07-26-2014 10:04 PM
34 12
tools
  1. wessock's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-24-2014 11:40 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    You'd get full speeds for the first 5 GB... Then be throttled till your next cycle.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Ry likes this.
    01-24-2014 11:57 AM
  3. wessock's Avatar
    As fast as the $70 unlimited plan? Full LTE, not just hspa+?

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-24-2014 12:39 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    That I am not sure.. It may just be HSPA.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    01-24-2014 01:28 PM
  5. bluefalcon13's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    01-25-2014 01:00 PM
  6. zorak950's Avatar
    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.
    01-26-2014 03:53 AM
  7. bluefalcon13's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    01-26-2014 09:53 AM
  8. yfan's Avatar
    As fast as the $70 unlimited plan? Full LTE, not just hspa+?

    Posted via Android Central App
    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.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    01-27-2014 10:47 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    I thought it was throttled after 5 GB?

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    01-27-2014 11:14 AM
  10. yfan's Avatar
    I thought it was throttled after 5 GB?

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Right. The question I was answering was whether it received the same data speeds as the $70 up until the 5gb.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    01-27-2014 11:18 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Right. The question I was answering was whether it received the same data speeds as the $70 up until the 5gb.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    Ah okay.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    01-27-2014 11:42 AM
  12. wessock's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    Great to hear. Definitely will be switching then. Thanks for the info.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-27-2014 11:45 AM
  13. belle7478's Avatar
    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.
    02-20-2014 11:05 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    belle7478 likes this.
    02-20-2014 12:06 PM
  15. Csquared's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-21-2014 03:43 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Do you use more than 5 GB? It throttles only after that.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    02-21-2014 03:48 PM
  17. Csquared's Avatar
    I never use more than 5gb

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-21-2014 04:16 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I never use more than 5gb

    Posted via Android Central App
    Ah yeah that's why you don't see your data being throttled .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    02-21-2014 05:11 PM
  19. ChromeJob's Avatar
    Prepaid Cell Phone Plans, No Credit Check | Monthly 4G | T-Mobile

    I just converted and was told by one rep that I'd be able to switch to the $30 plan after I had be converted to prepaid. When it was done, the plan wasn't available, other reps reported that I was misinformed, the $30 plan only activates with a special SIM purchased at Wal-Mart.

    But the page referenced above says "... devices activated on T-mobile.com." Anyone done this? Can you get this $30 plan by activating a SIM that you've received from T-Mobile, and activate online?
    04-20-2014 06:08 PM
  20. Hawnz's Avatar
    Prepaid Cell Phone Plans, No Credit Check | Monthly 4G | T-Mobile

    I just converted and was told by one rep that I'd be able to switch to the $30 plan after I had be converted to prepaid. When it was done, the plan wasn't available, other reps reported that I was misinformed, the $30 plan only activates with a special SIM purchased at Wal-Mart.

    But the page referenced above says "... devices activated on T-mobile.com." Anyone done this? Can you get this $30 plan by activating a SIM that you've received from T-Mobile, and activate online?
    You don't need to use a SIM from Walmart, you just need a new SIM to do it online. A SIM from Walmart can be activated by phone too.

    Sent from my XT1034 using AC Forums mobile app
    ChromeJob likes this.
    04-21-2014 01:05 AM
  21. zorak950's Avatar
    I love T-Mobile, but their CSRs are worse than useless. They seem to be trained to make stuff up when they don't know an answer, so you can't trust a damn thing they tell you. It's really quite horrible.
    tonyr6 and peacefulberry like this.
    04-21-2014 03:40 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    I love T-Mobile, but their CSRs are worse than useless. They seem to be trained to make stuff up when they don't know an answer, so you can't trust a damn thing they tell you. It's really quite horrible.
    Just depends on the reps in your area. I have one store in Jacksonville that has some knowledgeable reps. I even play pool with one of them :P.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    04-21-2014 09:41 AM
  23. zorak950's Avatar
    I don't doubt that there are many good ones, but if you don't know which are the good ones in advance you can't really trust any of them to give you good information.
    ChromeJob and tonyr6 like this.
    04-21-2014 02:42 PM
  24. ChromeJob's Avatar
    Friend of mine had a good suggestion. Go into a T-mo store, ask for a SIM. No, not buy one, just ask for one so I can activate online with my backup phone, the T-Mo HTC Amaze 4G. I am, after all, trying to give them more monthly income (which will actually increase my monthly donation to the Save T-mobile Fund by $20 or more). If they balk, then walk. Might get lucky and get a rep who sees it my way.
    04-22-2014 08:56 PM
  25. Channan's Avatar
    It's only $10. It's not worth the time and effort going to a T-Mobile store and then leaving empty-handed because they wouldn't give you a free one.
    04-24-2014 12:02 AM
34 12

Similar Threads

  1. Note 3: Front Facing Camera Question?
    By LiamC01 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-30-2014, 08:39 PM
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-26-2014, 08:32 PM
  3. Going to Buy the Nexus 7, a few questions.
    By nabeelfarooqui98 in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2013)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-25-2014, 09:00 AM
  4. Galaxy S4: Rooting Questions
    By dgr8h in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-24-2014, 12:32 PM
  5. Question about FoxFi and Billing
    By tv658 in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-24-2014, 11:58 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD