Originally Posted by TangosBack
So now you have $2.99 t-zones ? What happened to you "GOD" plan?
I have a really cheap voice plan and 4.99 T-Zones that I don't want to give up. Currently, I'm using a SE TM506, and everything is cool.
The company I work for wants me to adopt their corporate plan so that they can pay for my voice/data. I want to keep my existing plan rather than converting it because it's so cheap.
What I was thinking is that I would buy a touchpro2 and use it for work on a new work plan and keep my exiting personal plan. When I quit my job, i'll take my sim from my TM506 and put it in the TP2.
The rep I asked told me that I would somehow be forced to buy the $25/mo data plan no matter what, or the TP2 won't work.
Is that true? If I pay for the phone outright, I should be able to use it on any plan tmobile offers, right?
Shhh! Please dont get him started....Originally Posted by TheRocketmac
Back on topic: is it only AWS Android phones that have problems with the old Total Internet/T-Zone plans?
T-Zones may have worked for a little while but leave you sim card in the TP2 for a day or so. It will stop working and you'll be forced to get the higher rate plan.
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I could still use it as a phone+PDA, I just won't be able to browse the web, right?Originally Posted by Deke218
I'm not sure what your source is for this information. But I have read several reports of people using the TP2 with T-zones with no problems. And I haven't seen any reports of people who were using it with T-Zones being forced into a higher rate plans as you state.Originally Posted by Deke218
Its definitely been happening on android phones, but I think you are right that at least to date, it hasnt happened (at least reported here) on a windows mobile device.Originally Posted by jet1000
Since the TP2 is the only 3G WM device, we really don't know what tmobile will do in terms of kicking people off their grandfathered data long-term.
I would think the 19.99/total internet people should be safer than the 2.99/4.99/5.99 tzones people though.
Tmobile is in an evolutionary state right now. Their policies seem to be in flux as they introduce more 3G AWS handsets.
Only time will tell really.
Guys, the rate plans for the TP2 will be 24.99 and 34.99. It will become reality very soon. No way around it.
Even for the 19.99 total internet or 19.99 vpn internet grandfathered user you think?Originally Posted by Deke218
Tmobile historically is good about not touching grandfathered stuff (except with this new android requirement).
This is not fair to $19.99 VPN/Total Internet users who have been using devices like the MDA for eons now.Originally Posted by Deke218
Maybe $6 T-Zone people I can see. Unlike android which has always had the $24.99 plan, WM phones have had $19.99 up until November 08.
Are they forcing 3G Sidekick users off the old $19.99 web and messaging plan?
You are liar.Originally Posted by Deke218
TP2 works with tzone just fine.
Not for a day, but already a week.
Last edited by CoolPhone; 08-21-2009 at 08:51 AM.
I've had T-Zones from all the way back to my RAZR, then the Dash 1, Wing, Dash 2 (S630 that T-Mo never sold. the "new" T-Mo Dash is actually the third revision). When I upgraded to the TP2 (with 2 year contract extension) they wouldn't allow me to continue on with T-Zones. I even told the CSR that I may not like the TP2 and would send it back & continue to use my current phone.... so I want to keep T-Zones during this "trial period".
The CSR put me on hold, then came back and said T-Mo would not allow any existing data plan (T-Zones, Web2Go...) that wasn't available on the new phone. And since T-Zones & Web2Go... wasn't a valid "plan" on the TP2 - I couldn't leave it active.
My only other option was to outright buy the TP2, and keep my T-Mo account as-is... but I couldn't afford to pay full price for the phone.
Since I already knew I'd be probably keeping my TP2, I went ahead and said good-bye to T-Zones :cry:
The TP2 is a fine device. If you like this form factor at all, you will absolutely love this phone and won't want to send it back. I, however, tend to think long-term. If I hadn't had the credit to buy my TP2 at full retail, I would have just waited a month or two to buy it later just to keep the $19 Internet plan. $5 a month x 12 months = $60 per year in cost savings, plus I keep the ability to use a BlackBerry device if I want to swap out for a short time. Like, if I go to China - BlackBerry uses so much less data for simple e-mail tasks that it's totally worth it in a scenerio like that.Originally Posted by Mike Mercury