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OK, this is kinda related to this thread about a new T-Mobile plan, but I want to highlight the Family Plans.

So as an individual you get unlimited min/txt + 500mb of data plus hotspot for $50

but as a Family you get a better deal.

2 Lines for $40 each ($80)
3 Lines for $30 each ($90)
4 Lines for $25 each ($100)
5 Lines for $22 each ($110)

and each person gets the same plan as the the individual paying $50

Plus no contracts required, so if you pool with friends and your friend is a dead beat, no worries about him costing you $200 for an ETF.

Also in my case, I was previously on the Family Value plan was paying $5 for 200mb but now it's included and upgraded to 500mb with free hotspot. So I'm saving $5/line

*you can switch over as long as you are at least 18 months into your existing plan. You will still have to finish out your current plan even though this says "no contract" but if you are out of contract this will not extend your contract.

**corrected my earlier statement, 2GB is available for $10/month, if you want to pick and choice which line gets more data, add the 500MB first then edit each line individually

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#316
ok so lemme ask this....

what if i buy a phone from a 3rd party site like staplesmobile? thats pretty much the same subsidized pricing, correct?

if i buy a phone from them there won't be any $20/month for 2 years will there?
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Quote from blackbeasst View Post :
ok so lemme ask this....

what if i buy a phone from a 3rd party site like staplesmobile? thats pretty much the same subsidized pricing, correct?

if i buy a phone from them there won't be any $20/month for 2 years will there?
You can still do upgrades (i.e. contract renewals) through third party sellers. It may or may not be cheaper than the SC plans. In my particular case it isn't cheaper to switch to SC or do a third party upgrade/renewal, since the latter forces me to pay more for data. So I'm basically stuck on my (now expired) grandfathered contract.
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Quote from palasx View Post :
I am also interested in the public reply to, and opinion on, this question. We have 3 people here in VA, and 2 in MI. We're going from a MyFave plan to this new one, but its only cost effective with 5 lines. The unlimited texting and data will be a nice addon, for a total difference of $12 per month.

Also, we have a monthly loyalty discount on our account. How is the best way to switch to the new rate structure, phone, web, or in person at a corp store?

Thanks guys and gals for the AWESOME info over 20 pages, you're gonna save me enough every month for at LEAST an 18 pack of beer, or a small bottle of nice rum. I'll drink one for my homies on SD!
No one?
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#319
Quote from palasx View Post :
No one?
Although I do not know about the differences between going to the corp store and calling, I believe calling retentions will be the same if not better convenience wise and deal wise. At the very least, retentions have access to old features so they probably are the best ones to ask in order to keep your loyalty credit. Is this loyalty credit the $10/mo for 2 years? Since I'm assuming your not going for the classic plan from third parties, I think your better off calling retentions. Depending on how long your tenure is, I would ask for additional credits as well Wink (ask for a one-time account credit or account credit for one month and ask for others if you have the time maybe even increase your loyalty credit? Who knows). Anyway, give it a shot and report back to us. Btw, you may have to call several times in order for them to give you a great deal. Although I switched from my old even more 950 family plan to 1000 minutes value plan, I called several times in order to get the best deal possible.
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Quote from rsveteran View Post :
Yes, but you will lose hotspot once you exceed 500MB.
but its goin to b completely un-throttled ?

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also.. should i just bite the bullet and upgrade-- then migrate (can i even upgrade anymore)

or just migrate and buy the nexus or something? currently rolling with a sensation
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Quote from rsveteran View Post :
You can still do upgrades (i.e. contract renewals) through third party sellers. It may or may not be cheaper than the SC plans. In my particular case it isn't cheaper to switch to SC or do a third party upgrade/renewal, since the latter forces me to pay more for data. So I'm basically stuck on my (now expired) grandfathered contract.
so i go to order some phones from staples and it turns out that my current data plan isn't compatible with the "new phones".

WTF? my current unlimited data isn't compatible with the blackberry z10? so these fukkers want to charge me $30, the same price im paying for unlimited, to 4.5gb for the SAME DAMN DATA?
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Quote from slickmig View Post :
but its goin to b completely un-throttled ?

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also.. should i just bite the bullet and upgrade-- then migrate (can i even upgrade anymore)

or just migrate and buy the nexus or something? currently rolling with a sensation
Your unlimited 4G data will be unthrottled, but if you go too crazy downloading the entire internet, they could cut you off on account of "fair use." It's not some puny 5-10GB limit though. You'd have to be really using a lot of bandwidth.

