Originally Posted by emm-dee
I'm not interested in any tablet plans. If I want/need data on my iPads I use the hotspot features of the iPhone.
T-Mobile explained to me that streaming Netfliz or Amazon prime would not count against the six gig data but other uses of the data features (i.e., downloading movies or gigantic files) would be slowed once the six gig limit was reached. I'll check on the 26 gig thing.
What network are your Ipads, and your Iphones currently on? you may want to find out if they are compatible with the T-mobile or any other network your looking into. you wouldn't want to choose a network that they do not work on.
Do you understand what "salesmanship is"?
The salesmen whether you talk to them online, on the phone,or in person, WORK ON A COMMISSION and will tell you what ever is necessary to make that commission.
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I Don't need lots of monthly data because I don't download movies. My T'moblie plan works just fine IN NETWORK. NO PROVIDER will give you FREE out of network data.
Because of this, I purchased a Straight Talk No'Contract Mobile Hotspot that is designed for the AT&T network. it cost me $50 and came with 1 gig of data. a 1 gig refill is $15 and a 2 gig refull is $25
250 - 4 meg videos posted to face book is 1 gig
1000 -1 meg web pages is 1 gig
10,000 - 10 Kbyte emails is 1 gig
1 - 2 hour movie is 6 gig
The reason I chose the AT&T network ( they offer the mobile hotspot on the Verizon network also) is because I have found that AT&T does a pretty good job of covering rural areas, areas that T-mobile does not cover.
I can live with a mobile hotspot that is pay as you use. I can live without streaming videos, streaming music, and playing online games when I am on vacation.
If you really need high speed internet access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of where you are at, get yourself a Satellite high speed internet plan. Startup cost will be around $5000 and monthly bills will run into the hundreds, but you will be fully connected.
If you are going on the cheap, you need to decide what you can live with and purchase a plan accordingly.
NOTHING IS FREE.. if you really believe it is, I have a couple bridges I will give you FOR FREE, trouble is the owner is responsible for their upkeep, and they are falling down