(Updated With Pic) New Classic, Value Rate Plans Go Into Effect July 24th?

Update: Added picture confirming July 24th date.

We’re eagerly awaiting the launch of T-Mobile’s new rate plans to see if they can bring some stability to the T-Mobile customer base in the coming months. While early feedback based on our reports has been decidedly mixed we’re still waiting to get a look at the whole picture to see what’s really awaiting us come launch. So when are these new plans launching you ask? According to our current ninja intel we’ll see these plans launch on July 24th which lines up perfectly with our “late July” timeframe we’ve been saying since the very beginning.

We’ll continue to emphasize that this rate plan information is still subject to change along with the release date but we’re hearing more and more that these details are locked in and ready to go. The countdown till July 24th begins.

Want to know more about the upcoming plans? See this post!

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  • Guest

    That’s f’n BS!!! I’m not gonna sign a two year contract AND pay $500 for a phone. 

    • LC

      Then don’t?

    • LC

      Then don’t?

    • Anonymous

      That’s if you get the value plan instead of the classic.  You have to pay full price for the phone, but you also pay less per month.  You also don’t have to get additional things like a data plan with your phone to save even more money.

      I do hate the fact that a lot of companies are trying to snag you into a service contract.  Now, it seems like you can’t get Internet, cable, cell phone, etc without getting shackled into a 2 year contract.  They always snag you with that promo rate and then screw you after that promo period is done.

      • Anonymous

        You can do what I am, consider prepaid like Metro PCS (or other prepaid services).  Boost Mobile (owned by Sprint) has a feature called “shrinkage.”  For every six months you pay on time your monthly bill goes down $5, to where in 18 months your bill is $35, fees and taxes included. $35 for unlimited talk, data and text, and no contract, that’s a sweet deal for the value-conscious wireless customer.

        I am trying out a Samsung Galaxy Indulge and Metro’s premium 4G service ($60 monthly, taxes and fees included). 

        If I like the service after my one to two month test, I’ll be canceling my two T-Mobile lines, unless these new plans can compete.

        Metro has two 4G services, $50 or $60.  $50 does not allow playing website flash content.

        Also, if you get two lines, Metro takes $10 monthly off the bill.  I may not be using flash on my phone (not worth $120 annually for that feature), so $90 for two lines, taxes and fees included, is a way better deal than anything T-Mobile might offer.

        And with my using a tablet now (WiFi connection only), I no longer have a need for something like the Sensation (albeit the 8MP camera and 1080p HD camcorder included on the Sensation have to be included in a decision, I would think, because arguably that ends the need for a standalone digital camera/camcorder.  So paying $450 to $500 for a Sensation might be worth it if the camera and camcorder eliminate the additional expense of those standalone devices).

    • Anonymous

      C-R-A-I-G-S-L-I-S-T: Saving you from spending $500 for a phone since whenever it became popular. 

    • Anonymous

      C-R-A-I-G-S-L-I-S-T: Saving you from spending $500 for a phone since whenever it became popular. 

  • Guest

    That’s f’n BS!!! I’m not gonna sign a two year contract AND pay $500 for a phone. 

  • Guest

    That’s f’n BS!!! I’m not gonna sign a two year contract AND pay $500 for a phone. 

  • http://twitter.com/iGNetworks iGNetworks

    David. This is off-topic but I have heard that alot of Sensation 4Gs are being returned. Please check this out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ASLY6MKMKHP2HSETXPT73RZNPA infantry11b

      not mine, it’s perfect.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ASLY6MKMKHP2HSETXPT73RZNPA infantry11b

      not mine, it’s perfect.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ASLY6MKMKHP2HSETXPT73RZNPA infantry11b

      not mine, it’s perfect.

    • Anonymous

      I just got a Sensation yesterday (in the mail).  Seems a great phone, but I noticed it is getting very, very hot to the touch. That tells me there’s a processor or battery problem.  May be the dual core.

      I was returning the phone anyway, since T-Mobile sent it to me by mistake.  Just reporting the heat issue. for you.

      • None

        You get a lot of things sent to you by mistake.  HaHa… Didn’t you have an eBay switch in your favor as well?  :)

        • Anonymous

          Great memory… yes.  I bought a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant on eBay, for $200.  When it arrived in the mail I booted it up and the boot up screen said Samsung Galaxy S 4G.  Woot.

        • Anonymous

          Here’s a screen capture, lest anyone think I make this stuff up.

        • Anonymous

          Here’s a screen capture, lest anyone think I make this stuff up.

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        should I return mine as well? is there a mass return of HTC SENSE going on?

        • None

          No

      • Randy63080

        My wife is thinking about returning hers. She has the sensation and says while charging it becomes pretty hot, battery will last her half a day with very little use and a lag is noticed. Monitoring for a couple of days before calling. Dreading the call! I would wait on contracting a phone right now for a couple of months and see if you hear something about the sgs2 or hercules. Sgs2 alone is worth the wait!

