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

Fightforit 780 October 14, 2013 at 01:35 PM in Tech & Electronics (5)
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Last Edited by Fightforit November 21, 2014 at 11:36 AM
ATTENTION : ATTENTION : ATTENTION

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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Quote from Fightforit View Post :
ATTENTION : ATTENTION : ATTENTION

T-Mobile will be getting rid of grandfathered plans!
-This was posted on howard forums by jet1000

"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-mobile-announces-next-uncarrier-phase-3-announcement-for-october-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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#17
Well, one good thing I see coming out of this: if you've already upgraded for, say, $200 you are free of a contract. So essentially, you won't be paying down the phone anymore. And if there's something cheaper in the T-Mobile compatible prepaid domain, you're off to a good start with a compatible phone to take with you!
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wonderin if my $10 plan will be gone as well....
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wonderin if my $10 plan will be gone as well....
dtmcsa?
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#20
Just saw the other day that they'd be dropping retailers soon and that was bad news. This doesn't give much promise either.

Guess it would have been better if they had merged as it seems like they are going with the screw us screw you approach.
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not good news, my grandfathered old plan is so much better than any new plan
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#22
I guess I picked the perfect time to switch to straight talk. I rode the 5.00 tzones wagon for several years, so it was goo while it lasted!
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dtmcsa?
yea... u have it too ? lol
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#24
I wonder if they're just targeting the great-great-grandfathered plans or maybe those that still has T-zones? I'm kind of glad I jumped off T-Zones just in time and lived with $20/m data plan then migrated to get the $5 BTV 5GB data plan a few months ago. I hope they leave that alone.
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#25
As much as I like my old plan, I'm not surprised they have so many different plans and I don't blame them for trying to simplify it.
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Quote from sussig View Post :
yea... u have it too ? lol
haha, yes. What are we going to do? How long have you had it? I want to think we will be ok but I am seriously worried for the first time in a long time. I read that they are changing tmobile employee plans as well.They now will get consumer plans but with a 75% discount.
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Nice...
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Quote from Fightforit View Post :
haha, yes. What are we going to do? How long have you had it? I want to think we will be ok but I am seriously worried for the first time in a long time. I read that they are changing tmobile employee plans as well.They now will get consumer plans but with a 75% discount.
about 2 yrs maybe... found the plan by accident while browsing tmobile site for plans, lol.
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does anybody know if this applies to the value plans I'm currently under contract for.... you know the 3 lines, unlimited texts, shares 1000 minutes?
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They're probably trying to figure out a way to pay for the massive tax increase that they have about a year to prepare for. It sucks to say, but this is only one of the many not-so-affordable pocketbook busting changes that are coming to all working Americans.
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