T-Mobile Hopes To Encourage Even More Plus Customers To Switch To Value Plans

Beginning September 1st T-Mobile is going to begin suggesting to Even More Plus customers to make a move onto the Value Plans. With the hope of providing the Value Plan benefits as an enticement our attention is directed toward the area we have highlighted in red that indicates Value Plan customers will be able to keep their rate plans when an AT&T deal completes. Are we to understand that Even More Plus customers would not be allowed to keep their current rate plan selections should an AT&T deal complete? Would Even More Plus customers be “forced” into changing their plan to a currently offered AT&T option?

It’s an interesting “benefit” for T-Mobile to provide as a way of enticing customers over and we hope that we are reading this improperly and that EM+ customers would be allowed to keep their rate plans post-AT&T deal. Of course that is what we hope except that doesn’t seem to be the case according to this screenshot. What do you think Even More Plus customers, are the Value Plans enticing? Would you pick one up in order to lock one in prior to an AT&T deal completion?

 

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  • SteVenM

    Value plan seems fine if you already have a working phone – if you’re buying a phone then it seems to even out.  My old phone isn’t a smartphone so Id have to buy a new phone, and if I just wanted a talkl only (with minimal texting) plan, Id be better off with my old ‘grandfathered’ plan.  There’s no way ATT would honor that after a contract expired.  So my options are to sign a 2 year contract before the merger so I buy myself 2 years…or take my chances and switch carriers

  • Arthur64

    Enen More Plus is a no contract plan so there is nothing for ATT to honor. Value plan ends up being cheaper, allows you to pay for the phone in installments like the Even More Plus plan used to do (no longer available) and has a contract that must be honored for at least the two years you initially are bound to. A no brainer unless you like paying 25% more than you need to by switching carriers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Cross/1413791342 David Cross

    If you are a heavy data user who has never had your data speed throttled, when you switch to any of these plans that’s over. T-Mobile called me up with one of these offers and I made the mistake of accepting it because nothing was really changing, it was basically like getting the unlimited texts for free and a slightly lower monthly bill. My $30 dollar unlimited data plan wouldn’t change, so I thought. Wasn’t two days later I was hit with the text letting me know my speeds would be reduced until the start of the next billing cycle, 3 weeks away. At throttled speeds the data connection is all but useless. Don’t bite if you have TRULY unlimited data right now.

    • Guest

      I agree….data plan now is plus for 2G, premium for 5G and ultra for 10G. No one really know what the soft cap for really really old data plan. I have use more than 10G and not been throttled… maybe I just got lucky that month.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Cross/1413791342 David Cross

        My old plan didn’t have any cap. I used over 50 gigs for several months in a row. You read that right, 50. I had that data plan since the Sidekick days. They changed it without asking me and now they claim it’s not even a choice in the system anymore, they can’t change it back. So now I pay $60 a month for data that leaves me throttled for most of the month. Can’t even watch a youtube video.

    • Guest

      I agree….data plan now is plus for 2G, premium for 5G and ultra for 10G. No one really know what the soft cap for really really old data plan. I have use more than 10G and not been throttled… maybe I just got lucky that month.

  • Jrp1311

    Hey guys.  I’m on an “Even More” plan.  If I change to the “Value Plan,” am I going to be stuck with an additional two years on my contract, or does it just replace the current two years I have?  Thanks for your help. 

    • Airvirgo09111979

      yes you will

    • Airvirgo09111979

      yes you will

  • Angarma1

    Leaving T-mo,  after so many years, wont be near the carrier when it finally succumbs to AT&T, one less T-Mo client. The divorce is final… see you T-Mo thaks for the good times…

    • http://profiles.google.com/cinnalocks Hussain Taylor

      So you can predict the future? See you poop butt.

    • http://profiles.google.com/cinnalocks Hussain Taylor

      So you can predict the future? See you poop butt.

    • http://profiles.google.com/cinnalocks Hussain Taylor

      So you can predict the future? See you poop butt.

