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Comments on news posted 2014-08-26 12:30:25: T-Mobile continues to tinker with data allotments and pricing in the face of a freshly ambitious Sprint, quadrupling the data allotment on the company's "Simple Starter" plan. ..

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Flyonthewall

@206.248.154.x

5 dollars for 1.5 gigs?

Seems a lot steep to me, especially if you end up getting knocked off and have to buy those day passes, and they are only 500MB for that $5, not 1.5GB.

I think it's the old frog in slowly boiling water going on here. They are trying to program the creeping increase of data prices just like gas companies are trying to train people to pay more for that commodity.



IPPlanMan
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Keep turning those screws T-Mobile...

Good stuff.


SunnyD

join:2009-03-20
Madison, AL

So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

Wasn't T-Mo just a little while ago touting simplicity in its plan selections? I guess that's out the window now.



Packeteers
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reply to IPPlanMan

Re: Keep turning those screws T-Mobile...

yup, this is what true competition makes possible - innovation and
increased value to consumers. too bad our FCC does not get that.



IPPlanMan
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reply to SunnyD

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

What's complicated about this?
There are two tiers. Neither of which has overages.
One shuts you off at a limit. No overages.
The other reduces your data speed at a certain usage threshold. No overages.
The cost of the phone is decoupled from the cost of the service plan. You pay installments on your phone. No contracts. One price.

You want to see complicated?

»newsroom.sprint.com/news-release···mers.htm

Look at the chart and get back to me...
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ctaranto

join:2011-12-14
MA
reply to SunnyD

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

This is still very simple.

I love the fact that each line (on multi-line accounts) gets their own data allotment. Sharing a pool of data among family members, especially teens, just doesn't work well.


Mr Guy

join:2014-05-06
USA
reply to Packeteers

Re: Keep turning those screws T-Mobile...

said by Packeteers:

yup, this is what true competition makes possible - innovation and
increased value to consumers. too bad our FCC does not get that.

let me know when T-Mobile 97% of the US not less than 70% THEN it's compeition

Mr Guy

join:2014-05-06
USA

CS reps must love

The change plans every week thing T-Mobile has going on. they must have to spend on ton of money on CS and billing since they have 500 different plans. Sure people like choice and while 31 flavors sounds nice a ice cream store called 310 flavors does not.


Mr Guy

join:2014-05-06
USA
reply to SunnyD

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

What 500 different plans isn't simple?



The Beer
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T-Moble pricing makes no difference without coverage

They can keep up the price pressure however it only helps me when it drives down everyone else since we have no coverage... like "NO SERVICE" coverage here.



IPPlanMan
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reply to Mr Guy

Re: CS reps must love

There you go again...



IPPlanMan
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reply to Mr Guy

Re: Keep turning those screws T-Mobile...

Will 96% suffice?

From: »www.t-mobile.com/coverage.html

T-Mobile covers 96% of Americans.

That's right, at T-Mobile we cover 96% of Americans coast to coast. Whether you're making calls, texting, or mapping directions, we've got you covered where you live, work, and play.

We're the fastest growing nationwide LTE network and we're not stopping there.

At T-Mobile, we're committed to making our network the best it can be for our customers. That's why we're upgrading our 2G/EDGE network to the latest-generation 4G LTE.

It's worth repeating: we're upgrading half of all our 2G/EDGE network to LTE by the end of this year and will be substantially complete in 2015. And we're just getting started.
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"We're going to start at one end of (Fallujah), and we're not going to stop until we get to the other. If there's anybody left when that happens, we're going to turn around and we're going to go back and finish it."
Lt. Col. Pete Newell: 1st Inf. US Army



IPPlanMan
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reply to Mr Guy

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

Oh you...



SteelerRaw

@199.168.151.x
reply to IPPlanMan

said by IPPlanMan See Profile
You want to see complicated?

»newsroom.sprint.com/news-release···mers.htm

Look at the chart and get back to me...
[/bquote :

Seems pretty straightforward to me... /shrug



JimThePCGuy
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reply to IPPlanMan

Re: Keep turning those screws T-Mobile...

What percentage of Americans live in metropolitan areas? 96% ?
If you travel outside of metropolitan areas T-Mobile coverage is zilch. I'd LOVE to switch but can't because of their poor footprint.
And it's not that you roam outside of cities it's that you get "no coverage" where you can't even make a lifeline call.



