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  • 30. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    verhouze

    For tmobile to be so vague and take so long on this issue is not winning friends.

  • 31. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    miket

    verhouze wrote:

    For tmobile to be so vague and take so long on this issue is not winning friends.

     

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       To be blunt - what's the big deal?  It's like leasing an apt. for a year.  You can keep paying by the month to month after that - but the landlord can raise the rent anytime or you can leave anytime.  If your contract is up w. TM, they can cancel.  So can you.  If you want to be under contract, go ahead and sign up now with what they have to offer.  If you like what they have, sign, if not, keep paying until they give you notice and leave.  Assuming you have good service now, the only reason to leave would be to pay more $ elsewhere.

  • 32. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    verhouze

    miket wrote:

    To be blunt - what's the big deal?  It's like leasing an apt. for a year.  You can keep paying by the month to month after that - but the landlord can raise the rent anytime or you can leave anytime.  If your contract is up w. TM, they can cancel.  So can you.  If you want to be under contract, go ahead and sign up now with what they have to offer.  If you like what they have, sign, if not, keep paying until they give you notice and leave.  Assuming you have good service now, the only reason to leave would be to pay more $ elsewhere.

     

     

     

    You must wait around waiting for someone to say something in this thread LOL. Do you have an old grandfathered plan? I didn't think so. Have a nice evening and Thanksgiving.

  • 33. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    jtaclas

    miket wrote:

     

    verhouze wrote:

    For tmobile to be so vague and take so long on this issue is not winning friends.

     

    .

     

       To be blunt - what's the big deal?  It's like leasing an apt. for a year.  You can keep paying by the month to month after that - but the landlord can raise the rent anytime or you can leave anytime.  If your contract is up w. TM, they can cancel.  So can you.  If you want to be under contract, go ahead and sign up now with what they have to offer.  If you like what they have, sign, if not, keep paying until they give you notice and leave.  Assuming you have good service now, the only reason to leave would be to pay more $ elsewhere.

    You do not appear to understand the fundamental point of the discussion.  In your apartment analogy, the terms can change or be broken after the end of the lease.  What is going on now is that T-Mobile will be moving people who are still under contract from one plan to another.  This was confirmed in October, but T-Mobile isn't releasing further details until January.  Until then, I have to assume that we're all still under contract, and if we leave at this point, we are still subject to early termination fees.  To return to your analogy, it would be like if you were on a lease until next July, but your landlord told you over a month ago that they are moving you to a different apartment at some point in January, with no further details to date as to what your new apartment would cost or what the amenities are .  And you can't move before then, because until they break the lease, you are still under the lease, and may lose your deposit if you break the lease first.  I think we'd all like a better idea of what is happening.

  • 34. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    gramps28

    Everything I've read are the people being migrated have the pre EM and Classic plans and are most

    than likely off contract anyway since to receive a subsidized upgrade on those plans would require a plan

    change to a newer plan, contract renewal, so actually the lease analogy makes sense.

  • 35. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    verhouze

    Is GM (get more)  before  EM?

  • 36. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    gramps28

    I believe so. When I first signed up with Tmobile I think I had a get more plan

    that I had to change to an EM family plan when I added my wife to my plan.

     

    It seems like they're getting rid of all the Omnipoint plans and other carrier plans that they

    have taken over.

  • 37. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    miket

    IF you are under contract, TM will try and induce you to change by various concessions.  IF you still have up to 13 months left, then you can force them to honor the contract for another 13 months.  Nobody will have a contract that goes beyond 3/15 because the no contract plan came in 4/13.  

    Our bill went from $150 to $100 (incl. about $10 taxes on each bill) when they lowed the rates in April.

  • 38. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    miket

    gramps28 wrote:

     

    I believe so. When I first signed up with Tmobile I think I had a get more plan

    that I had to change to an EM family plan when I added my wife to my plan.

     

    It seems like they're getting rid of all the Omnipoint plans and other carrier plans that they

    have taken over.

     

            Omnipoint???  That's got to go back before year 2000.  I was on Omnipoint a few years before that.  Had a NYC number even tho I was in Ca. to take advantage of their 29¢ intl roaming for incoming calls.   Voicestream took Omnipoint in 2000.  TM took them over a few years later and at that time opened operations in Ca.   They discontined those intl. rates about a year later - but they let me stay grandfathered in.  Then, about 5 years ago or so, had to give up that feature to change to a much better voice plan.    This was about the same time TM initiated wifi calling.

    Bottom line - had to give up last vestiges of Omnipoint 5+ years ago.  That first plan in NYC cost $19.95/mo. and incl. either 50 or 100 minutes.  Extra minutes were expensive.  Hardly ever used it in U.S.

  • 39. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    gramps28

    I've seen posts of people who claim to still have Omnipoint plans,

    whether that's true or not.

  • 40. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    miket

    Don't forget - first plans on cellular were just voice.  Data didn't exist.  I can't recall if SMS existed by the time Omnipoint opened shop - I don't think so.

       I go back to the day cellular first came on line.  Just a fixed phone in a car w. a "curly" antenna fixed to the back.  Then a bag phone.  Then the famous Moto brick phone.  All analogue.  $45/mo.  no minutes incl.  Minutes were 45¢ daytime, 20¢ at nite.  Any call out of your area, LD.  Traveling out of your area, roaming at $1+ a day and could be $1/min.

       By the time Omnipoint came along, cellular systems were digital.  GSM became the world wide std. except U.S. and Canada which had both GSM and CDMA.  The original analogue was called AMPS.

  • 41. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    gramps28

    The first one I got was a bag phone with a 50 minute plan

    and you only used it for emergency.

     

    I like how the phone went from big and bulky to the small Startacs and now back to

    the size of the Note 3's.

  • 42. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    tidbits

    Or the Xperia Z Ultra? Lol even the Samsung Note 8!!!

  • 43. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    tonyyayo

    The big deal is I could have changed months ago and been saving money already but I was hoping for that $45 plan instead of the walmart plan. They know exactly which plans are going to be migrated I don't understand why they dont just tell us already. Ive already given them more money than I should be since this was announced. Still trying to suck what they can off me.

  • 44. Re: Any new info on forced migration of grandfathered plans?
    gramps28

    What plan are you on now since we now know how they are doing the

    switch. The older the plan the sooner you will be migrated.

     

    I have a Value plan so I will probably be one of the last.