It's official, the TouchPro2 is listed for $349.99; two-year contract required and $549.99 without a contract. In bold lettering in the details it says, a Smartphone data service plan is required. As of 7:30 am ET Aug. 12, 2009; it is not listed as a phone that can be upgraded.
I apologize I'm just now getting around to registering my username at Tmonews.com, but I've been doing some serious reading of their Terms & Conditions and information specific to Internet & E-mail. I have the $5.99 (grandfathered) T-Mobile Web and I use APN epc.tmobile.com. Can anybody show me anywhere on their website what they define as a smartphone and where in their T&C I have to buy a data plan? Next to their internet plans they have an asterisk which at the bottom the word "device" is used including web2go so it got me to thinking what exactly does TM define as a "device"?
I think if there is one thing that annoys me about all T&Cs regardless of the cellular provider is how they stack what they can do to us up to termination of service and what we can't do. How does using my Wing or TouchPro2 disrupt their network services if I do not use their data services and for the sake of this argument use my wireless router and DSL?
If I opt to pay $549.99 for a "device" I like to think I own the damn thing. I can't find anything in their T&C that tells me if I buy the TouchPro2 and I have to add a smartphone data plan and they don't tell me what a smartphone is and isn't.
I own a Wing and I use epc APN and I pay 6 bucks. One of my kids own a Blackberry Curve and I use web2go APN and I pay 10 bucks, not that I'm still shooting myself for not adding TMW when it was $6 bucks.
Now that I'm a roll, I'll shut up now. Thank you and have a nice day!