T-Mobile Stores Receiving New Monthly4G Brochures Ahead Of Revamp

With just a few more days till October 16th and T-mobile’s planned Monthly4G revamp, T-Mobile retail stores are beginning to receive brochures for display. Sunday also marks the introduction of T-Mobile’s joint effort with Wal-Mart to introduce a $30 Monthly4G rate plan offering unlimited text and web as well 100 voice minutes. T-Mobile retail brochures as pictured above make no mention of the special offer from Wal-Mart that can only be purchased off T-Mobile.com.

T-Mobile is certainly readying some attractive prepaid rate plans in the hope of staving off the prepaid competition, an area T-Mobile needs to remain competitive in order to offset expected postpaid customer losses. The $60 plan is perfect for customers who wish to land somewhere in the middle of T-Mobile’s $50 and $70 plans where a huge gap had existed between data allotment. The $1, $2 and $3 pay-by-the-day plans are perfect for individuals with sporadic wireless usage that exists more for emergency purposes than for long winded chats with your cousin in Phoenix.

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  • http://twitter.com/teardropcity teardropcity

    Any word on what the prepaid 4G phone WalMart is going to be offering?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179785066 Bailey Yordie

      None yet, I don’t think. I’m curious too.

  • Cielo Moreno127

    Is this really enough to garner new customers before the so called AT&T takeover?

    • IT Guy

      Not ones who generate a profit, I’d think.

    • Anonymous

      I think many people are afraid of moving to Tmobile because of that.  If they are not under contract and just on a  prepaid, theres nothing to say their plan will continue.  Funny I was in WM this morning, and the cell phone employees are just so uninformed about what they’re selling.   I caught them in several mistakes.  They just say the merger isn’t happening so no need to worry.  (I also wonder about the WM family mobile since thats basically a tmobile plan too)  I think the merger either needs to go through or not – its causing a lot of uncertainty among customers.  $50 prepaid would be great if they had some more affordable phones.  Its great if your contract expired and you h ave a good phone you want to keep and still works well.  otherwise, You have to weigh things out.  Im gonna try the $30 for the next few months if my phone will not die before that.  ITs just a hassle to set up.  They told me I need to go to the store to try to save my contacts on my old sim vs buying a new sim.  But they also told me the store wil charge $10 instead of the website $6.95  Not sure if thats accurate.

      • Andre1west

        You don’t have to go to a retail store at all. My postpaid plan ( Blackberry 8120 with no data plan) ended and I went to prepaid and the switched me over the phone.  When initially effective you receive a $5 credit on your new postpaid acct so that you can call TMO and pay your $30 for the 1500 minutes or text. I didn’t need a new sim card, my contacts stayed the same. I did lose the 5 myfaves speed dials screen though. Just re-upped online last week. It seems that the retail stores are giving incorrect info about having to get a new sim card. 

        • Anonymous

          We’ll see.  Calling Tmobile Cust Serv is like Russian Roulette; you never know what you’re going to get.  They told me Id get a text by 12 Noon telling me to call a number to activate the prepaid.  Ive gotten nothing.  Ive noticed my phone has changed in terms of the #s to call to check balance etc…but now all it says is that I have to add my prepaid amount by 12/13 or will go pay as you go.  Doesnt make no sense since I have no thing there right now – shouldn’t it by Nov not Dec?  Also , Today is Oct 15 and I was told that would be my cut off date – I did th at on purpose so it would be easy to remember the 15th of every month.  I was told that was the date my prepaid would go into effect…and now its saying the 13th and I have no clue what is going on.  How can I not have to put money in until Dec?  What about this upcoming month since I haven’t put anything in?  It really is a disaster.  I guess Ill have t o take a deep breath and take my chances with calling prepaid yet again – and hope that for once I get an operator that knows what they’re talking about.  But maybe I will try the Spanish line – its a good strategy

  • Cielo Moreno127

    Is this really enough to garner new customers before the so called AT&T takeover?

  • Anonymous

    Where’s $30 1500 minutes or messages with 30MB data? Why can’t T-mo have two $30 plans?

    • MagnumGourmet

      The $30 1,500 is at the bottom left of the photo.

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking of temporarily doing the $30 plan if my existing tmobile phone would continue to work.  I think I need a new battery which hopefully won’t cost too much.  But at times Im starting to hear echoes so not sure.  I don’t see why I have to buy anew sim card.  Just is going to cause more problems in screwing up my address book and contacts.  They need some more affordable phones with web.

