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update 04/29/2013
Only available to existing out of contract t-mobile customer by calling retention department. YMMV.

update 02/12/2013
Alive from Feb 13, 2013 to Mar 23, 2013. You get free add-a-line for value plan or $5 add-a-line on classic till Jan 2014

Current Family Value Plan, get it now: Note: This deal ends March 23rd
1. If you don't want unlimited minutes, eg: 1000 shared family minutes among 5 people
2. If you only want max of 2 lines of unlimited minutes
3. If you use 2GB or more data monthly, and do not mind getting throttled

Wait for uncarrier ..rumoured to start end of March
1. If you want unlimited voice minutes for 3 lines or more, then definitely wait for the new uncarrier plan.
2. If you don't want contract

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T-Mobile’s Back-To-School Promotion Begins July 1st
TMobile upcoming back-to-school promotion beginning July 1st offering promotional family plans with $5 Classic and $0 Value add-a-lines. This promotional offering will offer savings of $5 per month, until January 2, 2014.

The promo offer is good for all Classic and Value plans that have shared limited buckets of minutes and the 500-minute AAL on unlimited family plans. Free nights and weekends, and other t-mobile.

Notes/Fine prints:
  • Good for both new and existing customers, and of course it requires a two-year contract. Existing customers will be required to change their existing rate plan and extend their contract on all lines to take advantage of this promo. A quick reminder that a contract extension for a rate plan change does not affect your upgrade date for a new phone
  • No grandfathered features (no myfav, no tzone, no web2go, no ...etc).
  • Tax+fees depending on your location, +12% in CA. Some military or corp -5% to -20% discount. Also tax on migration fees, and smartphone.
  • You do NOT need to get all 5 lines, but current promo gives you 3rd, 4th and 5th discount until Jan 2, 2014. Pricing will not change if you only get less line. After Jan 2nd, 2014, you will have to pay $5 extra for each 3rd, 4th and 5th.
  • Once that line/number are on Value plan, current t-mobile policy will not allow you to get back to plan which offer subsidy in future. So once you are in value plan, you will always have to buy devices yourself.
  • One account can have upto 5 lines. One person if qualify can have multiple accounts.

Best deal on value plan. Corp, military discount can be applied.

UNLIMITED MINUTES WITH DATA VALUE PLAN:
add $25 for 3rd, 4th, 5th each for unlimited talk. Add $10 for 3rd, 4th, 5th each for 2GB high speed. Add $25 for 3rd, 4th, 5th for 5GB high speed, $10 per line mobile to/from mobile (skype, google voice is not consider as mobile). Add $20 for unlimited nationwide un-throttle
5 lines for $80: (2 unlimited talk/text) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB, $25 for unlimited voice
5 lines for $100: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $110: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (1 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each) + (2 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $110: (2 unlimited talk/text) + (3 lines unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $120: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (2 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each) + (1 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $120: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with unlimited nationwide, un-throttle data) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $130: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (3 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $130: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 5GB at 4G) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)

1000 SHARED MINUTES WITH DATA VALUE PLAN:
5 lines for $80: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 2 lines with 2GB at 4G each)
5 lines for $90: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 3 lines with 2GB at 4G each)
5 lines for $100: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 2 lines with unlimited nationwide, un-throttle data)

VOICE WITH TEXT VALUE PLAN, NO DATA:
5 lines for $60: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, no data) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB
5 lines for $80: (2 lines unlimited talk/text, no data) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each, no data)
5 lines for $105: (3 lines unlimited talk/text, no data) + (2 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each, no data)

VOICE ONLY VALUE PLAN, NO DATA, NO TEXT: ... update: 10/15/2012 thanks to npatel3c
5 lines for $50: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, no text, no data) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB
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I have worked hard to pull info from different official sites to create this deal...rep me if you find this a good deal hug

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Classic plan also have this promo benefit, but monthly will be slightly more, BUT YOU GET BETTER DISCOUNT on smartphone. Value plan customer needs to buy smartphone at "retail price". In my location, costco retail price on smartphone is cheaper than t-mobile retail store.

