australia, we've been paying overpriced for next to nothing in calls/text and data for years. It's a bit better now on calls and text are generally unlimited but data is still f****. One of my sims runs 75 a month for 1.5gig data and 400 dollars worth of calls and unlimited text.
posted on Jul 15, 2015, 12:36 AM 0
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You don't know the half of it. Yes, our plans are overpriced. In the US, we talk a big game, just to talk. However, reality is, we are a very reactive society. This, is nothing, you have to see how much cable tv cost.
posted on Jul 15, 2015, 8:02 AM 0
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I will be testing the T-mo network this week with their 7 day free trial. (an iPhone 5s is in route) If it works i'll switch, but I'll be returning the Apple device regardless.
posted on Jul 14, 2015, 4:48 PM 1
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I hear people saying all the time that T-Mobile's network sucks, and that's just incorrect. I have a SIM from every major carrier and the reality is if you're in a metro area T-Mobile is great, if you live in the sticks it's not so great. Verizon is the best overall, Sprint is the worst, and T-Mobile and AT&T split the difference. When I travel, T-Mobile is the obvious choice internationally (no intl roaming charges and wifi calling) and Verizon domestically (stellar rural coverage). I have my family on T-Mobile and unless Verizon can half the bill that's not changing.
posted on Jul 14, 2015, 7:05 PM 4
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tmobile is the worst and has always been the worst.....the only time tmobles network has ever beat sprints was 1 time and that was during sprints network overhaul....sprints coverage is 3x the size of tmobiles
posted on Jul 15, 2015, 1:46 AM 0
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VZW's 10gb plan for 4 is $140...but TMO gives each line 10gb...not bad...too bad their network is still a joke. Maybe some day.
posted on Jul 14, 2015, 10:34 PM 1
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Okay... Until the customer expects to get new phones at that pricing and finds out they have to either tack on another $100 per month in phone installment plans, bite the bullet and pay full retail price up front, or choose sub-par devices that have low equipment costs. Too bad T-Mobile doesn't have an honest bone in their body. They are comparing their plans with no device subsidies to Verizon's plans with device subsidies. Verizon is offering $140 per month for a family of four and you get a far superior network.
posted on Jul 14, 2015, 10:42 PM 0
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The plan you are talking about on Verizon only gives you a total of 10gb shared data and also does not include subsidies for that price. With a subsidy, the plan you are talking about is $240.00/m.
posted on Jul 15, 2015, 1:32 AM 0
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Just curious. Did you even read Alterans post? He didn't mentioned the data, he was talking price. Which you covered as well as he did, that the pricing Tmo is showing their cost without Installment charges for devices, vs Verizons plan with Installment/Subsidies included. They were not comparing their Cost without installments vs Verizons plan without Installments/subs.
posted on Jul 15, 2015, 2:11 AM 0
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Even with installments you are not buying the phone for free. If you want the best, usually the phones are up front 200 bucks or more. Example? 80bucks for 10gigs on Verizon. I want the s6. With a two year contract I need to upfront the cost of 250. Not just that, I just went to Verizon, selected as a new customer, Galaxy S6. Need to pay up front 250+tax. Then after choosing my line and 10GB a month, and protection I am now paying 132/month that will show on my bill according to them. So for 2 years 3418 without taxes on Verizon. Same plan on TMO, up front..taxes for phone. Spread the cost of the 600 buck phone over 24 months, with no contract or penalty to leave. I pay 25. Then 80 for their full unlimited and 10 for their protection, plus pay off jump feature too. Cost is 115. Or 2760 over 2 yrs. Savings? 658$ for a single line. I could literally buy another phone at full cost just from the savings when the 2yrs is up. And no matter what deal Verizon throws at me for a 'free' phone upgrade. I can buy mine outright without a contract. And then chop my bill by 25 bucks. So by the time you have refreshed that Verizon contract for another phone in 2yrs. I have saved an additional 600 bucks.
posted on Aug 08, 2015, 7:56 AM 0
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The first two are charged 100 with each additional line another 20. That's 140 for a family of four, not 120. It's only a 5 dollar difference per line, but still
posted on Jul 15, 2015, 5:25 AM 0
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