Leaving T-Mobile for AT&T...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by rockitdog, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. rockitdog Suspended

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    I'm leaving T-Mobile for AT&T... so that means I get to get a new phone, yay! This also means that I am about to lock into a 2 year contract though. 2 years is an eternity for Anroid phone these days. With the current stash of Android available on the market (minus the Note 3) which device(s) do you guys think will still be a viable and usable in 2 years time. I'm between the HTC One and the S4 (both of which I like). Not so into the G2 (or LG for that matter). I don't think the Moto X is really my flavor either. WWYD? :confused:
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I broke mine 6 months into my contract. :eek: Now I've been stuck with GoPhones and have a 520 to finish my 2 years.

    I would say either.
     
  3. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    I'd go for the S4, and then figure out how to put the Google Edition ROM on there. I've only had one Samsung phone, but I loved it. I had one HTC phone and it always sounded like I was in a tunnel according to my mom.
     
  4. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    HTC One, GS4 and Moto X are all great choices, but have you considered prepaid (AT&T go phone) + Nexus 5?
     
  5. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Be sure to look at ATT GoPhone too (prepaid). Then you can buy whatever phone you want as long as it's compatible with ATT's frequencies.
     
  6. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    I am a huge fan of the Moto x. It is the first of its kind and maybe not a flagship... But I don't think it will be replaced anytime soon.
     
  7. rockitdog thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah but don't you have to pay full price for a new device outright?
     
  8. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Yes but its cheaper overall. You can also buy used from Swappa, CL, eBay etc. Phones locked to att work on go phone too.
     
  9. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    whatever you decide to do, hurry up before you're forced into AT&T's mobile share plan. I think it starts Oct 25th.
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Just to add what Jessica said.... It's cheaper in the long run to go prepaid and buy your phones outright.
     
  11. JerZyT28 macrumors regular

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    Do you HAVE to buy a phone when you get a contract? Putting my S4 up for sale and I don't know if it'll benefit so one going to AT&T...(not a plug in to sell my phone, but a legitimate question)
     
  12. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    You don't have to, but you're paying for the subsidy whether you use it or not.
     
  13. rockitdog thread starter Suspended

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    Right, so might as well use it... besides, I can justify spending $200 for a new phone... $500+ upfront, not so much.
     
  14. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I hear you but you're paying 500+ more total (including the cost of the phone) over the 2 years for higher service costs.
     
  15. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Honestly if you only have one line. It's a better deal if you go prepaid with AIO wireless for $55/month. All taxes included. Unlimited talk/text/2gb data (throttled after 2GB with no over charges).

    Official ATT/AIO support unlike straight talk/Net 10.

    So consider AIO. You will also have access to LTE network as well although I hear AIO limited to 8mpbs with LTE and 4mpbs with HSPA. (Maybe that's changed since they officially launched).

    Also if you want full lte speeds consider Go prepaid with ATT at $60 and 2GB data.
     
  16. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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  18. JerZyT28 macrumors regular

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    Oh I know that...I'm fine with that...I just rather sell the S4 to help pay for the Nexus lol
     
  19. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    What phone do you have on T-Mobile right now? If it's new enough, you'll be able to use it on AT&T and not need to sign a contract or buy a new phone. That would get you by until the Nexus 5 is out, then you could have the latest and greatest and still not be locked into a contract.
     

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