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Old 11-18-2016, 01:13 AM   #1
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Anyone switch to T-Mobile recently?

Found out I'm no longer under contract with ATT and was able to unlock my iPhone 6.

Now considering moving away and saw T-Mobile has unlimited everything (with some caveats) for 70/mo. Have heard spotty reviews in the past but nothing as of recent.

Anyone make the switch over lately?
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:00 AM   #2
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70/m for one person.. Phone companies making a killing
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:48 AM   #3
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I wouldnt switch if it was free. I am happiest with Verizon.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:56 AM   #4
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Been with a lot of phone companies T-mobile was by far the worst, but that was years ago. Also, it seems like every other day the FTC is fining them for something illegal.

Unless you live in the sticks... STRAIGHT TALK!!!
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:59 AM   #5
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T-Mobile: totally awesome until you leave any major metropolitan area.

Or enter a building.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:03 AM   #6
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Tmobile is usable. But if you do long distance driving, receptions gets spotty outside of major areas. Drove from VA to PA and kept losing reception along the way. Thankfully I was driving with a friend who had Sprint. So we were able to get where we were going with her GPS.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:33 AM   #7
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T-Mobile: totally awesome until you leave any major metropolitan area.

Or enter a building.
+1 friend has it and it is useless in buildings
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:47 AM   #8
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even with Wifi calling now, things are still that bad? jeez, maybe not then..
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:19 AM   #9
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I switched in April and couldnt wait to get back to Verizon. I'm on the phone a ton for work. 1 week I kept a log of every time I dropped a call. It happened 157 times in 1 week. That's not a typo.
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:12 PM   #10
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:35 PM   #11
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even with Wifi calling now, things are still that bad? jeez, maybe not then..
Not that bad. I actually love T-mob. Very good cust service and far cheaper than the other majors. I also like the disrupter attitude of their CEO for whatever that is worth.

Service in most areas is pretty solid unless you really go far off the beaten path.

Importantly, if you travel internationally, T mobile is by far the best. Very cheap to talk and free data (varying speeds) internationally cannot be beat.
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Old 11-18-2016, 01:26 PM   #12
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Project Fi. Do it.
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:02 PM   #13
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wish I could get on Fi; have an iPhone 6 unlocked as of last night.

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Not that bad. I actually love T-mob. Very good cust service and far cheaper than the other majors. I also like the disrupter attitude of their CEO for whatever that is worth.

Service in most areas is pretty solid unless you really go far off the beaten path.

Importantly, if you travel internationally, T mobile is by far the best. Very cheap to talk and free data (varying speeds) internationally cannot be beat.
yeah any friends and family I've asked have said they're solid but in major city metro's. there's a wide disparity between the positive and negative reviews of them.

may try them out for a month and keep my att number while doing it.
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Project Fi. Do it.
He'd have to get rid of his beloved iPhone to get project Fi.
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:35 PM   #15
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He'd have to get rid of his beloved iPhone to get project Fi.


It's paid off, not leased and works fine. The Pixel is still very attractive to me and could run on T-Mobile if later wanted when it comes down in price a bit.

At the same price for 70/mo, I'd get 5GB of data at Project Fi vs. "Unlimited" up to 28gb at T-Mobile.
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The advantage of Fi is that you get both TMo and Sprint networks in addition to G-Voice to help keep the connection available. There are also various international things that help out too if that's your jam.
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:28 PM   #17
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It would be great and wildly successful if they opened it up to other devices other than their own. The tech is all in the SIM anyway
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had it for 2 years. no issues. i am in a major city though.
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It's cheap for a reason, almost not usable outside of any metro area. If you live and work in a brick building, forget about it. I'm on Verizon and I'm sticking to it even though it's more expensive.
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Old 11-18-2016, 05:41 PM   #20
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THat's been my experience as well, Tmobile, Sprin, and the other also rans are okish in big cities but are worth fvck all anywhere outside. I personally find that inside a major city, ATT has the best and strongest LTE, capable of penetrating concrete, brick, etc better than verizon, but verizon has service in crazy places....like when I was in Moab on a trail, my buddy had 2 bars in the middle of nowhere when I had no service. Where I am, ATT is consistently faster and stronger.
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