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  • Arvin

    thats bs!!! how can u call it unlimited when u limit us to 10gb????
    I’ve been with tmobile since 2002 but i might have to switch to sprint since i can only use up to 10 gigs with that so called unlimited plans

    • Jthree

      because normal users dont usually go beyond 2-5G. Power users who tether and/or use the netbooks are more likely to use up the bandwidth, thus the cap.

      • Not Available

        I keep reading about normal users don’t go ever this, or normal users don’t go over that, but if normal users don’t go over a given amount and some (few) people that are not normal users do, where is the F****n problem then? Obviously there is plenty of bandwidth to go around. This is the same tactic all corporations/nations use divide and conquer. Not a problem now for you the normal user but will be in the future when every video on Youtube is HD and at least 50 to 60 megabytes. Also Arvin asked a simple question why is it called unlimited? Call it 2GB or 10GB but not unlimited. Regardless of what you normal users use it is still not UNLIMITED! 

      • Not Available

        I keep reading about normal users don’t go ever this, or normal users don’t go over that, but if normal users don’t go over a given amount and some (few) people that are not normal users do, where is the F****n problem then? Obviously there is plenty of bandwidth to go around. This is the same tactic all corporations/nations use divide and conquer. Not a problem now for you the normal user but will be in the future when every video on Youtube is HD and at least 50 to 60 megabytes. Also Arvin asked a simple question why is it called unlimited? Call it 2GB or 10GB but not unlimited. Regardless of what you normal users use it is still not UNLIMITED! 

        • Anonymous

          If it’s any solace Not Available, I have seen around the Net that no one is calling T-Mobile’s plans “unlimited.”  Everyone (magazines, online reviewers, tech sites) refers to T-Mobile’s plans as “tiered data” or “limited.”

          Seems the only one calling T-Mobile plans “unlimited” is… T-Mobile.  Yes, that means no one is fooled by T-Mobile’s ruse, unlimited plans with 10 lines of fine print, in light gray ink, explaining why it’s not really unlimited.

          I don’t now why T-Mobile continues to call its plans unlimited.

          I have Comcast broadband at home.  Comcast does NOT call it an “unlimited” 24mbps connection.  There’s a disclosure on my account page, bill and separate page saying my limit is 60 GB monthly.

        • cstoldme

          It’s tiered 4G, and once you reach your 4G limit, then it is unlimited 2G. You will never have overage fees with any unlimited data plan.

        • Lelik

          You can say it’s not unlimited data all you want but the fact of the matter is, if you use 10000 million gigs of data on t-mobile do you get charged the difference or does your data magically shut off? No. You can use as much data as you want. It’s unlimited data. Period. There is absolutely no issue with calling it unlimited. The issue is that maybe T-Mobile isn’t being completely honest about the speed. This makes it possible for some shady wireless sales. However, the last time I checked T-Mobile doesn’t train it’s reps to lie to you. End of the day if you want the best VALUE for your dollar, you get T-mobile. If you need coverage everywhere get on Verizon. And if Apple makes your decisions for you, none of this matters. Is anybody really giving you exactly what you’re asking for?

      • Not Available

        I keep reading about normal users don’t go ever this, or normal users don’t go over that, but if normal users don’t go over a given amount and some (few) people that are not normal users do, where is the F****n problem then? Obviously there is plenty of bandwidth to go around. This is the same tactic all corporations/nations use divide and conquer. Not a problem now for you the normal user but will be in the future when every video on Youtube is HD and at least 50 to 60 megabytes. Also Arvin asked a simple question why is it called unlimited? Call it 2GB or 10GB but not unlimited. Regardless of what you normal users use it is still not UNLIMITED! 

      • Anonymous

        That’s not accurate Jthree.

        Firstly, note that the carriers all advertise on TV the wonderful (data sucking) things that the phones can do.  Now the carriers are like fast food (aka junk food) joints of old.  They used to not tell you the fat and calories of all the crap they sell. (Now the law requires them to disclose these facts.)

