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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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T-Mobile $30 Prepaid plan (100 min, unlimited text, 5GB of 4G LTE data)

http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans

(it's hidden near the bottom)

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100 minutes talk | Unlimited text | First 5 GB at up to 4G speeds
This plan is only available for devices purchased from
Wal-Mart or devices activated on T-Mobile.com
T-Mobile use HSPA+ and LTE on AWS 1700MHZ / 2100 Mhz frequency
It refarms the PCS 1900Mhz for HSPA+ (not as widely available)

This site has a map coverage of where 1900MHZ have been refarmed for HSPA+
http://www.airportal.de/









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Let's assume that you're one of the 100 million that are now covered by T-Mobile 1900 Mhz HSPA+, what do you think of their $30 monthly prepaid plan?



http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.c...one/2012-12-14

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T-Mobile's 1900 MHz HSPA+ refarming efforts reach 100M POPs milestone

T-Mobile USA has deployed HSPA+ on its refarmed PCS 1900 MHz spectrum in 23 cities, covering 100 million people with the improved service, according to CTO Neville Ray.

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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It's a great deal.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:41 AM   #3
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I think its an excellent plan for people who don't talk much. Unfortunately, 100 minutes isn't enough for me.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:42 AM   #4
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$30 for 100 minutes, unlimited text and 5GB of 4G data is good....but
$35 for 350 minutes, unlimited text and 5GB of 4G data would be even better


but it won't likely happen anytime soon.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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I think it's a great plan.

I would seriously consider it.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:51 PM   #6
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I don't talk much but 100 minutes isn't quite enough for me. If it were 500 I would go for it.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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Assuming that someone gets really great TMO 4G coverage - I'm having a hard time seeing how this couldn't be good for someone.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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I've had this plan on my iPhone 4S, now 5, since last July. I absolutely love it but fully expect T-Mobile to get rid of it once the iPhone fully comes on board.

My guess is they will probably move up to something like $50 monthly for unlimited talk, text and 2gb's of data.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:09 PM   #9
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I think its an excellent plan for people who don't talk much. Unfortunately, 100 minutes isn't enough for me.
Agreed, if you don't talk much it is a great plan. While I don't talk a lot, I do talk more than 100 minutes a month.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:25 PM   #10
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I've had this plan on my iPhone 4S, now 5, since last July. I absolutely love it but fully expect T-Mobile to get rid of it once the iPhone fully comes on board.

My guess is they will probably move up to something like $50 monthly for unlimited talk, text and 2gb's of data.
They already have a plan similar to that. I don't think they're going to change their plans when they officially sell the iPhone. T-mobile is still in last place and they will be there iPhone or not for the next couple of years.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:29 PM   #11
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I've had this plan on my iPhone 4S, now 5, since last July. I absolutely love it but fully expect T-Mobile to get rid of it once the iPhone fully comes on board.

My guess is they will probably move up to something like $50 monthly for unlimited talk, text and 2gb's of data.
Doubt it. This plan, along with dropped subsidies and inclusion of values plans, will singlehandedly distinguish T-Mobile from it's competitors. I can't imagine them removing this attractive plan for customers -- given the size of their customer base in relation to the other larger carriers.

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They already have a plan similar to that. I don't think they're going to change their plans when they officially sell the iPhone. T-mobile is still in last place and they will be there iPhone or not for the next couple of years.
This.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:45 PM   #12
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I dont like T-Mobile, Good deal sure but dont like T-Mobile. ATT!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:19 PM   #13
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Assuming that someone gets really great TMO 4G coverage - I'm having a hard time seeing how this couldn't be good for someone.
TMO 4G coverage is good in urban area, poor in rural area.

But they are launching LTE next year so that will help with higher speed.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:25 PM   #14
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I hope Tmobile refarms their 3G network fast and start shaking up the 2 big carriers with value plans like that.
Competition is great, and more carrier options with more data or unlimited data is great.
Maybe verizon and AT&T will start getting some competition from Tmobile and will stop giving less options to their customers and charging more for less.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:29 PM   #15
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That sounds like an awesome plan. I don't think we even have the option for something like that in Canada.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:04 AM   #16
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Generally when a company sells their product for a lot less than their competition, it's because their product sucks.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:09 AM   #17
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thats pretty damn good, if you're on one of their phones that support "wifi calling" thats FREE, unfortunately not on an iphone (yet? maybe a selling point next year) but tmobile offers wifi calling for free if you're on of their supported phones....although i guess you can use Skype, viber, etc to do same
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:14 AM   #18
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for 100 minutes 30 dollars doesnt seem that good. I am paying 95$ +tax with 3 lines for 1000minutes 2GB high speed data (unlimited 2g after that) and unlimited text.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:44 AM   #19
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for 100 minutes 30 dollars doesnt seem that good. I am paying 95$ +tax with 3 lines for 1000minutes 2GB high speed data (unlimited 2g after that) and unlimited text.
which carrier and is it no-contract too? that sound like a good deal

3 lines with each line having 1000 minutes + unlimited text + 2GB of 4G data?

so 3000 minutes + unlimited text + 6GB of data between the 3 lines right?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:58 AM   #20
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I come from the 100 million in a refarmed city of Minneapolis. The T-mobile 1900 Mhz is a sham. Do not waste your time and money. The company refuses to even show their 3G coverage maps! I put away my iPhone 5 in just 2 weeks of edge and went back to the Samsung Galaxy S2. You get what you pay for. You will never be able to hit the 5GB limit on T-mobile poor 3G network. It is sham and a fraud.
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Let's assume that you're one of the 100 million that are now covered by T-Mobile 1900 Mhz HSPA+, what do you think of their $30 monthly prepaid plan?



http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.c...one/2012-12-14
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:05 AM   #21
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for 100 minutes 30 dollars doesnt seem that good. I am paying 95$ +tax with 3 lines for 1000minutes 2GB high speed data (unlimited 2g after that) and unlimited text.
You must be outside the US. Only carrier I could find with something close to this was T-Mobile Value Plan.

Line 1 & 2 Share 1000 mins, 2GB of data each, $80 total ($40 each)
Line 3 500 mins, 2GB data $15

Total $95+ tax
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for 100 minutes 30 dollars doesnt seem that good. I am paying 95$ +tax with 3 lines for 1000minutes 2GB high speed data (unlimited 2g after that) and unlimited text.
not that unlimited 2g is really useful
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You must be outside the US. Only carrier I could find with something close to this was T-Mobile Value Plan.

Line 1 & 2 Share 1000 mins, 2GB of data each, $80 total ($40 each)
Line 3 500 mins, 2GB data $15

Total $95+ tax
It's with t-mobile on contract, but i believe all three lines share the 1000 mins

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not that unlimited 2g is really useful
What's it's useful for is not having to worry about being charged a crapload of money if you go over. They have unlimited 4G/3G plans as well but for more money.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:24 PM   #24
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It's a good option for prepaid. I decided to go with Virgin Mobile though, because of coverage.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:45 PM   #25
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Generally when a company sells their product for a lot less than their competition, it's because their product sucks.
That's not always the case with everything.
Some do it cause they want to take in new customers, Or for a small period of time, some do it cause they rely on low profit margins but high volume in customers to make up for the loss and many other reasons and things to factor in.
Not saying that Tmobile is up to AT&T's or verizons level but they are much better than Sprint and some other regional carriers.
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