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HOW TO GET THIS DEAL

IZE="4"]STEP 0[/SIZE]: Check t-mobile coverage in your area: http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/pcc.aspx
If you are new to t-mobile or getting a new plan, please do the activation in person, do NOT use t-mobile chat. This will save a lot of grief and human error, a wisdom from many experienced t-mobile customers.

A.If you are still in contract t-mobile customer, call t-mobile directly for the add-on promo. If you are interested in value plan, they will have to check if you qualify for value plan. Check migration fees below. For NEW customer, I would recommend going personally to costco or tmobile retail store. Update, just learn this myself on 7/5: You can get this online. Put the package into the cart first and then customize each line at checkout, http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Pack...kages.aspx. Update 7/6: if you cannot get unlimited plan via t-mobile website, you can call t-mobile directly or goto retail store (t-mobile, costco, best buy...etc). It's still available, t-mobile website is just missing lots of features and plan.

B. IF you are interested in value plan and planning to get a smartphone at costco, eg Samsung S2, do steps below:
1. First make sure you qualify: out of t-mobile contract or qualify for upgrade (not value plan) or less than 6 months left on t-mobile contract (not value plan) or new t-mobile customer or currently value plan customer wanting add-a-line, AND (access to costco membership and data plan)
2. Goto local costco. Tell them that you wanted value plan and wanted smartphones as well. Do your transactions. New activation is free, not sure about existing add-a-line customer. Sim is free.
3. Go home, make sure everything works and happy. If you have corp/military/eduction discount..etct, then call t-mobile CS. They should be able to apply for you.
UPDATE 7/23/2012: Costco will NO longer sell S3 with value plan.
UPDATE 8/07/2012: Costco now require phone purchase with all value lines activated. Thus I would recommend ONLY activating value plan lines for smartphones (first two line) or (add-a-line). Costco smartphone are decently priced but all their dumb phone are really really expensive! Then goto t-mobile stores to add/activate the rest. Remember to ask for free activation.

C. You DO NOT need to goto costco to get the value plan and classic plan deal. You can get value plan or classic plan along with smartphone anywhere, eg: t-mobile store, amazon wireless, walmart, ...etc. Major differences is the pricing of the smartphone. You can always buy at independent market like google nexus at google play or ebay or craigslist or amazon store. Costco is only mentioned here because they have great smartphone price when u activate/signup there. Where and when you activate/signup the value plan will determine the cost of your smartphone. So if you signup/activate at costco, then you get costo smartphone pricing. If you signup/activate at t-mobile store, you get t-mobile store smartphone pricing, you cannot go back to costco to get costco smartphone pricing later for that line. Lesson here: signup/activate plan or line where the smartphone is cheapest, and get the smartphone for that line at the same time.

D. If you don't want to buy smartphones for value plan, then just goto t-mobile store. It'll be free sim and NO activation fees. Note that once you are already in value plan, in future, you will NOT be able to buy smartphone for those lines at value plan prices, not in costco and not with t-mobile. Those lines will not be able to transfer back to a subsidized t-mobile plan (eg: classic, ...etc). This is the current t-mobile policy. It may or may not change in future. You can buy phones at ebay, craigslist, google play or get pre-paid phones, ..etc. Note that phone prices trend is dropping like crazy.

E. If you decide to buy smartphone, remember that tax on smartphone is based on retail price. If you pay migration fees, there will be tax on that too.

My experience shows that being nice to the salesperson or cs makes getting the deal easier, especially retention laugh out loud
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MIGRATION FEES for existing t-mobile customer still in contract and wanting to move to value plan. Depending on when you get your phone subsidized, there maybe a migration fees going to value plan PER LINE. Tax on migration fees. Official doc from t-mobile: http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-3282. Use this if anyone tells you differently.