        Carriers advertise “watch movies, upload HD videos, listen to Pandora, download any of thousands of apps in our market, watch TV, surf the net, watch streamed news, hang on Facebook, upload videos or HD pics to your friends.”

        They don’t disclose just how much data any ONE of those activities use.

        In other words, would YOU consider a “normal user” someone who watches one streamed movie a month?  Or about one hour of T-Mobile TV three times a week, or even once a week?

        A two hour movie will use 200 MB.  One hour of TV watching will suck up 100 MB.

        Too bad for the normal user who also wants to check emails and download pics that some attached.

        And this normal user better not download too many apps, lest he or she suffer overage charges.

        The carriers are NOT setting data limits based on what’s “normal” and what’s data hogging.  Carriers are setting limits artificially low so people incur overage charges or have to pay for the next level up on a data plan.

        And the best part is if a customer only uses 10MB of the next tier, he gets charged for the full 1GB or 2GB of the next tier.

        It’s a money grab by the carriers, nothing more.

        And I continue to say, it’s disingenuous for carriers to advertise all the great things phones can now do with a data plan, then people like you (and even the carriers) sanctioning and finger wagging these people as “data hogs” when they even slightly exceed their data allotment.

        And what’s really pathetic is that some people don’t use data much and they base “normal” or reasonable usage on how they use the phone.  This begs the question, who declared these people as the users against whom all of us should be measured.

        • http://thedavechronicles.blogspot.com David W

          Please note that the TMobile response in these plans is NOT to charge overages, but merely to drop you to a lower download speed when/if you exceed the cap.

          Sad reality is that unlimited data is going away across the board, particularly as we have fewer carriers – which is another reason the ATT merger should be voided – less choice for consumers, less compeititon, higher prices, less innovation, more profit extraction for less service…geez, why don’t the powers-that-be remember the basic economic lessons most of us learned in HS a generation ago….

  • Arvin

    thats bs!!! how can u call it unlimited when u limit us to 10gb????
    I’ve been with tmobile since 2002 but i might have to switch to sprint since i can only use up to 10 gigs with that so called unlimited plans

  • Anonymous

    If I’m reading this right these are some great prices for post-paid.  I could pay $116 total for two lines, 2GB of data.

    But my prepaid 2-line plan will cost me $80 total for the same services.  So have to say these are tempting plans for two lines, but I have the added advantage of NO CONTRACT!

  • Anonymous

    If I’m reading this right these are some great prices for post-paid.  I could pay $116 total for two lines, 2GB of data.

    But my prepaid 2-line plan will cost me $80 total for the same services.  So have to say these are tempting plans for two lines, but I have the added advantage of NO CONTRACT!

  • Anonymous

    If I’m reading this right these are some great prices for post-paid.  I could pay $116 total for two lines, 2GB of data.

    But my prepaid 2-line plan will cost me $80 total for the same services.  So have to say these are tempting plans for two lines, but I have the added advantage of NO CONTRACT!

  • http://thedavechronicles.blogspot.com David W

    Is the data shared among all devices, eg the 2GB plan means 2GB of data for all data-enabled devices, or per device? If each device can have its own data plan, how is that priced?

    I’ve got five lines, two smartphones, three “regular” phones….assuming we’d get the 2GB plan, and getting 1K minutes talk (more than we’d ever need) + text, it looks to me like it would be the base of $79.98 + 3 x $5 add-a-lines for a base total of $94.98/month. That would be a tremendous cost reduction for us, if I’m reading it right.

    Can someone verify?

    • Lopez5carlos

      Exactly what I’m wondering. I have 4 lines, 2 smartphones. Also interested in the 2GB and 1000 minutes plan. Its too good to be true.

  • Guest

    what do they mean by the foot note regarding the no phone discounts on the value plans? the way they say it makes it seem like their will be some kind of incentive for a new phone in that plan. otherwise i don’t think you would save money on the value plan if you were interested in getting new phones.