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ajanis

join:2004-10-19
Oswego, IL

Pricing Increased

Looks like the Unlimited and BYOD Plans (both on the Sprint Network) increased to $79.99 from $69.99.

»millenicom.com/plans/

Wonder if this increase will impact existing subscribers, or if it is just for new signups going forward.



Big Smarty

@comcastbusiness.net

Price increase is for new subscribers or returning BYOD accounts.

Unlimited Plan users are grandfathered in, even if they close and come back (as long as it is with the device they paid for back when the price was $69.99).


bcltoys

join:2008-07-21
Lost today
reply to ajanis

I wonder if they are matching wierless n wifi deal. 100gig's



Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
kudos:1

»millenicom.com/plans/


bcltoys

join:2008-07-21
Lost today
reply to ajanis

Got it read the small print 50 gig.


Wartrace

join:2009-03-07
Wartrace, TN
reply to ajanis

Why choose Millenicom? Wireless n wifi offers 100gb for the same price.


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom

My feelings exactly. I also continue to be puzzled that this web site has a Millenicom discussion forum but no Wireless 'n' WiFi discussion forum. I put up a thread in the feedback section proposing such a forum, but no moderator or owner has posted any reactions to that proposal.

By the way, with the increase in price, it is odd that Millenicom has not increased their data cap beyond their current 50 gigs. It makes them less competitive with Wireless 'n' WiFi then they might otherwise be, though of course their startup fees continue to be lower than WnW and, of course, WnW has no BYOD plan.


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom
reply to bcltoys

I've read one or two postings that WnW has a 100 gig cap but, as a WnW customer myself, I've never been told that that is the cap. Did you just get that figure from reading messages here or did someone at WnW actually give you that figure? Keep in mind that WnW's official position is that their service is unlimited.



Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Millenicom

4 edits

I've read one or two postings that WnW has a 100 gig cap but, as a WnW customer myself, I've never been told that that is the cap. Did you just get that figure from reading messages here or did someone at WnW actually give you that figure? Keep in mind that WnW's official position is that their service is unlimited.

Criggs in all due respect this is a Millenicom Forum and we should respect that. Additionally you apparently are not even a Millenicom customer so I'm curious as to how anything Millenicom does effects you.

mad monk

join:2007-11-02
usa east coa
reply to ajanis

as a customer since 2007, i've found that any price increases sooner or later gets applied to existing accounts. for $80 per month, better see some dependable LTE signal, too much for 3g if you ask me.



Jack_in_VA
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North, VA
kudos:1
Reviews:
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said by mad monk:

as a customer since 2007, i've found that any price increases sooner or later gets applied to existing accounts. for $80 per month, better see some dependable LTE signal, too much for 3g if you ask me.

There has been no indication of the increase filtering down to existing accounts from Millenicom. Just speculation and conjecture on the part of some.

If there's no other option available then $80 would not be the determining factor. It's how important having internet access is to someone.


Jack_in_VA
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Reviews:
·Millenicom

4 edits
reply to criggs

said by criggs:

By the way, with the increase in price, it is odd that Millenicom has not increased their data cap beyond their current 50 gigs. It makes them less competitive with Wireless 'n' WiFi then they might otherwise be, though of course their startup fees continue to be lower than WnW and, of course, WnW has no BYOD plan.

One possible reason for the price increase is an increase by their upstream carriers on a new contract between Millenicom, Sprint and Verizon. We see that all the time between broadcasters and the re-broadcasters such as cable and satellite. Of course this is just conjecture on my part as I don't know the real reasons. It could be that Millenicom needs to improve it's financial bottom line.

There would be no need for Millenicom to change the plans as it will not make them more or less competitive. Somebody looking for internet access and has no other choices will subscribe to their service even at $80/mo.


Big Smarty

@comcastbusiness.net
reply to mad monk

Regarding "price increases sooner or later gets applied to existing accounts" ... it is a fact that all Advanced Plan customers (even those who cancel and later re-activate their Advanced Plan accounts) are still grandfathered into the $59.99 monthly service fee even after all these years and even after no other service plan offered by Millenicom is $59.99.

It is in this spirit that I wrote "Unlimited Plans are grandfathered in, even if they close and come back". No need to worry everyone that Millenicom is going to raise their prices on existing customers.


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom
reply to Jack_in_VA

said by Jack_in_VA:

There would be no need for Millenicom to change the plans as it will not make them more or less competitive. Somebody looking for internet access and has no other choices will subscribe to their service even at $80/mo.

Except folks don't have "no other choices." They have WnW, which offers a higher cap for the same monthly amount (though with significantly stiffer startup fees). So Millenicom DOES have a means to "make them more...competitive" (by increasing their cap) which, for whatever reason, they have chosen not to do.

