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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  • Mmmaxheadroom

    Of course em+ would have to go on at&t plan they are not on contract. From all I have read only current contract customers will keep their rate plan. No contract no grandfathered deal.

  • LJPro1

    Not a plus for me, if my rates change I’ll be heading to another provider….. 

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, Sprint if they touch EM+ rates. No contract lock-in death-spiral. I’m quite aware that AT&T only wants T-Mobile’s spectrum and would rather dump ALL of T-mobile subs instead.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, Sprint if they touch EM+ rates. No contract lock-in death-spiral. I’m quite aware that AT&T only wants T-Mobile’s spectrum and would rather dump ALL of T-mobile subs instead.

  • umaluver

    This is just a scam. I’ll be keeping my EM+ plan till the day I die. You just have to know how to talk to these people. I know people that still use their Cingular talk and text plans. 

    • Anonymous

      Do you have any tips on what specifically to say (if the AT&T deal goes through, and AT&T tries to cancel EM+ on us)? I’d be interested to know, as I don’t want to lose EM+ myself — thx.

    • Anonymous

      Do you have any tips on what specifically to say (if the AT&T deal goes through, and AT&T tries to cancel EM+ on us)? I’d be interested to know, as I don’t want to lose EM+ myself — thx.

    • Anonymous

      Do you have any tips on what specifically to say (if the AT&T deal goes through, and AT&T tries to cancel EM+ on us)? I’d be interested to know, as I don’t want to lose EM+ myself — thx.

    • Guest

      No more EIP if you dont change

    • Anonymous

      Well, I hope that the AT&T plan doesn’t go through, for your sake.

      I thought the EM+ plan didn’t have a contract, so there isn’t anything to be grandfathered in if the merger goes through.

    • Anonymous

      Well, I hope that the AT&T plan doesn’t go through, for your sake.

      I thought the EM+ plan didn’t have a contract, so there isn’t anything to be grandfathered in if the merger goes through.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    I hate to say it but if the Acquisition “does” go through and I loose my Unlimited Loyalty plan I’ve had for so long, I’m picking up and leaving for Verizon that same day.  I love my T-Mobile, its so difficult to see all of this happening…. = /

    • Anonymous

       Yep I have the HTC Sensation with old old EMP plan, 1000min and unlimited text and web (5gb not 2gb) for $69.99. Im not under contract and never will be. Im just waitin on VZ to Release the HTC Vigor and I will be ghost!

    • Anonymous

       Yep I have the HTC Sensation with old old EMP plan, 1000min and unlimited text and web (5gb not 2gb) for $69.99. Im not under contract and never will be. Im just waitin on VZ to Release the HTC Vigor and I will be ghost!

      • Anonymous

        Sad, but true. Got the same plan.

        Out of the two high-priced evils (i.e., Verizon, and AT&T), at least you can use a Verizon phone for more than a few minutes at a time. Eff AT&T. They’ve done a great job at ruining a great American brand.

      • Anonymous

        Sad, but true. Got the same plan.

        Out of the two high-priced evils (i.e., Verizon, and AT&T), at least you can use a Verizon phone for more than a few minutes at a time. Eff AT&T. They’ve done a great job at ruining a great American brand.

      • Anonymous

        Sad, but true. Got the same plan.

        Out of the two high-priced evils (i.e., Verizon, and AT&T), at least you can use a Verizon phone for more than a few minutes at a time. Eff AT&T. They’ve done a great job at ruining a great American brand.

      • Anonymous

        Sad, but true. Got the same plan.

        Out of the two high-priced evils (i.e., Verizon, and AT&T), at least you can use a Verizon phone for more than a few minutes at a time. Eff AT&T. They’ve done a great job at ruining a great American brand.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    I hate to say it but if the Acquisition “does” go through and I loose my Unlimited Loyalty plan I’ve had for so long, I’m picking up and leaving for Verizon that same day.  I love my T-Mobile, its so difficult to see all of this happening…. = /

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    I hate to say it but if the Acquisition “does” go through and I loose my Unlimited Loyalty plan I’ve had for so long, I’m picking up and leaving for Verizon that same day.  I love my T-Mobile, its so difficult to see all of this happening…. = /

  • Fishcakes67

    What about that customers that have a grandfathered FAVE FIVE plan?

