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Old November 4th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Instead of ordering a micro sim cutter for $10, I just ordered a micro sim from T-Mobile today for 99 cents.
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My sim cutter came in..and stuck the card in and BAM micro sim...

..does it look right?
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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:26 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I checked on getting a micro-sim before the S3 came out and couldn't because it was only available for contract, or so I was told. I just ordered a pre-paid micro-sim yesterday from Tmo for 99 cents. I already have the monthly $30 4G plan. Anyone know if I can go online and switch that plan to the micro-sim?
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My sim cutter came in..and stuck the card in and BAM micro sim...

..does it look right?
It looks about right compared to the one I had TMo store cut for me except for the burr. May need to file it down a bit. If you have a spare SIM I would hold off on cutting that one with that tool.
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I checked on getting a micro-sim before the S3 came out and couldn't because it was only available for contract, or so I was told. I just ordered a pre-paid micro-sim yesterday from Tmo for 99 cents. I already have the monthly $30 4G plan. Anyone know if I can go online and switch that plan to the micro-sim?

After searching Tmo support I found the answer to my question. I can switch the plan from my current sim to the micro-sim. Just not sure I can do it online. I'll visit a Tmo store when its time and see if they can do it.
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For those worried about no LTE and wondering about the speed of T-Mobile's HSPA+, this is from a review I was just reading on Business Insider.

On the other hand, things may not be so bad if you're a T-Mobile customer. I tested the Nexus 4 on T-Mobile's 4G network in New York, and the speeds were in line with what I've seen using LTE on AT&T and Verizon. Very impressive.

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no doubt tmobiles speed aint bad at all ive gotten well over 15 in certain spots
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no doubt tmobiles speed aint bad at all ive gotten well over 15 in certain spots
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May go from VM to T-Mobile. But my question is say I use all 5GBs of 4G data do I get brought down to 3G or 2G?
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2G. But you will never pay an overcharge and true unlimited plans are available.
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What are their 2G speeds? I'd imagine probably around the 0.07mbps I'm getting on Sprints 3G.
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True unlimited on prepaid? How much?
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Why skip 3g?
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HSPA+ is technically 3G even tho they say it's 4G.
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I wonder why Google doesn't like MicroSD cards.
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Read that somewhere. Also, they said it'd be confusing for the layman to deal with both internal and external memory. Bull. I currently use a 16gb card now so it really wouldn't be different.
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I've heard any number of reasons, from confusion over where things are stored to cost to wanting people to use cloud services. Probably it's a combination of everything. In any case, it looks like non-expandable physical memory is here to stay with the Nexus line.
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How can I find out if I get HSPA+ in my town?
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I guess go into a T-Mobile store and ask. Their coverage maps are not very helpful in that regard that I've found.
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Wish there was a 32GB version.
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Wish there was a 32GB version.
I was thinking the same...until I spent the past 8 days uploading all of my music to google play. Now I will run just a few GB of music for road trip moments when I don't have data. Same for a few movies.

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Much appreciation if anyone can find out what Tmobile's "2g" speeds would be as this is probably the determining factor if I switch. On one hand 100 minutes isn't nearly enough for me to do the $30, and on the other hand 100mb isn't nearly enough to switch plans for a new smart phone with slow data..I guess there's the $60 option but is switching phones worth an extra $180 a year..so many questions! (also the evo V is soo customizable right now and I just got a new one today under warranty)!!
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Hmm two phones? $30 t mobile plan + $25 Paylo vm...
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Much appreciation if anyone can find out what Tmobile's "2g" speeds would be as this is probably the determining factor if I switch. On one hand 100 minutes isn't nearly enough for me to do the $30, and on the other hand 100mb isn't nearly enough to switch plans for a new smart phone with slow data..I guess there's the $60 option but is switching phones worth an extra $180 a year..so many questions! (also the evo V is soo customizable right now and I just got a new one today under warranty)!!
How many minutes do you use? For the $30 plan, you pay 10c/min over the 100 mins. So, may not be that bad?
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How many minutes do you use? For the $30 plan, you pay 10c/min over the 100 mins. So, may not be that bad?
$0.10/minute after the initial 100 minutes? That seems pretty good for me! I think the most minutes I've used was around 350 or something. So 250 minutes extra at 10-cents a minute being $25 extra on top of the $30.... $55 is still a lot cheaper than what I'm paying right now every month and most of the time I barely use any minutes.

I'll probably try and use GrooVe IP while I'm at home on WIFI. Does anyone else use this? Have any recommendations? I've experimented with it on my tablet and had some issues. The person on the other line seemed to have a difficult time hearing me but I haven't had a chance to play around with the settings.
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$0.10/minute after the initial 100 minutes? That seems pretty good for me! I think the most minutes I've used was around 350 or something. So 250 minutes extra at 10-cents a minute being $25 extra on top of the $30.... $55 is still a lot cheaper than what I'm paying right now every month and most of the time I barely use any minutes.

