AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mashinhead, Sep 10, 2014.

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Which carrier are you going with

  1. AT&T

    18 vote(s)
    32.7%
  2. T-Mobile

    14 vote(s)
    25.5%
  3. Verizon

    23 vote(s)
    41.8%
  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    #1
    Is anyone changing carriers? If so who's going where and why?

    I've been with AT&T since before the original iPhone and since. So I have the grandfathered unlimited plan. But it doesn't mean much since they throttle it after 5GB. So I want to jump to a mobile share plan.

    I called Verizon about VoLTE because voice and data are important to me and while they've said they will support it, they aren't saying when. Shared plans also offer included tethering, and texting overseas. I want to go to Verizon because the phones are unlocked. And AT&T coverage in my area (L.A.) is not so good these days.

    I don't know how Verizon and T-Mobile are here. There's a chance I'd be moving to NY or SF in the short term so those markets would be important to me.

    T-Mobile has the best deal but I'm not sure about the service.
     
  2. ajumbaje macrumors 6502

    ajumbaje

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    #2
    Verizon has the best and most consistent coverage at my school...by far(even though AT&T just put LTE here in January)

    That and the single line plan on contract helps out a ton. No need for edge :)
     
  3. chrf097, Sep 10, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014

    chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

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    #3
    Staying on my mom's plan and switch back to a 2 year plan off of Edge.
     
  4. Prise macrumors regular

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    For my area and given my yearly business travel, T-Mobile offers by far the most compelling value.
     
  5. wildonrio macrumors 6502

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  6. Iphoneness macrumors 6502

    Iphoneness

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    #6
    Hahaha I got a good laugh from that too
     
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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  8. Iphoneness macrumors 6502

    Iphoneness

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    #8
    Switching from AT&T to Verizon. Just moved and AT&T coverage is horrible in this area.
     
  9. Prise macrumors regular

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    #9
    LMAO...Initially, I missed that! Hilarious!
     
  10. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

    3rdiguy

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    #10
    After 3+ years I'm making the jump from verizon to T-Mobile. I'm tired of having to pay full price to keep unlimited data so I will port my number over and enroll in Jump. Save me $30 per month and have unlimited voice calls as opposed to 450min/ unlimited data text and hotspot.
     
  11. MartyXB macrumors member

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    #11
    Screen real estate must have been tight to leave off Sprint. I don't get it!
     
  12. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    #12
    I'm not on contract but will be going with T-Mobile.
     
  13. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    #13
    Really? I thought AT&T was pretty good in Raleigh
     
  14. Iphoneness macrumors 6502

    Iphoneness

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    #14
    It's great in the actual city and surrounding areas, but I'm at the Air Force base in Goldsboro. And even here it's okay too, but at work and in my dorm etc I can't make phone calls; forced to use FaceTime audio(which is awesome) and Facebook calling when indoors.
     
  15. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    Sprint coverage sucks, but the iPhone 6 supports triband now so at least it will get some LTE speeds now with Spark.
     
  16. wxnats macrumors 6502a

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    Virginia
  17. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

    rambo47

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    #17
    I changed carriers once because of a phone exclusive. Get this - I went to Sprint to get the Palm Pre! Rookie mistake, changing carriers (from AT&T) just for a phone, but I did it. What a mistake! But hey, lesson learned.
     
  18. gusmahler macrumors member

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    #18
    Pretty much a free agent now. I'm currently on T-Mobile, but on a pay as you go plan (not an iPhone), so can switch plans at will. I live in the Phoenix area and most sites say that Verizon has the best LTE coverage here, so I'm probably going to switch to them.
     

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