  • Jparra2428

    Verizon looks entizcing

  • http://twitter.com/bluechrism Chris Martin

    Sounds interesting, but a good benefit to me would be confirmation that if the AT&T option goes through we can either keep our rates locked in or walk away without paying early termination.  Then i might consider it.  We won’t be giving AT&T any money so no contract for us unless we can get out if the deal goes through.

  • http://twitter.com/bluechrism Chris Martin

    Sounds interesting, but a good benefit to me would be confirmation that if the AT&T option goes through we can either keep our rates locked in or walk away without paying early termination.  Then i might consider it.  We won’t be giving AT&T any money so no contract for us unless we can get out if the deal goes through.

  • Kevin Hooke

    I had a T-Mo rep call me to discuss changing, but when we’d run through the numbers the new plan was going to be about $10 more expensive, for nothing more than what I currently get. Not sure how that works but I said ‘no thanks’. Seemed like a bizarre offer, but maybe I’ve ended up with something in my plan at a reduced rate somehow (been a customer now for around 6 years I think).

  • Anonymous

    Well I think you know now why you kept that off contract plan , pay as you go plan . Thank you DOJ .

  • entacto

    2 year contract…without discount phone?? Nay nay, and to lock the rate once tmobile merge to at&t? That means it locks u from shopping another carrier. Why re u so greedy?

    • Tinacarroll59

      Is the evenmore plan a contract plan??

      • peter tours

        no

      • peter tours

        no

  • st40611

    Honestly, reading these comments make me wonder – do people do some research before bashing on this new Value plan?

    1) If you have EM+, you do NOT pay a migration fee. The migration fee only applies if you are currently on a CONTRACT plan – which does not apply to EM+. EM and Classic plans user do have to pay a migration fee however, but since this news post is dealing with EM+ – answer is no.
    2) Yes, you can leave whenever you want if you stick on EM+ – but why would you want to leave when the Value plan guarantees you a good, cheap plan for 2 years even after the merger? My family used to have 1500 EM+ with unlimited texting, 3 lines and one line on the Smartphone data plan – comes out to be around $105 + tax. With the value plan at 1000 minutes and unlimited text and the same data plan, my bill comes to be only around $85 + tax, and this is before employee discount. And that pricing is GUARANTEED FOR 2 years. Honestly guys, I understand if you are on a grandfathered data plan which is -truly- unlimited – but for those who are not, why not the switch?
    3) The Value plan has more choices revolving the amount of voice, text and data.
    4) Both plans don’t give you phone subsidy, so I don’t understand this whole deal about phone subsidy.
    5) The value plan can be applied with student/employee/AAA discounts, while EM+ cannot.

    Remember, the 2-year contract can be both a good and a bad thing. The bad? you are stuck with the plan for 2 years. The good? the same – as you get to keep this plan legally even if AT&T merges with Tmo.

    Yes, I am defending this new Value plan of Tmo because it seems that a lot of people do not realize they could be saving a lot of money provided they know their facts.

    • Neoprimal

      I know where you’re coming from. I can only speak for myself here. I no longer care about phone subsidies, I was all about that when the rate plans weren’t as varied as they are now.
      I’ve done my homework. I’ve looked into the numbers and these new plans are EXTREMELY competitive and imho the best in the industry IF you have TMo service that works well wherever you live. For me, that’s the case. I’ve lived in SoFla and NoVa and TMo has been impeccable for me, thus my 8 years with them. Right now, something has changed with the plans – I’m almost sure that 1 didn’t require a commitment and now they both seem to so I don’t see a clear difference in classic vs. value.I’m on a Grandfathered Unlimited Family Plan where I pay ~90+20+24+15 (Family Plan, 2 lines+Unlimited Messaging+Unlimited Data on my line+200MB on other line). The bill is roughly $160 a month including all taxes, etc. which is less than I would get with any other carrier save for the smaller networks but I’m not interested in those, yet. This is comparable to the classic plan right now, though the data is lopsided in my case. I don’t really mind.My issue with the new plans really, is that after the acquisition, ATT (and I whole heartedly believe it’s a done deal and everything going on now is for ‘show’) could still make the cheaper plans hell for customers by artificially inflating the price of the phones. For example, they will offer it on-contract for say $200 but hike up non-commitment prices for phones to 1k+. Another possibility is, like TMobile has done, they will change the data plans. Completely remove TMobiles and offer some jacked up new plans to grandfathered customers. I believe ATT can and will do whatever they can to get what they want. Realistically they could potentially offer a world of hurt if they want people to switch to their rate plans and such. That is really my only fear and why I haven’t switched yet. 

