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    Default T-Mobile: $30 "walmart" plan question

    T-Mobile's site says that you get the first 5gb of data at 4g speeds. Seems too good to be true. Do they still throttle it compared to the regular plans they have? Is there any catch or downside to this? I don't talk much so 100 is fine, but I do need full LTE speeds. Looking to buy a Nexus 5 and switch from Sprint to the $30 plan if there aren't any hidden catches.

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    You'd get full speeds for the first 5 GB... Then be throttled till your next cycle.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile: $30 "walmart" plan question

    As fast as the $70 unlimited plan? Full LTE, not just hspa+?

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    That I am not sure.. It may just be HSPA.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile: $30 "walmart" plan question

    I picked up some LTE on my nexus 5. Where I live has meh signal for most providers (lots of pine trees, hills, etc... Live on the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs). I am at the foot of the front range

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    I can't speak from personal experience (my N4 can't use LTE), but I've never heard anything about one T-Mobile plan getting different data than another. The "catch" of the $30 plan is the 100 minutes. That's not close to enough for most customers.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile: $30 "walmart" plan question

    Well... That was short lived... Wife had some words with a CSR from Sprint regarding her military discount, and we stopped my a T-Mobile store to LOOK at an S4 for her. Now I am on a family plan! BTW, T-Mobile offers a 15% military discount

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    Default Re: T-Mobile: $30 "walmart" plan question

    Quote Originally Posted by wessock View Post
    As fast as the $70 unlimited plan? Full LTE, not just hspa+?

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    Correct. I have the $30 plan and I get LTE all the time with no throttling in speed. There is no difference in service when you are on T-Mobile's network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    Correct. I have the $30 plan and I get LTE all the time with no throttling in speed. There is no difference in service when you are on T-Mobile's network.

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    I thought it was throttled after 5 GB?

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    Default Re: T-Mobile: $30 "walmart" plan question

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I thought it was throttled after 5 GB?

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    Right. The question I was answering was whether it received the same data speeds as the $70 up until the 5gb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    Right. The question I was answering was whether it received the same data speeds as the $70 up until the 5gb.

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    Ah okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    Correct. I have the $30 plan and I get LTE all the time with no throttling in speed. There is no difference in service when you are on T-Mobile's network.

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    Great to hear. Definitely will be switching then. Thanks for the info.

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    Figured I'd add a question here vs. starting a new thread. Is the $30 inclusive of taxes and fees or do you end up paying closer to $35? I've gotten different answers from T-NO reps.
    Also, I could not find info on roaming charges of talk or data. Do I have to worry about my settings if I travel to not incur extra charges or will I just be throttled or get no service?
    Thanks for any help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belle7478 View Post
    Figured I'd add a question here vs. starting a new thread. Is the $30 inclusive of taxes and fees or do you end up paying closer to $35? I've gotten different answers from T-NO reps.
    Also, I could not find info on roaming charges of talk or data. Do I have to worry about my settings if I travel to not incur extra charges or will I just be throttled or get no service?
    Thanks for any help.
    I don't believe it includes taxes. It is like all other things mainly.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile: $30 "walmart" plan question

    I have had the $30 Tmo plan for over a year. I get LTE whenever available with no throttle. One thing to consider is the plan gets no roaming coverage for voice or data.

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    I have had the $30 Tmo plan for over a year. I get LTE whenever available with no throttle. One thing to consider is the plan gets no roaming coverage for voice or data.

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    Do you use more than 5 GB? It throttles only after that.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile: $30 "walmart" plan question

    I never use more than 5gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Csquared View Post
    I never use more than 5gb

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    Ah yeah that's why you don't see your data being throttled .

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