    • Guest

      If you are in contract it will never be changed

  • Bert

    When the merger goes through im gone, T-mobile sh*ts on their customers more and more these days till it eventually they becomes the piece of sh*t company people know as AT&T.

  • Bert

    When the merger goes through im gone, T-mobile sh*ts on their customers more and more these days till it eventually they becomes the piece of sh*t company people know as AT&T.

  • Bert

    When the merger goes through im gone, T-mobile sh*ts on their customers more and more these days till it eventually they becomes the piece of sh*t company people know as AT&T.

  • Navy

    I actually switched today not knowing about this at all, i got the Unlimited Everything with my 10GB that i wanted, i got tired of stopping at 4.98 Gb’s lol, and only using wifi. I have been looking at this for a while, and the value plans do save more money unless your like me and wanted 10GB, overall i think the EIP21 and the Value Plans are a good idea. I was one of the first to Criticize tmobile for ridiculous plans. And i did lock my self into a 2 Year Contract, i do not want to be with AT&T, but this way im locked in if am not and AT&T Fu*k’s my plan up, ill leave. Fu*k there ETF, they can charge me all they want. And I’ll be one of the first picking up my Samsung Hercules at a discounted price, or i may just pay full price for the hell of it, Since it seems our beloved Nexus is destined for Big RED. :( Anyways thanks for the great site david, Keep up the work. 

    • netlander

      I too use a lot of data. What is the name of your plan with the 10G data? How much do you pay monthly?

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    Of course they want to lock you down so you won’t go running if big blue comes and takes over. AT&T just plain sucks. Did you know if you’re an AT&T subscriber and decide to hook up a smartphone phone if it’s used, you MUST get a data plan? It’s in their terms and conditions which I won’t sign if the takeover occurs.

  • Materially Adverse

    I hope AT&T does try to change my plan.  I’ll call materially adverse so fast their little (pin)heads will spin.

  • ChanelFlowers

    This is good info. At first I thought I had to choose one of the new plans. I have the all unlimited now and love it. I use about 3000 mins/ 2000 text a month with well over 10GB of data. I didn’t new a new plan that fits my needs. Which is why I used to have two lines to compensate for my usage until the EM+ plan.

    If the merge goes through, I’m switching over to Verizon. I only have my iPhone with T-Mobile because I’ve had my account with them for years. But I would get a company discount if I do switch over to Verizon iPhone.

  • DetroitTechnoFan

    No thanks! I’m keeping EM+ specifically BECAUSE I can bail when I like. I refuse to go to a company who charges $45 for the ability to tether my phone to my PC.

    • Jhollin1138

      I agree. I’ll keep my EM+ for now and decided which carrier to keep/switch after the merger. Heck, there isn’t even any indication if the merger is even going to be allowed.

    • Jhollin1138

      I agree. I’ll keep my EM+ for now and decided which carrier to keep/switch after the merger. Heck, there isn’t even any indication if the merger is even going to be allowed.

  • DetroitTechnoFan

    No thanks! I’m keeping EM+ specifically BECAUSE I can bail when I like. I refuse to go to a company who charges $45 for the ability to tether my phone to my PC.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_56V2WZPWOAU2JFXIFLIIGCKSTU justin

    yea the only thing they dont tell is $400 charge to change your plan to this

    • Rayen321

      Not if you are off contract.

      • Tmobile-old-Red

        Not off contract as long as you’re 18+ months on contract you can switch without a migration fee. –

    • Rayen321

      Not if you are off contract.