Let me make it clear that I'm not necessarily saying that WnW is a better deal for everyone than Millenicom. Millenicom offers both the BYOD and much lower startup fees. As long as one's usage does not regularly flirt with, or go over, the 50 gig level, Millenicom is obviously the better deal. However, for those don't belong in that category, it's tough to argue that a plan offering a 50 gig cap at $80 a month is competitive with a plan offering a 100 gig cap at precisely the same monthly amount.


Diugo

@blackberry.net

Am I looking at the same WnW? I see WnW $59/mo compared to Mcom now $80/mo---HUGE difference. And startup fees are WnW $137 vs Mcom $165.

As a current customer of neither, I certainly would like to see a separate forum for WnW.


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom

said by Diugo :

Am I looking at the same WnW? I see WnW $59/mo compared to Mcom now $80/mo---HUGE difference.

You're looking at their 3G/WiMax plan. Their web site is a little confusing. Look at the Important Links column on the left. You will see, further down, something called Unlimted [misspelling theirs] 4G LTE at www.wirelessnwifi.com/Unlimted-4G-LTE?zenid=qrq7mtf1d01son5n6gg40in4b5 . That's the three-way 3G/WiMax/LTE plan, and that runs the same as Millenicom, $79.99.

said by Diugo :

As a current customer of neither, I certainly would like to see a separate forum for WnW.

Thank you!!!


Jack_in_VA
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North, VA
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NM



Jack_in_VA
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Duplicate NM



Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
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reply to Diugo

There is not enough volume for WnW to have a separate forum. At best it could be added to the Ad-Hoc forum, but even that is doubtful
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jimbotron1

@verizon.net
reply to criggs

For WnW, 3G usage on the 4G unlimited plan is limited to 5G/mo (unlimited 3G plan is no longer available); Millenicom Unlimited plan mentions 50G limit with no such distinction, which I take to mean either 3G or 4G -- is that correct? That makes up a lot of the price difference for me since the tower by my house is not yet 4G.

What network do these plans use? We do have Verizon 4G LTE nearby....


bcltoys

join:2008-07-21
Lost today

Sprint


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom

2 edits
reply to jimbotron1

said by Anon80:

For WnW, 3G usage on the 4G unlimited plan is limited to 5G/mo

WnW told me that the 3G limit is 35 gigs, not 5 gigs. That's confirmed at »www.wirelessnwifi.com/Unlimted-4···eh4u2lp0 where it specifically states "3G usage limited to 35 GB per month."

Martho

join:2011-12-03
reply to ajanis

criggs, what do you mean Wireless 'n' WiFi has significantly higher start up fees? Assuming you buy the modem from them, WNW is $246.93 and Millenicom is $244.97.


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY

I'll confess I haven't done one-to-one comparisons for every one of Millenicom's and WnW's plans. However I had to pay $315 for the LTE Tri-Fi plan, obviously a lot stiffer than Millenicom's startup fees.


Martho

join:2011-12-03
reply to ajanis

It is $315.93 if you buy the tri-band hot spot instead of the Franklin U770, however Millenicom doesn't even offer the hotspot. Comparing the same plans, Millenicom and WNW are only a couple dollars apart.


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom

I stand corrected.

Which is another reason why Millenicom really needs to start thinking about coming out with more price-competitive plans. With a 50-gig cap they really have no choice. They were a nice company to deal with when I was their customer, but, with the WnW competition, it's time for them to get a bit more aggressive, I think.

Either that or drop their 50-gig cap.

Or raise it to 100 gigs.



Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
kudos:1

I think Millenicom is doing just fine I think. If you are happy with whatever you have that's not Millenicom that's good. Everyone is not a bandwidth hog and the plans Millenicom has reflects that.


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom

The point is that WnW is offering a data bucket roughly twice the size as Millenicom for the same price, if one doesn't go for the hotspot. One would think Millenicom would see an opportunity/need to be more competitive than that. They just lost me as a customer to WnW because of that in spite of the fact that I liked Millenicom, and, presumably they could be losing others as well. There are really only two logical responses to that, assuming they see WnW as a competitor: increase the data cap or decrease the price.

Or both.



Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Millenicom

I'm sure that Millenicom will contact you for advice on competitiveness, data caps and pricing.

Does it ever occur to you that Millenicom is doing just fine as a company? Their subscriber base is stable, their data caps reasonable and their pricing competitive for the value received?

You are a disgruntled former Millenicom customer and disgruntled customers are well represented in any company or service. Google any and just read.


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY

Boy, you're really touchy about Millenicom, aren't you?