T-Mobile customer seeking advice on Data Plans for the future

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hotrock3, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. hotrock3 macrumors member

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    I'm am currently a T-Mobile customer who has a smart phone that is capable of working on T-Mobile's Edge network but not their 3G but I was planning on getting an iP5 whenever it comes out.

    So my question is, as a T-Mobile, would it be smarter to upgrade to an Unlimited Data plan on T-Mobile now in order to avoid the AT&T's data caps now that we know AT&T is buying T-Mobile?

    I would be okay with buying a second hand iP4 to avoid upgrading to an iPhone Plan with a data cap if it means keeping unlimited data.

    Thanks!,
    Hotrock
     
  2. sonnyfazio macrumors newbie

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    Although the deal was publicly announced today, it likely will take 10-12 months for approval. Large companies require inspection from regulators before a purchase is complete. Looking at Sirius and XM (two satellite radio services that becomes one), it took a while for them to finalize the paperwork and get approval.

    That being said, if you think you'll hate the AT&T Data Pro plans, it might be smart to try and get grandfathered in by becoming a TMobile Unlimited company.

    I don't think TMobile will be changing how they operate (in terms of pricing or plans) for at least a year. Then they might change all their stores to AT&T stores. Who knows.
     
  3. hotrock3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Would waiting for the iP5 to come out (this summer hopefully) to pick up an iP4 and then getting the T-Mobile data plan seem like a good compromise? Then I can use the Edge data with my phone until the purchase goes through.

    I really really don't want to be limited to 4GB of data on while having to pay more. Right now I could get the Unlimited text and data for $80 + fees and tax as apposed to AT&T's iphone plan being $105 a month with the 4GB cap. My dad goes through almost 4GB of data on his phone and he doesn't use it as much as I would.

    What would you do?
     

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