    • Dylans_angel_2007

      as long as you have 6 months or less in your contract there is no migration fee to switch to value plans.  the migration fee is tiered depending on how many days you have left in contract. it ranges from $50 up to $200 per line 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3HF2LNXO3LNEGF3W2OQCBRUBE BenjaminB007

    Heck no, I’m not switching.  This is the only plan that allows me to keep my unlimited WiFi calling.  I’m switching if they try to force me to move over their “better” plan.  If this new Value Plan was better I would’ve switched a long time ago.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3HF2LNXO3LNEGF3W2OQCBRUBE BenjaminB007

    Heck no, I’m not switching.  This is the only plan that allows me to keep my unlimited WiFi calling.  I’m switching if they try to force me to move over their “better” plan.  If this new Value Plan was better I would’ve switched a long time ago.

    • Rayen321

      you get free wifi calling with a data plan.

    • Rayen321

      you get free wifi calling with a data plan.

      • Guest

        yes, but the feature makes the wifi calls unlimited (not taking form anytime mins)

    • Dylans_angel_2007

      all current rate plans have free wifi calling available. its not advertised but yes, there is a feature that can be added at no cost to any of the current postpaid, classic and value plans, for free unlimited wifi calling.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3HF2LNXO3LNEGF3W2OQCBRUBE BenjaminB007

    Heck no, I’m not switching.  This is the only plan that allows me to keep my unlimited WiFi calling.  I’m switching if they try to force me to move over their “better” plan.  If this new Value Plan was better I would’ve switched a long time ago.

  • God

    I’ve been saying this for months. A shame you guys didn’t ever actually READ what ATT said… They clearly stated many times that they wont make any changes to contract customers. When they specified contract customers, that pretty obviously means that changes have always been in store for EM+ customers.

  • God

    I’ve been saying this for months. A shame you guys didn’t ever actually READ what ATT said… They clearly stated many times that they wont make any changes to contract customers. When they specified contract customers, that pretty obviously means that changes have always been in store for EM+ customers.

  • God

    I’ve been saying this for months. A shame you guys didn’t ever actually READ what ATT said… They clearly stated many times that they wont make any changes to contract customers. When they specified contract customers, that pretty obviously means that changes have always been in store for EM+ customers.

  • ProudTmoLawyer

    As is the case with any merger, the acquiring company assumes all signed contracts and is legally liable to honor said contracts. EM+ rate plans are non contractual agreements that can be changed at will by both the service provider and/or customer. AT&T does not currently offer non contractual rate plans outside of its prepaid portfolio; if EM+ customers wish to keep their low MRC they need to switch to Value Plans. T-Mobile is systematically trying to convert all its non traditional customers to post paid contracts. Aside from moving EM+ customers to Value Plans they are allowing they are allowing all Flex Pay customers with 6months+ tenure to switch to traditional post paid plans. Again, eliminating all non traditional customers to fit the AT&T mold, and essentially doing AT&Ts dirty work before the deal is finalized.

  • http://twitter.com/squiggleslash s slash

    They can hope all they want. Two year contract, possibly locked to AT&T in the process, with no cheap handset to make up for the deal = NON STARTER.

  • funhiguy

    Don’t switch plans, I just did and got a plan that was worse and more expensive, they don’t tell you that the grandfathered plan that you were in would be void and you can’t go back if you change your mind.  I really got messed up my tmo

    • Dylans_angel_2007

      considering you have to agree to the 2 year contract through the automated system, and that is part of the script the automated system reads to you, yes, you were told about the grandfathered rate plan no longer being available. next time listen to the recording that is played for you.

    • Dylans_angel_2007

      considering you have to agree to the 2 year contract through the automated system, and that is part of the script the automated system reads to you, yes, you were told about the grandfathered rate plan no longer being available. next time listen to the recording that is played for you.

    • jarjon76

      T-Mobile didn’t screw you, you screwed yourself by not paying attention to the terms of the contract you agreed to. Put away the victim card, please.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    my choice is simple and easy, let me change to VALUE PLAN without the $1000 migration fee for my 5 lines, if not let me cancel my plan without ETF when AT&T buys tmobile.

