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Old September 27th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've decided on getting the Samsung Galaxy S3, but with the phone choice out of the way I'm stuck with choosing a carrier and I'm not sure what's best.

I've had Verizon for a while now, and while their service is great, they no longer offer an unlimited data plan. Since I plan on streaming video (Netflix, Youtube) for about 4 hours or so per night, I know I'll need an unlimited data plan. I've narrowed things down to T-mobile and Sprint, but I'm not sure which offers better 4G service. If it helps, I'm less than 100 miles outside Sacramento, and this will be my primary area of use for the phone. Also, I'll likely be going with a minimum talk-time plan with unlimited messaging and data.

So can anyone advise me on which carrier would likely be a better choice?

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Do you have wi-fi when home? Anyway I have Sprint. But I would pick T-Mobile if I was not locked in.
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3G and 4G Wireless Speed Showdown: Which Networks Are Fastest? | PCWorld

T-Mobile's 3G is more than five times faster than Sprint's 3G.
T-Mobile's 4G is twice as fast as Sprint's 4G.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't forget, that your data may be throttled once you hit a certain point, even though the data is unlimited. Although T-Mobile is now offering throttle free data:
http://mobile.theverge.com/2012/8/22/3258573/t-mobile-unthrottled-unlimited-data-plans

If you can, buy the phone outright from Verizon this way you can keep your unlimited data.
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