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Question regarding T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant pricing

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by d1mz, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. d1mz

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    Hello All,

    New and excited about getting my first android (Vibrant) tomorrow. I have a question regarding T-Mobile pricing for Samsung Vibrant referring to Even More vs Even More Plus plans.

    1000 Minutes Talk + Unlimited Text + Unlimited Web (Even More Plus) is $69.99.
    1000 Minutes Talk + Unlimited Text + Unlimited Web (Even More) is $89.99.

    Even more plus requires the purchase of the phone at retail for $499 while even more brings down the device cost to $200. Granted that you can split the $499 phone cost into 20 months worth of payments.

    (Assuming you keep the phone for 24 months regardless of contract or not)

    Some math now.
    500/20 = $25
    $70 (even more plus) x 24 (months) = $1680
    $25 (Vibrant) x 20 (months) = $ 500
    Total = $2180

    or

    $90 (even more) x 24 (months) = $2160
    $200 (VIbrant) = $200
    Total = $2360

    Is my math off somewhere or you save almost $200 by staying off contract (already a plus)?

    Thanks in advance
    -hopefully a new android'er
     

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  2. PolishDude

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    you are correct on your math :)
     
  3. WxAxGxS

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    I ended up saving about $60 by staying on contract. (I know you're talking 1000 minutes, but figured I would respond anyway)

    $39.99 for 600 minutes = 959.76
    $4.99 for 400 texts = 119.79
    $24.99 for unlimited web = 599.76
    $200 for phone = 200
    TOTAL = 1879.31
    (1000 minutes is $49.99 so an extra 240 = 2119.31)

    versus yours calculations:

    500/20 = $25
    $70 (even more plus) x 24 (months) = $1680
    $25 (Vibrant) x 20 (moths) = $ 500
    Total = $2180

    or

    $90 (even more) x 24 (months) = $2160
    $200 (VIbrant) = $200
    Total = $2360


    ONE THING TO NOTE: They gave me unlimited web for $24.99 in store but if I go on to T-Mobile it tries to force me to drop my current "android web" and replace it with the $30 android web... I'm not sure how to resolve this...?
     
  4. d1mz

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    Thanks for the reply, just had to make sure I am sane and I was not the only one that noticed that Tmobile is encouraging people to stay contract-less.
     
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    I'm on the Even More Plus plan as well & love it! However, you really only save money IF you don't buy new smartphones every 6 months (like I'm tending to do these days). However, I always sell my previous phone which really helps absorb the price of a new one.
     

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