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HEADS UP! T-mobile Grandfathered plans are being eliminated!

Fightforit 693 October 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM in Tech & Electronics (5)
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T-Mobile will be getting rid of grandfathered/legacy plans!


"The three posts below were posted in the tzones sticky today suggesting that ALL grandfathered plans may be eliminated in the upcoming months.

The first two are from someone who received a letter in the mail saying their plan is being changed.

The third is copied from the comments section on tmonews by someone claiming to have inside information about this.

If anyone has received letters that their will be changed by T-Mobile, please add it to this thread."




Quote Originally Posted by billfor View Post

The letter says "In November we'll be retiring your old rate plan and upgrading you to a new rate plan." Then there is a special number that I'm supposed to call if I have any questions. Doesn't seem like I'm being given any alternative. The letter just says if I choose to cancel my service I can do so without penality until 2/1/2014 - but I wasn't under any contract to begin with.






Quote Originally Posted by billfor View Post

I called the special number and they said they were just starting to get calls from people.

He said they are migrating all grandfathered rate plans (I'm in the new york area). My 39.95 rate plan (600 minutes with free weekends) was very old and it was with $2.99 t-zones. They said they started sending out the letters at the end of September and I guess I'm one of their earlier customers so I got it first. He says it had nothing to do with exchanging my sim card a few weeks ago. The new plan is $45 Unlimited voice, text, 4G, but I think the speed drops after 500Mb.

He says everybody else that is on the very old grandfathered rate plans will be migrated.





Quote Originally Posted by ThePhantom View Post

This was mentioned by a commenter on tmonews.com, in the context of the Phase 3 rollout:

http://www.tmonews.com/2013/10/t-...tober-9th/


Specifically, "Shhhhhhh" posted:

"
ALL customers, no matter how old or how cheap your plan is, will be force-migrated to a new Value Plan. Unlimited minutes will be the ONLY plan, with different pricing not available to customers unless being force-migrated. All legacy plans will be retired indefinitely, no migration fees for anyone on legacy plans, and your price may drop or increase when getting moved to the new plans. You will have until 2/1/2014 to cancel service with no termination fee should you not like the plan you will be forced to.

Thankfully, single line Unlim Minute plans will start at just $20/MO vs the current $50 (again, not available to consumers, only those being force migrated, based on your specific needs). Once the force-migration finishes by December, it will be 100% Value or newest Classic with Bridge to Value as your only upgrade option, priced at the advertised rate, not the special price for forced-migrated customers.

Last, deposits are 100% gone for new lines of service, regardless of credit score, but credit score will still determine down payment and EIP amounts for full priced phones.
"

and

"
ANYONE BEING FORCE-MIGRATED WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL, UNIQUE, AND/OR DISCOUNTED PRICING ON RATE PLANS; prices that are not advertised and will ONLY be available to current Tmobile customers being force-migrated.

If you didn't like the price of the currently advertised Uncarrier plans, then consider this a blessing in disguise, as you will be able to get all the benefits of Uncarrier, at a monthly cost lower than what you see advertised today. Some will get more, save money, break even, and only in extreme cases of very old legacy plans with no features will you incur a price increase.

To give you a detailed idea to ease your mind, currently there are over 350 different rate plans across all tmobile customers since they started in the USA many years ago. This transition will not bring those 350 down to just 1 plan (the plan you know of as the current Simple Choice Value Unlimited Everything $50/$30/$10). It will bring those 350 down to just 50. That's still 49 more options than you see advertised currently, to ensure everyone is happy with the cost and benefit of being 100% Uncarrier.

Letters which detail the specialty pricing offered unique to your account(s) will be mailed October 10th for Family Plan rates, and Single Line letters have just been mailed already.

Uncarrier for everyone! Get pumped! And look for your letter in the mail if youre on an old legacy plan to see what you can get! This is a great change!"

proof : here is the letter they are sending out.

