T-Mobile and the iPhone (primarily for those who live in Phoenix)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jlmcclellan, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. jlmcclellan macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008

    I'm considering ditching sprint for T-mobile this winter, so I was curious if there is anyone here who lives or has lived in the Phoenix area that uses T-mobile. If so, how does their service compare to AT&T or Verizon? I'm sick of Sprint's crappy data speeds, so I'm ditching them, but I don't really want to pay AT&T or Verizon's prices. That said, I also don't want a repeat of my 'sprint' change.

    So, thoughts? opinions? :D
  2. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    Coverage maps are pretty useless. According to AT&T I should have "best" coverage for voice and should have LTE at my neighborhood, but rarely do. I'd be interested in other response to T-Mobile in the NW Phoenix area as I'll be switching off of AT&T when the next iPhone comes out.
  3. jlmcclellan thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Yeah, coverage maps are completely useless. According to Sprint I have full coverage everywhere around me, but I don't and even when I do data speeds are still ridiculously slow. Thanks anyway.

    Anyone else out there with Tmo and an iPhone living in the Valley of the Sun?
  4. drir1990 macrumors member

    May 29, 2008
    Tempe, Arizona
    I live in Tempe and I just switched from Sprint to T-Mobile last month. Before Sprint I had both AT&T and Verizon. I have been very impressed with the service I have received so far. I haven't encountered any areas in the valley that I have been without service. The LTE rollout is still a work in progress in parts of the valley, specifically east Mesa and parts of south Tempe. Comparing to AT&T and Verizon is a bit trickier. They definitely have better in-building coverage but so far I haven't had a total loss of service when in a large building like I have heard a lot of people complain about. Coming from Sprint will definitely be a huge improvement since Sprint is still struggling with their Network Vision rollout here. Going from Sprint 3G to T-Mobile LTE has been like night and day. View attachment 425057
  5. jlmcclellan thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008

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