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Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by 7Priest7, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. 7Priest7

    7Priest7 Guest
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    I am considering getting a T-Mobile HSPA+42 and LTE phone.

    I would really like to know that Truly Unlimited is here to stay.

    Is there any inside intel on expected end of buffet?
    Do you guys think truly unlimited is here to stay?

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  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    T-Mobile seems to be the one carrier or if the big 4 in the US that actually benefit the customers. Because of that, I imagine that truly unlimited data is here to stay for quite a while.
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  3. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Android Expert

    Thanks to John Legere, and T-Mobile. :) They finally get it.
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  4. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Android Enthusiast

    I sure as hell hope so. I was stoked when they moved the $70 plan from 5GB to unlimited. I cant see myself ever going back.
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  5. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    I think they will once they have the spectrum and the capacity to support it tmobiles not as greedy as the others
  6. zachavm

    zachavm Android Enthusiast

    I think the Unlimited will eventually make it's way back into the plans for all carriers. It might take a while, but I think it will. Eventually, my guess is that they will differentiate their plans on speed just like landline does. However, I think that will require the networks to have more coverage and reliability. I'd guess within 5 years we'll see that move.

    One big reason I think you'll see that is that LTE is going to become a major seller for rural home internet connects. For rural areas, providers can't justify the cost of building out the hardlines. There are capped home internet connections right now, but if those caps are too low it is very obtrusive to users.
  7. Onem0a

    Onem0a Lurker

    I've had unlimited for a long time. It's $30 extra a month but unlimited high speed is great. I think it's been about 4 or 5 year's that I've had T-Mobile unlimited data. Then they stopped it for a while but I was grandfathered in. The biggest down side to having unlimited data is you can't tether.

    But I have Road Runner extreme in my home. I get about 20-25 MBPS Down and 2.5 MBPS Upload.

    It's not as fast as T-Mobile's LTE but here in Hawaii the LTE is only in a small area. It's so spotty you can't hold a connection for more then a few seconds before you're back on HSPA. And now HSPA, is so slow you're lucky to get 1 MBPS Down and maybe a few KBPS Upload. Back a few months ago HSPA was the best. You would get no less then 7-8 MBPS Down and 1-2 MBPS Upload and that was the slowest. On average it would be more like 21 MBPS Down and 3 MBPS Upload.

    So I'm just waiting for them to fix LTE so it's usable. They either really messed up here in Hawaii or T-Mobile LTE is crap everywhere.
  8. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    My best guess is that they are currently upgrading the towers for LTE, which is why you are getting poor HSPA+ speeds. I imagine that, once they are finished, your HSPA+ speeds will return to normal and you will have solid LTE.
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  9. Onem0a

    Onem0a Lurker

    I hope you're right. It just seems it hasn't improved at all.
  10. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    Network upgrades often take a wee bit of time. However, if this is expanding past your typical two week time period - I would suggest calling T-Mobile directly to voice your complaints.

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