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T-Mobile What's the advantage?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by bobolito, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
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    I have a T-Mobile ONE plan which is $70, but I've found that the hotspot feature is throttled to "512kbps" although my tests say it is far slower. I temporarily got the $10 add-on to increase my hotspot speed and it was really nice and fast, but I was paying $80/month so I cancelled the add-on and I am back at $70/mo. and now hotspot is extremely slow. Sometimes emails don't send or pages don't load. I don't use hotspot extensively, but when I use it I want it to work.

    Now, I am looking at Simple Mobile which for $60 gives me unlimited everything plus 10GB of LTE speeds on the hotspot and unlimited LTE data on the phone. I checked their coverage and it is basically the same as T-Mobile's since they use the same network, except that it looks like T-Mobile can roam in more places when traveling. The other thing is that T-Mobile has visual voicemail on the iPhone whereas Simple Mobile does not. Those two things are not a big deal to me. I can't think of any other differences.

    So, aside from that, can anyone tell me why I shouldn't switch to Simple Mobile, and pay $10 less than I pay now and get LTE speed hotspot, whereas with T-Mobile I have to pay more and get a very slow hotspot?
     
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  2. JFB

    JFB Gold Senior Member
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    I have been on Simple Mobile for about five months now. I have been happy with the coverage, but I really haven't travelled far from home with it yet. Also I'm on one of the lowest plans so, I haven't tested it as extensively as you might. It is very easy to switch plans at any time with their web site or app. If you sign up for 'Auto-ReUp' there is a small discount from the rate; the $60 plan would be $57/month.
     
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  3. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I don't know your age, but T-Mobile has a plan for folks 55 and over for $60. It's for two SIM cards, but you wouldn't have to use one. Just a thought:

    Unlimited 55+
    2 lines $60/month


     
  4. Blue4Life

    Blue4Life Senior Member
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    I just switched to this plan a little over a month ago. The Unlimited 55+ plan is also available with one line for $50/month including taxes & fees.
     
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  5. Vakery

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    Maybe it just works for old people?
     
  6. ruddy64

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    The price for 55+ plan was raised to $70
     
  7. @TheRealDanny

    @TheRealDanny ALL IN
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    Just keep in mind that the T-Mobile Senior plan also throttles hotspot speeds to 512 Kbps.
    I have the 2 lines for $100 promotion. One night I called CS and the offshore India team applied the $0.00 One Plus Promo to my account so I get 10 GB;s of LTE Hotspot and faster international roaming data speeds.
    I know they're not supposed to do it but it worked for me so I guess it's worth a shot.
     
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