      • Randy63080

        My wife is thinking about returning hers. She has the sensation and says while charging it becomes pretty hot, battery will last her half a day with very little use and a lag is noticed. Monitoring for a couple of days before calling. Dreading the call! I would wait on contracting a phone right now for a couple of months and see if you hear something about the sgs2 or hercules. Sgs2 alone is worth the wait!

      • Randy63080

        My wife is thinking about returning hers. She has the sensation and says while charging it becomes pretty hot, battery will last her half a day with very little use and a lag is noticed. Monitoring for a couple of days before calling. Dreading the call! I would wait on contracting a phone right now for a couple of months and see if you hear something about the sgs2 or hercules. Sgs2 alone is worth the wait!

    • None

      Screen makes a creaking noise when pressing bottom left or right.  Irritating but you will live.

    • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

      check which out?

    • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

      check which out?

    • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

      check which out?

  • http://twitter.com/iGNetworks iGNetworks

    David. This is off-topic but I have heard that alot of Sensation 4Gs are being returned. Please check this out.

  • MIKEEEEE

    don’t those idiots in washington and germany realize that if we wanted to go to att we would do it on our own instead of being forced to.

    remember att is not the original att, it’s a mashup of bellsouth and southwestern bell with the rights to the original name.

  • MIKEEEEE

    don’t those idiots in washington and germany realize that if we wanted to go to att we would do it on our own instead of being forced to.

    remember att is not the original att, it’s a mashup of bellsouth and southwestern bell with the rights to the original name.

  • Anonymous

    what they are doing is getting rid of EIP on regular accounts.  The only way you will be able to break up phones on your bill will be with the new “value plans.”  I dont understand what they are doing with this either.  I think they should leave it the way it is because a lot of people like not having a contract.

  • ogopogo

    Not really sure what everyone is getting upset about. I’m currently on EM+ family plan (ie. no contract), and having this option could save me about $20/month. It’s just another option to consider. I’ve priced out having to go to Verizon, and Sprint (because I hate AT&T), and even with my corporate discount of 25% on each carrier, I would be paying close to $60/month more with them than I am currently paying with T-Mo. If it means that I can guarantee my savings for another 2 years by signing a contract, so be it.

  • ogopogo

    Not really sure what everyone is getting upset about. I’m currently on EM+ family plan (ie. no contract), and having this option could save me about $20/month. It’s just another option to consider. I’ve priced out having to go to Verizon, and Sprint (because I hate AT&T), and even with my corporate discount of 25% on each carrier, I would be paying close to $60/month more with them than I am currently paying with T-Mo. If it means that I can guarantee my savings for another 2 years by signing a contract, so be it.

  • Brandon

    This is a great option for people on a budget who want prepaid prices and a high end smartphone.

  • Brandon

    This is a great option for people on a budget who want prepaid prices and a high end smartphone.

  • Jaygqitalia

    Will someone help me and tell me if this is a fair offer. I pay 59.99 EM+ for unlimited everything (2gb) with no contract. I have to pay full price for new phones and was told i cant do installments anyway. I was offered today 69.99 for unlimited everything with 2 year contract ( which they said is a 10 dollar credit on my bill the entire contract) and I can choose any phone for the same price as new customers. Do you think thats a fare offer based on the new plans coming out? Should I wait , or jump on this? The way i see it , it still seems cheaper all around. Thanks

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Just remember, once you go off EM+, you will never get it back.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Just remember, once you go off EM+, you will never get it back.

  • Gm Aharrington1

    Why is it that no one knows how to read? They see a couple of things and automatically assume things. You know the saying assume means you make an a$$ out of you and me (A$$ U ME). Here is what I noticed. First of all if you have the classic plan as mentioned above and you are an individual that wants unlimited talk and text and then want the 10GB of data it costs you $65 more a month than if you want to add the 10GB of data which is only $55 a month according to the leaked photo. Next I notice that people posted why would I pay $500 for a phone? And someone replied that’s for the value plan not the classic. This is correct and I would like to say that if you go to T-mobiles website right now you will see that their prepaid is the best deal. Here is the link to what I found… http://deals.t-mobile.com/no-contract-plan#next-phone-group
    This means that you won’t have to pay $500 for a phone and you can get the unlimited talk, text and WEB for only $50 a month except after 100MB your throttled back. this means same as Boost’s $50 plan and T-mobile’s throttled speeds are still faster than Boost on it’s best day!  

  • Bvr127

    I may be slow but how does this really work. I want to switch to T-Mobile ASAP (Family plan). I currently have metropcs. I dont care about a contract so getting a non-contract plan doesnt make me or break me. I do care about have to end up paying $550 for a phone. Right now I can get the Sensation for $150 with a two year agreement. Which plan would I have to look for to get this offer? Or is that not going to be feasible with these plans? Any suggestions would be much apprectiated!!!

