Any of you guys planning on switching from AT&T to T-Mobile?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appl3FTW, Jan 9, 2014.

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Switching from Att to Tmo?

  1. Yes (state reason)

    18 vote(s)
    34.6%
  2. No (state reason)

    11 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. Staying with Att

    23 vote(s)
    44.2%
  4. Going to another carrier i.e. Verizon/Sprint

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    that's an excellent deal, tmo paying $350 ETF to switch to them.. and their plans are generally $20-30 cheaper.

    anyone knows if tmobile is offering gov't discount?
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    http://business.t-mobile.com/government/employee-discounts

    In fact they do. My employee discount was 15% before I switched to their prepaid.
     
  3. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    Could you switch back and forth every year?
    doesn't ATT also pay toward the ETF?
     
  4. m3nphls macrumors member

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    If both carriers still have the promotion yes. But for T-Mo it does require you to trade in your device and get a new one from them and if you switch back you will still have to pay the full balance of equipment.
     
  5. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    oh, OK. gotcha.
    I guess I was thinking have an iPhone 5 on ATT, switch that to T-Mo and the 5S...then after a year, switch to ATT and trade-in the phone there for the iPhone6
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  7. 617aircav Suspended

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    This only works for those customers who wanted to go to tmobile anyway but were just waiting out their contracts.
     
  8. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    i don't think you HAVE to trade in your phone.

    ETF- 300
    Phone trade- 350
     
  9. keitarou macrumors 6502

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    Yup. Those who never planned on leaving don't care if they will pay your ETF. But I think there will be a lot of people who will now make the switch. As Legere said yesterday, doesn't hurt to leave AT&T and then come back and get that $200 bucks credit as well. that is unless you have "unlimited" data plan with AT&T.
     
  10. pooleman Suspended

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    I'm not giving up my unlimited data. I'm 1 week into my billing cycle and I am already at 9 gigs of data.
     
  11. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Not with AT&T your not!

    T-Mobile is making excellent moves. Will it be enough though? Everybody bitches about the EDGE coverage in rural areas. Those customers need Verizon. T-Mobile does, however, need to fix the EDGE holes in major cities. Then they'll be good.
     
  12. SoAnyway macrumors 6502

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    I'm planning to switch but I need to wait until my contract is up with AT&T later this year. It's a bit complicated to make the switch now and have to give up my iPhone 5 and upgrade to an iPhone 5S.
     
  13. keitarou macrumors 6502

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    You're not throttled? If that's true, maybe AT&T stopped throttling to make sure their customers don't leave. I just called AT&T for my gf's accounts and they tried really hard to keep her 4 lines. Although all they did was explain to me what T-Mobile was offering and how T-Mobile works with financing and all. That was funny. They knew about T-Mobile better than T-Mobile sales. But in the end, AT&T didn't have anything to offer me to stay.

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    Wait till summer. I hear iPhone 6 is coming in June. If not, get JUMP with your iPhone 5S and get a iPhone in 6 months. if not in June, than wait a year.
     
  14. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    i switched to Tmo from AT&T ironically for better LTE coverage. I live in a place where ATT doesn't have LTE yet but Tmobile had it 7 months ago.

    Unlimited data with NO Throttling EVER is nice as well.
     
  15. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    When I got my 5S I re-upped with AT&T. Plus I'm not sure T-Mobile is up to snuff around these parts. I'm always going to keep my options open though and I like what TMo is doing. Maybe in a year or so I'll give it another look.
     
  16. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Ya - I live in DFW so we have AT&T and TMo LTE.....

    I'm considering making some switches purely because it'll save some money AND I'll be able to upgrade more often with JUMP.

    Current AT&T (5 Lines + 2 iPads) = $379.95
    Potential T-Mobile (5 Lines) = $295.43

    The AT&T plan has 3 unlimited data users (all on iPhone 5's), 2 5GB users (one 5, one 5C), 1 3GB iPad and 1 250 MB iPad. The TMo plan includes financing prices for new iPhone 5S's for 4 lines and a 5C for the fifth and all unlimited data.

    Not too shabby. Need to make sure I'm calculating the device monthly costs correctly though. I basically took the trade-in estimates for my family's iPhone 5's and subtracted them from the total $600 cost of a new 5S. Then divide by 24. Not sure if that's now it works.
     
  17. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    yep
    i have 2 lines ending this coming september and october and 2 more in january 2015
    going to t-mobile next year or later this year since i'll save $100 a month

    as long as i get a signal strong enough to text, i don't care if AT&T has LTE where the cows live. i'm on wifi most of the time.

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    most people use less and will probably go to t-mobile causing AT&T and verizon to raise prices on everyone
     
  18. pooleman Suspended

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    AT&T is still throttling and I am no exception. I am currently throttled but LTE is pretty good in my area and I can still stream netflix while throttled.
     
  19. keitarou macrumors 6502

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    interesting... I was under the impression that it's throttled to EDGE speeds but I guess that's not the case. Well, it works for you so keep it. I would.
     
  20. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Not now. Recently signed a contract with AT&T and my bill isn't too bad. Wouldn't really gain anything from switching to T-Mobile. But I like T-Mobile and the whole uncarrier movement and hope it goes far.
     
  21. arefbe macrumors regular

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  22. DCIFRTHS macrumors 6502a

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    That's cool about the Netflix :) Would you do a speed test, and post it here? I also have the unlimited AT&T plan, but have never gone over their cut off for throttling. I'm curious to see what kind of speed I can expect when I do cross over that magical line. Thanks!

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    What did you mean about Verizon? That Verizon's LTE coverage is better?
     
  23. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I don't really have a compelling reason to switch. I get a 20% FAN discount through my employer. I recently added my mom to my account, and the fact that T-Mobile has spotty data coverage around my area is doesn't really push me in the direction to switch. If TMO would upgrade their towers, I would certainly consider switching, but not at this time.
     
  24. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    Its throttled to 0.50 MBPS across the board once you cross 5gb. Some streaming services are still usable. [​IMG]
     
  25. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    .5 mbps is fine for streaming audio like Pandora with a little buffering but I doubt you're watching Netflix or any other video streaming service with speeds that low without buffering every few seconds.
     

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