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Old 11-05-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Unlimited text and data are now common among all the major players. But Sprint is the only one with unlimited mobile-to-mobile on it's cheapeast all-inclusive plan. No other provider has unlimited mobile-to-mobile and I think this is the biggest advantage of any of the providers aside from hardware selection.
We have unlimited mobile to mobile and we're on T-Mobile. OP, I'd try calling back and speaking to a different rep. TMo has the cheapest calls.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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We have unlimited mobile to mobile and we're on T-Mobile.
Unlimited mobile to mobile to other t-mobile users I'd imagine. To my knowledge, t-mobile doesn't offer unlimited mobile to mobile to all cell phone carriers like Sprint does.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:29 AM
 
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We have unlimited mobile to mobile and we're on T-Mobile. OP, I'd try calling back and speaking to a different rep. TMo has the cheapest calls.
As Evan indicated, T-Mobile does not have true mobile to mobile. With mobile to mobile, anytime minutes are less important.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Hi all. I just have a plain old motorola now, and was planning on a free upgrade to a smartphone when my current contract was finished. Also, I thought that since I've been with T-Mobile for about 10 years that they might negotiate a better plan. But, no. Are there any other less expensive providers? Anyone have any experience with Cricket or Virgin Mobile?
Only if you want a non national coverage, and to pay roaming fees anytime you enter a city with a population higher than 30,000.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Unlimited mobile to mobile to other t-mobile users I'd imagine. To my knowledge, t-mobile doesn't offer unlimited mobile to mobile to all cell phone carriers like Sprint does.
Just get the unlimited plan. Its cheaper than everyone else, and its free minutes anytime, anywhere, any number.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Just get the unlimited plan. Its cheaper than everyone else, and its free minutes anytime, anywhere, any number.


you beat me to it. Unlimited plans - you can call anyone, anytime and minutes don't matter. $50/month. Unlike the sprint plan, you don't have worry about roaming charges and it's cheaper.

now, if you want an iphone, supposedly it's going to Verizon in the next couple of months. Anyone is better than AT&T, so you might want to wait and see. (I'm an android fan personally, so I'm happy w/ tmo).
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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you beat me to it. Unlimited plans - you can call anyone, anytime and minutes don't matter. $50/month. Unlike the sprint plan, you don't have worry about roaming charges and it's cheaper.
Sprint has free roaming as well. Sprint roams on the Verizon network and vice versa.

Does the $50/month plan work on smartphones? OP indicated that he/she wanted a smartphone and I couldn't find a $50 unlimited minutes plan that works with smartphones on the T-Mobile. If it's s till available and meets OP's needs, seems like a great plan.

Based on what I see on the Tmobile site right now, Sprint's offerings look better for smartphones.

Also, OP (since you are in NJ), I have Sprint in NJ, and have no issues with it. I travel mostly from Maine to Florida. I'm on the now defunct Sprint SERO $30 plan and would never change it.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Sprint has free roaming as well. Sprint roams on the Verizon network and vice versa.

Does the $50/month plan work on smartphones? OP indicated that he/she wanted a smartphone and I couldn't find a $50 unlimited minutes plan that works with smartphones on the T-Mobile. If it's s till available and meets OP's needs, seems like a great plan.

Based on what I see on the Tmobile site right now, Sprint's offerings look better for smartphones.

Also, OP (since you are in NJ), I have Sprint in NJ, and have no issues with it. I travel mostly from Maine to Florida. I'm on the now defunct Sprint SERO $30 plan and would never change it.
Sprints network and customer service sucks. I think T-mobile has a better line up of smart phones, mainly because I love Android.

I'm confused by the OP's post actually. They say they want a smart phone, but are then concerned about minute costs. Most of the data plans that you can get are offered with unlimited minutes.

If they really want a smart phone, and data is important to them, then T-mobile has the fastest, largest network in the United States. While they are calling it "4G" its not, neither is Sprints, but T-mobiles is still larger, and faster than Sprints.

You can't get a smart phone AND worry about budget though.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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Sprints network and customer service sucks. I think T-mobile has a better line up of smart phones, mainly because I love Android.

I'm confused by the OP's post actually. They say they want a smart phone, but are then concerned about minute costs. Most of the data plans that you can get are offered with unlimited minutes.

If they really want a smart phone, and data is important to them, then T-mobile has the fastest, largest network in the United States. While they are calling it "4G" its not, neither is Sprints, but T-mobiles is still larger, and faster than Sprints.

You can't get a smart phone AND worry about budget though.
You do know that Sprint has crossroaming agreements with Verizon, right? Sprint's CDMA is decent... but with Verizon's network available to them, they have superior coverage.

Also, Hesse really turned around the company and Sprint's customer service rates second best behind verizon. i believe your experience of Sprint 'sucking' was from prior to Hesse. Pick up the December 2010 JD Powers report and/or spend some time in the sprintuser forums.

I'm not going to get into the 3.5g war because it's too early and both options claim to offer more than they practically do.

Sprint has the two of top Android phones...The HTC EVO and the Samsung EPIC. The only other comparable Android phones out there are the HTC Droid Incredible, the Droid 2 and the Samsung EPIC's sibling on the other carriers.

Smartphone plans are expensive across the board... and their unlim voice variants are even more expensive. I feel that Sprint offers the best pricing structure if you mostly call cell phones... which is not unusual in today's world.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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You do know that Sprint has crossroaming agreements with Verizon, right? Sprint's CDMA is decent... but with Verizon's network available to them, they have superior coverage.

Also, Hesse really turned around the company and Sprint's customer service rates second best behind verizon. i believe your experience of Sprint 'sucking' was from prior to Hesse. Pick up the December 2010 JD Powers report and/or spend some time in the sprintuser forums.

I'm not going to get into the 3.5g war because it's too early and both options claim to offer more than they practically do.

Sprint has the two of top Android phones...The HTC EVO and the Samsung EPIC. The only other comparable Android phones out there are the HTC Droid Incredible, the Droid 2 and the Samsung EPIC's sibling on the other carriers.

Smartphone plans are expensive across the board... and their unlim voice variants are even more expensive. I feel that Sprint offers the best pricing structure if you mostly call cell phones... which is not unusual in today's world.
Roaming agreements aren't everywhere.

T-mobile has the Vibrant, same as the Epic, and the HTC EVO is being dwarfed by the HTC Mytouch4G and G2, and HD7, And the list goes on and on.

Sprints 3.5G network isn't capable of going to Verizons. And the roaming on CDMA is just like the roaming on GSM that ATT and T-mobile use. yeah, both carriers have roaming agreements.
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