Like someone said, for most, individual plan is not that good and only family plan are decent. T-mobile prepaid $30 5GB 4G and 100 mins is great for most people that don't talk a lot.
T-mobile postpaid do have some advantages. It has corp discount and for some can be up to 25% off.
And it has data/voice roaming to other network like AT&T.
And if your MVNO use T-mobile network. T-mobile postpaid customer will have higher data priority than MVNO customer. In a crowded cell phone tower, T-mobile postpaid customer will have faster speed than T-mobile MVNO customer.
$49+tax+fees (works out to $57 a month for me in Texas) for Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text, and 4GB high speed before it drops to slow. Speeds are typical Nexus 4 T-Mobile speeds, I haven't noticed any difference.
For those with a decent sized social network, or selling skills, they have a referral program that can amount to some decent money, paid bi-monthly via a debit visa card. (the link I included above is not my referral link, sadly) Take your number of referrals, add their referrals, divide by three, times $20, and you get that much each month. (there are other bonus this and that, if interested, it's all on their site[solavei.com].)
I've managed to sign up 1 person, so I'm glad that the plan itself is what I switched over to get But the person that referred me will probably cross $400 a month soon.
Getting back to the plan, I find 4GB more than sufficient for my needs. Probably because I'm not interested in streaming video or music to my phone. Tethering is officially not allowed, but I've managed occasional phone and tethering without problems, but YMMV there of course.
Was thinking about switching over to one of the value plans after my contract expired with ATT but these unlimited plans wont provide much of a savings if you take phone costs, residual value of phones, and cost of unneeded services into account.
1. You can often subsidize around 500 dollars (or more depending on deals available) of a brand new top of the line phone every 18 months with att that's about 28 dollars a month per line
2. I pay a little over 100 with taxes for a 550 min family plan with rollover (we never go over) and unlimited LTE on both lines with ATT. (Granted we get a sizeable % discount)
If I went with tmobile I would be paying 90 (I would get a 10% discount) (for only 2GB high speed data) + the cost of lets say two 650 dollar phones over a period of 2 years. Thats about 140-150 a month.
Sure you get unlimited talk but thats really just marketing hype for a large majority of people including myself.
I know I know if you use a cheap phone and dont upgrade often you will probably save some money in the long run but if you upgrade to iphones with ATT they dont really lose much value over time. Hell the 4s still sells for 400 and its been one upgrade cycle already since its come out.
Everyone should take these things into account before just jumping ship to Tmobile or any other prepaid/postpaid/etc. You may end up actually paying more.
Is this really $80 for 5 lines with unlimited talk / text, and 500mb of data on each line? I know it doesn't come with a phone, but that's a pretty good price... And no contract? Anyone want to split a plan with me?
The cheapest plan available is the $50 unlimited talk, text, and 500MB of data plan. If you want to increase your data limit, you can do so for an accumulative $10 charge. So for the 2GB plan, you’ll have to pay $60, 4GB you’ll have to pay $70, etc. After you reach your data limit, your data will be throttled to 2G speeds. All of the tiered data plans come with free Mobile Hotspot, so you can tether your phone to your laptop or PC.
From my understanding, the free hotspot is for the NEW POST-PAID plan with unlimited data....feel free to correct me.
Will rep for useful information. I feel generous today
"I got mine" = great deal, you snooze you lose.
"I didn't get mine" = scummy SDers...didn't wait for me.
We have a very good plan. We pay $100 plus tax ~ $106 per month for:
unlimited talk + text + international text + unlimited data 4G for 2 lines, plus unlimited talk + text for additional 2 lines
sounds like a loser plan from metropcs.
international text is worthless. it sounds cool but it's like a one way texting. it costs them an arm and a leg to reply your texting from any other countries, while you keep flooding their phone with your zillion texts with only 1 single reply. LOL.
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