RV_ Posted March 30, 2016 Report Share Posted March 30, 2016 Aside from their limited service, mostly urban, T-Mobile is willing to bet that no one needs their voice services and these plans might be perfect for some RVrs. I've been, quite frankly amazed at what some of the RV crowd pays for their cell plus data. I would drop mine except that T-Mobile does not have service here where I live. I initiate most calls and receive few, which is how I like it. Most comm now is text and Skype for us. This T-Mobile sounds great for travelers that stay at destination parks and business RVrs that are in cities and towns a lot. Excerpt: "T-Mobile appears ready to bet that some consumers will gladly take that tradeoff, giving up redundant voice service for the extra data. It's a moment that's been coming for years, as wireless carriers have come to realize that selling mobile data, not voice minutes, is where the money increasingly lies. Here's a 2013 chart from Bloomberg Businessweek that illustrates the trend. How much more data might T-Mobile subscribers get with the rumored Data Only plans? A quick comparison with T-Mobile's existing Simple Choice plans gives us the answer, which is about 8 GB. Let's take a closer look. Here's the price structure of T-Mobile's current Simple Choice plan, which includes voice, texts and data. A single phone line with 2 GB of monthly data sets you back $50. A plan with 6 GB of data costs $65. And you get 10 GB for $80. Now compare that to the rumored Data Only plans, whose prices look like this, according to TmoNews. •2GB = $20•6GB = $35•10GB = $50•14GB = $65•18GB = $80•22GB = $95 Now to put it all together: For the same $50, you soon might be able to buy either A) voice + text + 2 GB of data; or text + 10 GB of data. That's 8 extra gigabytes in your pocket, just for shedding voice service. The same holds true at higher price points. Pay $65, and you can have either voice + text + 6 GB of data, or you can have text + 14 GB, which also represents a difference of 8 GB. These prices are the same as what T-Mobile already charges customers who want to buy data-only plans for tablets, mobile hotspots and other connected devices. Now, it seems, T-Mobile may want to extend that offer to cellphones. It'll be interesting to see if other carriers follow suit." Several charts and more discussion is in the W. Post article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/03/29/finally-a-phone-plan-for-people-who-hate-phone-calls/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_tech Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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