T-Mobile to go all Value plans in 2013
Didn't see this coming at all. FML.
T-Mobile Announces iPhone, Value Plan Deals | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
T-Mobile also announced a major shift in its service plan strategy: in 2013, the company will go to 100 percent "Value Plans."
- 12-08-2012, 09:25 AM #4
The value plans are cheaper than anything else available. You will be taking your 7 lines to another carrier and saying please take more money from my family. They will reply, of course we will. If you add up the cost of the phone and the rates over a two year period vs the cost of a subsidized phone and the much higher rates of the competition or even the TMO classic plan rates over the same period then you will find the value plan saves you hundreds of dollars.
...or you could go prepaid, with T-Mobile or one of it's MVNOs (if TMO has the best coverage around you.)
I agree that there may be significant savings in the Value plans compared to current Classic plans, but I don't think a majority of TMO's contract customers are on the Value plans just yet. Subsidies are just too popular with American customers, and if you're on a grandfathered Classic plan, there may be reasons not to switch
My main issue with Value plans is that it doesn't make sense for a new customer to buy their phone from T-Mobile and get service. Don't the savings on the plan get offset by the monthly payments on the phone? And if your solution is "buy outright", well then why would you get a Value plan that puts you in a contract? Go no-contract!
- 12-09-2012, 03:52 AM #6
- 12-09-2012, 04:07 AM #7
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