1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Tips $50 plan

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by n4zty, May 7, 2012.

  1. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    4,302
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011

    Apr 6, 2011
    4,302
    1,700
    313
    Male
    Ok so been seeing too many people asking the same damn question about how do we know if we are on old grandfathered in $50 plan and what happens when we reach limit. First of all theres no grandfathered in $50 plan all u get is 1gb and thats it so just upgrade to new $50 plan and get yourself 2.5gb . now with that being said the first thing that happens when you reach 90% is you get a txt message from metro saying you have 10% left of your bandwidth.

    [​IMG]

    then once u used it all up you get another txt saying you have used up all your monthly 4g data.

    [​IMG]

    The results might suprise alot of you guys but u dont lose your 4g it just gets really slow around 100-200 kbps down and up around 200-250kbps typical metro 3g speeds.

    [​IMG]
     

    Advertisement

  2. HereticSins

    HereticSins Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    1,507
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011

    Nov 30, 2011
    1,507
    278
    183
    Male
    Dad, Computer Engineer student, Public Service.
    Palm Springs, California.
    Well I'm on the fifty and I still got unlimited. I use it non stop. Netflix youtube zenonia 4 non stop. I'm almost at the end of my month and its still at 0%. And still at 2-3 mb :rolleyes:
     
  3. Vakero

    Vakero Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    40
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012

    Apr 15, 2012
    40
    2
    16
    Male
    New York
    Yea that's weird sometime isn't accurate I got the new 50 dollars plan 4glte and still at 38% even thou I surf alot amount other things. I kinda like that plan and dont really care when I reach the limited, you still got something.
     
  4. Vakero

    Vakero Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    40
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012

    Apr 15, 2012
    40
    2
    16
    Male
    New York
    sorry for double-posted but one time I was at the limited and still was getting the same data speed I guess its really or depends in the area you're at.
     
  5. eljefe0000

    eljefe0000 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    673
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011

    Jan 18, 2011
    673
    87
    78
    importer/exporter/gravedigger
    NYC
    same with me ive had my plan for about 2 years now and my data never moves
     
  6. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    4,302
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011

    Apr 6, 2011
    4,302
    1,700
    313
    Male
    well i upgraded on my old $50 when i reached 100% of my limit so when i switched to new plan i was at 47% or something like that but anyways i called metro i asked when they gonna refresh my new monthly allowance since i paid my bill they said at 12am ............ oh well im capped at 1x speeds till midnight.
     
  7. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    3,078
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011

    Aug 1, 2011
    3,078
    1,008
    313
    Male
    High School Student
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Does everything count on the new $50 plan?
     
  8. Heavyweightgd6

    Heavyweightgd6 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    447
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011

    Apr 21, 2011
    447
    37
    43
    Uuhh guy? There is a Grandfathered Unlimited $50 plan... For the ones who had it when the plan first came about (YOU LUCKY BASTARDS lol) I used to have it back when I had the samsung galaxy indulge. I LOST it cause i had to do a warranty switch an I didnt have another 4g phone to switch it to at the time so I went back to my rinky dink phone... I was PISSED! I yea i got these text the other day... RIGHT AFTER I PAID MY BILL.... I was like how the hell did i burn up 2.5 gb in three days!?!?!?! Then I realized it... tethering lol. So now im at the 70 plan. I believe some people have the grandfathered plan but dont realize it.
     
  9. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    3,078
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011

    Aug 1, 2011
    3,078
    1,008
    313
    Male
    High School Student
    Atlanta, Georgia
    I have it lol
     
  10. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    4,302
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011

    Apr 6, 2011
    4,302
    1,700
    313
    Male
    Everything counts on the old and new $50 4g plan.
     
  11. deathrow911

    deathrow911 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    141
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011

    Oct 14, 2011
    141
    29
    43
    The 1 gb is for media streaming only. The 2.5GB counts for everything. Trust me I gulp data down like it's nothing and I'm only at 6%. I'm on gee old $50 plan.

    Sent from my LG-MS910 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-6
     
  12. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    4,302
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011

    Apr 6, 2011
    4,302
    1,700
    313
    Male
    dunno lets see i tether alot and stream alot so perhaps the old plan wasnt for me no point in just using it to surf over the net.
     
