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Just want to correct this because I cancelled my T-Mobile service early because of this. T-Mobile is lying when they say it's capped to "2G speeds". T-Mobile's 2G is officially EDGE which is capable up to 384kbps (still bad but at least somewhat workable). However in the reality of the situation the actual speed you will be capped to is up to 60kbps (one e-mail takes several minutes to come in). Yes, that's right, you heard correct (dial-up like speeds). I confirmed this with T-Mobile at my time of cancelling and the rep quoted me a line from their private documentation. Because it doesn't list the speeds in the Terms and Conditions.

Quote:
"Once the customer’s Web usage exceeds the Data Speed Reduction Threshold, the customer’s speed is reduced to, at most, 50 kbps (comparable to dial-up)."
And this is what the rep told me directly after I pointed out that T-Mobile's 2G is EDGE:

Quote:
Whomever told you the reduction drops you down to the 2G network was misinformed. I am sorry he passed that misinformation on to you.

Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 7/20/11 at 6:48pm
post #12 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Open1Your1Eyes0 View Post
Just want to correct this because I cancelled my T-Mobile service early because of this. T-Mobile is lying when they say it's capped to "2G speeds". T-Mobile's 2G is officially EDGE which is capable up to 384kbps (still bad but at least somewhat workable). However in the reality of the situation the actual speed you will be capped to is up to 60kbps. Yes, that's right, you heard correct (dial-up like speeds). I confirmed this with T-Mobile at my time of cancelling and the rep quoted me a line from their private documentation.



And this is what the rep told me directly after I pointed out that T-Mobile's 2G is EDGE:
Well that kind of sucks :/

Still though if I actually needed a data plan I'd rather get this sort of an option. AT&T and Verizon are screwing everyone over.
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post #13 of 26
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yeah, here in the UK T-mobile is by far the best, i mean we get two networks worth of coverage, as orange and t-mobile are together now, so if t-mobile can't reach me, oranges signal will. and it's cheap as chips £35 a month for unlimited everything and a 2GB data cap... or you can pay £1 for a whole day on the internet no caps... lol
(the £35 is like one of the most expensive ones.. so yeah..)
Yeah, I remember seeing Orange phone stores EVERYWHERE in Spain, so I could imagine the service. My friend had service EVERYWHERE with her T-Mobile (USA) phone.
 
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post #14 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by [\\/]Paris View Post
Well that kind of sucks :/

Still though if I actually needed a data plan I'd rather get this sort of an option. AT&T and Verizon are screwing everyone over.
True. This is why I made sure to leave T-Mobile early and invest into Verizon's unlimited data plan just a few days before they cancelled it. I couldn't be happier right now and LTE is just incredible with the kind of bandwidth speeds it offers.
Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 7/20/11 at 6:48pm
post #15 of 26
Kinda OT but is AT&T still going to buy T-Mo?
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post #16 of 26
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Because the unlimited talk and text+2GB of data is currently $80 per month. A $30 price reduction is definitely news.
ah sorry I didn't know the price dropped but I knew about the throttling.
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I have unlimited text and "unlimited" (says 5GB on my account though...)for 40 bucks,
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That's actually a good deal...
You must not be on Sprint.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Open1Your1Eyes0 View Post
Just want to correct this because I cancelled my T-Mobile service early because of this. T-Mobile is lying when they say it's capped to "2G speeds". T-Mobile's 2G is officially EDGE which is capable up to 384kbps (still bad but at least somewhat workable). However in the reality of the situation the actual speed you will be capped to is up to 60kbps (one e-mail takes several minutes to come in). Yes, that's right, you heard correct (dial-up like speeds). I confirmed this with T-Mobile at my time of cancelling and the rep quoted me a line from their private documentation. Because it doesn't list the speeds in the Terms and Conditions.



And this is what the rep told me directly after I pointed out that T-Mobile's 2G is EDGE:
That just greatly reduces the "value" in this deal. Sounds like you made the right choice jumping on the Verizon unlimited data deal.

Also, I can almost give a 100% guarantee that AT&T will kill this plan once they swallow up T-Mobile. After that I guess it's just Sprint in the value field.
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You must not be on Sprint.
US Cellular. Just as bad.
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