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OK, this is kinda related to this thread about a new T-Mobile plan, but I want to highlight the Family Plans.

So as an individual you get unlimited min/txt + 500mb of data plus hotspot for $50

but as a Family you get a better deal.

2 Lines for $40 each ($80)
3 Lines for $30 each ($90)
4 Lines for $25 each ($100)
5 Lines for $22 each ($110)

and each person gets the same plan as the the individual paying $50

Plus no contracts required, so if you pool with friends and your friend is a dead beat, no worries about him costing you $200 for an ETF.

Also in my case, I was previously on the Family Value plan was paying $5 for 200mb but now it's included and upgraded to 500mb with free hotspot. So I'm saving $5/line

*you can switch over as long as you are at least 18 months into your existing plan. You will still have to finish out your current plan even though this says "no contract" but if you are out of contract this will not extend your contract.

**corrected my earlier statement, 2GB is available for $10/month, if you want to pick and choice which line gets more data, add the 500MB first then edit each line individually
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Last Edited by sd444 March 26, 2013 at 01:40 PM
$50 plan=$110 5$22 perline
$60 plan=$160 5$32 perline
$70 plan=$210 5$42 perline
        
$50 plan=$100 4$25 perline
$60 plan=$140 4$35 perline
$70 plan=$180 4$45 perline
        
$50 plan=$90 3$30 perline
$60 plan=$120 3$40 perline
$70 plan=$150 3$50 perline
        
$50 plan=$80 2$40 perline
$60 plan=$100 2$50 perline
$70 plan=$120 2$60 perline
        
$50 plan 500MB      
$60 plan 2GB      
$70 plan Unlimited      

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....... You can offset the taxes by applying a corporate discount to your account. Various employers, military, student, AAA, all offer discounts. If you aren't eligible for any discounts, you can still join Freelancer's Union (for free and anyone can join) and get 10% off.


There is a thread about how to get T-mobile discount here.
http://slickdeals.net/f/5036672-T-mobile-12-or-10-off-total-bill?v=1


Rumors are there will be a trade-in program starting soon, which will help offset the cost of an unsubsidized phone.

http://www.tmonews.com/2013/03/t-...n-options/

In case anyone is wondering, the included free hotspot is device tethering, not free T-Mobile WIfi Hot Spot access.

What is Smartphone Mobile HotSpot?
With this service, you can share your phone’s high-speed internet connection on the go with up to five Wi-Fi capable devices (tablet, e-reader, laptop, portable gaming device, and more) all at the same time—no coffee shop or hotel Wi-Fi needed. You can also tether your laptop, or netbook to your phone’s Internet connection using a USB cable or Bluetooth. All you need to use the Smartphone Mobile HotSpot service is a Mobile HotSpot-ready smartphone with a qualifying data service or rate plan including high-speed data. Plan data allotment applies; see rate plan for details.



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It says right on the page that it's unlimited data, not sure what you mean by this:
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*Biggest thing that stinks is that T-mobile did away with the 2GB data plan (unless you already have it). So if you need more that 500mb (most due) then it cost $20/ line.
I already had 2GB plan, and my price stayed the same $10/month plus I get 500mb more and that 500mb has mobile hotspot included.
Unless you mean specifically high speed data? Also there is an option for $50 each (for 2 people) that includes another 2GB of high speed data on top of the 500MB.

Only thing that kinda stinks is it looks like the data minutes are pooled, which is a drag if one of the people on the plan is a data hog.
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Quote from daregan View Post :
It says right on the page that it's unlimited data, not sure what you mean by this:


Unless you mean specifically high speed data? Also there is an option for $50 each (for 2 people) that includes another 2GB of high speed data on top of the 500MB.

Only thing that kinda stinks is it looks like the data minutes are pooled, which is a drag if one of the people on the plan is a data hog.
Additional 2GB is $10 per line. Not pooled. You can mix and match as well (ie: Line 1 has the additional 2GB for $10, line 2 and 3 do not, etc).
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Quote from Khegobier View Post :
Additional 2GB is $10 per line. Not pooled. You can mix and match as well (ie: Line 1 has the additional 2GB for $10, line 2 and 3 do not, etc).