  13. HereticSins

    HereticSins Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    1,507
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011

    Nov 30, 2011
    1,507
    278
    183
    Male
    Dad, Computer Engineer student, Public Service.
    Palm Springs, California.
    Well I tether and still got unlimited 4g.
     
  14. geetarstar

    geetarstar Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    50
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011

    Oct 8, 2011
    50
    5
    16

    When did that plan start? I got that plan when the Esteem released and my data doesn't move at all.
     
  15. jr2673

    jr2673 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    149
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011

    Apr 26, 2011
    149
    11
    58
    Computer Repair!
    Homestead,FL
    Thats not true it was like that for me up until a week ago then using the phone one day it used up 45% of the data watch move on netflix and downloaded a game so i went in and made a big deal and they said to up grade my plan to the 2.5 GB one lol ...I Think there playing Catch Up you will fall in that class sooner or later beleave me
     
  16. blitz468

    blitz468 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    115
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012

    Jan 21, 2012
    115
    33
    43
    Per MetroPCS's website, it is unlimited data (web browsing) on both plans and either 1 Gb or 2.5 GB of streaming data. Web browsing doesn't count against the limit. I've heard some people say that they are still unlimited and I guess I'd have to take their word for it, but I've had my phone since December on the $50 family plan and never changed a thing. It now tells me that I have 1 GB of streaming. If I were to guess, if you are only tethering to read the news on the internet, it wouldn't count against the streaming limit.

    This is their current $50 offer on the website:

    Unlimited MetroWEBMetroWEB gives you unlimited phone Internet access. Find answers on Google; visit your favorite sites; check flight, sport and weather updates and everything else you love to do — all from your cell phone. MetroWEB is available in Spanish as well.
    Learn more
    2.5GB Data at 4G LTE Speed



    First 2.5GB of music, video and other media at up to 4G LTE speeds. For users of the $50 4G LTE rate plan. Puts the power of the Internet in your hands — browse the web at blazing-fast speeds and stream media in a flash!


    Enjoy up to 5GB data with the $60 4G LTE Rhapsody Unlimited Music rate plan.


    And for unlimited data at 4G LTE speeds, select the$70 4G LTE with MetroSTUDIO Video On Demand and Rhapsody Unlimited Music rate plan..
     
  17. jr2673

    jr2673 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    149
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011

    Apr 26, 2011
    149
    11
    58
    Computer Repair!
    Homestead,FL
     
  18. deathrow911

    deathrow911 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    141
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011

    Oct 14, 2011
    141
    29
    43
    I use to tether to my computer and watch twitch.tv for hours a day and that ate up my data like crazy. That's the only time I ever got that text about throttling down speeds. Now I only tether when I want to play this old FPS or lightly browse the web, and it doesn't seem to affect my data cap at all.

    Sent from my LG-MS910 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-6
     
  19. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    4,302
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011

    Apr 6, 2011
    4,302
    1,700
    313
    Male
    yea i agree the old 1gb just for surfing but thats not me im a downloader and a streamer lol. and using a modified pandora that gives me unlimted skips lol lets just say i need more bandwidth..
     
  20. trygunzy

    trygunzy Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    405
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011

    Oct 3, 2011
    405
    42
    43
    My 4g is still fast even tho they slowed it down.
     
  21. Heavyweightgd6

    Heavyweightgd6 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    447
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011

    Apr 21, 2011
    447
    37
    43
    I believe it started as soon as metro got 4g. This plan was going on before the esteem even came out. I used to have it back on my samsung galaxy indulge.
     
  22. hippiegang

    hippiegang Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    222
    Joined:
    May 12, 2012

    May 12, 2012
    222
    16
    38
    Male
    Atlanta
    All of yu live in different city witch means different plans different prices
     
  23. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    4,302
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011

    Apr 6, 2011
    4,302
    1,700
    313
    Male
    Not true in any way seems ur naive about that because if you go to metropcs.com you will see the different plans that are available. the new $50 came into effect i believe last month and its for every state. people that had the old $50 plan can choose to keep it there are minimal advantages or shall we say pros but the cons outweigh it hands down so i chose to be placed on the new $50 since i download alot tether alot and stream alot. The pros about the old $50 plan is that data wont be counted against ur monthly just for surfing or checking ur email things like that but on the new $50 plan everything is counted towards ur data plan even just surfing web pages. but on the new $50 plan we get 2.5 gb instead of 1gb so i can i live with that.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...