T-Mobile vs AT&T?

  • str8hardbody9

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    Sep 12, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    I'm getting the new Iphone 6 plus and also switching to T-Mobile. I've been with AT&T for over 6 years. My friend told me T-Mobile has a better rate and no contract. Do you think T-Mobile is a good choice? icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:03 AM GMT
    T-Mobile is awesome if you want shitty coverage around LA. icon_lol.gif

    I tried T-Mobile last year. Couldn't tolerate the poor network. I had FULL bars around DTLA, but data latency was really bad. And sometimes I wouldn't get any data at all. I switched to Straight Talk, using the ATT network. So much better.

    If you don't mind paying full price for a phone, I suggest getting the unlocked version direct from Apple. Then activate service on Straight Talk on the ATT network, or ATT's prepaid service on Cricket. Rates are cheaper too. I really don't understand why people bother with post paid accounts anymore. Such a rip-off, unless you have multiple lines on a family plan.
    http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/shop/serviceplans
    https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phone-plans
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:05 AM GMT
    DON'T!!

    I have T-Mobile right now and can't stand it. Horrible service everywhere.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Sep 12, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
    Where do you live? It depends really. T-Mobile is fine for the most part, more so in larger cities or populated areas. But AT&T is better if you travel around the US to random locations.
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:49 AM GMT
    Sadly, the Death Star is the only thing that works where I live. You can't depend on the service maps. Gotta get some actual phones with the different services and take them to your usual locations.
    Probably easier to compare in flat places, but who would want to live there in the first place?
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:51 AM GMT
    AT&T, but verizons was the best, just a shitty ceo
  • str8hardbody9

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    Sep 12, 2014 5:58 AM GMT
    xrichx saidT-Mobile is awesome if you want shitty coverage around LA. icon_lol.gif

    I tried T-Mobile last year. Couldn't tolerate the poor network. I had FULL bars around DTLA, but data latency was really bad. And sometimes I wouldn't get any data at all. I switched to Straight Talk, using the ATT network. So much better.

    If you don't mind paying full price for a phone, I suggest getting the unlocked version direct from Apple. Then activate service on Straight Talk on the ATT network, or ATT's prepaid service on Cricket. Rates are cheaper too. I really don't understand why people bother with post paid accounts anymore. Such a rip-off, unless you have multiple lines on a family plan.
    http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/shop/serviceplans
    https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phone-plans


    Thank you I appreciate it.
  • str8hardbody9

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    Sep 12, 2014 5:59 AM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidWhere do you live? It depends really. T-Mobile is fine for the most part, more so in larger cities or populated areas. But AT&T is better if you travel around the US to random locations.


    I live in West Hollywood, CA. I think I'll stay with AT&T.
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    Sep 12, 2014 6:53 AM GMT
    I've heard that Verizon has the best coverage.

    I have AT&T but my phone is rarely, if ever, turned on. I have some dirt cheap pay as you go plan where I pay 12.50 a month and the unused minutes accumulate so I have hundreds of dollars of accumulated minutes. I can't get the same deal if I were to get a new phone number and Verizon doesn't have anything as good so I stick with AT&T.
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    Sep 12, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    I have Sprint and only pay $30/month with unlimited. I'm in the DFW Texas area and the LTE coverage is spotty at best. Most of the time I'm not looking at my phone unless I have wifi connection though so I don't mind it too much.
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    Sep 12, 2014 3:53 PM GMT
    T-Mobile vs AT&T
    depends where you live, imagine if you have to go outside your house for better reception every time you get a phone call