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T-Mobile $5/month 5GB Data Plan for Grandfathered/Classic Users

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Hello everyone,

Recently, some people over at Howardforums on grandfathered/classic plans have discovered that their $20/month 5GB Preferred Android Web data plan was replaced with a $5/month 5GB "Pref Android Web Reduced" data plan. Details are as follows:

-$5/month for 5GB. Throttles after 5GB although some users have reported no throttling at all.

-Only works for Grandfathered and Classic plans, NOT Value plans.

-Get by calling 611 on your T-mobile phone and saying "cancel" at the prompt to reach the retentions/loyalty department.

-Loyalty CSR called it "Bridge to Value Preferred Web" and described it as a way of giving classic plan members a sample of Value cost savings.

-Despite the name, it does not require you to switch to Value at anytime, nor was I forced to extend my contract.

-This reduced data plan is not eligible as a choice for getting an upgraded smartphones. Upgrading a line with the $5 plan will change the line back to the $20 plan. It's not clear whether you add the $5 data plan on a line that has upgraded recently.

-This is not like T-zones/Web2Go in that it WILL work with any Android phone. I don't know about other types of phones.


My post on the Howardforum thread
[howardforums.com]

Some other T-mobile discounts worth looking into:

http://slickdeals.net/f/5242262-T-Mobile-Loyalty-Customers-10-off-month-for-24-months-with-new-contract-YMMV

http://slickdeals.net/f/5036672-T-mobile-12-or-10-off-total-bill

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#16
So if I buy an S3 through a person (Craigslist) for T-Mobile I can avoid paying $20/month through their upgrade and only pay $5/month through this offer?

I understand that I would be paying more for the phone than free through T-Mobile, but I'm wondering if that would work.
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#17
I gave up my grandfathered plan and now looking to get into one again. Is there a place I can search for people trying to ditch their contracts?
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#18
Did not get as I just upgraded (s3) some 2 months ago.
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#19
Eligibility is you need to be 15 months into your contract.
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#20
Quote from masashi View Post :
So if I buy an S3 through a person (Craigslist) for T-Mobile I can avoid paying $20/month through their upgrade and only pay $5/month through this offer?

I understand that I would be paying more for the phone than free through T-Mobile, but I'm wondering if that would work.
What is the point then?

You buy an S3 through Craigslist but want to save only on the data/internet prices?

Just migrate to a Value plan (given that you can without migration fees), and save on the voice plan AND the texting plan as well.

I think Bridge-To-Voice is only available for those customers who wouldn't be paying migration fees anyway.

I seriously think that Bridge-to-voice is a complete ripoff I don't know how this is getting so many thumbs ups
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#21
Will this work for me?

I upgraded to an s3 and contract plan 2 months ago and had to get unlimited everything to be eligible for a free s3 after rebates. After I received my s3, I was able to downgrade all my lines to limited features such as $20 5gb data instead of $30 unlimited.

Now, Will this work for reducing the /$20 5gb to $5?

Thank you
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#22
I called T-Mobile and was told that I am not eligible for this Bridge to Value plan since my contract only ends in June 2013. The CSR was trying to extend my contract by offering $10/month discount for 12 months and 1 month free (to stay in classic) or $10/month discount for 12 months (to switch to value plan). Both will extend my contract for 2 more years.
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#23
Quote from ReMb88 View Post :
What is the point then?

You buy an S3 through Craigslist but want to save only on the data/internet prices?

Just migrate to a Value plan (given that you can without migration fees), and save on the voice plan AND the texting plan as well.

I think Bridge-To-Voice is only available for those customers who wouldn't be paying migration fees anyway.

I seriously think that Bridge-to-voice is a complete ripoff I don't know how this is getting so many thumbs ups
The point is I don't want to leave my Grandfathered plan. I just want to pay a lot less for internet (currently not in any internet plan).
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#24
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THIS IS NOT A GOOD DEAL FOR MOST PEOPLE

I was also offered this plan when my contract end date was approaching.

It honestly just doesn't make sense to me. I was currently paying $10/month for Internet on a classic plan. Upgrading to galaxy s3 or newer smartphone would cost me $20/month, and when I balked at that, that is when they offered me the bridge to value. HOWEVER,the plan itself makes no sense. It does not allow you to upgrade phones. Once you upgrade your phone you're still required to pay $20/month. Migrating to a value plan not only lowered my monthly voice plan but also my texting plan. On a bridge to value they are keeping you from upgrading phones AND preventing you from realizing true value plan savings.

For comparison I was paying $120/month after taxes for 4-line family plan 1000 minutes, text, and Internet on two lines. On a value plan I'm now paying $85 for 1000 minutes, text, and Internet in 4 lines. A bridge to value plan would have cost me $110/month for only two lines of Internet, with the same disadvantage as a value plan in that you can't upgrade phones.
i agree, not as good as a deal as it sounds, instead of giving discounted phones they are giving discounted data, but in the long term there is less savings over the span of 2 YEARS!!!. Value Plan is still the way to go with anything over 3 lines. 2 Lines is give n take/borderline. The whole key to this is the contract for 2 YEARS!! Short term worth it, long term not, but since u go on 2 years contract its not worth it cuz there is no short term!!
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Eligibility is you need to be 15 months into your contract.
I think it's 18 months.
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#26
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I think it's 18 months.
Yes its 18 mths according to tmonews.com
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#27
I was wondering if someone could help me, so we have a grandfathered plan and we've been contract free for about 2 years and my dad doesn't want to get locked into a 2 yr contract. Is it possible to get this added to the lines on our plan without signing a 2 yr contract? My parents have the 200mb plan and my brother and I have the grandfathered tzones plans. Any help is appreciated
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#28
i don't understand t-mobile.

Bridge to value?? 5$ for 5gb... on the value plan 5$ gets you 200mb. and 20$ is truly unlimited...
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#29
I tried to get in on this, but was told that it could not be added to my grandfathered myfaves 300 plan, and that it's only for people on family plans.

Then I was offered $10 off per month for 24 months if I switched to a value plan and $10/month for 5GB data. I agreed to that, and then it turns out that the CSR lied and the $10/month plan is only 2GB of data, so I had to go through a whole big mess to get all the changes reverted.
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#30
I love these sorts of deals. I haven't had a smartphone for about a year now, but when I had my G1 and G2 with T-Mo, I was paying $39 per line (x 2) for 600 shared minutes and 5GB of data each ($20 Android Preferred). If I still had a smartphone, I'd switch to this data plan (assuming it would work with the grandfathered 600 minute shared voice plan I had).

Since I now have a VM dumbphone, I'm trying to find an old VZW unlimited contract to activate a microsim and put it in my iPad mini to use for unlimited data (for tethering, streaming, etc) off the grid. Hopefully I can find a deal close to the awesomeness of this one.
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