T-Mobile Press Event Blows Minds: Amazing Plans, New Phones, LTE & More Full Details

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  1. pc747

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    I recommend you guys get a cheap unlocked device (ie nexus 4) and go to t-mobile and pay 10 bucks for a sim to make sure you will have good coverage in the areas you will be. THe big issue for me about t-mobile is they just do not have enough coverage. If they had the coverage penetration as verizon or att then this would not be a discussion as there would be lines outside t-mobile right now.
     
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    Been there, done that...been battling with that since last May....long long long story lol.
     
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    Unless your getting the Nexus 4 and paying upfront, this is the same thing Sprint has and T-Mobile had before. If you upgrade and push off the costs, you'll have to pay your $200 and pay the rest of the phone off $20/month for 20 months. $70 + $20 = $90. Am I missing anything?
     
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    Your right npro1464!!!! This just seems like a bait a switch tactic to me! There is no contract but you pay full retail for the phone and I really dont see any mind blowing savings here. How is this different from there monthly 4g plan? It looks like all they really did is take away the option for a subsidized phone !!!!
     
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    The only real upside maybe? Tell me if I am reading it right, you get the subsidized price ($20x20months=$200) without a contract. Am I missing something? would this not mean you could get the subsidized price for one month and then move the phone to another WISP?
     
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    I'm guessing T-Mobile will force you to pay the remainder of the phone if you decide to leave... sort of like an ETF :icon_wink:.

    The best route to go is wait for the Nexus 5 (that has LTE), pay the $350 and go with the $70/month plan. I'll say one thing, for pre-paid plans, nothing beats that. Or buy a 3 month old used GSIII for $250.
     
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    There is no subsidized price. Example if you want a Nexus 4- Today online is $49.99 down payment and then $17 a month for 24 months. So you basically pay $458 for the phone ($350 from Google). If you leave Tmobile you still have to pay for phone. Most new premium handsets will be $99.99 down and $20 a month for 24 months which = $580.
     
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    Aren't they wrong for making you pay to tether? I thought Verizon got in a lot of legal trouble for making us pay to tether...

    This sounds very interesting, and I'm liking the way the CEO starts his press conferences!! Sounds like a down-to-earth kinda guy lol... Once they get LTE running solidly, I'd look at switching when my plan is up!
     
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    VZW got in trouble because they were violating the terms of the purchase of the 700MHz Block C. They got a small fine of a little over $1m that they recouped in a mater of minutes and changed their plans so tethering is included with tiered data. Unlimited data still can't tether per the ToS and requires an additional fee. No other carrier is bound by these rules.

    Edit: Missed the 't in can't.
     
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    Ah... Thanks for the explanation.

    Well, if we can root the phones on TMo, then those of us in the community will be able to get around this additional charge :)
     
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    Works pays for me phone. If (when) I ever have a job that does nto do that: T-Moby here I come.
     
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    going to be keeping tabs on T-mobile..very interesting.
     
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