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max2

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I was told by Verizon it only counts on congested towers is that true ? Guessing not. I really did not believe them. Could be totally wrong though.

My point is that way if your not on a congested tower the 50 GB of premium data won't be used at all. Do not see how it would work like that but I been wrong before.
 

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50 GB of high speed data, no matter what tower and no matter what time. Each line is subject to being slowed down ("deprioritized") after they use 50 GB, and some customers on VZW have been depri'd to the point of not being able to load e-mail.

personal opinion: AT&T has a plan that allows for 100 gigs and T-Mo has a plan for no depri at all -- VZW is behind the times and charging more than others for it.
 

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50 GB of high speed data, no matter what tower and no matter what time. Each line is subject to being slowed down ("deprioritized") after they use 50 GB, and some customers on VZW have been depri'd to the point of not being able to load e-mail.

See that is weird I was just told the opposite. Oh well.

I believe you.
 

rui no onna

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50 GB of high speed data, no matter what tower and no matter what time. Each line is subject to being slowed down ("deprioritized") after they use 50 GB, and some customers on VZW have been depri'd to the point of not being able to load e-mail.

personal opinion: AT&T has a plan that allows for 100 gigs and T-Mo has a plan for no depri at all -- VZW is behind the times and charging more than others for it.

And frankly, at my office T-Mobile appears to be faster than Verizon now. Used to be I'd have to step outside the building to get signal from T-Mobile but they're much improved now. Meanwhile, both LTE and 5G on Verizon are often at a crappy 1-5 Mbps between 9 AM - 5 PM.
 
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max2

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And frankly, at my office T-Mobile appears to be faster than Verizon now. Used to be I'd have to step outside the building to get signal from T-Mobile but they're much improved now. Meanwhile, both LTE and 5G on Verizon are often at a crappy 1-5 Mbps between 9 AM - 5 PM.

That is interesting. I just tried T-Mobile and mostly agree but testing Verizon now. Not sure about Verizon yet. I do know here at home it is really slow at least in the back of the house :( Which is so weird.
 

SumYoungGai

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That is interesting. I just tried T-Mobile and mostly agree but testing Verizon now. Not sure about Verizon yet. I do know here at home it is really slow at least in the back of the house :( Which is so weird.
For now, they have the least LTE/5G spectrum and the most customers. That will change with C-Band later this year but it's not worth paying for service that's not solid.
 

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For now, they have the least LTE/5G spectrum and the most customers. That will change with C-Band later this year but it's not worth paying for service that's not solid.

Which company are you talking about? Sorry. I just wanted to make sure.
 

rui no onna

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That is interesting. I just tried T-Mobile and mostly agree but testing Verizon now. Not sure about Verizon yet. I do know here at home it is really slow at least in the back of the house :( Which is so weird.

As always, cell signal is dependent on location, location, location.
 
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max2

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As always, cell signal is dependent on location, location, location.

Your absolutely right!

When I tested Verizon this afternoon and early evening I got 20 Mbps to 190 Mbps a lot of different locations that were near but not by my house.
 

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Does anyone know if there any signal/speed tester that can run on a iPhone in the background as you move around where it records all the data for later research/use ? Thanks.
 

max2

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I have the old Get More Unlimited plan with Verizon that have 75GB premium data, and have had no issues with 5G or network being slowed down after hitting 75GB. Once it again, it depends on your location.

I use to have that plan but then canceled Verizon. It was on a esim though.

Canceled my first time because I was not getting good service/speed so decided to not keep it at that time. Now am back but things seem to have improved thankfully! Maybe it is because I am using a normal sim now? Not sure. No big deal either way.

Thinking 50 GB of premium data will be enough hopefully. If not no big deal. I can live with 512 or 600 Kbps or whatever it is throttled to. Just enough to do everything I want.
 
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I use to have that plan but then canceled Verizon. It was on a esim though.

Canceled my first time because I was not getting good service/speed so decided to not keep it at that time. Now am back but things seem to have improved thankfully! Maybe it is because I am using a normal sim now? Not sure. No big deal either way.

Thinking 50 GB of premium data will be enough hopefully. If not no big deal. I can live with 512 or 600 Kbps or whatever it is throttled to. Just enough to do everything I want.

The SIM card does not contain antennas - it all depends on the time, the device and the network.
 
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I was told by Verizon it only counts on congested towers is that true ? Guessing not. I really did not believe them. Could be totally wrong though.

My point is that way if your not on a congested tower the 50 GB of premium data won't be used at all. Do not see how it would work like that but I been wrong before.
It means after you use up 50GB, they can drop your QCI from 7 (I dunno, maybe they use 8) down to QCI 9.
 

max2

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If I end up having issues with Verizon later on down the road, I plan to test out AT&T next. I refuse to go back to T-Mobile.
Why do you refuse to go back to T-Mobile? How long ago did you have them ? Just asking.
 

StaceyMJ86

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Why do you refuse to go back to T-Mobile? How long ago did you have them ? Just asking.

I was with T-Mobile for 7 years before switching to Verizon last summer. The service with them was always spotty when I would leave the DMV. With my job I need reliable service as I deliver mail in some shady neighborhoods and was always afraid when I lost service. With Verizon I don’t have that issue anymore and got to test out Verizon driving out of town 3.5 hours away 2 weeks ago. All in all, I’ve been very happy with Verizon.
 
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Closingracer

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50 GB of high speed data, no matter what tower and no matter what time. Each line is subject to being slowed down ("deprioritized") after they use 50 GB, and some customers on VZW have been depri'd to the point of not being able to load e-mail.

personal opinion: AT&T has a plan that allows for 100 gigs and T-Mo has a plan for no depri at all -- VZW is behind the times and charging more than others for it.

While I agree it depends on experience. I never get slowed down on Verizon and I’m currently using 110gb with 20 days left. My phone is my primary device for internet. I knew this form my time using their pre paid unlimited a few years ago and figured I’ll risk it now thinking it would be better. So far so good.
 

Closingracer

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And frankly, at my office T-Mobile appears to be faster than Verizon now. Used to be I'd have to step outside the building to get signal from T-Mobile but they're much improved now. Meanwhile, both LTE and 5G on Verizon are often at a crappy 1-5 Mbps between 9 AM - 5 PM.

From my experience with Sprint the previous year mostly on T mobile towers I can say the service went downhill to the point I switched to Verizon and paying like $50 more but well worth it. YMMV
 

Closingracer

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The plan is really nothing more than marketing to get you to spend more on a plan. There are better options out there. Don't fall for the marketing.

How ? 30GB of hotspot is well worth the extra plus Apple Music and Disney plus savings since I was paying for them
 
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