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T-Mobile.com / Walmart: Prepaid $30/month - Unlim Text, 5GB Data*, 100 Voice Mins (New Activation Only)

porkrinds 425 October 3, 2011 at 06:39 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (8) More T-Mobile Deals
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Short: NEW Activations only.
Buy sim card + activation kit/code (required).
Activate online at t-mobile.com, choose $30 plan. Done.

Any unlocked GSM phone will work. Maybe others, YMMV. NO SPRINT/VERIZON (unless they are unlocked and accept SIM cards... typically "world phones"). Also no Blackberry.

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#5806
Quote from MozartA View Post :
I guess that's why in T-mobile term and condition, it explicitly stated prepaid data got lower priority than postpaid with >2GB 4G plan (not include unlimited 4G plan).

Network Management: Data traffic of postpaid plans with limited high-speed data allotments greater than 2GB will be prioritized over other currently offered plans during periods of congestion.

So if you want to get higher date priority then other traffic, you need to get the new T-mobile postpaid plan and get +2GB data. If you want higher data priority, don't get Unlimited 4G data plan since they explicit stated unlimited 4G plan don't have as high priority as the limited high-speed data plan.
This is only if they actually enforce this. "During periods of congestion" is the keyword. Verizon, Sprint, and at&t have similar restrictions.

Verizon for example will throttle 3G for everyone (prepaid and postpaid) on congested cell sites.


At this point it's just legalese. Just note the "periods of congestion" T-Mobile brags about their bandwidth optimization, so it'll be put to the test with these new plans and their new phones.
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Quote from sd444 View Post :
Kill off the $30 5GB plan and it's fixed. All the cheap bastards can flock like locusts to another provider.
Be better If they change it to 500 min unlimited text n 1-2gb data for 30$. Now that will be amazing.
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Quote from ak11228 View Post :
Be better If they change it to 500 min unlimited text n 1-2gb data for 30$. Now that will be amazing.
Sure, if tmobile wanted to drive down ARPU. Data is the only reason to upgrade to higher priced plans. The 5GB plan did two things. One, it filled an empty network and got people to talk about data speeds through word of mouth. Two, it got people addicted to data, specifically 4G data.

I don't know how high the minutes should be increased but 500MB 4G should be the max for data @ $30 i.e. so the $50 plan doesn't look bad in comparison.

April 12th (iphone launch) is another date that may see the 5GB plan killed or modified. The only way it's sticking around is if people are paying 10c/min in overages consistently i.e. $35-$40/month including overages.
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Quote from sd444 View Post :
Sure, if tmobile wanted to drive down ARPU. Data is the only reason to upgrade to higher priced plans. The 5GB plan did two things. One, it filled an empty network and got people to talk about data speeds through word of mouth. Two, it got people addicted to data, specifically 4G data.

I don't know how high the minutes should be increased but 500MB 4G should be the max for data @ $30 i.e. so the $50 plan doesn't look bad in comparison.

April 12th (iphone launch) is another date that may see the 5GB plan killed or modified. The only way it's sticking around is if people are paying 10c/min in overages consistently i.e. $35-$40/month including overages.
True but tmobile network is so empty they might use it to catch more customer instead. I don't like the new simple plan, the previous plan with 60dollar 1000min family plan was cheaper and most ppl will be good with 1000min. Just saying if tmobile wants to step up it needs to push the price down a little more.
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Quote from ak11228 View Post :
True but tmobile network is so empty they might use it to catch more customer instead. I don't like the new simple plan, the previous plan with 60dollar 1000min family plan was cheaper and most ppl will be good with 1000min. Just saying if tmobile wants to step up it needs to push the price down a little more.
If you price it out with other networks, T-mobile is already cheaper than AT&T/Verizon, etc. If they want to improve their network, they will need to make extra money to do it. Verizon and AT&T have money to improve their network (and buying up all the best wireless spectrum) because they are charging a lot more. So how can T-mobile improve their network if they don't have the money to buy the spectrum they need and money to build more towers?

