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T-Mobile Debuts New No-Contract Plans

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Mar 24, 2013, 3:32 PM
Call T-Mobile and change your plan to one of the new ones.

Smartphone mobile hotspot is free. (save $14.99) 500MB of data, also included free with the plan (save $10.00). The buckets of data now go up to over 12 Gigabytes in increments of two (2.5gb, 4.5gb, 6.5gb, 8.5gb, 10.5gb, 12.5 gb).

Mobile broadband rate plans, the majority of them, have had the prices HALVED.

There is no reason to remain on an old classic or value plan when these new plans offer MORE service, have NO contract, and cost less. I should point out, I don't make comission, but I like doing my best for the customer, and these new plans are nearly perfect.

Oh - also, the Add-a-lines (3rd, 4th, 5th line on a family plan) no longer get 500 Minutes.... they get...

Mar 24, 2013, 3:55 PM
great comment but it depends what you have with your corporate discount and other things. once you change you cannot go back. its quite tough to think of these things and then if you make a rash decision to say hey i want to go back; however, you cannot if you switch. After the payments are up, you are 100% right it would be $10-20 cheaper. it also depends on your corporate contract if you have one. etc. etc..

well said though.

prepaid seem to be the wave of the future as well as value type plans (which the announcement) for that is shortly too

Mar 24, 2013, 4:11 PM
Thank you. You're right, it does depend on what you need.

Lets say you are a customer that is currently paying extra for Smartphone Mobile Hotspot ($14.99), or you have upgraded your data feature ($15.00) to get free SMHS. You'll save that much.

Lets say you're a customer who has the 200MB data feature, and is paying $5 to $10 for that (classic or value). New plans More than double that, include SMHS for no cost, and also include that amount of data for no cost. Before, 200MB $10.00 + SMHS $14.99 = $24.99.
Now, 500MB + SMHS = $0

Before 2GB + SMHS = $34.99 (classic)
Now 2.5GB + SMHS = $20.00. (classic)

Value plans cost less, value plans save you even more.

Its a win-win situation.

Mar 24, 2013, 4:19 PM
the best part of this plan is

you can get unlimted talk, txt and 500MB of data that you can use for hotspot for 49.99 + unlimited data no caps for 20.00( no hotspot) for a total of 69.99.. you can use the 500MB for hotspot and if its not enough you can add another 2G for hotspot for 20.00 extra.. this is good for business because you can use the phone unli internet for regular usage without the 2.5 gig being affected that you can use for your hotspot and if 2.5gig is not enough, you can add anotrher 2 gig anytime for the same price. .

Mar 24, 2013, 4:33 PM

Wait, wait... wait...

You mean a carrier actuially listened to what people want, and is offering it at a great price?

IMPOSSIBLE. We must be in some kind of Mirror universe, where every has a goatee, and if you're bad, you go into the agonizer.

But seriously - no more paying for a phone you arent getting. This is as transparent as a carrier can get, this is a great thing for the industry. We're really excited here at T-Mobile about this.

Z10 LTE, HTC One coming soon, iPhone coming soon, LTE network that is upgradable to LTE-A, Galaxy Note II getting an update to unlock the LTE radios, no more contracts, free mobile hotspot, Free data, additional lines getting fully unlimited minutes.

T-Mobile is back.

Mar 24, 2013, 4:53 PM
You also get corporate discounts on these lines too- dont forget.

Mar 25, 2013, 12:12 PM
Perhaps you can help me with this, Tofuchong. I have a unlocked Note 2 on Tmobile that I am using there is HASPA+ in my area so I get great speeds. However was wondering when 4G LTE launches will my LTE capale phone be able to access your 4G LTE network or is that a Radio only compartible with ATT 4G LTE? I think I already know the answer but doestn hurt to ask as I am not familiar with the 4G LTE frequency Tmobile is going to use.

Mar 25, 2013, 12:23 PM
As far as I know, the Note II model sold by at&t supports LTE 700, 850, and and 1900, and the T-Mobile Note II supports LTE 700 + 1700. The only shared band is the 700, mainly becuase AT&T had to give T-Mobile at least one (1) single 700mhz licence becuase of the failed merger from what I understand. Right now T-Mobile has no plans to use 700Mhz for anything, but that might change. So unfortunately, the at&t model of the Note II looks like it will not support T-Mobiles LTE network. I can't say that for 100%, but looking at all of the evidence, phone bands, broadcast bands, it doesnt look like it.

Mar 25, 2013, 12:50 PM
AT&T's Note 2 LTE's frequencies are 700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz. ... »

T-mobile Note 2 uses: 1.7/2.1GHz spectrum, 1.9ghz also (from failed merger) i havnt read anything that says that T-mobile will be utilizing their 700mhz, if they have any, for LTE.

so you might be able to given the fact that they are using the other spectrums but cant give a definitive answer.

Great article ... »

"According to PhonesReview, T-Mobile anticipates that its LTE network will be accessible to over 200 million A...

Mar 24, 2013, 4:58 PM
great points. T-mobile has always been a value company so we shall see what they do- i am sure now companies like aT&T, Sprint, and Verizon will re-look this. It shall be interesting. as i mentioned in the post 5:53pm.. they also get a discount if they have a corporate node (or FAN) attached.

Mar 25, 2013, 11:24 AM
Laughing I don't think Verizon gives a crap. They charge $50 just for a gig...they won't let anyone have a line with unlimited voice/text with 2.5 gigs for $60

Mar 25, 2013, 11:53 AM
Verizon doesnt give TWO craps! They have a "premium" network that requires you pay a "premium" premium. Shocked

...BUT, if you want LTE access, you don't need to deal with verizon anymore.

I should also point out - the ONLY single reason they allow their customers to have free Mobile Hotspot is becuase the law says they must, something that was specified in their 700mhz spectrum auction.

T-Mobile's spectrum does NOT have the same restriction, but hey, they give it to you for free! They are not legally obligated to, but do anyways. Just for the hell of it.

So, how does Verizon look now ?

Mar 25, 2013, 12:10 PM
they dont have a premium network- they just pay a lot of money to
1. acquire spectrum
2. pay heavily on subsidies
3. pay a lot for their employees and overhead
4. pay a lot on their network

because of the above 4 they have the right to charge any price point they want; however, that will backfire in the end. low cost/ ("value") proposition is where people want to be. Rich Brome actually nailed it with his article. I also wrote something on this for my MBA thesis. it was interesting to see that we had similar ideas.

Mar 25, 2013, 12:07 PM
they also have an access charge. Verizon and AT&T better change their ways- i smell T-mobile taking over a lot of the prepaid market. remember, since they are no contracts just payments and lowered monthly service plans from tmobile that makes them be a very low cost carrier. it allows them to do things that those 2 big guys cant. those 2 companies spend each around 10-15 billion per year on capex.. T-mobile doesnt spend nearly that.. They will pick it up according to reports i have gathered. the PCS acquisition will help and the spectrum and cash received from the failed AT&T merger will help too. I'm excited to be with the t-mobile family from a subscriber standpoint.

Mar 26, 2013, 8:45 AM
Corporate discounts still apply to the new plans.

Mar 26, 2013, 9:58 AM

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