I really like that this setup is easy, fast, no contract, no credit check, and a fraction of the price of other carriers. Cell phone reception is good except for at our home, where calls always drop off, but that is just because we live in a low-coverage area. (Refer to Tmobile coverage maps for more info). We originally had the regular TMobile service and we cancelled it and brought our two Blackberry Smartphones over to the Walmart family plan. Because all of the data goes through the Blackberry system first, as opposed to the mobile network (this is how it was explained to me), we are unable to access the data plan features such as email, web browsing, etc, as the services are incompatible. I am disappointed with that, but just need to find a compatible phone with the right price tag and that issue will be resolved. By the way, the phones available at Walmart are a joke, as far as cost, unless you are signing up for a contracted service. We are, however, actually now paying half as much as we were per month, for essentially the same TMobile service. A couple of little glitchy things I have noticed- the voicemail- about once a month, will freeze up. I will receive a voicemail and when I try and play it, the recording says, "You have One-Thirty", instead of saying, "You have one new voice message" and I am unable to access my voicemails for about 24 hours when this happens. Also, if you enjoy getting special offers via text (i.e., Redbox) this service is blocked, via the network, and you won't be able to send or receive promotional text messages. I need to look into this, to see if there is a way to change this. Finally, if you are able to request a number that is brand new- do it! I am annoyed all day, every day, by the previous owner's bill collector and ex-boyfriend calls. The rep that helped us said he had no way of knowing which ones were new numbers and which were not, but some mobile reps in the past have had a way of checking this. Doesn't hurt to ask. Overall, this is a good price for what you are getting, service is good, you can make payments on your bill at any Walmart, and this is fast and simple set up.
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