Should I switch to T-Mobile from Sprint?

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  1. cchs2014 macrumors member

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    Hey guys!

    I've been thinking about trying T-Mobile for a while now, but with the iPhone 6s releasing this week and band 12 support, I'm thinking this may be the best time to switch.

    T-Mobile would be about $10 more than what I am paying Sprint now (tax included) and I was just wondering if it'd be worth it. Sprint service has improved in the Atlanta area but I feel like I could get way more for my money with T-Mobile.

    How do you guys feel about your service with T-Mobile and also since I'd be giving up unlimited data for 5GB data on T-Mobile, I feel like I'd still be fine because of Music Freedom.

    Has Music Freedom cut down your data usage?

    Thank you!
     
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  3. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    I've been a Tmo customer for 6 years and I'm happy. I haven't tried other carrier yet so I can't compare. Music freedom is very nice but I have unlimited everything 2 lines for $100
     
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  6. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Absolutely.

    We switched from Verizon to T-Mobile, and it's been amazing. Sprint is worse than any other carrier in the US, too.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Hey!

    I'll have you know that Sprint is ranked first in the race to the bottom!

    Sprint wins that race every damn time! Come on, credit where it's due! :D
     
  8. Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

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    Well I switched from Verizon to T mobile a while back.

    I live in SoCal and the difference was huge for me!
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Bourgeoisie ghetto. ;)
     
  10. Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

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    I used to go over 5gb without music freedom. Now, I barely get to 2gb a month. Yeah music freedom is a huge deal.
     
  11. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    You definitely should. Unlimited data is worthless if it's unusable due to slow speeds.

    Plus T-Mobile has the best perks in the industry.
     
  12. semicoln macrumors member

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    This question comes down to how well the network performs in the areas you need coverage. If you never leave the city, T-Mobile is probably a good choice. I get better coverage with Sprint in north TX and the southern US believe it or not. I think they have a test drive going on still.
     
  13. cchs2014 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, not one Sprint supporter haha! But I think I'm definitely leaning towards switching to T-Mobile. Today in downtown Atlanta I ran a LTE speedtest and got .64mb down, so that pretty much solidified my decision. Hoping T-Mobile is a night and day experience!
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I live about 20 minutes outside Atlanta (gwinnett) and t-mobile service is worse than sprint here.
     
  15. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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    LOL yes, as long as you see PINK on the coverage map where you usually hang out/live you will see over .64Mb/s. I consistently see over 30 down.
     
  16. southflguy macrumors regular

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    In a word: Yes.

    Personally I have Verizon (grandfathered unlimited data plan), but if I had to switch I would definitely go T-Mobile.
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You haven't read my signature have you? ;)

    Second line down, towards the right. :D
     
  18. semicoln macrumors member

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    I'm actually a common sense over blind fanboy advocacy supporter. My response wasn't saying go with T-Mobile, it was YMMV. There are lots of unhappy T-Mobile users where I live, but they've won over a vocal minority of fans with their "perks" and anecdotal evidence of superior speeds from people who are near the 2 or 3 hotrod towers in town.
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    John Legere wears pink underwear. ;)
     
  20. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yes T-Mobile is very good in Atlanta. I was getting around 70 Mbps down speeds in most parts of the metro last time I was there and this was without a band 12 device. Which means it should be even better with a 6s.
     
  21. semicoln macrumors member

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    Marcelo goes commando
     
  22. hArrisburger macrumors regular

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    I recently made the switch to Sprint due to a broken ATT phone and the desire to be able to upgrade to the 6S+ when it comes out.

    I'd suggest taking the T Mobile Test Drive and see how it works, they do offer the ability to also cancel within 30 days. It all depends on your live/commute/work patterns. I tend to do some more rural traveling and T Mobile struggles there while Sprint at least has 3G coverage.

    Good luck!
     
  23. noobinator macrumors 601

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    That's like asking if you should gouge your eyes out with needles or win the lotto.
     
  24. itegypt macrumors 6502

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    Just make sure you have no issues with their coverage
     

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