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Re: finally! My point when comparing plans, you have to compare equal plans. I' ll agree that Monthly 4G plans have less choices, but when doing an apple to apple comparison of the plans available on monthly 4G to equivalent plans on value they are mostly the same. They aren't charging more for monthly 4G, they just have less options, which may be more expensive for some users.
Post-paid customers are still highly valued because they are on contract, that's probably why T-mobile gives post-paid users more choices and the fact that they are cheaper than every other national carrier is worth note and can't be tossed aside lightly. Try to get the deals on T-mobile on any other carriers, you can't. And the difference becomes even more stark when you limit your search to providers who can provide 4G data that in my area averages 6 - 16 mbps.
The fact that they opened up unlimited to monthly4G is a good step and it's something for t-mobile customers to be happy about. I honestly expected them to keep it limited to the more valuable post-paid customers.
If you really think T-mobile's prices for monthly4G are too high, go through a mvno. I use Solavei and get unlimited talk/text and 4GB of data at 4G for $49 a month and you even get roaming. Terrific value.
My final point, cellular in the US is moving away from separate pricing for minutes or texts, everything is moving to unlimited talk + text plus different data allotments. I'm usually not defending carriers, but of all of them t-mobile is the most reasonably priced across the board.
Their is always room for improvement, but it just seems that some people take really good news, like unlimited data on prepaid 4G and just complain no matter what moves a carrier makes.
This move by T-mobile was pro-consumer and helps those of us like me who want to leave contracts behind us.
The comparison goes on what would I recommend if someone asks.
It would be very likely for me to recommend the 500 daytime minutes post-paid T-Mobile with 2GB@4G unlimited data add-on, and especially getting a discounted phone on Classic, or the 30$/mo online-exclusive 5GB@4G plan, or, if you really don't need any new phones, the Value plans. But 50$ 100MB@4G or 70$ for unlimited Monthly4G (with no roaming) is not something I see much value in compared to other offerings. Sure, still much more competitive than AT&T, but then who isn't? :-)