This article tells the user if it is a good option to switch to T-Mobile, It guides the user with all the services T-Mobile has to offer which makes the decision of switching easier. The article also covers the steps to switch to T-Mobile.

Should I switch to T-Mobile?

You should switch to T-Mobile as it  is the 3rd-largest wireless network provider in the USA. and when it comes to 5G it is the largest network. It offers a wide range of affordable plans in the category of Unlimited plans, family plans, and prepaid plans. T-Mobile also offers “Bring your device service” which is a very easy and straightforward service that lets the users get their own device and switch to T-Mobile network service.

Why it is a good option to switch your number to T-Mobile?

Key features of T-mobile

  • Monthly installment plans are offered for T Mobile phones.
  • More priority is always given to the T-Mobile subscribers on the network over other subscribers. This is a prime important factor in case of network congestion.
  • T mobile offers some better additional options, for example, international talk and data add-ons.
  • T mobile network provider has an excellent customer service record.
  • Some extra perks are offered only for T-Mobile subscribers.

T mobile plans

There are three major plans offered by T-Mobile.

● Unlimited plans

● family plans

● prepaid plans

Unlimited plans

It is a plan which gives unlimited text and voice for the entire month. It also includes unlimited data. But after reaching a certain data limit, the speed of data is affected and it is reduced. Some unlimited plans from T-Mobile are cheaper, as well as you get more premium data.

 Plan Price per line Unlimited text and talk Premium data Mobile hotspot data Unlimited Video streaming
 Essential $60 Applicable 50GB Unlimited at 3GB speed Sd streaming
 Magenta $70 Applicable 100GB 5GBhigh-speed data Sd streaming

Family plans

For the magenta max family plan if you add one line then the cost per line will be reduced by

$15. If you go on adding more lines, then you can bring the cost down to $40 per line. It is a

really good offer for totally unlimited and high-speed data. 

Prepaid plans

T-Mobile offers its prepaid plans. The range of prepaid plans is from $45 to $75 per month.

You can avail 4GB of LTE data for $45 and 10GB of data for $50. At the higher end,

T-mobile offers unlimited data plans for $75.

Perks for T- mobile subscribers

T mobile offers the following parks to their subscribers.

  • On every Tuesday, Magenta and Magenta Plus subscribers are eligible for freebies. It may include movie tickets at discounted prices or free food.
  •  For family unlimited plans, if any one of the family members is not using the full data, then T-mobile offers an account credit.
  • T mobile offers a “digits program “, where you can use one number on multiple devices, and subscribers with two or more lines will get a free Netflix subscription. T-mobile plans
  • T- Mobile provides three unlimited data plans namely Essential plan, Magenta, and Magenta Plus plan.
  • You will get some premium data on the Essentials plan. Magenta Max plan is the best plan for those who need huge amounts of data. It is unlimited and there is no slow down problem.
  • For the magenta max family plan if you add one line then the cost per line will be reduced by $15. If you go on adding more lines, then you can bring the cost down to $40 per line. 
  • It’s a really good offer for totally unlimited and high-speed data. Speed up to 30 Mbps or even more can be obtained.
  • T-Mobile offers its prepaid plans. The range of prepaid plans is from $45 to $75 per month.
  • You can avail 4GB of LTE data for $45 and 10GB of data for $50. At the higher end,
  • T-mobile offers unlimited data plans for $75.

How to check the coverage map for T-Mobile:

  • Go to link https://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/coverage-map on your computer or mobile phone.
  • When prompted type the area or zip code and press enter, you also have a dropdown list showing all the areas to choose from
  • You will get the map showing the coverage in different shades of pink
  • You can move the map; you just need to tap and hold to drag.
  • To get coverage information in detail you just need to tap on the location and it gives you a pop-up.
  • To zoom in use +, to zoom out use – or just pinch
  • If you want to see the 4G LTE coverage just switch off the 5G selection at the top.

What is the “Bring your Own device” service?

Bring your device is a very easy and straightforward service that lets the users get their own device and switch to T-Mobile network service. By taking help from customer care service, you can easily switch to  T-Mobile by using this service.

All the devices working on GSM technology and compatible with T-Mobile can be used on the CDMA phones will not work with T-Mobile.

