Best USA Carrier for Unlimited iPhone Data?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    Hi all,

    So i've been with Verizon for years, i even had their old unlimited data plan but was forced to go off of it for using close to 30gb-70gb's a month.

    I now have this 6S w/ me from Verizon, which is unlocked and im wanting to go to a different carrier such as Tmobile or Sprint or even ATT but need the unlimited data. Hell, if I could tether this unlimited data to my MBP that would solve a lot.

    Any advice?

    *edit: bear in mind my using 30gb-70gb's a month was all with my old iPhone 4 on 3G data
     
  2. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502

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    Your best bet is probably T-Mobile or sprint. If you have cricket wireless in your area you may could try them.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I would say Sprint. T-Mobile's only UD plans now are the TM1 and TM1+. T-Mobile can terminate you for more than 50% of your use being tethering.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How did Verizon force you away from your unlimited data plan for using 30-70GB's?
     
  5. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Source?
     
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I have T Mobile and haven't had any issues with unlimited data but then again I don't use as much as you.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Where did you hear that?
    I never heard of anyone getting terminated because of tethering on Tmobile.
     
  8. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    No such thing. Complete b.s.

    What T-Mobile has done is to nerf nearly all tethering so that download speeds are reduced dramatically. This has pissed me off, cause it not only effects new subscribers, but even true unlimited plans like mine that I've had for years!
    Right now, I'm getting 32megabits per second dl speeds on my iPhone 7+ and tethering to my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The Tab S2 is only able to get 15mbps dl speeds, but many times it is 90% slower than my phone.
    For those going to T-Mobile now, expect to get 512kbps!!!! That's about the same as AOL gave you a decade or more ago!
    Link: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/...plan-with-unlimited-tethering-and-hd-options/

    You could go to Sprint, but their coverage is worse than T-Mobile and they have caveats for tethering too. And simply forget about ATT and Verizon if you want to tether!
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I have the Simple Choice Unlimited and my plan comes with 14GB's of Mobile Hotspot.
    And after that tethering gets throttled to half a mb.
    Still good for the price that Im paying.
    I wasn't expecting unlimited full speed tethering and I dont expect Tmobile to terminate my account either.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    OK.

    Understand that I am speaking ONLY of the T-Mobile One and One Plus plans. Not Simple Choice, not any other data plan. Further, understand that T-Mobile only offers UD for NEW customers on the TM1 and TM1+ plans.

    So, to be CLEAR, if you have ANY T-Mobile UD plan that is NOT TM1 or TM1+ being terminated for using more than half your data for tethering DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU!

    That said. Call BS if you want, but here's the relevant part in terms and conditions:

    Emphasis mine…

    http://www.t-mobile.com/company/company-info/consumer/internet-services.html

    That's what it says. If you want to interpret this any other way than that is your perogative.
     
  11. antnee macrumors regular

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    Lol there is no plan these days that will alot you that much data on an UL plan...
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    There's always disclaimers and such but have you personally saw or heard of anyone getting their account terminated for tethering on a TM1 plan?
    Interpreting the part that says if you abuse it we may contact you to discuss your options and interpreting it as we will disconnect you if you use more than half of your data on tethering is completely different.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Me personally? No.

    However, I am frequently on the T-Mobile reddit and there have been a number of T-Mobile employees pointing out to several people who wanted to replace their ISP with TM1 or TM1+ that T-Mobile's T&Cs allow the company to drop them.

    Perhaps it is an extreme measure I am automatically jumping to, but considering how Legere went after data 'abusers' last year I'm not so sure.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its going to be really hard to replace your home internet and try to tether to multiple devices on a daily basis with 0.5mbps speeds.
    Off course anyone abusing it can get notified and contacted by their wireless carrier to discuss other options but jumping in and saying they will disconnect you without any supporting evidence doesn't sound very logical.
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    AJ, I'm not arguing with you and if I came across as hostile that's not what I intended.

    I was asked for a source though and that's the best I could find.

    The only other sources I can proffer are T-Mobile employees on the T-Mobile reddit making the exact same statements I have.

    Granted, that's not definitive proof and again I may be jumping straight to an extreme conclusion. But I try not to repeat information I'm really fuzzy on.

    Of course the employees could be wrong and this is not an OFFICIAL T-Mobile reddit, but for myself I'd rather err on the side of caution.
     
  16. ray737 macrumors 6502

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    T-Mobile all the way!!!!
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No arguing bro, we're just having a conversation:)
    From what I read and heard from local Tmobile stores is they will not disconnect you.
    They will just throttle you. And depending on the amount of data you use you might get a phone call but that's on extreme cases where 1 line racks up 100-200GB in one month.

    One detail to keep in mind is that T-Mobile’s network prioritization is still in effect with these plans. That means that customers that use more than 26GB of data per month may have their data slowed.
     
  18. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    And NO WHERE on any form or written document, regardless of plan, does it say you will be terminated from carrier usage for using or tethering excessive data. (Unless you are found to be doing something illegal, then you have more than the carrier to worry about anyway).

    So again, what was said was b.s. Even your links don't support what was posted before.
     
  19. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Assuming you meant between 30 and 70.

    Regardless, that's surprising Verizon kicked you off for using less than 70GB unless you were using a hotspot. I heard Verizon was really only going after customers using hundreds of GBs and/or those using their SIMs in hotspots.

    I previously used over 100GB/month regularly. Now I try to keep it under 100GB every month and use my AT&T unlimited plan when I don't really need the faster speeds. So far I've used a little over 72GB this month on Verizon with 3 days left in my cycle.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Okay. You're right. I'm wrong.
     
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    I really liked my Grandfathered UDP on AT&T. I would have kept if they gave a little effort to make us feel like a valued long time customer... but they don't hide the fact they want to get rid of my GFUDP.

    I have Simple Choice unlimited data through T-Mobile. Don't notice any reduced speeds. I average 40gb/mo. I don't get those annoying text messages from T-Mobile that they will reduce speeds on congested towers like I did with AT&T every month. This is my usage last billing cycle:

    [​IMG]

    AT&T speeds are faster in my neighborhood, but over all satisfied with T-Mobile. We are cable cutters for 8+ years so DirecTV isn't an option for us.
     
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    T-Mobile
     

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