T-Mobile $30 Prepaid Plan Users Thread

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trsix

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This thread is for all users who might be interested in using T-mobiles Unlimited $30 plan/

Had to cancel the plan. Anytime i go over my 100 minutes the system insists on charging me $80.
I have to call customer service each time and spend nearly an hour on the phone. I'm so sorry Mr. Customer and blah blah blah. They never fix it so adios tmobile!
 
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Zainiak

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Been using on my N4 for a while, planning on putting my sim in the N5 when I get it
 

skinien

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I'm ditching Verizon and going with the $30/mo plan. Actually, I plan on going $45/mo and getting an extra 150 minutes.
 

LinuxScouser

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Yeah, it looks like I'm going to be ditching Verizon too and going with this plan. I don't use anywhere near the minutes to justify unlimited talk time and I'm tired of the crap they do. I'd rather put up with potentially worse coverage to go with a better deal. And if more people decide on that, then maybe the coverage will get better.
 

wideasleep1

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Yeah, it looks like I'm going to be ditching Verizon too and going with this plan. I don't use anywhere near the minutes to justify unlimited talk time and I'm tired of the crap they do. I'd rather put up with potentially worse coverage to go with a better deal. And if more people decide on that, then maybe the coverage will get better.

ATTABOY! :D
 

Cronis

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I will probably give the Tmo $30 plan a try and do a comparison with the straight talk $45 AT&T LTE plan just to see who has the best signal/speed in the area I work/travel.

Currently using a VM wildfire S as a backup phone, so man am I ready for the N5 lol.
 

Lythandra

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I started using this plan while on the Nexus 1. I'm using the Galaxy Nexus now and plan on moving to the N5 when it comes out. I love it, saves me TONS of money. No tax, no service fees, just a straight $30 a month.
 

idigg

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Here is what I do with my Nexus 4 (soon to be Nexus 5).

Tmobile $30 plan (5GB 4g, unlimited texts and 100min/month) - I get refills on eBay/Craigslist for $27-$28, no tax.
I have VOIPO home phone service ($185 for 2 years), which allows SIP connections. I use CSipSimple on N4 to allow SIP calling over Wifi/data.
I save the 100 minutes for emergency

I was paying AT&T $110/month for 2 smartphones, now I pay $56/month to Tmobile, love it.

If anyone is interested in VOIPO let me know (free month of service to referral and referee)

Cheers
idigg
 
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Here is what I do with my Nexus 4 (soon to be Nexus 5).

Tmobile $30 plan (5GB 4g, unlimited texts and 100min/month) - I get refills on eBay/Craigslist for $27-$28, no tax.
I have VOIPO home phone service ($185 for 2 years), which allows SIP connections. I use CSipSimple on N4 to allow SIP calling over Wifi/data.
I save the 100 minutes for emergency

I was paying AT&T $110/month for 2 smartphones, now I pay $56/month to Tmobile, love it.

If anyone is interested in VOIPO let me know (free month of service to referral and referee)

Cheers
idigg

Hi where is the link to the 30$ a month plan? I don't see it anywhere on their website..

Thanks!

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I will probably give the Tmo $30 plan a try and do a comparison with the straight talk $45 AT&T LTE plan just to see who has the best signal/speed in the area I work/travel.

Currently using a VM wildfire S as a backup phone, so man am I ready for the N5 lol.

I have straight talk right now, but I thought they didn't have LTE?
 

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    used the APK from post 1271 and it worked great on my N5 (Team mobile, $30 pre paid plan)
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    Go with 5gb of 4g LTE. Especially now that Google voice can take and make calls for free on Wi-Fi and data through hangouts. In California I've never paid tax for refill cards and target always gives me 5%-15% off the price.

    The plan definitely includes music freedom I'm using it now and it never touches my 5gb of LTE

    I've made calls and taken calls with my Google number through hangouts on Wi-Fi and LTE without costing me any plan minutes.

    The calls go over LTE for me and use almost no data

    sent from my note 3
    4
    So how exactly are you guys setting up Wifi calling or even calling out using mobile internet? Is there some sort of guide out there detailing how to set it up? I checked out those Voip apps but you have to pay for the servers and what not which defeats the purpose of getting the 30 dollars plan cause you have to pay extra for other voip features. Thanks

    I'm using CSipSimple (you need a nightly build after Nov 2nd due to some KitKat changes) which is a SIP VOIP client based on the pjsip SIP library. I've been using this SIP client for over a year now with really good results. The Nexus 5 just makes it better, with improved speaker/mic setup compared to my last device. For SIP service, I am using voip.ms. They provide a number for 99¢/month and calls for 1¢/minute. They also provide a bunch of additional functionality, including voice mail, call forwarding, ring groups, interactive voice response menus (press 1 for.. press 2 for..) and some other toys, pretty much the full compliment of Asterisk PBX features -- Including the ability to create subaccounts for all your devices/computers/ip phones (on their own extensions and everything). They also have servers in a range of locations, so you can pick the one with the lowest ping time from your area. They also provide toll-free numbers, if you're doing any sort of business, for 99¢/month + 2.4¢/min -- If you like to hand out your card for extra $$ helping the less tech-savvy, 99¢ gets you an 800 number and PBX-style call routing/voicemail possibilities for cheap professional telephone presence.

