So we currently have 3 lines (1 dumb, 1 unlimited, 1 4gb) and we we are all now out of contract. The dumb phone now wants to be a smart phone and now want to add another smartphone also, so 4 lines with 4 smartphones. Currently on Nationwide 700, unlimited family text, and the monthly bill is $155.89 with 22% discount. I don't mind loosing my unlimited as I hardly ever hit 3gb (have hit 4+ a few times though). Looking at the family share plans I just feel disgusted by the prices. I am thinking of going to Walmart and picking up the Windows phone or GS3 (plan on returning it after) and a $30 T-mobile prepaid card to test drive the network. If all is good I think we might make the switch. The one thing that gets me is the cost of the phones is much higher off contract then ATT and VZW. I was thinking of switching to ATT for a month (no activation/upgrade fees) and getting new G2's. Then pick up some old ATT phones, activate them and do the switch to T-mobile while trading in those old phones. Then I can sell the G2's for $400ish and it would make the G2's from T-mobile ~$200 plus tax. Does this seam doable, or will T-mobile not allow the old phones to be traded in? The way I read their ETF buyout was they would pay your ETF, up to $350 per line, as long as you trade in a phone. You may get up to $300 on your trade in also.
Does this sound right?