- 09-19-2013, 12:39 AM #1
Long story short, at the age of 30, my wife is getting kicked off her parents family plan and we now have to pay for her plan. We are both on At&t. I have my own plan and she is on At&t but now off contract.
We have to move her number to either my account or get her own. With my company discount, a family plan with 500m of data for her, and 2.5 gigs of data with unlimited minutes and text is going to run about $76 per month before taxes.
I currently pay $120 on At&t for one line!
That is a $50 difference before we take in the cost of a new device (downpayment plus the monthly device cost until we pay it off)
I want to keep my Lumia 920, and the 925 on T-Mobile I find f-ugly with the white back and only 16 gigs won't cut it. Does anybody have a 920 on T-Mobile and what data speeds are you getting? Edge, LTE, also if you only get edge do you get edge even thou LTE is available in your market?
- 09-19-2013, 01:37 PM #5
You may want to check out AIO Wireless. Unlimited Talk and Text and 2 Gigs of data for $50 INCLUDING taxes and fees. And it runs on AT&T's network. Plus, you 'should' be able to get LTE speeds according to their tech support. Going to switch my 920 over to them from Straight Talk tomorrow. 7 Gigs of data is only $70 all inclusive!
- 09-19-2013, 05:52 PM #12
Can't answer your question about speeds of the phone you want, but my one line on T-Mo is $50/mo with 500MB (throttled after that) and unlimited everything else. They keep sending me emails trying to get me to add another identical line for $30/mo. If you add another after that, its $10/mo. So for 2 lines its basically $40/mo...... The best camera is the one you have with you
09-19-2013, 08:34 PM #15
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I'm on T-Mobile with an AT&T 920. If you are in a re-farmed T-Mobile area with good coverage, it works very well. If you are not in a re-farmed area you would only get edge. I could be wrong, but I think all area's that T-Mobile has rolled out LTE are re-farmed, but it is something to consider if you travel a lot.
My speeds are awesome! I have recently re-imaged my phone so I don't have a lot of screen shots. 3g I typically get 5 or 6 Mbps down and .3 or so up. H+ I typically get 11Mbps to 13Mbps down and 1.3 or 1.5Mpbs up. On LTE I get anywhere from 11 Mbps to 20 Mbps down and higher up speeds, but they are all over the place, from 5Mbps to 17 Mbps up.
Regarding speeds, I can Skype on LTE with high quality audio and video sent to the other side.
I'm on the T-Mobile $30 prepay plan that comes with 100minutes and unlimited texts with 5GB of LTE and then throttled to 2G. It's only been 2 months and I have yet to get near the 5GB cap.
I love the phone and I'm happy with the speeds I get in town. I may not love it as much if I ever spend a long time in an area that is not upgraded and I'm stuck on 2G.
Last edited by nwhitemcse; 09-20-2013 at 03:58 PM.
09-19-2013, 09:10 PM #17
- 11 Posts
T-Mobile uses LTE band IV 1700/2100 and that is already enabled on the AT&T, what is not enabled is the 1700 AWS band that you need to 3G and H+. If you are in a T-Mobile LTE area 3G and H+ are already re-farmed to the 1900 MHz band and the AT&T 920 supports that. This is my set up and it works out great.
I have tried flashing everything I can get my hands on to enable the 1700 AWS band and so far I don't think I have had luck, but honestly I won't be able to verify until I know I"m in a zone that is not re-farmed and I have another T-Mobile phone to verify they are picking up 3G or H+.
I tried all these not necessarily in the listed order, but ended up with AT&T dev because the last flash to Rogers Amber was unstable for some reason.
RM820_059R3R8_1232.5951.1249.0001_075 old rogers
RM820_059Q6W4_1232.2109.1242.1002_039 pre-portico rogers
RM820_059R6P3_3047.0000.1326.2001_214 rogers amber
RM820_059S0M8_1232.5957.1308.0001_036 Latin America/Mexico
RM821_059Q5C6_1232.5951.1249.1004_044 Global Swap
RM821_059R4H6_3047.0000.1326.2002_031 Euro Dev
RM820_059R2L5_3047.0000.1326.2001_041 ATT Dev NA
09-20-2013, 10:01 AM #22
- 86 Posts
I'm actually looking at dropping at&t right now too. For some reason, mine and my wife's L920s are using 2x the data that our palm pixis used (no change in usage behavior)
T-mo would be 100/month with 2.5gb.
But for us, since we're on the 200mb plan, if we go with t-mobile's 500mb plan, its only $80/month, and for just $10 more I can add my father in law.
And I won't get charged $15 for overages because it just throttles!
Still looking at $265/line in etf. I wonder if there's a way to get that reduced...
Anybody have experience with t-mo in the Cleveland Ohio area?
Last edited by pezman726; 09-20-2013 at 11:03 AM.
- 09-20-2013, 10:19 AM #23
I'm almost never not near a WiFi. The most cellular data I have ever used is 109 MB in a month, so the 500 MB plan works well for me. If I was out and about a lot, it would be a different story, I guess...... The best camera is the one you have with you
- 09-20-2013, 11:08 AM #25..... The best camera is the one you have with you
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