Step1: Confirm the compatibility of your device:

When planning to switch to T-mobile make sure your device works on GSM and Is compatible with  T-mobile, you do have a  T-mobile compatibility checker option, which makes the job easy. You just need your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) which is to be entered to confirm the compatibility.

Step 2: Make sure the device is unlocked:

If your device is compatible, you need to ensure it is unlocked, if not contact your previous carrier and get it unlocked which is a very simple process if you have no dues and if your device is eligible.

Step 3: Buy the MetroPCS (Metro by T-Mobile) SIM card:

Now to buy the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) you can visit the T-Mobile store or you can get it online.

Step 4: Select the phone plan  “Bring your own phone” 

 T-mobile offers a lot of Bring your device plans, depending on the type of usage and type of connection you can choose a suitable and affordable plan for your device.

Step 5: Activate your plan:

After finalizing the plan get it activated by making the payment and switching the previous SIM with the new Metro SIM.

Things you need to port your number to T-Mobile:

Valid ID:

Account number associated with the number:

  • You will need your previous carrier account number as it helps the processing fast.
  • You will find it on the bill

Carrier PIN or Passcode:

  • With account number, you also need a PIN or passcode which you can find on the bill

How to check if your number is eligible to be ported to T-Mobile?

Just go to https://www.t-mobile.com/resources/keep-your-number and enter your number to check if your number is eligible as your number might not have a transfer agreement with the previous carrier provider.

How can you port your number?

  • Once you have checked the eligibility of your number you can request T-Mobile to port your number.
  • You can port your number to T-Mobile without any charges.
  • You can go through the T-Mobile website before porting to check for deals on their devices.
  • If you don’t want to change the device you can use their BYOD (Bring your own device service)

Port your number by calling T-Mobile:

  • You can call T-Mobile customer care service and ask them to port your number.
  • Call 1-800-937-8997 for postpaid
  • Call 1-877-778-2106 for prepaid

Port your number by visiting T-Mobile store:

  • You can also visit your nearby T-Mobile store with the required information mentioned above and apply for the process of porting your number to T-Mobile

Port your number online:

  • You can also port your number online by following the instructions given at the time of checkout on the payment page.

Below are other T-Mobile articles you may be interested in:

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Is T-mobile better than Boost?

Is T-mobile MetroPCS?

Frequently asked questions (FAQs): Should I switch to T-Mobile?

Can I keep the same number if I switch to T-Mobile?

Yes, you can keep your number if you switch to T-Mobile, you can either use the same carrier if the device is unlocked and both are compatible or you can port your number to T-Mobile.

How do I port my number to T-Mobile?

Port your number by calling T-Mobile:

  • You can call T-Mobile customer care service and ask them to port your number.
  • Call 1-800-937-8997 for postpaid
  • Call 1-877-778-2106 for prepaid

Port your number by visiting T-Mobile store:

  • You can also visit your nearby T-Mobile store with the required information mentioned above and apply for the process of porting your number to T-Mobile

Port your number online:

  • You can also port your number online by following the instructions given at the time of checkout on the payment page.

How long does it take to port a number from ATT to T-Mobile?

It takes around 3 to 5 days to port your number from AT&T to T-Mobile.

Is T-Mobile coverage any good?

NAtionwide T-Mobile offers 60% coverage, it is the third-largest network provider and when it comes to 5G T-Mobile is considered to be the best.

Does T-Mobile have its own towers?

Yes, T-Mobile combined with sprint has more than 110000 towers, the Sprint brand has officially been discontinued and is successfully acquired by T-Mobile as of August 3, 2020. T-Mobile is the 3rd-largest wireless network provider in the USA. and when it comes to 5G it is the largest network. T-Mobile USA has a network sharing agreement with Cingular Wireless, an American mobile operator. Due to this, T- mobile has access to some top markets in the USA.

References:

Bring your own device (BYOD) guide

https://www.t-mobile.com/support/devices/not-sold-by-t-mobile/bring-your-own-device-byod-guide

Switch to T-Mobile

https://www.t-mobile.com/resources/how-to-join-us

T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans Review 2022

https://www.reviews.org/mobile/t-mobile-cell-phone-plans-review/

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