Carrier Considering a 2 year contract w/ big red!

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  1. rockitdog Suspended

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    I've been with T-mobile for a bit b/c of their unlimited data which isn't what it has been when I switched to them. They are not "de-prioritizing" data after 23GB and are now also raising the unlimited data costs $15/mo. Considering a switch to Verizon - currently paying $80/mo for unlimited data. Could do 6GB of data (and be totally fine with WIFI) and have much better service for the same price... To top it off, I could still get a Verizon iPhone on 2 year contract subsidized!

    Thoughts? Just thinking out loud here.
     
  2. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Need more info. Are u buying or assuming an older Verizon grandfather plan?

    Because Verizon doesn't have subsidized pricing for new customers.
     
  3. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    You would have to get on Verizon's EDGE program as a new customer. As mentioned above, Verizon no longer does subsidy for new customers.
     
  4. rockitdog thread starter Suspended

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    They do if you purchase through Target or Best Buy.
     
  5. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    For new customers? I thought they only did this for existing customers.
     
  6. rockitdog thread starter Suspended

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    New customers! You can see for yourself on BB's website.
     
  7. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I'll have to check it out. It's been a while since I've been to their website, thanks.
     
  8. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    I'm confused, you're stating that T-mobile "de-prioritizes" data after 23GB but you could get away with 6GB of data on Verizon? If that is the case you should never have your data "de-prioritized"

    Also, t-mobile announced video streaming won't count against your data plan so perhaps that would help you?

    http://www.macrumors.com/2015/11/10/t-mobile-un-carrierx-event/

    I'm on Verizon currently (I have a shared family plan, 4 phones unlimited text/voice with 15GB for $160) but at this point I couldn't recommend switching to Verizon and opting for a 2 year contract. Unless t-mobile is extremely unreliable for you, then I wouldn't expect Verizon to be drastically better for you. But I understand sometimes it's about the overall cost, so if it financially makes sense for you then go for it because Verizon does seem to keep winning on rootmetrics.
     
  9. MadManDan macrumors member

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    Costco offers 2-year contracts too!
     
  10. rockitdog thread starter Suspended

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    It was more about the price increase - my TMo plan was going to shoot up to $95/mo. Could get 6GB on Verizon for $80. Just found out the price hike is only for new customers so my price won't change! :)
     
  11. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Fair enough, I was trying to determine from your initial post if data was the most important, service quality or price. Wow I didn't realize t-mobile had raised their prices so much. I believe last time I checked it was around $70 for unlimited everything. That's good news for existing customers the price won't change.
     
  12. rockitdog thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah, it was $70, now $80 and soon to be $95.
     
  13. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    When is the price actually changing? website still shows $80 for unlimited.
     
  14. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    I believe this coming Sunday, Nov. 15, anyone who wants an individual line with unlimited data with T-Mobile will have to pay $95.
     
  15. rockitdog thread starter Suspended

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    November 15th is goes up.
     
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    Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    But will "current" customers stay at $80?

    So, if one becomes a customer now will be they able to keep the $80 plan or will it go up for everyone?
     
  17. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    Toying around will porting a line to tmobile. Have several on Big Red.
     
  18. rockitdog thread starter Suspended

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    From what I hear- yes.
     
  19. lyngo macrumors 6502

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    It will not go up to $95 for current customers. New customers after Sunday it will. Right now, it is $80 for everyone and it will stay that way.
     
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    You're locked into whatever you had before. You're monthly bill shouldn't change unless you manually make changes
    To it.
     

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