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Hello everyone,

Recently, some people over at Howardforums on grandfathered/classic plans have discovered that their $20/month 5GB Preferred Android Web data plan was replaced with a $5/month 5GB "Pref Android Web Reduced" data plan. Details are as follows:

-$5/month for 5GB. Throttles after 5GB although some users have reported no throttling at all.

-Only works for Grandfathered and Classic plans, NOT Value plans.

-Get by calling 611 on your T-mobile phone and saying "cancel" at the prompt to reach the retentions/loyalty department.

-Loyalty CSR called it "Bridge to Value Preferred Web" and described it as a way of giving classic plan members a sample of Value cost savings.

-Despite the name, it does not require you to switch to Value at anytime, nor was I forced to extend my contract.

-This reduced data plan is not eligible as a choice for getting an upgraded smartphones. Upgrading a line with the $5 plan will change the line back to the $20 plan. It's not clear whether you add the $5 data plan on a line that has upgraded recently.

-This is not like T-zones/Web2Go in that it WILL work with any Android phone. I don't know about other types of phones.


My post on the Howardforum thread
[howardforums.com]

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#136
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They are only offering $5 for 2GB here and it doesn't work on a Grandfathered plan either. Only works on Classic or Value they told me.
Same exact thing I was told. Though, one rep said I could do it on the old legacy family plan I'm on when I'm closer having my phones available for an upgrade.
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#137
Has anyone with the $5 data plan looked into whether they can keep something similar if they switch to Value? Normally, you would have to pay $10 for 2GB on Value.
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#138
so is there any way to dupe T-Mobile into giving me this plan if I'm a current AT&T customer and thinking about switching to T-Mobile? laugh out loud
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#139
Was able to replicate this deal, was on a 5 faves classic plan. Had to renew contract but was able to keep the same shared minutes and 5 faves deal I had before. Was $5 each for 2 lines at 5GB.
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#140
Called and the rep said the plan was designed only for 1! line out of the 3 lines that currently have internet on my line. However, I need to renew my contract for all my lines for the $15 discount.

I don't know if it's worth it, although it would only add 8 months to my contract. I did just upgrade 2 lines around March/November so that could be a reason why these two aren't eligible.
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#141
No go for me. I just upgraded two months ago. The rep told me that it for people that are 18 months into their contract. But the moment that they upgrade a phone then they lose it.
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#142
Quote from masashi View Post :
They are only offering $5 for 2GB here and it doesn't work on a Grandfathered plan either. Only works on Classic or Value they told me.
Quote from lexluthor View Post :
Same exact thing I was told. Though, one rep said I could do it on the old legacy family plan I'm on when I'm closer having my phones available for an upgrade.
you guys spoke to loyalty right? I would try another rep.
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#143
Man is TMobile all over the place on their deals..

I was told I would qualify for Bridge to Value on the 18th month which would be between this month and next month but then the lady which was not part of loyalty told me they would not be allow to give me the deal because last year they noted on my account that I was eligible to switch to a Value plan for free without needing to pay a termination or migration fee... So for getting a deal I never used I can't get a $30 discount on my 2 data lines for the rest of the contract.. Does not make sense... Guess I'll try to call and actually speak to some one in Loyalty and try again...
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#144
For what it's worth, to recap, I did wind up with the One S for $109+tax, it did not reset my upgrade date (well it did, but then they fixed it) and on top of that it looks like they moved that line over to the $5 data plan since, I guess, that line is upgrade eligible it qualifies for the discounted data plan.

Now, in a few months, I'll be positioned to migrate to the value plan, without penalty, if I want.

I'd say that worked out to be a pretty sweet deal for me.
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#145
Quote from lexluthor View Post :
For what it's worth, to recap, I did wind up with the One S for $109+tax, it did not reset my upgrade date (well it did, but then they fixed it) and on top of that it looks like they moved that line over to the $5 data plan since, I guess, that line is upgrade eligible it qualifies for the discounted data plan.

Now, in a few months, I'll be positioned to migrate to the value plan, without penalty, if I want.

I'd say that worked out to be a pretty sweet deal for me.
Awesome to hear! I was only suspicious of the deal because many reps like to make claims they cannot keep and do not have to up hold (without evidence).
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#146
Well... Tried one more time today... Since I am now well in my last 6 months of contract... And Bingo... Got the Bridge to Value deal... It should save us at least $30 a month on 2x5GB data plans for 6 months+... And since we plan to buy our upgrade phones directly... There shouldn't be any prob with keeping the deal...

I first called 611 and asked for Loyalty but the machine couldn't figure it out so I first spoke with a regular CSR but after taking care of a few other things on my account got transfer to Loyalty... And walla... Got a great discount... Make sure u call before they print u'r next bill so they can add u'r new data rate to u'r bill or u will have to wait till u'r next bill...

Keep trying folks... It is still being offered by Loyalty...
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#147
Just worked for me! $5 for my Android line. Have an HTC Sensation using Gingerbread so I can tether! I kept the $15/month plan I have for my iPhone line because it includes tethering. Totally awesome.

$50
2 lines
400 shared minute
Unlimited Nights/Weekends
Unlimited T-Mobile to TMobile

$15
4.5GB + tether Unlimited Data

$5
5GB (no tether) Unlimited Data

$3
500 Text Messages

-$10
(credit for Bridge to Value, $5 for each line)

GRAND TOTAL (before taxes): $63
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#148
Quote from scataloth View Post :
Just worked for me! $5 for my Android line. Have an HTC Sensation using Gingerbread so I can tether! I kept the $15/month plan I have for my iPhone line because it includes tethering. Totally awesome.

$50
2 lines
400 shared minute
Unlimited Nights/Weekends
Unlimited T-Mobile to TMobile

$15
4.5GB + tether Unlimited Data

$5
5GB (no tether) Unlimited Data

$3
500 Text Messages

-$10
(credit for Bridge to Value, $5 for each line)

GRAND TOTAL (before taxes): $63
Make sure u take a very close look at u'r next bill.. Sometimes they don't add the credits although they have notes in u'r account that u should be getting them....

Is that 500 Text Messages for both lines or just on a single line ??? Right now I have Unlimited Text Messeges $20 but would love to get that down to $3-$5.. 500 should be more then enough....

Also is the -$10 credit for Bridge to Value aka $5 per line on top of the savings on the data.... Was it given to u since u kept u'r $15 tethering data plan... Guess I better call again... Right know this is my price point on 3 lines..

$60 (2 lines) + $10 (3rd line)
3 lines
1000 shared minute
Unlimited Nights/Weekends
Unlimited T-Mobile to TMobile

$5
5GB (no tether) Unlimited Data

$5
5GB (no tether) Unlimited Data

$20
Unlimited Text Messages

15% Corporate Discount that should care of the Taxes & Fees

GRAND TOTAL (before taxes): $100
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#149
Thanks for the post, I was just able to add it pretty easily to my off-contract Even More Plus plan to two phones. One phone previously had Android Preferred (20$), and the other had the 200MB (10$). My rep's name was Jason.

I received a text from T-Mobile and the change immediately showed up on my account (Android app) as "Pref Shadow Web" for $5. It has not changed on the online account yet but I think that will take a little longer. Feels great to shave off 20$ of monthly fixed costs Smilie
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#150
I am currently on Even More Plus plan with the following details:
2 Lines
750 Shared Minutes+ Unlimited Weekend+Nights
No Text Messages
No Data

Total = 49.99$ + Tax=60.01$

Will it be a good deal to add this data plan[$5/month/line]? Also, do I need to trap again in to 2 year contract???
I have been with TMo since 2007
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