T-mobile forced me to pay $30 for Android Data

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  1. indiemixer

    indiemixer Active Member
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    I have been a loyal T-mobile customer for 6 years and when upgrading my phone from a G1 to the Samsung Vibrant they increased the data price to $30/month when I previously payed $25/month.


    Before upgrading the phone, I spoke to a T-mobile representative on the phone and she said that if I chose to upgrade to another android phone, the price would stay the same. However, when I went to Costco to upgrade, the system required us to add the $30 service before continuing, even though I already had the $25 service. They told me I could call t-mobile and negotiate this with them.

    When I called T-mobile I wasn't told anything except "$30 is the new required price". If I already had a data plan, why would I have to pay more for the same one? When I previously used web-to-go on my Blackberry, I paid $5.99 (I think), and eventually they raised the web to go price to $9.99, but the price remained the same to me because that was the service I had purchased. Has anyone had a similar experience and was able to get their old data plan price returned?
     

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  2. pdxfilms

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    I actually went the other way. I had a $30 data plan for my BB, which was reactivated a couple months ago.

    When I called Retentions to get an upgrade deal, they gave me the phone for $149.99 and the Android data plan for $20. I was out of contract and have been with TMo since the Voicestream days (over 10 yrs).
     
  3. DKYang

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    Are you sure it's $20? I was told the same, but it's actually $25, check with the "my account" app on your phone to see the price.

    As for the $30 data price, that's the one reason why I didn't go to third party stores. All the ads mentioned "must sign 2 year contract with $30 data plan." Are you perhaps on the loyalty plan or whatever they call it nowadays? If you are, you should be able to get it for $25. Call retentions and tell them about and that you are highly thinking of moving to another carrier because of this reason. See if that will work.
     
  4. indiemixer

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    Thanks for the reply, but that's exactly what I did. I was very calm but very insistent that I would switch to Sprint because of their family data plans and Evo, but they still didn't go for it. And nope, I'm not on a loyalty plan.
     
  5. Howie

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    What plan do you have? I thought it was $20 as well. I see their website shows $79 for unlimited everything no contract and $99 unlimited everything with contract. (*prices include $30 unlimited web for smartphone) it says.
     
  6. indiemixer

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    I'm on a 700 minute family plan, so getting an "everything" plan would be even more expensive.
     
  7. Chidori602

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    im paying 34.99 for my data plan and unlimited text.
     
  8. pdxfilms

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    Yeah, I'm on an old MyFavs Family plan. Didn't want to switch to one of the newer plans since the price is right with what I have. They set me up with a $20 android data plan. Paying for text separately ($4.99 for 400), so maybe that combo of things helped get me the lower data rate??
     
  9. DKYang

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    Are you on loyalty/old plans? If so, then I need to call back about that $20 plan since they are charging me $25 and I was told $20 before.
     
  10. pdxfilms

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    Yes. Last time I changed my calling plan was over 2 years ago.
     
  11. mmangus

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    T-Mobile told me that any change in the contract causes the rates to change to the new rates. They are still cheaper than the rest.
     
  12. Talderon

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    You issue stems from the fact that you went to Costco to get your phone. They are an authorized VENDOR for T-Mobile, thus, they have a LOT more restrictions placed on what they could do. If you had done it at a T-Mobile corporate store, over the phone or on-line, you would have had more options open to you.

    This is true for every wireless carrier that uses Authorized Dealers.
     
  13. Cycrow

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    They still have lower priced data plans, but they need to be offered to you or asked for. I recently was offered the Preferred Android unlimited data plan for $20 a couple days ago.
     
  14. ArrowSmith

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    Unlimited Android data plan is now $30.
     
  15. Cycrow

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    were you a new subscriber?

    my new plan just showed up on my account yesterday for $20, but I was offered that price since I've been with T-Mobile for like 9 years.

    This was my first data plan btw. So the $20 plan is still there, it's just hard to get.
     
  16. IOWA

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    Ouch... TMo charging premium data rates for second rate coverage... that hurts.
     
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  18. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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  19. Cycrow

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    that was sprint from the graphs
     
  20. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Umm, no? the "16 person" thing is due to a major flaw in the HSPA+ system.
     
  21. HTC

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    you've been out of contract for 10 years?? you're missing out on getting cheap/free phones then.. o.o
     

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