    • jarjon76

      In other words you don’t want to do what you agreed to when you signed your contract. Another “want, want, want” consumer.

    • jarjon76

      In other words you don’t want to do what you agreed to when you signed your contract. Another “want, want, want” consumer.

    • jarjon76

      In other words you don’t want to do what you agreed to when you signed your contract. Another “want, want, want” consumer.

  • Jaygqitalia

    Well since i wont be going to sprint , and verizone is just too expensive, ill change my plan right before it takes effect that att has acquired them. In all reality, who knows what plans will be out by then. Granted you cant really beat what I have now. 69.99 unlimited everything no contract em+ , so im sure id lock myself into that for 2 years. Im from NYC so i basically get service anywhere anyway , no matter what the carrier is, so not really worried about att

    • Anonymous

      how did you get that?  My EMP plan is Unlimited everything for $139.99

    • Anonymous

      how did you get that?  My EMP plan is Unlimited everything for $139.99

  • TonyJohns

    Correct me if I’m wrong, does Value plans come with phone discounts? It was my understanding that a two year contract was required, but you still would have to pay full price for a phone.  Is that correct?

  • TonyJohns

    Correct me if I’m wrong, does Value plans come with phone discounts? It was my understanding that a two year contract was required, but you still would have to pay full price for a phone.  Is that correct?

    • Jaygqitalia

      pay discounted price as first payment , then either 10 or 15 a month for 20 months depends on the phone. I also think thats based on credit approval also , so id be sol 

      • Dylans_angel_2007

        if your approved for service then you are approved for eip on the value plan.  $300 per line. 

      • Dylans_angel_2007

        if your approved for service then you are approved for eip on the value plan.  $300 per line. 

      • Dylans_angel_2007

        if your approved for service then you are approved for eip on the value plan.  $300 per line. 

    • Jaygqitalia

      pay discounted price as first payment , then either 10 or 15 a month for 20 months depends on the phone. I also think thats based on credit approval also , so id be sol 

    • Anonymous

      The value plan does not have a phone subsidy. That costs $20 per month extra.

      • TonyJohns

        Wow, it’s better for me to just keep my EM+ plan now.  At least then I have the option to leave anytime I want.  I’m going to keep my EM+ plan until they physically cut off my service.  Then I will just move on over to Sprint.

    • Diamond_Prince

      Yes your right it doesnt come with any discounts and you do have to pay full price for phones but they let you pay it in payments up to 2 years payments so thats cool $10-$20 a month for a phone

      • Brian

        You save some money swiching to the 49.99 plan but you pay it back when you change phones…they are moving the monthly payments around.

  • T-Mo Convert

    Anyone who has seriously compared prices knows that T-Mobile value plans are a great deal, even if you have to pay full retail for the phone.  I just switched from Sprint after 10 years with them because of their crazy $10 premium data add-on which is on top of of my already too high unlimited everything plan.  I now pay less at T-Mobile for TWO PHONES than I did at Sprint for ONE PHONE.  Verizon and At&T were even higher.  Sometimes the grass is greener….

    • Jeffreygreen1315

      Unless you have to call cs. Today I was on hold for 55min. That’s total BS when the wait time was less than 3min before the announced purchase!

    • Jeffreygreen1315

      Unless you have to call cs. Today I was on hold for 55min. That’s total BS when the wait time was less than 3min before the announced purchase!

  • T-Mo Convert

    Anyone who has seriously compared prices knows that T-Mobile value plans are a great deal, even if you have to pay full retail for the phone.  I just switched from Sprint after 10 years with them because of their crazy $10 premium data add-on which is on top of of my already too high unlimited everything plan.  I now pay less at T-Mobile for TWO PHONES than I did at Sprint for ONE PHONE.  Verizon and At&T were even higher.  Sometimes the grass is greener….