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#151
Quote from falcoxx View Post :
It doesn't work like that. If you break the contract, you pay etf because of the subsidized phone. If they break it, you get to leave without paying an etf and keep the subsidized phone.
What if you didn't get any subsidized phone?
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#152
Quote from z00mz00m View Post :
What if you didn't get any subsidized phone?
I guess you'd have more legal bargaining power than someone who got it on a subsidy. I mean, what could they offer you in ways of an ETF?
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#153
Quote from rsveteran View Post :
I guess you'd have more legal bargaining power than someone who got it on a subsidy. I mean, what could they offer you in ways of an ETF?
I didnt buy subsidary phone. got phone FAR through employer offer., but still have one yr contract left ...all they offer is to get out of tmo without ETF, other than the plan they want you to have rather than the one I want to have,....
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#154
Quote from mmetal View Post :
I didnt buy subsidary phone. got phone FAR through employer offer., but still have one yr contract left ...all they offer is to get out of tmo without ETF, other than the plan they want you to have rather than the one I want to have,....
If they are the ones terminating the contract, there's no question of an ETF.
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#155
Quote from rsveteran View Post :
If they are the ones terminating the contract, there's no question of an ETF.
tomorrow, I am going to samsclub to get in a contract to see
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#156
Quote from mmetal View Post :
I didnt buy subsidary phone. got phone FAR through employer offer., but still have one yr contract left ...all they offer is to get out of tmo without ETF, other than the plan they want you to have rather than the one I want to have,....
You do know that a subsidized phone is a discounted and/or free phone right? That sounds like exactly what you got even if you say you didn't.
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#157
Quote from cgigate View Post :
tomorrow, I am going to samsclub to get in a contract to see
Well, if you go there, you'll most likely be getting a subsidized phone, in which case they can choose to let you go ETF-free. I was talking about the scenario where they are terminating and don't have an ETF to hold against you.
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#158
Quote from rsveteran View Post :
Well, if you go there, you'll most likely be getting a subsidized phone, in which case they can choose to let you go ETF-free. I was talking about the scenario where they are terminating and don't have an ETF to hold against you.

I don't think they can legally terminate the contract. if so, big fine or class lawsuit will force them to pay more, they think to easy!
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#159
So how many of you have gotten this letter and what has been the outcome for those who are in a contract that has substantial amount of time left?
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#160
Quote from aznrmx1112 View Post :
Just got off the phone with CS. I have a single line...went from 600 night and weekend minutes, unlimited text& picture messages, unlimited data (5gb data throttle) at $72/month to unlimited minutes, unlimited text & picture messages, unlimited data (no data throttle) plus 5gb hotspot for $72/month and $5 credit. Good deal or no? I mean I'm basically paying the same thing for way more. Maybe I'm doing it all wrong for a single line and should get a family for a better deal. Hahahaha.
So what was the point of doing that? you just gave up your legacy plan for what? because you're not patient enough to wait for a letter? LMAO You might have gotten' all of that for 45/month ya sucker. Im glad you got shafted, serves you right.
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Quote from Fightforit View Post :
So what was the point of doing that? you just gave up your legacy plan for what? because your not patient enough to wait for a letter? LMAO You might have gotten' all of that for 45/month ya sucker. Im glad you got shafted, serves you right.

wow you're just full of class, huh.
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#162
Quote from joshownsyouall View Post :
wow you're just full of class, huh.
this is just a heads up, not a go call and negotiate your rate thread. If these people want to throw away their legacy plans for nothing instead of reading the thread and then waiting for the letter then too bad. Why should I feel sorry? serves them right..all the little trolls are coming out thinking there is a deal to be had here by calling CS.

and clash psshhaa, class Is for students! sucka! LMAO
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#163
T-mobile has done so many stupid things already.
most of them were failed.
Let's see how many lawsuits will force them to pay more
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#164
Quote from cgigate View Post :
T-mobile has done so many stupid things already.
most of them were failed.
Let's see how many lawsuits will force them to pay more
You may want to define what stupid things and what failed?

Because in the recent news, T-mobile announces impressive quarter and adds 685,000+ contract customers.
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#165
Quote from cgigate View Post :
T-mobile has done so many stupid things already.
most of them were failed.
Let's see how many lawsuits will force them to pay more
I think pricing wise, they are the best of all the others out there. AT&T and Verizon are total rip offs when it comes to pricing. They just take advantage of mathematically challenged Americans.
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