| Review by cmarslett |
member for 6.4 years, 70 visits, last login: 12 days ago
updated 174 days ago
- $70 per month
- (month by month)
- about 3 days
- "Far faster than my previous 3G phone, coverage nearly as good."
- "wish data was as cheap as DSL or Clear, but I am happy with TXT and voice."
- "Excellent on the road, at the airport, backup for when Clear goes down."
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Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)
My Google Nexus GSM (bought direct from Google) and T-Mobile service are working out better than I expected (especially since T-Mobile doesn't provide a lot of info before you sign up). Unlimited voice/text is $60+, adding unlimited Android Web bumps it to $130. And I have been capped one month with my 3G service last year, and one of the last two months with 4G on the GNEX (I re-downloaded all the US and EU maps for my ALK CoPilot when I got the phone - about 2.5 GB over a day or two).
I settled with 700 minutes voice/unlimited TXT/unlimited Android data (2 phone family plan). That costs me half of the unlimited across the board deal and I'm quite happy with it. We have 3 phones (only two use any data, though) and it costs us about $150/mo. I don't recall running over 700 minutes in the more than 2 years we have been with T-mobile.
SpeedTest.net tells me I get 150 ms pings and 8-9 Mbit down with 1-3 Mbit up. That's plenty fast though I think the spec for HSPA+ is 21 Mbit....
I would like better coverage (central Austin seems to be a black hole!). Otherwise, service is as good as it started out being.
Netflix looks as good as it could on a 5" screen, but there are just a few things I still want on something bigger than a phone. And of course tethering to my laptop in airports is a really good deal, too. Thank you, T-Mobile.