Months Completed on Contract, per t-mobile official doc 3282, lasts modified Mar 8, 2012 10:38 PM by tmo_ryanm
0-7 months completed $200
8-11 months completed $150
12-15 months completed $100
16-17 months completed $50
18+ months completed $0

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Data Add-on Features:

Data Add-on Classic Plan Value Plan 4G Speed Allowance Details
Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data $30 $20 Unlimited Not compatible w/Smartphone Mobile Hotspot
Simple 200MB ??? $5 up to 200 MB, then 10 cents per MB ???
Unlimited Plus 2GB $20 $10 Up to 2 GB, then throttle Compatible w/smartphone hotspot for additional charge
Unlimited Premium 5 GB $35 $25 Up to 5 GB, then throttle Free hotspot/tethering
Unlimited Ultra 10 GB $65 $55 Up to 10 GB, then throttle Free hotspot/tethering

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update 04/29/2013
Only available to existing out of contract t-mobile customer by calling retention department. YMMV.

update 02/12/2013
Alive from Feb 13, 2013 to Mar 23, 2013. You get free add-a-line for value plan or $5 add-a-line on classic till Jan 2014


update 02/12/2013
Original deal is alive again from Feb 13, 2013 to Mar 23, 2013. You get free add-a-line for value plan or $5 add-a-line on classic till Jan 2014
........ Deal Ending TODAY (March 23, 2013)

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update 12/27/2012: Retention is still able to give this deal ...look at posting 1730
page 116 posting: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=56416450&postcount=1730

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Nov 21, 2012: Dead ??? ...

Update Nov 21, 2012:
Value Plan:
$5 per line for 3rd, 4th or 5th line

Classic Plan:
$10 per line for 3rd, 4th or 5th line
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cons: no microSD slot, LG (due to previous reputation on G2x phones), non removable battery, no T-Mobile WiFi Calling app

Bank of America has $75 cash back when sign up for a new line directly from T-Mobile retail stores & websites.
thanks & reps to maximmarkets. http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=54324804&postcount=14

t-mobile is giving out $50 Master Card gift card for NEW t-mobile value plan customers. Migrated grandfather customer will not qualify.
http://slickdeals.net/f/5664802-T-Mobile-Value-Plan-50-gift-card-for-NEW-customer-new-account-or-new-AAL?p=55823002#post55823002


UPDATE 10/18/2012: http://www.tmonews.com/2012/10/t-...b-minimum/http://www.tmonews.com/2012/10/t-...b-minimum/
As of Oct 10, 2012:
T-Mobile did change their data feature requirement for smartphones as of October 10th. Previously, T-Mobile allowed their 200MB data feature to meet the requirement with smartphone activation.
As of October 10th however, the smallest data package required for smartphone purchase moves to the 2GB plan, though this has no impact on existing customers already working with the 200MB plan.
  • If you get smartphone WITH value plan, then does it mean the NEW requirement is 2GB minimum??
  • Not sure how/if impacts costco smartphone w/required data -- > migrate value plan (is data still required?). Does paying migration fees to break contract means data requirement from previous contract is no longer valid? Maybe someone who recently gone through this process can comment ???
  • Not sure how/if impacts buy smartphone from t-mobile w/required data in old/classic plan -- > migrate value plan (is data still required?). Does paying migration fees to break contract means data requirement from previous contract is no longer valid? Maybe someone who recently gone through this process can comment ???

The big advantage over prepaid are....
- Unlimited any T-Mobile(R) to T-Mobile calling
- Unlimited nights and weekends
- Better data coverage since data roaming is included for postpaid (Voice roaming is included with postpaid and prepaid)
- Wi-Fi Calling from anywhere in the world does not use any in-plan minutes

The big advantage over post-paid are....
-It is much cheaper for single individual.
-you won't get hit with a unexpected bill.

For single line, going pre-paid (no contract) w/Tmobile is much cheaper, note pro & cons of pre-paid vs post-paid in wiki
http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans

Tax on migration fees, and smartphone based on retail price

Quote from tastyriceboi View Post :
Just a warning for those who buy phones on craigslist. If the seller defaults on their payments or call in and say their phone was stolen/lost, the phones IMEI will be blacklisted and at this point it looks like there is no way to get off the blacklist. I've been trying to see if there are any sure ways to avoid this, but I haven't found anything that seems to avoid this situation. So just be cautious when you buy some of those newer phones like the S3, S2, One S and the amaze or sensation. Buying older phones should be more safe.
Wi-Fi Calling - this is a free add-on feature for any capable phone. For Value and Classic Plan, minutes are not taken out of any non-unlimited voice plan. If the majority of your phone calls take place while on a wifi network, then it might be in your best interest to look at the 1000-minute Value Plan. You will save $30/mo compared to the unlimited voice plan. Also note: any calls that start while on Wi-Fi Calling will drop as soon as you get out of the wifi network's range; calls that start on the cellular network will continue to be on the cellular network until the call ends (using your in-plan minutes).

