1. etad putta's Avatar
    12-13-2014 04:32 PM
  2. several potatos's Avatar
    Tldr; A for-profit company is trying to make money. And, surprise, people with family plans and monthly bills are more valuable! Prepaid customers are often either penny pinchers, less affluent, or have been declined standard accounts due to a history of lack of payments.
    As for the SIM card charges, this is to discourage people from losing them. When idiots ask for new ones when the phones ALWAYS come with them, we waste time and money. And if it's a compatibility issue, we don't charge anyway. It's a starter fee and an ***** tax for those whom break or lose an important component that should rarely be out anyway.

    I don't mean to sound mean, but picking on someone for trying to make a profit is stupid. You think Microsoft gives away stuff for long time users because of charity? It's because we spend more!
    ajb1965 and aximtreo like this.
    12-13-2014 04:55 PM
  3. molimelight's Avatar
    I've found that when people say, "I don't mean to..." they usually do.

    Prepaid customers are often either penny pinchers, less affluent, or have been declined standard accounts due to a history of lack of payments.
    I am none of the above and find it insulting that a representative of T-Mobile would characterize me as a penny pincher (= cheap) or as someone with poor credit. I don't wish to get roped into a contract when I live in an area that is poorly served by all carriers. The reason I went with T-Mobile Prepaid is so I could try out the Wi-Fi calling and go without a land line. It's a mixed bag so far. But if I want to change, I can do so without paying a fee to get out of a contract. I'm not a "penny pincher" by any means, and I pay my bills on time, but I have limited disposable income, as do most of the "less affluent" (we used to be called middle class) who choose to use prepaid instead of locking themselves into a contract.

    And do you really think an opinion piece in "Prepaid Phone News" is picking on poor little T-Mobile? T-Mobile is like any other company and will try, using whatever means necessary, to maximize profits. The only thing that keeps them in check is competition. The article was merely pointing out that they were doing things that their competitors didn't seem to be doing. To me, it's a valid criticism. Being a prepaid user, I don't expect all of the great stuff that comes with a contract, but if T-Mobile thinks they can offer better deals on their contracts by upping the fees for Prepaid, then I can switch to a different carrier without much cost or trouble.

    ​BTW, you do know that the plural for potato is potatoes, right?
    RumoredNow and etad putta like this.
    12-14-2014 05:25 PM
  4. several potatos's Avatar
    I'm gonna do something super rare for internet forums. I'm gonna apologize. I was in a bad mood, and I said unkind things. I don't want to hurt anyone. I just meant that prepaid customers tend to be less profitable, and that thus T-Mobile is better off giving away more free things to regular users, to keep profit up.

    Check your PM soon; I'll send a small gift as an apology.

    As for my forum name, I thought that a misspelling was appropriate for a name as stupid as mine. It's just funnier.

    I hope you can forgive me.
    aximtreo, tgp, Blkacesvf41 and 5 others like this.
    12-14-2014 07:21 PM
  5. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    I'm gonna do something super rare for internet forums. I'm gonna apologize. I was in a bad mood, and I said unkind things. I don't want to hurt anyone. I just meant that prepaid customers tend to be less profitable, and that thus T-Mobile is better off giving away more free things to regular users, to keep profit up.

    Check your PM soon; I'll send a small gift as an apology.

    As for my forum name, I thought that a misspelling was appropriate for a name as stupid as mine. It's just funnier.

    I hope you can forgive me.
    It takes a big man to apologize. Well done!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-14-2014 09:08 PM
  6. molimelight's Avatar
    It takes a big man to apologize. Well done!
    Indeed it does. And it's appreciated. I've done posts that way also. I have gotten into the habit of saving e-mails that the little voice inside was telling me I was being imprudent in sending. I wish there was a save function on these boards because I would probably go back and edit some of those I have posted prior to actually posting them. No harm done. Thanks again.
    12-14-2014 09:24 PM
  7. molimelight's Avatar
    several potatos,

    I tried replying to your PM but it never sent it that I could tell. Here's what it said: "I appreciate your post and replied in the topic. And thank you for the gift, but you'll have to forgive me, I'm not sure what it is or how to use it. I used to know these things, but not so much anymore. Getting old I guess." I do get PM's but like I said, I couldn't see that it sent it. (It didn't show up in my sent box.)
    12-14-2014 09:54 PM
  8. several potatos's Avatar
    I got it. I'm about to go to bed, but I'll figure it out in the morning.
    Edit: Should be fixed now
    Last edited by several potatos; 12-15-2014 at 01:39 PM.
    12-14-2014 10:24 PM

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