55+ Plan does not include Netflix ,
55+ Plan is not eligible for any insider Hookups, or certain other discounts (Unfortunately T-Mobile does not explain what these discount exclusions are).
And also.... your 55+ Plan can only have two lines maximum.... you currently can not add more lines.
There is Mobile Hotspot data at max 3G speeds included with the 55+ Plan.... but as you stated you can upgrade that with the “AMP up T-Mobile One Unlimited Plan” to 20 GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot (with unlimited 3G thereafter) you get a bunch of other little extras too like the unlimited HD streaming while in the US (requires activation). and I have no clue how much the AMP up tmobile one unlimited plan 55+ cost... i would have to reserch that one.
Can I ask why you want to switch from your current plan (T-Mobile One Plus) to migrate over to the 55+ Plan?
Why not add your wife to your current plan?
If the money is a factor... how much will you save monthly if youswitched to the 55+ Plan (with your wife) as opposed to adding your wife to your current plan?
Assuming no other promotions, two users on straight T-Mobile One costs $120/month, while two users on the 55+ plan is $70/month.
That's according to the current prices on the Web site.
Once on that plan there really are no promotions because that plan is a promotion. All of the couples I have gotten to switch over to that plan are more than happy with it. Of course if you were to travel very often out of the States you would see I missing feature there however all the people I know are the top to stay home or travel within the United States and have had no service issues and are at $70 flat a month. Of course if they decide to upgrade phones they have that added charge but the plan itself is $70 total. A couple of them have tablets and have had no issue on 3-g tethering.
I would switch over if i were in your shoes... but you have to be comfortable with it.
Your wants, needs, and standards are different from mine, and others. I read on T-Mobile Website the Amp Upgrade is only $10 each if you put it on both your line and on your wifes line. If you only add the ANP upgrade to your line it will cost $15 a month. I would go with the $10 per line offer if I were you. So your bill would be $90 per month. I would verify that there are no hidden fees or taxes associated with the Amp upgrade and verify your projected monthly bill just to be sure.
Saving $50 a month/ $600 a year is a great incentive to switch.
T-Mobile have promotions and incentives all the time, so in the future if there is “something new” that can be added at a discounted rate, you may not be eligible. A couple of years ago T-Mobile gave a 2 Free lines.... and about a month or so after that they gave another free line to its customers.... but people with a single line account was not eligible unfortunately. So be aware, there is a possibility of a similar promotion in the future you may not be able to take advantage of. But if you are saving $600 a year, that glittery promotion may be only fools gold. You actually have nothing to lose and 600 things every year to gain.
As snn555 stated “Do it”
I switched over when it first came out and I pay $60 a month after a $5 per line bill credit.
I also was able to get the LG V30 bogo offer since I didn't need to add a line.
I need to make a correction, a small clarification with my previous post. I stated there is a two line maximum for the 55+ Plan, thats not entirely true. Additional plan details states... If you need data lines T-Mobile ONE for Tablets & Wearables and other Mobile Internet lines can be added alongside your voice lines. But, the maximum voice lines you can currently have under the 55+ Plan are 2 lines.
sorry for any confusion
Do it! I've gotten 3 over 55 couples to switch. 3G tethering IS included.
Went to the local T-Mobile shop and made the switch. The agent knew what he was doing, but it took a bit longer than expected. Probably because we made my wife the primary account holder and me just an added user; I'm not going to live forever, but she probably will.