    • David

      It hink you better go with this plan:

      Even More™ for Families Ultd Talk + Ultd Text + Ultd Data (2 GB of high-speed data): $139.98/Mo

      And for Phones go with HTC
      HD7. Right now $99 after rebate. It is a great phone and you gonna love it.

    • David

      It hink you better go with this plan:

      Even More™ for Families Ultd Talk + Ultd Text + Ultd Data (2 GB of high-speed data): $139.98/Mo

      And for Phones go with HTC
      HD7. Right now $99 after rebate. It is a great phone and you gonna love it.

      • Bert

        HD7 is a terrible phone to recommend to someone. Android is the way to go. I see these phones returned more than any other phone. Only cool thing is that you can watch Netflix. But Android will get that sooner or later. Just my .02

        • Andy

          No Android is terrible phone to recommend to someone actually and Android is not the way to go.

          I saw many people that having HD7 around and they are all actually very happy with it and most of them love it. Talking about returned phone see how Android phone are doing. It’s so bad that the even refuse to exchange those Android phones under for customers under warranty.

          You are just perhaps Android fanboi and that is why you think android is the way to go and anything other than Android is bad. But you are wrong!

        • Mopar6464

          Another AnalDroid fanboy.

        • Rommy0515

          Netflix works fine on my G2 running the latest Cyanogen nightly. 

        • Rommy0515

          Netflix works fine on my G2 running the latest Cyanogen nightly. 

        • Richardking59

          hd7 is a p.o.s. my friends who work for tmobile will not sell that phone at all, they would rather refer someone to big red or sprint!!! lmao

        • Richardking59

          hd7 is a p.o.s. my friends who work for tmobile will not sell that phone at all, they would rather refer someone to big red or sprint!!! lmao

        • Peter

          WOW! JUST WOW!

          You are such a tool. Perhaps your friend in T-Mobile is tool and fanboi like you and that is why he prefer T-Mobile lose customer to others just someone buy Android crap so you feel good about your choice of OS.

          It is funny to see how you tools try so hard to trash others to prove Craproid is good. What is p.o.s. is Android fanbois like and your friend.

          Really sad to see T-Mobile has employee like your friend and you. No wonder their business is bad and they wanna sell and get out of business here in USA. With employee like your friend and you of course you can’t expect better business.

          It’s sad to see we are losing T-Mobile because of some tools and fanbois like you people. But don’t worry after merge since AT&T has no love for Android I can see people like you and your friend are walking around like chicken and wondering what to do.

      • Bvr127

        Thank you David. I currently have and Android now with metropcs. (LG Optimus/ Rooted). I dont want the HD7 and yes i am an androidfanboi. The Sensation is the only phone i would want to have. But with the plans, if i sighn up now with the $139.98 plan would i be able to change to the value plan once it comes out?

      • Bvr127

        Thank you David. I currently have and Android now with metropcs. (LG Optimus/ Rooted). I dont want the HD7 and yes i am an androidfanboi. The Sensation is the only phone i would want to have. But with the plans, if i sighn up now with the $139.98 plan would i be able to change to the value plan once it comes out?

        • David

          I am not sure. You can call customer service and ask them about it or just wait till Value Plan is available.

          But to be honest all these recent plans I see in T-Mobile are so similar. They mostly just playing with plan names and not big difference.

          Too bad you are androidfanboi and you are missing many other great phones because of that. But if thats what you like then it is your choice. Just saying HD7 is really good phone from my own exprience and my other friends as well and we really love it. Just don’t believe these blind fanboi people because all they can do is trash talking.

          Anyway I think “Families Ultd Talk + Ultd Text + Ultd Data (2 GB of high-speed data)” is the best offering in term of price and what you get. But again call them and ask about transfering to Value Plan option.

        • Bvr127

          Ty Sir….much appreciated. I have played with the HD7 and i just dont like it. Just a personal opinion. But to each his own. I like the feel of the acutal OS but i just find the android OS to be much more to my liking. Not to say that maybe if I play with the HD7 a little more I might have a change of opinion. But once again TY very much for your information. 

    • David

      It hink you better go with this plan:

      Even More™ for Families Ultd Talk + Ultd Text + Ultd Data (2 GB of high-speed data): $139.98/Mo

      And for Phones go with HTC
      HD7. Right now $99 after rebate. It is a great phone and you gonna love it.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    i have family plans,  since 2003, 1 acount with 5 lines,  was outta contract on 4 lines,  called  RETENTION< told them I will quit unless I get  good deals to stay or move to Sprint. what I got was 1 HTC SENATION and 3 samsung GRAVITY T PHONES, they are entry level cheap non data phones. i coudn't get the $10 200mb data cos the rep said I will need to change my plan  so I had to agree to $15 200mb data. HTC SENSE is good but gravity T  are total junk cheap phones, I wanted to choose ANDRIOD PHONES but coudn't afford the extra $15 data on all the lines so had to go and agree for cheap gravity T phones. did I get good deal or ?
    the phones were not free was charged regular 2 year contract rates but I was given account credits to pay for the phones. so that means the phones were free but mostly junk old phones. whats say?

