Coverage and Quality
If you live or plan on doing a lot of traveling to these areas, you should probably look for a carrier elsewhere.
Customers that open a new account will be hit with a $20 activation fee. In addition, there are early termination fees imposed which vary from $50 – $200 depending on how much time is remaining on the contract when it is cancelled.
T-Mobile does not charge fees for domestic data roaming, but will halt service if you go over your allotment. If you wish to continue using data while roaming, you can get a one day 10GB domestic pass for $10, or a seven day 15GB pass for $15.
There are also budget options available as well. The LG Aristo goes for just $4/mo, and for those really looking to go old school, the ZTE Cymbal Z-320 is an actual working flip phone that will only set you back $2/mo.
Available Plans (including price)
If you are looking to avoid a contract commitment, the T-Mobile prepaid pay as you go plan offers good value for the money. These plans start at just $3/mo to get any combination of thirty minutes of talk or thirty texts. In addition, you can add 500MB of 4G data for $5, or get a weekly allowance of 1GB for $10/wk.
If you prefer to crowd source your issue, there are social media options on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
However, there is still a lot to love here. A full range of device options, zero overage charges, and plans starting at $3 offers something for everyone.
We recommend at least giving T-Mobile a look. If you find that the coverage is good in your area, you might just be surprised at what you find.