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New T-Mobile MVNO 35orLess Offers LTE and Roaming For Under $35/Month

35orLess is a new T-Mobile MVNO that launched this month offering a single plan, called the Live Plan, that includes unlimited voice minutes, messaging and data.

As the company's name suggests, the price of service is $35/month or less. The initial price for new users is the full $35, which includes a SIM. Use the code HFship to get your SIM shipped free. For subsequent months the price drops depending on how many new users sign up in the previous month. With seven days left this month, next month's price is currently sitting at $28.214, plus a Universal Service Fee of less than $2/month.

The unlimited data is throttled to approximately 128 Kbps after 500 MB in a month, 35orLess says they offer LTE, which is surprising as no other T-Mobile MVNO currently does.  Equally surprising is that no extra charge voice and data roaming is also included.

There's one aspect of 35orLess business model that seems a little unfair. 35orLess plans restart on either the 1st or the 15th of the month. The $35 that new users pay only covers service until the latter of the two. For someone signing up today, Dec 23, their first "month" of service would end Jan 14 which means they only get 23 days of service. In order to get a full month of service you need to activate on the 1st or the 15th.

Interesting concept. The declining monthly price strikes me as a confusing gimmick. However unlimited talk and text, 500 MB of high speed data, including LTE and off network network voice and data roaming for about $30/month is currently an unbeatable deal.

For more about 35orLess see this HowardForums thread.

Update 12/27 - 35orLess posted on Twitter Next 100 customers $20 unlimited wireless. Promo Code: tweet20

Update 12/31  - The 20 promo is still available but 35orLess just announced that it will end at 10 PM ET today

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  1. Dennis, do you think that voice and data roaming is possible for that price? Sounds good to me if that is true.

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    1. That's hard to say. It seems too good to be true. Solavei has a similar plan data roaming but it's nuch more expensive, $39 + $4 to $8 in taxes

      But T-Mobile is cutting prices very aggressively and recently added data roaming to its own pre-paid monthly plans. They may have renegotiated some roaming agreements to the point that they can offer it to MVNOs relatively cheaply. There are always caps on roaming too, I doubt that you can use more than a few MBs per month before they cut you off.

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  2. The other thing they do that's annoying is they start your clock from when you buy, not when you activate. So if you buy on the 23rd and you don't get your sim until the 30th, you only get two weeks of service before they bill you for the next month on the 15th. Otherwise, it's a great deal presuming your LTE isn't throttled.

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    1. According to FAQ they only have 2 invoice cycles- beginning and mid month. You get added to one based on purchase date. Also on Howard Forum free shipping code- not sure if ok to post here

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    2. Posting discount codes in comments is fine OK me. I've added the Howard Forums free shipping code HFship to the post.

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    3. Unfortunately you can't expect LTE, or even HSPA+, unless you confine yourself to large cities.

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    4. Tmobile had LTE in 116 markets in early July, and will have much faster 20x20 LTE in 40 of the top 50 markets this month. They have HSPA+ in virtually all their markets. The nice thing about 35orLess is that you can roam on partner networks too. AT&T prepaid does not let you do that, and their HSPA+ is slower than Tmobile's. Check your coverage map for local conditions.

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    5. Tmobile had HSPA+ 42 in 163 markets 13 months ago. AT&T did NOT.
      http://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-4/223610-list-all-163-t-mobile-hspa-42-markets.html

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    6. Tmobile had LTE in 154 markets in September. http://www.phonedog.com/2013/09/13/t-mobile-s-4g-lte-network-now-live-in-154-markets/
      Impossible to believe that these are all "large cities."

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  3. This is still so much 2G speed in T-Mobile's actual real life coverage even if it shows 4G is available in your area. I had them for twp years and moved over to an AT&T MVNO. I know T-mobile is expanding 4G and LTE aggressively, but it will be while before I go back to them or any of their MVNOs. My 2 cents.

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  4. if you want to go with an mono, at least make it Verizon or AT&T.

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  5. T-Mobile roams to AT&T in most areas where coverage is limited part of that merger breakup settlement. Not sure how that translates into your real worls areas 2 years later.

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    1. Zoom in on the Tmobile coverage map and you, too can see where the roaming areas are today.

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  6. When do you refill on this plan? Last day of the month?

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    1. If you activate between the 1st and 14th your plan restarts on the 1st day of the month. If you activate on the 15th or later, your plan restarts on the 15th.

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  7. Interesting concept. T-Mobiles network is still shabby. Go out of a densely populated area and all you get is still EDGE.

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  8. They need an option to increase data allotment for a fee.

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  9. Tech support said they will be releasing a pilot for current customers to do exactly what you asked. They were too afraid the package would be confusing during the launch phase

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  10. Has anyone seen any other discount codes for 35orLess?

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  11. On their twitter feed. Limited Time- reduced the $35 startup to $20 for the next 100 new customers. Not sure if it's still active. Promo code: tweet20

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    1. Thanks, I've updated the post with the promo.

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  12. From what I've seen them say, the short first month is in lieu of a startup or activation fee. It is somewhat unfair for those that join at the end of a billing period, OTOH, even with the more expensive first month, it still has to rate as one of the less expensive "unlimited" plans available.

    I'll be interested to see people's experience using 35orless.

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    1. Your looking at worst 2 weeks service since they have 2 invoice periods. Since everything is included with the $20 prom- more than worth it as long as the LIVE Plan stays true to the discount concept

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