  • Gorthex

    I would do it in a heartbeat if they didn’t charge full price for phones

  • Gorthex

    I would do it in a heartbeat if they didn’t charge full price for phones

  • Gorthex

    I would do it in a heartbeat if they didn’t charge full price for phones

  • Gorthex

    I would do it in a heartbeat if they didn’t charge full price for phones

  • Gorthex

    I would do it in a heartbeat if they didn’t charge full price for phones

  • Gorthex

    I would do it in a heartbeat if they didn’t charge full price for phones

  • Anonymous

    I switched from my old $59.99 Even More Plus plan with a 200MB data cap to a $49.99 Value plan with a 2GB data cap.

    I figure that would be a good contract price to have if I have to deal with AT&T in the future as the current equivalent AT&T plan is $84.99.

    • Anonymous

      That’s funny. I used to pay $40+$5(data) for a EM+ plan. Free texting through app. Didn’t need to fork over the $60, so Value only increases price for me.

      But, picking Value only delays the need to get off AT&T by ~2 years. Why wait?

    • Anonymous

      That’s funny. I used to pay $40+$5(data) for a EM+ plan. Free texting through app. Didn’t need to fork over the $60, so Value only increases price for me.

      But, picking Value only delays the need to get off AT&T by ~2 years. Why wait?

    • Brian

      Did you have any “Plan switching fee?”

      • LC

        No, there aren’t any migration fees when you move from even more plus to value because you don’t have a contract. There are only migration fees if you still have a balance remaining on your contract.

  • Anonymous

    I switched from my old $59.99 Even More Plus plan with a 200MB data cap to a $49.99 Value plan with a 2GB data cap.

    I figure that would be a good contract price to have if I have to deal with AT&T in the future as the current equivalent AT&T plan is $84.99.

  • Diamond_Prince

    OMG SOME PPL ARE STUPID!!

    IF THE BUYOUT GOES THRU YOU WONT HAVE TO PAY MORE. YOU WILL HAVE A 2 YEAR CONTRACT AND WHEN IT ENDS IF YOU WANT TO STAY YES YOU WILL PAY MORE BUT IF YOU CHOOSE TO LEAVE YOUR GOING TO STILL PAY MORE FOR VERIZON OR SPRINT. ALSO YOU DONT HAVE TO CHANGE TO THE NEW PLANS IF YOU DONT WANT TO. THERE JUST SUGGESTING IT. AND NO YOU WONT PAY $200 TO SWITCH THE REASON IS CUZ YOU DONT HAVE A CONTRACT DUH!!! SO ITS FREE FOR YOU. PLUS YOU GET THE CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR CREDIT SCORE GO UP WITH THE 2 YEAR CONTRACT. FOR THE PPL THAT HAVE CRAPPY CREDIT..

    • Mr_malina

      Cell bills don’t appear on your credit unless it goes to collections.

      • Diamond_Prince

        Your wrong.. It makes your credit score go up the longer you have it.

        • Private Public

          The only way your score goes up is when the inquiry falls off your credit report after two years. Cell service, like electric companies do nothing to improve your credit score whatsoever. They do not report unless you don’t pay your bill end go into collections.

    • Mr_malina

      Cell bills don’t appear on your credit unless it goes to collections.

  • JasonVargas

    I just switched from EM+ to value its alot cheaper. And your right they told me if ATT deal went through I would HAVE to change my plan

  • Freefitcoach

    It makes sense that plus plans would be at risk post AT&T deal since there is no contract to have to stick to.

    • Anonymous

      That’s exactly right. The no contract thing works both ways. You’re not obligated to them, they’re not obligated to you.

    • Anonymous

      That’s exactly right. The no contract thing works both ways. You’re not obligated to them, they’re not obligated to you.

    • Anonymous

      That’s exactly right. The no contract thing works both ways. You’re not obligated to them, they’re not obligated to you.

