T-Mobile Confirms Their Unlimited Prepaid 4G Calling Plan Goes Live Today

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    This isn't VZW news, but we still thought it worth sharing to help you guys stay completely informed. We have been hearing intel for a while that T-Mobile would introduce an Unlimited Prepaid 4G Calling Plan, and today they made these rumors a reality. Not only did they officially announce it today at CES, they also launched the service option today as well. This new Unlimited Nationwide 4G plan is available now for about $70 dollars per month with no contract. The only sticker shock would be that you have to purchase your phone outright and it must be compatible with their network. Here's their official statement,

    This means that T-Mobile is the first US carrier to offer an unlimited off-contract 4G data plan.
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    Good news. How is T-Mobile coverage?

    I am thinking about jumping ship from Verizon, and this sounds pretty enticing as long as the coverage is good.

    I, personally, am fed up with Verizon continuing to take things away from the consumer while trying to squeeze every nickel and dime out of us. Seems that they keep moving backwards in my opinion.
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    This sounds pretty interesting, i might consider switching as well once my contract is up
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    To answer your question, they only just now started building their 4G network, so there really isn't much available yet.
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    MetroPCS has been offering unlimited 4G off contract for over a year now... Of course tmo's coverage is much better.. But I wouldn't say they are the first US carrier to offer unlimited
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    And arn't both companies 4g hspa+?

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    Ill rock HSPA+ for a minute on my Moto Nexus until we get it here in NC.DancingNexus
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    Hspa+ hahahaha t-mobile has bad coverage and for $70 not worth it. So in the end your spending $600 for the phone not worth the money. Even them buying metro pc wont help them become bigger.

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    How much is VZW paying you or are you getting a DNA on the house?




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    Well I read an article about this new plan this morning and starting researching T-Mobile. Here's what I found, although they do only have HSPA+ right now, by mid year, the will have true 4g lte rolled out to 100 million Americans by mid year and cover 220 million by the end of this year or next, I can't remember which but I think it is this year. The kicker is that their LTE will already be preloaded with the advanced LTE capability even though there will be no advanced LTE capable phones until late 2014. Guess what, their coverage map shows pretty good heads in TN where I live but unfortunately not so great where I'm going to be working across the border in no mans land called KY. But then again nothing works well in KY anyway. So our contract will be ending pretty soon and I may buy one of those Verizon 4g hotspot devices and have that as my only service with big red until T-Mobile service gets up to par in KY and use that to power my phone service while actually using T-Mobile.

    The unlimited data thing for that cheap would save us about $80 a month x a 2 year contract and subsidized phones and even if we bought the most expensive phones outright, we would still save money! Plus it seems T-Mobile has a buyback program on relatively new devices and we could still get brand new phones every 6 months if we wanted to and pay a cheaper price because of the buyback program after the initial $700 phones.

    Bottom line, we will seriously considering and weighing our options and T-Mobile is at the top of the list!
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    Post the link?
    Although tmo only has hspa+ is it hspa+42 and in some areas it is actually out running Verizons lte network. They have no data coverage where I live and very spotty coverage around the whole city.

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    I'm tempted to do this. I'd be saving around $800 a year as well. That's a good chunk of change.
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    Their coverage isn't that great. Maybe if you lived in a metro area and never leave that area would this be worth wild imo

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    To where it said they'd be rolling out lte.

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    I just updated my post what? Post with a link to their rollout.

    Essentially where I found my information was in Google news technology section and then I found more articles talking about T-Mobile's keynote speech. I have to get going on stuff today but I will try and help you out later if I get a chance and you haven't found what you're looking for.
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    Okay ill see what I can find

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    Nothing my bill for unlimited everything is $70 with my discount through work. Rather have coverage. Plus I'm not an HTC guy..but a DROID razr maxx hd would be nice =]. Come to NH the only thing you will get is G coverage for the most part

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    Still 30 less than VZW



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    Can anyone tell me why when I search for anything nexus in the Google play store, I get crap apps etc but no actual hardware. I'm on a Verizon nexus. Is Verizon keeping me from purchasing the unlocked nexus 4?
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