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t you post this about two weeks ago and a lot of us answered.

      What’s up with you?  Why do you keep asking if you got a good deal? 

      Besides, by now your buyer’s remorse period has to be running out (14 days, 20 days, or 30 days in California) so it won’t matter if someone posts you got a lousy deal.

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        hey , cmon, i wanted  someone’s opinion and suggestions. i got 1 opinion, looking for couple more.  so judt dont mind it

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

          Wrong story to post this on as well…….

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

          Wrong story to post this on as well…….

        • Anonymous

          Well repeat, you posted this exact question a couple weeks ago. And as I recall a few people, including myself answered you.

          Are you wanting someone to say you got a good deal? ;)

        • Anonymous

          Well repeat, you posted this exact question a couple weeks ago. And as I recall a few people, including myself answered you.

          Are you wanting someone to say you got a good deal? ;)

        • Anonymous

          Well repeat, you posted this exact question a couple weeks ago. And as I recall a few people, including myself answered you.

          Are you wanting someone to say you got a good deal? ;)

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t you post this about two weeks ago and a lot of us answered.

      What’s up with you?  Why do you keep asking if you got a good deal? 

      Besides, by now your buyer’s remorse period has to be running out (14 days, 20 days, or 30 days in California) so it won’t matter if someone posts you got a lousy deal.

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t you post this about two weeks ago and a lot of us answered.

      What’s up with you?  Why do you keep asking if you got a good deal? 

      Besides, by now your buyer’s remorse period has to be running out (14 days, 20 days, or 30 days in California) so it won’t matter if someone posts you got a lousy deal.

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t you post this about two weeks ago and a lot of us answered.

      What’s up with you?  Why do you keep asking if you got a good deal? 

      Besides, by now your buyer’s remorse period has to be running out (14 days, 20 days, or 30 days in California) so it won’t matter if someone posts you got a lousy deal.

    • John

      If I were you I would get HTC HD7 instead of those phones. You will be much more happy with HD7.

    • John

      If I were you I would get HTC HD7 instead of those phones. You will be much more happy with HD7.

    • John

      If I were you I would get HTC HD7 instead of those phones. You will be much more happy with HD7.

    • CRT24

      Obviously you extended your contract to get the deals on phones so why wouldn’t you change your plan to get the 10.00 data and most likely a better plan rate as well??

    • CRT24

      Obviously you extended your contract to get the deals on phones so why wouldn’t you change your plan to get the 10.00 data and most likely a better plan rate as well??

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        CHANGING THE PLAN WOULD COST ME EXTRA $20 TO 30$ a month on family plan 5 lines. right now i am paying $100 for  1500 mins, unlimited  tmobile to tmobile and weekneds, it includes free $10 add a line fee waived for the other 3 lines until jan 2012. plus $20 unlimited text on all lines. that is my old plan. also I upgraded one line to MYTOUCH4G and luckily got $20 unlimited data, so total  bill i am getting with tax is $160.  they wouldn’t give me $10  200mb data on other  lines cos they are saying i had GRANDFATHERED PLAN and  to get $10 data i will have to change plan which will be  about 30$ more  but maybe more minutes. after JAN 2012, my plan discount would be dead cos i will lose the 10$ ADD A LINE FEE waived, I heared that in next coming month, tmobile will have plans that are more costly? anything I should do now?

        • CRT24

          If I am hearing you correctly you have one data line right now….you could go with unlimited talk and text for 2 lines, 3 500 minute lines that also get unlimited m to m, nights, weekends, and texting wilful the unlimited data on your one line and that would be 150.00 plus tax and that would allow you to get the 10.00 data on the other lines as well.

        • CRT24

          If I am hearing you correctly you have one data line right now….you could go with unlimited talk and text for 2 lines, 3 500 minute lines that also get unlimited m to m, nights, weekends, and texting wilful the unlimited data on your one line and that would be 150.00 plus tax and that would allow you to get the 10.00 data on the other lines as well.

        • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

          3500 mins with unlimited TMO to TMO, weekneds and texting for $150, that’s a family plan ? if so, what about the  3rd, 4rth and 5th line? dont think they are free.
          THEY TOLD ME that if i change my plan, i will lose the ADD A LINE FE WAIVER!
          I got a family plan , 5 lines,2 lines have DATA, one $20 unlimited and 1 new upgrade with $15 200mb data. total i will be paying about $170 with tax i think.

           my buers remorse  will end few days so .

          ADVICE!

        • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

          3500 mins with unlimited TMO to TMO, weekneds and texting for $150, that’s a family plan ? if so, what about the  3rd, 4rth and 5th line? dont think they are free.
          THEY TOLD ME that if i change my plan, i will lose the ADD A LINE FE WAIVER!
          I got a family plan , 5 lines,2 lines have DATA, one $20 unlimited and 1 new upgrade with $15 200mb data. total i will be paying about $170 with tax i think.

           my buers remorse  will end few days so .

          ADVICE!

        • CRT24

          Yes it is a family plan….2 unlimited minute lines and the 3 additional lines have 500 daytime minutes each plus unlimited nights, weekends, and m to m and all lines with unlimited text…..the 3 additional lines are 10.00 each and that 150.00 includes everything. Right now you are sharing 1500 minutes between 5 lines and paying almost the same amount right now and when your free lines run out in 2012 then you will pay 30.00/mo more.

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        CHANGING THE PLAN WOULD COST ME EXTRA $20 TO 30$ a month on family plan 5 lines. right now i am paying $100 for  1500 mins, unlimited  tmobile to tmobile and weekneds, it includes free $10 add a line fee waived for the other 3 lines until jan 2012. plus $20 unlimited text on all lines. that is my old plan. also I upgraded one line to MYTOUCH4G and luckily got $20 unlimited data, so total  bill i am getting with tax is $160.  they wouldn’t give me $10  200mb data on other  lines cos they are saying i had GRANDFATHERED PLAN and  to get $10 data i will have to change plan which will be  about 30$ more  but maybe more minutes. after JAN 2012, my plan discount would be dead cos i will lose the 10$ ADD A LINE FEE waived, I heared that in next coming month, tmobile will have plans that are more costly? anything I should do now?

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        CHANGING THE PLAN WOULD COST ME EXTRA $20 TO 30$ a month on family plan 5 lines. right now i am paying $100 for  1500 mins, unlimited  tmobile to tmobile and weekneds, it includes free $10 add a line fee waived for the other 3 lines until jan 2012. plus $20 unlimited text on all lines. that is my old plan. also I upgraded one line to MYTOUCH4G and luckily got $20 unlimited data, so total  bill i am getting with tax is $160.  they wouldn’t give me $10  200mb data on other  lines cos they are saying i had GRANDFATHERED PLAN and  to get $10 data i will have to change plan which will be  about 30$ more  but maybe more minutes. after JAN 2012, my plan discount would be dead cos i will lose the 10$ ADD A LINE FEE waived, I heared that in next coming month, tmobile will have plans that are more costly? anything I should do now?

    • CRT24

      Obviously you extended your contract to get the deals on phones so why wouldn’t you change your plan to get the 10.00 data and most likely a better plan rate as well??

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    i have family plans,  since 2003, 1 acount with 5 lines,  was outta contract on 4 lines,  called  RETENTION< told them I will quit unless I get  good deals to stay or move to Sprint. what I got was 1 HTC SENATION and 3 samsung GRAVITY T PHONES, they are entry level cheap non data phones. i coudn't get the $10 200mb data cos the rep said I will need to change my plan  so I had to agree to $15 200mb data. HTC SENSE is good but gravity T  are total junk cheap phones, I wanted to choose ANDRIOD PHONES but coudn't afford the extra $15 data on all the lines so had to go and agree for cheap gravity T phones. did I get good deal or ?
    the phones were not free was charged regular 2 year contract rates but I was given account credits to pay for the phones. so that means the phones were free but mostly junk old phones. whats say?

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    I have HTC SENSE, I have checked on MYTOUCH4G, why do these  expensive phones don’t have FM playing in SPEAKER? If I want to listen to FM, it asks me to use earphone. is there any way  around this?

    Even cheap 50$ phones have FM that plays on SPEAKER.  i traveled to nepal  few months ago, bought a cheap  samsung phone for  about $50   to use there during my stay, even that phone  played the FM on speaker.

    • Srt4john

      The headphones act as an antenna. No headphones=no reception. Once the headphones are connected press the menu button and select the speaker option, but headphones must stay connected

    • Srt4john

      The headphones act as an antenna. No headphones=no reception. Once the headphones are connected press the menu button and select the speaker option, but headphones must stay connected

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        ok thanks for the heads up. but   all the cellphones  sold in US require headphone to play the FM?

        I used one that didn’t require headphones and was able to play FM on speaker. NO ANTENNA!

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        ok thanks for the heads up. but   all the cellphones  sold in US require headphone to play the FM?

        I used one that didn’t require headphones and was able to play FM on speaker. NO ANTENNA!

    • Anonymous

      “TuneIn Radio” gives you every radio station in the world and guest what, wait for it…. It doesn’t require an earpiece for an antenna, just a data connection.

      No need to thank me.. Lol!

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        WEB LINK FOR THAT RADIO?

        • Anonymous

          Android Market – best radio app for sure.

        • Anonymous

          Android Market – best radio app for sure.

