Review by cmarslett
Good "Good coverage except near the Texas campus."
- Location: Pflugerville,Travis,TX
- Cost: $70 per month (month by month)
- Install: about 3 days
Bad "wish data was as cheap as DSL or Clear, but I am happy with TXT and voice."
Overall "Excellent on the road, at the airport, and tethering works great!"
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My Google Nexus GSM (bought direct from Google) and T-Mobile service are working out better than I expected (especially since T-Mobile doesn't provide a lot of info before you sign up). Unlimited voice/text is $60+, adding unlimited Android Web bumps it to $130. And I have been capped one month with my 3G service last year, and one of the last two months with 4G on the GNEX (I re-downloaded all the US and EU maps for my ALK CoPilot when I got the phone - about 2.5 GB over a day or two).
I settled with 700 minutes voice/unlimited TXT/unlimited Android data (2 phone family plan). That costs me half of the unlimited across the board deal and I was quite happy with it. Switched to their new u/u/u plan and have 3 phones for what we paid for two, all with unlimited data. I don't recall running over 700 minutes in the more than 2 years we have been with T-mobile but two months I've run over the soft cap of 2.5 GB. That results in throttling and I get only about another 1.5 GB by the end of the month.
SpeedTest.net tells me I get 70 ms pings and 3-9 Mbit down with 1-2 Mbit up these days. That's plenty fast though I think the spec for HSPA+ is 21 Mbit....
I would like better coverage (central Austin seems to be a black hole!). Otherwise, service is as good as it started out being.
Netflix looks as good as it could on a 5" screen, but there are just a few things I still want on something bigger than a phone. And of course tethering to my laptop in airports is a really good deal, too. Thank you, T-Mobile.
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