Cheap iPhone plans on T-Mobile or AT&T

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  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

    upsguy27

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    I would like to use my iPhone as my actual phone since I already have one. Right now I am using a different phone on Alltel. What is the cheapest plan and company to go on with data plans for a family plan with an extra line? My iPhone is already unlocked, so I could go on T-mobile or AT&T. What's the cheapest plan that has data, and 2 lines? What would it cost?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Stick with AT&T.
    Tmobiles data plans suck and their internet speed is slooooow
     
  3. 7on macrumors 601

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    Their EDGE speed is the same as AT&T. They use pretty much the same towers!

    Cheapest data plan on t-mo - $5.99, and that is Unlimited EDGE with the only caveat being that it goes through a proxy, $19.99 for all of T-mobile hotspots and their real EDGE

    And the lines really are up to you, do you want Myfaves? Unlimited weekends/nights?

    The cheapest plan has free weekends and 300 whenever minutes at $29.99
    For $39.99 you can get 1000 minutes and unlimited nights added,
    OR you can get MyFaves and 300 anytime minutes and unlimited nights added. MyFaves lets you call any 5 numbers you want unlimited for free anytime you want.

    Don't know about 2nd lines, but I think they are $10 extra per month per line. But don't quote me on that.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Many users on tmobiles edge complain that the speed is slow is not even worth having it.
     
  5. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So the $39.99 a month plan you can add an extra line on for $10 or whatever it is?
     
  6. xy14 macrumors 6502

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    On t-mobile:
    600 anytime/unlim naw $40
    unlim MSG: $15
    unlim Internet: $6
    total: $61+taxes
    on at&t:
    450 anytime/unlim naw $40
    unlim MSG: $20
    unlim Internet: $20
    total: $80

    T-mobile and AT&T in 90% of places use the exact same towers. AT&T has better coverage but when t-mobile doesn't come in it uses AT&T for roaming which is free.
     
  7. 7on macrumors 601

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    I think so, but call a rep to check up on it.
     
  8. 7on macrumors 601

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  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    I dont know if its a hack/unlocked problem cause some say the cheap plan on Tmobiles edge is painfully slow where the other more expensive option works alot better.
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

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    The cheap $5.99 plan works through a proxy. So it would be a little slower. All the ports redirect over port 80 I believe. The hacks change the ports that the apps use. But you're still using the same EDGE network, it's just that it gets filtered at T-mobile's in slowing some ping.

    Technically the $5.99 plan is for WAP phones and is generally optimized for those uses.
    I do wonder if some restructuring of t-mobile's internet will come once they get 3G? Because $5.99 and $19.99 is a big jump. I would feel better to get maybe a $9.99 option in there somewhere. Maybe cutting out hotspots or something.
     
  11. 7on macrumors 601

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    At the bottom of my Plans and Services there's
     

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