After 3 years on TMobile's lame EDGE - Hello AT&T :)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AlvinNguyen, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #1
    I know a lot of people hate AT&T but I really can't stand CDMA phones since I travel so much :)

    I've been on Tmobile with an iPhone ever since they've been unlockable - solely for price conscious reason. Now, with the new AT&T plans I can justify the switch

    Current Plan - Unlimited Talk, Text, 4G (which I can't use) - $79.99

    New Plan

    AT&T 450 minutes - $40
    Unlimited Text + Unlimited Mobile to ANY Mobile (best new feature ever!)- $20
    Unlimited Data - $30 (the store employee actually hooked me up and did it in store with a 2G iPhone I had)
    15% FAN discount

    In the end my phone bill dropped $5 after tax and I'm still ahead. I can't recall the last time I called a land line anyways :) So - basically unlimted everything except landline calling for $75 after my discount :D I can't wait to use the iPhone to its full potential - enough is enough with EDGE. TMobile sucks for not being able to get the iPhone. It's been good - well, it's been ok - but now I'm leaving :D
     
  2. chestvrg macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    #2
    I also see a lot of people use iPhones on this other unlimited company that piggybags on tmobile's network called "Simple Mobile", but although they do pay only $60/mo for their services how do they manage to deal w/o 3G data speeds on an iPhone?

    You have made a great choice, welcome to AT&T :)
     
  3. AlvinNguyen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #3
    Thanks! I don't know how I was dealing with it either - probably the unlimited everything plan and before that the family plan I was on. In any case, I'm just glad AT&T became more price conscious and is able to give the M2AM plan because I would not be able to work with just 450 minutes :p

    Oh and if you ask nicely, the AT&T store employees actually helped you through the iPhone 2G trick to give unlimited data. It's good to see companies fighting over customers now :D
     
  4. mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    #4
    Well alot of people hate ATT for good reasons. However I think with VZW getting the iPhone it has made ATT move.

    In my areas I frequent I definitely see a change in my iPhones performance on the last month or so. There was an ATT tech at the university I work at implementing what he called 3.5 g and addressing congestion issues. I have definately noticed a huge difference.
     
  5. chestvrg macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
  6. EvoNiner1986 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    #7
    Welcome! Sounds like you made out pretty good :D
     
  7. AlvinNguyen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
  8. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

    SAD*FACED*CLOWN

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #9
    Don't forget that your minutes will be used when a landline calls you too incoming calls are not free
     
  9. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    #10
    I used T-Mobile years ago and I don't remember another carrier that was more unreliable. Glad you could make the switch to AT&T.
     
  10. sorepheet macrumors member

    sorepheet

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    East Coast
    #11
    Meh

    Still waiting to see if T-Mobile gets the iPhone officially. I'm still rocking a 2G iPhone with EDGE speeds. I just love T-Mobile's customer service and how they've gone out of their way to hook me up w/ special plans and rates. Really hoping iPhone 5 is on their network, if not ideally the 3G chipset will be supported. Few more months to wait and see... not sure how much longer I can hold out. :confused:
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #12
    Wise move if u use data.
    To stay with Tmobile and be stuck with edge to save $10 a month is a waste and ruins the iphone experience IMO.
     
  12. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    #13
    I used an original and iPhone 3G on T-Mobile for three years before switching to AT&T + iPhone 4.

    Frankly, I only am on AT&T for the fast data. T-Mobile had much more reliable service for phone and I had no complaints, no dropped calls ever, and the cost was almost half of what I'm paying for AT&T and I had unlimited data (I simply didn't have the hardware to be on their 3G network). I miss T-Mobile :(
     
  13. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    #14
    Watch T-Mobile get the iPhone 5... Would you go back?
     
  14. EvilEvil macrumors 6502

    EvilEvil

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Location:
    New York City
    #15
    Now you get to deal with AT&T's lame EDGE service :)
     
  15. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #16
    Did you even read his post? Now he has 3G coverage... deal with it Verizon fanboy. Also, AT&T's EDGE is much, much faster than T-Mobile's on grounds that AT&T took 3 years to mature it work under Project Genesis. T-Mobile just set up towers and then rapid 3G radios and hasn't really done anything to their EDGE network... if any.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #17
    Yeah right:D
    At least AT&T's lame Edge service is faster than Verizons 3G:D
     
  17. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

    Pink∆Floyd

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Location:
    Up There
    #18
    +1
     
  18. AlvinNguyen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #19
    Thanks guys, definitely WAYYY faster and I finally get to tether to my MBP. Loving it! Service coverage seems to be much broader than tmobile too.:p:apple:;)
     
  19. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

    JoeG4

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Location:
    Bay Area, Ca.
    #20
    Because his iPhone didn't support AWS bands (With AT&T hogging the 850 band it's not as if T-Mobile could easily get into their turf - look at how AT&T and VZW are monopolizing the 700mhz LTE band!)

    Sounds like the user is more at fault than the company for once (WTF?!)
     
  20. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #21
    If you want to complain about to companies hogging down all 700 MHz, go complain to the FCC who allowed it so. Also, T-Mobile could only get the 1700 MHz for their 3G, but they do have the right bands for their EDGE. So, it's not someone else's fault that T-Mobile didn't spend on a good EDGE network.
     
  21. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    #22
    T-mobile is pretty darn good where I live. When I went snowboarding out at snowbird, my friend with Verizon didn't get any coverage in the mineral basin, but I still had 2 bars.

    T-MOBILE FTW
     

Share This Page