Veizon vs T-mobile

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    Dec 11, 2015 5:06 PM GMT
    as it turns out my husband is a major Gbyte destroyer. He was able to eat up our Verizon 6GB in a week, maybe a few days. Repeat performance actually. I didnt think a phone could move that much data.

    Looking at the neighbor's iPhone on t-mobile and it seems to get functional voice data reception.


    T-Mobil (see if it works):
    -no contract. They will mail you free sim cards. At least an iPhone 5, the hardware will do both formats; GSM (t-mobile) or CDMA (verizon). So keeping the old phone(s).

    -TMobile's unlimited data plan is only $20 more and it seems really unlimited. Rumor to at least 20G. Actually 40GB total for two lines. We are stuck at 6GB total with Verizon and next billing Verizon intends to raise our rates by $20 anyways.

    -i have yet to try but t-mobile can do voice over wifi.

    -you get additional free data sim cards for your tablets. I might buy a junk Craigslist iPad just because.

    -the smart phone technology is sooo incremental. Why bother keep up. For the next iPhone 7 release update to an iPhone 6. If the case was not a different color the average joe would not be able to tell the difference. All the cases and junk on discount too.
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    Dec 12, 2015 12:14 AM GMT
    I love T-Mobile and have been with them for years. Not because of their service but because of their top-notch customer service. You call them and they pick up immediately and will bend over backwards to help you.
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    Dec 12, 2015 3:46 AM GMT
    T-Mobile is hit or miss. It's like I have full bars, but the call drops out randomly. Or my data connection stalls. The wifi calling is neat. And pretty handy if you can't get a signal indoors.

    6GB in a week? Tell your husband to stop watching porn at work. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 12, 2015 5:06 AM GMT
    Love tmobile simple choice plan. Calls and texts are unlimited. Data is also unlimited but only high speed for the first 2.5gb which is more than enough for me.

    When I go international, I can still text and get roaming data for free too. Very handy. And no extra charge at all.

    Never get dropped calls, so no problem for me. And I pay only $23/month (family plan split 5 ways).
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    Dec 13, 2015 6:26 AM GMT
    Verizon costs more for a reason. I do not work for Verizon. I am a long standing customer.
    1. Verizon uses 700mhz, which is more penetrating, and takes less power (inverse square law), than the 2900mhz that t-mobile uses.
    2. Verizon has roaming agreements nearly everywhere.
    3. Verizon has proactive, real time, network insight. They know before you do if there's a problem, and they aggressively tune the network accordingly.
    4. Verizon owns most of their facilities.

    I've seen T-mobile users get texts hours after they were sent. Not so with Verizon. The infrastructure is rock solid.

    Bandwidth costs money. Data pipes to each cell cost money. High use customers burn the network.

    Just FYI, there was about a 17% growth in cell data traffic last year. Since I got Apple Music, I've nearly doubled my data usage to around 7GB a month.

    You get what you pay for.

    It is a rare thing to have a dropped call on Verizon. Not so much on T-mobile. T-mobile simply doesn't have the same resources as VZW, but, you pay for those resources.
  • metta

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    Dec 13, 2015 8:31 AM GMT

    T-Mobile is cheaper with less coverage.

    Verizon generally has better coverage but costs the most, with a few exceptions.

    I have to have Verizon because the only booster tower in the canyon I live in is a Verizon tower. I don't use my cell phone very much so I don't need an unlimited plan. I have a pay per minute phone with no monthly fees. I will probably eventually change. I just like that I have saved thousands of dollars over the years by doing it this way.
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    Dec 13, 2015 1:58 PM GMT
    The Verizon data costs are too high. I dont know if there is value in the added costs.

    I guess we will find out soon.
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    Dec 13, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
    In terms of cost, the major carriers want you to enroll in family plans. More profit margins for them. They're trying to push single line users to prepaid. Which isn't a bad thing really. The prepaid providers use the same towers as the big 4 (Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile, Sprint). Shop around. Save some money.