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Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by septembersrain, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome
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  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Interesting, I like the sound of this.
  3. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    That seems like a really good move for T-Mobile. The $70 plan was just too expensive for only giving 5 GB of 3G/4G data, particularly when compared to Straight Talk or other MVNOs. Unlimited data would seemingly make the plan worth the $70.
  4. Atma

    Atma Extreme Android User

    And compared to my $30 5gb plan. Of course, that's only 100 minutes too.
  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Indeed, this would make it a truly unlimited everything (minus tethering) plan for 70 dollars. Still a little on the expensive side (would probably still go for the $30 dollar 5gb plan), but much better that what the competition. I think Verizon prepaid is 80 dollars for unlimited talk/text and only 1gb of data on a very small selection of phones. They might only be 3g phones which is terrible.
  6. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    I like the $30 for 5GB which is alot but the 100 minute thing is a challenge. If at work, then you can always use the company phone.
  7. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    Do you all notice why AT&T is never the leader in pricing? They are not humble.

    Yet people still use this company for all the wireless.

    Verizon has the best LTE deployment but I dont like CDMA anymore.
  8. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Agreed. I can't wait to leave Verizon and their control freak nature.
  9. eljefe0000

    eljefe0000 Android Enthusiast

    thats why prepaid is so good if you use it for a month and the service sucks you can say screw you im going somewhere else
  10. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    Having prepaid means you are variable too.

    For example, some months you need more/less data vs phone calls.

    The only thing left is that you have to buy your own phone. Thats easy. Buy from ebay.
  11. eljefe0000

    eljefe0000 Android Enthusiast

    on my $30 plan i always keep an extra 5-10 bux in the account in case i need more minutes at 10 cents a minute after the 100 its more than enough for me
  12. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Unless you are on the phone all day, it's not much of a challenge. I use GrooveIP over Wifi when I can and I haven't even touched my 100 minutes.Also, my T-mobile data signal is strong, I can usually make phone calls over it.

    Of course, this assumes you have a wifi connection at work or home. If you don't, then it's a challenge
  13. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    I might want to try that for a month and see. Or just go to a McD or B&N to make free call.

    I do have good Wifi speed at home.

    But it would not be a good thing to do VOIP when you have a job interview.
  14. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    McD has good wifi. I take advantage as much as possible as they have 69 cent coffee. :D

    I would not do a VOIP call during an interview. I would use my minutes for that. Luckily, I'm not looking for a job right now.
  15. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome
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    Today is supposedly the day that the plan changes.

    I'd originally wanted the $30 Wal-Mart plan but they told me I couldn't put insurance on my phone since it wasn't a Wal-mart exclusive phone. Honestly, the Note II was pretty pricey and it's quite large so easily dropped. So I'd found insurance to be worth being on the $70 plan for.

    Now let's see if they really give unlimited, I'll be using this phone even more. I'll make good use of that seventy bucks.....

    Edit: Just went to the website, it doesn't say anything about the 5GB cap anymore on the $70 plan. [​IMG]
  16. NeXuS4

    NeXuS4 Android Enthusiast

    Would like to point out straight talk has an ambiguous throttle of 2GB along with other restrictions to their so called unlimited data plan.
  17. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    While this is true for Straight Talk using AT&T SIMs, what I've seen from Straight Talk users on the T-Mobile network is that they get 4 GB before being restricted.
  18. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Android Enthusiast

    You pay $70 for 1 month I pay $70 for 2 months.. and have $10 left over for food:D
  19. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome
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    I don't mind now that I'm not being throttled. I could use two months worth of service... In half a month. I'm happy that I can leave all my dohickies and gadgets running all day and night. Hahaha. ^.^

    I went from 2.5GB to like 4.8GB after my data counter for T-Mobile stopped counting. LOL
  20. yfan

    yfan Well-Known Member

    I think this is the perfect move for T-mobile. A truly unlimited 4G, plus unlimited minutes and texting will basically be the best prepaid plan available - at least the one with the best value for those who use a substantial amount of minutes, messaging and data.

    That said I'm still going to stick with their $30 a month, 5 gb plan. I have a lot of wifi access and hardly need all that data. And not only can I use VoIP calling, I am used to it to the degree that I prefer it. VoIP calling allows me surf the Internet on my phone while I'm on a call; using the actual phone function does not.
  21. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Android Enthusiast

    Damn, you've been streaming video from mars to your phone? I've seen data rise like nothing when watching vids and especially streaming music, my payment is due on the 11th(Friday) and I've only used 375mb of data...I wanna get a nexus 7 or chromebook for media use, so I can keep away from using the phone like a computer... Actually wanna get a raspberry pi to learn software/programming but my knowledge on computer "talk" has me going nuts, like to get into making ROMs/kernals/theming/rooting for android devices...
  22. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome
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    I'd just started using all the apps I have that are data hogs, downloading music, and streaming. I don't actually use that much data but I was testing this new "Non-throttled" plan. Sure enough, even though it still shows me on the old plan, I'm past 5GB now and still normal.

    The lady at T-Mobile said all the plans were automatically updated on their system. It just hasn't updated via my account just yet.
    My data counter stopped showing me a blue circle around 3AM on the 9th. I'm guessing that's when they did the upgrade for us!

    Yes, I'd got up constantly through the night because I was excited for some reason. Haha.

    Good luck on making ROM's and other awesome geeky stuff. If you make one for the Note II, I might just try it! ^^.
  23. thebryceee

    thebryceee Android Expert

    Haha when did you switch to T-Mobile? I haven't been around these parts in quite some time.
  24. thebryceee

    thebryceee Android Expert

    I have Vonage as my house phone so I downloaded Vonage Extensions and that's been okay.

    Groove IP works better with Wi-Fi connections and Talkatone works better with 3G connections, based on the codecs they use.

    For a limited time (I heard it's running through all of 2013), that the Vonage app (not the extensions app), will give you 3,000 minutes a month to call anywhere in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico I think. See how that works for you.
  25. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    Have you try calling your own phone to hear your voice mail using one of this app? It didnt work for me on Vonage app.

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