    • 21stNow

      I’m one of those few people that would face a $5 increase to go to the Value Plan, if I wanted the same thing that I have under my EMP plan.

      The deal with the phone subsidy is that if I don’t take a phone subsidy, I don’t want a contract.  To have a contract and yet still pay full price for the phone seems strange to me, and not something that I want to be a part of.  I’m also not eligible for any discounts anyway. Hence, I will stay with EMP.

      Oh and more choices?  Voice minutes still bottom out at 500 minutes under the Value plans.  I need fewer minutes if I’m going to change plans.  200 minutes would still be too many for me, so the Value plans don’t offer me anything.

    • 21stNow

      I’m one of those few people that would face a $5 increase to go to the Value Plan, if I wanted the same thing that I have under my EMP plan.

      The deal with the phone subsidy is that if I don’t take a phone subsidy, I don’t want a contract.  To have a contract and yet still pay full price for the phone seems strange to me, and not something that I want to be a part of.  I’m also not eligible for any discounts anyway. Hence, I will stay with EMP.

      Oh and more choices?  Voice minutes still bottom out at 500 minutes under the Value plans.  I need fewer minutes if I’m going to change plans.  200 minutes would still be too many for me, so the Value plans don’t offer me anything.

      • Somnang Chea

        I’m with 21. I’m not getting anything with a the value, so why the contract, and the mandatory ETF. They’re not recouping any type of subsidy, and not exactly offering the value plans at a loss, so why the need for an absurd contract.

      • Somnang Chea

        I’m with 21. I’m not getting anything with a the value, so why the contract, and the mandatory ETF. They’re not recouping any type of subsidy, and not exactly offering the value plans at a loss, so why the need for an absurd contract.

      • Anonymous

        First post, I know I will probably be hated but I just want to help provide some deeper information on this situation.
         
        In a lot of case depending on the account, moving  to a Value plan can save our customers a good amount of money, in most cases it’s between $10-25 from their current EM+ plan and in a few situations I have seen savings in the $40-80 a month, but those are on older family plans mostly. Which does add up over those 24 months, and yes you are correct there are people like you who would not benefit from moving to a Value plan, but in no way are we trying to force it on you. As for not getting a phone discount with the Value plans, this is the way I like to explain it, and of course this mostly applies to new customers or CX wanting a new phone with discount, and on a 1-2 line basis.

        Here’s an example I will use. Let’s assume a customer came in and wants to buy a new phone and just one line, The CX wants an HTC Sensation 4G with the Unlimited T+T with the 2GB “Unlimited” Data option. Since he wants the phone discount he would have to go with a Classic plan, that specific plan before taxes is $79.99, the phone itself is $499.99 with a $250 instant discount and a $50 MIR, saving him $300 on the phone which he would then pay $199.99. So a lot of people say why should I pay full price for a phone WITH a contract, easy that same plan on the Value rate is $59.99 before taxes, a $20 savings. 20*24 is 480, so over the 24 month contract your saving $480, you then pay a down payment on the phone, for that phone it would be $199.99 and then over a 21 month period you would pay off the rest of the phone interest free, it would be an additional fee on the bill. In the end with the Value plan you would save $180 extra then by taking the phone discount in the beginning.

        If you have any questions please ask