        • Rommy0515

          I agree. Tune In Radio rocks, and the price is right. (.99 for the pro version.) 

        • Rommy0515

          I agree. Tune In Radio rocks, and the price is right. (.99 for the pro version.) 

        • Anonymous

          Agreed. Tune In Radio/RadioTime is the best streaming radio app out there.

          Works great on Android, but it kind of sucks on WP7 right now. On WP7, it is very slow to connect, even on WiFi, and it causes lots of crashes because it doesn’t seem to play nice with the Zune integration.

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        WEB LINK FOR THAT RADIO?

      • 4i2

        Tune in radio has 70% of stations ONLY the STATIONS that stream online

      • 4i2

        Tune in radio has 70% of stations ONLY the STATIONS that stream online

        • Anonymous

          Wifi and unlimited data are your friends!

          As long as you have them, you have crystal clear radio!

      • 4i2

        Tune in radio has 70% of stations ONLY the STATIONS that stream online

    • Anonymous

      “TuneIn Radio” gives you every radio station in the world and guest what, wait for it…. It doesn’t require an earpiece for an antenna, just a data connection.

      No need to thank me.. Lol!

    • Anonymous

      “TuneIn Radio” gives you every radio station in the world and guest what, wait for it…. It doesn’t require an earpiece for an antenna, just a data connection.

      No need to thank me.. Lol!

    • Anonymous

      “TuneIn Radio” gives you every radio station in the world and guest what, wait for it…. It doesn’t require an earpiece for an antenna, just a data connection.

      No need to thank me.. Lol!

  • http://spritemoney.myopenid.com/ Andrew

    I don’t want a 2 year contract if I also paid full price for a phone.

  • http://spritemoney.myopenid.com/ Andrew

    I don’t want a 2 year contract if I also paid full price for a phone.

  • Schippma

    I think these new value plans are great if you want a cheap plan long term. When the death star takes over, you can keep your rate plan for as long as you want unless you want a discounted device or to change a feature on your account. AT&T may one day force us T-Mo customers onto one of their plans but that won’t be for many years to come. Again, as long as you pay full price for your phone and don’t make changes to your account, AT&Fee should leave us alone for many years.

    • Anonymous

      Yeap, agree. At first I wouldn’t renew my contract knowing that if I get a phone from T-Mobile… most likely i wont get 3g/4g since att planning to turn off aws for lte. But since I’m going to get the next iPhone and if it comes to T-Mobile then most likely I would renew knowing that it would have both bands for both carrier. But I’m afraid that they would keep att and T-Mobile on seperate networks. Meaning like those who have T-Mobile sim would only assign to certain towers while att gets the full coverage. (This is a way they persuaded you to migrate to att). I think This what happen to att blue and att orange did… if I recall correctly.

    • Anonymous

      Yeap, agree. At first I wouldn’t renew my contract knowing that if I get a phone from T-Mobile… most likely i wont get 3g/4g since att planning to turn off aws for lte. But since I’m going to get the next iPhone and if it comes to T-Mobile then most likely I would renew knowing that it would have both bands for both carrier. But I’m afraid that they would keep att and T-Mobile on seperate networks. Meaning like those who have T-Mobile sim would only assign to certain towers while att gets the full coverage. (This is a way they persuaded you to migrate to att). I think This what happen to att blue and att orange did… if I recall correctly.

      • Schippma

        Yeah AT&T Blue was much better than the current AT&T Orange. Cingular ruined AT&T completely. When AT&T Blue got acquired by Cingular, Cingular allowed AT&T Blue customers to keep their rate plans. Cingular did not allow AT&T Blue customers “full” network access by blocking newer Cingular towers. Basically Cingular allowed AT&T Blue customers to access the legacy AT&T Blue network only and not much else.

        When AT&T Orange acquired Cingular (because AT&T is more well known around the country than the Cingular name), AT&T Orange allowed Cingular customers and AT&T Blue customers to keep their rate plans. However, AT&T Orange pulled the plug on AT&T Blue customers about a month ago saying that these customers on older plans had to choose from a current offering from AT&T (basically because AT&T Blue plans were extremely cheap and included many perks such as free incoming text messages and free calls to Canada). Cingular customers are still able to keep their rate plans currently running on AT&T, however, I believe that Cingular rate plans are very similar to what AT&T has today.

        • Schippma

          The transaction between AT&T and T-Mobile is a little different from past acquisitions by AT&T. In this deal, AT&T intends to dismantle T-Mobile’s frequencies in light of their own. The reason for this is due to T-Mobile’s higher frequency which does not penetrate through buildings as well as lower frequencies. If AT&T acquires T-Mobile, AT&T will have to send us T-Mo customers a new AT&T SIM card to work with their network as a T-Mo SIM card would be unable to use AT&T’s rebranded frequencies for high speed data. Voice coverage and Edge data speeds should remain the same on a T-Mo SIM card post-merger, however, AT&T will be adversely effecting customers if they did not provide a new SIM card to T-Mo customers, especially those living in areas who have T-Mo’s high speed HSDPA+. In past acquisitions by AT&T, AT&T did not hinder customers who kept their older rate plans by dismantling the previous carriers’ frequencies, however, AT&T did not go out of their way to help customers who did not have a rate plan provided by AT&T.

