Which carrier should I use?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by skippyho, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. skippyho macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I am moving to Boston area this month and have an unlocked iPhone 4 with me(from my home country). I was wondering which mobile carrier is better for my iPhone 4?

    I googled and found tons of people complained about AT&T having terrible signal. But I also found that T-mobile only provides EDGE, that is too slow for my iPhone.... It seems the only choice is AT&T.

    Would anyone please give some advices? Thanks in advance!!:)
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    AT&T is pretty solid in Boston and has nice and fast 3G.
    I wouldnt bother with Tmobile.
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    If your choices are between TMobile and AT&T, go with AT&T. You wouldn't like any smart phone that was only capable of Edge speeds, especially an iPhone.
     
  4. skippyho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to Applejuiced and jamesMB!

    I checked AT&T website, but got a little confused. Do I still have to sign a 2-year contract for all their individual plans? (even if I don't need a new phone)

    Thanks a lot.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I've actually never heard of someone going month-to-month service with AT&T when starting a new account with them. Good question. Anyone know?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can use prepaid if you want.
    Or go month to month but make sure they dont make you sign a 2 year contract. Speak to a manager to setup your account that way.
     
  7. moonbeemer macrumors newbie

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    Phone Carrier That Works

    Greetings ... well I can't speak for Boston but here in NYC I have tried them all and only Verizon delivers reliable service. There are just a few drop out zones that I personally know of and ironically one of them is right outside and behind my apartment building. But it works and I've travelled all over the country and never had a problem.

    EXCEPT WITH ROADRUNNER!!!! If you use Roadrunner for your ISP, then you are truly screwed big time. We in NYC don't have a choice. And it is a scandal.
     

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