T-Mobile Re-arranges Data Caps on Simple Choice Plans, Adds International Texting
T-Mobile tonight announced changes to its existing Simple Choice plans. At the lowest tier - people currently paying $50/month for the first line - the high-speed (4G) data cap doubles from 500 MB to 1 GB. The next tier also sees an increase, from 2.5 GB to 3 GB. However the third data tier - which starts at $70/month for the first line - will change from unlimited to a new cap at 5 GB, although existing customers will be grandfathered and keep unlimited data. Unlimited data for new customers will now only be available with a new tier starting at $80/month for the first line. Also, while Simple Choice plans already offered free global roaming in 115 countries for text and basic data, they will now also include free unlimited texting from the U.S. to other countries, and the number of countries has grown to 122. As before, extra lines cost $30/month for the second line and $10/month for lines 3-5. Also, extra data (such as $30/month for unlimited) is multiplied by the number of lines. Existing Simple Choice customers will automatically be upgraded to the new plans on March 23 for post-paid, or April 26 for pre-paid.
Nov 17, 2020
Ting introduced new rate plans today that completely revamp the way the MVNO charges for service. The company previously offered fixed allotments of data, voice, and text messages, which could be customized individually.
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Motorola and Verizon are running a Valentine's Day sale offering a $500 discount on the flex-screen razr (2019) and the 5G edge+ . Both are normally priced at $1000, so the discount cuts the price in half, to just $500.
May 20, 2021
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Sep 29, 2021
Apple has released new versions of its productivity apps for its platforms, including Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for iOS on iPhones. Keynote now lets you place "live video objects" into presentations, allowing "the presenter to appear alongside the content in their slide — ideal for lectures, how-to videos, and remote presentations through video conferencing apps."
How About T-Mobile Adding More DOMESTIC Roaming Data...!
On a trip to Northern Wisconsin last week I was roaming on at&t.
Most of the at&t towers in Northeast Wisconsin have been upgraded to HSPA+ 42.2 Mbsp "4G".
I am using an unlocked rooted Samsung Rugby Pro (at&t branded). I set my Rugby Pro to search only WCDMA (with *#2263#) and the phone connected to at&t's HSPA+ 42.2 Mbsp "4G" network (confirmed with Network Signal Info Pro app).
Of course when I was with at&t I was getting megabits per second speed down and up in NE WI.
Performed a speed test and discovered the data speed is SERIOUSLY throttled. I was getting only "GPRS" speeds (about 50k down and up), latency was not bad though (175 ms).
Two Thumbs Up T-Mobile!!!!
Unlimited Data Now Most Expensive In Industry
Sprint is only $20 for unlimited data on its Framily plans. Both carriers offer no contract, both offer device financing, and while Sprint's $20 for unlimited data includes only one annual upgrade for a device, it beats T-Mobile, which would be $30 for the same unlimited data plus $10 for JUMP for a total of $40. Even if you included $11 device insurance on the $20 Sprint plan, you're saving $9 per month. Almost $110 per year.
Not saying Sprint is faster or better, but their pricing scheme is by far better than T-Mobile right now.
This coming from a hardcore T-Mobile advocate who moved lines from Sprint to T-Mobile, now rethinking my decision and likely h...
At Sprint, you'd be paying an extra $20-80 to tether your phone on top of the pho...
The power user...
1. It's high speed, I don't hear very good things from Sprint's customers when it comes to speed.
2. Mobile hotspot is included at no extra cost.