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For mobile data users: Is there anything better than T-Mobile's 100 minutes, unlimited text, 5GB data

downthesun01 53 10 October 19, 2015 at 09:37 AM
The plan has treated me well, and seems to be of good value, but I'm curious if there is anything better out there at about the $30 price point.

I don't use many minutes per month, so 100 minutes is more than enough, but I do send hundreds of texts and blow through most of my 5GB of data.

My issue with T-Mobile has been their less than stellar coverage. AT&T has much better coverage in my area, but T-Mobile seems to trounce them in pricing, at least with the plan that I'm on.

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Quote from downthesun01 View Post :
The plan has treated me well, and seems to be of good value, but I'm curious if there is anything better out there at about the $30 price point.

I don't use many minutes per month, so 100 minutes is more than enough, but I do send hundreds of texts and blow through most of my 5GB of data.

My issue with T-Mobile has been their less than stellar coverage. AT&T has much better coverage in my area, but T-Mobile seems to trounce them in pricing, at least with the plan that I'm on.

You get what you pay for in this instance at least. T-mobile is cheap because their coverage\network is terrible. I hardly see the point in having a phone that you can't use when you need to because the connection is no good but to each his own. Short of pre-paid plans, I doubt you are going to find anything cheaper than $30 though with 5 GBs of data but there are people on this site with far more knowledge about phone plan pricing than me that can chime in as needed.
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You get what you pay for in this instance at least. T-mobile is cheap because their coverage\network is terrible. I hardly see the point in having a phone that you can't use when you need to because the connection is no good but to each his own. Short of pre-paid plans, I doubt you are going to find anything cheaper than $30 though with 5 GBs of data but there are people on this site with far more knowledge about phone plan pricing than me that can chime in as needed.
Actually their coverage has improved. and i get unlimited 4G/LTE.
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If tmobile works for you where you want to use it, then it is the provider to use for sure. I live in DC and the coverage is "pretty" good around here. As soon as I leave the area I have sometimes hours of no service at all. I have considered going back to Verizon.
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Quote from downthesun01 View Post :
The plan has treated me well, and seems to be of good value, but I'm curious if there is anything better out there at about the $30 price point.

I don't use many minutes per month, so 100 minutes is more than enough, but I do send hundreds of texts and blow through most of my 5GB of data.

My issue with T-Mobile has been their less than stellar coverage. AT&T has much better coverage in my area, but T-Mobile seems to trounce them in pricing, at least with the plan that I'm on.
I believe T-Mobile has a Plan with unlimited talk/text and 10GB starting at $40 for first line. couldn't find it on their site so you may have to call them to get it.
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T-Mobile has improved a lot in recent years. I tried them in early 2014 on a Nexus 5 and they sucked. Just tried them again in August on the same phone, and it was much better, but I still had problems, especially inside buildings. Then I got the new iPhone with them last month, and it's been fairly indistinguishable from when I had AT&T, though still not as good as Verizon in the sticks.

So be careful of which phone you use with them, and make sure it has the newer bands that allow for greater penetration.
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I am in Ringplus future plan and love it.
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I'm living full-time in an RV, so I needed unlimited data. I bought a grandfathered Verizon unlimited plan for $500. It comes out to $45/month after taxes and fees, and I use Google Voice for calls/texts, so that's all I have to pay each month for unlimited data, calls, and texts. Verizon coverage has been great everywhere I've been, from Canada down to Texas (Western states only so far).
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Quote from YeryG0 View Post :
Actually their coverage has improved. and i get unlimited 4G/LTE.

How much is tmob unlimited 4g lte? I'm disconnecting scumcast and ooma, and need a GSM data plan and more than $100 minutes/month.
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Quote from downthesun01 View Post :
The plan has treated me well, and seems to be of good value, but I'm curious if there is anything better out there at about the $30 price point.

I don't use many minutes per month, so 100 minutes is more than enough, but I do send hundreds of texts and blow through most of my 5GB of data.

My issue with T-Mobile has been their less than stellar coverage. AT&T has much better coverage in my area, but T-Mobile seems to trounce them in pricing, at least with the plan that I'm on.

is this plan no longer available? i see plans $50 +
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