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I've had T-Mo for 2 years almost. My only complaint is that their bills are atrocious and mind deadening to read.
    
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Really??!!! I thought you paid for the phone PLUS the $70 and $20/mo. That's awesome then!

Well you can pay for the phone upfront. That will take out the $70 plus $20/mo. Or you can "subsidize" it, $70 plus $20/mo for 24 month.
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post #23 of 97
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Ha looking at their data prices, it looks like they just dropped phone subsidies and kept their monthly pricing the same. There is no "savings" here. So, lets look at this again, They still charge you $50-60 a month, but now you have to pay full price for the phone.

You have to pay the full price for a phone in a two year contract as well, what's your point?

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That's what I'm thinking, why would I want to pay so much for a phone upfront anyways? rolleyes.gif

Let's compare prices with AT&T.

Galaxy S3

T-Mobile:
- $70 up front + $20/mo for two years = $550
- $70/mo for two years (unlimited everything) = $1,680
$2,230

AT&T
- $200 up front
- $120/mo for two years (unlimited min/txt & 5GB/mo) = $2,880
$3,080

Not only is the up front price cheaper at T-Mobile, but you're almost saving a grand in a long run.

Cheaper great, but little to no coverage is what kills them. No matter how cheap it is if the service sucks the device is useless. 3G/HSPA+/LTE you need one of those with good coverage to be competitve in this environment. Having 2G as your main data connection for coverage is a non starter for almost everyone. I don't care if it is 800$ cheaper over two years.
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Pops has the t-mo and I have the att&t got really screwed with iphone first one and have just been a zombie ever since but seriously, t-mo will unlock any phone i ask if i say i am going abroad with it and 24 hrs i get unlock code
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post #25 of 97
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I think Tmobile has always had the best prices of the major cell carriers in the US, and for me I've run into no problems with their services so I'm contempt with them.

I like this because if 7 months into your contract you decide you want a new phone that just came out you can sell your old one, pay off the monthly charges, and get a new one for a monthly fee (at least thats how I hope it will work)

content you mean? wink.gif
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content you mean? wink.gif

That is what I meant biggrin.gif. I always make silly mistakes when I type because I'm not thinking about it half the time.
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post #27 of 97
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I got the GS3 for free from ATT so I can't complain. thumb.gif
post #28 of 97
So basically you can pay them $549.99 up front, or you can pay them $549.99 over 2 years ($69.99 plus $20 a month for 24 months).

Basically, T-Mobile is giving you a 2 year, zero interest loan.

Not bad.
post #29 of 97
Meh, they didnt drop the rates enough to make it worthwhile. No difference in cost between this and what Im already paying. Your phones will still be locked to tmobile until its paid off. Their data has went down in price, but thats no surprise because phone carriers have been overcharging for data since it became available. No different than internet plans back in the day.
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I got the GS3 for free from ATT so I can't complain. thumb.gif

Except, you're paying the real price of that GS3 over the life of your plan. Even once you have technically "paid off" the cost of your phone, you still keep paying the higher bill (your bill doesn't decrease in price once you've paid off the real cost of the phone), it's how the cell phone companies make their money.

My current family plan with T-mo is 1000 minutes, unlimited text, and 2 GB of high speed data for one line, for 4 phones for $115 before taxes/fees/surcharges.

The new plan offered is unlimited minutes, unlimited text, and 500 MB of high speed data for all 4 phones for $100. $15 of savings a month = $180 a year. Our family has been with T-mobile for more than a decade.. imagine how much money we would have saved if this was implemented earlier :0
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