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Old March 16th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A user at Slickdeal posted this. :-)

Interesting isnt it? It is for 3rd party user(Walmart, Straighttalk, etc).

Does this make a difference now vs doing directly thru Tmo prepaid?

I have no idea what this means.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It IS for T-Mobile prepaid customers. Has nothing to do with 3rd-party resellers like Straight Talk.

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Old March 17th, 2013, 12:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I see. I am confused what it all means. I thought $70 is unlimited everything, now it says limit to 5GB at 4G speed.
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I see. I am confused what it all means. I thought $70 is unlimited everything, now it says limit to 5GB at 4G speed.
Probably best to wait for the official announcement instead of all the leaked stuff.
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T-Mobile 'UnCarrier' plans possibly leaked, make unlimited talk and text a given (updated)
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I see. I am confused what it all means. I thought $70 is unlimited everything, now it says limit to 5GB at 4G speed.

This is a different rate plan I think.
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You know, uncarrier, no contracts/ETF all sounds good. But the bottom line is they are still a business, and a business primary objective is to make money. And if they are giving that up, then they have plans to make up for that loss in other ways, with us paying.
I think that confusing page on plan price is just the tip of the ice berg.
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I heard from a co-worker that has a friend that works for t-mobile that the uncarrier strategy is what t-mobile plans to announce on March 24th. It seems they are dropping the 2 year contract model across the board. This is supposed to lower the monthly costs for customers but at the expense of higher prices for phones, I wonder how that will affect current customers who just signed up or renewed a 2 year contract like myself?
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This is the uncarrier plan supposedly leaked today.

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This is the uncarrier plan supposedly leaked today.

Is it me, or don't I see a $30 plan on there?
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The current $70 unlimited cost more than what is on there now. Is the price going up?
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Old March 20th, 2013, 12:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Is it me, or don't I see a $30 plan on there?
If you notice, that is the "Classic Plans". My understanding is that 3rd party resellers, because of the way they are paid, have to be able to sell postpaid plans, so the Classic plan will remain postpaid with the "free phone". This is the reason the plans are roughly $20 more per month, to pay for the "free phone".

When you purchase a plan/phone from T-Mobile directly, it is rumored they will not sell plans with subsidized phones. Instead, the base price will be $70/month for unlimited everything and if you want a "free phone" they will sell you a phone with a no-interest loan, which will add $15 or $20 extra a month. It is unclear if those will all be prepaid plans, or if they will still offer postpaid directly.

Last, the rumors I've heard are that the $30 plan will still exist, just that it is not considered a "T-Mobile" plan since it is exclusive to Walmart and online.
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If you notice, that is the "Classic Plans". My understanding is that 3rd party resellers, because of the way they are paid, have to be able to sell postpaid plans, so the Classic plan will remain postpaid with the "free phone". This is the reason the plans are roughly $20 more per month, to pay for the "free phone".

When you purchase a plan/phone from T-Mobile directly, it is rumored they will not sell plans with subsidized phones. Instead, the base price will be $70/month for unlimited everything and if you want a "free phone" they will sell you a phone with a no-interest loan, which will add $15 or $20 extra a month. It is unclear if those will all be prepaid plans, or if they will still offer postpaid directly.

Last, the rumors I've heard are that the $30 plan will still exist, just that it is not considered a "T-Mobile" plan since it is exclusive to Walmart and online.
As I said, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I can foresee some surprises on the horizon.
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Those plans look terrible.
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If they ever try to take my $30 plan its gonna be on like Donkey Kong.
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i don't think they will take your or convert your $30 plan. Those $30 plans are promotional and it seems like promotion is ending for new customers but current users will get to stay on board!
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I would be very surprised if they ended the $30 plan. That plan probably gets them more new customers than any of them.
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I bet that's what those who had unlimited everything said until they started to grandfather them.
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If they end the 30 dollar prepaid plan people like me will go super saiyan. Lol
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Come on tmobile don't shoot yourself in the foot!
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What does this mean for current grand fathered my fave customer? I was planning to renew/upgrade maybe next month if the s4 comes out.... I am due for a renew/upgrade... does this mean I would no longer be able to renew/upgrade after march 26?
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Probably means nothing. In 16 years with T-Mobile they have never forced me or anyone I know to change postpaid plans. You can even go off-contract and keep your plan. But of course if you use a phone upgrade you will have to stay on-contract with a new 2-year deal.

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i don't think they will take your or convert your $30 plan. Those $30 plans are promotional and it seems like promotion is ending for new customers but current users will get to stay on board!
Why do you say it seems like it's ending? I'm about to be going on this and if they end it before it starts, WOW I'm going to be very upset.
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Why do you say it seems like it's ending? I'm about to be going on this and if they end it before it starts, WOW I'm going to be very upset.
Heh

We're in the same boat it seems. I just found this plan 3 days ago and can't buy a phone until March 26th. The next best thing is Virgin Mobile's 'Beyond Talk Unlimited Data' for $35 but it's just not as good (that is being nice)

I just picked the phone out last night too.
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Don't panic people, T-Mobile has assured me on several occasions they will never change our plans or force us off them. We are safe, to be honest I always knew the $30 plan was not something that would last forever, so this doesn't surprise me.
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I don't know what people are worried about. The cool $30 plan was always a little different and not heavily advertised by TMobile. Just because it's not listed in this leaked, inaccurate listing doesn't mean a lot.
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Heh

We're in the same boat it seems. I just found this plan 3 days ago and can't buy a phone until March 26th. The next best thing is Virgin Mobile's 'Beyond Talk Unlimited Data' for $35 but it's just not as good (that is being nice)

I just picked the phone out last night too.
If you are buying the phone soon and afraid you are going to miss out on the plan, you can always activate the SIM card now, to get the plan. It isn't absolutely necessary to have a phone to activate the SIM (though you might need to call to get it activated, I believe the website wants the phones IMEI). I would, if you have a friend with a T-Mobile or unlocked AT&T phone, test the SIM after activating to make sure the SIM is working on the network.

