Carrier Thinking of switching from VZW to sprint/tmobile

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  1. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    so im tired of vzw and my fluctuating bills and bs they pull. i would just like to pay one fee the same every month for unlimmy minutes/text/data/

    so:

    1. do you suggest sprint or tmobile?

    2. will my vzw iphone 6+ work on another network?


    thanks
     
  2. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    1. That is based on coverage in your area. TMo is great in larger metro areas as a general rule but check coverage maps.
    2. The sim slot is unlocked for use on TMo. Dont think Sprint works with "bring your phone" type deals but check their website.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes your Verizon 6+ will work on any gsm carrier.
    Not on sprint though.
    Either way T-Mobile would be a better option.
     
  4. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    good info guys, thanks

    so now that i know tmo is good, has anyone gone over with the new carrier paying the etf carrier?

    my vzw contract ends next year (2015) in sept, i bought the 6+ outright so i didnt have to re up a contract. so my etf is $220.

    is it easy to just switch carriers and keep same number?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes it's pretty easy to switch and keep your number.
    I think for them to pay your etf you will have to turn in your old phone.
    Do you still have the phone you had before the new 6 plus? Or any other Verizon smartphone? Contact T-Mobile for more details on the etf reimbursement.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    How exactly is your bill fluctuating?

    I would go with sprint where I live, but if T-Mobile has good coverage in your area, I'd go with them.

    It'll work on T-Mobile but not Sprint.
     
  7. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    T-Mobile. I switched from Sprint to T-Mobile and am very satisfied. The call quality is better, the data is faster, and being contract-free is a good bonus. Do the free T-Mobile test drive in your area to make sure you've got good coverage if you like... Try before you buy and all.
     
  8. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    With TMobile you have to trade in your Verizon device and buy a GSM device FROM Tmobile if you want them to pay your etf.
     

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