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Old August 21st, 2012, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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T-Mobile’s Taking Off The Gloves – Will Introduce New Data Plan That’s Actually Unlimited (Like, For Real)

So. It looks like Tmobile will introduce truly unlimited data [Read: no throttling, no caps, all 4G] for only $10 more a month than the current 2GB plans. I think I'm going to jump on this and try to be grandfathered before this goes away. Anyone else think they'll make the switch?

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Old August 21st, 2012, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I get 5GB per month with mine, and never come anywhere close to reaching that cap because I'm always using my WiFi. I can't honestly justify 10 bucks more a month for unlimited.
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I'm on Metropcs unlimited plan and may make the switch depending on what the price for it all turns out to be. Metro is getting the galaxy s 3 sometime this year but I if go to tmobile I'll skip the gs3 and wait for the note 2.
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I get 5GB per month with mine, and never come anywhere close to reaching that cap because I'm always using my WiFi. I can't honestly justify 10 bucks more a month for unlimited.
That's where I'm at. At first I was being stingy, until I realized that 5gb on a phone is a LOT. I use wifi at home and just browsing here at there at work. I didn't even hit 2gb this month. I use the $30 plan and I just keep $10 extra in my account in case I run out of minutes.
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We don't use our 2GB limit per phone now so no big deal. I'm much more concerned with keeping fast unlimited home service, which is why we're getting Google Fiber.
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We don't use our 2GB limit per phone now so no big deal. I'm much more concerned with keeping fast unlimited home service, which is why we're getting Google Fiber.
ZOMG I am SO jealous!

I actually come close to using my 5GB but I do tether.
I have considered going to the 10GB plan.

If I did not tether I don't know if I would jump on it UNLESS.... I heard it was "going away" or something..

Truthfully... 5GB is a lot for just the phone.
I currently use about 4GB a month.
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The only reason I would switch is because I use pandora at work about 20+ hours a week. And that gets me close. Plus the 4G is faster than my home internet as well so I won't have to use my slower wifi anymore
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Tethering is not allowed with the new unlimited plan. T-Mobile is not that stupid.
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Ugh, I'm torn here...

I have an unlocked Galaxy Nexus from Google with T-Mobile's $30 prepaid plan. I usually use more than 100 minutes, so end up paying overages of about $10, so $40 total. If I switched to this plan, I'd be paying $55 (i use google voice for texting) and get 500 minutes, and unlimited data. I'd also gain better support, some random features like call-forwarding, maybe free nights and weekends? And unlimited data... although I haven't used my 5GB, this is partly because I'm careful about it KNOWING that there is a limit.

But tethering is a big one for me. I need to be able to use it in rare instances when its necessary. If there is no way to get around their tethering block... that might be a deal breaker.
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Ugh, I'm torn here...

I have an unlocked Galaxy Nexus from Google with T-Mobile's $30 prepaid plan. I usually use more than 100 minutes, so end up paying overages of about $10, so $40 total. If I switched to this plan, I'd be paying $55 (i use google voice for texting) and get 500 minutes, and unlimited data. I'd also gain better support, some random features like call-forwarding, maybe free nights and weekends? And unlimited data... although I haven't used my 5GB, this is partly because I'm careful about it KNOWING that there is a limit.

But tethering is a big one for me. I need to be able to use it in rare instances when its necessary. If there is no way to get around their tethering block... that might be a deal breaker.
This is how I looked at this... after some soul searching.
When your at home.. use wifi.

Use your mobile data... when you are mobile....
I found that just simply doing that and having the 5GB/month plan that lets me tether when I am on the road works the best.

I used to be in the "I want to be able to do that" boat but coming from a radio communications background I know that bandwidth over the air is actually somewhat limited.

I have been doing well this way.
It is there when I need it, but I am not downloading all kinds of crazy stuff over cell data.
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Ugh, I'm torn here...

I have an unlocked Galaxy Nexus from Google with T-Mobile's $30 prepaid plan. I usually use more than 100 minutes, so end up paying overages of about $10, so $40 total. If I switched to this plan, I'd be paying $55 (i use google voice for texting) and get 500 minutes, and unlimited data. I'd also gain better support, some random features like call-forwarding, maybe free nights and weekends? And unlimited data... although I haven't used my 5GB, this is partly because I'm careful about it KNOWING that there is a limit.

