02-07-2012 12:23 AM
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  1. Reflexx's Avatar
    If the Lumia series ends up being a huge success, I wonder if Nokia would make pentaband versions that aren't tied to a carrier. Would be nice.
    speedtouch likes this.
    01-28-2012 03:37 PM
  2. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    If the Lumia series ends up being a huge success, I wonder if Nokia would make pentaband versions that aren't tied to a carrier. Would be nice.
    It would be nice, but I sort of doubt that unless Nokia is making their own unlocked versions. Because if AT&T had a say, I don't think they want a phone they're selling to work with their competitor.
    01-28-2012 03:42 PM
  3. speedtouch's Avatar
    I'm a former TMO rep.

    As for data speeds after that 100 mb....trust me on this....you are not going to be able to stream netflix or let alone anything on youtube.

    I can't tell you how many times I had customers come into the store complaining about how they can't even get onto Facebook or if they do.....it takes forever....and I as soon as I get into their account and notice they have been throttle back.....they complain like crazy.

    I'm in Chicago and we have great speeds here and being throttled back here....its slow. At times it would seem even slower than EDGE.


    Good luck though. If it doesn't work out at 100mb you could go up $10 more a month and get 2gig plan.
    Well, doggone it, you're ruining my day! :P Darn it. Guess I'll have to go the $60 plan route after all. Ah well, it's still cheaper than what we have now (Sprint) in the long run. Thanks for your input, even though I don't like it! Haha, you know what I mean. It's nice to see former/current T-Mo folks posting here.
    01-28-2012 08:08 PM
  4. speedtouch's Avatar
    I do not know how long my sanity would last using the above described data plan.
    I'm going to find out fairly quickly whether my wife's, and in turn, my, sanity will endure the throttling.
    01-28-2012 08:09 PM
  5. speedtouch's Avatar
    American 710 prospective buyers, you are getting ripped off by tmo! Rogers in Canada will be selling the 710 for $255 off contract, and they will carrier unlock it for you in store for an additional $30 = $285 unlocked and off-contract!

    Also, rumor is Rogers will be getting ALL the colors!
    I know. But I have two choices: Ebay or T-Mo. Ebay has the phones for about the same price as T-Mo does, but I trust T-Mo more...wouldn't you?
    01-28-2012 08:10 PM
  6. speedtouch's Avatar
    A little update. When I ordered the Lumia 710 from T-Mo directly, they only had the black phone available off-contract. My wife wanted a white 710. Last night I was on eBay and found a new, white 710 for $290. No tax, free ship. So we're going to send the black one back to T-Mo for a full refund ($325). I hope to receive the white 710 on Friday or Saturday.

    Also, regarding roaming to AT&T towers while on T-Mo, the store rep was partially right. You can't roam to other carriers' towers while on the prepay minutes plan. Prepay is when you buy cards that contain 500 minutes or 1000 minutes or whatever. The monthly plans can roam with no restrictions, as we have verified in an earlier post. So the store rep was correct saying I couldn't roam when not on contract, but he was incorrect in saying I couldn't roam while on the monthly plans. You just can't roam on the prepaid plans.
    alpinestars1z likes this.
    02-01-2012 11:32 AM
  7. Reflexx's Avatar
    It would be nice, but I sort of doubt that unless Nokia is making their own unlocked versions. Because if AT&T had a say, I don't think they want a phone they're selling to work with their competitor.
    Latest news is that the 710 available in Canada that can run on WIND is pentaband. Woot!
    02-01-2012 04:11 PM
  8. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Latest news is that the 710 available in Canada that can run on WIND is pentaband. Woot!
    Indeed it is...

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/lumia-710/186678.htm

    And works on Mobilicity too. :)
    02-01-2012 04:16 PM
  9. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    You can certainly use your cell phone on other carriers and are not bound to T-mobile. Just buy and unlocked phone (suggestion: retailer online? Is also cheaper.) and every carrier is an option to use. I'm not sure about LTE. This technology is not available yet in Europe.

    Willem
    the Netherlands.
    02-04-2012 03:30 AM
  10. speedtouch's Avatar
    OK, a little update. I activated my wife's Lumia 710 on T-Mobile today on the $50 Monthly 4G plan. You know, the one that is supposed to have all the taxes already rolled into it so you just pay $50 flat a month?

    Yeah, about those taxes. They're not rolled into the $50. It's $50 + Tax monthly. I was told by four different T-Mobile sales reps at 877-453-1304 that the Monthly 4G plans have taxes already included, so I'd just pay $50 a month and that's it. The names of these reps are Thomas, Tully, Jeri, and Jared.

    And just a moment ago I called Kevin at that sales number and he again said the $50 plan includes tax. BS!

    I am beyond PO'd. The whole reason I switched to T-Mobile is because I was going to save considerable money based on the flat rate of $50 a month. Well, at least I am not on contract. What a shame, T-Mo, in all likelihood you lost a customer in under 3 hours of service with you. Bravo.
    02-05-2012 12:38 PM
  11. palandri's Avatar
    Latest news is that the 710 available in Canada that can run on WIND is pentaband. Woot!
    They won't sell it through a carrier in the US. You;ll have to buy it through one of the reliable importers.

