Carrier T-Mobile $30 Prepaid plan (100 min, unlimited text, 5GB of 4G LTE data)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EbookReader, Dec 18, 2012.


Your take on T-Mobile $30 Prepaid plan (100 min, unlimited text, 5GB of 4G data)

  1. Something like this would be great for me

    350 vote(s)
  2. Not for me

    94 vote(s)
  1. EbookReader, Dec 18, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2013

    macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012

    (it's hidden near the bottom)

    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+


    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?


  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    It's a great deal.
  3. macrumors 68040


    I think its an excellent plan for people who don't talk much. Unfortunately, 100 minutes isn't enough for me.
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    $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.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2010
    I think it's a great plan.

    I would seriously consider it.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I don't talk much but 100 minutes isn't quite enough for me. If it were 500 I would go for it.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Huntington Beach, California
    Assuming that someone gets really great TMO 4G coverage - I'm having a hard time seeing how this couldn't be good for someone.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    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.
  9. macrumors G5


    Aug 17, 2007
    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.
  10. macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2012
    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.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Huntington Beach, California
    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.

  12. macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012
    I dont like T-Mobile, Good deal sure but dont like T-Mobile. ATT!
  13. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    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.
  14. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    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.
  15. macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2012
    That sounds like an awesome plan. I don't think we even have the option for something like that in Canada.
  16. macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2011
    Generally when a company sells their product for a lot less than their competition, it's because their product sucks.
  17. macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2005
    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
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    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.
  19. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    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?
  20. macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2011
    MN, USA
    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.
  21. macrumors 68040

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    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
  22. macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2012
    not that unlimited 2g is really useful
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    It's with t-mobile on contract, but i believe all three lines share the 1000 mins


    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.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2010
    It's a good option for prepaid. I decided to go with Virgin Mobile though, because of coverage.
  25. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    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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