No that was me trying to be nice. Your obviously do not have any actual knowledge of Sprints back end system - I do.02nz wrote: ↑Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:33 pmWait, are you actually claiming that Sprint's extra charges are actually transparent and better? Sprint charges $70/mo for the two-line senior plan, plus $5 "admin fee" for the two lines, plus assorted other fees, some of which are taxes actually levied by the government, and some of which are to "reimburse" Sprint for its expenses. Total charge depends on the area but will usually be close to $85-$90/mo. T-Mobile charges $70/mo for its senior plan for two lines, but all taxes and fees are included in that amount. You pay less per month with T-Mobile. We're with Sprint because they had an unbeatable offer on the new iPhones, not because they have extra charges.brad.clarkston wrote: ↑Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:41 pmThat's a bit disingenuous, Sprint is upfront about the admin fee while everyone else just bakes it into the price. You just doen't know your paying it with the others, we all have that same fee and taxes.02nz wrote: ↑Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:59 pmT-Mobile's 55+ plan now costs $70 for two lines after Autopay. I guess HIinvestor is grandfathered into the $60 rate T-Mobile offered before.HIinvestor wrote: ↑Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:42 pmWe pay via autopay, $60 for 2 lines unlimited data, no throttling on TMobile 55+. It’s cheaper and better than the plan we were on before where we paid more for 4 lines and less unthrottled data. I have a line with D as 2nd user on it and H has one with S as his 2nd user.
I have not purchased a new phone but will be considering it one of these days. My 6s is still serving my needs nicely. It was purchased unlocked from Apple store as a Christmas gift from my son.
Sprint also has a similar plan at the "same" price. I put "same" in quotes because Sprint adds on a $2.50/line "administrative charge", and all the government taxes and fees on top. So T-Mobile comes out $10/mo cheaper for two lines.
And you might want to check your own facts and math before calling other people "disingenuous."
Sprint hasn't had a "senior plan" for two years we have a "Basic" & a "Plus" plan the difference is free Hulu & Tidal accounts plus a higher throttling limit. *Hulu is on the basic plan but Tidal is only Plus. There's some new insurance stuff like Apple/Samsung forever deals and drop protection but I haven't looked into them yet.
I'm sure there's people on older grandfathered plans but I know the retail side is supposed to soft push people out of those as the new basic plan is better than all of them. Some of the old plans where horrible most of those went away when the board fired the last CEO and Softbank brought in Mr. Claure to turn the ship around.
When I log into my bill and look the surcharge and city/state/fed taxes are all clearly listed just like the other carriers and totals up to the $34 per line for the wife and son -- mine is free but I'm always on-call so there's a catch.
I'll be the first to admit Sprint has a ways to go.
- The web site is horrible it's easier to pay your bill via cell phone (allot easier).
- The phone selection out side of Apple and Samsung sucks (I'm an Essentials phone user and would kill for a OnePlus).
- Leasing needs to go away permanently (it's kind of in the works)
- CDMA is on it's way out.
- They installed more cell and micro cell towers this year than the last decade total with allot more to come next year.
**** That's not a recommendation for Sprint though. Coverage is dependent on your location pick the best coverage in your area ****