Resolved Help T-Mobile sucks ! I want to switch my 6S+ to AT&T how do I ?

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  1. d0hv macrumors regular

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    They're trash. Only one day with them and I can tell this isn't going to work. I bought the phone from the Apple Store online the T-Mobile variant. How do I switch it to AT&T ? I heard if you buy an iPhone from Apple online on for T-Mobile it's compatible with AT&T. I chatted with ATT and they said I should be able to bring it and they can switch it over, but she sounds like she doesn't know what she's talking about.
     
  2. MacJones macrumors 6502

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    If you paid full price you just need an AT&T SIM card and plan. Go to a store if you can, should be really easy to transfer your number if it's not in contract.
     
  3. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    It's simple. You can call or go to an ATT store. Give them your phone and tell them you want to switch to their network. Keep in mind I'm guessing you bought the phone with a two year agreement with TMO. This means you're going to pay an Early Termination Fee to TMO. It's a few hundred probably. Then the rest is for ATT to do. It's very easy. They just contact TMO and have your number moved to their network. It takes like 5 minutes.
     
  4. d0hv thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok cool. I might have to pay AT&T a stupid amount of money to switch over for a deposit since I'm only 19 with no credit history, but oh well.
     
  5. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    You could always just go prepaid. Cricket runs off ATT isn't too bad. Or ATT has their own prepaid go-phone. That way you don't have to worry about a deposit.
     
  6. d0hv thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I'm not on a contract. T-mobile is contract fee.
     
  7. d0hv thread starter macrumors regular

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    My parents have Cricket its a good service, but they never get service when they go out of town.
     
  8. MacJones macrumors 6502

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    Att has prepaid service at their stores. If you don't have credit it could be up to $500 for a deposit but you can get it back after a year I think. Sometimes they'll wave lower deposits.
     
  9. 7roca7 macrumors member

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    The Apple sale's person told me the 6s is unlocked, work's with any carrier, and all you need to do is get a sim card from the carrier you want to use and a monthly plan.
    I went with AT&T GoPhone yesterday. No activation fee. I guess it all depend's on how much data you use each month?
     
  10. Warbrain macrumors 603

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  11. d0hv thread starter macrumors regular

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    They suck. The coverage has been a horrible experience for me.
     
  12. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    You should have went to Walmart and bought a Straight Talk AT&T Network SIM and gone with Straight Talk with Unlimited* (3GB until throttled). Only $45 per month.
     
  13. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Fair enough.
     
  14. d0hv thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help everyone. I will take the phone to ATT and switch it over at some point before my first T-Mobile bill.
     
  15. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Cricket and AT&T use the same towers.

    So just get Cricket and avoid AT&T. No point in AT&T since you've already paid for the phone.
     
  16. KPOM macrumors G5

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    True, but Cricket might not work with all of AT&T's roaming partners (hence the reason his parents have issues when they travel out of town).
     
  17. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting, I went from ATT to T-Mobile and I could not be happier. Unlimited data, tethering, wifi calling (which is awesome), and faster LTE speeds (my own testing where I'm at). I spend time around Dallas and San Jose and in both areas the coverage was great. I do realize when I go off the beaten trail I will miss ATT rural coverage but data out there sucks even with ATT.
     
  18. d0hv thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see, but I live in a small town in the South and it's really terrible here.
     
  19. neilperrin macrumors newbie

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    I personally would go to straight talk through Walmart. Just shy of $50 after tax per month. Unlimited talk and text with 5GB of data (for bring your own phone people) throttled after that. Uses AT&T towers.
     
  20. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    I totally understand that and would do the same.
     
  21. CaneCollegeboy macrumors regular

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    I second using StraightTalk. You cant go wrong. Worse case just try it for a month, if you dont like it you are only out 50 dollars. The same plan on Att would be near 100 last time i checked ages ago.
     
  22. neilperrin macrumors newbie

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    I payed close to $70 a month with go phone for about 4 months until I discovered straight talk.. Same exact service, less money.
     
  23. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Last time I used Straight Talk with an unlocked iPhone on AT&T SIM, you did not get Visual Voicemail. Only the Official Straight Talk iPhone that ran on Verizon CDMA got Visual Voicemail. Has this changed?
     
  24. Steve.P.JobsFan, Sep 26, 2015
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    T-Mobile launched a Lifetime Coverage Guarantee with the new iPhones.

    http://explore.t-mobile.com/coverage-guarantee?icid=WMD_TM_NTWRKEXTND_LB5MQO3QZ22995

    Notify them you don't like the coverage. They'll ensure your phone is unlocked (which it should be, as you bought it from Apple), and will refund you for the first month of service.

    T-Mobile works great in my neck of the woods. But it doesn't work for everybody.

    Best of luck with AT&T. Enjoy your new iPhone! :)
     
  25. neilperrin macrumors newbie

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    Ah yes, forgot about that. Visual voicemail did not work on my AT&T locked phone on straight talk. But there are simple work arounds for that.
     

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