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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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Quote from bhazard View Post :
You still had a 2 year contract with a value plan before, so no it isn't exact.
The new value plan on the advantage site says no contract.
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Quote from dogstar1 View Post :
The one thing that gets me about all these plans is the taxes and fees. What's the "final cost"?

On prepaid, I pay no taxes on top of the rate. But when I was on a plan, I remember taxes being a huge add-on. Like $10/line in various fees +10 percent sales tax. I think my last $30/month plan ended up costing me $44/month. I know this varies greatly by location and that we (WA state) have one of the highest rates of cell plan taxes around. Anyone have experience with the final cost on these plans?
I've been messing around a bit with their website, comparing prices of them and other, similar plans.


What I've got is 3 lines, 500mb data, all of them Galaxy S 2 (which is $29.99 up front, $16/mo each), and up to the final checkout, it's a total of $138/mo, $189.33 due up front ($99.36) of which is sales tax. It isn't showing any other fees, but I live in CA, so I'm not sure if that's the same for everyone.
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#63
As one of the many stuck with Verizon because they are the only ones with decent reception here, this is frustrating to read!
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Quote from WebTriggers View Post :
I see that it is forcing to buy the devices and the devices has some down payment and monthly charges up to $20. That means Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has $199 down payment and $20/month for 24 months. That is coming around $650 for the phone only.
Rather I choose to buy the phone offmarket and get the plan. Am I missing anything?
Nope.

Buy the Nexus 4 from Google directly, and no financing charges would be added. The LG Optimus L9 is also pretty decent for a $200 phone from Walmart.

If you don't talk much and use data more, the $30 walmart pre-paid plan is still the best. If you have a family that uses more than 100 min of talk time each, these family plans + phones like the two above are a great deal instead of having overage charges on data.
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Quote from hurrpancakes View Post :
I've been messing around a bit with their website, comparing prices of them and other, similar plans.


What I've got is 3 lines, 500mb data, all of them Galaxy S 2 (which is $29.99 up front, $16/mo each), and up to the final checkout, it's a total of $138/mo, $189.33 due up front ($99.36) of which is sales tax. It isn't showing any other fees, but I live in CA, so I'm not sure if that's the same for everyone.

Don't buy your S2 from Tmobile, $29.99+ $16x24 = $414, Buy it from Walmart and pay $300 up front. Save 38%
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I don't get it. I'm on a classic plan that gets phone upgrades and I have an available upgrade and when I login to my account and click to upgrade my line if gives me the same pricing as someone on a value no contract plan that doesn't get a discount on phones. I know they're getting rid of classic plans but since I'm grandfathered I understood that I can still get phone discounts. For example the Note II is showing for $199 down and $20 a month for 24 months, that's $680 WTF? It's always cheaper to get an upgrade at Walmart but this just doesn't make sense through TMo.
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Quote from WideLoadHere View Post :
Don't buy your S2 from Tmobile, $29.99+ $16x24 = $414, Buy it from Walmart and pay $300 up front. Save 38%
I'm not actually going with this, I was providing an example.
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Quote from WideLoadHere View Post :
Don't buy your S2 from Tmobile, $29.99+ $16x24 = $414, Buy it from Walmart and pay $300 up front. Save 38%
If you're gonna pay $300 for a phone not sure why you'd get the GS II at this point, might as well get the Nexus 4 from Google for the same price (8GB).
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Don't buy your S2 from Tmobile, $29.99+ $16x24 = $414, Buy it from Walmart and pay $300 up front. Save 38%
Costco also sold them. I saw them for like 190 on value plan a month ago. Not sure what price they are now.
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I'm not actually going with this, I was providing an example.
Ok, gotcha nod
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Quote from Zephead View Post :
I don't get it. I'm on a classic plan that gets phone upgrades and I have an available upgrade and when I login to my account and click to upgrade my line if gives me the same pricing as someone on a value no contract plan that doesn't get a discount on phones. I know they're getting rid of classic plans but since I'm grandfathered I understood that I can still get phone discounts. For example the Note II is showing for $199 down and $20 a month for 24 months, that's $680 WTF? It's always cheaper to get an upgrade at Walmart but this just doesn't make sense through TMo.

Technically, you are not owed a discount you instead paid a higher plan price for the phone you already got at a discount. Once your 2yr contract is up, they did their part of honoring the 2 yr contract. so it's understandable, otherwise they would always be on the hook to give you a discount. heck if they gave you $1 off they would still be giving you a discount in your scenario.
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I don't get it. I'm on a classic plan that gets phone upgrades and I have an available upgrade and when I login to my account and click to upgrade my line if gives me the same pricing as someone on a value no contract plan that doesn't get a discount on phones. I know they're getting rid of classic plans but since I'm grandfathered I understood that I can still get phone discounts. For example the Note II is showing for $199 down and $20 a month for 24 months, that's $680 WTF? It's always cheaper to get an upgrade at Walmart but this just doesn't make sense through TMo.
I guess you now have a really good idea of how much other carriers are hauling in with their subsidized phone plans!
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Quote from Zephead View Post :
I don't get it. I'm on a classic plan that gets phone upgrades and I have an available upgrade and when I login to my account and click to upgrade my line if gives me the same pricing as someone on a value no contract plan that doesn't get a discount on phones. I know they're getting rid of classic plans but since I'm grandfathered I understood that I can still get phone discounts. For example the Note II is showing for $199 down and $20 a month for 24 months, that's $680 WTF? It's always cheaper to get an upgrade at Walmart but this just doesn't make sense through TMo.
Looks like they are forcing "Classic plan" customer to upgrade their phone at non-Tmobile retail store which now offer new "Classic" plan?
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I've been messing around a bit with their website, comparing prices of them and other, similar plans.
thanks & repped. I'll try some options on the site.
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#75
Quote from MozartA View Post :
Looks like they are forcing "Classic plan" customer to upgrade their phone at non-Tmobile retail store which now offer new "Classic" plan?
I think you're right, I have heard of some new classic plans.
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