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Old 02-14-2014, 07:57 PM
Location: Texas
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I was with T-Mobile for 12 years. Reception in my area was horrid at best. I couldn't even make a call from the house and I live inside the city limits. There was no phone service on most of the surrounding hiways so if going to Laredo or Corpus from San Antonio, you might as well leave the T-Mobile at home as it wouldn't work. Their choice of cell phones are about the worst of any of the companies. Last year I finally made the switch to Verizon and it's like cell phone service should be- it works most anywhere. I'm sure it's going to be subject to where you are moving to so I would check with local folks in how the service works for them. It may just be what you're looking for but here in San Antonio, it sucks at best versus Verizon.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:02 PM
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I am with T-Mobile. Its coverage has improved but I still think Verizon has better coverage in general.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:38 AM
Location: Mountain Home, ID
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Cellular coverage is always local. I live in an area where T-Mobile has great coverage in the city, but not so great in the suburbs. I live less than half a mile from the closest tower, so I get fantastic coverage at my apartment. So for me, it works great. If I lived 10 miles away, it wouldn't be so great.

But the same goes for every carrier. All carriers have dead zones and areas where the coverage is marginal at best. That's why they all offer trial periods. Your best bet is to try it out for yourself.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:48 AM
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I had T-mobile until just this last month. I'd been with them since they were Powertel.

My issues with them. At work, no cell signal in my office. Before I moved, the road, a major road in a populated area, had a dead spot in it. It would terminate the call.

If it wasn't for that, I would have stuck with them. Eventually the good deal I had through work wasn't enough to keep me with them.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:07 AM
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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My wife is still with TMobile and I tried out ATT but find there are lots of dead spots in southwest Florida and in Hollywood Florida that I did not experience while on TMobile so I will probably go back to it next year.

One great thing that TMobile has is wifi calling on androids or uma calling on some blackberry phones as well as a few other older phones for those who have a low signal at home or while at work or anywhere that there is a wifi to use for your calls.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:05 PM
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Anyone purchased a smartphone at MetroPCS? I am a current TMobile customer and was wondering if i bought a smartphone there...i should be able to just swap the sim card from my current blackberry and insert it into the smartphone , so it should be good to go right? I want to keep my current plan....No worry about activation or unlocking codes right?....since MetroPCS is owned by TMobile.
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