Carrier Considering dumping att for T-Mobile.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thecore762, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. thecore762 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2014
    I have 3 iPhone 6 on my plan, monthly cost is about $175, plus I get $10 combined billing with directv and another $10 for auto pay and $25 off my DIRECTV bill.

    Not bad for unlimited, but I am considering dumping this to go with T-Mobile One deal with 20%.
    I can keep the same phones since they are not in a contract. I am not exactly sure if it's gonna save me money in the long run, but I absolutely hate att...been with them since the first release of the iPhone, they consistently screw up on bills, then he fees and taxes add up...

    So, anyone else dumped att for T-Mobile?
  2. msp3 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2015
    I went from ATT -> T-Mobile -> Sprint, but remember in general you get what you pay for and coverage is always YMMV and dependent on your area. Only you can tell if that's a good fit for you or not.

    Price-wise, T-Mobile and Sprint are very competitive, look up their promos and see what works better for you
  3. Trash Can macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV
    I went from AT&T to TMO, then back to AT&T after a month. I tried to convince myself that TMO was on par with AT&T when in reality it wasn't, at least in areas that I frequent. I went from fairly solid LTE coverage almost everywhere to weak 4G or no service in areas of town that I didn't expect. My family wasn't happy either. You know the old saying "happy wife happy life".

    Ask around locally, but don't depend on those coverage maps. The money I was saving wasn't worth what I was losing in terms of quality and reliability. As always, YMMV.
  4. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000


    Sep 12, 2016
    Yupp same here! Left att went to T-Mobile for a week it was terrible. I then left them and went with Verizon and haven't looked back since.
  5. Freakonomics101, Mar 20, 2017
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    Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    T-Mobile is at it's best if you can get band 12.... which the iPhone 6 does not support. It's not worth the switch if you don't have at least an iPhone 6s.

    Also depends on your location. Band 12 may still not be good enough.
  6. Ca_lvn macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2016
    I was with Sprint for 10 plus years and just switced to Cricket cant beat the price and Lte coverage seems better than sprint , no taxes no fees no surcharges one flat rate and no contract! Try it for a month nothing to loose
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I dumped AT&T for Tmobile about a few years back. I was with AT&T for over 16 years before.
    Im very happy with Tmobiles prices, service, coverage, data speeds and my family plan is great.
    I say go for it.
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I live in Phoenix. It's been said that Phoenix is T-Mobile's market. As in, they dominate here.

    Regardless if they do or not, I got great customer service and consistent speeds and coverage everywhere I go. The PHX market is no speed demon for T-Mobile but the average is around 9-18 down and that is totally usable for just about anything.
  9. CoriG macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2011
    After being with ATT for 10 years, I decided to leave it (before they announced the updated unlimited data plan) and try out Tmobile. I live in LA and the service is pretty good.. I really do not notice too much of a difference unless I am trying to stream a tv show at my gym. My bill went from $130 a month (single line grandfathered UDP on ATT) to $56 a month. Plus when I called T-Mobiles CS to ask why my hook up code had not gone through, they apologized deeply and gave me a $20 credit on my bill to compensate for the missing 20% off. ATT would never give me a credit if they screwed up!
    I would say the T-mobile service and better customer service more than outweighs the difference in price!
  10. thecore762 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2014
    Is their website (billing) easy and simple to navigate? I find AT&T website dreadful!
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    Thats impressive, sounds like T-Mobile cares about retaining their customers over AT&T.
  11. 0970373 Suspended

    Mar 15, 2008
    I had AT&T since they were Cingular and through moves from WA to CA and then to NY. Left my AT&T grandfathered unlimited plan a few years ago and have been very very happy with my service. But it depends on their service in your area. As with all the many threads of this nature, the advice is get a pre-paid sim and test the service where you live.
  12. CoriG macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2011
    I was floored they offered it - without me asking for a thing.. I think I have been conditioned by att to fight for everything!
  13. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Band 12 I think is key depending on your location. I would suggest testing TMO network before you decide to switch (as I did).

    I just paid for a cheap prepaid plan that cost about $15 and primarily used the data to see how well it was compared to AT&T. After about a day, I was sold.

    TMO billing can be a nightmare (look at some of the topics on the T-Mobile subbreddit). However, I have not had any billing issues, even though I only switched two months ago. If you get decent TMO coverage around your area, the switch is a no brainer.
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, their site is easy and simple to view, navigate and get info.
    Every time I had to call them about anything they have been nothing but polite and very professional willing to go the extra mile to keep me happy.
  15. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    I tried threatening ATT of leaving in hopes of getting a better deal multiple times on the phone, each 1.5+hr. long conversations but they're not playing ball these days. Few years back it worked like a charm and they would upgrade me but they're being stingy and basically ending the conversation with let us know how we can help migrate your number...
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Show's how much they care. :D
    I think they figured out that they cannot compete with the other 3 carriers and they're not even trying to any more.
    They can care less if someone leaves them and this type of attitude is costing them and will continue to cost them losing subscribers.
  17. 0970373 Suspended

    Mar 15, 2008
    Social Media CS is also very good. I've resolved some things over Twitter DM or chat. Overall a very pleasant experience.
  18. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    I would've left but T-Mobile connection where my parents live is a hit or miss for them. I did the same with Comcast and went ahead and cancelled then will do another account with new member deals.

    Keep them on their toes man!
  19. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    Don't do it, you will regret it.

    If your reception and connectivity is solid, you don't risk it to save a few dollars.

  20. Mac Tyson macrumors regular

    Mac Tyson

    Jul 1, 2010
    I just did this over the weekend. So far so good. I'm getting a better signal just outside of Bmore and around the Washington DC metro area. Data speeds seem faster.

    I also got the 20% hookup. I effectively halved my bill from $160 to $80.
  21. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    Good to know about Baltimore! My parents live there, so I visit around the holidays. We have Verizon, but I'm probably switching to T-Mobile here soon.

    My fiancé left AT&T for T-Mobile a couple years ago and hasn't looked back. Service was decent the first couple years but became much better with band 12. No major problems with billing.
  22. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    Before you seriously consider it make sure T-Mobile provides good service in your area and the areas you frequent a lot. I live in the Bay Area and haven't had any issues with coverage.

    If they do then it really is a no brainer.

    You get a lot more for a lot less.

    I've been with att since 1999ish.

    Switched to T-Mobile when they had the 3 for $100 including tax, port over 3 lines(att) for free iPhone 7 upgrades and tmobilehookup 20% discount promotions.

    Went from over $200 a month to roughly $80. Went from 3 iPhone 6/6+'s to 3 7/7+'s at a YUGE discount.

    For me T-Mobile actually has better service than att.

    Not one single regret.

    Shoot even loving the Tmobile Tuesdays promotions

    Oh yeah if you use slingtv I think you get 30% off.
  23. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    Nice posts, thanks. My ATT contract is up this summer and I am TIRED of paying a small fortune for three phones with 4GB. I had been grandfathered in unlimited but changed to save a little, but its too restricting. Been with them for 15 years. If they try to get me to stay it had better be a fantastic deal. Checking out every carrier, including the Cricket mentioned above.

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