We have five lines with the SimpleChoice North America 10GB plan. Four of those lines were "paid for" and then we got the fifth line as part of a "free line" promotion. We pay $140/mo, which comes to a total of about $165/month (tax included). We also pay $10.99/mo for Netflix, separately. We have the below benefits on our plan:
No annual service contracts or overages
The highest data usage for an individual account is up to about 8.5GB; with the rollover, none of us ever goes over the 10GB. We don't really stream music (but nice bene). We don't usually go to Canada or Mexico, but don't want to pay if we do. Definitely WANT the overseas texting and roaming, though we don't really use it. Wifi calling is key. Didn't even know we had the Gogo inflight benefit. AND, we definitely use the mobile hotspot (if that means that we share our phone's cellular data connection with, for example, a nearby iPad).
Now, we have a couple of shiny new Apple Watch 3's with the LTE option. As I understand it, you can only add an Apple Watch to a T-Mobile ONE plan (not our existing plan). And, I understand that it's $10/mo for each watch.
So, my question is do we come out ahead or behind if we go with a T-Mobile ONE plan, for these five lines, plus two Apple Watches and Netflix?
- The unlimited data is not essential (we don't max out now).
- I'm not sure how the plans differ on video streaming (the kids stream more video than the adults do).
- I'm not sure how the plans differ on music streaming (ditto above).
- THE BIG ISSUE: seems to be the mobile hotspot. Currently, we get hotspot at 4G speeds, but in the T-Mobile ONE--unless we pay more--we get only 3G speeds. What is a kid likely to notice on his iPad, streaming YouTube?
Thanks for your thoughts!