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I currently have HtC Sensation XE with $2.99 t-zones. I want to get a new phone but I don't know which one will work with t-zones. I don't want to do any modification,I am scared to ruin the phone. I want a really good android phone because I keep my phone for a long time. I use it mainly for checking emails, surfing the net and taking pictures. Listening to music sometimes. I do basic stuff but i still want a good phone. My HtC is running a bit slow now and i just hate when that happens. What would you suggest?
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Seems like I am being kicked off tzones. I've had $2.99 t-zones since 2000 and got a letter yesterday from t-mobile saying they had changed my rate place to Select Value Unlimited Voice , Text with Unlimited 4G for $45/month. Has anyone else had this happen? I had a problem with my SIM card a month ago so they replaced it for free, so I'm wondering if that triggers something?
Yes by a bit, and I'm not sure if Unlimited is truly unlimited or they start throttling it after a while.
The letter says "In November we'll be retiring your old rate plan and upgrading you to a new rate plan." Then there is a special number that I'm supposed to call if I have any questions. Doesn't seem like I'm being given any alternative. The letter just says if I choose to cancel my service I can do so without penality until 2/1/2014 - but I wasn't under any contract to begin with.
I called the special number and they said they were just starting to get calls from people.
He said they are migrating all grandfathered rate plans (I'm in the new york area). My 39.95 rate plan (600 minutes with free weekends) was very old and it was with $2.99 t-zones. They said they started sending out the letters at the end of September and I guess I'm one of their earlier customers so I got it first. He says it had nothing to do with exchanging my sim card a few weeks ago. The new plan is $45 Unlimited voice, text, 4G, but I think the speed drops after 500Mb.
He says everybody else that is on the very old grandfathered rate plans will be migrated. Maybe this is an attempt just to kill the old rate plans and not tzones?
Specifically, "Shhhhhhh" posted:
ALL customers, no matter how old or how cheap your plan is, will be force-migrated to a new Value Plan. Unlimited minutes will be the ONLY plan, with different pricing not available to customers unless being force-migrated. All legacy plans will be retired indefinitely, no migration fees for anyone on legacy plans, and your price may drop or increase when getting moved to the new plans. You will have until 2/1/2014 to cancel service with no termination fee should you not like the plan you will be forced to.
Thankfully, single line Unlim Minute plans will start at just $20/MO vs the current $50 (again, not available to consumers, only those being force migrated, based on your specific needs). Once the force-migration finishes by December, it will be 100% Value or newest Classic with Bridge to Value as your only upgrade option, priced at the advertised rate, not the special price for forced-migrated customers.
Last, deposits are 100% gone for new lines of service, regardless of credit score, but credit score will still determine down payment and EIP amounts for full priced phones.
ANYONE BEING FORCE-MIGRATED WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL, UNIQUE, AND/OR DISCOUNTED PRICING ON RATE PLANS; prices that are not advertised and will ONLY be available to current Tmobile customers being force-migrated.
If you didn't like the price of the currently advertised Uncarrier plans, then consider this a blessing in disguise, as you will be able to get all the benefits of Uncarrier, at a monthly cost lower than what you see advertised today. Some will get more, save money, break even, and only in extreme cases of very old legacy plans with no features will you incur a price increase.
To give you a detailed idea to ease your mind, currently there are over 350 different rate plans across all tmobile customers since they started in the USA many years ago. This transition will not bring those 350 down to just 1 plan (the plan you know of as the current Simple Choice Value Unlimited Everything $50/$30/$10). It will bring those 350 down to just 50. That's still 49 more options than you see advertised currently, to ensure everyone is happy with the cost and benefit of being 100% Uncarrier.
Letters which detail the specialty pricing offered unique to your account(s) will be mailed October 10th for Family Plan rates, and Single Line letters have just been mailed already.
Uncarrier for everyone! Get pumped! And look for your letter in the mail if youre on an old legacy plan to see what you can get! This is a great change!
The question I have is how grandfathered is grandfathered? I have a pre-March 2013 Family Value plan with a $5 Phone First add-on. If this grandfathered too? How about my $5, 500 minute add-a-lines? Time will tell, I suppose...
Something's up because I called the special number on Sunday night and a person immediately picked up. First time I ever called a phone company and got put through to a person immediately. He said they are starting to get lots of calls....
Thanks to billfor too for bringing this to everyone's attention!
If this is true it should be an interesting couple of months.
As you can see, unlimited talk + text + web (throttled after 500MB) is $50/month usually.
You will be paying $45/month+tax, effectively only a $5 discount plus you get throttled after 500MB. Not that great to me...
Here is an edited copy of the letter.
Well, it was a good run with T-Zones. I've had it for 10+ years. All good things must come to an end I suppose.. I am very curious to see what we all get offered. This T-Zones thread is naturally going to have the most grandfathered users since T-Zones is only available on the old plans.
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