Re: Not Impressed
said by rradina:no caveat at all...
$30/month: 100 minutes talk | Unlimited text | First 5 GB at up to 4G speeds
It comes with the caveat that it's only available for devices purchased at Wal-Mart or activated on T-Mobile.com.
I've bought a Tmobile S4 from CL and bought a micro sim from tmobile's website.
Activated it online and voila....$30 / month plan....
As long as it is Tmobile branded or unlocked GSM device that has the right frequencies to access their 4G and 4G LTE networks, then you're good to go.
Re: As Always Pageplus Cellular, been around since 1993 and it is a Verizon MVNO. Getting snapped up my Carlos Slim, but I figured that somehow I could answer your question.
And an MVNO doesn't need to be around for years since it is PREPAID. If they go out of business, you pop in a SIM (or IMEI) and you go to the next guy.
I got sick of Verizon iron grip on no LTE on MVNO, so I moved the family from PPC to Tmobile $30 plans. They are all very happy, and mom tethers her Nexus 7 at school because they allow 5GB of HSPA+ which in her area is over 10 Mbps. Fast enough...
Unless you are on unlimited Verizon, you can do better cost-wise on MVNO unless you have like 3-4 smartphones and then the value is dubious if you can keep usage under control w/ the family plan. Tmobile's family plan is smokin tho, IF you have coverage....
I know in Springfield coverage can be spotty for the other carriers. Verizon does have the best coverage, but I have to admit that AT&T has really come a long way. Sprint sucks, and Tmobile is getting better also.
Re: T-Mobile means useless
said by TBBroadband:if I have to roam on at&t why not just get service from at&t? The 4G or even 3G certainly isn't going to roam.
TGT likes big cities, TMO USA likes big cities. TMO will also roam onto AT&T and they have Wifi calling.
Re: T-Mobile means useless
said by michieru:When you ignore 1/3 of the US you're useless. Yeah their based has increase at the expense of Sprint and at&t not Verizon. Verizon continues to gain more than anyone. Amazing since supposedly they have such high prices and crappy service. Maybe if T-Mobile didn't ignore 1/3 of the county some of those 100 million people would become T-Mobile customers. Even if they only got 25% that's 25 million more customers. Those would be mostly Verizon and at&t customers T-Mobile would be poaching and T-Mobile would probably be larger than at&t and rival Verizon. Too bad T-Mobile hates money.
If T-mobile was useless then it should of been dead like any other company by now. The point here is that it's not and the customer base has actually increased. Plus anyone who is seriously concerned about broad cell coverage and special plans for business will not be shopping at Target for cell service.
tmetro - No thanks! This is a fail.
COVERAGE... or the lack thereof...
The ST even though limited to VZW on 3G speeds, solves the the biggest problem..
COVERAGE - except for a certain portion of KY... weird...
They are trying to lure you with:
5% with your Red card... Ok $45 and the $25/6 months in GC with the idea you will SPEND MUCH more than the $25....
So lets see if you stack this
5% Red Card
I didn't look, but I'd take it that it is a given the $25 GC are not good for refill cards, and none of the Targets in my area had anything with phones or refill cards any where in the store. But if you stack all that:
$50-$4.16 ($25/6 months) - 5% RC - 5% RxR = $41
BUT with crappy tmetro coverage, it is about as useful as VM etc.. Doesn't matter the cost if you can't use it!
Now if you want to offer:
VZW AND 4G AND BYOD, then convince me..... you will need to do better than 5GB of 4G LTE/month - 20-30GB 4GB LTE, then 20-30GB @ 3G, then limited to 2G , unlimited talk, unlimited SMS means UNLIMITED ie: with out limits.. SLURP IT UP! Port of number for free on first device... and offer the at home devices and give me a discount if I have both, say 5%... Red Card 5%.. beat $45 INCLUDING ALL FEES, TAXES,... $45 or less then lets talk...
With 40-60GB between 4G and 3G I could possibly consider it... but anything else... and especially on TMetro... fail.
1311393600 - Back to Black.....Black....Black....