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Old 03-27-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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(Moderaters -- please don't flag this, remove this or send me a message about duplicate postings just because I used similar wording here from my earlier posting about BoostMobile! I'm asking about a different cell phone carrier now!!!)

Been using Cricket for just over a year but very dissatisfied with their C/S, location of area stores & coverage outside Charlotte, so want to switch carriers. My cell is my only phone (no landline), no family members to share with & don't want to go with any contracts, especially not 2-year contracts (rules out Verizon, At&T, Alltel & Sprint.)

With a new carrier, just need a phone that's basic, easy-to-use, with long battery life for talking-- don't use or care about texting, pictures, camera, games, or web access on phone! Thinking about switching to TMobile even though they don't really have unlimited month-to-month service like Sprint & BoostMobile (from Sprint.) Seems like TMobile has nationwide coverage along w/ coverage in Europe & throughout the world since they use GMS (not sure that's the right term?) which is worldwide. Also, suppposedly they have high satisfaction levels for their Customer Service & wide selection of phones. And with their My Faves options, probably wouldn't pay that much per month even if other daytime calls not unlimited.

Would like opinions/feedback from people here in Charlotte about TMobile as a cell phone carrier: prices, features, reliability, battery life of phones? Quality of customer service? Using TMobile stores, dealers here in Charlotte? Anyone else here using TMobile who has similar needs as me-- My cell is my only phone (no landline), no family members to share with & don't want to go with any contracts

(Also still considering going with Boostmobile thru Sprint & posted earlier here about that but got very few responses, maybe because it's such a new service, just since Jan 09?)
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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TMobile is in Charlotte now? When did they start up there?
You can sign up for Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, etc. without signing a contract.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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TMobile is in Charlotte now? When did they start up there?
You can sign up for Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, etc. without signing a contract.

T-Mobile bought Suncom - who had been in the Charlotte market for a while.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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T-Mobile bought Suncom - who had been in the Charlotte market for a while.
Ahh ok.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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No complaints about T-Mobile. Been with them maybe 7 years, service transferred from NJ. They have an unlimited plan for $49.99. Also switched to T-Mobile @ Home for $9.99/mo, service w/Verizon was limited in my area (for instance, no Caller ID Call Wait) and too costly. So many options these days ...
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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Saralee,
Thanks for responding. When you say unlimited for $49.99, is that with a contract? (1 yr or 2yrs?) With My Faves? The My Faves plan without a contract I saw has weekday unlimited minutes starting at 9pm instead of 7pm, which kinda sucks. Plus extra weekday minutes past the monthly allowance are priced at 20 cents/minute which seemed high to me. (any way to get this price per min. lower?) And what do you think of their choice of phones-- prices? features? reliability and battery life?

Also with your $9.88 landline, that has to be connected with high-speed internet? (which I don't have, I use broadband wi-fi which I've had with Cricket for 3 months w/ no complaints.) I would have to switch to Time Warner Roadrunner for internet in order to get the TMobile landline? Do you use TMC Roadrunner-- my roommate previously had bad experiences using it, lots of problems.

Would appreciate additional feedback from you or other TMobile users. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Still hoping for more responses. Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:34 AM
 
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Default T-Mobile in the Carolinas is awesome

Great coverage, great cost and the fast data speeds with t-mobile's new HSPA+ data speeds.
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