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Old May 26th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #468 (permalink)
LoyalServant
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Originally Posted by alea View Post
I'm contemplating that, although Tmob coverage map shows Boston is fine and I like the idea of having it directly from htc.
Is there any disadvantage to getting the Tmobile phone vs unlocked, apart from extra bloatware?
And here lies your issue.... facts about the coverage map:
- It does not show you "refarmed" 1900 coverage
- It does not show you LTE coverage
- And... like all carriers their map is somewhat optimistic.
I find that the T-Mobile map is somewhat more optimistic than the AT&T map.
The only one worse is Verizon, they just used the "fill" button on a map.

This is why I say to use the T-Mobile version.
When you are looking at their map, you are looking at their AWS coverage and assuming that is their 1900 coverage footprint as well is going to get you in trouble.
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