Best carriers for OPO Data


Whats the Best Prepaid Carrier?

  1. Cricket

  2. Net10

  3. Straight Talk

  4. AT&T

  5. T-Mobile

  6. MetroPCS

  7. Simple Mobile

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  1. dizzle16
    Jelly Bean Nov 23, 2014

    dizzle16 , Nov 23, 2014 :
    Well what I meant is if there is a difference between post and pre paid in relation to throttling? Not sure if you know or not. Just thinking out loud

  2. gmo8492
    Lollipop Nov 23, 2014

    gmo8492 , Nov 23, 2014 :
    If you want fully unlimited data you can be a postpaid subscriber on T-mobile, but if you go with a carrier Metro PCS (T-mo's prepaid network) you can essentially get the same plan for $60 minus some T-mobile perks. The difference between postpaid an prepaid is that prepaid customers don't benefit for all the extra carrier benefits. But fundamentally everyone is using the same network and has the same data speeds in the same location.

  3. dizzle16
    Jelly Bean Nov 23, 2014

    dizzle16 , Nov 23, 2014 :

    Tell me more about these "benefits" lol. The only one I know of is postpaid customers get priority access to the network over prepaid, but as you said, it's the same network. I'm not going postpaid, no benefit for me since I already have my device. I've only been with T-Mobile since August when I got my One so I'm still a little knew. Basically I found out earlier this month about the metro plan. The retailer said bring $20 for the SIM card and I'm good to go, can even keep my number. But I've been wondering if that $20 difference might be worth paying to T-Mobile and staying, so what perks do you mean?

  4. dizzle16
    Jelly Bean Nov 23, 2014

    dizzle16 , Nov 23, 2014 :
    New to T-Mobile, not "knew" lol

  5. gmo8492
    Lollipop Nov 23, 2014

    gmo8492 , Nov 23, 2014 :
    T-mobile for example has an "uncarrier event" every few months, and they usually present something customers may use such as unlimited music streaming not counting towards your data limit, a free wifi router for wifi calls (prepaid customers have to buy it outright), international text and data (but it was available a few weeks after launch to t-mobile prepaid as well), discounted/financing on their phones. Customer service does say that postpaid customers do get priority over the network, but most people say that it's simply not true.

  6. dwaynelson
    KitKat Nov 23, 2014

  7. zguess
    Eclair Nov 23, 2014

  8. zguess
    Eclair Nov 23, 2014

    zguess , Nov 23, 2014 :
    I'm looking for something prepaid, but thanks for the input!

  9. blur13
    Jelly Bean Nov 23, 2014

    blur13 , Nov 23, 2014 :
    Another suggestion is Wal-mart's $30/month plan...100 minutes talk, unlimited text and 5G data!
    Good luck!!

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  10. zguess
    Eclair Nov 23, 2014

    zguess , Nov 23, 2014 :
    That's alota G's!

  11. louisd
    Froyo Nov 23, 2014

    louisd , Nov 23, 2014 :
    How about the T-Mobile $30 plan that includes 5GB of LTE, 100mins voice and unlimited texts. I'm using that with Hangouts for my voice and it works like a charm and boy is it cheap.

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  12. nukejello
    Eclair Nov 23, 2014

    nukejello , Nov 23, 2014 :

  13. sunilhere
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 23, 2014

    sunilhere , Nov 23, 2014 :
    I never had any issues with T-Mobile. It might not be the same for everyone though. Depending on where you live & the coverage around it will be crucial in deciding which carrier you need to go with.

  14. zguess
    Eclair Nov 23, 2014

    zguess , Nov 23, 2014 :
    I think I narrowed it down to T-Mobile and Metro. Ping is important to me too so I might pony up for the T mobile.

  15. Rbooks
    Cupcake Nov 23, 2014

    Rbooks , Nov 23, 2014 :
    The 30 dollar prepaid on t mobile works flawlessly for me. I just bought this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DFSORCQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1416774161&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40 and activated it online. Used the APN settings here https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/tutorial-how-to-use-the-opo-on-t-mobile-usa.64071/ and updated this https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/guide-how-to-make-lte-faster.77304/ . Best part is they don't even restrict mobile hotspot (some phones t mobile requires a 15 dollar fee for mobile hotspot).

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  16. jkbhso3
    Jelly Bean Nov 23, 2014

    jkbhso3 , Nov 23, 2014 :
    Ah gotcha. Yeah I'm not sure on that.

  17. AK9
    Cupcake Nov 23, 2014

    AK9 , Nov 23, 2014 :
    I've got this beast running on T-Mo and it kicks @$$! I LOVE it!

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  18. missy.wyman
    Honeycomb Nov 24, 2014

    missy.wyman , Nov 24, 2014 :
    The jump program from t mobile is a semi contract.

  19. zguess
    Eclair Nov 24, 2014

    zguess , Nov 24, 2014 :
    Thanks for the speed tip! It wont fall on deaf ears.

  20. Rzzycat
    Gingerbread Nov 24, 2014

    Rzzycat , Nov 24, 2014 :
    I am another vote for the $30 T-Mobile plan from Wal-mart or T-Mobile.com. I have had it quite a while with no issues. I saw others with the OPO said they used it before I ordered, works for me just fine. I haven't had any issues with data, but am not a super heavy user & use wi-fi at home. The sim cards go on sale at the T-mobile site quite often, think I paid $1 for mine & I kept my same phone number.