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Old 05-23-2011, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Ventura County, Ca
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I realize AT&T and T-Mobile are in the midst of a merger. That fact aside, at this point, which carrier has a better network? T-Mobile seems to have more 4G coverage than Sprint, but Sprint may or may not have better voice call coverage. Feedback please.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I realize AT&T and T-Mobile are in the midst of a merger. That fact aside, at this point, which carrier has a better network? T-Mobile seems to have more 4G coverage than Sprint, but Sprint may or may not have better voice call coverage. Feedback please.
By far sprint. Better voice and data coverage. T-Mobiles prices are SLIGHTLY cheaper but tons of weak areas for TMO. Now you have to see what the end result will be once the merger goes through. I have had Verizon and currently on Sprint and my in laws have TMO. Lots of employee discounts for Sprint as well that can go up to 25% off too.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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I gotta go with Sprint myself....Only other network that you can say is better is Verizon because they do have the larger native network....but Sprint works everywhere I live work and travel so largest network is negliable to me, just work where I need you to.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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I'm agree with the folks here that say Sprint is better.

I personally think Sprint is cheaper unless you are calling a bunch of landlines all day. Then T-Mobile has a better unlimited minutes plan.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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VZ is the best
Sprint is a close second

T-Mobile and AT&T at the bottom of the heap (all the merger will do is take two crappy networks and turn it into one big crappy network.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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VZ is the best
Except when it comes to value. VZ is overpriced. But yes, best network.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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T-mobile by far. I have Sprint and my brother has T-Mobile, he gets much better coverage than I do. There are spots where I get no coverage at all and his phone show full signal.

Sprint's voice coverage is acceptable but their data coverage is a joke.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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T-mobile by far. I have Sprint and my brother has T-Mobile, he gets much better coverage than I do. There are spots where I get no coverage at all and his phone show full signal.

Sprint's voice coverage is acceptable but their data coverage is a joke.
That's interesting considering Sprint roams on Verizon's network.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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That's interesting considering Sprint roams on Verizon's network.
His job is listed as Tech Support, so maybe he works for Tmobile. There are spots though across the country where some carriers are stronger than others but as a whole the coverage across the US is 1-Verizon, 2-Sprint, 3-AT&T, 4-Tmobile
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I realize AT&T and T-Mobile are in the midst of a merger. That fact aside, at this point, which carrier has a better network? T-Mobile seems to have more 4G coverage than Sprint, but Sprint may or may not have better voice call coverage. Feedback please.
I have had T Mo for 8 years, and during that time had service through other carriers for one reason or another (phone from work, such as Nextel, or trying out no-contract providers such as Metro PCS and Virgin Mobile, for example), and my opinion is that "voice call service" is pretty much the same for everyone if you live in major city, or a decent-sized one at that. I am currently using Verizon, which everyone says is the "best", and to be honest, it doesn't seem any better than T Mo.

Ah, 3G, 4G, etc. doesn't really mean much as all they indicate is the third generation of data-transfer capability, 4th generation, etc. for that particular provider. They are not all the same. Since each provider has their own unique data-transfer capabilities based on their own unique band-widths, it is kind of a moot point. T Mo's 4G is not the same as Sprint's. Or Verizon's. Or AT&Ts.

One thing I really like about T Mo is that they are GSM, and their phones use SIM cards. I can take my SIM card and place it into another phone that requires a SIM card, and if you call my number, the "new" phone will ring. Plus, GSM is pretty much the World-wide standard. My T Mo phone will work in Europe. My Verizon phone will not.


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His job is listed as Tech Support, so maybe he works for Tmobile. There are spots though across the country where some carriers are stronger than others but as a whole the coverage across the US is 1-Verizon, 2-Sprint, 3-AT&T, 4-Tmobile
All four major U.S. carriers have pretty much the same coverage. The difference is in the little nuances of remote areas and smaller rural towns. But, if you live in most U.S. cities, or drive along major U.S. highways, you will find you have the same coverage.

Most people live in cities, so the idea that you can get coverage in some remote location is rather ridiculous since most Americans are not going to find themselves out in the middle of Montana, per se.
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