$3 per month plan

blipped

    Follow-up.....


    T-Mobile website specify:


    1)  $3.00 per month for 30 minutes/text.  Afterward, it is .10 cents per.

         Does that really make sense?

     

    2)  "Add a high-speed data pass.  Need high-speed data?  Our flexible passes will keep you streaming

          and downloading at 4G LTE speeds, plus each pass includes Smartphone Mobile Hotspot."

         $5/day: Daily pass - up to 500MB 4G LTE data;  $10/week:  Weekly pass - up to 1GB of 4G LTE data.


    2a)   Where is it on 'My Account'?  Should not have to call 611, to hear something totally different.

         $5/day means up to 500MB; but, $10/week, does not mean 1GB data.  It means 1 week of unlimited

         talk & text. 


    T-Mobile gaming?

     



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      • ttafamily

        Re: $3 per month plan

        Caveat: I'm a user with a $3/month plan. As far as I know:

         

        1) With the $3/month plan, each minute costs you 10 cents. Each text message also costs you 10 cents.

         

        2a) When I call 611 from the phone, I hear 3 options:

        1. $5 for a 1 day pass allowing a max of 500MB of data
        2. $10 for a 1-week pass with unlimited talk and text but no data
        3. $10 for a 1-week pass with 1GB of data
        • smplyunprdctble

          Re: $3 per month plan

          blipped wrote:

           

          1)  $3.00 per month for 30 minutes/text.  Afterward, it is .10 cents per.

               Does that really make sense?

           

          Actually, Pay As You Go Phone Plans | Best Daily Prepaid Phone Plans | T-Mobile says "10 cents", not ".10 cents" -- there's a huge difference there.  Don't believe me?  Do a google search for "Verizon Math .002"

           

          And, it does make sense.  You're getting a dime per minute or text, no matter what you refill with (previously it was a sliding scale and the only way you could get a dime per minute or text was to refill with $100.  If I recall correctly, the old rates $10 gave you 30 minutes, so you're saving a lot of money there if you were doing small minute refills.

           

          2)  "Add a high-speed data pass.  Need high-speed data?  Our flexible passes will keep you streaming

                and downloading at 4G LTE speeds, plus each pass includes Smartphone Mobile Hotspot."

               $5/day: Daily pass - up to 500MB 4G LTE data;  $10/week:  Weekly pass - up to 1GB of 4G LTE data.

          What's wrong with this?  They're encouraging you to buy the "better packages" -- it's no different than going to the movie theater and it's twenty cents more for six times the amount of popcorn.  Also, 500MB in a day is a lot - way overkill, but possibly necessary in emergencies.  1GB a week is "generally" normal data use (I use about 4GB/mo, which translates to 1GB/week)

           

          blipped wrote:

           

          2a)   Where is it on 'My Account'?  Should not have to call 611, to hear something totally different.

               $5/day means up to 500MB; but, $10/week, does not mean 1GB data.  It means 1 week of unlimited

               talk & text.

          On Demand Data Passes suggests the navigation in My Account.

            • ttafamily

              Re: $3 per month plan

              On Demand Data Passes does not apply to the pre-paid $3/month plan, as per tmo_mike_c in this thread:

              The specified item was not found.

               

              To add a data pass while on the pre-paid $3/month plan, you have to dial 611 from your phone.

              • blipped

                Re: $3 per month plan

                Amazingly, I caught the attention of smplyunprdctble!  Just can't resist.


                $3 per month is a waste of space.  All T-Mobile had to display was .10 cents per talk

                and text (basic).  Preferably, T-Mo should not have changed the plans. 


                On a scholar's point of view (smply), .10 cents (or $0.10), should be 10 cents.  Is their

                really a difference?  Of all references....Verizon. 


                Last time I went to a movie theater?  Somewhere in the 1990's. No comparison there.


                On Demand Pass?  Agree with ttafamily 100%!  Now what smply?  


                  • smplyunprdctble

                    Re: $3 per month plan

                    Again, not .10 cents.  There's a HUGE difference -- like 100 fold.  .10cents and $.10 are NOT the same thing.

                     

                    And, $3 isn't a waste of space -- There are plenty of people who use less than 30 minutes/texts per month.  I'm imagining this was to encourage those folks to use minutes.  Get them addicted to use more.  Kinda like crack, but better for teeth