        • Schippma

          The transaction between AT&T and T-Mobile is a little different from past acquisitions by AT&T. In this deal, AT&T intends to dismantle T-Mobile’s frequencies in light of their own. The reason for this is due to T-Mobile’s higher frequency which does not penetrate through buildings as well as lower frequencies. If AT&T acquires T-Mobile, AT&T will have to send us T-Mo customers a new AT&T SIM card to work with their network as a T-Mo SIM card would be unable to use AT&T’s rebranded frequencies for high speed data. Voice coverage and Edge data speeds should remain the same on a T-Mo SIM card post-merger, however, AT&T will be adversely effecting customers if they did not provide a new SIM card to T-Mo customers, especially those living in areas who have T-Mo’s high speed HSDPA+. In past acquisitions by AT&T, AT&T did not hinder customers who kept their older rate plans by dismantling the previous carriers’ frequencies, however, AT&T did not go out of their way to help customers who did not have a rate plan provided by AT&T.

        • Anonymous

          Hmm, from what I think, they might use this “Excuse” (turning off AWS for their LTE, leaving t-mobile user without 3g) to migrate T-Mobile users to AT&T and sign a new contract with them. I don’t think AT&T would let T-Mobile users get to use AT&T network… cus i mean they wants all users to migrate to AT&T and pay the AT&T premiums.

          This is the reason why I don’t want to re-new my contract if the deal approves, but if they plan to turn it AWS in 2 years, then maybe i’ll stay for another 2 yrs w/ them.

        • Schippma

          Initially, I think AT&T will work with T-Mo customers to keep their same plan. AT&T will let us T-Mo customers choose a comperable phone to what we have now post merger to work with AT&T’s frequencies. However, if a T-Mo customer goes into an AT&T store for an upgrade after AT&T sends you a comperable device (this will be 2 years after AT&T acquires T-Mo and dismantles AWS completely), they will probably tell you to upgrade your plan and features. Only those customers who fight to keep their T-Mo rate plans will be able to do so. Most customers do not know that they can keep their rate plans and will follow whatever AT&T rep says, which will be to upgrade to an AT&T plan.

          This is just my thoughts on things, if AT&T acquires T-Mo. AT&T will try to make us happy at first but after a few years, I do believe they will force T-Mo customers onto their rate structure.

        • Anonymous

          Yeh, I really don’t have much to say, cus it hasn’t happen yet, and we just don’t know what’s up their sleeves. If like what you said, if they agree to not turn off AWS for the first 2 years, then its might be worth renewing your contract and buy a new phone from t-mobile. But in my case, I’m planning to get the iphone (if it comes to t-mobile, otherwise, i’m going to another carrier), which should have all bands for the US… so if T-mobile get turn off, I can still use 3g on AT&T… but of course like mentioned above, they might not let us register onto their network unless we update our sim card=going with AT&T plan.

          abit complicated, but i’ll deal with it when that time comes.

        • Dpro

          You sir need to stop this blue orange thing. Simply put SBC aka Cingular bought AT&T wireless. Later SBC which is Southwestern Bell who owns Cingular and land lines bought AT&T Long Distance. They had already bought many of the baby bells including Pacific Bell in California.  They changed the name from SBC to AT&T. They are not AT&T they are SBC calling themselves AT&T because AT&T had a much better name with the consumer.
          Anyways to many people like you have this idea that the company calling itself AT&T is Ma Bell the original AT&T, it is not. That company is dead and gone. SBC is laying claim to all of the greatness that Ma Bell was.  Yes they were a monopoly but they were also known for having the best landlines in the world. Everything worked and worked right unlike our phone systems today. Thanks to idiots at the Justice department they broke the company up instead of fining them and allowing competition.
          What is even more of a crack up is the company that sued for the breakup does not even exist anymore. MCI! LOL.

          The moral here is plain and simple. We can’t go back to what we had by trying to cobble everything together like SBC and Verizon have been trying to do. At this point in time competition is a good thing and in the Wireless business the purchase of T Mobile by AT&T aka SBC is a disaster for the consumer.

