Goodbye AT&T, Hello T-Mobile

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mademan118, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. mademan118 macrumors regular

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    After running the numbers, T-Mobile offers the best pricing for two lines and getting a new iPhone 6+. No waiting on AT&T and my upgrade, and no more crazy charges. If you haven't done so, go check out t-mobile. I am leaving AT&T and I get a 24% discount and have Grandfathered Unlimited Data. Who else is pre-ordering from T-Mobile?
     
  2. bryancee macrumors regular

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    Tmobile is def much cheaper but the service is awful where I live. Hopefully it all works out for you though!
     
  3. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Goodbye coverage, hello no bars.
     
  4. Gary500 macrumors regular

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    Wifi calling and VoLTE makes T-Mobile the best carrier this year. :):D:D
     
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  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    If T-Mobile offers comparable service to AT&T or Verizon in your area then it's always better to go with them. Cheaper and more perks. For some they are not able to go to T-Mobile due to coverage.
     
  7. iOz macrumors regular

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    Just because t-mobile is not good in your area doesn't mean it isn't for someone else.
    T-mobile has better coverage in my area than Att and offers truly unlimited data.
    You get the service that works best for you.
    And you don't have to slam someone else for it.
    You really need to grow up.
     
  8. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    No I don't. T-mobile sucks everywhere otherwise you wouldn't see so many people saying, even nicely, "I don't get coverage in my city but hope you do"
     
  9. HDFan macrumors 6502

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    There are a number of reasons for going with T-Mobile:

    Fantastic International call and data rates
    Unlimited Data streaming of some music sites
    no contract

    However I'm dumping my unlimited AT&T for Consumer Cellular and buying the GSM no contract T-Mobile phone. Consumer Cellular for me is better because:

    Uses AT&T Network (better than T-Mobile in my travels)
    No contract. If you need to temporarily upgrade you can on the spot upgrade to more data or calls, then downgrade immediately when you don't need them.
    Cheaper. 600 minutes, 1 GB is $40 a month vs $50 with T-Mobile (although T-Mobile has unlimited talk, throttles data after 1 GB)

    Top Rated by Consumer Reports. And I can confirm this as I had to call AT&T, T-Mobile, and Consumer Cellular support today. Consumer Cellular was an order of magnitude better than AT&T and T-Mobile.
     
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Spot on.
     
  11. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    They could have service for a $1 but would you be happy if they didn't provide adequate coverage in your area? Or even no coverage while you're in your house?
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    :D This made me lol so hard
     
  13. Goldfire macrumors member

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    I did the T-Mobile test drive a few weeks ago and consistently got both better coverage and better speeds. Voice was also noticeably clearer on T-Mobile than on AT&T. I'll be switching as well!
     
  14. Prise macrumors regular

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    Right, in my area, T-Mobile's service is faster and just as reliable as any other carrier. It only matters what service works will in the user's area, and completely irrelevant what works well "nationwide".

    I live in my city, not "nationwide". I couldn't care less if there's coverage out in places where I'll never traverse.
     
  15. Chrigel macrumors newbie

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    If you have good reception in your area go for it but in the SF Bay Area the service is horrible. I wouldn't switch to TMobile if they gave it to me for free.

    Just my opinion.
     
  16. BeSweeet macrumors 68000

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    I've heard quite a few things about them (T-Mobile) in SF.

    As a happy T-Mobile subscriber, that one was good.
     
  17. Chrigel macrumors newbie

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    Ask yourself why they "have" to be cheaper than ATT or Verizon.......

    You get what you pay for.
     
  18. Prise macrumors regular

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    My experience has been the complete opposite of yours, though I primarily use it at or around the Financial District.

    Where do you use yours? Deep in St. Francis Woods or the beach near the outer Sunset?
     
  19. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Yeah... they're still bottom-feeders on the overall 1st Half Rootmetrics reports

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    Worse reliability to Sprint? No thanks.

    http://www.rootmetrics.com/us/special-report-2014-1h-us
     
  20. Prise, Sep 11, 2014
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    Prise macrumors regular

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    Meaningless to an individual user. It is only relevant the level of service where one uses the phone, not the level of service nationwide.

    If it works for me in area X, I don't care about what works better in areas B, C, D and Z. Or, if it doesn't work well for me in area X, it's irrelevant if the service works well for everyone else.

    It only *matters* if the any service works where a person will actually use it. Again, I live in my city, not the nation.
     
  21. BeSweeet macrumors 68000

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  22. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Not outdated. I gave you the link where I found it. It's the nationwide 1st half report. I wasn't talking about SF.

    EDIT: great! You figured it out!
     
  23. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I'm not convinced their coverage and speed is comparable to verizon or ATT.
     
  24. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Their overall coverage doesn't compare. Their speed is comparable or better in major markets.
     
  25. BeSweeet macrumors 68000

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    In general? Obviously not. But in certain areas? Certainly.
     

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