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Discussion in 'T-Mobile Forum' started by neh, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. neh

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    I am trying to decide between T-Mobile and Net10. I like T-Mobile's phones better than Net10. The rates cost more because I will not get a card higher than $25.00. They both get good service where I live. Can someone tell me which one you think I should get and why. Also, can you tell me about T-Mobile's Mobile Web for prepaid. How does it work? Also, I would like to know about T-Mobile's prepaid roaming. Also I would like any other information on T-Mobile TO GO. Thanks.
     
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    Re: To Go

    I use T-Mo2Go because it is priced right for light usage. A single payment of $100 (to get Gold Rewards) lasts me 3 years after 2- $10 refills. That's 3 years' service at $40 a YEAR. With Net10, you must pay $30/month, that's $360 a year! Net10 works great but you gotta use a lot of minutes to be worth it.

    They now both roam over most of the country, and local coverage is equal. The choice is less clear if you use close to 300 minutes a month. Then, both are $30 a month, but if you used less, you would PAY less with T-Mobile.
     
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    Re: To Go

    Not only do you have an infinitely larger number of compatible phones (you can even use "European" tri-bands!) ultimately you'll get a better deal with T-Mobile. Even if you choose not to get a higher value topup card (which does give you a cheaper per minute rate) eventually, even with $10, $25 or $50 topups you're going to reach the $100 "gold rewards" level which automatically gives you 15% more value for any money you put on your account. The only thing that might convince you to go with a cingular MVNO like TracFone or Net10 is that they often use the cingular network which has a bit better coverage away from metro areas. And also once you reach the "gold" level you will only need to add a minimal deposit ($10) to your account to keep the account for the entire year with only a yearly expiration date.
     
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    Re: To Go

    I have T-mo to go and it's a great deal for what I need as well. I'm gold rewards also.

    I have no complaints about my coverage or roaming etc. There is no roaming charges.

    I believe I have the basics tzones thing. I can connect to the site to look at my account and there are like a sports page, news pages, games, tones, pics, and a few other. I've honestly never bothered to "try" the internet thing on it as I have internet at home.

    I started my service with the Nokia phone they gave me..the Nokia 6110 or something like that. I unlocked it and sold it on ebay, and got a Nokia 3220b phone. Got it unlocked and now my husband will be using it soon as his Beyond Wireless is ending. I went and got the Motorola v360 and have not had any issues at all.

    Hope that helps and good luck ;)
     
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    The WAP is ok... TMobile has a list of sites on its tZones page. I use the ESPN link frequently. There are no data fees for using TZones. TMobile must be having a problem with its wap though; I'm able to visit other sites that aren't on the TZones page... these are usually blocked. For fill blown web for TMobile, you should consider the Sidekick.
     
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    If there is no service, will the phone roam onto another network for free?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Q's Mobile Device: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/3.0.6306/1558; en; U; ssr))

    It depends on your location. I'm in Florida and there is no roaming partner within 50 miles of my house... Look at their coverage map on the Tmobile site to check available coverage.
     
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    Is there UNLIMITED mobile to mobile??
     
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    No... This feature is available to postpaid customers only.
     
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    Re: To Go

    How do the T-Zones work? Is it like Cingular's Media Net? Can I access news and weather? How much does it cost?
     
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    Re: To Go

    T-Zones on TMTG gives you limited access to a few WAP sites.

    You can check your account to see how many minutes you have remaining or add minute topups.

    On "T-Mobile Web" you can access news and weather (CNN, ABC-news.) You can access ringtone downloads and a few other things.

    Some have said that other sites are available as well.
     
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    Re: To Go

    And there's no charge for those sites available through T-Zones.
     
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    Does anyone know what the Samsung T319 is like? Will it pick up good signal?
     
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    there is roaming on Tmo2Go but it isnt as extensive as that of the postpaid customers......tmobile has longer expiration periods so if you dont plan on going through money fast then this is the right choice for you.......if you would use all the money in a month on text message like i did when i had prepaid then go with Net10............Net10 has a bigger coverage area than Tmo2Go because it doesnt have its own network.......it roams off of everyone else.........like Tmobile and Cingular and some regional carriers.........there is no unlimited M2M for prepaid customers on either service..........sites that T-mobile gives you access to via the main tzones site are all free to access........the only thing that Tmobile will charge you for on the web is prmium content like ringtone, wallpaper, and application downloads......if you plan on using internet a lot or want more internet access than the standard prepaid customer...........consider the Sidekick and the Sidekick Data Plan........its $1 a day........15 cents for voive calls 24/7/365.........any more questions???
     
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    Is there anything else you think I need to know before I purchase the Samsung T319 on T-Mobile TO GO?
     
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    Like what in particular?
     
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    i would probably tell you know not to get a Samsung cuz my mom had a Samsung with T-Mobile and she got a really crappy signal

    i was in our garage with her phone and mine (Nokia)..........i got 3/4 bars............she got 1/6 bars
     
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    What is the best prepaid phone for signalO??
     
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    A widely held opinion is that Nokia handsets do very well. Lots of good reports for the Nokia 6010. Nokia 6030 has good RF as well. Both cingular and T-Mobile have both models.
     
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    So the Samsung T319 is not good?
     
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    yes........almost all Samsung phones except for some of the higher end ones like the Cingular Samsung Blackjack will give you really crappy reception......i would recommend the Motorolas for ease of use and the Nokias for quick respose time if you are very rapid working on your cell.......say......with txt messaging
     
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    Is the an activation fee for TO GO?
     
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    no there isnt
     
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    Not if you buy a TMo2Go phone. However, if you have your own phone, you can't just buy a T-Mobile SIM on eBay or somewhere and start service. You need an "activation code" which T-Mobile sells for (*choke*) $50, or included with a phone. The best course of action in that case is to buy an already activated SIM (eBay) and change the number to something local. Take it from someone who tried to do it the other way.

    2nd option? By a T-Mo2Go phone (like the 6010 at Target, or a 6030 at Wal-Mart) on sale, keep the SIM (and activation code) and re-sell the phone.

    No phone? I agree, Nokia & Motorola phones are superior.
     
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    eBay is certainly not only the best, it's also the cheapest way, but it's possible to buy an activated SIM straight from T-Mobile without a phone at a corporate store. I don't know about lower denominations, but they sold and activated a Gold Rewards ($100 airtime) SIM to a friend of mine at face value.
     
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    What do you think is better, the Cingular GOOD area or the T-Mobile 3 bar area?
     
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    This is a trick question isn't it? :) Or maybe you're just trying to be a smartåss?
     
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    probably the Cingular GOOD area
     
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    Ok. Just wondering. I was comparing the coverage in my area.
     

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