Sometimes the carriers even fool the professionals too. Yesterday, I skimmed through the fine print and everything looked okay. Today, one of my colleagues pointed out something that I missed the first time around. That is the fact that T-Mobile's two best deals, their $100 for Two lines of Unlimited service and their 55+ Unlimited deals are not eligible to receive Netflix. That means the new plans will cost $120 instead of $60 or $100 as they do now. It's cheaper to keep your current plan and pay $9.99 per month for your Netflix. This is a perfect example of why a professional negotiator is needed to watch your back.
Here's the deal, if you don't already have TM service, coming aboard with this deal is OK. Regardless of what T-Mobile representatives say, do not abandon your current 55+ or $100 for Two line deals because once you do, they are history. T-Mobile is acting very carrier like and doing what is in the best interests of their shareholders, not subscribers. After all, they are a business. It's just that they are no longer as transparent as previously. Just because Verizon decided to screw their new and existing users with their new plans, T-Mobile must feel compelled to do the same.
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Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.