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monkey44

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Posted: 05/08/23 05:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We also have the T-Mobile Seniors plan, for years - travelled all over the country, and at home in Florida. We connected to hotspot often, even when we are home and lose our home internet for periods of time.

Never had an issue - two phones - don't know if it's ever been throttled, and probably can't tell anyway [emoticon] ... we've never paid more than the monthly fee, and when we got a new phone at the renewal time, did not pay anything for the free phone nor did our monthly bill change.


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OP here. I agree with all the comments. I just kick myself for not sticking with Verizon, where I had been for years, and paying only $35/month for good service. As I get older (almost 79 now), my thinking ability isn't quite as sharp; besides, having had a stroke doesn't help. I'll just need to chalk this up as a bad experience and continue living my life as well as I can. Thanks for all the comments. [emoticon]


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This has been my understanding with all the three mobile carriers. The reason you sign a term contract is to pay off the phone you received up front for no cost, or at a reduced rate. They lock the phones to their network until the contract is fulfilled, or cancellation fee paid.

Whereas mobile services that operate on month-to-month basis don't give a free 'unlocked' phone, as you could simply go to another carrier.

I stopped signing mobile contracts over 15+ years ago and either bring my own phone, generally bought from Ebay, or buy carrier's phone outright. This is why Visible owned by Verizon can charge $25./month with unlimited 4G/5G data/calls/texts for mobile service only.

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My last upgrade renewal was in r July 2012, Verizon and Ramona got the new phone on her line, 16 months ago, i ported my number to Visible dropped the second line, and I'm paying $25 month for my phone on Visible, a year ago i got the T-Mobile home internet gateway unlimited data 4g 5g service $50 month, and I'm very happy with both, the Verizon phones were costing me over $140 month, att internet was $39 month, now i pay $75 month total


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Posted: 05/09/23 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP here. On a POSITIVE note, I'd like to say that T-Mobile's service has been very good thus far, plus their customer service people have been very courteous and helpful when I had questions (and, I think they're US based). Additionally, I like my Samsung Galaxy A14 5G phone; quite an upgrade from my old Samsung J3 model.

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