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phongusa

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currently i paid 270$ dollar per month and i think i will close att account and using diff carrier to go sim crd

does anyone know which one good ??? unlimited data lte to go include too , i need cuz sometime routing maps driving

thnks........
 

rui no onna

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Why are you paying $270 a month? Our bill is $250/mo. Only $170 is for service (20GB double data promo, 4x smartphones, 1x iPad), $80 is for device installment for 2 iPhones.

You don't really need unlimited data for maps/navigation. Compared to video streaming, maps uses fairly little by way of data.
 

phongusa

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Why are you paying $270 a month? Our bill is $250/mo. Only $170 is for service (20GB double data promo, 4x smartphones, 1x iPad), $80 is for device installment for 2 iPhones.

You don't really need unlimited data for maps/navigation. Compared to video streaming, maps uses fairly little by way of data.


cauz i still got 3 device under pay off ATT Next program including with monthly plan , that why 270
if i pay all off then only 150$ for sharing data .. but still not happy , i see some used to go without contract and
only 40$ dollar monthly with data , but not sure how fast and lte include or not .
 
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rui no onna

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cauz i still got 3 device under pay off ATT Next program including with monthly plan , that why 270
if i pay all off then only 150$ for sharing data .. but still not happy , i see some used to go without contract and
only 40$ dollar monthly with data , but not sure how fast and lte include or not .
You won't get 3 lines at just $40 per month. Maybe $90 per month if you're okay with just 2-3GB LTE per line then throttled afterwards. If you need more high speed data than that, then you'd need to spend more.

Personally, at 20GB/mo (~10-15GB from iPad, the phones ~500MB-3GB ea), I found my current plan with AT&T at $170/mo to still be among the cheapest options. Having the data pooled also allows for versatility since some people in the group use very little data while I use the lion share.
 

lordofthereef

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Tmobile is currently doing four lines with 6gb per line for $120, which comes out to $30 per line. You can't do fewer lines for the price, but you also don't HAVE to use all four (for a while we only had three devices, effectively raising our cost to $40 per line).

You also get the added benefits of virtually unlimited video and music streaming as most sites don't count against your allotment. And of course 12 months of rollover (capped at 20gb per line).

The plan used to give you 10gb LTE per line, but that was lowered to 6 around the beginning of the year. They also offer an unlimited plan but that's something like $30-40 additional per line.

Sprint also may be offering the cut your plan in half deal. I don't know much else about their prices overall.

As mentioned, maps won't hardly use any data compared to all of these other services. You can certainly drop your monthly fees down a bit while getting more data in the process though.
 
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KillaMac

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Tmobile is currently doing four lines with 6gb per line for $120, which comes out to $30 per line. You can't do fewer lines for the price, but you also don't HAVE to use all four (for a while we only had three devices, effectively raising our cost to $40 per line).

You also get the added benefits of virtually unlimited video and music streaming as most sites don't count against your allotment. And of course 12 months of rollover (capped at 20gb per line).

The plan used to give you 10gb LTE per line, but that was lowered to 6 around the beginning of the year. They also offer an unlimited plan but that's something like $30-40 additional per line.

Sprint also may be offering the cut your plan in half deal. I don't know much else about their prices overall.

As mentioned, maps won't hardly use any data compared to all of these other services. You can certainly drop your monthly fees down a bit while getting more data in the process though.

And I am sure that doesn't include the monthly cost for all new phones you have to buy on their next like plan.
 

phongusa

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before i though data sharing could use for me/wife/daughter with 15 GB data
after 1 month result , my daughter used lte on her ipad too much , sometime over use before cycle day , sometime
is just enough right time ,,. finally i decide took off her ipad sim , and only keep my iphone/ with my wife , and it just fit
15 GB per month ,

so like i said , i dont call much , just use map when driving detour road or highway close ,,, so on ....

i need around 3-5 LTE data ,,,,

currently i pay 270 $ per month
soon i pay 150 $ if i pay off all devices

no buying next iphone 7 , same iphone 6 plus ,,,,,,

_______________________________________

i might cancel plan and use att prepaid it cheaper , cause my wife doesn't use 3G at all or LTE

so both 40$ = 80$ instead of 150

is that save little money ?

anyone have better deal for me ....... thnks
 

lordofthereef

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And I am sure that doesn't include the monthly cost for all new phones you have to buy on their next like plan.
No, it doesn't. The OP's price he was paying was $150 for less data and "benefits", so it's still cheaper. He shares 15gb. Tmobile essentially gives those three lines 18gb (6 each) plus no penalties for streaming; he could have his daughter back on the plan and not see her using much data at all if my suspicions are correct and she's using s lot via streaming.

At the same time there is still an extra line to do whatever he sees fit with. Perhaps give it to a family
Member who will pitch in a few bucks a month. Or just not use it for a while like we did. Our fourth line I bought an iPhone SE outright on Craigslist for $300 and gave it to my son to wa movies in the back seat. He effectively used around 500mb a month if not less (things like icons and still frames still take data) and streams all he wants. It's literally a "free" line the way we use it.

They'll also buy out your next lease as well as consider each device as a trade in worth $7 off per line, so the monthly rates can be beneficial particularly if the current phones are recent purchases. The soap would have to crunch the numbers to see if this is worth it. Last year they also rolled over the trade in credit if you purchased a phone from them (tmobile) within the last three months, another benefit that we may still see when the new phones hit should they be something the OP wants.