    • Anonymous

      Where? at the bottom left of the second picture. What I was hoping when i opened this post/article was to see a $40 plan with at least 3000 minutes and messages and unlimited 2.5G(EDGE) web or at least 40 Mb.

  • -pk-

    I was in T-Mobile yesterday and they just had a conference call saying that other phones aren’t going to work on the walmart plan. I saw their very vague training material dated 10-4-11 talking about activating phones with the walmart plan. It wasn’t specific enough to tell if other phones were elgible as it was only referring to the 5 featured phones. If you buy one of the eligible phones elsewhere it has to be activated online, tmobile cant activate the new plan in stores; I hope that’s all they were referring to in the conference call.

    I’m still trying to get some solid proof on the sim kit or test a sim swap with another phone. I was able to get one of the featured phones from walmart yesterday, but the new plan doesn’t show up when I try to activate it online yet. Walmart wont have their information forwarded to them about the new plan until 10-15-11, which is also the display date on the phone shipper they received. If you want to see if they have one near you, ask about T-Mobile Monthly phones with unlitmited web & text.

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile needs to improve coverage first. Especially in building coverage where ATT and Verizon dominate. Other than that these are great price points especially with the new amaze 4g and the sgs II already out. Hopefully Samsung will put out the nexus prime for tmobile then its going to be a real value

  • http://twitter.com/mmbutt MMB

    What is $1, $2 or $3 plan? What would be monthly charges on that?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      It’s pay-by-the-day so no monthly charges.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1339612527 Adrian Parks

      It clearly says “Pay By the Day” which means you are paying by the day and not the month. 

      You could easily do the math to figure out it would either be 30, 60, or 90 per month with those plans. The 3 dollar plan is a total ripoff though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1339612527 Adrian Parks

      It clearly says “Pay By the Day” which means you are paying by the day and not the month. 

      You could easily do the math to figure out it would either be 30, 60, or 90 per month with those plans. The 3 dollar plan is a total ripoff though.

  • Meagan

    I already see Tmobile Monthly4G promo signs posted in Los Angeles.
    Finally- Carly lost the hideous Magenta dress.
    Carly is now wearing form fitting black pants.
    Carly is bringing sexy back…

  • Anonymous

    Does any one have suggestions on the best place to find an inexpensive TMobile phone to use either on their prepaid or on the other GSM resellers like Simple Mobile?  I want to move to prepaid but my Tmob phone seems like its on its last legs.  I see on 3g, Tmobile offers $50, Simple Mobile $40 so ether of those would work for me…Tmobile might even work better with the $30 plan for me cuz I won’t use more than 1500 minutes/texts per month.  I just find the phones on Tmobiles website too expensive and that might push me to Virgin or Boost even if its $5 more than Tmobiles plan – esp if its only 3g.  (If you have a 4g phone, check Simple Mobile for $60 unlimited which I think would beat Tmobile’s plan if you need unlimited data).  I wish I didn’t have to buy anew sim – I don’t see why Tmobile can’t just switch my account from post paid (my contracts up) to prepaid.  Just was thinking on using Tmobile prepaid for now since i have a phone thats mine and paid for.  I just find the TMobile website phones are very pricey – and the ones on the prepaid site are poor unless they’re 300+.  And don’t even bother contacting cust support on prepaid- You’ll end up in the Phillipiens or Thailand and God, those operators don’t speak English and have no understanding of their own prepaid plans.  was very frustrating but its time to make a change even if it means forfeiting my old talk only plan.  

    • Tina

      T-Mobile can switch your from a postpaid to prepaid if your account is up.  Tell them you want to do a postpaid to prepaid conversion.  They will switch you no charge if your contract is up and give you a $5 credit.  Have done this already several times. 

      • Anonymous

        Do you have to tell them something for that?  They keep telling me I have to buy a new sim card and pay $10 for it.  Do I need to ask for a specific department?  My contract is up.

