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Old 02-10-2014, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I'll be getting back to the United States in a couple months and it'll be time for me to start up a new cell phone plan. I don't want to go back to Verizon because of the costs so I was looking in to T-Mobile. Does anyone use it? How do they compare to Verizon?
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:43 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I have T-Mobile for many years now and can't complain.
You might have to check on coverage in your area, in the US.

http://opensignal.com/network-coverage-maps/
http://www.t-mobile.com/landing/whyt-mobile.html
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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Reception inside og alot of buildings will always be better with verizon. I DOnt think in the 11yrs ive had T Mobile, i could say I had reception while others didnt. They are way better than what they used to be, but Verizon will have better coverage than TMobile, just cost more for service though
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: NYC.
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I'm on T-Mo in NYC and the coverage is pretty good. Especially data speeds on LTE.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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We have T-Mobile, and we get good coverage except when we go out into the hinterlands. Verizon has more coverage out there. But we go to get away, not to stay connected, so we don't mind the lack of coverage.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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We have T-Mobile, and we get good coverage except when we go out into the hinterlands. Verizon has more coverage out there. But we go to get away, not to stay connected, so we don't mind the lack of coverage.
As long as you don't plan to travel outside of urban areas T-Mobile is fine. Otherwise AT&T or Verizon is a better choice. Both of these companies work fine where I live. T-Mobile doesn't exist as far as I am concerned.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I was on T-Mo for eight years and never had one complaint. They always gave me upgrades as often as I asked for one with the stipulation that I sign a new two year contract each time. I was grandfathered into a data plan I paid $15/month for. Unlimited, yes. Slow, yes. Then I went on to a family plan with Verizon for two years. When that was up I went back to T-Mo only to find their customer service was nowhere as good as it once was. In fact, it was pretty bad. T-Mo went from one of the best in the U.S. (for customer service) to perhaps the worst.

As far as service goes, I never really had a problem with it. Never had a dropped call. I always used BlackBerries with them, though, and had them set for wifi calling, so I seemed to have constant service. If I went anywhere remote and lost a signal, well, I was in an area where I did not expect to get a signal in the first place.

I am now back on a Verizon family plan and to be honest my monthly payment is literally only a few dollars more a month than when I was on the cheapest T-Mo plan.


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Reception inside og alot of buildings will always be better with verizon. I DOnt think in the 11yrs ive had T Mobile, i could say I had reception while others didnt. They are way better than what they used to be, but Verizon will have better coverage than TMobile, just cost more for service though
T-Mo uses a shorter bandwidth, same as AT&T I believe. Verizon uses a longer bandwidth. As such, Verizon towers can broadcast over longer distances and penetrate into deeper into buildings.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I use T-Mobile and it's pretty good. Only time I wouldn't recommend them is if you are planning to spend a lot of time in rural areas. In that case I would go with Verizon.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Perfect, thanks for the responses. I'm going to go with T-Mobile
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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In NJ, I never had a problem with the service. Custom service was terrible. I stopped using T-mobile when I got "calls" from a foreign number. I think it was Italy. This was in 2011. The phone number never called me. I just had the charges on my bills. Like 13.00 per minute. I has like 4 or 5 charges. I googled the number and it happened to other. I mentioned this to the representative and the representative got belligerent with me. I said Google the number and you will see it is a scam. To be sure it not me making a webpage, this has been going on for MONTHS and more than one person is reporting it. Then, the rep claimed they had no internet on their computers. Um, ok. I asked to speak with a manager and was told managers also don't have internet on their computers. I said fine. Please cancel my phone number. Then, their tone got happy until they realized my contract had run out months before that. I jsut never had reason to call (and renew it) and there was no store around me. Then, I got the attitude again. Not, I'm on AT&T.
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