HickoryC's profile

Tutor

 • 

8 Messages

Thu, Jul 30, 2015 10:30 PM

BMOP From T-Mobile

Greetings,

Things are looking down with my carrier from the perspectives of coverage and customer support. I would like to know the estimated monthly charge for 3 lines. The 3 phones are Moto G 2nd Gen purchased unlocked. Total bill at present is around $106 mo. 

FYI, I tried AT&T BYOP website but got nowhere.

Thanks in advance

Dean (HickoryC)

Accepted Solution

Official Solution

ACE - Sage

 • 

97.5K Messages

7 y ago

Line fees if you bring your own phones are $40-$25 for BYOD, $45
You can get 10 GBS of data for $100
Total bill $145 before tax. The bill is higher, but the coverage is much better.

Accepted Solution

Official Solution

ACE - Sage

 • 

97.5K Messages

7 y ago

This is going to seem weird, but it can cost more for less data because the line fee discount is reduced.
3 GBS is 40, 3 lines is $75, total $115
6 GBS is $70, 3 lines at $75 total $145

If you are used to streaming music on t mobile for free, Verizon and ATT don't do that.
You can try getting buy with the 3 GB plan as its only a bit more than your t-Mobile bill.

Just so you understand, ATT doesn't include phones in its service charges. If you ever want to upgrade your phones, you can either buy a compatible phone elsewhere, or use ATT Next, which is a no interest loan on a phone.

Accepted Solution

Official Solution

GeekBoy

Master

 • 

4.1K Messages

7 y ago


@HickoryC wrote:

This helps very much. Just spoke with 20 something user. He does stream music. If we do start with 3GB, we could upgrade. The $115+tax is a fair trade off for good service. We have experienced too many dropped calls.


Do keep in mind that with AT&T, the data is a shared pool, and there is no automated way to prevent a single user from using all the data in the first few days of a biloing cycle.  If you use your entire data plan, additional data is automatically added in 1GB increments at a cost of $15/GB, so if you have a 3GB data plan, and go over by more than 1GB, it will cost you $30 or more in overage charges.  This is part of why @lizdance40 suggested the 10GB plan.  It only costs $30 more than the 3GB data plan, but it gives you more than 3x the data to use.  I don't stream a lot of music, but I have been listing to a few hours of the new Apple streamign music each day and I have used about 300MB in the last 10 days, or about 30MB a day.  If I keep that up for a 30 day billing cycle, that would be almost 1GB of music streaming alone (for jsut 1-3 hours a day). In comparison, I have already used closer to 1.1GB by watching YouTube videos for about 2-3 hours total in that sime time frame (10 days).  That might help you for a refernce point of view.

Accepted Solution

Official Solution

21stNow

Professor

 • 

2.7K Messages

7 y ago


@HickoryC wrote:

Thanks for all the helpful responses. Y'all have painted a picture...no, displayed a model of the choices, as well as making one aware of the potential mistakes a person would likely make without your valuable input. Next step: confirm existing phones are compatible with AT&T Network.

 


If they are all Moto G GSM phones, they will be compatible with AT&T's 2G and 3G networks.

21stNow

Professor

 • 

2.7K Messages

7 y ago

How much data would you like to have on your family plan?

Tutor

 • 

8 Messages

7 y ago

Current plan is 1 GB for each line. 

Tutor

 • 

8 Messages

7 y ago

Thanks. Don't think we need 10 GB. Current 1 GB per line. Carrier does not let user exceed limit so at least no surprise bills.

Tutor

 • 

8 Messages

7 y ago

This helps very much. Just spoke with 20 something user. He does stream music. If we do start with 3GB, we could upgrade. The $115+tax is a fair trade off for good service. We have experienced too many dropped calls.

Tutor

 • 

8 Messages

7 y ago

Thanks for all the helpful responses. Y'all have painted a picture...no, displayed a model of the choices, as well as making one aware of the potential mistakes a person would likely make without your valuable input. Next step: confirm existing phones are compatible with AT&T Network.

 

Tutor

 • 

8 Messages

7 y ago

In case I didn't reply, my apologies. Last Sunday we moved our 3 lines to AT&T with 10 GB. Yes, it is $145 mo. We have thus far had service everywhere, most importantly in our home. We let the folks at the AT&T Store know that we were brought up to speed by members of this community. We are also all now Android as one phone was not able to make the move. 

Thanks again for your most valuable input. 

Contributor

 • 

4 Messages

7 y ago

Yesterday, we moved three phones (2 from Sprint, one GoPhone) to T-Mobile. There was no charge to sign up or activate. Just paid $100 deposit since we didn't want to give them our SSN for credit check. Deposit will be refunded in a year after regular payments which we have setup to autopay. Our total monthly cost will be $120 plus taxes for upto 4 lines (we're trying to convince another family member to joing at no cost to them) for unlimited talk, SMS and 10GB LTE data per line (an additional 10GB data stash is provided to be rolled over for a year). Signal is good everywhere we travel.

The future of mobile services has arrived in the USA. I suspect it's only a matter of time before AT&T and Verizon follow the same path.

GLIMMERMAN76

ACE - Expert

 • 

23.4K Messages

7 y ago


@rmk9785e wrote:

Yesterday, we moved three phones (2 from Sprint, one GoPhone) to T-Mobile. There was no charge to sign up or activate. Just paid $100 deposit since we didn't want to give them our SSN for credit check. Deposit will be refunded in a year after regular payments which we have setup to autopay. Our total monthly cost will be $120 plus taxes for upto 4 lines (we're trying to convince another family member to joing at no cost to them) for unlimited talk, SMS and 10GB LTE data per line (an additional 10GB data stash is provided to be rolled over for a year). Signal is good everywhere we travel.

The future of mobile services has arrived in the USA. I suspect it's only a matter of time before AT&T and Verizon follow the same path.


yeah if tmobile ever upgrades there network.  rural areas ATT and verizon cover Tmobile does not.  I will gladly pay ATT more for service just because tmobiles network has less coverage and tmobiles CEO is a tool.  2G only is what tmobile provides here.

Contributor

 • 

4 Messages

7 y ago

That may be a consideration in some rural areas. Certainly good signal and coverage trups lower costs. That's why we left Sprint. Our family is spread between SF Bay area and 90 miles east in the central valley. We checked the coverage maps of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile and found service to be adquate in where we live and travel.

My point is that all over the world, people have a choice to change carriers and prepay/refill without being bound in annual contracts. I'm hopeful this flexibility is arriving in the USA.

Need help?
Fix, replace or check device delivery
New to the AT&T Community? Start by visiting the Community How-To.
New to the AT&T Community?
Visit the Community How-To.