    VOIP over a good WiFi connection is very solid, and I've also had pretty good luck on mobile networks, as long as latency is <100ms and packet loss / jitter is low. Don't expect it to be great when you're driving, movement presents some significant challenges for mobile broadband, which digital voice networks (such as GSM/CDMA in voice mode) go to great technical lengths to address. However with good (not overloaded) 4G (HSPA+/LTE) service in a stationary state both T-mobile and AT&T's networks do better than I had expected.

    One thing I found today is that T-mobile's network appears to have a fairly short UDP NAT timeout, somewhere in the order of 5-10 minutes. CSipSimple has a default SIP register timeout of 30 minutes, meaning it re-registers the connection with the server every 30 minutes or so. Changing this to 4 minutes was necessary to ensure incoming calls always came through, otherwise the NAT mapping would expire and incoming calls wouldn't come through as the SIP packets weren't making it back to the device.

    Since I ended up giving out my Google Voice number as my primary contact number, I added my VOIP number as a forwarding phone and changed the outgoing caller ID to match my Google Voice number. If I'm at home, I'll pick up on the headset via gmail, on the go, via CSipSimple.

    I can't speak for any of the free VOIP apps, I figured $1/month for full Asterisk PBX functionality and 1¢/min is more than fair -- Especially when with subaccounts I get service to all my devices at no additional cost..

    Or activate a Sim on the phone. Prompts include this plan.

    I was hoping to do just that, but I guess their system was completely hosed when I tried -- Gave me an error on the clickthrough to activate, didn't even get started. Between that an the lack of numbers for my area code problem, I guess I picked the wrong day to activate.. Ah well, at least it's done. Still stoked at the quality of service for $30/month for 5gb.

    You, sir, are a godsend. I've been banging my head against the activation page and CSRs since last night trying to activate my SIM. Once I read your post, it switched city in the DFW metroplex and chose a new area code (214 is all filled up apparently). The online activation worked like a charm when I changed to a 972 area code. Thanks to you, I'm now enjoying 5GB of data @ $30/month. Can't beat that.

    Awesome! Glad to be of help :)
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    Thanks for info. Don't use hangouts nor have go number. Vintage was atrocious when I used in the past.

    Ian B
    As someone who has used Talkatone/Groove IP/Vonage and Hangouts, a lot has changed in the last year or so.

    1.) RAM has improved. The first phone I tried VoIP calling on was a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit II. It had maybe 1GB of RAM. Issues like the phone not waking out of sleep quick enough for me to answer were major issues.

    2) Integration is better: Things were hit and miss with other providers but with Voice and Hangouts in-house, the compatibility is a lot more evident.

    3) LTE: My Nexus 4 experience was better than my Galaxy Exhibit II but my Alcatel Idol 3 w/ all T-Mobile bands is even better. I made an international VoIP call while walking around for 40 minutes and it was great. Before, I could make a decent call over HSPA if I stayed stationary, but LTE allows much more freedom.

    I feel like I am becoming a cheerleader for Hangouts, but you really owe it to yourself to try it again imo. Especially since it is free. Project Fi uses Hangouts for all Wi-Fi calls so you can also check there to see if any complaints are being lodged by Nexus 6 users,
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    I'm not going to have anyone call my T-Mobile number. I'm not even going to give it out. So I don't need to have conditional call forwarding from the T-Mobile # to the GV number. I am going to port my Colorado number to my Google Voice account and have people call that number. Their call will go directly to Google Voice, which I can then set to automatically forward the call to my Skype number. When the call goes to Skype, I can answer it on my Nexus 5 through the skype app (or on my PC). If I don't answer, Google Voice will take the call back and let them leave a voicemail on google voice. No conditional call forwarding required.

    One note, I just realized that Hangouts uses the SMS of the sim carrier, not routed through google voice, so my SMS will originate from the new T-Mobile number that I don't want to give out. Any suggestions for SMS from my Google Voice number?

    XVoicePlus just came out on the 5th. You do need Xposed framework though to use this. It acts like Voice+ in that you send from your Google voice number while using hangouts.

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