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Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by elo, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. elo

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    Hi there,

    I'm purchasing my first Android device soon (HTC Desire HD), which is also going to be the first phone I've bought on a contract. I'm going for a contract mainly because of the ability to use 3G mobile internet without a WiFi signal. With this being my first contract phone, I have a few questions I'd like to check over before purchasing.

    This is the pay-monthly contact I'm planning on going for; HTC Desire HD Mobile Phone on Pay Monthly

    Firstly, am I correct in thinking that the mobile internet basically allows you to browse the web etc. anywhere you can pick up their 3G signal?

    Are you able to use the Market while on the 3G connection? If I remember correctly on the iPhone you can't use the App Store if you're on 3G.

    The fair use allowance of 3GB applies to the unlimited and T-Mobile state that although they won't charge you any extra for going over this amount, they will limit the way you use the internet if you go over this. Anyone know how exactly they limit you?

    Thanks for reading, any help is appreciated
     

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  2. mike17

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    i can answer two of the three questions
    1. mobile internet does allow you to browse the web and everything everywhere there is 3g
    2. yes you can use the market while using 3g connection
     
  3. Welcome to Android Forums, maha.

    I've moved your query out of the Lounge to the T-Mobile forums for you.
     
  4. elo

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    Thanks for the answers maha, and Frisco.

    I have another question though. What actually happens when a contract ends? I'm guessing it just cancels and the phone is yours and you can choose to cancel or re-new the contracts etc?
     
  5. Swizz

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    When the contract ends you just go into no contract mode. You're more than welcome to continue service out of contract. Nothing will change; when you want to purchase another discounted phone you just resign another contract.
     
  6. Chidori602

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    after you go past 10 gigs ( i do this in about a week:) ) they will send you a text message saying they are cutting your speed in half because you went over the limit.
     
  7. elo

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    Brilliant, thanks chaps. Hopefully picking it up in a few days :)
     
  8. chrisinsocalif

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    They changed it to 5 gigs before throttling your connection.
     
  9. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member
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    Elo, I clicked on the link you provided and noticed that it was on the UK site.

    I also noticed that a few people were offering advice that is based on their experiences with T-Mobile USA. As such, you may have received advice that does not apply to you based on your location. You might want to speak with a representative in your country so that you don't accidentally get charged for going over your data allotment.

    I also recommended adding location information to your profile and/or state your location when asking advice in the forums so that you're more likely to get information that is pertinent to you.
     

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