      • Anonymous

        THANK YOU TINA!  I got a rep that finally said that & knew what she was talking about.  I told her all the incorrect information I was given.  UNBELIEVABLE!  She said I will get a text tomorrow and then I need to call PREPAID to activate it.  She said there was a $5 credit but she couldn’t promise me that they would honor it.  So we’ll see.  Just like they told me incoming calls don’t count toward your minutes. FALSE.  That I had to buy a new SIM CARD.  FALSE.  That I had to go into a store to set it up.  FALSE.  That I had to get a new number and then port my existing TMobile Number. FALSE.  Just amazing.  I tried explaining this all to her so that maybe she could report it to as supervisor and they could pass it along to postpaid but they said that they are different departments so she didn’t really seem interested in that.  I just was hoping someone was listening in so they could see.  Every single rep Ive spoken to int he last 2 weeks has given me wrong information.  Just saved at least $20 a month probably – plus taxes and fees are less with prepaid…And when new plans come out, maybe Ill save even more until my phone dies.  Gonna buy a new battery now to make it last longer.  Why do they have to make it so frustrating and complicated when its not?  Thats why they’re losing customers; I had all but given up on Tmobile.

        • Anonymous

          The other good news is she said that if in the future Id want to go to postpaid, Id be considered a ‘new customer’ so then I will get all the new customer deals.  Worth it probably just for that.

    • Gwapo

      Excuse me! Matteorodrigo.. We Filipinos speak English! That is our second language.. It is PHILIPPINES not Phillipiens. Thanks

      • Anonymous

        Excuse me for typos for typing quickly.  I don’t know where the reps were from since they refused to tell me anything except Pacific.  I know how to spell the name of your country; sorry if I offended you.

        • xavi

          Luckily I speak Spanish and I don’t see any diference in Customer Support in Spanish in the last 6 to 7 years. (last 4 months on Monthly4G). Looks like they can’t outsource that to India. :)
          And if Indus start learning Spanish and insourcing, I know a third language and learning a fourth; and I’m not saying what those are.

        • Anonymous

          Maybe thats the solution since I speak Spanish too , I should just bypass Engl customer service.  Good idea.  Ive heard consumer reporters say that for years…Get speedier service -hit 2 for Spanish because the Spanish operators always speak English too

        • xavi

          Luckily I speak Spanish and I don’t see any diference in Customer Support in Spanish in the last 6 to 7 years. (last 4 months on Monthly4G). Looks like they can’t outsource that to India. :)
          And if Indus start learning Spanish and insourcing, I know a third language and learning a fourth; and I’m not saying what those are.

    • 555

      You can go and buy a tmobile phone by itself at walmart or target. You do not need to sign up or anything. You can just buy the phone.

  • pinto

    my question is if you are on a tmo prepaid plan, can you still nationwide roam for free onto at&ts network when needed like i can now? or is that 100% out of the question?

    • http://twitter.com/eb101 mynameseli

      yeah i roam on att all the time with myprepaid

      • pinto

        thank you for your answer mysameseli. i appreciate it.

      • Joiseyeric

        ummm, you don’t roam on other networks on prepaid!  You are stuck on the TMO network, so, no TMO coverage, no phone!  There is no AT&T roaming on prepaid!

  • Jsm

    @matteorodrigo:disqus I got the g2x off craigslist for $200  perfect condition.  u may want to try that

  • Jsm

    @matteorodrigo:disqus I got the g2x off craigslist for $200  perfect condition.  u may want to try that

  • Guest

    I have a question about prepaid calls…..My mother has a family plan and so do we, if we switch to a prepaid plan, would calls to the prepaid phones use her minutes or would it still be considered a tmobile to tmobile call?

  • post comment

    ok its 11:02 10-15-2011 can we please get some news about the $30 plan. is it gonn awork with any phone? yes, no, maybe.?

  • post comment

    ok its 11:02 10-15-2011 can we please get some news about the $30 plan. is it gonn awork with any phone? yes, no, maybe.?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      A quick search on this will yield a post that talks exactly about this!

  • Anonymous

    I went to Walmart last night to check on this plan and they had no clue
    it even existed. They said their TM rep had not given them any details
    or had even told them about it.

    They also did not have the TM version of the Galaxy 2S. Our thoughts
    were to get two Galaxy 2s and one Sensation under a new contract, cancel
    & pay the $200 ETF per phone. We would then use the new 4G phones
    with three of the $30 plans which is much cheaper than the family plan
    with a 2 yr contract.

    Does the 100 minutes exclude T-Mo to T-Mo calling? We can do the wifi
    calling while at home but we would need to be able to call each other
    when away from home.

    • Droidsoup

      Qik with them just do use the video.

  • guest

    will there be free nights and weekends on this plan