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

    Mar 29, 2009
    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.

  2. sonnyfazio macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2011
    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

    Mar 29, 2009
    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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