  • http://twitter.com/Mike_Albatrosov Michael Albatrosov

    Doesnt even matter if you dont get a discount on the phone…. the price you pay upfront is the discounted phone price, and you also pay at most 15/mo extra. $75/mo unlimited everything vs the $79.99 truly unlimited. Save $5 a month until you pay the phone off. then you are back down to $59.98

  • http://twitter.com/Mike_Albatrosov Michael Albatrosov

    Doesnt even matter if you dont get a discount on the phone…. the price you pay upfront is the discounted phone price, and you also pay at most 15/mo extra. $75/mo unlimited everything vs the $79.99 truly unlimited. Save $5 a month until you pay the phone off. then you are back down to $59.98

  • http://twitter.com/Mike_Albatrosov Michael Albatrosov

    Doesnt even matter if you dont get a discount on the phone…. the price you pay upfront is the discounted phone price, and you also pay at most 15/mo extra. $75/mo unlimited everything vs the $79.99 truly unlimited. Save $5 a month until you pay the phone off. then you are back down to $59.98

  • Anonymous

    For me, unless the deal doesn’t go through we are not doing a contact. Rather take my chances and wait it out.

  • 21stNow

    I refuse to go on a contract of any kind for this line.  That is why I’m with T-Mobile in the first place.  I can’t say for sure that AT&T won’t change the rate plan for EMP customers, however, I am willing to take the chance.  AT&T Mobility is just now (8/31/11) forcing people off of AT&T Wireless plans from six(?) years ago.  I’m going to take this as precedent and not worry about not having a contract at buyout time.  If things don’t go the way that I think that they will, I can hit the highway.

    Another reason that it wouldn’t make sense for me to switch is that in order for me to get the same thing that I have on my EMP plan now, a Value plan would cost $5 more.  A contract (with an ETF) for a non-subsidized phone?  T-Mobile can keep that.

    • Commander_Fury

      We think alike . Plus if the merger doesn’t go through we can still keep our rates . The smart thing to do would be to wait it out . Locking in on a contract rate when a phone isn’t discounted or provided it pretty silly .

    • Commander_Fury

      We think alike . Plus if the merger doesn’t go through we can still keep our rates . The smart thing to do would be to wait it out . Locking in on a contract rate when a phone isn’t discounted or provided it pretty silly .

    • Commander_Fury

      We think alike . Plus if the merger doesn’t go through we can still keep our rates . The smart thing to do would be to wait it out . Locking in on a contract rate when a phone isn’t discounted or provided it pretty silly .

    • Commander_Fury

      We think alike . Plus if the merger doesn’t go through we can still keep our rates . The smart thing to do would be to wait it out . Locking in on a contract rate when a phone isn’t discounted or provided it pretty silly .

  • Hurlamania

    If they want em+ customers to switch to a value plan they need to offer a one time phone discount. Then I’d switch. I’m not going to sign for 2 years for 5 dollar savings a month.

    • Hurlamania

      And I would add international service and caller tunes.

      • Ggdron00

        Hello im a tmo csr and although you might prefer a discount on a new phone the value plan is still much better even if your paying full price for a phone. Just an example a 2 line family plan with a discount on phone (classic plan) would cost you 139.99 plus tax with unlm talk text and 2gb data and a value plan is 99.99 for all the same features, thats $40 your saving per month and the most youll pay for a phone is $15 a month on top of your 99.99 so thats still $25 less than you would pay for a classic plan.

        • Viper4774

          Currently i’m em+ with a contract with 3000 minutes per month and a 5gb cap for 2 lines at $189 monthly. No because I do have a contract I am already locked in at my rate after the merger which I hope doesn’t happen. So remember some of the em+ are contracted also.

        • guest

          Technically if you have a contracted EM+ you shouldn’t. The person who contracted you was going against policy as EM+ is a non contracted account. Unless you switched over because of some crazy situation; contracted EM+ customers are very rare.

  • Brian

    $200 “Plan switching fee.”