    There has been discussion that AT&T wouldn't agree to sell Nokia WP phones if they continued to sell unbranded/unlocked phones in the U.S. We had a Nokia store in Chicago on Michigan Ave until about a year and a half ago.
    02-05-2012 01:24 PM
  12. palandri's Avatar
    OK, a little update. I activated my wife's Lumia 710 on T-Mobile today on the $50 Monthly 4G plan. You know, the one that is supposed to have all the taxes already rolled into it so you just pay $50 flat a month?

    Yeah, about those taxes. They're not rolled into the $50. It's $50 + Tax monthly. I was told by four different T-Mobile sales reps at 877-453-1304 that the Monthly 4G plans have taxes already included, so I'd just pay $50 a month and that's it. The names of these reps are Thomas, Tully, Jeri, and Jared.

    And just a moment ago I called Kevin at that sales number and he again said the $50 plan includes tax. BS!

    I am beyond PO'd. The whole reason I switched to T-Mobile is because I was going to save considerable money based on the flat rate of $50 a month. Well, at least I am not on contract. What a shame, T-Mo, in all likelihood you lost a customer in under 3 hours of service with you. Bravo.
    I hear what you are saying and understand why you are upset, but $50 a month plus taxes is still a really good price. Who's cheaper than that? Cricket maybe? My Wife has T-Mobile and I think it's $69 a month and with taxes it comes out to $80 something.
    speedtouch likes this.
    02-05-2012 01:32 PM
  13. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    How'd you get taxed? I think if you buy the refill on Calling Mart you won't get taxed.
    02-05-2012 01:42 PM
  14. speedtouch's Avatar
    I hear what you are saying and understand why you are upset, but $50 a month plus taxes is still a really good price. Who's cheaper than that? Cricket maybe? My Wife has T-Mobile and I think it's $69 a month and with taxes it comes out to $80 something.
    I know. T-Mobile is the bargain carrier for sure. I'm calmed down now. I'm still frustrated that the T-Mo sales staff gives out completely false information that I based my decision upon. And with the ease of access to T-Mo refill cards on eBay and Calling Mart, I'm actually going to spend less than I would have if T-Mo's plans really did include tax already. Whew...boy I was mad earlier today.
    palandri likes this.
    02-05-2012 08:21 PM
  15. speedtouch's Avatar
    How'd you get taxed? I think if you buy the refill on Calling Mart you won't get taxed.
    I got taxed because I purchased a $50 refill through T-Mo's website. We activated my wife's phone and started the porting process this morning. At that time her account had $0 on it and thus she was unable to use the Lumia on T-Mo. So I hopped online and logged into her T-Mo account and bought the $50 refill for Monthly 4G.

    I regret I didn't read fully about how Calling Mart works. If I had done that I would have just gone through CM and not paid any taxes and not lost my temper. Speaking of CM, please PM me your email address so I can put you down as my referral. I understand you'll get some credit that way. Thanks for reminding me of Calling Mart, it's a really good deal.
    alpinestars1z likes this.
    02-05-2012 08:25 PM
  16. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I got taxed because I purchased a $50 refill through T-Mo's website. We activated my wife's phone and started the porting process this morning. At that time her account had $0 on it and thus she was unable to use the Lumia on T-Mo. So I hopped online and logged into her T-Mo account and bought the $50 refill for Monthly 4G.

    I regret I didn't read fully about how Calling Mart works. If I had done that I would have just gone through CM and not paid any taxes and not lost my temper. Speaking of CM, please PM me your email address so I can put you down as my referral. I understand you'll get some credit that way. Thanks for reminding me of Calling Mart, it's a really good deal.
    Oh wow, I didn't think about that. Thank you, PM sent.

    Their most recent coupon has already expired, but I think someone asked on their Facebook page when will the next coupon code come out and they replied probably in mid-February.

    Also another tip, because of the first time verification, be sure to order at least a few days in advance of your service expiration date so in case anything goes wrong you won't be without service.
    speedtouch likes this.
    02-05-2012 10:18 PM
  17. speedtouch's Avatar
    Oh wow, I didn't think about that. Thank you, PM sent.

    Their most recent coupon has already expired, but I think someone asked on their Facebook page when will the next coupon code come out and they replied probably in mid-February.

    Also another tip, because of the first time verification, be sure to order at least a few days in advance of your service expiration date so in case anything goes wrong you won't be without service.
    Thanks, I will keep the coupon and verification stuff in mind when placing my order soon. I did see a 3% coupon over at RetailMeNot that works on the T-Mo Monthly 4G Refill.
    02-06-2012 10:10 AM
  18. donahueg's Avatar
    That's Wack. If your BS meter goes off...trust it.
    Last edited by donahueg; 02-06-2012 at 09:19 PM. Reason: misspell
    Winterfang likes this.
    02-06-2012 09:18 PM
  19. N8ter's Avatar
    T-Mobile, the only carrier where not being able to roam domestically is a showstopper. That should be enough of a hint for any consumer.

    Well judging by their churn rate and the amount of customers they're losing, it is.


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    02-07-2012 12:23 AM
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