Does T-Mobile Prepaid still have the 4-Line Family Plan for $100 per month?
I am thinking about switching providers/carriers and seem to recall reading something about a T-Mobile Prepaid Plan where you get Unlimited Talk/Text/Data (w/ 500 MB of 4G) on 4 lines for $100 per month. Is this still an available option? Or was I wrong in thinking this even available was for T-Mobile's Prepaid service?
I have been using PTel for about two months now and, overall, the service has been good. However, there is one major problem, and that is that I can barely get a signal inside my apartment. I basically have to stand by a window to get a decent signal; and that is extremely frustrating. Plus, the PTel monthly discounts I had counted on being able to use for refills are no longer valid; so the value in PTel's monthly price is now also gone. So, these two factors are enough to get me to want to change my service provider/carrier.
Now, I need to acknowledge that I am aware that PTel is a T-Mobile MVNO, so I fully realize I have been using a SIM card that uses T-Mobile's towers. Therefore, I realize that I very likely will have the same weak-signal issue with a T-Mobile SIM card. However, I was of the impression that T-Mobile allows/is going to allow Prepaid customers to access their LTE service. Is this true? And if this is true, will having access to T-Mobile's LTE signal possibly/realistically help me to have better reception or a stronger signal inside my apartment? I don't know much about the detailed aspects of signal frequencies, but it seems as though T-Mobile uses a frequency that has poor building-penetration. I am curious, though, if having access to a carrier's LTE signal will possibly have an affect on the building-penetration a phone can receive?
Basically, if T-Mobile Prepaid allows access to their LTE signal, will that possibly allow for better building-penetration than a T-Mobile MVNO like PTel who does not have LTE access?
Also, even if T-Mobile Prepaid doesn't allow LTE access, is there any reason to believe that I may get better reception, a stronger signal, or better building-penetration with an actual T-Mobile SIM card than what I am receiving with a PTel SIM card? Or will they literally get idential signal strength/reception? I ask this because I thought there may be some differences/benefits to using an actual T-Mobile SIM card as opposed to an MVNO SIM card.
For the record, I have been considering trying out an AT&T MVNO (like AirVoice or H2O) or their GoPhone service, since I am of the impression that AT&T (apparently) has better building-penetration than T-Mobile. However, I am trying to do my research and get informed on other options available to me. And, being that I currently have 3 lines of service, and may be looking to add a 4th and possibly a 5th line, I have got to keep in mind potential discounts for Family Plans or multiple lines. Also, for the record, I live by myself, so the poor-signal issue in my apartment only affects my personal line.
Also, to anyone interested in trying to help out with coverage/LTE access issues, I live in Mesa, Az 85207.
As always, any helpful replies will be very much appreciated!
- AzAssassin, a.k.a. BillyJackAz