I'll probably try and use GrooVe IP while I'm at home on WIFI. Does anyone else use this? Have any recommendations? I've experimented with it on my tablet and had some issues. The person on the other line seemed to have a difficult time hearing me but I haven't had a chance to play around with the settings.
I use GrooveIP over WiFi and have few issues. I do, however, go into the settings and boost the volume/mic. Trying to use GrooveIP over 3G/4G can work well but depends on your connection, particularly latency.
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I have a Nexus 4 and got the TMobile $30 prepaid plan. The TMobile signal in my area is so bad I am going to have to have to switch back to ATT. What a shame. They really need to improve their coverage if they expect more customers. I live in a suburb of Cleveland not in some rural area.
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I have a Nexus 4 and got the TMobile $30 prepaid plan. The TMobile signal in my area is so bad I am going to have to have to switch back to ATT. What a shame. They really need to improve their coverage if they expect more customers. I live in a suburb of Cleveland not in some rural area.
why not just get a net10 sim or straight talk . they use att towers so your basically getting att service for $50 a month i think better than signing a contract bro
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I have a Nexus 4 and got the TMobile $30 prepaid plan. The TMobile signal in my area is so bad I am going to have to have to switch back to ATT. What a shame. They really need to improve their coverage if they expect more customers. I live in a suburb of Cleveland not in some rural area.

Where about in the 'burbs are you, abrahavt? If you're anywhere near the Fairview Park area, I'd stick with it for a week or two just to make sure their tower(s) in that area tend to be spotty while they're doing upgrades. My father lives out that way and has been experiencing some issues as of late. I'm personally in the Parma vicinity and have been all over without problems.

Ymmv, of course. I'm only ever around the west side suburbs, so I can only speak for my experience with coverage there.
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So if I go with monthly 4g and i had the 100mb limit, what happens after 100mb "4g"?
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It's not 100mb, it's 100 *minutes*.
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why not just get a net10 sim or straight talk . they use att towers so your basically getting att service for $50 a month i think better than signing a contract bro
Actually, Straight Talk (and I believe Net 10, which is also owned by TracFone) use either AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon. If you buy a phone, it should tell you on the box which network it connects to. If you order a SIM, you have a choice between T-Mobile and AT&T. AT&T has better coverage, T-Mobile gives you faster speeds and more data (allegedly ST users on AT&T are cut off about 2GB, users on T-Mobile about 4 GB).
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$0.10/minute after the initial 100 minutes? That seems pretty good for me! I think the most minutes I've used was around 350 or something. So 250 minutes extra at 10-cents a minute being $25 extra on top of the $30.... $55 is still a lot cheaper than what I'm paying right now every month and most of the time I barely use any minutes.

I'll probably try and use GrooVe IP while I'm at home on WIFI. Does anyone else use this? Have any recommendations? I've experimented with it on my tablet and had some issues. The person on the other line seemed to have a difficult time hearing me but I haven't had a chance to play around with the settings.
This is what I do, I have GrooveIP set for WiFi only (at home or work basically) and the rest of the time use T-Mobile voice. It works very well for me, though I have increased the Microphone gain under the Audio settings. You may also want to increase you speaker volume, again under the Audio settings.
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Much appreciation if anyone can find out what Tmobile's "2g" speeds would be as this is probably the determining factor if I switch. On one hand 100 minutes isn't nearly enough for me to do the $30, and on the other hand 100mb isn't nearly enough to switch plans for a new smart phone with slow data..I guess there's the $60 option but is switching phones worth an extra $180 a year..so many questions! (also the evo V is soo customizable right now and I just got a new one today under warranty)!!
FWIW, in an area where my Nokia n900 was getting 8Mbs on TMo, in 2010, I was throttled down to 2G at ~250kbps, when I went over my 5GB limit....YMMV. I have since switched to "True Unlimited" value plan, which somehow save me $5/mo vs. my 5GB value plan. :screwy:
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FWIW, in an area where my Nokia n900 was getting 8Mbs on TMo, in 2010, I was throttled down to 2G at ~250kbps, when I went over my 5GB limit....YMMV. I have since switched to "True Unlimited" value plan, which somehow save me $5/mo vs. my 5GB value plan. :screwy:
What is this "true unlimited plan" I hear so much about? And is it available for prepaid?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #94 (permalink)
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What is this "true unlimited plan" I hear so much about? And is it available for prepaid?
A few months ago, T-Mobile introduced a plan that offers true unlimited data, with no caps or throttling. Unfortunately, it is not available for Prepaid. Though it is available as a Value Plan -- which are still contract plans but are relatively cheap, as they do not add phone subsidies.
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I was talking about DATA!
Look at your screenshot again. No mention anywhere of 100mb. T-Mobile doesn't even offer a 100mb data plan.
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yes it does the $50 dollar plan gives you unlimited minutes and texts and web BUT only the first 100mb are on 4g speed after that they throttle you down
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your better off getting the $30 plan and using grooveip for phone calls if you run out of the 100 minutes 5 gb is a lot of data to use up
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Does t mobile choke down the data speeds on their pre paid plans versus their contact plans? Dude i work with gets 14mbps average on his value plan where as my data is very inconsistent and sometimes will reach 8mbps but averages 3 to 5. It's all over the place and his is dead on every time.

He has the note 2 bone stock where as i have the gnex with aokp if that makes a difference.

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Does t mobile choke down the data speeds on their pre paid plans versus their contact plans? Dude i work with gets 14mbps average on his value plan where as my data is very inconsistent and sometimes will reach 8mbps but averages 3 to 5. It's all over the place and his is dead on every time.

He has the note 2 bone stock where as i have the gnex with aokp if that makes a difference.
You're in a T-Mobile HSPA+ 42 area. The Note II supports HSPA+ 42 while the Galaxy Nexus only supports up to HSPA+ 21. So it's got nothing to do with throttling. Your friend's phone simply supports a faster network.

I'm on a T-Mobile prepaid plan and my speeds on the N4 are just about that much improved over what I used to get on my GN, same network, same plan.
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