Please remember that ETF on value plans upto $300 per line.Check the fine print
http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Pack...kages.aspx

Take an ADDITIONAL 10-% - 15% off your bill

Value Plan UNLIMITED ANY Mobile to ANY Mobile $10 per line
you wont see this advertised but its like a "hidden add-on"
Its worth it to throw the Unlimited Any Mobile to Any mobile on the "extra" lines with 500 minutes.

International Talk & Text - $15 per month/line Countries:
http://www.t-mobile.com/internati...rview.aspx

Andorra Argentina Australia Austria Bahamas Belgium Brazil Brunei Canada Chile
China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus Dominican Republic Estonia France French Antilles FYROM
Germany Greece Guadeloupe Hong Kong Hungary India Ireland Israel Italy Japan
Jordan Latvia Luxembourg Macau Malaysia Mexico Netherlands New Zealand
Norway Panama Poland Portugal Romania Singapore Slovenia South Africa South Korea
Spain Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Turkey United Kingdom Uruguay Venezuela Zambia

200MB Data Add-on Features:

There are two types of 200MB data plans available. Both are $5/mo on the Value Plan. If you don't see either/both choices on-line, then you will need to call to get it added.

Data Add-on Classic Plan Value Plan 4G Speed Allowance Details
Simple 200MB $15? $5 Up to 200 MB, then 10 cents per MB ???
Simple 200MB Capped $15? $5 Up to 200 MB, then capped If data useage is very low, and you don't want to risk overages

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Quote from dec101 View Post :
Here is my situation - we have three lines in a 400 min family plan, no data. We have three months left on the contract. One phone is currently eligible for upgrade, the other two will be eligible on 3/25 and 4/1. We are thinking about getting the new phones from Costco and then moved to the Value plan and paying the migration fee. Can we still do this with the new plan coming out next week? What should I do if I want to pay the least (we even can't use up the 400 min now. Thanks!
New plan is still a bit of mystery in fine details, like migration cost and/or subsidized phone, and vendor support. If you like value plan as is now, call t-mobile (especially retention) and see if you can switch without migration fees, and other goodies/discount. Going to store helps too because the sale person will have extra commission incentive to be on your side.

Quote from bnisly View Post :
I read through the whole thread and didn't see the answer to my question. I am a Tmobile pre-paid customer and I want to switch to the Family Value plan. Should I call tmobile and have them switch my plan or buy the plan as a new customer through the website and get the sims? I have my own phones.

Thanks.
Goto t-mobile store. Value plan is a contracted.

Quote from MozartA View Post :
Are you sure if you want unlimited voice for 3 lines or more, you definitely want the new uncarrier plan?

If I understand correctly, the new uncarrier plan, each additional line is $10. While the Value plan, each additional line is only $5(?). So more lines means you pay extra $5 per additional line for the new uncarrier plan.

Even for 3 lines, for unlimited talk, text, Value plan is still cheaper if
  • Use between 500 MB to 2GB 4G data. Value plan cost $115 and new plan cost $120.
  • Use 2.5GB+ 4G data. Value plan cost $145 and new plan $150.

And again, assuming $10 per additional line for uncarrier plan and $5 per additional line for Value plan, 4th and 5th line will be even more expensive when you need to pay $10 instead of $5.
Current value plan charges $25 per line for unlimited minutes for 3rd, 4th and 5th line. Future uncarrier plan charges $10 per line for unlimited minutes for 3rd, 4th and 5th line, also comes with 500mb data.

