People who live in the United States of America - Which carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by noobinator, Jan 14, 2015.

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Which carrier do you use for your iPhone?

  1. AT&T

    225 vote(s)
    50.2%
  2. Sprint

    20 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. T-Mobile

    73 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. Verizon

    115 vote(s)
    25.7%
  5. Other

    15 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. noobinator, Jan 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015

    noobinator macrumors 601

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    #1
    Just curious to see where we are at in 2015.

    Just made the switch from AT&T to T-Mobile. Got the $100 unlimited everything plan for 2 lines.
     
  2. BlueMoonForever macrumors 6502

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    T-Mobile is the carrier to be on in America right now. Avoid Sprint at ALL costs.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    T-mobile if you want decent coverage and the best rates. Verizon if service coverage is the most important thing. Sprint is at the bottom and ATT is stuck between verizon and t-mobile. They are expensive and offer nothing over verizon.
     
  4. kds1 Suspended

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    Has Verizon ever solved the "you can't use the internet at the same time while using the phone when on cellular" problem?
     
  5. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    I recently switched form Sprint to T-Mobile. Voice is spotty. They told me voice coverage at home and where I work is excellent, but the best I can get is 1 bar. The gym is also 1 bar. No drop calls yet. No LTE, but 4G at home. I may try ATT next month.

    What I don't like is T-Mobile data needs to be ON for me to receive voicemail. My cousin is on ATT, and she doesn't have data and can access voicemail via wi-fi.
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    They're lighting up VOLTE. Until then, no. But it seems to be coming very soon.
     
  7. Fdfan100 macrumors member

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    For iPhone 6 and 6+, yes. They are VoLTE capable, so when you have voice and data check in the enable LTE section under cellular in your iPhone settings. You would be able to talk and surf wherever you got LTE coverage, good thing about Verizon, they got LTE covered in a lot of places. So AT&T and T-Mobile don't have that big advantage over them anymore
     
  8. JWorld127 macrumors 6502

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    In my area (South Florida) ATT is the no brainer. Pay $130.00 a month for two lines (iphone 6 plus) unlimited text and call with 6 gigs of data per month shared between the two lines. Always in LTE coverage and never drop calls. ATT FTW.
     
  9. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I thought about T-Mobile but being lazy, just went ahead and got my new iPhone 6 from the ATT store--but I did decide to try out the Next plan with 1GB of data. Went with the 12 but really hope to keep it for at least a few months past the date (20 months) it is paid off. Should be cheaper but one can never tell with ATT. Happy with the phone at least (replaced a 4S). Like JWorld, ATT coverage is great in Melbourne--actually great in most places I have been except in the mountains of North Carolina.
     
  10. lordofthereef, Jan 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015

    lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    If you believe coverage maps, and ads, sure. We were an AT&T and Verizon family for a while as my wife's phone was partially paid for by work. AT&T wipes the floor with Verizon in the New England area. Shockingly slow speeds and bad connection in general, compared to AT&T. It was worth paying an extra $20 per month to just get her on one account.

    We have also made a couple cross country trips (mainly driving through the US on I-80 and once I-40) and AT&T always had as good or better reception/speeds than Verizon.

    Not posting this to start a war, but I do think Verizon has done phenomenally with their marketing. For a long time their "do you hear me now?" campaign made a lot of sense, and it still resonates with people today. Real world use, IME, no longer puts Verizon as the clear winner.

    I would HANDS DOWN have agreed with your assessment about 3-4 years ago though!
     
  11. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL, where? Sure not in Phoenix.

    Looks like I'm the only one on Sprint in this thread. :D

    In any case, not for too much longer.
     
  13. kds1 Suspended

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    Are Verizon phones compatible overseas? ATT is GSM, while Verizon made the wrong choice with CDMA. Have they fixed that?
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

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    POOR service in my area. Get out of town on the highway and ZERO service with T-Mo.

    Might be the carrier you want to be with but I prefer service wherever I go and AT&T and Verizon are the best. Not the cheapest but the best!
     
  15. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    My smartphone is at the center of all my communications and as such is high on my list of must have items, therefore it's in my money is no object category.

    AT&T and a current model iPhone have been my choice since 2008. During that period I've enjoyed excellent service from both companies. A tip of the hat to AT&T since they've got a much tougher, much more competitive task than Apple.
     
  16. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know what you mean by that but anyone should avoid Sprint at all costs.

    Crappy service
    Slow data speeds
    CDMA devices that are worthless in the after market

    and the list goes on....
     
  17. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Sprint is great in WI

    can't go wrong with unlimited LTE at a decent price
     
  18. KdParker macrumors 601

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    Data and voice work on the iPhone 6/6+ now.

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    Yep.

    Until t-mobile can get better service their limited coverage area will be an issue for lots of people in the US.
     
  19. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    Verizon rules for coverage and LTE saturation, at least here on the east coast.
     
  20. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Cricket. AT&T MVNO. $45 a month (it's $50 but you get a $5 credit if you enroll in autopay) gets me unlimited talk, texts, and 3 gigs of data. If up it to $55 a month, I can get 10 gigs.
     
  21. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    Just a bit of sarcasm...
     
  22. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Right... only over VoLTE.
     
  23. AlphaGuitarist macrumors regular

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    I use AT&T. I was on T-Mobile before, but found the coverage to be inadequate. The lack of building penetration and abysmally slow data speeds in my area made me switch. I get a 25% discount with AT&T through my employer, so it's a no-brainer.
     
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