While you'll be paying for a week or two where you aren't using it, it would make sure you get grandfathered on the plan.
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While you'll be paying for a week or two where you aren't using it, it would make sure you get grandfathered on the plan.
I'd go buy the phone right now if I knew for a fact you will be grandfathered in on the plan. My worry is I go buy the $200 phone, sign up with the plan and next week be told "Sorry but we're ditching that plan. You will be converted to pay as you go in 30 days"


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"Free Tmobile txt: You will be converted to pay as you go in 30 days."

Let the entitled a-holes swarm to another provider and bleed them dry.
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No carrier grandfathers prepaid plans. That's another one of the advantages of postpaid, whether on-contract or off-contract.

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Actually, there are pre-paid carriers that do. Virgin Mobile is a great example, they still have customers grandfathered on their $25/month plan that ended about 20 months ago. In fact, last May customers were upset, because they had gotten so used to Virgin grandfathering their plan, when they said that customers would lose the $25 plan if they upgraded their phone (it was considered an upgrade if the phone was released by Virgin after May 25 of last year). There are currently threads on the Virgin Mobile board asking what phone they can swap to that will allow them to keep their $25 plan.

With T-Mobile allegedly making it all about the customer with this "UNcarrier" campaign, it seems like they would want to keep their current $30 customers happy. There prepaid UNcarrier plans are a bit pricy compared to other carriers, their advantage is only if they offer a true unlimited plan with no throttling.

Also, when you consider the way T-Mobile has been hemorrhaging customers on their traditional plans, I don't think they want to risk losing a high percentage of their $30 plans. If they get rid of that plan, I think most of us are likely to look for a new carrier. That is part of the reason companies like Virgin will grandfather prepaid customers -- while no contract allows the carrier to change the terms at will, it also allows their customers to quit immediately.
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They grandfather prepaid as long as they want to. I personally know people on Cricket and Virgin who have been forced to new plans and have heard second-hand of others. I've never heard of a postpaid customer forced to change except for Verizon.

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lol! i have unlocked phone, and t mobile sim. Walmart told me they wont do activations cause they had problems in the past and customer blamed them, so call tmobile. T mobile said no $30 plan on your sim unless you go through walmart. Bottom line, i just got net10/att sim and use that instead. I could go net 10 or straight talk t mobile, which is still better than tmobile itself. Their customer service was not good when i tried to activate. What good does network improvements do if your customer service sucks?...just use at&t as perfect example of that!
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lol! i have unlocked phone, and t mobile sim. Walmart told me they wont do activations cause they had problems in the past and customer blamed them, so call tmobile. T mobile said no $30 plan on your sim unless you go through walmart. Bottom line, i just got net10/att sim and use that instead. I could go net 10 or straight talk t mobile, which is still better than tmobile itself. Their customer service was not good when i tried to activate. What good does network improvements do if your customer service sucks?...just use at&t as perfect example of that!
You need to activate the $30/month plan online. I believe Walmart will only activate the phones purchased through them. Though I am surprised you couldn't get phone support to do it for you, it's the first time I've heard of someone who couldn't get phone support to help for the "Walmart plan" activation.
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I'm really hoping to activate the 30 dollar plan on my nexus 4 once it arrives Monday. *Fingers Crossed*
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I ordered my nexus 4 today and my prepaid sim card for it yesterday so I'm hoping that they'll still have it.

I'm NOT going to cancel my nexus order though if they wont still have it. I'll just probably get the next best option at $35 or under (maybe $40 at max) a month.

edit: lol, of course. Ships on the 26th for the phone. Hoping sim card will at least arrive tomorrow or the day after (jeez, 1 day before the Uncarrier goes live!)
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You need to activate the $30/month plan online. I believe Walmart will only activate the phones purchased through them. Though I am surprised you couldn't get phone support to do it for you, it's the first time I've heard of someone who couldn't get phone support to help for the "Walmart plan" activation.

Well, tried to do that also. And, it would not let me select that plan. Plus, i looked up the tmobile data coverage for upstate new york as opposed to att via net 10. t mobile covers about 10% of the area att does. So, i can use wifi mostly and att only when no wifi around to keep data under 1.5gb per month. Net 10 costs $15 more on autopay, but it only takes you 150 minutes more usage on tmobile to cost you same amount, but net 10 has unlimited voice minutes plus Better coverage. worth it to me!
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Well, tried to do that also. And, it would not let me select that plan. Plus, i looked up the tmobile data coverage for upstate new york as opposed to att via net 10. t mobile covers about 10% of the area att does. So, i can use wifi mostly and att only when no wifi around to keep data under 1.5gb per month. Net 10 costs $15 more on autopay, but it only takes you 150 minutes more usage on tmobile to cost you same amount, but net 10 has unlimited voice minutes plus Better coverage. worth it to me!
So you tried to activate online and it wouldn't let you select the 30 dollar plan? If so then that doesn't bode well for me tomorrow.
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I just activated my new phone a few hours ago with no issue on the $30 plan. It's still http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/monthly-4g-plans there too but means nothing.

At this point I don't think the plan is going away but we'll know for sure Tuesday.
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I just activated my new phone a few hours ago with no issue on the $30 plan. It's still http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/monthly-4g-plans there too but means nothing.

At this point I don't think the plan is going away but we'll know for sure Tuesday.
That's good news to my ears. Looks like I'll beat the deadline because my Nexus arrives Monday
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