For 3 lines of unlimited talk and unlimited text, with 2 lines unlimited 2GB data:
$125 Current Value plan: $100 for first two line with 2GB throttled + $25 for 3rd line unlimited minutes (no data, additional $10 for 2GB throttled data)
$110 Future Uncarrier plan: $100 for first two line with 2GB w/overage + $10 for 3rd line with unlimited minutes + 500MB data (additional $10 for 2GB data w/overage)
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Last edited by green_key March 21, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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Sorry to keep asking questions, but I am still unclear on whether I can make changes to my Value plan (becomes grandfathered) if it goes away later this month. Some examples of changes:
(1) Starting with unlimited minutes family plan, but changing to 1000 minute family plan
(2) Adding 2gb or unlimited data to a line with no data.
(3) Changing 2gb data to unlimited data or vice versa.
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Quote from sheltem View Post :
Sorry to keep asking questions, but I am still unclear on whether I can make changes to my Value plan (becomes grandfathered) if it goes away later this month. Some examples of changes:
(1) Starting with unlimited minutes family plan, but changing to 1000 minute family plan
(2) Adding 2gb or unlimited data to a line with no data.
(3) Changing 2gb data to unlimited data or vice versa.
You can NOT change unlimited family plan to 1000 family plan later because that is different contract type, and that contract type will disappear soon. Adding or removing data of any type is consider a feature within the plan. So you can do that even after grandfathered, though the data prices itself may change if it's too old (like 2 years later).

Either way, if you are unsure or everything else is even, then get value plan first with 1000 minutes. The limited minutes with lower priced will go away soon. In future unlimited minutes will be cheaper but data will be more "expensive".

Quote from F1Racer View Post :
So this TMO promo is ending tomorrow before they transition to the Uncarrier plans.
I'm trying to see if I should sign up with the current value plans or go for the new Uncarrier plans.
Any comments on if the following from the OP still holds true?

Current Family Value Plan, get it now: Note: This deal ends March 23rd
1. If you don't want unlimited minutes, eg: 1000 shared family minutes among 5 people
2. If you only want max of 2 lines of unlimited minutes
3. If you use 2GB or more data monthly, and do not mind getting throttled

Wait for uncarrier ..rumoured to start end of March
1. If you want unlimited voice minutes for 3 lines or more, then definitely wait for the new uncarrier plan.
2. If you don't want contract
Still true today, to my knowledge nod ...but feel free to correct me otherwise
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Last edited by green_key March 21, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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Just chatted with a t-mobile rep about the uncarrier plan. They said:

"Just an overview, we will launch the new family rate plan for unlimited talk and text w/ 500MB web already for $50 for the main line and $30 for the 2nd line. You will have an option to upgrade the data plan per line."

So $80 unlimited talk/text for 2 lines and they also said no contract extension but EIP (installment plan) would be available for hardware, then adjust data for one or both as needed-- seems a pretty good deal to me.
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Quote from spamh8r View Post :
Just chatted with a t-mobile rep about the uncarrier plan. They said:

"Just an overview, we will launch the new family rate plan for unlimited talk and text w/ 500MB web already for $50 for the main line and $30 for the 2nd line. You will have an option to upgrade the data plan per line."

So $80 unlimited talk/text for 2 lines and they also said no contract extension but EIP (installment plan) would be available for hardware, then adjust data for one or both as needed-- seems a pretty good deal to me.
How much is the data on UC plan?
You stated 500 is included bu above that is where it gets hazy for me.
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Signup for "family" plan takes minimum of two. If I were you, I will signup two new lines at costco, and buy the Note2 (the one you want) and also get the Note1(to be sold at ebay/craigs). Note1 is decently priced at ~$250 and Note2 at ~$550. I don't remember exact pricing, but it'll be cheaper than t-mobile store. Check ebay/craigs on value of phone to be sold ....

Other possibility is sigup via classic and then do etf. Check on etf fees and conditions.
I recently signd up for 5 lines - classic family plan. I want to move 3 lines to value plan and pay ETF on the other two lines while keeping all five phones. I need to wait until 3/27 to ETF the two lines I don't want or I will need to send the phones back. Problem is by 3/27 the value plan will no longer be available.

So my question is can I migrate 3 of my 5 classic lines to Value plan now (paying $600 in migration fees) while keeping two of the five lines on a classic family plan until 3/28. And then on 3/28 pay the ETF and close out the two classic plan lines? If I go to a T-Mobile store will they be able to handle these two requests without any issues?
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How much is the data on UC plan?
You stated 500 is included bu above that is where it gets hazy for me.
Looks like there are two types of UC plans. Value and Classic.

