- 01-08-2010, 09:29 AM #2
If you want the subsidized price, the Even More 500 plan is the only one you can get. It's 79.99 for500 talk minutes. Unlimited nights and weekends. Unlimited T-Mobile to T-Mobile minutes. Unlimited domestic messaging including SMS, MMS, IM. Android Unlimited Web.
- 01-08-2010, 09:44 AM #3
- 01-08-2010, 10:41 AM #4
This completely confuses me.
I'm a complete and total newbie to the Android thing...just sold my Storm 2 on eBay. Once payment goes through I'm canceling contract with Verizon and getting a N1.
What if you need more minutes? What am I missing? Some people use a LOT more than 500 mins per month.
- 01-08-2010, 01:45 PM #5
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- 01-09-2010, 03:12 PM #10
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now, i forgot where i read it but i saw it would be more cost efficient to buy the phone at retail price ($530) then not sign any contract with t-mobile and just sign up for one the monthly plans t-mobile has. they said which plan it was and everything it included (cant name it off the top of my head) and the plan had everything you needed for the n1. and at the end of the 2 years, you will have spent less than you would have if you had signed the contract with t-mobile and stuck with the even more 500 or whatever the default plan for the n1 is. i cant remember the exact amount, but the money you save was enough to pay for the phone.
- 01-09-2010, 03:32 PM #11
Is this the one you're talking about? not sure if I'd want to just depend on data on tmobile.
Still not crazy about an unsubsidized phone, though? Below is an interesting 24-month breakdown between the Nexus One with the T-Mobile plan that comes along with a subsidized phone. Here you plainly see that if you buy an unlocked phone and go with a T-Mobile data-only plan (39.99/month), unlimited Skype calls to mobiles and landlines ($2.95/month) and a SkypeIn number ($30/year), you still come out ahead over the two years. In fact, you're ahead of the game in Month 11.
- 01-10-2010, 08:29 AM #12
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- 01-10-2010, 10:34 AM #14
I bought the phone unlocked so that I could stay on my family plan.Siemens CF62T> Samsung T329 Stripe Black> MyTouch 3G Black (Android 1.6 Donut)> Blackberry Bold 9700 (188.8.131.520)> Samsung T219 Brown (backup crap dumbphone)> Google/HTC Nexus One (CM7.2)> Google/LG Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.2)
- 01-10-2010, 12:22 PM #15
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- 01-11-2010, 02:00 PM #17
Google is acting as an Authorized Dealer...Authorized Dealers get paid more on certain price plans...If you go walk into an authorized dealer for any cellular carrier...they make you sign an additional contract saying that you will keep the price plan for at least 6 months....otherwise you will be charged for the remaining cost of the phone. - This is also how Google is making money.
The 120 day fine print is in the FAQ page. Under Terms of Service...I believe.
And guess what? The phone you get after paying 180...is also unlocked. The catch is that you just signed a 2 year contract with TMobile. Plus...the unlocked version is kind of useless since it only uses TMobile 3G. Unless you don't mind using edge on ATT.
- 01-12-2010, 01:37 PM #18
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I bought the phone unlocked and popped in my old T-Mobile SIM card. I've been a T-Mobile Customer for 5 years and I have the $39.99 plan with 1000 minutes + nights & weekends. I added the Android Data for $24.99. I love the fast 3G speeds on this phone and I love that with T-Mobile I only pay a fraction of what my iPhone friends pay!!