I woud like to:
a) buy full price One S
b) put in a Monthly 4G sim card, $30 for unlimited web, 100 mins
How do I do that? One the main T-mobile website, it offers One S for $200, but then it wants me to buy those ridiculously expensive plans. On monthly 4G page they do have sensibly priced plans, but the phones are utter ****. But surely, if I buy a full price for the phone I should be able to use it at a sensible price? Why is t-mobile not willing to sell me a full price one?
I just don't get the american approach towards mobile telephony, it is really confusing with these branded phones...
Go to local T-Mobile store and pick one up at cost then activate thru T-Mobile.com
+1 just go into a T-Mobile store and say:
and the rep will gladly help you out. I bought mine for full price cause I'm an addict (granted I sold my SGS2 for $450 on ebay the day before so that made things a lot easier!)
Also, when you are in the upgrade screen there are usually different options at the top for prices with 2 year extension or no contract extension and then usually a little price line pull down in the phone screen. That's where it showed for me with the full price phone.
Not sure if this helps but I saw this on some other forums that through student rate you can get the $35 activation fee waived and 10% off monthly recurring charges on certain plans. http://www.studentrate.com/studentrate/gatech/get-gatech-student-deals/T-Mobile-Discounts-for-StudentRate-Members--/0
thanks a lot for your answers. This all sounds cool. There is one snafu, though:
one S requires a micro SIM card.
the $30 unlimited web, 100 mins plan is web only, and as far as I can tell, ordering monthly4G in the form of SIM card only gives you standard size SIM card. Now, do I have ***** to cut that?
T-mobile pricing just makes no sense.
Over 24 months, with monthly4G (100 mins, 5Gb) + full price phone, you pay:
30x24+650 = 1370
The cheapest comparable classic plan is 500 mins + 2G (I really don't care about minutes, I don't speak with anyone over the phone) with subsidised price is
24*70+200 = 1880
that is over $500 more expensive. The same story is with other carriers. Why would anyone then get a plan? I just don't get it. What am I missing?
pinegreen wrote: that is over $500 more expensive. The same story is with other carriers. Why would anyone then get a plan? I just don't get it. What am I missing?
It's a sad commentary on people's math or personal finance skills. Even after explaining this
to friends, most still don't get it. They are attracted to the $200 or less hardware price and get imagine
paying $650 for a phone.
Yey, it did work after all. Went to a local shop, bought the full price one s ($600+tax), a micro sim card + activation pack (~40+tax) and now I indeed managed to get $30 a month for unlimited web (5G at 4G speeds) + 100 mins. So far, so good, phone is quite good!
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