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Old 01-19-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I have T-mobile for years and it's expensive at $80 for two lines plus taxes/fees making it $93 per month.
I see Metro PCS that uses the same network has two lines with data for $60 including fees and taxes plus they are offering two free phones (not high end but decent 5" screen smartphones) when switching.
Now the main concern is service/signal.
How worse is it when compared against T-mobile?
Can someone who has gone from T-mobile to Metro share experience?
Thanks
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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The signal is going to be the same, they are the same company at this point (as far as network is concerned) but t-mobile traffic takes precedence over metro users. Meaning, if a tower is really congested, metro users are going to be impacted first.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The signal is going to be the same, they are the same company at this point (as far as network is concerned) but t-mobile traffic takes precedence over metro users. Meaning, if a tower is really congested, metro users are going to be impacted first.
Well that's in the paper so I wanted to see if what real users think of it.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I had T Mobile and it was awful.

No service anywhere west of Denver, into the foothills and beyond. It was decent 3G if you stayed on 70, but go a mile or two off and you went right to 1X, more than 5 miles and you had no service.

T Mobile also had a massive data dead zone between Aurora and Denver. If I was driving down Colfax or I70 between Airport and Central, my phone(s) would brick up, and have no connection throughout that entire region. If I was making a phone call anywhere in the metro, I would get these ear piercing screeches every 3-5 mins that would disrupt the call for a few moments.
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I had T Mobile and it was awful.

No service anywhere west of Denver, into the foothills and beyond. It was decent 3G if you stayed on 70, but go a mile or two off and you went right to 1X, more than 5 miles and you had no service.

T Mobile also had a massive data dead zone between Aurora and Denver. If I was driving down Colfax or I70 between Airport and Central, my phone(s) would brick up, and have no connection throughout that entire region. If I was making a phone call anywhere in the metro, I would get these ear piercing screeches every 3-5 mins that would disrupt the call for a few moments.
Interesting.
I have T-mobile since last 5 years and it has no signal in the mountains but never had issues like yours in Denver area.
I've worked in Centennial, Aurora, downtown, Boulder and there were few areas where data didn't get downloaded but phone worked.

Verizon is obviously better but that's also a lot more expensive and I'm trying to go down on monthly payment.
In fact, Verizon has $80 plan for two phones with 12gb data but I only need data on one line and that's also less than 2gb.
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