Cricket just announced an unlimited data plan @ $65/mo after $5 autopay discount, anyone getting it?

quietstormSD

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Yeah lack of tethering sucks, but it's a pretty good plan. I may cancel my AT&T contract with unlimited data, since it doesn't give me unlimited text and talk and do this. I wonder what their limit is where they start throttling you.
 

Hal~9000

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Looks pretty good, but the lack of tethering is a bummer.
Yeah, kind of understandable though that it wouldn't have hotspot since you know there are crappy people out there who would 'abuse' the plan and whine that they should be able to use it to power their torrents / home business for terabytes of data per month (like the ones that forced T-mobile to set the 21gb limit on their 'unlimited' plan).

The few always seem to ruin it for the many :(

Still, seems like a good plan though for what it is.
 

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$65/month and that includes taxes/fees.......I may need to switch from AT&T. Does anyone know if Airplay from my phone to ATV work just fine? I know tethering isn't permitted.
 

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Yeah not a deal breaker but wished they allowed a Hotspot option with this plan.
 

Hal~9000

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There is not a single thing in that entire article regarding a limit on their unlimited ... just that a small fraction of their customers are extraordinarily abusing their data (2 terabytes a month) and they're cracking down on those abusers.
Google search it for yourself then if you don't believe me.

It's common knowledge that T-mobile instituted a 21gb threshold on their unlimited plan on June 24th, two months before they published that article explaining how the 'abusers' using ludicrous amounts of data for torrents / home businesses ruin it for the rest of us (and why Cricket understandably won't allow unlimited hotspot either on this plan).

What towers do they use? I assume att?
Yep.
 
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Google search it for yourself then if you don't believe me.

It's common knowledge that T-mobile instituted a 21gb threshold on their unlimited plan on June 24th, two months before they published that article explaining how the 'abusers' using ludicrous amounts of data for torrents / home businesses ruin it for the rest of us (and why Cricket understandably won't allow unlimited hotspot either on this plan).
I wasn't disagreeing with your statement ... just that the article you linked to had nothing to do with what you said.


How's this: http://www.tmonews.com/2015/06/21gb...mobiles-unlimited-4g-lte-simple-choice-plans/

Top 97% in your area OR >21GB of data usage and you are "deprioritized."
And there you go. See? Will did it right.
 

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I wasn't disagreeing with your statement ... just that the article you linked to had nothing to do with what you said.



And there you go. See? Will did it right.
I think @Hal~9000 was saying that if you disagreed with him, go look it up for yourself because he knew he was right.

Yes, I was playing the part of the nice guy--partly because I have to balance out all of those other times on MRF and partly because I wanted to hit my 4K post mark and make title "601." :D
 
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I think @HAL2010 was saying that if you disagreed with him, go look it up for yourself because he knew he was right.
I didn't say he was wrong, just pointing out that he linked to an article that said nothing about throttling. He even bolded the text for the link.


Yes, I was playing the part of the nice guy--partly because I have to balance out all of those other times on MRF and partly because I wanted to hit my 4K post mark and make title "601." :D
Well grats on 4K posts. :p
 
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Hal~9000

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I didn't say he was wrong, just pointing out that he linked to an article that said nothing about throttling. He even bolded the text for the link.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'd be happy to continue this back and forth over semantics via PM, but I'd rather keep the thread on topic: Crickets $65 unlimited plan and if anyone on the forum planned on getting it.
 

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I'd be happy to continue this back and forth over semantics via PM, but I'd rather keep the thread on topic: Crickets $65 unlimited plan and if anyone on the forum planned on getting it.
There's no back and forth. You weren't wrong, just when you link to something that doesn't pertain to what you said, then the link was pointless.
 

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I don't think it's fair to say people using a lot of data on there 'unlimited' plans are "abusing" it. That mentality undermines the idea of unlimited and is based on a subjective opinion of usage...it's almost selfish ie "You used more data than I do therefore you used too much."

If a carrier is unable and/or unwilling to actually provide a customer with what they are selling then maybe they shouldn't offer it in the first place.
 

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I don't think it's fair to say people using a lot of data on there 'unlimited' plans are "abusing" it. That mentality undermines the idea of unlimited and is based on a subjective opinion of usage...it's almost selfish ie "You used more data than I do therefore you used too much."
I agree with you. Bringing your "unlimited" down to 21 GB is asinine. I used to use several hundred gigabytes a month when I was on Verizon and they never batted an eyelash at me.

Don't use unlimited data on your unlimited data plan! How dare you!?
 

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I agree with you. Bringing your "unlimited" down to 21 GB is asinine. I used to use several hundred gigabytes a month when I was on Verizon and they never batted an eyelash at me.

Don't use unlimited data on your unlimited data plan! How dare you!?
If you think <21gb is too limiting...find another plan then.

/sheesh/
 
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Hal~9000

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I still feel MetroPCS is the better value considering coverage isn't an issue. Full speed LTE, VoLTE, WiFI calling.
I agree. If you live in a good T-mobile area MetroPCS can be a great option, especially since they include 8gb of tethering data for free with their $60/mo unlimited plan.

P.S. Thanks for the tip on the data deprioritization threshold now being 25gb for T-mobile :)
 
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Yeah, kind of understandable though that it wouldn't have hotspot since you know there are crappy people out there who would 'abuse' the plan and whine that they should be able to use it to power their torrents / home business for terabytes of data per month (like the ones that forced T-mobile to set the 21gb limit on their 'unlimited' plan).

The few always seem to ruin it for the many :(

Still, seems like a good plan though for what it is.
Its 23GB the soft cap for Tmobile.
Customers who use more than 23 GB of data in a bill cycle will have their data usage de-prioritized compared to other customers for that bill cycle at times and locations when competing network demands occur, resulting in relatively slower speeds.
 
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noodles5666

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If it was $55 I would think about switching from AT&T. I currently pay $73/month after taxes for unlimited talk, text and data(22GB).
 
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