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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: [\o/] Rumor: T-Mobile to move to no-contract model soon Reply with quote

Hopefully they don't think the price needs to remain at >=50.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These contract free plans always suck though. I'd love to be able to pay only for what I use but they always have fine print that kills a ton of your credits. The contract free version becomes so much more expensive.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to look at the contract which comes with the no-contract model.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildhorse wrote:
Time to look at the contract which comes with the no-contract model.

Is that not the truth! :evil:
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

big dave wrote:
These contract free plans always suck though. I'd love to be able to pay only for what I use but they always have fine print that kills a ton of your credits. The contract free version becomes so much more expensive.
To which "credits" are you referring? If indeed they go that route for all plans, then I doubt it will have the negatives you anticipate.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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big dave wrote:
These contract free plans always suck though. I'd love to be able to pay only for what I use but they always have fine print that kills a ton of your credits. The contract free version becomes so much more expensive.
To which "credits" are you referring? If indeed they go that route for all plans, then I doubt it will have the negatives you anticipate.

you have to look at the contract. "no contract" is advertised when they really mean "no long term contract." there's still a contract. i think it was metroPCS that got sued for this a few years ago.

verizon uses a month-to-month system for smartphones. you pay a month fee for unlimited text and talk, and then they charge you extra for going over your bandwidth. with most of the others, they use a credit system, where you prepay for credits. then they charge you a dollar or more for each day that your phone makes or receives a call or text, and same with data transmission. then they charge you on top of that for the actual volume used. it gets really expensive really quickly.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking for no early termination fees, no subsidies, no subsidy increased permanent monthly fee. Which sounds like what this article is describing. ~$25/mo to pay for your phone if you choose, but only on top of the standard monthly rates (not mentioned). TMo has previously offered reduced monthly fee plans for non-subsidized phones, so it seems plausible. As for bandwidth, I think Sprint is the only one with unlimited usage (on their network).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see the improvement.

T-Mobile 'UnCarrier' plans possibly leaked, make unlimited talk and text a given (updated)

Individual with data @ 2GB = $60, 4GB = $90.

That doesn't seem noteworthy, never mind worthy of a media event.
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