    I currently have a Even More Plan paying aprox. $146 including all taxes and fees for 2 lines.  This plan includes 750 shared mins, unlimited txting and 5GB full speed web (I updated my plan at the beginning of the year.)

    Anyway, I tired to change my plan to the $49.99 per line deal expecting to eat some activation fees but thinking it would still save money after a few months however when I tired to change the plan last week I found out there is a “Plan switching fee”…that costs $200 per line.  $200 per line, upfront now, blowing out any savings I thought I could be getting.

    My point is, these plans are geared toward new customers that T-Mobile wants to lock down for 2 years…not for us loyal customers.  (Been with T-Mobile for 5+ years.)  Was disappointed this weekend.

    - Brian

    • CRT24

      This has been addressed numerous times Brian….the fee has to do with your contract end date and if you have $200 per line fee to switch then you are less than 12 months into your existing contract……it will go down as you get closer to the end of your contract and will be nothing when you have 183 days or less left on your current contract. Any existing customer can switch to this but there has to some stipulations for people to be able to switch to these lower cost plans otherwise people who just got a discount on a phone 2 months ago could switch and would get the lower rate in addition to full discount on a phone……surely you realize that is not fiscally prudent for T-Mobile to allow that to happen so the prorated migration fees are in place to recover some of the previous phone subsidy in exchange for a much lower rate. This has absolutely nothing to do with current vs New customers.

    • CRT24

      This has been addressed numerous times Brian….the fee has to do with your contract end date and if you have $200 per line fee to switch then you are less than 12 months into your existing contract……it will go down as you get closer to the end of your contract and will be nothing when you have 183 days or less left on your current contract. Any existing customer can switch to this but there has to some stipulations for people to be able to switch to these lower cost plans otherwise people who just got a discount on a phone 2 months ago could switch and would get the lower rate in addition to full discount on a phone……surely you realize that is not fiscally prudent for T-Mobile to allow that to happen so the prorated migration fees are in place to recover some of the previous phone subsidy in exchange for a much lower rate. This has absolutely nothing to do with current vs New customers.

    • Markitos

      Looks like that offer is for Even More Plus customers only, I agree TMobile needs to do more to keep current customers from jumping .

      • CRT24

        It is not for EM+ customers only! It is for any customer that wants to switch to it and there could be fees involve depending on remaining contract…..and in fact EM+ customer cannot switch to classic plans, they can only do value which is a better deal anyway and most EM+ customers will not have contracts, thus no fee to switch. T-Mobile gives both current and new customers the best rates with a great network and phone selection so I think T-Mobile “gives” all customers plenty.

        • LC

          Technically they can switch to classic plans and have been able to for a while. You just have to perform an upgrade.

        • firebird

          When Value Plans came out they changed it so EM+ can’t switch to Classic anymore.

        • CRT24

          Actually they can’t switch to classic, technically or otherwise and as I said before, why would anyone want to?? It has been well established that value plans are less than classic plans even with full cost phones. The only way they could switch to classic is to cancel and activate new numbers on the classic plan, activation fees and all.

    • Markitos

      Looks like that offer is for Even More Plus customers only, I agree TMobile needs to do more to keep current customers from jumping .

    • jarjon76

      Ah yes, the tired “us loyal customers” gripe has reared its ugly head again. You don’t deserve special treatment because you’ve been with a company for a long time.

      As far as the rest of your post, you are correct in $200 per line to switch plans is silly. However, you did sign a contract agreeing to pay the amount you pay for the plan you’re on. Whether you are or not, you come off as one of those “I wanna get out of something I signed but don’t want to pay what I agreed upon”.

    • jarjon76

      Ah yes, the tired “us loyal customers” gripe has reared its ugly head again. You don’t deserve special treatment because you’ve been with a company for a long time.

      As far as the rest of your post, you are correct in $200 per line to switch plans is silly. However, you did sign a contract agreeing to pay the amount you pay for the plan you’re on. Whether you are or not, you come off as one of those “I wanna get out of something I signed but don’t want to pay what I agreed upon”.