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NEW! MetroPCS rate plans for 2013. thoughts??

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by dose17, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. dose17

    dose17 Newbie
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  2. unnamedny

    unnamedny Android Expert

    (sigh) oh well...
  3. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    Does "no longer available" mean that current $55/mth people Will Not be Grandfathered in at $55?

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
  4. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Android Enthusiast

    no, it only means you cant get on that plan anymore. Any on it is locked in
  5. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    looks like they're going back to the old rates before the $70 plan was introduced as far as 4G.
  6. Matthew83

    Matthew83 Android Enthusiast

    I sure hope they don't stop my current $55 unlimited (well I get it only for 50 since I'm on a family plan too). Still $60 is not bad for unlimited 4G.
  7. jjrx3

    jjrx3 Android Enthusiast

    i wish they did the t-mobile prepaid $30 plan. 100 talk min and unlimited texts and 5GB at full 4g speed.
  8. elhamda

    elhamda Member

    The $30 (promo) plan was made for me. I don't use that much data and I don't want to be hesitant about using the phone to talk or text. I used to have Virgin Mobile's 300 minute talk, unlimited text and data plan and it was the worst thing for me. When I was on the phone, the only thing I could think of was to make the conversation as short as possible so as not to exceed my monthly minutes. Now I talk my heart out without worrying and even though I use 4g (much faster than Virgin's 3g) data frequently when I am away from office or home, I still don't/won't exceed the 250MB 4g limit. I have a feeling that a good majority of people who use smart phones don't use as much data as they think they need.
  9. twogbsd

    twogbsd Android Expert

    *Limited 4G and unlimited 3G
  10. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    ??? What are you talking about he's talking about the fully unlimited 4G plan.
    The only reason you get throttled on 4G is you've used a substantial amount of data but I dont think anyone would use that much data on 3G but if they did that would probably be throttled also, because in the TOS it basically just says that if you impede the service of others they have the right to limit or cancel your service
  11. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

    I wouldn't be surprised if they force everyone to switch to newer plans like Verizon did. Meaning being grandfathered doesn't matter. That's exactly what Verizon did with their new plans and it looks like metro is doing the same thing being that they are limiting the lotions.

    With t mobile changing their plan layouts its obvious that metro was gong to do the same thing. Plus with the growing popularity of mvnos they have to compete with those as well.

    If metro actually pushes their data speeds to what they should be, these plans will be great. Plus i wouldn't be surprised if there is more changes to come.
  12. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    Fuzzy, hasn't Metro GF in everyone on all prior plans so far?

    VZN didn't force everyone to go to tiered. I still have unlimited data on VZN. You are only forced to go tiered once you accept your next subsidized phone from them. Otherwise you stay GF in. Yes, I'll give that up to come to Metro. The most data I've ever used was about 3.5 g and that was a month with massive WiFi issues and basically no other net availability.

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
  13. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

    I'm talking about Verizon's "unlimited" plans they had that people were on. I personally know several people that all had unlimited plans through them from which they were forced to switch to their newer share everything plans. I know there's been plenty of news article on that subject as well. But verizon does have the subsidized phone work around if you wanted to keep your previous plan. But I dont like talking about things I dont know about first hand so this is only info that I've gathered from about 5 or 6 friends and what's on the web. So what i speak of isn't first hand.

    Verizon to kill unlimited data plans for existing subscribers | Mobile - CNET News

    Verizon to kill grandfathered unlimited data plans upon renewal (Update) | Digital Trends
  14. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    I say again.

    No one forced anyone on Verizon to do anything UNTIL you accepted your NEXT subsidized phone from them THEN yes, you did have to change plans to the new tiered plans.

    I still have unlimited data on Verizon. I hear never heard one word from them about switching to a new plan and I probably wouldn't until I got a new phone and the new paperwork showed up in the mail.

    PS It says right in your 2nd article linked no one HAS to change Until they get their next subsidized phone from VZN.

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
  15. elcocho852

    elcocho852 Android Enthusiast

    Is it true that to change your plan to the 30 dollar a month plan you need to buy a new phone and activate it with a new number at the store??? I don't want to buy a new phone I love my steem but I want the 30 dollar a month plan what can I do?? Can I just call and Chang my plan?? I also heard that you can deactivate your phone and go to the store and activate it with a new number and get that plan??? Is this true??? Any help would be appreciated..
  16. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

    Haha. Never mind.
  17. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

    Well if you deactivate and sign up again it would be a new line so you could get whatever options come with a new line.
  18. averagewonder

    averagewonder Android Enthusiast

    geez Metro really likes to change there plans a lot don't they.
  19. elcocho852

    elcocho852 Android Enthusiast

    @Fuzzy13 so it will work right???
    I don't want to deactivate my number and then go and activate it and get the same plan.. it says on that promotion on new activation.. I don't have to buy a new phone right??
  20. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Android Enthusiast

    new activation only. In store we only have the promo plan for 4g phones available for new lines. On the non smart phones we have access to the 25 and 30 plans for reactivation...
  21. elcocho852

    elcocho852 Android Enthusiast

    @Trigger1074 ok let me get this straight... so right now I have the 50 dollar 4g plan on my LG esteem and I want to switch to the 30 dollar 4g promotional plan. What I have to do is deactivate my LG esteems line and then go activate my LG esteem on a new line at any store and ask for the 30 dollar promotional plan right???

    Another question.. Since the promotional 30 dollar plan is about to end on 01/03/13. What can I do if I paid my phone Bill a week ago and I want to deactivate my phone?? Will they refund me my money or what??
  22. mill3rkydd

    mill3rkydd Well-Known Member

    Good thing I have the $55 plan^^
  23. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Android Enthusiast

    You cant switch to the 30$ promo on an existing phone, its only on a brand new phone and activation. You can however switch to the 55$ unlimited.

    If you just paid your bill and switched to a new plan like the 55$ that would go towards it. But if you cancelled your line they will not issue a refund.
  24. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru

    I went to a corporate store and asked if I could get on the $30 plan with my current number, and they said no, I needed a new activation.

    Then I went to a local store and asked them, and they said I only needed to buy a new phone. I bought a new Android LG Motion 4G that day, and I was immediately switched to the $30 plan with my same number. That was Dec 4th, and it shows correctly $30 on mymetro account. I'm in central Florida.

    Never stop at the first obstacle in life.
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  25. Joshb101

    Joshb101 Well-Known Member

    For any store rep that says you need a new number too tell them they need to go read the specifics from Metro's website. It only states you need to be activating a new phone, not a new number.
    horsecharles likes this.
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