T-Mobile Family Plan: $22 per line (unlimited talk, text, 1GB LTE,tethering)

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  1. EbookReader, Mar 7, 2014
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    EbookReader macrumors 65816

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    http://www.tmonews.com/2014/03/50-s...national-texting-double-4g-lte-datatethering/

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    Line 1: unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1GB of 4G LTE data (including tethering), unlimited 2G data
    Line 2: unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1GB of 4G LTE data (including tethering), unlimited 2G data
    Line 3: unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1GB of 4G LTE data (including tethering), unlimited 2G data,
    Line 4: unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1GB of 4G LTE data (including tethering), unlimited 2G data
    Line 5: unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1GB of 4G LTE data (including tethering), unlimited 2G data

    Each line also has unlimited international texting, unlimited global data and texting in 122 countries when you are abroad.

    $110 for all 5 lines = $22 per line

    $100 for 4 lines = $25 per line
    $90 for 3 lines = $30 per line
    $80 for 2 lines= $40 per line


    http://www.extremetech.com/electron...n-people-in-2014-everywhere-in-the-us-by-2015

    T-Mobile’s LTE will cover 250 million people in 2014, everywhere in the US by 2015

    T-Mobile 2G area will be converted to LTE.





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  2. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't work in any of the "urban" cities I live near by (NYC, Boston, Philly) or travel to frequently (Vegas, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle).

    Not sure where you are getting this information. Mine works fine with VZW but my coworkers with Sprint & TMO are constantly using everybody's mifi to get Internet data while on the road.
     
  3. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying T-Mobile doesn't work in major cities like NYC, Boston, Philly, Vegas, Chicago, Phoenix and Seattle?

    I find that hard to believe.

    T-Mobile is nearing 50 million subscribers (it has more than 48 millions right now). If its coverage is as bad as you described - poor coverage in major cities - people would be leaving T-Mobile in drove.

    Instead, it gained 4.4 million net customers in 2013.
     
  4. 869639 macrumors 6502

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    I disagree for Chicago, T-mobile Coverage is great. Sure as always indoor coverage for T-Mobile is going to be a issue but overall T-Mobile has the LTE launched as well with great speeds.
     
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Can't agree with you on Vegas. Last time I was out there LTE was all over the Strip and "4G" once you went inside most of the casinos.
     
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

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    So VZW gained a bunch of customers, tmobile gained a bunch of customers. Tmobile's customers value price over coverage and VZW customers value coverage over price. Seems like there is room for both types.
     
  7. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    Yes there is my father in law is a 7 figure exec he was complaining about his service with att. He asked if he should switch to another carrier. I recommend a second line with a second carrier Verizon or T-Mobile.
     
  8. djransom macrumors 68040

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    TMo is extremely hit or miss in Chicago especially in the downtown area. I had them for a few months and had to let it go. When it worked it was good, but when it didn't man I wanted to bang my head against a wall.
     
  9. 869639 macrumors 6502

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    I have tested the service near the loop and also 10-12miles east on 90/94 miles from the loop and no issues with 4G + LTE.

    One may experience service issues in core downtown due to congestion or many buildings even my ATT service sometimes slows down more than usual in downtown areas.

    I too wouldn't switch to T-Mobile until their LTE 700 rolls out, I think its going to be a great improvement and worth switching...hopefully T-Mobile can also start working on suburbs/entire nation rather than just concentrating on major cities.

    AT&T provides me with 3G/4G HSPA+ services all along major interstates and for that reason I cannot go over to T-Mobile because I get nothing but Edge between major cities when i travel.
     
  10. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

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    T-Mobile needs low spectrum (700Mhz or 600Mhz) in order to build out in the suburbs nationwide effectively. It would be cost prohibited for them otherwise.

    1 tower at 700Mhz = 3 towers at 1900Mhz is the rule of thumb for rural area.

    T-Mobile focus right now is

    1) urban areas
    2) low prices

    They know that their service is not for everyone. There is nothing wrong with catering to urban customers.
     
  11. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Tmobile USA also raised their "unlimited" data by a 33%!! Per line. So instead of $20/unlimited option. It's now $30 extra per line for unlimited data. That's a huge price increase in such a short amount of time.

    1gb standard data is double what they were offering so presents pretty good value.
     
  12. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Works great in NYC for me. Where did you have a problem in the city?

    If I lived 50 miles out of a real city i would get a different carrier, for sure.
     
  13. Menel macrumors 603

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    NYC and Boston have really good TMo coverage, what are you talking about?
     
  14. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Probably talking about surburbs.
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    $20 to $30 is a 50% price increase.
    Anyway, if you're on this plan prior to them changing it, you can still be locked in at the $20/mo rate.
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Boston is pretty awful IME...
     
  17. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Yeah but for tmobile to change prices so soon means they are def seeing people abusing "unlimited" data. It's a tell tell sign they don't think their lte networks can handle the traffic if more people go on it.
     
  18. shawndc1 macrumors regular

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    i live in washington dc i have 4g lte alot of places in & around the metro area..re-joined tmobile may of last year currently locked in on the $20 data plan, 2-3 times since feb my iphone would say, "you have no data plan" then show the 30 plan...after i wait for about 5-10min my internets works fine...not sure why it randomly does that
     
  19. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Or they want revenue for the 3 billion they just spent on Verizon and the upcoming 600 auction
     
  20. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    TMo worked fine for me in Vegas....
     
  21. iPhonemaster5S macrumors 6502

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    Hmm interesting I like the data hike for the bottom plan.
     
  22. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Not really they for 3 billion from the ATT failed merger already
     
  23. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    They need the money
     
  24. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    They aren't broke. They are owned by DT.

    It's like Chrysler declaring bankruptcy while their parent company back in 2009 was cerberus capital management. A huge investment company with billions in the bank.
     
  25. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    MVNOs like AIO were offering more data at similar price points, so I suspect that this is a move to keep the base plan competitive. Plus, T-Mobile's own MetroPCS subsidiary has been advertising $40/month for the same features as the Tmo base plan.

    1GB of high-speed data is just enough for light users that most would never need to worry about being throttled. Throw in the international benefits, and suddenly the Tmo plan looks like a great deal compared to ATT and MVNOs. As long as you don't need rural or exurbia coverage right now, of course.
     

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