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Old 11-16-2013, 05:16 PM
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Since I got rid of VZ and am on Page Plus I love it. Same service, 3G only until 2015?, and same plan as VZ for half the money. I rooted and am running CM 10.2 on Incredible 2.

So it got me thinking....why get an S4 new with a $$$ contract when I can just buy a used S2/S3 off ebay download CM 10.2 overclock and it may run faster than a stock ROM S4 with all the bloatware?

So has anyone used PTEL and how is the 4G? I guess I might just as well ask how is 4G on TM since they are the same?

If I can get good prepaid 4G then I may never go back to new phones and contracts or just buy unlocked phone like the Nexus 5.

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Old 11-18-2013, 11:01 AM
Location: Minneapolis
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I don't know about PTEL, but I can tell you that T-Mobile's network is fast and reliable as long as you're in a 4G area and have a decent signal.

T-Mobile's two biggest disadvantages are the lack of 4G throughout their entire network (cities and suburbs are generally 4G, less populated areas generally aren't), and reception inside some large buildings due to the radio frequencies they use (AT&T and Verizon use "better" frequencies more suitable for indoor reception).

Give it a try if it sounds OK. Some people need AT&T or Verizon for their vast coverage areas and inherent reception advantages, but if the T-Mobile network works where you need it to, and you can live with the shortcomings (like occasionally having to go outside for a signal, and very slow data in the boonies), you can get good service at a great price.
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