The new upgrade policy is that you can "upgrade anytime." What that basically means is that as soon as you pay off one phone, you can upgrade through TMO. TMO won't let you carry two sets of EIPs though. You don't have to worry about saving upgrades, but just have to pay off the phone if you want to upgrade through TMO. And of course, you can always buy phones anytime elsewhere (like the Google/Apple store.)

Quote from blackbeasst View Post :
so i go to order some phones from staples and it turns out that my current data plan isn't compatible with the "new phones".

WTF? my current unlimited data isn't compatible with the blackberry z10? so these fukkers want to charge me $30, the same price im paying for unlimited, to 4.5gb for the SAME DAMN DATA?
That's how they get people off of grandfathered plans. I bet you if you switch to the 4.5GB willingly, you won't be able to go back on the $30 unlimited. That option will just disappear.
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#323
Quote from rsveteran View Post :
Your unlimited 4G data will be unthrottled, but if you go too crazy downloading the entire internet, they could cut you off on account of "fair use." It's not some puny 5-10GB limit though. You'd have to be really using a lot of bandwidth.

The new upgrade policy is that you can "upgrade anytime." What that basically means is that as soon as you pay off one phone, you can upgrade through TMO. TMO won't let you carry two sets of EIPs though. You don't have to worry about saving upgrades, but just have to pay off the phone if you want to upgrade through TMO. And of course, you can always buy phones anytime elsewhere (like the Google/Apple store.)



That's how they get people off of grandfathered plans. I bet you if you switch to the 4.5GB willingly, you won't be able to go back on the $30 unlimited. That option will just disappear.

I used to have 500Min family plan for 49.99 with $20 unlimited Preferred android plan on both lines. Total $90. Switched one line to $30 4.5GB data because I needed hotspot. Does this mean I can upgrade at third party ??. If that's is possible, it's great...
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Quote from KaatuPaadi View Post :
I used to have 500Min family plan for 49.99 with $20 unlimited Preferred android plan on both lines. Total $90. Switched one line to $30 4.5GB data because I needed hotspot. Does this mean I can upgrade at third party ??. If that's is possible, it's great...
'Preferred' plans are well grandfathered now so I really doubt you'll be able to upgrade while keeping the same data plan. There is still a $20 data plan, but I don't know if it's unlimited. You should be able to keep the same rate plan though.
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#325
Quote from Mexxamillion View Post :
Well, I've been told at least twice when switching plans that my corporate discount was going to be pulled, ......
Not as I got from tmobil cust-support reps

your corporate disc will stay after migrating.

I verify with different cust-supports, and they assure me that my corporate disc still the same as before migrating (15%).
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#326
they are starting to cheat, they tried to make me pay for my free lines from the previous value plan which were free by backdating my bill and including both the 2GB of 4G and 500mb per line along with the 9.99 line fees, I spent an hour getting my $30 back. Also there was a lot of complaining about how it was going to come out of their pay. I now hate their customer service, good job t-mobile you just lost one of the only people who liked you despite 7 year of dealing with you. As soon as there are other options I will take them, which I expect by the end of my contract.
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Quote from rsveteran View Post :
That's how they get people off of grandfathered plans. I bet you if you switch to the 4.5GB willingly, you won't be able to go back on the $30 unlimited. That option will just disappear.
well then i chat with TMO and they say that i can stay with my current plan AND add a BB Z10 to my current old plan for just $5 more due to a BB plan being more then a typical android plan.

this is some fukked up shit man. how can staples demand i change plans but then the company themselves say i don't have to?

BUT, i must say that based on the 5 lines we have, it would save about $30 a month to switch to the new plan.

and do i understand it right that there are no more "anniversary" dates on the new plans? so i don't have to wait 2 years to get "upgrade" pricing?
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#328
so no more subsidized phones?
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#329
Quote from slickmig View Post :
so no more subsidized phones?
thank goodness, no
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#330
Quote from slickmig View Post :
so no more subsidized phones?
Quote from jmor View Post :
thank goodness, no
You can still get subsidized phones through third party stores (Best Buy, Costco, Staples, etc.) Whether or not it's cheaper than getting a SC plan is for you to figure out.
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