Carrier Any one with T-Mobile one plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by garyleecn, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

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    How is your experience?
    I currently have T-Mobile simple choice unlimited, $100+tax for 2 lines, no restriction, only tethering is limited to 7g.
    Considering to switch to the one plan.. any suggestion?
     
  2. steveh552 macrumors regular

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    I have the same as you except I took advantage of the two lines for free over black friday. I wanted to switch but they told me my two free lines would no longer be free so I will keep what I have.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    What benefit would the new ONE plan offer you? I have the same plan as you and the only befeit I see is unlimited (low speed) tethering.

    With ONE you have to keep binge on on right or pay more? And you never get fast tethering speeds. And it costs more I think? 100 vs 120
     
  4. garyleecn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know... i got the email and went to the store, but it was two lines for free if switch to tmobile one... can't remember if it's the week before Black Friday.

    But given T-Mobile doesn't have contract, i can always wait for the next Black Friday i guess.
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    Well, the price isn't much of a difference, $100 is before tax&fees, so i actually pay about $115/mo. And T-Mobile one $120 is all inclusive.

    One major benefit, for me, is the option to add one plus international when I need it. I travel internationally a lot. T-Mobile roaming is awesome, except the speed is capped at 2g. I cant do much more than basic imessaging. Loading pics from twitter/Facebook takes forever. So with T-Mobile one, when I need to travel, i just buy the add on and the speed will boost to 3G, or at least that's what they say.

    And another one is, i can add tablets plans for $20, instead of paying $30 for att unlimited, and i get a lot of money selling the att plan. Which I don't use a lot.

    At last, i had 7g tethering, yes, it's more than enough for most uses, but once you go unlimited, you just can't stand a data cap right?
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I have the Simple Choice plan where the base price is $80 first line, +$30 each line for unlimited. So, $140 base for my wife and I to have UD.

    However…we have 7GB tethering per phone. When we ported from Sprint we brought over two tablet lines and got iPad Air 2s. So, we have 5GB of data match for the iPads. Originally, the price was $10 per tablet line. They changed the plan at some point so that each tablet was $20, but we get a 'Mobile Internet Credit' of $10 each month so it works out the same. We also have the iPhone 6s/6s+ promo credit so that's another $14 knocked off the bill each month.

    My son has a 2 GB line which runs us $10. Then we added two SyncUp Drive lines late last year. We got the 6GB plan for each device which gave us Data Stash. Each of those devices we got with the 'FREE' deal where they pay your EIP for the device via bill credit each month. The plan for those cost $35/month but the lines qualify for the 'Mobile Internet Discount' credit so I take off $10 per line which means they only run me $25 per line.

    At some point T-Mobile added the 200MB free for life option to our iPads. So, there's 200MB on top of our 5GB data match. THEN, I discovered just last month that apparently T-Mob decided that those two SyncUp Drive lines I got within a week or so of each other qualified somehow for the 2 free line promo they had going.

    So, essentially I have two free SyncUp Drives with 6GB and Data Stash and I pay ZERO for the device and the service.

    That confuses me because T-Force said the SyncUp Drive lines did not qualify for the 2 free line promo. But I'm not asking any questions!

    With TM1 or 1+ I'd get unlimited tethering but it would not be at the full speed I am accustomed to. I don't tether much but when I do I'd prefer full speed tethering. My iPhone and iPad are also jailbroken.

    I also don't do a lot of streaming video but again, when I do, I want it full resolution. That's why I'm paying for unlimited data. So the option of being able to turn BingeOn OFF without having to pay more for that is something that keeps me on this plan.

    My bill with EIP and lease payments is currently running around $304. I expect that to drop by over $150 in September when everything is paid off.
     
  6. its Dale, Jan 25, 2017
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    stay where u are. tethering on TMOne is only like 2g speed unlesss you pay additional for high speed tethering.

    Binge n doesnt exist with TMOne. Its just 480p quality, but it still goes against your data. It still looks great IMO, but i think you benefit more with your Simple Choice Plan since its unlimited
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 601

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    It's 3g and usable for most use cases.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, but the SC plans, while they cap your tethering, it's full speed tethering.
     
  9. its Dale macrumors 6502

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    TMOne tethering doesnt play video and downloading will take like 20X longer. If you really want the tethering unlimited then thats the only positive for you. it'll cost more
     
  10. garyleecn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's some difference between 1080p and 480p (for sure), but i manually turned down YouTube videos to 480p, it's still pretty good on iPhones. So I'm not so that worried about the video quality.

    Plus i think you can use a VPN to bypass that right? Since with a VPN T-Mobile wont be able to tell what you are using data for
     
  11. its Dale macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 7 doesnt have VPN access with tmobile. not sure about Iphone 6S or older.
     
  12. garyleecn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What you mean no VPN access?
    I'm on simple choice and iPhone 7. I can use OpenVPN using the app no problem..
     
  13. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have T-Mobile and traveled to Germany. I had LTE speeds as soon as I landed. Was able to pretty much do anything on the phone. Calling costs .20 a minute.
     
  14. its Dale macrumors 6502

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    My mistake. I was reffering to APN. That's where you can change how cell data is used. They took away APN modifications with the iPhone 7
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I like my simple choice north america plan.
    Im not switching to the Tmobile one plan.
    I get 14GB of fast tethering per line.
    Not worth it to me to switch it for slower speeds and constant throttling. I have binge on disabled on all my lines.
     
  16. erayser macrumors 65816

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    I'm not planning on switching from SC plan either. I have binge on disabled, and wifi is off... unless I have no choice to use it. I don't see the need to turn it on since I pay for fast unlimited data... I have better battery efficiency with wifi off... last all day till I charge when I go to bed. I stream pretty much the whole day. I have 14GB tethering also... I don't tether often, but nice to have the option. Batteries drains fast when I tether... so I mainly use it when I'm out of town.
     
  17. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    So is Simple Choice the prepaid plan? I'm on an family talk 450, $10 unlimited text, rollover, A-list, UDP, and am wondering how will T-Mobile be in the greater LA area?

    I'm tired of the rate creep (now $83+ with Fan) and want to get down to $70 like I see with the T-mobile One.
    What about Cricket?
    I'm going to start needing the International I don't/can't have with this grandfathered plan.
     
  18. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I just wanted to say that there seems to be some confusion about streaming. T-Mobile binge on simply throttled your stream speed. If the compression algorithms of the site are really good you are getting much better than 480p quality. I generally Watch about 30 minutes when I'm on the elliptical and maybe 30 minutes at home. Elliptical is binge and home is wifi. I truly can't say there's a notable difference. But anyway, the 480p is just a marketing number. Your throttle is at about 2-3 megabit.
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    Los Angeles? We fly down there twice a year and it's flawless. It's better than where we live (Boston) andmtuole die hard Verizon friends have switched.
     

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