ATT will also inlock their devices once they're paid off so there isn't really any requirement to actually buy any hardware through Tmobile. The only time they require you to buy handsets is if you're having them oay your early termination fees.
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before i though data sharing could use for me/wife/daughter with 15 GB data
after 1 month result , my daughter used lte on her ipad too much , sometime over use before cycle day , sometime
is just enough right time ,,. finally i decide took off her ipad sim , and only keep my iphone/ with my wife , and it just fit
15 GB per month ,

so like i said , i dont call much , just use map when driving detour road or highway close ,,, so on ....

i need around 3-5 LTE data ,,,,

currently i pay 270 $ per month
soon i pay 150 $ if i pay off all devices

no buying next iphone 7 , same iphone 6 plus ,,,,,,

_______________________________________

i might cancel plan and use att prepaid it cheaper , cause my wife doesn't use 3G at all or LTE

so both 40$ = 80$ instead of 150

is that save little money ?

anyone have better deal for me ....... thnks
Your plan seems fine, though you won't be getting 5 gb of LTE for $40. That's limited to 3gb. Your wife could also go down to the $25 per month plan if she doesn't use any data. Data plans are $5 per 100mb. If you're good with that that's probably the best priced for you, particularly if you want to stay with ATT
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
And I am sure that doesn't include the monthly cost for all new phones you have to buy on their next like plan.

No, that's just for service.
If you currently have phones you're paying on or on contract tmobile will pay your fees to switch and you can then unlock the devices and use them on tmobile.
So you don't have to get all new devices.
 

phongusa

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my wife / me = both unlock ........

tmobile is fine , but not sure how fast LTE comparing to ATT ... i stick with ATT since 2008 . 8 yrs already

1 thing i dont like ATT are

- when my data is 100% used , they sent me alert . automatic add on 1 GB , which is 2 more hour 12 am turn to
next day new cycle . and only 5-10 mb over, and i call them to release that out to void charge 1 GB add on they
dont do it for me , they always said valid used ....

ATT + Credit Card + Morgarge Loan = blood drink ...........
 
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geoff5093

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my wife / me = both unlock ........

tmobile is fine , but not sure how fast LTE comparing to ATT ... i stick with ATT since 2008 . 8 yrs already

1 thing i dont like ATT are

- when my data is 100% used , they sent me alert . automatic add on 1 GB , which is 2 more hour 12 am turn to
next day new cycle . and only 5-10 mb over, and i call them to release that out to void charge 1 GB add on they
dont do it for me , they always said valid used ....

ATT + Credit Card + Morgarge Loan = blood drink ...........
Check to make sure T-Mobile covers where you are, but where they have LTE it's generally very fast. I often get 50-100Mbps download on T-Mobile. Also, T-Mobile has no overages, so even if you go over your data limit you will get unlimited of very slow 2G data, so you won't get charged any more and you will still be able to use basic data tasks.
 

rui no onna

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my wife / me = both unlock ........

tmobile is fine , but not sure how fast LTE comparing to ATT ... i stick with ATT since 2008 . 8 yrs already

1 thing i dont like ATT are

- when my data is 100% used , they sent me alert . automatic add on 1 GB , which is 2 more hour 12 am turn to
next day new cycle . and only 5-10 mb over, and i call them to release that out to void charge 1 GB add on they
dont do it for me , they always said valid used ....

ATT + Credit Card + Morgarge Loan = blood drink ...........
Faster than AT&T in areas with good signal (T-Mobile's network seems to be less congested). Alas, there are a number of areas with little to no signal and if you want good building penetration, make sure your device has LTE Band 12. Mind, if you have 15GB and still go over the allotment, you might want to check your bill to see how much data you and your wife actually use. I've experienced T-Mobile's throttled speeds and it's barely fast enough to check email.

If you need better coverage, there's Cricket Wireless (AT&T MVNO) and Total Wireless (Verizon MVNO). It's $70 for 2 lines with 2.5 high speed data per line with Cricket then unlimited throttled afterwards and you should be able to just use your current phones (only need SIM). Total Wireless is $60 for 2 lines with 8GB shared, add-on carryover data is $10/3GB. Alas, you might need to buy new phones since Verizon is somewhat stricter when it comes to allowed devices.
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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Boston, MA
No, that's just for service.
If you currently have phones you're paying on or on contract tmobile will pay your fees to switch and you can then unlock the devices and use them on tmobile.
So you don't have to get all new devices.
If they are paying your fees they are technically supposed to take that device as a trade in. They aren't supposed to just pay off your phone and let you keep it. I realize this doesn't always happen.
 
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lordofthereef

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Good info.
That's for paying off a payment plan or 2 year contract?
Or they're both the same deal?
They're both the same deal. You're supposed to trade in the phone that is in the contract or payment plan. And they're supposed to check that what you're trading in is in fact that phone (model and storage but imei and serial aren't relevant for this)

I know a lot of people were just grabbing dumb phones and using those. In that scenario people were effectively taking advantage of the lack of the salespersons knowledge (be it knowingly or unknowingly).

If we sit back and think about it I could sign with ATT, but half a dozen phones, move to tmobile and have them pay the phones off and keep them without a payment plan. This scenario was never officially in the cards and was never supposed to work that way.
 
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