But tethering is a big one for me. I need to be able to use it in rare instances when its necessary. If there is no way to get around their tethering block... that might be a deal breaker.
You'll also get wifi calling when you're on postpaid. and about the tethering... *cough* root *cough*
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 08:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any details on ACTUAL plan pricing? I've looked it up, but there are no specific details.
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Does anyone have any details on ACTUAL plan pricing? I've looked it up, but there are no specific details.
It's not actually confirmed yet. But as per this "leaked document" it is supposed to start September 5th and there are prices listed.

Official: T-Mobile Introduces New 4G Data Plan That’s Really Unlimited (Like, For Real)
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It's not actually confirmed yet. But as per this "leaked document" it is supposed to start September 5th and there are prices listed.

Official: T-Mobile Introduces New 4G Data Plan Thatís Really Unlimited (Like, For Real)
It's confirmed in the very link you posted.
Read the updated section for the press release that has the pricing in it.
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I actually come close to using my 5GB but I do tether.
Who is your carrier, if you don’t mind saying?
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Who is your carrier, if you donít mind saying?
T-Mobile .... had to dump Verizon some time back because their network here is sub-par.
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But tethering is a big one for me. I need to be able to use it in rare instances when its necessary. If there is no way to get around their tethering block... that might be a deal breaker.
Don't forget the biggest difference. On the $30 pre-paid plan, it is pre-paid. To get unlimited data, you will be signing a 2-year contract.

In regards to tethering, your $30 plan does not allow for it either. So if the current tethering situation works for you, I'd think it would still work for you on unlimited.
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T-Mobile .... had to dump Verizon some time back because their network here is sub-par.
Now Iím confused. You say that you tether under T-Mobile, but

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Tethering is not allowed with the new unlimited plan. T-Mobile is not that stupid.
Iím thinking of switching to them later this year but will need to know about whether one can tether with that Ďunlimited' $30 5G plan, as long I stay under that limit.
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Now Iím confused. You say that you tether under T-Mobile, but



Iím thinking of switching to them later this year but will need to know about whether one can tether with that Ďunlimited' $30 5G plan, as long I stay under that limit.
I have the 5GB a month plan that allows tethering.
They call it "Unlimited - Premium with Smartphone Mobile HotSpot Service"

We have one of the plans on this page:
t-mobile.com/shop/Packages/ValuePackages.aspx

We bought our phones and went with the value plan... saves us a few bucks.
It *IS* a contract plan.
They subsidize the discount by making you promise to stay... which I don't have a problem with.
going on 4 months later I have had -0 problems.
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Iím thinking of switching to them later this year but will need to know about whether one can tether with that Ďunlimited' $30 5G plan, as long I stay under that limit.
No, not under the terms of the contract you can't. Tethering is a $15/month add-on to any Monthly 4G plan. So that would be a $45 plan for 5GB and 100 minutes and tethering.

That said, people are able to tether with the right phone/app. But you never know if that will go away or they will charge you/kick you off/whatever.

The plan LoyalServant is referring to is a Value plan, which is a contract plan (2 years). The cheapest one is $60/month for 5GB of tethering, 500 minutes, and no texting. Unlimited texting pushes it to $65/month.
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I don't believe any company is gonna offer tethering on their unlimited plans. You'll have to find a workaround.
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T-Mobile to begin new unlimited data plan on September 5th

ďStarting a week from Wednesday, the Classic Unlimited Plan will be $89.99 a Starting a week from Wednesday, the Classic Unlimited Plan will be $89.99 a month. That means that you merely add $30 to the $59.99 Classic Unlimited Talk and Text. Value Plan customers need to add just $20 a month for unlimited data.Ē
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To tether legally, you must purchase a tethering plan. To tether without paying for a plan you can use an app called FoxFi.
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I just switched my 4 lines today. I've only been throttled once about a year ago after going over 5gb. I also haven't had a 4G phone on tmobile, but I'm due for an upgrade in less than 2 weeks so I'll have all 4G phones on my family plan soon. I regularly use 7-8gb a month on Sprint. Streaming music and movies really ads up. Between Xfinity, Google Play, and Slacker radio I stream a lot of media.
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