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Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by ajbuck68, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. ajbuck68

    ajbuck68 Well-Known Member
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  2. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    I get 5GB per month with mine, and never come anywhere close to reaching that cap because I'm always using my WiFi. I can't honestly justify 10 bucks more a month for unlimited.
     
  3. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    I'm on Metropcs unlimited plan and may make the switch depending on what the price for it all turns out to be. Metro is getting the galaxy s 3 sometime this year but I if go to tmobile I'll skip the gs3 and wait for the note 2.
     
  4. lordj

    lordj Well-Known Member

    That's where I'm at. At first I was being stingy, until I realized that 5gb on a phone is a LOT. I use wifi at home and just browsing here at there at work. I didn't even hit 2gb this month. I use the $30 plan and I just keep $10 extra in my account in case I run out of minutes.
     
  5. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    We don't use our 2GB limit per phone now so no big deal. I'm much more concerned with keeping fast unlimited home service, which is why we're getting Google Fiber.
     
  6. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    ZOMG I am SO jealous! :D

    I actually come close to using my 5GB but I do tether.
    I have considered going to the 10GB plan.

    If I did not tether I don't know if I would jump on it UNLESS.... I heard it was "going away" or something..

    Truthfully... 5GB is a lot for just the phone.
    I currently use about 4GB a month.
     
  7. ajbuck68

    ajbuck68 Well-Known Member
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    The only reason I would switch is because I use pandora at work about 20+ hours a week. And that gets me close. Plus the 4G is faster than my home internet as well so I won't have to use my slower wifi anymore
     
  8. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Tethering is not allowed with the new unlimited plan. T-Mobile is not that stupid.
     
  9. Raftysworld

    Raftysworld Well-Known Member

    Ugh, I'm torn here...

    I have an unlocked Galaxy Nexus from Google with T-Mobile's $30 prepaid plan. I usually use more than 100 minutes, so end up paying overages of about $10, so $40 total. If I switched to this plan, I'd be paying $55 (i use google voice for texting) and get 500 minutes, and unlimited data. I'd also gain better support, some random features like call-forwarding, maybe free nights and weekends? And unlimited data... although I haven't used my 5GB, this is partly because I'm careful about it KNOWING that there is a limit.

    But tethering is a big one for me. I need to be able to use it in rare instances when its necessary. If there is no way to get around their tethering block... that might be a deal breaker.
     
  10. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    This is how I looked at this... after some soul searching.
    When your at home.. use wifi.

    Use your mobile data... when you are mobile....
    I found that just simply doing that and having the 5GB/month plan that lets me tether when I am on the road works the best.

    I used to be in the "I want to be able to do that" boat but coming from a radio communications background I know that bandwidth over the air is actually somewhat limited.

    I have been doing well this way.
    It is there when I need it, but I am not downloading all kinds of crazy stuff over cell data.
     
  11. ajbuck68

    ajbuck68 Well-Known Member
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    You'll also get wifi calling when you're on postpaid. and about the tethering... *cough* root *cough*
     
  12. GalaxyNexus

    GalaxyNexus Android Enthusiast

    Does anyone have any details on ACTUAL plan pricing? I've looked it up, but there are no specific details.:thinking:
     
  13. ajbuck68

    ajbuck68 Well-Known Member
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  14. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

  15. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    Who is your carrier, if you don’t mind saying?
     
  16. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

     
  17. aurora40

    aurora40 Android Enthusiast

    Don't forget the biggest difference. On the $30 pre-paid plan, it is pre-paid. To get unlimited data, you will be signing a 2-year contract.

    In regards to tethering, your $30 plan does not allow for it either. So if the current tethering situation works for you, I'd think it would still work for you on unlimited.
     
  18. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    Now I
     
  19. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

     
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  20. aurora40

    aurora40 Android Enthusiast

     
  21. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    I don't believe any company is gonna offer tethering on their unlimited plans. You'll have to find a workaround.
     
  22. GalaxyNexus

    GalaxyNexus Android Enthusiast

    To tether legally, you must purchase a tethering plan. To tether without paying for a plan you can use an app called FoxFi.
     
  23. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I just switched my 4 lines today. I've only been throttled once about a year ago after going over 5gb. I also haven't had a 4G phone on tmobile, but I'm due for an upgrade in less than 2 weeks so I'll have all 4G phones on my family plan soon. I regularly use 7-8gb a month on Sprint. Streaming music and movies really ads up. Between Xfinity, Google Play, and Slacker radio I stream a lot of media.
     
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