Carrier iPhone on T-mobile

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  1. fresh801 macrumors newbie

    fresh801

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    I want to get the answer and opinion of real users.I'm considering switching from ATT to T-mobile

    1.Can you talk and surf at the same time?

    2. How is your service in your area? {State Location}
     
  2. dwhair macrumors newbie

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    I've had T-Mobile for about a year. You can talk and surf at the same time on LTE. Coverage wise hasn't been an issue. If you're near a city expect faster speeds but I just drove from Norfolk VA to Wilmington NC and didn't lose signal at all even through small towns.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    1. Yes. T-Mobile is GSM and LTE is a GSM technology.

    2. Great. I average anywhere from 2-51 down depending on time of day and my location. Coverage is available everywhere I go and I can get done what I need to get done in a reasonable time. Calls go through and don't drop and I have no issues with texting. I don't need 100+ down to load web pages faster or send email faster.

    Phoenix, Arizona, mainly West Valley.
     
  4. Applejuiced, Sep 5, 2016
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Best thing I did was drop greedy AT&T and switch to the uncarrier provider.
    Saved lots of money on my family plan, I also have personal hotspot now with my unlimited data plan. I couldn't do that before "legally" with AT&T cause if they caught Applejuiced tethering unofficially they would take away my unlimited data plan.
    And many many more perks on Tmobile that you will never get with AT&T.
    Yes, you can talk and surf with any GSM provider and you can seemingly switch from LTE to HSPA+ without dropping a phone call like Verizon.
    I live in the New England area and service and speeds are solid.
    Everyone's individual results will vary by location IMG_0214.PNG
     
  5. Hauss316 macrumors member

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    1. Yes you can

    2. I'm in Tampa and haven't had an issue. Fast speeds and reliable signal. See if T-Mobile still offers the test drive program where you can use an iPhone for 14 days risk free to test your real world results.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Now you're just showing off!

    Wait until KPPX gets off channel 51 and T-Mobile lights up Band 12 here and we'll see! :D
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    You'll be the fastest around:D
     
  8. Jfree3000 macrumors member

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    Just switched to AT&T and I see no difference except I get a signal in buildings I never did before. AT&T is pretty lame for disabling the tethering option. We got unlimited and my bill is cheaper than T-Mobile.
     
  9. Cam Johnson macrumors regular

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    You already have the answer to question #1.

    Utah Valley, UT has pretty good coverage. I live in Spanish Fork UT and the speeds are amazing. I regularly can speedtest over 100mbps down and 35 mbps for upload like the person above me. Apparently some places are seeing as high as 200+ mbps. I'd say that's pretty killer!
     
  10. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    1. Yes
    2. Great. San Clemente, CA
     
  11. erayser macrumors 65816

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    I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile... and had the same no signal in a building one day. No signal inside, but walk outside, 4G/LTE was great. Never had that with AT&T.

    I don't care much for tethering... but nice to have on occasions... only used 200mb on screenshot below, but batteries drain fast when tethering is enabled.

    As for coverage, LTE was better with AT&T where I live, but for most of San Diego, T-Mobile LTE coverage is fine... phone coverage no issues. Still average the same amount of data usage monthly between carriers. I don't get the annoying AT&T text message that I'm nearing 22gb of data anymore. Used 45gb last cycle on T-Mobile, and no signs of throttling or reduced speeds.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. ErnstStavroBlohard macrumors member

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    I hope you don't mind my piggybacking on your thread, OP.

    1. If you're in a low-service area, can T-Mo customers roam for free on ATT?

    2. Is tethering included or an additional cost per month?
     
  13. dwhair macrumors newbie

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    You can roam 200mb domestically for free. They do have Wifi calling support.

    Unlimited Tethering is included at 3G speeds on the Tmobile One plan for $70. You get unlimited LTE, Unlimited calling and Unlimited 3G tethering. For 25 more you can get unlimited LTE tethering.
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yes, but only while on TMO's LTE.

    Absolutely abysmal. T-Mobile doesn't even have a store within a 60-mile radius of here. Also, I frequently travel in rural areas, and there would be little to no T-Mobile reception or data.

    That being said, my coverage shouldn't matter one iota to you. You don't live or work here. You should only care about TMO's coverage where you live and work. If it's good ther, go for it. I would.
     
  15. imlynxy macrumors 65816

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    You never know before you try.
    I don't like T-mobile speeds in Boston during rush hours or next universities or in some communities (mostly not the expensive) evening time.
    I like T-mobile for their perks, roaming , tethering, etc. , but my main line now is Att.
    My opinion they are oversold in some ares and they don't or cannot fix it. As a customer I have no real interest if they don't want or cannot fix congestions. I hear their promises , but they should give me anetwork today and get my money tomorrow. I'm not willing to be an "investor" in the situation.
    Once again there is no 100 perfect provider, but Att works better for me for now.
     
  16. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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    I love T-Mobile. Global data. Unlimited everything. No coverage complaints in Manhattan beach, ca.
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I'm around Boston,MA and service is fine. Not as good as ATT, but the savings make it worth it. We not only pay less a month but get more for our money. We stream a lot more than we ever did and the amount of data we use now would cost way too much anywhere else (except maybe sprint who offers the same sort of plans now... but I haven't recently tried them).

    If you're thinking about T-Mobile I'd try it out and get a plan locked in. If you're planning s family plan I feel like the T-Mobile one plan they are rolling out here soon are more expensive than others. It all depends on your need, but shortly T-Mobile one and one plus will be the only options you have

    T-Mobile has enjoyed the success of pulling new customers from other carriers in droves. I'm curious to see how that changes, if at all, with these new plans. T-Mobile no longer seems like s great deal, unless of course you're out there using s ton of data that isn't streaming. I just don't see the majority of their users eating up dozens of gigs when streaming already doesn't count against you.
     
  18. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I plan on switching from ATT to T Mobile next week. Anyone in SF Bay Area can comment?
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    We visited socal this summer on a road trip. My wife ended up heading to SF proper for a couple of days to meet friends. She didn't complain about signal, and I know she would have because she has a 5 second dead spot on her drive home from work that often drops her calls.

    Not the greatest asssessment but hey it's something. :)
     
  20. fresh801 thread starter macrumors newbie

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