Exactly, 2GB per line, not pooled
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Some issues that I have, and others that have been pointed out:

1. No contract means they're free to jack up the rates, and we have to either take it, or leave it.

2. As pointed out by MozartA,

Quote :
Network Management: Data traffic of postpaid plans with limited high-speed data allotments greater than 2 GB will be prioritized over other currently offered plans during periods of congestion. Service may be slowed, suspended, terminated or restricted for misuse, abnormal use, interference with our network or ability to provide quality service to other users, or significant roaming.
I take this to mean that they will prioritize their users with limited plans >2GB and higher over unlimited users and those with the base 500MB allotments.

3. T-Mobile's handset pricing is ridiculous. We all know about the Nexus 4, but I'll add another top seller to this list. TMO's non-LTE, dual core, weaker battery performance rated [gsmarena.com] S3 is priced the same as AT&T's quad core, LTE capable S3. Does that make sense?
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Could I do 5 lines with 500mb data for 110, and bump only two of those lines to 2gb? Is that just 10$ more per line?
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Quote from rsveteran View Post :
Some issues that I have, and others that have been pointed out:

1. No contract means they're free to jack up the rates, and we have to either take it, or leave it.

2. As pointed out by MozartA,



I take this to mean that they will prioritize their users with limited plans >2GB and higher over unlimited users and those with the base 500MB allotments.

3. T-Mobile's handset pricing is ridiculous. We all know about the Nexus 4, but I'll add another top seller to this list. TMO's non-LTE, dual core, weaker battery performance rated [gsmarena.com] S3 is priced the same as AT&T's quad core, LTE capable S3. Does that make sense?

1) I agree, thats a possibility, but thats true for anyone out of contract anyhow. Everyone on a grandfathered plan...

2) that looks to be a true statement. But then again, I don't know how that compared to other carriers.

3) You don't have to buy from T-Mobile

Quote from shop4jim View Post :
Could I do 5 lines with 500mb data for 110, and bump only two of those lines to 2gb? Is that just 10$ more per line?

You can bump each line individually, leave the data at 500mb, than edit each line to add more data. they shouldn't make it that hard, but this is kinda a shady way for Tmobile to get people to add more data than needed
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Quote from rsveteran View Post :
Some issues that I have, and others that have been pointed out:

1. No contract means they're free to jack up the rates, and we have to either take it, or leave it.

2. As pointed out by MozartA,



I take this to mean that they will prioritize their users with limited plans >2GB and higher over unlimited users and those with the base 500MB allotments.

3. T-Mobile's handset pricing is ridiculous. We all know about the Nexus 4, but I'll add another top seller to this list. TMO's non-LTE, dual core, [URL="http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=4238&idPhone2=4804"]weaker battery pem.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_iii_i747-4803.php/URL] S3 is priced the same as AT&T's quad core, LTE capable S3. Does that make sense?
AT&T's S3 is dual core. The quad core version you are talking about is the international version which can only do 3g
m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_iii_i747-4803.php
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data priority is be an issue when the isheep arrive, just like in sprint. Sprint charges more for lte, not yet in t-mobile on their lte sites. Earlier reports has isheeps using more data (maybe not now). I wonder what they do???....sync every minutes or play networked games hourly?
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Quote from WideLoadHere View Post :
*you can switch over as long as you are at least 18 months into your existing plan. You will still have to finish out your current plan even though this says "no contract" but if you are out of contract this will not extend your contract.
Are you sure about this ? I could not find this provision mentioned anywhere on their website.
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Quote from surdy View Post :
Are you sure about this ? I could not find this provision mentioned anywhere on their website.
You can switch to new VALUE plan IF:
1. For t-mobile subsidized plan, migration fees will depend on the date of subsidized device, from $200 to $0 per line, example 2 smartphones lines in EM+, one is 2 months old, another is 19 months old. So total migration fees is $200+0=$200.
2. If you are currently on unsubsidized plan like "old" value plan. No fees Big Grin
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Seems the same as it was before, at least for me. We have a 3 line family plan, and have had it for a while now. They had 2 lines for $100, with 2GB per line. Then added a 3rd line with no data for $5. So was paying $105 before. Sounds like it would still be $100 for the 2 lines w/ 2GB data (though I guess now you get 2.5GB). Not sure if no-data lines still cost $5 now or not.
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Anyone know how this works in conjunction with corporate discounts?
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Quote from zpoor17 View Post :
Anyone know how this works in conjunction with corporate discounts?
Yes, I think some people mentioned it works. And if this is the only postpaid plan you can signup with, it make sense corp discounts work. It would be a big news if T-mobile cancel the corp discount program for new customer without anyone knowing about it.
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