Under the Classic plan, it seems like the first 2GB (after the free 500MB) is $20, and each additional 2GB is $10. The other choice is unlimited for $30.

With the Value plan, the first 2GB is $10, and each additional 2GB is $10. Unlimited is $20.
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Quote from discreativename View Post :
Looks like there are two types of UC plans. Value and Classic.

Under the Classic plan, it seems like the first 2GB (after the free 500MB) is $20, and each additional 2GB is $10. The other choice is unlimited for $30.

With the Value plan, the first 2GB is $10, and each additional 2GB is $10. Unlimited is $20.
Looks to me new UNcarrier Class plan is just like any cell phone plan as before. Like need to sign contract and the plan is more expensive. But get subsidized phone as before(?).

http://www.tmonews.com/2013/03/t-...resellers/
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Looks to me new UNcarrier Class plan is just like any cell phone plan as before. Like need to sign contract and the plan is more expensive. But get subsidized phone as before(?).

http://www.tmonews.com/2013/03/t-...resellers/
They kept the Classic plans with contracts for the purpose of retailers selling T-Mobile plans (so they can receive commissions on sales). You'll only see Classic plans at non-T-Mobile retailers. All T-Mobile retailers will be selling the Value version of the UNcarrier plans.
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sorry found the answer by reading wiki
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Currently I am on a unlimited minutes and texting value plan plus 3 lines two of which have 2Gb data. It costs 106 after taxes. The same would cost $113 on the new plan. But all lines would have unlimited everything and 500mb of data. Now that is assuming the corporate discount carries through. Frankly I don't need the unlimited minutes on all lines. I have instead decided to add 2GB data to my third child's line when needed. Maybe in the future I will add 200mb for me and my wife. Then I will be paying an extra 13 but I will also have an extra 4GB of data for it at a savings of $7. So what it comes down to for me is a savings of 7 dollars in 2 separate situations. But of course im locked into a contract and may need the extra minutes at some point (lol who am i kidding).
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Quote from MozartA View Post :
Looks to me new UNcarrier Class plan is just like any cell phone plan as before. Like need to sign contract and the plan is more expensive. But get subsidized phone as before(?).

http://www.tmonews.com/2013/03/t-...resellers/

Agreed..I'm looking at new CLASSIC plan. & it looks like a family shared line starts @:

$140 for 2 lines & can add up quickly for lines 3-4 if every1 went to +2GB data.

Of course, this is the extra margin they need to compensate 3rd party re-seller under this CLASSIC plan.
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Bump .... Existing Value Plan ending tomorrow (3/23/2013) .... Bump

Ending cheap limited minutes (1000 shared family minutes), and cheap unlimited throttled data (eg: +$10 2GB)
New plan better for unlimited minutes if you want more than 3 lines with unlimited minutes, no contract (ie: no loyalty discount? maybe)
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migration fees depends on date of date of phone subsidization, look at OP for fees schedule, from $200 to $0 per line.
I went into a TMobile store and they told me I have to wait three months to migrate to Value plan. Supposedly so TMobile can recoup money for the discounted handsets. Is this true? I thought you could migrate any time you wanted. The other option is pay full price for the handsets. So as a result I apparently can't move to value plan before 3/24 since I opened my account less than a month ago. Should I try another store? It seemed like they were going to have to call in to customer support and could not handle this in store.
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I went into a TMobile store and they told me I have to wait three months to migrate to Value plan. Supposedly so TMobile can recoup money for the discounted handsets. Is this true? I thought you could migrate any time you wanted. The other option is pay full price for the handsets. So as a result I apparently can't move to value plan before 3/24 since I opened my account less than a month ago. Should I try another store? It seemed like they were going to have to call in to customer support and could not handle this in store.
I have read a few people mentioning wait time of 3 months before switching. This must be something new (sd effect?), because there is no such problem earlier. You can try different store. If you really want existing value plan, the cheapest handset full price is at costco for samsung branded or just get nexus 4 from google play. Costco can create new value plan or add new line to value plan, but you are required to purchase handset for all new lines created by costco.
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