And if you want something cheaper, there are MVNOs which use T-mobile network (without data/voice roaming and also lower data priority which is why cheaper). Someone else using their T-mobile network (only) already drive down the price for them. Also, if t-mobile tower is congested, they can just limit the traffic for MVNOs without making their own brand looks bad by giving priority to their own postpaid and then their T-mobile prepaid services.
I think that is what happened to Straight Talk AT&T sim which sometime the speed become pretty bad when using certain congested towers. People just blame Straight Talk instead of AT&T.
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#5811
By FAR the best plan in mobile in the US. 5gb of LTE for $30 a month? Awesome. My Nexus 4 is loving the speed bump from LTE as well:
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Quote from Rtard View Post :
By FAR the best plan in mobile in the US. 5gb of LTE for $30 a month? Awesome. My Nexus 4 is loving the speed bump from LTE as well:
drool Damn it. I'm going to hunt down an LTE signal tomorrow.
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Quote from dzap View Post :
drool Damn it. I'm going to hunt down an LTE signal tomorrow.
Its the latency that makes it absolutely amazing for me. I can actually run VOIP while out and about and the calls sound exactly like I am on wifi. Made several test calls today and everyone said it sounded perfect. Complete change from HSPA+, where the speeds were high, but the latency caused it to be unusable for VOIP.

So essentially for $30 a month I have unlimited calls through VOIP, unlimited texts through Google Voice, and 5gb of LTE with unlimited capped HSPA afterwards. . .
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Quote from Rtard View Post :
Its the latency that makes it absolutely amazing for me. I can actually run VOIP while out and about and the calls sound exactly like I am on wifi. Made several test calls today and everyone said it sounded perfect. Complete change from HSPA+, where the speeds were high, but the latency caused it to be unusable for VOIP.

So essentially for $30 a month I have unlimited calls through VOIP, unlimited texts through Google Voice, and 5gb of LTE with unlimited capped HSPA afterwards. . .
Which VOIP service are you using?
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#5815
I will be on a trip early next month. Plan to stay in hotel for 3 nights, not too hot about paying for WiFi. Is there a safe way to tether from this plan? I will have a macbook with me on the trip if that helps.
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Quote from Rtard View Post :
Its the latency that makes it absolutely amazing for me. I can actually run VOIP while out and about and the calls sound exactly like I am on wifi. Made several test calls today and everyone said it sounded perfect. Complete change from HSPA+, where the speeds were high, but the latency caused it to be unusable for VOIP.

So essentially for $30 a month I have unlimited calls through VOIP, unlimited texts through Google Voice, and 5gb of LTE with unlimited capped HSPA afterwards. . .
I thought they restricted you to EDGE speeds after 5GB?
Or am I wrong?
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#5817
Does FoxFi change the user agent (so T-mobile doesn't detect)? I just need to tether for a few days while I am on a trip.
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Quote from al4nw31 View Post :
I thought they restricted you to EDGE speeds after 5GB?
Or am I wrong?
You are right. I'm pretty sure is 2G edge speeds after 5GB.
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Quote from ihaveaquestion View Post :
Does FoxFi change the user agent (so T-mobile doesn't detect)? I just need to tether for a few days while I am on a trip.
Honestly, it's quite easy to detect if you don't put your data through an encrypted VPN.
I don't believe there is any tethering app that will encrypt your data.
However, I am not too sure about the legality of checking your data for tethering.
Privacy laws may protect you here, but again, I am unsure.
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Quote from Rtard View Post :
By FAR the best plan in mobile in the US. 5gb of LTE for $30 a month? Awesome. My Nexus 4 is loving the speed bump from LTE as well:
My guess is that you flashed the .33 radio over 4.2.2? Notice any software problems or side effects from the older radio? I haven't rolled back yet in fear of messing something up...
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