These are the most recent forum messages posted by Shakezula84:
The ads are not a big deal
I recently got the Moto G5 Plus this way and the ads are just the lock screen. If you have a notification then it's just a notification ad on the lock screen. Doesn't bother me at all.
Price is getting up there
Yes it's a beast of a phone, and it's the best price, but when do we start calling it top tier? It's almost $500 for the low end model.
Re: Ouch! New Rate Plan not as Good as It Looks!
The only part I wanna mention is that its 2G speeds, not actual 2G. While I do not have much experience with 2G speeds on a 4G network, I know that actual 2G network is unusable for modern data needs. Opening webpages always seemed to work for what little I did with 2G speeds.
I think this, combined with adding the 2G option to post paid are great moves for Verizon customers and the business. No one wants to pay overages, but has the option to buy more data, but not be fully disconnected if they choose not too.
Re: I swear, if people complain about this one...
The 2G unlimited thing is exactly what I have been saying they should do. And oddly enough, even the $5 price.
Found a typo
That should be "femail" not "female"
If you have Sprint why not do this...
... but I still think that its a tough sell to over Amazon Prime a dollar more a month then you can buy it individually on its own.
Still waiting for my single branch credit union debit card to work with it. Works with Google Pay, and I want it to work with Samsung Pay. I work retail and I see people use it.
Is this actual unlimited or does this slow down at a high number (I am sure it has network pioritization).
Re: This makes no sence
Short answer, it could have been worse
Re: This was it
Ironically I pay for Google Play Music, so no ads.
This was it
Youtube was the last service I needed switched over to unlimited. Probably make the switch down to the 10GB plan soon. Really just to save money short term. Then back up to unlimited one day.
Re: Oh my god.
The thing is if a Sprint customer is still on an everything plan with metered minutes, contracts are better deals. Hopefully with the return of contracts people can keep those plans for longer.
Re: Personally, a good deal
Sure. Lets take a look. When I had unlimited data on AT&T, I was paying about $80 for 450 minutes, unlimited text and data. I believe unlimited minutes brought you to around $100 or slightly more. So its a fantastic deal if you are already a customer of uverse or directtv. The simple fact that they are offering it again, even if it appeals only to a select few, is awesome. As I said, it would work for me. I would ...
Are people that lazy
Whatever happened to connecting to wifi on your own, and disconnecting when it was awful on your own. I do it on my android phone and always turn off connection manager.
Personally, a good deal
I feel that this is actually a good deal for those who are fine with the combination. AT&T performs great where ever I go, and having access to unlimited data would be awesome. Plus that extends to tablets. Which is crazy in my mind. I am not swayed by the directv side of this, but I might have Uverse if it were offered in my area.
Re: There's a Difference
A difference does exist between SD and HD video on a 5 inch screen. Especially if the screen is an HD screen. And its a type of throttle since its slowing the allowed speed down to an SD stream instead of an HD stream. It changes the visual quality of content. If you were expecting HD content, and T-Mobile forced SD content without telling you, you may think the problem is on youtubes side bringing down youtubes perceived value.
Re: Probably Overdue
I am surprised it didn't happen sooner. Now I am gonna hold onto my 2/$100 for as long as possible.
Re: Where in Montana??
I highly doubt this means T-Mobile is now in Montana, and thats because AT&T is barely in Montana and Sprint isn't at all. T-Mobile has been focusing on LTE, and probably has been expanding its current network, and at the moment not going into new markets.
Re: Not True
The current method of WiFi calling at T-Mobile is different then it was before. I've heard stories its better, but at the very least it only became an advertised feature of T-Mobile recently. Its now offered with all smart phones, wifi calls can hand off to VoLTE, and T-Mobile will give customers WiFi routers if they need one.
It's all about brand, not anything else. LG knows this. Their phones get priced slightly lower and drops quickly. Blackberry doesn't have the $700 brand anymore. So they can accept a lower mark up, or make a cheaper phone.
Re: T-Mobile gives Wifi calling to Android users as well
If we are going with service then no they don't. Itscthe reason they are the third one to roll out the feature. They have the 2nd best network by coverage. Where I live I'd never need to use wifi calling.
Re: 100 Megabits ?
This is a real question on my part, but how wide are the frequency blocks in Canada? Thats one of the biggest factors for speeds. Thats why T-Mobile can get such high speeds here. Its because they have a wide block of frequency.
In Sprint's defense....
.... they started phone leasing first. And were the first to have an iphone for life plan, offering either a 2 year or 1 year lease. T-Mobile made it better.
Re: And the rest of carriers will follow
And AT&T is following in Sprint's footsteps from a couple years ago.
Re: Less Data?
Yes but some apps use a marginal amount of data when connected. For example, nextradio (mentioned in the article) will pull information about the station you are listening too off the internet. Including band information and links to buy the song. Yes you can use nextradio without a data connection, but its a "richer" experience with data on.
End of contracts?
So this drops the regular plans and contracts too?
128 GB same price?
So the 128 and 64 are same price now? Other then the fact the 128 isn't carried in store I see no reason not to get that one.
Re: So, basically
Sprint did it 2 years ago and preinstalled nextradio to all the phones. I wish others would get on board. Some stations I listen to are not on all the streaming apps.
Re: What about Apple
I think the day a carrier dictates to apple is the day you can't find an iphone on that carrier anymore.
Will this work for Verizon?
More specifically, would this work on straighttalk on Verizon. I am thinking about buying my brother a new phone this year as a gift and this would be perfect, but he needs Verizon coverage. His current one runs Verizon.
So it can be billed to your bill?
So is this only a big deal because you can bill HBO Now to your internet bill? I guess that is a good deal for those who don't want a seperate charge on their card or can't bill to a cell phone plan (I have it billed to my T-Mobile bill through Google Play).
Re: It Works!
Only if they don't do something different. HD Voice is not gonna work between all carriers (only two have said theirs will eventually)
I should rephrase, and that a future iPhone will get it, and it will be next year probably
iMessage is a service they will be competing with. I don't think its a coincidence that Android devices get it first. My guess is it will hit iPhone in a year.
Re: Looks good!
I like the idea of this, but the only other person I know on T-Mobile is my mother. The rest are on Verizon, Verizon MVNO, and AT&T, and honestly I wouldn't recommend T-Mobile for what they need out of a phone.
Re: What a let down...
All the stuff I had seen was saying it was better then the 4 for $100 plan (which this new plan is). I think they were careful to not mention the 2 for $100 themselves.
Re: Basically , the same as T-Mobiles'
Also T-Mobiles version will stop being offered if they stick to the July 14th end date.
Re: Its a lease program
I agree more options are good, and I totally see the benefit of a program like this, but its the ETF that I think is funny. A traditional contract has a $350ish fee. The installment plan they use now is the cost of the phone you still owe (which can be more then $350). Breaking the lease has you pay the remainder of the lease and still return the phone. Still, as someone who sold Sprint when they rolled out their ...
Its a lease program
I like to make a joke at work where it all comes full circle. The return of contracts is the last big uncarrier push. Thats what this is. If you cancel service you must finish the payments and return the device.
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