        • Dpro

          You sir need to stop this blue orange thing. Simply put SBC aka Cingular bought AT&T wireless. Later SBC which is Southwestern Bell who owns Cingular and land lines bought AT&T Long Distance. They had already bought many of the baby bells including Pacific Bell in California.  They changed the name from SBC to AT&T. They are not AT&T they are SBC calling themselves AT&T because AT&T had a much better name with the consumer.
          Anyways to many people like you have this idea that the company calling itself AT&T is Ma Bell the original AT&T, it is not. That company is dead and gone. SBC is laying claim to all of the greatness that Ma Bell was.  Yes they were a monopoly but they were also known for having the best landlines in the world. Everything worked and worked right unlike our phone systems today. Thanks to idiots at the Justice department they broke the company up instead of fining them and allowing competition.
          What is even more of a crack up is the company that sued for the breakup does not even exist anymore. MCI! LOL.

          The moral here is plain and simple. We can’t go back to what we had by trying to cobble everything together like SBC and Verizon have been trying to do. At this point in time competition is a good thing and in the Wireless business the purchase of T Mobile by AT&T aka SBC is a disaster for the consumer.

        • Schippma

          As I stated, the old AT&T was great and prices were cheap. However, when Cingular (SBC) bought AT&T, it went down fast. I am only trying to show how AT&T has gone down hill over time and it has not improved historically.

      • Schippma

        Yeah AT&T Blue was much better than the current AT&T Orange. Cingular ruined AT&T completely. When AT&T Blue got acquired by Cingular, Cingular allowed AT&T Blue customers to keep their rate plans. Cingular did not allow AT&T Blue customers “full” network access by blocking newer Cingular towers. Basically Cingular allowed AT&T Blue customers to access the legacy AT&T Blue network only and not much else.

        When AT&T Orange acquired Cingular (because AT&T is more well known around the country than the Cingular name), AT&T Orange allowed Cingular customers and AT&T Blue customers to keep their rate plans. However, AT&T Orange pulled the plug on AT&T Blue customers about a month ago saying that these customers on older plans had to choose from a current offering from AT&T (basically because AT&T Blue plans were extremely cheap and included many perks such as free incoming text messages and free calls to Canada). Cingular customers are still able to keep their rate plans currently running on AT&T, however, I believe that Cingular rate plans are very similar to what AT&T has today.

  • Adam

    Should I get a new HTC sensation phone now and change to the $79.99 unlimited plan or wait forthe change? If I wait will I have to pay the full price of the phone or willI still be able to get it for $199 with a new contract? Thanks.

    • Schippma

      If you want a discounted phone and the ability to pay in installments, get it now on the EM plan. If you want a discounted phone with no ability for installments, get it later on the Classic plan. If you want to pay full retail price for your device and pay in installments, get it later on the Value plan (if you don’t mind a 2 yr contract). If you want to pay full retail price for your device and pay in installments (up to the time the Classic and Value plans start), get the EM Plus plan before it expires and becomes grandfathered with no annual contract.

  • Adam

    Should I get a new HTC sensation phone now and change to the $79.99 unlimited plan or wait forthe change? If I wait will I have to pay the full price of the phone or willI still be able to get it for $199 with a new contract? Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    The whole system seems interesting, but I just don’t see where there’s really any cost-savings to potential new customers. I’ve been shopping around looking for a lower priced, traditional option than my current one on AT&T (even though I’m aware of the impending merger), so I’ve done a lot of the math for each carrier.

    Currently, if I were to get a HTC HD7 with EM500 (500 minutes + Unlimited Text + 200MB data, the equivalent of what I currently have on AT&T), it would cost $59.99 plus the initial outlay for the phone at $199.99 before the mail in rebate.

    With the new Value plans, the same 500 mins + text + 200mb data plan would be $44.99. I would still have the initial outlay of $199.99 for the HTC HD7 and no mail in rebate. I would then I’d also have to pay an additional $15 a month for 20 months to “pay off” the phone, for a grand total of $59.99 a month for 20 months and only 4 months at 44.99.

    At the end of two years, the same thing on either plan: I will have a “paid for” phone, but I will have paid $100 more for it on the Value plan because I didn’t get the mail-in rebate available on the current EM+ plans.

    I could see this being of real benefit to people who bring their own phones to TMo, or who have gone through their original EM+ contract and are looking to save money with their existing phone, and don’t need to pay the monthly retail fee.

    • Jaygqitalia

      If you were to get an HD7, pretty sure youd need more then 200mb due to how much data it uses. I think the tmobile plans have always been more geared towards people who want unlimited everything. In that aspect, cant really get anywhere better then tmobile

  • gadgetguru

    Me having Even More Plus with 4 lines 3000 mins with all taxes and internet access I am paying close to $200.00. The new value plan with the unlimited talk and txt and internet will save approx $60.00/month that is huge with total savings of $720 per year. I can basically 2 phones every year.

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  • DB

    in what circumstances would it be better to wait for these new plans, or to lock in the EM Plus before they’re gone?  I like the flexibility of EM+ of being able to change plans without extending contracts, but when they’re phased out, it wouldn’t matter much anymore.  On the other hand, having to pay full retail on a phone and to be lock in contract seems like a raw deal…