IPPlanMan
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reply to SteelerRaw

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

Oh ok... What's the better deal? Two year contract or payment plan?

What's the best value data package to go with it?

Lots of calculating to do between tiers and subsidies, but kudos to you if you can run the numbers.

Again, for a brand new CEO, I would have expected better... Not to mention that they killed unlimited data for this. Real winner there.

I know plenty of people who this would be confusing for.
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"We're going to start at one end of (Fallujah), and we're not going to stop until we get to the other. If there's anybody left when that happens, we're going to turn around and we're going to go back and finish it."
Lt. Col. Pete Newell: 1st Inf. US Army



tito79

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reply to The Beer

Re: T-Moble pricing makes no difference without coverage

You get what you pay for simple as that.



IPPlanMan
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Not always...



NYC33

@158.222.137.x
reply to IPPlanMan

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

You should switch to tmobile and stop with you sprint whining . I used to have sprint in nyc back in 2912,the service sucked then I switched to Verizon.



delusion ftl

@204.124.13.x
reply to JimThePCGuy

Re: Keep turning those screws T-Mobile...

This is false. All phones will dial out 911 on any carriers signal regardless of roaming agreements, or even an active line of service.



dvd536
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reply to ctaranto

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

if you look at the fine print on the t-mo 4 lines share 10gb/mo. after 2015 that drops to 1gb/mo line. T's $160 plan doesn't.
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ctaranto

join:2011-12-14
MA
reply to Mr Guy

Re: CS reps must love

I think I agree with Mr Guy. The CS reps must at least like working at T-Mo, as they are the best in the industry. Every one I have experienced is competent and polite. Unlike any CS rep I've talked to at VZ.



IPPlanMan
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reply to NYC33

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

Don't blame me. I didn't come up with this crappy chart.



SteelerRaw

@199.168.151.x
reply to IPPlanMan

said by IPPlanMan:

Oh ok... What's the better deal? Two year contract or payment plan?

Best can be a subjective term. What's best for me may not be best for you. At least they do give the choice of whether you wish to have a subsidy or not. Aren't choices a good thing?

What's the best value data package to go with it?

Again, what's best for one person may not be best for someone else. How many lines are you going to have on the account (you can get up to 10). Personally, I'd probably go with the 20GB data package since they're waiving the access fees at that tier through 2015 and giving an extra 2GB of data per line.

Lots of calculating to do between tiers and subsidies, but kudos to you if you can run the numbers.

Anyone who has mastered basic arithmetic should be able to do the same.

Not to mention that they killed unlimited data for this. Real winner there.

Except for the fact that you can still get unlimited data: »www.sprint.com/landings/datashar···itedtalk

I know plenty of people who this would be confusing for.

/shrug


winsyrstrife
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Brooklyn, NY

Love T-Mobile or Hate T-Mobile

Things have changed, for the better, because of T-Mobile.

I'll be signing up once this new plan is available. The $30 100 minute/month plan had been working out for the past year, but friends can't stop chatting, so...



novaflare
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reply to NYC33

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

Hey your from the future did not know that .......



IPPlanMan
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Hah! Good spot!



dnoyeB
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reply to Flyonthewall

Re: 5 dollars for 1.5 gigs?

Agree sortof

For a previous tmobile change I had 2 phones, one with data (500MB) and one without. The data was extra ~$10. They dumped that plan.

The new plan included 1GB data for every phone but cost ~$15 more. Cheaper if you had two phones previously with data. +$5 if one of your phones was without data.

I think it was even better savings if you had more phones with data. For the data hungry the plans got better. For the data timid you get forced into data with I guess the hope you get addicted (like me). But not on my 2nd phone...
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IPPlanMan
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reply to NYC33

Re: So much for "Simple Choice" plans eh?

So did Sprint finally finish Network Vision by then?



robbyglack

@50.243.146.x

10 lines on family now

t-mobile also announce simple choice customers can have up to 10 lines on the family plan for $10/each after 2 lines. they are also matching phone data plans on tablets for $10/month. so if you get 5GB data on your phone you can add a tablet plan for $10 with it own 5GB data. if you have unlimited on the phone you get 10GB for the tablet.